Microbiological Research

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Sun, 03/22/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Hongduo Bao, Yan Zhou, Khashayar Shahin, Hui Zhang, Fuliang Cao, Maoda Pang, Xuhui Zhang, Shujiao Zhu, Ademola Olaniran, Stefan Schmidt, Ran Wang S. Enteritidis continues to be the most common pathogen of farm animals and a major public health burden worldwide. Using bacteriophages is a potential alternative to antibiotics against S. Enteritidis infection. In this study, the genome...
Wed, 02/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Yibei Zhang, Huanhuan Liu, Dan Gu, Xingxu Lu, Xiaohui Zhou, Xiaodong XiaVibrio parahaemolyticus is a common foodborne pathogen in seafood and represents a major threat to human health worldwide. In this study, we identified that PhoR, a histidine kinase, is involved in the regulation of swarming and flagella assembly. RNA sequencing analysis showed that 1122 genes were differentially...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Shymaa Enany, Samira Zakeer, Ahmed A. SayedAbstractKlebsiella pneumoniae is a pathogenic bacterium that is responsible for a wide range of infections in humans. An increased rate of infections caused by multi-drug-resistant K. pneumoniae has been noted in the last two decades. The association between antimicrobial resistance and virulence is an important topic of study. Genomic tools...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:23
This article has been retracted at the request of the authors. After having been alerted by an anonymous reader the authors found out that in order to substantiate one of their conclusions (DeltaToxR-reduced killing activity is mediated via T6SS2,) more experiments are needed. To avoid any potentially wrong conclusions being published(DeltaToxR-reduced killing activity is mediated via T6SS, the...
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Zhi-Xiang Dong, Huan-Yuan Li, Yi-Fei Chen, Feng Wang, Xian-Yu Deng, Lian-Bing Lin, Qi-Lin Zhang, Ji-Lian Li, Jun GuoAbstractThe role of the gut microbiome in animal health has become increasingly evident. Although the structure of the gut microbiome of A. mellifera is well known, little is known about the dynamic change across different developmental stages. In this study, we explored...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Prateek Kumar, Aditi Kundu, Munendra Kumar, Renu Solanki, Monisha Khanna KapurAbstractDue to emergence of drug resistant pathogens, nearly all available medicines are becoming ineffective against these life threatening pathogens so there is dire need for the discovery of compounds having unique modes of action. During our previous studies, actinomycetes designated as 196 and RI.24 were...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Priyanka Aggarwal, Lifan Wei, Yuping Cao, Qin Liu, Julian A. Guttman, Qiyao Wang, Ka Yin LeungAbstractEdwardsiella bacteria cause economic losses to a variety of commercially important fish globally. Human infections are rare and result in a gastroenteritis-like illness. Because these bacteria are evolutionarily related to other Enterobacteriaceae and the host cytoskeleton is a common...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Fatma Masmoudi, Nouha Abdelmalek, Slim Tounsi, Christopher A. Dunlap, Mohamed TriguiAbstractThe uses of halotolerant bacteria isolated from naturally saline habitats have the potential to be useful crop protection agents for plants in stressful conditions. These beneficial microbes generate several plant growth regulators and bioactive molecules, which enhance plant protection from...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Tanya Clements, Thando Ndlovu, Wesaal KhanAbstractThe genus Serratia is a predominantly unexplored source of antimicrobial secondary metabolites. The aim of the current study was thus to isolate and evaluate the antimicrobial properties of biosurfactants produced by Serratia species. Forty-nine (n = 34 pigmented; n = 15 non-pigmented) biosurfactant producing Serratia strains were...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Chia-Wei Chien, Yu-Feng Chan, Po-Shu Shih, Jung-En Kuan, Ke-Feng Wu, Cindy Wu, Whei-Fen WuAbstractMethionine is critical for variety of metabolic processes in biological organisms, acting as a precursor or intermediate for many final products. The last step for the synthesis of methionine is the methylation of homocysteine, which is catalyzed by MetE. Here, we use Salmonella enterica...