Letters in Applied Microbiology

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Edited By: J.-Y. Maillard

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Online ISSN: 1472-765X

Associated Title(s): Journal of Applied Microbiology

Antimicrobials Virtual Issue

Editorial by Dr Phil Collier
Editor, Letters in Applied Microbiology

(i) Novel Antimicrobials

Blue light (470 nm) effectively inhibits bacterial and fungal growth
A.J. De Lucca, C. Carter-Wientjes, K.A. Williams and D. Bhatnagar

A novel marine bacterium algicidal to the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamarense
B.X. Wang, Y.Y. Zhou, S.J. Bai, J.Q. Su, Y. Tian, T.L. Zheng and X.R. Yang

A transient expression assay for the in planta efficacy screening of an antimicrobial peptide against grapevine bacterial pathogens
M. Visser, D. Stephan, J.M. Jaynes and J.T. Burger

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes⁄epilson-polylysine nanocomposite with enhanced antibacterial activity
J. Zhou and X. Qi

Polypropylene with embedded copper metal or copper oxide nanoparticles as a novel plastic antimicrobial agent
K. Delgado, R. Quijada, R. Palma and H. Palza

Sequential interactions of silver–silica nanocomposite (Ag–SiO2NC) with cell wall, metabolism and genetic stability of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a multiple antibiotic-resistant bacterium
A. Anas, J. Jiya, M.J. Rameez, P.B. Anand, M.R. Anantharaman and S. Nair

Antifungal properties of durancins isolated from Enterococcus durans A5-11 and of its synthetic fragments
Y. Belguesmia, Y. Choiset, H. Rabesona, M. Baudy-Floc’h, G.Le Blay, T. Haertle and J.-M. Chobert

Antimicrobial efficacy of cryotreatment against Enterococcus faecalis in root canals
N. Mandras, V. Allizond, A. Bianco, G. Banche, J. Roana, L. Piazza, P. Viale and A.M. Cuffini

Hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) inactivation of adenovirus
E. Berrie, L. Andrews, S. Yezli and J.A. Otter

Mycobactericidal activity of hydrogen peroxide activated by a novel heterogeneous Fentons-like catalyst system
S.L. Price, K.D. Huddersman, J. Shen and S.E. Walsh

Bacteriophage applications: where are we now?
A.B. Monk, C.D. Rees, P. Barrow, S. Hagens and D.R. Harper

(ii) Resistance (and tolerance) towards antimicrobials

Detection and quantification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones in retail meat products
J.S. Weese, B.P. Avery and R.J. Reid-Smith

Sub-lethal concentrations of antibiotics increase mutation frequency in the cystic fibrosis pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa
C.G. Nair, C. Chao, B. Ryall and H.D. Williams

Stored swine manure and swine faeces as reservoirs of antibiotic resistance genes
T.R. Whitehead and M.A. Cotta

Antimicrobial resistance in faecal enterococci and Escherichia coli isolates recovered from Iberian wolf
A. Gonçalves, G. Igrejas, H. Radhouani, S. Correia, R. Pacheco, T. Santos, R. Monteiro, A. Guerra, F. Petrucci-Fonseca, F. Brito, C. Torres and P. Poeta

Isolation, molecular characterization and antibiotic resistance of Shiga Toxin–Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from buffalo in India
A. Mahanti, I. Samanta, S. Bandopaddhay, S.N. Joardar, T.K. Dutta, S. Batabyal, T.K. Sar and D.P. Isore

Triclosan – an update
S. Saleh, R.N.S. Haddadin, S. Baillie and P.J. Collier

(iii) Plant extracts as antimicrobials

The additive and synergistic antimicrobial effects of select frankincense and myrrh oils – a combination from the pharaonic pharmacopoeia
S. de Rapper, S.F. Van Vuuren, G.P.P. Kamatou, A.M. Viljoen and E. Dagne

Vapour phase: a potential future use for essential oils as antimicrobials?
K. Laird and C. Phillips

Antimicrobial efficacy of liposome-encapsulated silver ions and tea tree oil against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans
W.L. Low, C. Martin, D.J. Hill and M.A. Kenward