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Featured article: Supplementation in mushroom crops and its impact on yield and quality

Mushroom supplementation is an agronomic process which consists of the application of nutritional amendments to the substrates employed for mushroom cultivation. It has been shown that mushroom crop yield and quality can be significantly improved with the application of nitrogen and carbohydrate rich supplements, however new research lends support to the potential efficacy of hitherto underutilised supplemental nutrients. In this mini-review Carrasco et al. compile recent advances in the supplementation of substrates employed in mushroom cultivation and aim to shed light on some agronomical aspects regarding this expanding crop.

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    Authors: Natália Manuela Strohmayer Lourencetti, Ivan Rodrigo Wolf, Maria Priscila Franco Lacerda, Guilherme Targino Valente, Cleslei Fernando Zanelli, Mariana Marchi Santoni, Maria José Soares Mendes-Giannini, Francisco Javier Enguita and Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida

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AMB Express is a high quality journal that brings together research in the area of Applied and Industrial Microbiology with a particular interest in 'White Biotechnology' and 'Red Biotechnology'. The emphasis is on processes employing microorganisms, eukaryotic cell cultures or enzymes for the biosynthesis, transformation and degradation of compounds. This includes fine and bulk chemicals, polymeric compounds and enzymes or other proteins. Downstream processes are also considered. Integrated processes combining biochemical and chemical processes are also published.

Alexander Steinbüchel

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The recent achievement of the high-quality journal "AMB Express," namely its being indexed by ISI, has made this fully open access journal even more attractive for authors. In the few years since its launch the journal has published several excellent and highly cited papers. Therefore, we can expect that the first impact factor published in the Thomas Reuters Science Citation Index will be reasonably high. The editors of "AMB Express" will ensure that the journal's performance and the quality of the published papers will continue to improve. Papers devoted to 'Industrial Microbiology' and in particular interest in 'White and Red Biotechnology' are highly welcome; this also includes short papers in which important achievements are communicated.

Alexander Steinbüchel, Editor-in-Chief
University of Münster

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