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  1. 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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    An issue associated with efficient bioethanol production is the fact that the desired product is toxic to the biocatalyst. Among other effects, ethanol has previously been found to influence the membrane of E. co...

    Authors: Katherine M. Lupino, Kymberleigh A. Romano, Matthew J. Simons, John T. Gregg, Leanna Panepinto, Ghislaine M. Cruz, Lauren Grajek, Gregory A. Caputo, Mark J. Hickman and Gregory B. Hecht

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:36

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Enterocytozoon bieneusi, the most commonly identified microsporidian species in humans, is also identified in livestock, birds, rodents, reptiles, companion animals, even wastewater. However, there is no informat...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Wei Li, Zhijun Zhong, Yijun Chai, Leli Yang, Hang Zheng, Wuyou Wang, Hualin Fu, Min He, Xiangming Huang, Zhicai Zuo, Ya Wang, Suizhong Cao, Haifeng Liu, Xiaoping Ma, Kongju Wu…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:37

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  8. Content type: Research

    Staphylococcus aureus cell wall anchored Serine Aspartate repeat containing protein D (SdrD) is a member of the microbial surface component recognising adhesive matrix molecules (MSCRAMMs). It is involved in the ...

    Authors: Clement Ajayi, Espen Åberg, Fatemeh Askarian, Johanna U. E. Sollid, Mona Johannessen and Anne-Merethe Hanssen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:34

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Porcine tonsils are lympho-epithelial tissues, colonized by numerous bacteria and viruses, that act as a reservoir for both host-specific pathogens and zoonotic pathogens with a high potential of transmission ...

    Authors: Luis Carlos Pena Cortes, Rhiannon M. LeVeque, Julie Funk, Terence L. Marsh and Martha H. Mulks

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:35

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Many gram-negative bacteria produce an outer membrane phospholipase A (PldA) that plays an important role in outer membrane function and is associated with virulence.

    Authors: Christopher M. Stead, Diane C. Cockrell, Paul A. Beare, Heather E. Miller and Robert A. Heinzen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:33

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Mycobacteriosis caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), is among the most chronic diseases of aquatic animals. In addition, fish mycobacteriosis has substantial economic consequences especially in the aq...

    Authors: Nomakorinte Gcebe, Anita L. Michel and Tiny Motlatso Hlokwe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:32

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  12. Content type: Correction

    Upon publication of the original article (1) it was highlighted by the authors that a grant awarded to support the research work of the study was missed in the acknowledgements. It should also be acknowledged ...

    Authors: Shijun Li, Qing Ma, Hong Chen, Dingming Wang, Ying Liu, Xiaoyu Wei, Lv You, Guanghai Yao, Kecheng Tian and Guangpeng Tang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:31

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2015 15:77

  13. Content type: Research article

    Changes in nutrient availability have dramatic and well-defined impacts on both transcription and translation in bacterial cells. At the same time, the role of post-translational control in adaptation to nutri...

    Authors: Norbert S. Hill, Jason D. Zuke, P. J. Buske, An-Chun Chien and Petra Anne Levin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:29

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We and others have previously shown that alterations in the mammalian gut microbiome are associated with diet, notably early life exposure to a maternal high fat diet (HFD). Here, we aimed to further these stu...

    Authors: Ryan M. Pace, Amanda L. Prince, Jun Ma, Benjamin D. W. Belfort, Alexia S. Harvey, Min Hu, Karalee Baquero, Peter Blundell, Diana Takahashi, Tyler Dean, Paul Kievit, Elinor L. Sullivan, Jacob E. Friedman, Kevin Grove and Kjersti M. Aagaard

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The expansion of offshore oil exploration increases the risk of marine species being exposed to oil pollution in currently pristine areas. The adverse effects of oil exposure through toxic properties of polycy...

    Authors: Andrea Bagi, Even Sannes Riiser, Hilde Steine Molland, Bastiaan Star, Thomas H. A. Haverkamp, Magne Olav Sydnes and Daniela Maria Pampanin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:25

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The spreading of antibiotic resistant bacteria is becoming nowadays an alarming threat to human and animal health. There is increasing evidence showing that wild birds could significantly contribute to the tra...

    Authors: Houssem Ben Yahia, Rym Ben Sallem, Ghassan Tayh, Naouel Klibi, Insaf Ben Amor, Haythem Gharsa, Abdellatif Boudabbous and Karim Ben Slama

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:26

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Within the polymicrobial dental plaque biofilm, bacteria kill competitors by excreting mixtures of bacteriocins, resulting in improved fitness and survival. Inhibiting their bacteriocin synthesis might therefo...

    Authors: Priyanka Premnath, Michael Reck, Kathrin Wittstein, Marc Stadler and Irene Wagner-Döbler

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:24

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria are successful colonizers of the human nasopharynx and often possess genes aliB-like ORF 1 and 2 in place of capsule genes. AliB-like ORF 2 binds peptide FPPQSV, ...

    Authors: Fauzy Nasher, Sunniva Förster, Efe C. Yildirim, Denis Grandgirard, Stephen L. Leib, Manfred Heller and Lucy J. Hathaway

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:23

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to identify mutations of rpoB, katG, inhA and ahp-genes associated Mycobacterium tuberculosis resistance to rifampicin (RIF) and isoniazid (INH) in Kyrgyz Republic. We studied 633 smear ...

    Authors: Jainagul Isakova, Nurmira Sovkhozova, Denis Vinnikov, Zoy Goncharova, Elnura Talaibekova, Nazira Aldasheva and Almaz Aldashev

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:22

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study was conducted to examine effects of nitrate on ruminal methane production, methanogen abundance, and composition. Six rumen-fistulated Limousin×Jinnan steers were fed diets supplemented with either ...

    Authors: Liping Zhao, Qingxiang Meng, Yan Li, Hao Wu, Yunlong Huo, Xinzhuang Zhang and Zhenming Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:21

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The cyclic-di-GMP (c-di-GMP) second messenger exemplifies a signaling system that regulates many bacterial behaviors of key importance; among them, c-di-GMP controls the transition between motile and sessile l...

    Authors: Alberto Ramírez Mata, César Millán Pacheco, José F. Cruz Pérez, Martha Minjárez Sáenz and Beatriz E. Baca

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:20

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  22. Content type: Research article

    A remarkable exception to the large genetic diversity often observed for bacteriophages infecting a specific bacterial host was found for the Cutibacterium acnes (formerly Propionibacterium acnes) phages, which a...

    Authors: Lucy Cheng, Laura J. Marinelli, Noël Grosset, Sorel T. Fitz-Gibbon, Charles A. Bowman, Brian Q. Dang, Daniel A. Russell, Deborah Jacobs-Sera, Baochen Shi, Matteo Pellegrini, Jeff F. Miller, Michel Gautier, Graham F. Hatfull and Robert L. Modlin

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:19

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  23. Content type: Research article

    During the past decades, Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (SDSE) has been increasingly recognized as an important human pathogen. Osteoarticular infections is one of the predominant disease manif...

    Authors: Oddvar Oppegaard, Haima Mylvaganam, Steinar Skrede and Bård Reiakvam Kittang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2018 18:17

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