Microbiology Insights

An international, peer reviewed, open access journal that focuses on all aspects of microbiology, including both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms and viruses, functionality, infectious disease, food-borne pathogens, drug resistance and antimicrobials, industrial applications.

Editor in Chief: Professor Brenda Anne Wilson

ISSN: 1178-6361

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External Quality Assessment in the Evaluation of Laboratory Performance of Faecal Culture
Salla J Kiiskinen, Tarja Ojanen, Yvonne Björkman, Harri Laitinen, Anja Siitonen
Microbiology Insights 2017:10 1178636117691253
Original Research | Published on 16 Feb 2017

Analysis of Helicobacter pylori Prevalence in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Based on PCR and CLO Test
Abdul Musaweer Habib, Md. Jibran Alam, Bashudev Rudra, Md. Abdul Quader and Mohammad Al-Forkan
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 47-50
Original Research | Published on 17 Nov 2016

Evaluating the Effect of Oxygen Concentrations on Antibiotic Sensitivity, Growth, and Biofilm Formation of Human Pathogens
Shilpi Gupta, Nozrin Laskar and Daniel E. Kadouri
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 37-46
Original Research | Published on 16 Nov 2016

Role of Escherichia coli in Biofuel Production
Veerendra Koppolu and Veneela KR Vasigala
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 29-35
Review | Published on 14 Jul 2016

Relating Anaerobic Digestion Microbial Community and Process Function
Kaushik Venkiteshwaran, Benjamin Bocher, James Maki and Daniel Zitomer
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 37-44
Review | Published on 20 Apr 2016

Introductory Editorial: Water Microbiology
Patrick McNamara, Mark Krzmarzick
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 33-35
Editorial | Published on 18 Apr 2016

Development of Candida-Specific Real-Time PCR Assays for the Detection and Identification of Eight Medically Important Candida Species
Jing Zhang, Guo-Chiuan Hung, Kenjiro Nagamine, Bingjie Li, Shien Tsai and Shyh-Ching Lo
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 21-28
Original Research | Published on 18 Apr 2016

Insights into Newer Antimicrobial Agents Against Gram-negative Bacteria
Neelam Taneja and Harsimran Kaur
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 9-19
Review | Published on 20 Mar 2016

Anti-Infective Metabolites of a Newly Isolated Bacillus thuringiensis KL1 Associated with Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata Nees.), a Traditional Medicinal Herb
Sudipta Roy, Sahana Yasmin, Subhadeep Ghosh, Somesankar Bhattacharya and Debdulal Banerjee
Microbiology Insights 2016:9 1-7
Original Research | Published on 13 Mar 2016

Biofilm Cohesive Strength as a Basis for Biofilm Recalcitrance: Are Bacterial Biofilms Overdesigned?
Srijan Aggarwal, Philip S. Stewart and Raymond M. Hozalski
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 29-32
Original Research | Published on 18 Jan 2016

The Impact of Capsid Proteins on Virus Removal and Inactivation During Water Treatment Processes
Brooke K. Mayer, Yu Yang, Daniel W. Gerrity and Morteza Abbaszadegan
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 15-28
Original Research | Published on 08 Nov 2015

Enumeration of Organohalide Respirers in Municipal Wastewater Anaerobic Digesters
Bryan J.K. Smith, Melissa A. Boothe, Brice A. Fiddler, Tania M. Lozano, Russel K. Rahi and Mark J. Krzmarzick
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 9-14
Original Research | Published on 13 Oct 2015

Vannellid Species Isolated from Freshwater Source in a Park in Jamaica, West Indies
Cheridah D. Todd, María Reyes-Batlle, Basilio Valladares, John F. Lindo and Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 1 7-9
Original Research | Published on 11 Oct 2015

The Effect of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, Exposure Time, and Chemical Mixtures on Methanogenic Community Structure and Function
Patrick J. McNamara, Timothy M. LaPara and Paige J. Novak
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 2 1-7
Original Research | Published on 28 Sep 2015

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Small Colony Variants and Their Role in Chronic Infection
Benjamin E. Johns, Kevin J. Purdy, Nicholas P. Tucker and Sarah E. Maddocks
Microbiology Insights 2015:8 15-23
Review | Published on 22 Sep 2015

DNA Sequence Signatures for Rapid Detection of Six Target Bacterial Pathogens Using PCR Assays
Kenjiro Nagamine, Guo-Chiuan Hung, Bingjie Li and Shyh-Ching Lo
Microbiology Insights 2015:8 7-14
Original Research | Published on 23 Jul 2015

Fungal Presence in Selected Tree Nuts and Dried Fruits
V.H. Tournas, N.S. Niazi and J.S. Kohn
Microbiology Insights 2015:8 1-6
Original Research | Published on 21 May 2015

Detection and Molecular Characterization of Potentially Pathogenic Free-living Amoebae from Water Sources in Kish Island, Southern Iran
Maryam Niyyati, Zohreh Lasgerdi and Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Microbiology Insights 2015:Suppl. 1 1-6
Review | Published on 09 Apr 2015

Genetic Diversity and Allelic Frequency of Glutamate-Rich Protein (GLURP) in Plasmodium falciparum Isolates from Sub-Saharan Africa
Kimberley C. Duru and Bolaji N. Thomas
Microbiology Insights 2014:7 35-39
Short Report | Published on 20 Nov 2014

Evaluative Profiling of Arsenic Sensing and Regulatory Systems in the Human Microbiome Project Genomes
Raphael D. Isokpehi, Udensi K. Udensi, Shaneka S. Simmons, Antoinesha L. Hollman, Antia E. Cain, Samson A. Olofinsae, Oluwabukola A. Hassan, Zainab A. Kashim, Ojochenemi A. Enejoh, Deborah E. Fasesan and Oyekanmi Nashiru
Microbiology Insights 2014:7 25-34
Original Research | Published on 11 Nov 2014

Limitations of Using Propidium Monoazide with qPCR to Discriminate between Live and Dead Legionella in Biofilm Samples
Michael J. Taylor, Richard H. Bentham and Kirstin E. Ross
Microbiology Insights 2014:7 15-24
Original Research | Published on 04 Sep 2014

Antibiofilm Efficacy of DispersinB® Wound Spray Used in Combination with a Silver Wound Dressing
Purushottam V. Gawande, Allie P. Clinton, Karen LoVetri, Nandadeva Yakandawala, Kendra P. Rumbaugh and Srinivasa Madhyastha
Microbiology Insights 2014:7 9-13
Original Research | Published on 05 Mar 2014

Inhibition of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Caused by Bacteria Isolated from the Skin of Boreal Toads, Anaxyrus (Bufo) boreas boreas, from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
Shawna T. Park, Amanda M. Collingwood, Sophie St-Hilaire and Peter P. Sheridan
Microbiology Insights 2014:7 1-8
Original Research | Published on 18 Feb 2014

Antibiotic Susceptibility of Streptococcus Pyogenes Isolated from Respiratory Tract Infections in Dakar, Senegal
Makhtar Camara, Assane Dieng and Cheikh Saad Bouh Boye
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 71-75
Original Research | Published on 29 Oct 2013

Molecular Approaches to the Identification of Pathogenic and Nonpathogenic Listeriae
Dongyou Liu
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 59-69
Review | Published on 22 Jul 2013

Spatial Arrangement of Legionella Colonies in Intact Biofilms from a Model Cooling Water System
Michael Taylor, Kirstin Ross and Richard Bentham
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 49-57
Original Research | Published on 04 Jul 2013 | Video abstract

The Use of Metagenomic Approaches to Analyze Changes in Microbial Communities
Girish Neelakanta and Hameeda Sultana
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 37-48
Review | Published on 16 Apr 2013

Evolution and Impact of Bacterial Drug Resistance in the Context of Cystic Fibrosis Disease and Nosocomial Settings
Dinesh Sriramulu
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 29-36
Review | Published on 14 Apr 2013

Cultivation Conditions for Phytase Production from Recombinant Escherichia coli DH5α
Rafidah Mohd Ariff, Anwar Fitrianto, Mohd Yazid Abd. Manap, Aini Ideris, Azhar Kassim, Afinah Suhairin and Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 17-28
Original Research | Published on 09 Apr 2013

Fungal Exopolysaccharide: Production, Composition and Applications
Subhadip Mahapatra and Debdulal Banerjee
Microbiology Insights 2013:6 1-16
Review | Published on 29 Jan 2013

Positive, Neutral and Negative Interactions in Cocultures between Pyrococcus furiosus and Different Methanogenic Archaea
Agnes Weiner, Simone Schopf, Gerhard Wanner, Alexander Probst and Reinhard Wirth
Microbiology Insights 2012:5 1-10
Original Research | Published on 17 Jan 2012 | Highly accessed (previous month)

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) changes the surface hydrophobicity and biofilm formation of E. coli
Jose Uberos, Ishan Iswaldi, Rocio Rodríguez Belmonte, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Verónica Fernández-Puentes, Antonio Molina-Carballo and Antonio Muñoz-Hoyos
Microbiology Insights 2011:4 21-27
Original Research | Published on 27 Nov 2011

Diversity of Bacterial Communities in Contrasting Aquatic Environments: Lake Timsah, Egypt
Magdy Bahgat
Microbiology Insights 2011:4 11-19
Original Research | Published on 09 Jun 2011

Screening of Wild-Type Fungal Isolates for Cellulolytic Activity
T.D. Doolotkeldieva and S.T. Bobusheva
Microbiology Insights 2011:4 1-10
Original Research | Published on 17 May 2011

Trend in Antibiotic Resistance of Streptococcus Pneumoniae and Haemophilus Influenzae Strains Isolated from Community Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections in Dakar, Senegal Between 2005 and 2008
A. Guèye Ndiaye, Hounkponou Edwige, Fatou Bintou Guèye and Cheikh Saad Bouh Boye
Microbiology Insights 2010:3 45-52
Original Research | Published on 24 May 2010

Viability of Bifidobacterium Pseudocatenulatum G4 after Spray-Drying and Freeze-Drying
Stephenie Wong, Barka Mohammed Kabeir, Shuhaimi Mustafa, Rosfarizan Mohamad, Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin and Mohd Yazid Manap
Microbiology Insights 2010:3 37-43
Original Research | Published on 23 Apr 2010

Detection of RNA in the Plasma of Patients with Sporadic Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease, Gerstmann–Straüssler Syndrome and Other Non-Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy Brain Disorders
Kazuo Tsukui, Yasushi Iwasaki, Masamitsu Nagaoka and Kenji Tadokoro
Microbiology Insights 2010:3 27-36
Original Research | Published on 14 Apr 2010

Amino Acids Enhance Adaptive Behaviour of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung Environment
Dinesh Diraviam Sriramulu
Microbiology Insights 2010:3 17-26
Original Research | Published on 09 Apr 2010

Microbiological Control of Flour-Manufacture: Dissemination of Mycotoxins Producing Fungi in Cereal Products
T.D. Doolotkeldieva
Microbiology Insights 2010:3 1-15
Original Research | Published on 16 Mar 2010

Taxonomy of Bacteria Nodulating Legumes
Raúl Rivas, Paula García-Fraile and Encarna Velázquez
Microbiology Insights 2009:2 51-69
Review | Published on 18 Sep 2009

Affinity Association Between Polynucleotide, Glycoprotein, or Sulfated Polysaccharides and Disease-Associated Prion Protein
Kazuo Tsukui and Kenji Tadokoro
Microbiology Insights 2009:2 39-49
Original Research | Published on 17 Aug 2009

Evaluation of the Hydrophobic Grid Membrane Filter for the Enumeration of Moulds and Yeasts in Naturally-Contaminated Foods
V.H. Tournas

Microbiology Insights 2009:2 31-37

Original Research | Published on 22 Jul 2009

In Vitro Activity of Antimicrobial Agents Against Streptococcus Pyogenes Isolates from patients with Acute Tonsillopharyngitis in Dakar, Senegal
A. Gueye Ndiaye, ND.C. Sarr, K. Thiam and C.S. Boye
Microbiology Insights 2009:2 25-29
Original Research | Published on 10 Jun 2009

Preliminary Study and Improve the Production of Metabolites with Antifungal Activity by A Bacillus Sp Strain IBA 33
María Antonieta Gordillo, Antonio Roberto Navarro, Lidia María Benitez, Marta Inés Torres de Plaza and Maria Cristina Maldonado
Microbiology Insights 2009:2 15-24
Original Research | Published on 08 Apr 2009

New Strains of Streptomyces as Producers of Biofungicides and Biological Stimulators for Protection of the Shoots and Seedlings of Tiang-Shang Spruce Fir (Picea Schrenkiana)
T. D. Doolotkeldieva and N. E. Totubaeva
Mircobiology Insights 2009:2 1-13
Published on 03 Oct 2008

Microbiological Quality of Various Medicinal Herbal Teas and Coffee Substitutes
V. H. Tournas and E. J. Katsoudas
Microbiology Insights 2008:1 47-55
Published on 23 Sep 2008

Distribution and Resistance Trends of Community Associated Urinary Tract Pathogens in Sharjah, UAE
Nihar Dash, Mansour AL-Zarouni, Nora Al-Kous, Fatma Al- Shehhi, Jalila Al-Najjar, Abiola Senok and Debadatta Panigrahi
Microbiology Insights 2008:1 41-45

Published on 30 Jul 2008

Sanitation and Microbiological Quality in Production Field and Fruit-Packing Shed of Persimmon and Satsuma Mandarin in Japan
Hidemi Izumi, Kazuo Hisa and Yukari Murakami
Microbiology Insights 2008:1 25-40
Published on 14 Jul 2008

Toxigenicity in Staphylococcus aureus and Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci: Epidemiological and Molecular Aspects
M.L.R.S. Cunha and R.A.O. Calsolari
Microbiology Insights 2008:1 13-24
Published on 28 Jun 2008

Intestinal Spirochaetes of the Genus Brachyspira Share a Partially Conserved 26 Kilobase Genomic Region with Enterococcus faecalis and Escherichia coli
Yair Motro, David S. Dunn, Tom La, Nyree D. Phillips, David J. Hampson and Matthew I. Bellgard
Microbiology Insights 2008:1 3-11
Published on 15 May 2008

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