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Compositional variation of the human fecal microbiome in relation to azo-reducing activity: a pilot study

In this pilot study, Zahran et al. show that stool samples with higher azo-reducing activity are enriched in Firmicutes but with relatively fewer Bacteroidetes. Better characterization of different azoreductase-producing gut microbes will increase our knowledge about the fate and differential human responses to azodye-containing drugs or orally consumed chemicals, thus contributing to efforts towards implementing microbiome testing in precision medicine and toxicology.

Development of a highly effective low-cost vaporized hydrogen peroxide-based method for disinfection of personal protective equipment for their selective reuse during pandemics

After a year of unprecedented PPE use, the authors of this article investigate how easily and economically it can be scaled up, as well how this is instrumental in easing global PPE shortages in any biosafety facility or in health care settings during pandemic situation such as COVID-19.

Short Reports

At the editor's discretion, manuscripts that are not going to be published as full length research articles may be abridged as Short reports, highlighting only the important and significant observations together with the review of state of art in the field. 


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Niyaz Ahmed, University of Hyderabad, India

Call for papers: cross-journal series

Spatial inequality

Spatial inequality, infectious diseases and disease control

Contribution of climate change to the spread of infectious diseases

Human migration, conflict and infectious diseases

Health policy and the management of antimicrobial resistance in LMICs

The microbiota–gut–brain axis

Aims and scope

Gut Pathogens publishes research on both biological and clinical aspects of the pathogens of the gut. Studies on commensals and functional microbiota of the gut, including probiotic bacteria should be essentially in the context of infection, immunity, treatment, control or epidemiology of the enteropathogenic bacteria and other pathogens of the gut including viruses and fungi. The journal also considers timely reports on the novel aspects of genomics, metagenomics, microbiota profiling and systems biology with reference to enteric infections and pathogen evolution or fitness traits such as the antimicrobial resistance.

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