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  1. Psyllids (Hemiptera: Psylloidea) comprise a group of plant sap-sucking insects that includes important agricultural pests. They have close associations not only with plant pathogens, but also with various micr...

    Authors: Atsushi Nakabachi, Hiromitsu Inoue and Yuu Hirose
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:15
  2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes a wide range of acute and chronic infections and is frequently associated with healthcare-associated infections. Because of its ability to rapidly a...

    Authors: Shamima Nasrin, Nicolas Hegerle, Shaichi Sen, Joseph Nkeze, Sunil Sen, Jasnehta Permala-Booth, Myeongjin Choi, James Sinclair, Milagritos D. Tapia, J. Kristie Johnson, Samba O. Sow, Joshua T. Thaden, Vance G. Fowler Jr, Karen A. Krogfelt, Annelie Brauner, Efthymia Protonotariou…
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:13
  3. Ginseng red skin root syndrome (GRS) is one of the most common ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) diseases. It leads to a severe decline in P. ginseng quality and seriously affects the P. ginseng industry in China. Ho...

    Authors: Ling Dong, Xingbo Bian, Yan Zhao, He Yang, Yonghua Xu, Yongzhong Han and Lianxue Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:12
  4. Changes in the fungal community in the litter decomposition by invasive plants can negatively impact nutrient cycling in natural ecosystems. One still does not know the dimension of this hypothesis, but appare...

    Authors: Jaqueline Bail, Jose Alejandro Morales Gomez, Giselle Cristina de Oliveira Vaz, Wagner Antonio Chiba de Castro and Rafaella Costa Bonugli-Santos
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:10
  5. Peanut stem rot is a serious plant disease that causes great economic losses. At present, there are no effective measures to prevent or control the occurrence of this plant disease. Biological control is one o...

    Authors: Fengying Liu, Shan Yang, Fenghua Xu, Zhen Zhang, Yifang Lu, Juanmei Zhang and Gang Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:9
  6. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease that is increasing in prevalence worldwide. One of the contributing factors to the pathogenesis of T1D is the composition of the intestinal microbiota, as has bee...

    Authors: Eric Marietta, Irina Horwath, Stephanie Meyer, Shahryar Khaleghi-Rostamkolaei, Eric Norman, David Luckey, Baskar Balakrishnan, Ashutosh Mangalam, Rok Seon Choung, Veena Taneja and Joseph A. Murray
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:8
  7. Urogenital microbiota may be associated with the recurrence of bladder cancer, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. The notion that microbiota can upregulate PD-L1 expression in certain epithelial tum...

    Authors: Chunxiao Chen, Zehai Huang, Pengcheng Huang, Kun Li, Jiarong Zeng, Yuehui Wen, Biao Li, Jie Zhao and Peng Wu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:7
  8. Aquatic matrices impacted by sewage may shelter carbapenem-resistant (CR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) harboring resistance genes of public health concern. In this study, sewage treatment plants (STPs) servicin...

    Authors: Alex Leite Pereira, Pâmela Maria de Oliveira, Célio Faria-Junior, Everton Giovanni Alves, Glaura Regina de Castro e Caldo Lima, Thaís Alves da Costa Lamounier, Rodrigo Haddad and Wildo Navegantes de Araújo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:6
  9. Lifestyle and physiological variables on human disease risk have been revealed to be mediated by gut microbiota. Low concordance between case-control studies for detecting disease-associated microbe existed du...

    Authors: Congmin Zhu, Xin Wang, Jianchu Li, Rui Jiang, Hui Chen, Ting Chen and Yuqing Yang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:4
  10. Members of the Bacillus genus produce a large variety of antimicrobial peptides including linear or cyclic lipopeptides and thiopeptides, that often have a broad spectrum of action against Gram-positive and Gram-...

    Authors: Anella Saggese, Ylenia De Luca, Loredana Baccigalupi and Ezio Ricca
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:3
  11. The interplay between the gut microbiota and feeding behavior has consequences for host metabolism and health. The present study aimed to explore gut microbiota overall influence on feeding behavior traits and...

    Authors: Yuqing He, Francesco Tiezzi, Jeremy Howard, Yijian Huang, Kent Gray and Christian Maltecca
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2022 22:1
  12. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is a current worldwide threat for which the immunological features after infection nee...

    Authors: Li Yang, Qiang Xu, Bin Yang, Jiayu Li, Rong Dong, Jingjing Da, Zhixu Ye, Yongjie Xu, Hourong Zhou, Xiangyan Zhang, Lin Liu, Yan Zha and Fuxun Yu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:351
  13. Conventional turnaround time (TAT) for positive blood culture (PBC) identification (ID) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is 2–3 days. We evaluated the TAT and ID/AST performance using clinical an...

    Authors: Dorothy T. T. Sze, Candy C. Y. Lau, Tsz-Ming Chan, Edmond S. K. Ma and Bone S. F. Tang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:350
  14. One limiting factor of short amplicon 16S rRNA gene sequencing approaches is the use of low DNA amounts in the amplicon generation step. Especially for low-biomass samples, insufficient or even commonly undete...

    Authors: Isabel Abellan-Schneyder, Andrea Janina Schusser and Klaus Neuhaus
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:349
  15. Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a common problem in pregnant women and about 40% of women with untreated asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy develop pyelonephritis, which might lead to low birth weight, prem...

    Authors: Duresa Abu, Teferra Abula, Tesfu Zewdu, Muluken Berhanu and Tamiru Sahilu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:348
  16. Biofilms are a main pathogenicity feature of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and has a significant role in antibiotic resistance and persistent infections in humans. We investigated the in vitro activities of antibiotic c...

    Authors: Esmat Kamali, Ailar Jamali, Ahdieh Izanloo and Abdollah Ardebili
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:347
  17. Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc) causes soft-rot disease in a wide variety of plants resulting in economic losses worldwide. It produces various types of bacteriocin to compete against related ...

    Authors: Huang-Pin Wu, Reymund C. Derilo, Han-Ling Chen, Tzu-Rung Li, Ruchi Briam James S. Lagitnay, Yung-Chieh Chan, Yutin Chuang and Duen-Yau Chuang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:345
  18. Catabolite control protein A (CcpA) regulates the transcription of lactate dehydrogenase and pyruvate formate-lyase in Streptococcus bovis, but knowledge of its role in response to different pH is still limited. ...

    Authors: Yaqian Jin, Chao Wang, Yaotian Fan, Mawda Elmhadi, Ying Zhang and Hongrong Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:344
  19. This study aimed to evaluate the occurrence of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae in sputum of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) using culture and multiplex polymerase chain reacti...

    Authors: Ahmad Farajzadeh Sheikh, Robab Rahimi, Hossein Meghdadi, Ameneh Alami and Morteza Saki
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:343

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:59

  20. With the increase of detection rate and long treatment period, nocardiosis has become a noticeable problem in China. However, there are limited large-scale studies on the epidemiology and antimicrobial suscept...

    Authors: Ming Wei, Xinmin Xu, Jingxian Yang, Peng Wang, Yongzhe Liu, Shuai Wang, Chunxia Yang and Li Gu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:342
  21. Fungal infections impact over 25% of the global population. For the opportunistic fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, infection leads to cryptococcosis. In the presence of the host, disease is enabled by el...

    Authors: B. Ball, E. Woroszchuk, A. Sukumaran, H. West, A. Afaq, D. Carruthers-Lay, B. Muselius, L. Gee, M. Langille, S. Pladwig, S. Kazi, A. Hendriks and J. Geddes-McAlister
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:341
  22. Bilophila wadsworthia, a strictly anaerobic, sulfite-reducing bacterium and common member of the human gut microbiota, has been associated with diseases such as appendicitis and colitis. It is specialized on orga...

    Authors: Anna G. Burrichter, Stefanie Dörr, Paavo Bergmann, Sebastian Haiß, Anja Keller, Corentin Fournier, Paolo Franchini, Erika Isono and David Schleheck
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:340
  23. Blastocystis is a typical anaerobic colon protist in humans with controversial pathogenicity and has relation with alterations in the intestinal microbiota composition (dysbiosis), whose eventual indicator is the...

    Authors: Claudia Muñoz Yañez, Alejandra Méndez Hernández, Alondra Martínez Sandoval, María Aurora Maravilla Domínguez, Soraya Amalí Zavaleta Muñiz and Janeth Oliva Guangorena Gómez
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:339
  24. This study was undertaken to identify and functionally characterize virulence genes from Salmonella isolates in street food and stool cultures. From February 2017 to May 2018, clinical and food Salmonella strains...

    Authors: Marguerite E. M. Nikiema, Solange Kakou-ngazoa, Absatou Ky/Ba, Aboubacar Sylla, Evariste Bako, Ameyo Yayra Audrey Addablah, Jean Bienvenue Ouoba, Emmanuel Sampo, Kobo Gnada, Oumarou Zongo, Kuan Abdoulaye Traoré, Adama Sanou, Isidore Juste Ouindgueta Bonkoungou, Rasmata Ouédraogo, Nicolas Barro and Lassana Sangaré
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:338
  25. Microbial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere play pivotal roles in determining plant health and yield. Manipulation of the rhizosphere microbial community is a promising means to enhance the productivity o...

    Authors: Blessing Chidinma Nwachukwu, Ayansina Segun Ayangbenro and Olubukola Oluranti Babalola
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:337
  26. The straw mushroom (Volvariella volvacea) is one of the important vegetables that is popular for its delicious taste. However, the straw mushroom is sensitive to low temperature, resulting in economic loss during...

    Authors: Peng Li, Cong Hu, Yujie Li, Lei Ge, Guogan Wu, Beibei Lv, Wei Jiang and Dandan Xi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:336
  27. The native potatoes (Solanum tuberosum subsp. tuberosum L.) grown in Chile (Chiloé) represent a new, unexplored source of endophytes to find potential biological control agents for the prevention of bacterial dis...

    Authors: Natalia Padilla-Gálvez, Paola Luengo-Uribe, Sandra Mancilla, Amandine Maurin, Claudia Torres, Pamela Ruiz, Andrés France, Ivette Acuña and Homero Urrutia
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:335
  28. Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR) is an acute or peracute contagious transboundary viral disease that mainly affects caprine and ovine and causes significant economic impact in developing countries. After two P...

    Authors: Faisal Polis Khoran, Elham Potros Candlan, Abdulwahed Ahmed Hassan, Fanar A. Isihak, Amir Abdulmawjood and Izhar U. H. Khan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:334
  29. Intra-wound vancomycin powder (VP) has been used in clinical practice to prevent periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) after primary knee/hip arthroplasty. The role of intra-wound VP in the setting of debrideme...

    Authors: Jian Wei, Kai Tong, Siqi Zhou, Hui Wang, Yinxian Wen and Liaobin Chen
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:333
  30. Nocardia species are ubiquitous in natural environments and can cause nocardiosis. In the present study, the use of Resazurin salt and Spectrophotometry were proposed as alternative methods to reduce subjectivity...

    Authors: Vivian Caso Coelho, Samara D’Ajuda Pereira Neves, Mauro Cintra Giudice, Gil Benard, Marta Heloisa Lopes and Paula Keiko Sato
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:331
  31. Escherichia coli is a major neonatal pathogen and the leading cause of early-onset sepsis in preterm newborns. Maternal E. coli strains are transmitted to the newborn causing invasive neonatal disease. However, ...

    Authors: Marvin Williams, Alyssa B. Jones, Amanda L. Maxedon, Jennifer E. Tabakh, Cindy B. McCloskey, David E. Bard, Daniel P. Heruth and Susana Chavez-Bueno
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:330

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2022 22:40

  32. Staphylococcus aureus is a gram-positive bacterium that causes serious infection. With the increasing resistance of bacteria to current antibiotics, it is necessary to learn more about the molecular mechanism an...

    Authors: Jia-xin Li, Xun-jie Cao, Yuan-yi Huang, Ya-ping Li, Zi-yuan Yu, Min Lin, Qiu-ying Li, Ji-chun Chen and Xu-guang Guo
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:329
  33. The spontaneous osteoarthritis (OA) in rhesus macaque is similar to OA in human, which maintains an upright body posture and shows very similar biomechanical properties of bones to humans. At present, there is...

    Authors: Yaping Yan, Xiaoyan Yi, Yanchao Duan, Bin Jiang, Tianzhuang Huang, Briauna Marie Inglis, Bingrong Zheng and Wei Si
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:328
  34. Listeria monocytogenes is one of the deadliest foodborne pathogens. The bacterium can tolerate severe environments through biofilm formation and antimicrobial resistance. This study aimed to investigate the antim...

    Authors: Liting Wu, Hongduo Bao, Zhengquan Yang, Tao He, Yuan Tian, Yan Zhou, Maoda Pang, Ran Wang and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:327
  35. The recent rise and spread of carbapenem-resistant pathogens pose an urgent threat to public health and has fueled the search for new therapies. Localized delivery of topical antibiotics is an alternative for ...

    Authors: Sun Hee Moon, Yihong Kaufmann, Ryoichi Fujiwara and En Huang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:326
  36. To initiate fecal and oral collections in prospective cohort studies for microbial analyses, it is essential to understand how field conditions and geographic differences may impact microbial communities. This...

    Authors: Zeni Wu, Autumn G. Hullings, Reza Ghanbari, Arash Etemadi, Yunhu Wan, Bin Zhu, Hossein Poustchi, Behnam Bagheri Fahraji, Mohammad Javad Zare Sakhvidi, Jianxin Shi, Rob Knight, Reza Malekzadeh, Rashmi Sinha and Emily Vogtmann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:324
  37. Plant parasitic nematodes (PPNs) are responsible for causing many plant diseases and are extremely difficult to control at present. Currently, due to the negative effects of chemical agents on the environment ...

    Authors: Xinyue Zhang, Hui Zhang, Zhaochun Jiang, Qing Bai, Shishi Wu, Yong Wang, Cheng Li, Xiangyu Zeng, Xiuhai Gan, Xin Xie, Zhong Li and Zaifu Yang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:323
  38. Penicillin was the first and most famous fungal secondary metabolite used as broad spectrum antibiotic that revolutionarised pharmaceutical research and also saved millions of lives. The over optimistic belief...

    Authors: Saeed Ullah Khattak, Ghosia Lutfullah, Zafar Iqbal, Jamshaid Ahmad, Irshad Ur Rehman, Yanbin Shi and Saima Ikram
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:322
  39. Colistin is used against multi-drug resistant pathogens, yet resistance emerges through dissemination of plasmid-mediated genes (mcr) or chromosomal mutation of genes involved in lipopolysaccharide synthesis (i.e...

    Authors: Diana Albertos Torres, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Nicole Joosse, Claudia Lang, Olivier Dubuis, Magdalena Nüesch-Inderbinen, Vladimira Hinic and Adrian Egli
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:321
  40. Tetragenococcus (T.) halophilus can be isolated from a variety of fermented foods, such as soy sauce, different soy pastes, salted fish sauce and from cheese brine or degraded sugar beet thick juice. This specie...

    Authors: Tobias Link, Rudi F. Vogel and Matthias A. Ehrmann
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:320
  41. Tuberculosis (TB) remains an important public health problem since it is the major cause of elevated morbidity and mortality globally. Previous works have shown that Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb); the prime ca...

    Authors: Neha Khosla, Seema Madhumal Thayil, Rajinder Kaur and Anup Kumar Kesavan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:319
  42. Solid-state fermentation is a fungal culture technique used to produce compounds and products of industrial interest. The growth behaviour of filamentous fungi on solid media is challenging to study due to the...

    Authors: Hassan Khalil, Estelle Legin, Bernard Kurek, Patrick Perre and Behnam Taidi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:318
  43. The root-zone restriction cultivation technique is used to achieve superior fruit quality at the cost of limited vegetative and enhanced reproductive development of grapevines. Fungal interactions and diversit...

    Authors: Muhammad Salman Zahid, Dongmei Li, Hafiz Umer Javed, Irfan Ali Sabir, Lei Wang, Songtao Jiu, Shiren Song, Chao Ma, Dapeng Wang, Caixi Zhang, Xuhui Zhou, Wenping Xu and Shiping Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2021 21:317

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