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  1. Content type: Original article

    Engineering of fungal laccases with optimum catalytic activity at alkaline pH has been a long-lasting challenge. In this study, a mutant library containing 3000 clones was obtained by error-prone PCR to adapt ...

    Authors: Qiang Yin, Gang Zhou, Can Peng, Yinliang Zhang, Ursula Kües, Juanjuan Liu, Yazhong Xiao and Zemin Fang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:151

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    Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) plays an important regulatory role in tumor cell proliferation and drug resistance. FGFR3 is often constitutively active in many tumors. To deliver drugs into tumor ...

    Authors: Zhong Zheng, Haotian Ji, Wenbo Zong, Qiuju Ran, Xinxin Wang, Xi Yang, Zhuo Zhao, Chengjun Yang and Yechen Xiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:150

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  3. Content type: Original article

    d-Mannose and l-ribose are two important monosaccharides, which have attracted public attention recently because of their great application potentials in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Sugar isomer...

    Authors: Zongren Guo, Liangkun Long and Shaojun Ding

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:149

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The tissues of marine invertebrates are colonized by species-rich microbial communities. The dysbiosis of host’s microbiota is tightly associated with the invertebrate diseases. Yesso scallop (Patinopecten yessoe...

    Authors: Zichao Yu, Chao Liu, Qiang Fu, Guangxia Lu, Shuo Han, Lingling Wang and Linsheng Song

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:148

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening disease, is the most devastating disease of citrus across the world, caused by the phloem limited fastidious bacterium ‘Candidatus Liberibacter spp.’. This resea...

    Authors: Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Junaid Rao, Muhammd Akbar Anjum, Shaghef Ejaz, Ummad-ud-Din Umar, Muhammad Arif Ali, Muhammad Fasih Khalid, Muhammad Sohail, Sezai Ercisli, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, Shakeel Ahmad and Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:147

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  6. Content type: Original article

    The valuable medicine Shiraia bambusicola P. Henn. and its major active substance hypocrellin exert unique curative effects on skin diseases, diabetes, and cancers. The wild S. bambusicola is endangered due to it...

    Authors: Wen Du, Chunlong Sun, Baogui Wang, Yanmei Wang, Bin Dong, Junhua Liu, Jiangbao Xia, Wenjun Xie, Jun Wang, Jingkuan Sun, Xuehong Liu and Hongguo Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:146

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  7. Content type: Original article

    In this study, a pot experiment was carried out in greenhouse to investigate the potentials of Xerocomus badius and Serendipita indica to penetrate and colonize roots of ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) and to ...

    Authors: Binghua Liu, Xinghong Liu, Fangchun Liu, Hailin Ma, Bingyao Ma, Wenxin Zhang and Lin Peng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:145

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Frequent harmful cyanobacteria blooms limit the sustainable development of aquaculture. Algicidal bacteria can efficiently control harmful algae without secondary pollution. The algicidal bacteria CZBC1 can lyse

    Authors: Xiao-Juan Hu, Yu Xu, Hao-Chang Su, Wu-Jie Xu, Li-Hua Wang, Yun-Na Xu, Zhuo-Jia Li, Yu-Cheng Cao and Guo-Liang Wen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:144

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Berberis aristata is an important part of traditional healing system from more than 2500 years. The aqueous extract of Berberis aristata root bark displayed broad spectrum activity against 13 test pathogens, rang...

    Authors: Henna Sood, Yashwant Kumar, Vipan Kumar Gupta and Daljit Singh Arora

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:143

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  10. Content type: Original article

    The co-factor NADH plays an important role in butanol biosynthesis. In this study, we found that aspartate could effectively improve the butanol production of Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824. Further study sh...

    Authors: Zhengping Liao, Xitong Yang, Hongxin Fu and Jufang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:142

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Development of a genetic tool for visualization of photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) is essential for understanding microbial function during their interaction with plant and microflora. In this study, Rhodopseudomon...

    Authors: Zhongying Zhai, Jiao Du, Lijie Chen, Muhammad Rizwan Hamid, Xiaohua Du, Xiaoting Kong, Jue Cheng, Wen Tang, Deyong Zhang, Pin Su and Yong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:141

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  12. Content type: Original article

    The study aimed to investigate the effect of five inactive yeasts on the metabolites of Chardonnay dry white wines vinified in 2016 in Shacheng Manor Wine Co. Ltd., Hebei province, China. In this research, pro...

    Authors: Boran Hu, Yang Cao, Jiangyu Zhu, Wenbiao Xu and Wenjuan Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:140

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Classical swine fever (CSF) is a contagious disease that causes a high mortality to domestic and wild pigs. Its causative agent is an enveloped Pestivirus named Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV). Due to the huge...

    Authors: Elianet Lorenzo, Lidice Méndez, Elsa Rodríguez, Nemecio Gonzalez, Gleysin Cabrera, Carlos Pérez, Rafael Pimentel, Yusmel Sordo, Maria P. Molto, Talia Sardina, Alina Rodríguez-Mallon and Mario P. Estrada

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:139

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  14. Content type: Mini-Review

    Deinococcus is an extremophilic microorganism found in a wide range of habitats, including hot springs, radiation-contaminated areas, Antarctic soils, deserts, etc., and shows some of the highest levels of resist...

    Authors: Mengmeng Jin, Anqi Xiao, Liying Zhu, Zhidong Zhang, He Huang and Ling Jiang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:138

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the mycotoxins most frequently encountering in cereal-based foods throughout the world. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used to alleviate porcine jejunal epithelia cell (IPEC-J2) injur...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Juan Chang, Ping Wang, Qing-qiang Yin, Wei-wei Huang, Chao-qi Liu, Xian-xiao Bai, Qun Zhu, Tian-zeng Gao and Pu Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:137

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Salmonella is an important pathogen for poultry production as well as for human due to zoonotic importance. It has more than 2600 identified serovars despite of this identification and classification of Salmonell...

    Authors: Mahmoud E. Sedeik, Nahed A. El-shall, Ashraf M. Awad, Sally M. Elfeky, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Elsayed O. S. Hussein, Abdullah N. Alowaimer and Ayman A. Swelum

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:136

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Prolactin (PRL) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland with innumerable functions, such as lactation, reproduction, osmotic and immune regulation. The present work describes the synthesis of hPRL in huma...

    Authors: Felipe D. Silva, João E. Oliveira, Renan P. Freire, Miriam F. Suzuki, Carlos R. Soares and Paolo Bartolini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:135

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  18. Content type: Original article

    This study explored the effect of dietary xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS) supplementation on the gut microbial composition and activity in pigs of different ages. Eighty pigs with an average body weight (BW) of 30 ...

    Authors: Jie Pan, Jie Yin, Kai Zhang, Peifeng Xie, Hao Ding, Xingguo Huang, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:134

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Flavonoid is one of the widespread groups of plant secondary metabolites that provide several health benefits. However, the explicit mechanism of flavonoid biosynthesis in plants largely remains unclear. Chalc...

    Authors: Xiuming Liu, Naveed Ahmad, Longyu Yang, Tianyu Fu, Jie Kong, Na Yao, Yuanyuan Dong, Nan Wang, Xiaowei Li, Fawei Wang, Xin Liu, Weican Liu and Haiyan Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:132

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Malassezia furfur is lipophilic and lipid-dependent yeast, inhabitant of human skin microbiota associated with several dermal disorders. In recent years, along with the advances in nanotechnology and the incentiv...

    Authors: Javier Esteban Mussin, María Virginia Roldán, Florencia Rojas, María de los Ángeles Sosa, Nora Pellegri and Gustavo Giusiano

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:131

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Microbial activity is the main route for cycling mangrove nutrients. In general, microorganisms have abilities to degrade lignocellulosic compounds. Among the biotechnological potential of the microbiota from ...

    Authors: Vivian Martinho, Lidiane Maria dos Santos Lima, Caroline Almeida Barros, Vitor Baptista Ferrari, Michel Rodrigo Zambrano Passarini, Leonardo André Santos, Fernanda Luisa de Souza Sebastianes, Paulo Teixeira Lacava and Suzan Pantaroto de Vasconcellos

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:130

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  22. Content type: Original article

    The responses of denitrifiers and denitrification ability to dissolved oxygen (DO) concent in different layers of surface lake sediments are still poorly understood. Here, the optimal denitrification condition...

    Authors: Pei Hong, Xingqiang Wu, Yilin Shu, ChunBo Wang, Cuicui Tian, Shihao Gong, Pei Cai, Oscar Omondi Donde and Bangding Xiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:129

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Salmonella is a common and important pathogen for both human and animals. All Salmonella except Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum have flagellum. Flagellin (FliC) is the main subunit protein forming t...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Jiangying Zhang, Chunhong Zhu, Xia Meng, Shuhong Sun and Guoqiang Zhu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:128

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Levulinic acid (LA) is a building block alternative to fermentable sugars derived from cellulosic biomass. Among LA catabolic processes in Pseudomonas putida KT2440, ligation of coenzyme A (CoA) to LA by levuliny...

    Authors: Hiroshi Habe, Hideaki Koike, Yuya Sato, Yosuke Iimura, Tomoyuki Hori, Manabu Kanno, Nobutada Kimura and Kohtaro Kirimura

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:127

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Heterologous protein production is widely used in industrial biotechnology. However, using non-native production hosts can lead to enzymes with altered post-translational modifications, such as glycosylation. ...

    Authors: Cyrielle Bonzom, Silvia Hüttner, Ekaterina Mirgorodskaya, Sun-Li Chong, Stefan Uthoff, Alexander Steinbüchel, Raymond M. D. Verhaert and Lisbeth Olsson

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:126

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  26. Content type: Original article

    The detrimental effects of synthetic fungicides have increased the emphasis for biological control as an effective and safe sustainable alternative method. In the present work, a potent rhizospheric actinobact...

    Authors: Talwinder Kaur, Riveka Rani and Rajesh Kumari Manhas

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:125

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Xylanases are in important class of industrial enzymes that are essential for the complete hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars. In the present study, we report the cloning of novel xy...

    Authors: Simo Ellilä, Paul Bromann, Mari Nyyssönen, Merja Itävaara, Anu Koivula, Lars Paulin and Kristiina Kruus

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:124

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Supplementation of appropriate probiotics can improve the health and productivity of ruminants while mitigating environmental methane production. Hence, this study was conducted to determine the effects of Entero...

    Authors: Lovelia L. Mamuad, Seon Ho Kim, Ashraf A. Biswas, Zhongtang Yu, Kwang-Keun Cho, Sang-Bum Kim, Kichoon Lee and Sang Suk Lee

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:123

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Rates of microbial drug resistance are increasing worldwide; therefore, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are considered promising alternative therapeutic agents to antibiotics. AMPs are essential components of th...

    Authors: Ju Young Kwon, Min Kyung Kim, Loredana Mereuta, Chang Ho Seo, Tudor Luchian and Yoonkyung Park

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:122

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  30. Content type: Original article

    This study investigated the effects of the rumen fungus Piromyces sp. CN6 CGMCC 14449 as a silage additive on the fermentation quality, nutrient composition and in vitro digestibility of whole crop maize silage. ...

    Authors: Dangdang Wang, Congcong Zhao, Shimin Liu, Tao Zhang, Junhu Yao and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:121

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Lipopeptides possess excellent broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Different lipopeptides have their own unique chemical structures, properties and biological activities. Quantitative analysis of the lipope...

    Authors: Dongfang Sun, Jianmeng Liao, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang, Ying Liu, Qi Deng, Ning Zhang, Defeng Xu, Zhijia Fang, Wenjing Wang and Ravi Gooneratne

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:120

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  32. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we investigated the effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by Bacillus subtilis CF-3 on the growth and development of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and evaluated the elicitation of ...

    Authors: Pengyu Zhao, Peizhong Li, Shiyuan Wu, Minshun Zhou, Ruicong Zhi and Haiyan Gao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:119

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  33. Content type: Original article

    During industrial fermentation, Streptomyces clavuligerus F613-1 simultaneously produces primary product clavulanic acid (CA) and cephamycin C. The cephamycin C biosynthetic gene cluster and pathway have been bas...

    Authors: Jiafang Fu, Ronghuo Qin, Gongli Zong, Chuanqing Zhong, Peipei Zhang, Ni Kang, Xiaoyu Qi and Guangxiang Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:118

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Here, we report a novel protein elicitor from Bacillus subtilis BU412 which could cause hypersensitive response (HR) and systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in tobacco. The purification was executed by ion-exchang...

    Authors: Yongrui Shen, Jianwei Li, Junliang Xiang, Jiaqi Wang, Kuide Yin and Quan Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:117

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Infectious clone vectors used widely in genetic research. While constructing soybean mosaic virus (SMV) clone vectors, we found that transformed Agrobacterium grew significantly different depending on the viral s...

    Authors: Jinlong Yin, Hui Liu, Wenyang Xiang, Tongtong Jin, Dongquan Guo, Liqun Wang and Haijian Zhi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:116

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Coix seed has traditionally been used in traditional Chinese medicine to fortify the spleen and inhibit dampness, and has shown anticancer effects in humans. However, it is not known whether coix seed improves...

    Authors: Zhaolong Li, Zhongning Lin, Zheng Lu, Zhihua Feng, Qi Chen, Sufang Deng, Zhenwu Li, Youquan Yan and Zhaoyang Ying

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:115

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Biological soil disinfestation (BSD) or anaerobic (reductive) soil disinfestation (ASD/RSD) is a bioremediation method used to eliminate soil-borne plant pathogens by exploiting the activities of anaerobic bac...

    Authors: Atsuko Ueki, Toshiaki Takehara, Gen Ishioka, Nobuo Kaku and Katsuji Ueki

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:114

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  38. Content type: Original article

    In terms of health, dyes have carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic properties and can have adverse effects on health and the environment. Therefore, sewage containing to dyes must be purified before being dischar...

    Authors: Tahereh Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Parvaneh Talebi and Mahrokh Jalili

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:113

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Cellulase has many potential applications in ethanol production, extraction of medicinal ingredients, food, brewing, oil exploration, environmental protection. However, the widespread use of cellulase is limit...

    Authors: Li-Juan Li, Wen-Jing Xia, Gui-Ping Ma, Yue-Lin Chen and Yue-Yu Ma

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:112

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  40. Content type: Original article

    The subterranean termite Psammotermes hypostoma Desneux is considered as an important pest that could cause severe damage to buildings, furniture, silos of grain and crops or any material containing cellulose. Th...

    Authors: Huda R. K. Ali, Nada F. Hemeda and Yasser F. Abdelaliem

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:111

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Clostridium carboxidivorans can produce acids and/or alcohols through syngas fermentation. In that C1-gas fermentation process, the production of acids takes place at higher pH (acetogenesis) (e.g., around 6.00),...

    Authors: Ánxela Fernández-Naveira, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:110

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Biological activated carbon (BAC) filters are frequently used in drinking water production for removing dissolved organic carbon (DOC) via adsorption of organic compounds and microbial degradation. However, pr...

    Authors: Xiyang Dong, Leonard E. Bäcker, Mona Rahmatullah, Daniel Schunk, Guido Lens and Rainer U. Meckenstock

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:109

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  43. Content type: Original article

    Due to its potent cytotoxicity in BRCA-mutated tumors, synthetic lethality elicited by poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor gives renewed enthusiasm to researching and developing anti-cancer therapies...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Liu, Hong Song, Huanqing Song, Xiaoxia Feng, Chuan Zhou and Zhifang Huo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:108

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Easy preparation of chimeric nanobodies with various scaffolds is important for customizing abilities of nanobodies toward practical utilization. To accomplish high-throughput production of various nanobodies,...

    Authors: Natsuko Miura, Kana Miyamoto, Yuta Ohtani, Kenshi Yaginuma, Shunsuke Aburaya, Yoshinori Kitagawa, Wataru Aoki and Mitsuyoshi Ueda

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:107

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Drug-resistant bacteria are a serious threat to global public health. Gram-positive bacterial endolysin preparations have been successfully used to fight Gram-positive bacteria as a novel antimicrobial replace...

    Authors: Guangmou Yan, Rui Yang, Kejia Fan, Hanlin Dong, Chencheng Gao, Shuang Wang, Ling Yu, Zhe Cheng and Liancheng Lei

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:106

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  46. Content type: Original article

    Epsilon toxin (Etx) produced by Clostridium perfringens types B and D, a major causative agent of enterotoxaemia causes significant economic losses to animal industry. Conventional vaccines against these pathogen...

    Authors: Himani Kaushik, Sachin Kumar Deshmukh, Amit Kumar Solanki, Bharti Bhatia, Archana Tiwari and Lalit C. Garg

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:105

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  47. Content type: Original article

    Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a diarrheal disease of swine caused by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). It is characterized by acute watery diarrhea, dehydration and vomiting in swine of all ages and...

    Authors: Fuxiang Bao, Lixin Wang, Xinxin Zhao, Ting Lu, A. Mi Na, Xuefei Wang, Jinshan Cao and Yanan Du

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:104

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  48. Content type: Original article

    Morchella importuna has been artificially cultivated, but stable production remains difficult because its mechanisms of fruiting body formation are unclear. To investigate the fruiting body formation mechanisms, ...

    Authors: Haibo Hao, Jinjing Zhang, Hong Wang, Qian Wang, Mingjie Chen, Jiaxiang Juan, Zhiyong Feng and Hui Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:103

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  49. Content type: Original article

    Recent years have seen an increasing interest in laccase enzymes. Due to their ability of oxidizing various substrates, they are nowadays applied in multiple industrial fields including pulp delignification, t...

    Authors: Katarzyna Litwińska, Felix Bischoff, Falko Matthes, Rüdiger Bode, Twan Rutten and Gotthard Kunze

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:102

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