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Edited by Miroslav Blumenberg

New York University Langone Medical Center


Mona Shaaban

Mansoura University

Abdelaziz Elgaml

Mansoura University

The recent breakthrough in microbial studies has applied next-generation sequencing (NGS), a massive omics analysis, to the composition and structure of microbial communities. NGS can identify microbes without the need for their cultivation. Their mere presence can be ascertained and often quantitated, and even their metabolic capabilities of microbial constituents predicted. This breakthrough led to an explosive growth in research on microbes. Many important advances have been made in human health-related studies. Indeed, gut microbial communities have been extensively analyzed and differences between healthy and diseased microbiomes have been determined. Studies of the effects of changes of diet, of antibiotic treatments, and of probiotics have been published. Specific attention has been devoted to human pathogens, their mechanisms of causing disease, and the potentials for their management and treatment. Microbiome studies of natural habitats, terrestrial and aquatic, have also benefited from NGS methodology. Increased understanding of the microbial communities has led to the use microbes as antagonists of pathogens, i.e. as treatments. Moreover, novel uses of microbes in industrial processes, either for synthesis of important compounds or for degradation and handling of waste, are being devised. In this volume, chapters dealing with the cutting-edge research in all these fields are presented.

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MicroorganismsEdited by Miroslav Blumenberg

Published: July 1st 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.82960

ISBN: 978-1-83880-188-5

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-187-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-363-6

Copyright year: 2020

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8526 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biology and Physics of Magnetotactic Bacteria

By Fernanda Abreu and Daniel Acosta-Avalos


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2. Isolation and Purification of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria

By Ivan Kushkevych


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3. First Insights into the Resilience of the Soil Microbiome of a Tropical Dry Forest in Puerto Rico

By Michelle Jovanne Rivera-Rivera and Elvira Cuevas


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4. Tropical Crops and Microbes

By Barachel Odaro-Junior Umukoro


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5. Hemolysin of Vibrio Species

By Tamaki Mizuno, Anusuya Debnath and Shin-ichi Miyoshi


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6. The Genus Enterococcus and Its Associated Virulent Factors

By Hassan Bin-Asif and Syed Abid Ali


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7. Aspects of Photodynamic Inactivation of Bacteria

By Faina Nakonechny and Marina Nisnevitch


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8. Probiotics and Bioremediation

By Qomarudin Helmy, Edwan Kardena and Sri Gustiani


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9. Virulence Determinants of Non-typhoidal Salmonellae

By Ruimin Gao, Linru Wang and Dele Ogunremi


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10. New Approaches for Competing Microbial Resistance and Virulence

By Mohammed El-Mowafy, Abdelaziz Elgaml and Mona Shaaban


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11. Interplay between Human Intestinal Microbiota and Gut-to-Brain Axis: Relationship with Autism Spectrum Disorders

By Francisco Javier Díaz-García, Saúl Flores-Medina and Diana Mercedes Soriano-Becerril


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12. Bioconversion of Weedy Waste into Sugary Wealth

By Prajakta Prakash Kamble, Suresh Shivaji Suryawanshi, Maheshkumar Vishnu Kore, Nahid Irani, Jyoti Prafulla Jadhav and Yasmin Chand Attar


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13. Plastics Polymers Degradation by Fungi

By José Maria Rodrigues da Luz, Marliane de Cássia Soares da Silva, Leonardo Ferreira dos Santos and Maria Catarina Megumi Kasuya


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14. Microorganisms as Biocatalysts and Enzyme Sources

By Arturo Cano-Flores, Javier Gómez, Iker S. Escalona-Torres and Benjamín Velasco-Bejarano


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