The Agrobiotechnology Center’s studies sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (Project Number 075-15-2019-1880)


S.D. Todorov, I. Popov, R. Weeks, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Use of bacteriocins and bacteriocinogenic beneficial organisms in food products: Benefits, challenges, concerns. Foods 11:3145. doi: 10.3390/foods11193145.
URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2304-8158/11/19/3145

M.S. Mazanko, I.V. Popov, E.V. Prazdnova, A.G. Refeld, A.B. Bren, G.А. Zelenkova, V.A. Chistyakov, A. Algburi, R.W. Weeks, A.M. Ermakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Beneficial effects of spore-forming Bacillus probiotic bacteria isolated from poultry microbiota on broilers’ health, growth performance, and immune system. Frontiers in Veterinary Science. 9:877360. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2022.877360.

M. Falduto, F. Smedile, M. Zhang, T. Zheng, J. Zhu, Q. Huang, R. Weeks, A.M. Ermakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Anti-obesity effects of chenpi: an artificial gastrointestinal system study. Microbial Biotechnology 15:874-885. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.14005.

E.V. Prazdnova, A.V. Gorovtsov, N.G. Vasilchenko, M.P. Kulikov, V.N. Statsenko, A.A. Bogdanova, A.G. Refeld, Ya.A. Brislavskiy, V. Chistyakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Quorum-sensing inhibition by Gram-positive bacteria. Microorganisms 10:350. 350. doi: 10.3390/microorganisms10020350

M.S. Mazanko, E.V. Prazdnova, M.P. Kulikov, T.A. Maltseva, D.V. Rudoy, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Antioxidant and antimutagenic properties of probiotic Lactobacilli determined using LUX-biosensors. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 155:109980. doi: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2021.109980.

S. Sushkova, T. Minkina, V. Chaplygin, D. Nevidomskaya, V. Rajput, T. Bauer, M. Mazarji, A.B. Bren, I. Popov, and M. Mazanko. 2021. Subcritical water extraction of organic acids from chicken manure. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 101(4):1523-1529. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.10768.

M. AL-Dulaimi, A. Algburi, A. Abdelhameed, M.S. Mazanko, D.V. Rudoy, A.M. Ermakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activity of polymyxin E alone and in combination with probiotic strains of Bacillus subtilis KATMIRA1933 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B-1895 against clinical isolates of selected Acinetobacter spp.: A preliminary study. Pathogens 10:1574. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10121574.

N.A. Ushakova, V.G. Pravdin, L.Z. Kravtsova, S.V. Ponomarev, T.S Gridina, E.N. Ponomareva, D.V. Rudoy, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Complex bioactive supplements for aquaculture – Evolutionary development of probiotic concept. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13:1696-1708. doi: 10.1007/s12602-021-09835-y.

I.V. Popov, M.S. Mazanko, E.D. Kulaeva, S.N. Golovin, A.V. Malinovkin, I.S. Aleshukina, A.V. Aleshukina, E.V. Prazdnova, T.I. Tverdokhlebova, M.L. Chikindas, and A.M. Ermakov. 2021. Gut microbiota of bats: pro‑mutagenic properties and possible frontiers in preventing emerging disease. Scientific Reports 11:21075. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00604-z.

R. Mahoney, R. Weeks, V. Chistyakov, A. Ermakov, I. Popov, D. Rudoy, A. Bren, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Fermented duckweed as a potential feed additive with poultry beneficial bacilli probiotics. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13:1425-1432. doi: 10.1007/s12602-021-09794-4.

A.Z. Pepoyan, E.S. Pepoyan, L. Galstyan, N.A. Harutyunyan, V.V. Tsaturyan, T. Torok, A.M. Ermakov, I.V. Popov, R. Weeks, and Michael L. Chikindas. 2021. The effect of immunobiotic/psychobiotic Lactobacillus acidophilus strain INMIA 9602 Er 317/402 Narine on gut Prevotella in Familial Mediterranean Fever: Gender-associated effects. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13:1306-1315. doi: 10.1007/s12602-021-09779-3.

V. Kumar, B. Singh, M. van Belkum, D.B. Diep, M.L. Chikindas, A.M. Ermakov, and S.K. Tiwari. 2021. Halocins, natural antimicrobials of Archaea: Exotic or special, or both? Biotechnology Advances 53:107834. doi: 10.1016/j.biotechadv.2021.107834.

V. Trukhachev, V.K. Chmykhalo, A.A. Belanova, D.K. Beseda, M.L. Chikindas, A.B. Bren, A.M. Ermakov, I.M. Donnik, M.M. Belousova, and P.V. Zolotukhin. 2021. Probiotic biomarkers and models upside down: from humans to animals. Veterinary Microbiology 261:109156. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2021.109156.

A. Zoghi, R. Massoud, S.D. Todorov, M.L. Chikindas, I. Popov, S. Smith, and K. Khosravi-Darani. 2021. Role of the lactobacilli in food bio-decontamination: friends with benefits. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 150:109861. doi: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2021.109861.

K.A. Demin, A.G. Refeld, A.A. Bogdanova, E.V. Prazdnova, I.V. Popov, O. Ju. Kutsevalova, A.M. Ermakov, A.B. Bren, D.V. Rudoy, V.A. Chistyakov, W. Weeks, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Mechanisms of Candida spp. resistance to antimycotics and promising ways to overcome it: The role of probiotics. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13(4):926-948. doi: 10.1007/s12602-021-09776-6.

A. Algburi, H.M. Al-Hasani, T.K. Ismael, A. Abdelhameed, R. Weeks, A.M. Ermakov, M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Antimicrobial activity of Bacillus subtilis KATMIRA1933 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B-1895 against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms isolated from wound infection. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13:125-134. doi: 10.1007/s12602-020-09673-4.

G. Kumar, S. Tewari, J. Tagg, M.L. Chikindas, I. Popov, and S.K. Tiwari. 2021. Can probiotics emerge as effective therapeutic agents in apical periodontitis? A Review. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 13:299-314. doi: 10.1007/s12602-021-09750-2.

I.V. Popov, A. Algburi, E.V. Prazdnova, M.S. Mazanko, V. Elisashvili, A.B. Bren, V.A. Chistyakov, E.V. Tkacheva, V.I. Trukhachev, I.M. Donnik, Y.A. Ivanov, D. Rudoy, A.M. Ermakov, R.M. Weeks, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. A Review of the effects and production of spore-forming probiotics for poultry. Animals 11(7):1941. doi: 10.3390/ani11071941.

Donnik, I.M., Popov, Ig.V., Sereda, S.V., Popov, Il.V., Chikindas,M.L., and A. M. Ermakov. 2021. Coronavirus infections of animals: Future risks to humans. Biological Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences 48(1):26–37. 10.1134/S1062359021010052

Abdullah, A. Asghar, A. Algburi, Q. Huang, T. Ahmad, H. Zhong, H.U. Javed, A.M. Ermakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Anti-biofilm potential of Elletaria cardamomum (green cardamon) essential oil against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium JSG 1748. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:620227. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.620227.

M. Hassanpour Tazehabadi, A. Algburi, I.V. Popov, A.M. Ermakov, V.A. Chistyakov, E. Prazdnova, R. Week, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Probiotic bacilli inhibit Salmonella biofilm formation without killing planktonic cells. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:615328. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.615328.

R. Weeks, A. Algburi, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Antimicrobial peptides and peptidomimetics for the control of antimicrobial resistance. Chapter 7 in: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 49. Mitigation of Antimicrobial Resistance. Vol. 2. Natural and Synthetic Approaches. Harsh­ Panwar, Chetan ­Sharma, Eric ­Lichtfouse,­ Editors. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Pages 205-249. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-58259-3_7.

A. Abdullah, A. Algburi, A. Asghar, Q. Huang, W. Mustfa, H.U. Javed, S. Zehm, and M.L. Chikindas2021. Black cardamom essential oil prevents Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium JSG 1748 biofilm formation through inhibition of quorum sensing. Journal of Food Science and Technology 58:3183-3191. doi: 10.1007/s13197-020-04821-8.

S.K. Tiwari, L.M.T. Dicks, I.V. Popov, A. Karaseva, A.M. Ermakov, A. Suvorov, J.R. Tagg, R. Weeks and M.L. Chikindas. 2020. Probiotics at war against viruses: What is missing from the picture? Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1877. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.01877.

A. Algburi, S.A. Alazzawi, A.I. Ali Al-Ezzy, R. Weeks, V. Chistyakov, and M.L. Chikindas. 2020. Potential probiotics Bacillus subtilis KATMIRA1933 and Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B-1895 co-aggregate with clinical isolates of Proteus mirabilis and prevent biofilm formation. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 12:1471-1483. doi: 10.1007/s12602-020-09631-0.

A.Z. Pepoyan, A.M. Manvelyan, M.H. Balayan, G. McCabe, V.V. Tsaturyan, A. Abrahamyan, V.G. Melnikov, M.L. Chikindas, and A.V. Karlyshev. 2020. The effectiveness of potential probiotics Lactobacillus rhamnosus Vahe and Lactobacillus delbrueckii IAHAHI in irradiated rats depends on the nutritional stage of the host. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins.12:1439-1450. doi: 10.1007/s12602-020-09662-7.

H. Yeh, S.A. Skubel, H. Patel, D. Cai Shi, D. Bushek, and M.L. Chikindas2020. From farm to fingers: An exploration of probiotics for oysters, from production to human consumption. Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins 12:351-364. doi: 10.1007/s12602-019-09629-3.


S.D. Todorov, I.V. Ivanova, I. Popov, R. Weeks, and M.L. Chikindas. 2021. Bacillus spore-forming probiotics: benefits with concerns? Critical Reviews in Microbiology. doi:10.1080/1040841X.2021.1983517. [Epub ahead of print].

E.V. Prazdnova, M.S. Mazanko, V.A. Chistyakov, A.A. Bogdanova, A.G. Refeld, E.Y. Kharchenko, and M.L. Chikindas. 2022. Antimutagenic activity as a criterion of potential probiotic properties. Accepted for publication in: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins. doi:10.1007/s12602-021-09870-9. [Epub ahead of print].


A. Bogdanova, A. Refeld, E. Prazdnova, M. Chikindas, A. Olshevskaya, T. Maltseva, and V. Chegge. 2022. Polyketides are agents for probiotics antagonizing pathogenic microbiota. In: Beskopylny A., Shamtsyan M. (eds) XIV International Scientific Conference “INTERAGROMASH 2021″. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 246, pp. 60-68. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-81619-3_7.