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Journal: Journal of applied microbiology


To use a MS2 bacteriophage model to compare three hand-drying methods, paper towels (PT), a warm air dryer (WAD) and a jet air dryer (JAD), for their potential to disperse viruses and contaminate the immediate environment during use.

Concepts: Microbiology, Virus, RNA, Bacteriophage, Bacteriophage MS2


The purpose of the current work was to study the pattern and dynamics of biofilm formation in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and S. epidermidis in the presence of 10 antibiotics with different action mechanisms.

Concepts: Bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus, Biofilm, Design, The Current, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcaceae


To investigate the antiviral efficacy of oregano oil and its primary active component, carvacrol, against the nonenveloped murine norovirus (MNV), a human norovirus surrogate.

Concepts: Oregano, Carvacrol


Intestinal microbiota modulates the development of clinical conditions, including metabolic syndrome and obesity. Many of these conditions are influenced by nutritional and exercise behaviours. This study aimed to investigate the ability of exercise to re-shape the intestinal microbiota and the influence of the diet on the process.

Concepts: Psychology, Bacteria, Gut flora, Nutrition, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Overweight, Metabolic syndrome


To perform a systematic evaluation of the applicability, validity and reliability of the long PCR-RFLP of 16S-ITS-23S rRNA genes for bacterial genotyping using both sequences retrieved from public genome databases and the experimental data obtained on bacterial cultures.

Concepts: DNA, Gene, Genetics, Archaea, Bacteria, Organism, Genome, RNA


The aim of the present study was to design and test a method allowing the detection and quantification of methanogenic consortia in organic-rich rocks to determine the potential of methane biotransformation.

Concepts: Present, Time, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Methane, Bioremediation


To study the mechanism of bacterial inactivation by carvacrol and the influence of genetic and environmental factors in its antimicrobial activity.

Concepts: Genetics, Environment, Antimicrobial


To identify enterococci from the fermentation of milk for the production of nono, an African fermented dairy product, to determine the technological properties for suitability as starter cultures and safety as probiotics.

Concepts: Milk, Butter, Cattle, Dairy, Enterococcus, Pasteurization, Dairy product, Enterococcus faecium


To calculate the shear stress needed to remove sessile Listeria monocytogenes cells from stainless steel (SS) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) surfaces.

Concepts: Molybdenum, Force, Steel, Austenite, Listeria monocytogenes, Stainless steel, Corrosion, Cutlery


To prepare concentrated formulation of Trichoderma harzianum MTCC-3841 (NBRI-1055) with high colony forming units (CFU), long shelf life and efficient in root colonization by a simple scrapping method.

Concepts: Plant, Shelf life, Trichoderma, Trichoderma harzianum