Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Members of the genus Bifidobacterium are abundant in the feces of babies during the exclusively-milk-diet period of life. Bifidobacterium longum is reported to be a common member of the infant fecal microbiota. However, B. longum is composed of three...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3375
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Microbial transformation can strengthen the antioxidant and antitumor activities of polyphenols. Polyphenols contents, antioxidant and antitumor activities of pine polyphenols and its biotransformation extracts by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3264
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Background Fast, accurate and high-throughput identification of bacterial isolates is in great demand. The present work was conducted to investigate the possibility of identifying isolates from unassembled next-generation sequencing reads using custom-made guide...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3353
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Most of our knowledge regarding the biodiversity of gut microbes comes from terrestrial organisms or marine species of economic value, with less emphasis on ecologically important species. Here we investigate the bacterial composition associated with the gut of...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3317
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Examination of host-microbe interactions in early diverging metazoans, such as cnidarians, is of great interest from an evolutionary perspective to understand how host-microbial consortia have evolved. To address this problem, we analyzed whether the bacterial...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3235
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RecA-independent recombination events between short direct repeats, leading to deletion of the intervening sequences, were found to occur in two genetic models in the Escherichia coli K12 background. The first model was a small E. coli genomic island which had...

["Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3293
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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3291
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Background Many bacteria are facultative anaerobes, and can proliferate in both anoxic and oxic environments. Under anaerobic conditions, fermentation is the primary means of energy generation in contrast to respiration. Furthermore, the rates and spectra of spontaneous...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3244
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Metagenomics-based studies have provided insight into many of the complex microbial communities responsible for maintaining life on this planet. Sequencing efforts often uncover novel genetic content; this is most evident for phage communities, in which upwards...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3281
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503 views

Background The study of ancient microorganisms in mineralized dental plaque or calculi is providing insights into microbial evolution, as well as lifestyles and disease states of extinct cultures; yet, little is still known about the oral microbial community structure...

["Anthropology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3277
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The phylum Actinobacteria constitutes one of the largest and anciently divergent phyla within the Bacteria domain. Actinobacterial diversity has been thoroughly researched in various environments due to its unique biotechnological potential. Such studies have focused...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3247
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Background The human microbiota plays a key role in health and disease, and bacteriocins, which are small, bacterially produced, antimicrobial peptides, are likely to have an important function in the stability and dynamics of this community. Here we examined the...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3254
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Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest infectious disease with 1.5 millions deaths annually. It is imperative to discover novel compounds with potent activity against M. tuberculosis. In this study, susceptibilities of M. smegmatis to the octahedral ruthenium(II)...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3252
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257 views

Background The enzymatic degradation of quorums sensing (QS) molecules (called quorum quenching, QQ) has been considered as a promising anti-virulence therapy to treat biofilm-related infections and combat antibiotic resistance. The recently-discovered QQ enzyme...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3251
97 downloads
717 views

Background Zostera marina (also known as eelgrass) is a foundation species in coastal and marine ecosystems worldwide and is a model for studies of seagrasses (a paraphyletic group in the order Alismatales) that include all the known fully submerged marine angiosperms....

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3246

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