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  1. Content type: Research article

    Rhodotorula toruloides is an outstanding producer of lipids and carotenoids. Currently, information on the key metabolic pathways and their molecular basis of regulation remains scarce, severely limiting efforts ...

    Authors: Yanbin Liu, Chong Mei John Koh, Sihui Amy Yap, Minge Du, Mya Myintzu Hlaing and Lianghui Ji

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:14

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    Recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM, recurrent ear infection) is a common childhood disease caused by bacteria termed otopathogens, for which current treatments have limited effectiveness. Generic probiotic therap...

    Authors: Rachael Lappan, Kara Imbrogno, Chisha Sikazwe, Denise Anderson, Danny Mok, Harvey Coates, Shyan Vijayasekaran, Paul Bumbak, Christopher C. Blyth, Sarra E. Jamieson and Christopher S. Peacock

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:13

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The gene expression profile and metabolic pathways of Aspergillus oryzae underlying the anatomical and morphological differentiation across different growth stages have not been fully characterized. The rapid dev...

    Authors: Bin He, Zhihong Hu, Long Ma, Haoran Li, Mingqiang Ai, Jizhong Han and Bin Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:12

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Soil contaminated with the heavy metal Cadmium (Cd) is a widespread problem in many parts of the world. Based on metagenomic analysis, we investigated the functional potential and structural diversity of the m...

    Authors: Gang Feng, Tian Xie, Xin Wang, Jiuyuan Bai, Lin Tang, Hai Zhao, Wei Wei, Maolin Wang and Yun Zhao

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:11

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Two-thirds of the world’s population is thought to be infected by Helicobacter pylori. Although most people infected with H. pylori are asymptomatic, this pathogen is associated with several gastric pathologies i...

    Authors: Phattharaphon Wongphutorn, Chariya Chomvarin, Banchob Sripa, Wises Namwat and Kiatichai Faksri

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:10

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  6. Content type: Methodology Article

    Microbial arrays, with a large number of different strains on a single plate printed with robotic precision, underpin an increasing number of genetic and genomic approaches. These include Synthetic Genetic Arr...

    Authors: David B. H. Barton, Danae Georghiou, Neelam Dave, Majed Alghamdi, Thomas A. Walsh, Edward J. Louis and Steven S. Foster

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:9

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Phosphate is an essential compound for life. Escherichia coli employs a signal transduction pathway that controls the expression of genes that are required for the high-affinity acquisition of phosphate and the u...

    Authors: Ramesh K. Vuppada, Colby R. Hansen, Kirsta A. P. Strickland, Keilen M. Kelly and William R. McCleary

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:8

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Brucellosis incidence in China is divided into three stages: high incidence (1950s–1960s), decline (1970s–1980s), and re-emergence (1990s–2010s). At the re-emergence stage, Brucellosis incidence grew exponentiall...

    Authors: Dong-ri Piao, Xi Liu, Dong-dong Di, Pei Xiao, Zhong-zhi Zhao, Li-qing Xu, Guo-zhong Tian, Hong-yan Zhao, Wei-xing Fan, Bu-yun Cui and Hai Jiang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:7

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hypervirulent K. pneumoniae (hvKp) causes severe community acquired infections, predominantly in Asia. Though initially isolated from liver abscesses, they are now prevalent among invasive infections such as bact...

    Authors: Chaitra Shankar, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Laura Eve Buchnan Nabarro, Raji Ravi, Naveen Kumar Devanga Ragupathi and Priscilla Rupali

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:6

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The intracellular bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila proliferates in human alveolar macrophages, resulting in a severe pneumonia termed Legionnaires’ disease. Throughout the course of infection, L. pneumop...

    Authors: Xiaobo Yu, Rebecca R. Noll, Barbara P. Romero Dueñas, Samual C. Allgood, Kristi Barker, Jeffrey L. Caplan, Matthias P. Machner, Joshua LaBaer, Ji Qiu and M. Ramona Neunuebel

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:5

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Drinking tea constitutes a tradition which is deeply rooted in the culture of several countries. Moreover, in recent years, tea consumption is growing all over the world. Improper herbal tea storage (long peri...

    Authors: Federica Carraturo, Olga De Castro, Jacopo Troisi, Adriana De Luca, Armando Masucci, Paola Cennamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Francesco Aliberti and Marco Guida

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Plague is a flea-borne zoonotic and invasive disease caused by a gram negative coccobacillus bacterium called Yersinia pestis. Plague has caused three devastating pandemics globally namely: the Justinian, Black D...

    Authors: Stanley S. Nyirenda, Bernard M. Hang′ombe, Edgar Simulundu, Evans Mulenga, Ladslav Moonga, Robert S. Machang′u, Gerald Misinzo and Bukheti S. Kilonzo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Demand for high-throughput bioprocessing has dramatically increased especially in the biopharmaceutical industry because the technologies are of vital importance to process optimization and media development. ...

    Authors: Joo Shun Tan, Sahar Abbasiliasi, Saeid Kadkhodaei, Yew Joon Tam, Teck-Kim Tang, Yee-Ying Lee and Arbakariya B. Ariff

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Renewable energy for sustainable development is a subject of a worldwide debate since continuous utilization of non-renewable energy sources has a drastic impact on the environment and economy; a search for al...

    Authors: Kalaiselvi Thangavel, Preethi Radha Krishnan, Srimeena Nagaiah, Senthil Kuppusamy, Senthil Chinnasamy, Jude Sudhagar Rajadorai, Gopal Nellaiappan Olaganathan and Balachandar Dananjeyan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:1

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Blastocystis sp. is a unicellular eukaryote that is commonly found in the human intestine. Its ability to cause disease is debated and a subject for ongoing research. In this study, fa...

    Authors: Joakim Forsell, Johan Bengtsson-Palme, Martin Angelin, Anders Johansson, Birgitta Evengård and Margareta Granlund

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:231

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Water evaporation in solar salterns creates salinity gradients that promote the adaptation of microbial species to different salinities. This competitive habitat challenges the metabolic capabilities of microo...

    Authors: Natalia Conde-Martínez, Alejandro Acosta-González, Luis E. Díaz and Edisson Tello

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:230

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The 6S RNA is a global transcriptional riboregulator, which is exceptionally widespread among most bacterial phyla. While its role is well-characterized in some heterotrophic bacteria, we subjected a cyanobact...

    Authors: Beate Heilmann, Kaisa Hakkila, Jens Georg, Taina Tyystjärvi, Wolfgang R. Hess, Ilka M. Axmann and Dennis Dienst

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:229

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Ustilago esculenta, a pathogenic basidiomycete fungus, infects Zizania latifolia to form edible galls named Jiaobai in China. The distinct growth conditions of U. esculenta induced Z. ...

    Authors: Yafen Zhang, Qianchao Cao, Peng Hu, Haifeng Cui, Xiaoping Yu and Zihong Ye

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:228

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that is recognized as a major cause of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcers, and gastric cancer. Comparable to...

    Authors: Kristy Leker, Ivonne Lozano-Pope, Keya Bandyopadhyay, Biswa P. Choudhury and Marygorret Obonyo

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:226

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacteriophages are viruses that infect Mycobacterium hosts. A large collection of phages known to infect the same bacterial host strain – Mycobacterium smegmatis mc2155 – exhibit substantial diversity and cha...

    Authors: Rebekah M. Dedrick, Travis N. Mavrich, Wei L. Ng and Graham F. Hatfull

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:225

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although plants produce many secondary metabolites, currently none of these are commercial antibiotics. Insects feeding on specific plants can harbour bacterial strains resistant to known antibiotics suggestin...

    Authors: Katarzyna Ignasiak and Anthony Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2017 17:223

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