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  1. Content type: Research article

    Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) have several biochemical advantageous properties especially for a candidate of drug carrier. However, the non-conjugated AuNP has a higher rate of cellular uptake than the conjugated ...

    Authors: Sujittra Taratummarat, Naunpun Sangphech, Chau Tran Bao Vu, Tanapat Palaga, Thunnicha Ondee, Saowapha Surawut, Amornpun Sereemaspun, Patcharee Ritprajak and Asada Leelahavanichkul

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:85

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Yersinia enterocolitica is widespread within the humans, pigs and wild boars. The low isolation rate of Y. enterocolitica from food or environmental and clinical samples may be caused by limited sensitivity of cu...

    Authors: Katarzyna Morka, Jarosław Bystroń, Jacek Bania, Agnieszka Korzeniowska-Kowal, Kamila Korzekwa, Katarzyna Guz-Regner and Gabriela Bugla-Płoskońska

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:86

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    The pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection-induced duodenal ulcer remains to be elucidated. Duodenal mucosal bicarbonate secretion is the most important protective factor against acid-induced m...

    Authors: Guorong Wen, Shili Deng, Wenfeng Song, Hai Jin, Jingyu Xu, Xuemei Liu, Rui Xie, Penghong Song and Biguang Tuo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:87

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  4. Content type: Methodology article

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen responsible for both acute and chronic infections in humans. In particular, its ability to form biofilm, on biotic and abiotic surfaces, makes it part...

    Authors: Eva Pericolini, Bruna Colombari, Gianmarco Ferretti, Ramona Iseppi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Massimo Girardis, Arianna Sala, Samuele Peppoloni and Elisabetta Blasi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:84

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study investigates a comparative multivariate approach for studying the biodegradation of chemically dispersed oil. The rationale for this approach lies in the inherent complexity of the data and challeng...

    Authors: Deni Ribicic, Kelly Marie McFarlin, Roman Netzer, Odd Gunnar Brakstad, Anika Winkler, Mimmi Throne-Holst and Trond Røvik Størseth

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:83

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Background In many works, the chemical composition of bacterially-produced elemental selenium nanoparticles (Se0-nanoparticles) was investigated using electron dispersive X-ray analysis. The results suggest that ...

    Authors: Janine Kessi and Stefan Hörtensteiner

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:81

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Since recognizing the interaction between Brucella and host cells is crucial to the elucidation of the infectious process, Brucella researches have prioritized the investigation of genes related to pathogenicity....

    Authors: Myunghwan Jung, Soojin Shim, Young Bin Im, Woo Bin Park and Han Sang Yoo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:82

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial ghosts (BGs) are empty bacterial cell envelopes generated by releasing the cellular contents. In this study, a phage infecting Lactobacillus casei ATCC 393 (L. casei 393) was isolated and designated Lcb...

    Authors: Rui Hou, Muzi Li, Tingting Tang, Ruichong Wang, Yijing Li, Yigang Xu, Lijie Tang, Li Wang, Min Liu, Yanping Jiang, Wen Cui and Xinyuan Qiao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:80

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  9. Content type: Research

    Sepsis refers to clinical presentations ranging from mild body dysfunction to multiple organ failure. These clinical symptoms result from a systemic inflammatory response to pathogenic or potentially pathogeni...

    Authors: Monica Martins Pereira Faria, Brent Warren Winston, Michael Gordon Surette and John Maynard Conly

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:79

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Lactococcus lactis is the main component of the mesophilic starters used in cheese manufacture. The success of milk fermentation relies on the viability and metabolic activity of the starter bacteria. Therefore, ...

    Authors: María Jesús López-González, Ana Belén Campelo, Antonia Picon, Ana Rodríguez and Beatriz Martínez

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:76

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Moraxella catarrhalis (M. catarrhalis) is an important bacterial pathogen. However, its antibiotic susceptibility patterns in different areas are difficult to compare because of the use of different methods and j...

    Authors: Wei Shi, Denian Wen, Changhui Chen, Lin Yuan, Wei Gao, Ping Tang, Xiaoping Cheng and Kaihu Yao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:77

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Salmonella vaccination is one of the control measure that farmers can use to reduce bacterial shedding in their flocks. This study aimed to examine the efficacy of the Vaxsafe® ST (Strain STM-1) attenuated live v...

    Authors: Pardeep Sharma, Charles Caraguel, Margaret Sexton, Andrea McWhorter, Greg Underwood, Karen Holden and Kapil Chousalkar

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:78

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaire’s disease, may enter a viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state triggered by environmental stress conditions. Specific outer-membrane epitopes of L. pneumo...

    Authors: Barbara Schrammel, Markus Petzold, Sílvia Cervero-Aragó, Regina Sommer, Christian Lück and Alexander Kirschner

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:75

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Efficient bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol is one of key challenges in the situation of increasing bioethanol demand. The ethanologenic microbes for such conversion are required to posses...

    Authors: Nadchanok Rodrussamee, Pachara Sattayawat and Mamoru Yamada

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:73

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) caused by Mycobacterium bovis is the most serious endemic disease affecting livestock in the UK. The European badger (Meles meles) is the most important wildlife reservoir of bTB transmi...

    Authors: Anna Stedman, Carlos Maluquer de Motes, Sandrine Lesellier, Deanna Dalley, Mark Chambers and Jorge Gutierrez-Merino

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:74

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tween® 80 is a frequently used supplement of media for the cultivation of lactic acid bacteria. We investigated its effect on the cell physiology and stress tolerance of Lactobacillus (L.) plantarum. Data on the ...

    Authors: Dominik Reitermayer, Thomas A. Kafka, Christian A. Lenz and Rudi F. Vogel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:72

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The rumen bacterial community plays a critical role in feeds degradation and productivity. The effects of different forage to concentrate ratios on the ruminal microbial population structure have been studied ...

    Authors: Yanliang Bi, Shuqin Zeng, Rong Zhang, Qiyu Diao and Yan Tu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:69

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Actinobacteria are often known to be great producers of antibiotics. The rapid increase in the global burden of antibiotic-resistance with the concurrent decline in the discovery of new antimicrobial molecules...

    Authors: Ranjita Das, Wahengbam Romi, Rictika Das, Hridip Kumar Sharma and Debajit Thakur

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:71

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Bacillus endophyticus is a soil plant-endophytic bacterium, while B. anthracis is the causative agent of anthrax. The virulence factors of B. anthracis are the plasmid encoded tripartite toxins (pXO1) and poly-γ-...

    Authors: Kgaugelo Edward Lekota, Oliver Keoagile Ignatius Bezuidt, Joseph Mafofo, Jasper Rees, Farai Catherine Muchadeyi, Evelyn Madoroba and Henriette van Heerden

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:67

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Microorganisms have evolved a number of mechanisms to thrive in cold environments, including the production of antifreeze proteins, high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and ergosterol. In this work, sev...

    Authors: Pablo Villarreal, Mario Carrasco, Salvador Barahona, Jennifer Alcaíno, Víctor Cifuentes and Marcelo Baeza

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:66

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Two strains of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (ATCC 17802 and 33847) in shrimp, oyster, freshwater fish, pork, chicken and egg fried rice were evaluated for production of hemolysin and exoenzymes of potential importance...

    Authors: Rundong Wang, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang, Yijia Deng, Zhijia Fang, Ying Liu, Qi Deng, Dongfang Sun and Ravi Gooneratne

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:65

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Leptospira interrogans is a pathogenic, spirochetal bacterium that is responsible for leptospirosis, an emerging worldwide zoonosis. Leptospires colonize the renal proximal tubules and chronically infect the kidn...

    Authors: Takayoshi Yamaguchi, Naomi Higa, Nobuhiko Okura, Arina Matsumoto, Idam Hermawan, Tetsu Yamashiro, Toshihiko Suzuki and Claudia Toma

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:64

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Galleria mellonella larvae were infected with conidia of Aspergillus fumigatus and the cellular and humoral immune responses of larvae to the pathogen were characterized as invasive aspergillosis developed.

    Authors: Gerard Sheehan, Gráinne Clarke and Kevin Kavanagh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:63

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  24. Content type: Methodology article

    The development of vaccines and evaluation of novel treatment strategies for invasive group A streptococcal (iGAS) disease requires suitable models of human infection that can be monitored longitudinally and a...

    Authors: L. E. Lamb, X. Zhi, F. Alam, M. Pyzio, C. L. Scudamore, S. Wiles and S. Sriskandan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:60

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  25. Content type: Applied microbiology

    The genus Bacillus includes a great variety of species with potential applications in biotechnology. While species such as B. subtilis or B. licheniformis are well-known and used to provide various products at in...

    Authors: Simon Heinze, Petra Kornberger, Christian Grätz, Wolfgang H. Schwarz, Vladimir V. Zverlov and Wolfgang Liebl

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:56

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Bacillus strains producing highly resistant spores have been isolated from cleanrooms and space craft assembly facilities. Organisms that can survive such conditions merit planetary protection concern and if that...

    Authors: Madhan R. Tirumalai, Victor G. Stepanov, Andrea Wünsche, Saied Montazari, Racquel O. Gonzalez, Kasturi Venkateswaran and George E. Fox

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:57

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Shiga toxin producing E. coli (STEC) is an emerging zoonotic pathogen that can cause acute renal failure, especially in children. Clinical microbiology laboratories may fail to detect STEC and other diarrhoeic E....

    Authors: John Bosco Kalule, Karen H. Keddy and Mark P. Nicol

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:55

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Airway epithelium is the primary target for pathogens. It functions not only as a mechanical barrier, but also as an important sentinel of the innate immune system. However, the interactions and processes betw...

    Authors: Yinghua Li, Guangnan Liu, Jianquan Zhang, Xiaoning Zhong and Zhiyi He

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:58

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Pu-erh tea is a traditional Chinese tea and produced by natural solid-state fermentation. Several studies show that the natural microbiota influence caffeine level in pu-erh tea. Our previous research also fou...

    Authors: Binxing Zhou, Cunqiang Ma, Hongzhen Wang and Tao Xia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:53

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Avian β-defensins (AvBD) are cationic antimicrobial peptides (CAMP) with broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, chemotactic property, and low host cytotoxicity. However, their bactericidal activity is greatly ...

    Authors: Ming Yang, Chunye Zhang, Michael Z. Zhang and Shuping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:54

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Iron plays important roles in the growth, reproduction and pathogenicity of Aeromonas hydrophila. In this study, we detected and compared the mRNA and protein expression profiles of A. hydrophila under normal and...

    Authors: Tao Teng, Bingwen Xi, Kai Chen, Liangkun Pan, Jun Xie and Pao Xu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:52

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Exploiting soil microorganisms in the rhizosphere of plants can significantly improve agricultural productivity; however, the mechanism by which microorganisms specifically affect agricultural productivity is ...

    Authors: Zhaohui Wu, Qingshu Liu, Zhenyu Li, Wei Cheng, Jimin Sun, Zhaohui Guo, Yongmei Li, Jianqun Zhou, Delong Meng, Hongbo Li, Ping Lei and Huaqun Yin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:51

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  33. Content type: Database

    Recent research has provided fascinating indications and evidence that the host health is linked to its microbial inhabitants. Due to the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, more and more d...

    Authors: Yorick Janssens, Joachim Nielandt, Antoon Bronselaer, Nathan Debunne, Frederick Verbeke, Evelien Wynendaele, Filip Van Immerseel, Yves-Paul Vandewynckel, Guy De Tré and Bart De Spiegeleer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:50

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Yersinia pseudotuberculosis is a zoonotic pathogen, causing mild gastrointestinal infection in humans. From this comparatively benign pathogenic species emerged the highly virulent plague bacillus, Yersinia pesti...

    Authors: Samuel J. Willcocks, Richard A. Stabler, Helen S. Atkins, Petra F. Oyston and Brendan W. Wren

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:46

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Pathogen avirulence (Avr) genes can evolve rapidly when challenged by the widespread deployment of host genes for resistance. They can be effectively isolated by positional cloning provided a robust and well-popu...

    Authors: Tonghui Li, Jianqiang Wen, Yaling Zhang, James Correll, Ling Wang and Qinghua Pan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:47

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Identification and characterization of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) with reduced susceptibility to β-lactam antibiotics due to mutations in penicillin binding protein 3 (PBP3) is a clinical challeng...

    Authors: John Thegerström, Erika Matuschek, Yu-Ching Su, Kristian Riesbeck and Fredrik Resman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:48

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Mice are a natural host for Rodentibacter (R.) pneumotropicus. Despite specific monitoring, it is still one of the most important infectious agents in laboratory animals. The objective of this study was to determ...

    Authors: Juliane Fornefett, Jaqueline Krause, Kristin Klose, Felix Fingas, Rayk Hassert, Laurentiu Benga, Thomas Grunwald, Uwe Müller, Wieland Schrödl and Christoph Georg Baums

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:45

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistant Coagulase-negative Staphylococci (CoNS) have limited treatment options, rendered diseases untreatable and made hospitals to be reservoirs of the resistant strains. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Serawit Deyno, Sintayehu Fekadu and Sisay Seyfe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:43

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Brucella causes a chronic and debilitating infection that leads to great economic losses and a public health burden. In this study, we demonstrated the brucellacidal effect of heat shock mediated by the induction...

    Authors: Huynh Tan Hop, Lauren Togonon Arayan, Alisha Wehdnesday Bernardo Reyes, Tran Xuan Ngoc Huy, Won Gi Min, Hu Jang Lee, Man Hee Rhee, Hong Hee Chang and Suk Kim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:44

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The formation of biofilms and subsequent encasement of bacterial cells in a complex matrix can enhance resistance to antimicrobials and sterilizing agents making these organisms difficult to eradicate and cont...

    Authors: Salma A Lajhar, Jeremy Brownlie and Robert Barlow

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:41

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2018 18:61

  41. Content type: Research article

    Alleviating arsenic (As) contamination is a high-priority environmental issue. Hyperaccumulator plants may harbor endophytic bacteria able to detoxify As. Therefore, we investigated the distribution, diversity...

    Authors: Yunfu Gu, Yingyan Wang, Yihao Sun, Ke Zhao, Quanju Xiang, Xiumei Yu, Xiaoping Zhang and Qiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:42

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Over 65% of human infections are ascribed to bacterial biofilms that are often highly resistant to antibiotics and host immunity. Staphylococcus epidermidis is the predominant cause of recurrent nosocomial and bi...

    Authors: Charles Ochieng’ Olwal, Paul Oyieng’ Ang’ienda, David Miruka Onyango and Daniel Otieno Ochiel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:40

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  43. Content type: Methodology Article

    Global warming has triggered an increase in the prevalence and severity of coral disease, yet little is known about coral/pathogen interactions in the early stages of infection. The point of entry of the patho...

    Authors: E. Gibbin, A. Gavish, I. Domart-Coulon, E. Kramarsky-Winter, O. Shapiro, A. Meibom and A. Vardi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:39

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Carbapenemases-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are a worldwide public health emergency. In Mexico, reports of CPE are limited, particularly in the pediatric population. Here, we describe the clinical, epide...

    Authors: Alejandra Aquino-Andrade, Jocelin Merida-Vieyra, Eduardo Arias de la Garza, Patricia Arzate-Barbosa and Agustín De Colsa Ranero

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:38

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