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  1. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a commensal of healthy adults and an important pathogen in newborns, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals. GBS displays several virulence factors that promote colonisati...

    Authors: Angelica Pellegrini, Chiara Motta, Elisa Bellan Menegussi, Andrea Pierangelini, Simona Viglio, Francesco Coppolino, Concetta Beninati, Vincenzo De Filippis, Giulia Barbieri and Giampiero Pietrocola
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:221
  2. In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, open ditches along innner roads in residential areas serve to convey domestic wastewater and rainwater away from residences. Contamination of drinking water by wastewater through faul...

    Authors: Helina Mogessie, Mengistu Legesse, Aklilu Feleke Hailu, Tilahun Teklehaymanot, Haile Alemayehu, Rajiha Abubeker and Mogessie Ashenafi
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:219
  3. Rhizosphere bacterial community and endophytes are now known to influence plant health and response to environmental stress. Very few studies have reported the diversity of endophytic bacterial communities of Van...

    Authors: Keshika Mahadeo, Ahmed Taïbi, Jean-Christophe Meile, Bertrand Côme, Anne Gauvin-Bialecki, Hasna Boubakri, Aude Herrera-Belaroussi and Hippolyte Kodja
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:218
  4. Rhizoctonia solani is an important plant pathogen worldwide, and causes serious tobacco target spot in tobacco in the last five years. This research studied the biological characteristics of four different anasto...

    Authors: Meili Sun, Hancheng Wang, Guo Ye, Songbai Zhang, Zhen Li, Liuti Cai and Feng Wang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:217
  5. A multidrug-resistant lineage of Staphylococcus epidermidis named ST215 is a common cause of prosthetic joint infections and other deep surgical site infections in Northern Europe, but is not present elsewhere. T...

    Authors: Therese Kellgren, Chinmay Dwibedi, Micael Widerström, David Sundell, Caroline Öhrman, Andreas Sjödin, Tor Monsen, Patrik Rydén and Anders Johansson
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:215
  6. Bergeyella porcorum is a newly identified bacterium that has an ambiguous relationship with pneumonia in pigs. However, few studies have adequately characterized this species.

    Authors: Gang Liu, Chao Chen, Zhikang Jiang, Yu Liu, Xianwen Wang, Lei Qiao, Kang Liu and Xianjie Han
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:214
  7. Addressing microbial resistance urgently calls for alternative treatment options. This study investigates the impact of a bimetallic formulation containing colistin, silver, and copper oxide on a pandrug-resis...

    Authors: Asmaa Abdul Hak, Hamdallah H. Zedan, Hadir A. El-Mahallawy, Gharieb S. El-Sayyad and Mai M. Zafer
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:213
  8. Long-term treatment with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) can lead to the formation of small-colony variants (SCVs) of Staphylococcus aureus. However, the mechanism behind SCVs formation remains poorly underst...

    Authors: Jingwen Zhou, Chunyan He, Han Yang, Wen Shu and Qingzhong Liu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:212
  9. This study investigates the effectiveness of the bacteriophage KZag1 against drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, aiming to assess its potential as a therapeutic agent. The novelty lies in the characterization o...

    Authors: Ebtsam Saqr, Mahmoud W. Sadik, Gamal El-Didamony and Ahmed Askora
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:211
  10. Efficiently mitigating and managing environmental pollution caused by the improper disposal of dyes and effluents from the textile industry is of great importance. This study evaluated the effectiveness of Strept...

    Authors: Mohamed E. El Awady, Fatma N. El-Shall, Ghada E. Mohamed, Ahmed M. Abd-Elaziz, Mohamed O. Abdel-Monem and Mervat G. Hassan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:210
  11. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious worldwide public health concern that needs immediate action. Probiotics could be a promising alternative for fighting antibiotic resistance, displaying beneficial ef...

    Authors: Jaya Verma, Sapna Devi, Anmol Narang, Sukhraj Kaur and Rajesh Kumari Manhas
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:208
  12. Quorum sensing (QS) is a cell density-based intercellular communication system that controls virulence gene expression and biofilm formation. In Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), the LasR system sits at the...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Zhuocheng Yao, Zhenzhi Mao, Miran Tang, Huanchang Chen, Changrui Qian, Weiliang Zeng, Tieli Zhou and Qing Wu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:207
  13. This study aims to examine the impact of PE/PPE gene mutations on the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) in China.

    Authors: Wei-wei Fang, Xiang-long Kong, Jie-yu Yang, Ning-ning Tao, Ya-meng Li, Ting-ting Wang, Ying-Ying Li, Qi-lin Han, Yu-zhen Zhang, Jin-jiang Hu, Huai-chen Li and Yao Liu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:206
  14. The Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) isolates should be distinguished from tuberculosis and identified at the species level for choosing an appropriate treatment plan. In this study, two molecular methods w...

    Authors: Azar Dokht Khosravi, Hossein Meghdadi, Mohammad Hashemzadeh, Ameneh Alami and Mohammad Reza Tabandeh
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:205
  15. The Gastrodia elata Bl. is an orchid, and its growth demands the presence of Armillaria species. The strong competitiveness of Armillaria species has always been a concern of major threat to other soil organisms,...

    Authors: Yanhong Wang, Jiao Xu, Qingsong Yuan, Lanping Guo, Gang Zheng, Chenghong Xiao, Changgui Yang, Weike Jiang and Tao Zhou
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:204
  16. Bacteroides fragilis group (BFG) species are the most significant anaerobic pathogens and are also the most antibiotic-resistant anaerobic species. Therefore, surveying their antimicrobial resistance levels and i...

    Authors: József Sóki, Ingrid Wybo, Zain Baaity, Glória Stefán, Samo Jeverica, Nurver Ulger, Catalina-Suzana Stingu, Bakhtiyar Mahmood, Katalin Burián and Elisabeth Nagy
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:202
  17. People living with HIV (PLWH) are at increased risk of acquisition of multidrug resistant organisms due to higher rates of predisposing factors. The gut microbiome is the main reservoir of the collection of an...

    Authors: Elisa Rubio Garcia, Maria Casadellà, Mariona Parera, Jordi Vila, Roger Paredes and Marc Noguera-Julian
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:201
  18. There is an urgent need for new bioactive molecules with unique mechanisms of action and chemistry to address the issue of incorrect use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, which hurts both the environment...

    Authors: Dina El-Nagar, S. H. Salem, Fatma I. El-Zamik, Howaida M. I. Abd El-Basit, Y. G. M. Galal, SM Soliman, HA Abdel Aziz, M. A. Rizk and El-Sayed R. El-Sayed
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:200
  19. Hemotropic Mycoplasma species (hemoplasmas) cause hemolytic anemia in cats worldwide and are recognized as emerging zoonotic pathogens. There is no comprehensive study on the prevalence and species diversity of h...

    Authors: Elham Hoseinpoor, Ali Goudarztalejerdi and Alireza Sazmand
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:198
  20. Biofilms produced by Candida albicans present a challenge in treatment with antifungal drug. Enhancing the sensitivity to fluconazole (FLC) is a reasonable method for treating FLC-resistant species. Moreover, sev...

    Authors: Sitong Wu, Wei Jia, Yu Lu, Hongkun Jiang, Chunlan Huang, Shifu Tang and Le Du
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:196
  21. Rhizosphere and endophytic fungi play important roles in plant health and crop productivity. However, their community dynamics during the continuous cropping of Knoxia valerianoides have rarely been reported. K. ...

    Authors: Chunju Liu, Lei Zhang, Heng Li, Xiahong He, Jiahong Dong and Bin Qiu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:195
  22. Soybean is the main oilseed cultivated worldwide. Even though Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter of soybean, its production is severely limited by biotic factors. Soil borne diseases are the m...

    Authors: Silas Mian, Andressa Cristina Zamboni Machado, Rodrigo Thibes Hoshino, Mirela Mosela, Allan Yukio Higashi, Gabriel Danilo Shimizu, Gustavo Manoel Teixeira, Alison Fernando Nogueira, Renata Mussoi Giacomin, Luriam Aparecida Brandão Ribeiro, Alessandra Koltun, Rafael de Assis and Leandro Simões Azeredo Gonçalves
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:194
  23. Optimal exploitation of the huge amounts of agro-industrial residuals that are produced annually, which endangers the ecosystem and ultimately contributes to climate change, is one of the solutions available t...

    Authors: Mohamed Abdelraof, Mohamed U. Nooman, Amr H. Hashem and Amr S. Al-kashef
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:193
  24. HIV-infected persons demonstrate notable disturbances in their intestinal microbiota; however, the impact of intestinal microbiota on HIV susceptibility in men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as the effec...

    Authors: Yuansheng Fu, Susu Ke, Gan Tang, Qisheng Guo, Qian Guo, Ziwei Wang, Ruixue Leng and Yinguang Fan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:192
  25. The main natural reservoir for Campylobacter jejuni is the avian intestinal tract. There, C. jejuni multiplies optimally at 42 °C – the avian body temperature. After infecting humans through oral intake, the bact...

    Authors: Annika Dreyer, Wycliffe O. Masanta, Raimond Lugert, Wolfgang Bohne, Uwe Groß, Andreas Leha, Mohammed Dakna, Christof Lenz and Andreas E. Zautner
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:191
  26. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common bacterial infections, primarily caused by uropathogenic Escherichia coli (UPEC), leading to significant health issues and economic burden. Although antibiotics have been...

    Authors: Wen-Chun Huang, Ida Bagus Nyoman Putra Dwija, Masayuki Hashimoto, Jiunn-Jong Wu, Ming-Cheng Wang, Cheng-Yen Kao, Wei-Hung Lin, Shuying Wang and Ching-Hao Teng
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:190
  27. The study aims to analyze the epidemiology of preservation fluid (PF) contamination and investigate the impact of PF contamination and possible donor-derived infections(p-DDI) on early postoperative prognosis ...

    Authors: Fei Zhang, Wenbo Wang, Jinbiao Zhong, Handong Ding, Guiyi Liao and Chaozhao Liang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:189
  28. Dairy buffaloes are typically fed a high-forage, low-quality diet with high fiber. These conditions result in an inherent energy and protein inefficiency. In order to make full and rational use of feed resourc...

    Authors: Shichun He, Ruiyun Zhang, Rongjiao Wang, Dongwang Wu, Sifan Dai, Zibei Wang, Tao Chen, Huaming Mao and Qing Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:188
  29. Rapid antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) is urgently needed to provide safer treatment to counteract antimicrobial resistance. This is critical in septic patients, because resistance increases empiric ...

    Authors: C. Pina-Vaz, A. Silva-Dias, I. Martins-Oliveira, R. Gomes, B. Perez-Viso, S. Cruz, A. G. Rodrigues, A. Sarmento and R. Cantón
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:187
  30. Schaalia species are primarily found among the oral microbiota of humans and other animals. They have been associated with various infections through their involvement in biofilm formation, modulation of host res...

    Authors: Xuechen Tian, Wee Fei Aaron Teo, Yixin Yang, Linyinxue Dong, Aloysius Wong, Li Chen, Halah Ahmed, Siew Woh Choo, Nicholas S. Jakubovics and Geok Yuan Annie Tan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:185
  31. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen responsible for complicated UTIs and exhibits high antibiotic resistance, leading to increased mortality rates, especially in cases of multidrug-resistant strai...

    Authors: Mohamed T. Shaaban, Mohamed Abdel-Raouf, Muhammad Zayed and Mahmoud A. Emara
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:184
  32. Prebiotic fibers are non-digestible substrates that modulate the gut microbiome by promoting expansion of microbes having the genetic and physiological potential to utilize those molecules. Although several pr...

    Authors: Car Reen Kok, Devin J. Rose, Juan Cui, Lisa Whisenhunt and Robert Hutkins
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:183
  33. It is vital to understand healthy gut microbiota composition throughout early life stages when environments are changing, and immunity is developing. There are limited large-scale longitudinal studies classify...

    Authors: Maddison Arsenault, Brandon Lillie, Khurram Nadeem, Ehsan Khafipour and Abdolvahab Farzan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:182
  34. Lignin is an intricate phenolic polymer found in plant cell walls that has tremendous potential for being converted into value-added products with the possibility of significantly increasing the economics of b...

    Authors: Nadia Sufdar Ali, Subarna Thakur, Mengwei Ye, Fanny Monteil-Rivera, Youlian Pan, Wensheng Qin and Trent Chunzhong Yang
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:181
  35. Cobweb disease is a fungal disease that commonly affects the cultivation and production of edible mushrooms, leading to serious yield and economic losses. It is considered a major fungal disease in the realm o...

    Authors: Keqin Peng, Meiling Lin, Xiaoxiao Yuan, Changtian Li, Xiangyu Zeng, Fenghua Tian and Yu Li
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:180
  36. Ticks are blood-feeding significant arthropods that can harbour various microorganisms, including pathogens that pose health risks to humans and animals. Tick-symbiont microorganisms are believed to influence ...

    Authors: Bin Xu, Mengjie Gu, Qunfeng Wu, Chang Shu, Wenbo Tan, Suwen Wang, Zhengwei Zhong, Xiaoling Wang, Jian Li, Jingwen Wang, Yuanzhi Wang and Wei Hu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:179
  37. The emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli strains poses significant challenges in clinical settings, particularly when these strains harbor New Delhi metallo-ß-lactamase (NDM) gene, which confer...

    Authors: Dengke Han, Suzhen Ma, Chenhong He, Yuxing Yang, Peng Li and Lanfen Lu
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:178
  38. Clostridioides difficile is the main pathogen of antimicrobial-associated diarrhoea and health care facility-associated infectious diarrhoea. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, toxin genotypes, and a...

    Authors: Sukai Zhang, Chen Ma, Haiyue Zhang, Congcong Zhao, Ruibing Guo, Jiahao Liu, Jing Wang, Jing Yuan, Kai Jia, Airong Wu, Yanjiong Chen and Jin’e Lei
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:177
  39. Mangrove sediment microbes are increasingly attracting scientific attention due to their demonstrated capacity for diverse bioremediation activities, encompassing a wide range of environmental contaminants.

    Authors: Sultan M. Alsharif, Mohamed Ismaeil, Ali M. Saeed and Wael S. El-Sayed
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:176

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  40. Data about the prevalence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) production in P. aeruginosa compared to the Enterobacteriaceae family is limited. The availabi...

    Authors: Soha S. Abdelrahim, Noha A. Hassuna, Nancy G. F. M. Waly, Dalia N. Kotb, Haitham Abdelhamid and Shaimaa Zaki
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:175
  41. Colistin is a last-resort antibiotic used in extreme cases of multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative bacterial infections. Colistin resistance has increased in recent years and often goes undetected due to t...

    Authors: Absar Talat, Fatima Khan and Asad U. Khan
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:174
  42. This study aimed to discuss the distinctive features of the intestinal microbiota in neonates with hyperbilirubinemia and to comprehensively analyse the composition of the intestinal microbiota as well as the ...

    Authors: Junguo Li, Shenglin Ye, Xinyuan Huang, Guolong Yang, Yijin Wang, Jianghui Zeng and Chunhui Lai
    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2024 24:171

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