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  1. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ayomi Dilhari, Asanga Sampath, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Deepaka Weerasekara, Chris Sissons, Andrew McBain and Manjula Weerasekera

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:209

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:179

  2. The search for effective and bioactive antimicrobial molecules to  encounter the medical need for new antibiotics is an encouraging area of research. Plant defensins are small cationic, cysteine-rich peptides ...

    Authors: Najla Amin T. Al Kashgry, Hussein H. Abulreesh, Iman A. El-Sheikh, Yaser A. Almaroai, Reda Salem, Ismail Mohamed, Fatma R. Waly, Gamal Osman and Mahmoud S. M. Mohamed

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:208

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  3. Salmonella spp. is a high-risk bacterial pathogen that is monitored in imported animal-derived feedstuffs. Serratia fonticola is the bacterial species most frequently confused with Salmonella spp. in traditional ...

    Authors: Jinghua Ruan, Wujun Wang, Tiyin Zhang, Teng Zheng, Jing Zheng, Shiyu Yu, Daojin Yu and Yifan Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:207

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  4. The current study prospects the antimicrobial potential of an endophytic fungus Chaetomium globosum which showed a wide spectrum antimicrobial activity against the tested pathogenic microorganisms. This is appare...

    Authors: Navdeep Kaur and Daljit Singh Arora

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:206

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  5. This paper studied the inhibitory effects of dithiocyano-methane (DM) on the glucose decomposition pathway in the respiratory metabolism of Escherichia coli. We investigated the effects of DM on the activities of...

    Authors: Yanfeng Chen, Wenjie Ke, Huabin Qin, Siwei Chen, Limei Qin, Ying Yang, Hui Yu and Yuansheng Tan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:205

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  6. Antimicrobial peptides have been attracting increasing attention for their multiple beneficial effects. In present study, a novel AMP with a molecular weight of 1875.5 Da, was identified from the genome of Lactob...

    Authors: Jun-Fang He, Du-Xin Jin, Xue-Gang Luo and Tong-Cun Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:204

    Content type: Original article

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  7. Linum usitatissimum is a candidate as a remedy to treat prostate problems in some folklore medicines. In this study, we have reported the phenolic and flavonoid constituents, antioxidant activity, and potential o...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Ningou Huang, Wenxin Chen, Tang Xiaoling, Behnam Mahdavi, Amir Raoofi, Davood Mahdian and Hadi Atabati

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:203

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  8. The precipitous drop in the cost of genomic sequencing and the concomitant availability of computational methods for comparing genome-level data has made the accurate taxonomic placement of bacteria affordable...

    Authors: Alisha M. Harrison and Scott D. Soby

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:202

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  9. Rhamnolipids are important biosurfactants for application in bioremediation, enhanced oil recovery, pharmaceutical, and detergent industry. In this study, rhamnolipids extracted from P. aeruginosa P6 were charact...

    Authors: Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa and Nadia A. Hassouna

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:201

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  10. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is an important forage legume in farming and animal husbandry systems. This study assessed the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) ...

    Authors: Junying Liu, Xuanshuai Liu, Qianbing Zhang, Shengyi Li, Yanliang Sun, Weihua Lu and Chunhui Ma

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:200

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  11. Bacteria promoters along with operators are crucial elements in the control of gene expression in microbes in response to environmental stress changes. A genome-wide promoter DNA regulatory library is in deman...

    Authors: Xianqiang Li, Xin Jiang, Meiying Xu, Yun Fang, Yan Wang, Guoping Sun and Jun Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:199

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  12. The damages observed in Tunisian citrus orchards have prompted studies on the Pseudomonas spp. responsible for blast and black pit. Prospective orchards between 2015 and 2017 showed that the diseases rapidly spre...

    Authors: Maroua Oueslati, Magdalena Mulet, Mohamed Zouaoui, Charlotte Chandeysson, Jorge Lalucat, Mohamed Rabeh Hajlaoui, Odile Berge, Elena García-Valdés and Najla Sadfi-Zouaoui

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:198

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  13. This study investigated the effects of substitution of whole corn silage (WCS) with Broussonetia papyrifera silage (BPS) in different ratios on the serum indicators, hindgut fermentation parameters (pH, ammoniaca...

    Authors: Hanchen Tian, Yiye Chen, Ni Zhu, Yongqing Guo, Ming Deng, Guangbin Liu, Yaokun Li, Dewu Liu and Baoli Sun

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:197

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  14. Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) is a compound with a polycyclic cage and an N-nitro group that has been shown to play an unfavorable role in environmental fate, biosafety, and physical health. The aim of...

    Authors: Zhiyong Liu, Kai Dang, Cunzhi Li, Junhong Gao, Hong Wang, Yongchao Gao, Bin Zhao, Peng Fan and Airong Qian

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:196

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  15. Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2) is a serious zoonotic pathogen; it can lead to symptoms of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) in humans and sepsis in pigs, and poses a great threat to public health. Th...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Pei, Junchi Liu, Mingxing Liu, Hong Zhou, Xiaomin Wang and Hongjie Fan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:195

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  16. Intestinal microorganisms have been shown to be important factors affecting the growth performance of pigs. Therefore, to investigate the effect of the intestinal microflora structure on the growth performance...

    Authors: Xin-Jian Li, Mingyu Wang, Yahui Xue, Dongdong Duan, Cong Li, Xuelei Han, Kejun Wang, Ruimin Qiao and Xiu-Ling Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:192

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  17. Verticillium wilt (VW) caused by Verticillium dahliae is a devastating soil-borne disease that causes severe yield losses in cotton and other major crops worldwide. Here we conducted a high-throughput screening o...

    Authors: Xiaoyuan Tao, Hailin Zhang, Mengtao Gao, Menglin Li, Ting Zhao and Xueying Guan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:193

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  18. The algal biotechnology together with the wastewater treatment can contribute to the production of renewable energies such as bioethanol, biodiesel and biohydrogen and solve many of the challenges currently fa...

    Authors: Alejandro Ruiz-Marin, Yunuen Canedo-López and Paolah Chávez-Fuentes

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:191

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  19. Culture medium composition is one of the most important parameters to analyze in biotechnological processes with industrial purposes. The aim of this study was to design of a culture medium for optimal growth ...

    Authors: Dayana Morales-Borrell, Nemecio González-Fernández, Néstor Mora-González, Carlos Pérez-Heredia, Ana Campal-Espinosa, Eddy Bover-Fuentes, Eladio Salazar-Gómez and Yissel Morales-Espinosa

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:190

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  20. Fusarium wilt (FW) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) is a soil-borne disease that seriously limits watermelon production. In the present study, Trichoderma asperellum (T. asperellum) M45a was shown...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Cheng Tian, Jiling Xiao, Lin Wei, Yun Tian and Zhihuai Liang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:189

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  21. Supplementation of the spent oyster substrate enhances its nutritional properties to produce a new mushroom cropping cycle. The study investigated the potential of a nano-fertilizer (Lithovit®-Amino25) with an ad...

    Authors: Layla Naim, Mohammed A. Alsanad, Nidal Shaban, Zeina El Sebaaly, Sami Abou Fayssal and Youssef N. Sassine

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:188

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  22. The aim of the study was to determine the antioxidant activity and assess the lipophilicity and skin penetration of eugenyl chloroacetate (EChA), eugenyl dichloroacetate (EDChA), and eugenyl trichloroacetate (...

    Authors: Edyta Makuch, Anna Nowak, Andrzej Günther, Robert Pełech, Łukasz Kucharski, Wiktoria Duchnik and Adam Klimowicz

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:187

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  23. Caseous lymphadenitis (CL) is a chronic infectious disease that affects sheep and goats. Many serological tests have been developed to detect the disease; one of the most widely used is the enzyme-linked immun...

    Authors: Antonio Pedro Fróes de Farias, José Tadeu Raynal Rocha Filho, Silvana Beutinger Marchioro, Luan Santana Moreira, Andressa Souza Marques, Maria da Conceição Aquino de Sá, Antonio Anderson dos Santos Oliveira, Maria Emília Alcântara, Ricardo Barros Mariutti, Raghuvir Krishnaswamy Arni, Soraya Castro Trindade and Roberto Meyer

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:186

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  24. In vitro eradication of the C. albicans and S. mutans mixed biofilms by eugenol alone and in combination with the antimicrobial drugs. Previously characterized strains of C. albicans (CAJ-01 and CAJ-12) and S. mu...

    Authors: Huma Jafri, Gopa Banerjee, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Hussein Hasan Abulreesh and Abdullah Safar Althubiani

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:185

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  25. Valorisation of food residues would greatly benefit from development of robust processes that create added value compared to current feed- and biogas applications. Recent advances in membrane-bioreactor-based ...

    Authors: Gustav Sjöberg, Martin Gustavsson and Antonius J. A. van Maris

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:184

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  26. Ethnobotanical and ethnopharmacological studies of many Centaurea species indicated their potential in folk medicine so far. However, investigations of different Centaurea calcitrapa L. extracts in terms of cytot...

    Authors: Ivica Dimkić, Marija Petrović, Milan Gavrilović, Uroš Gašić, Petar Ristivojević, Slaviša Stanković and Peđa Janaćković

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:183

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  27. A newly identified cellulase-producing Fusarium chlamydosporum HML278 was cultivated under solid-state fermentation of sugarcane bagasse, and two new β-glucosides enzymes (BG FH1, BG FH2) were recovered from ferm...

    Authors: Yongling Qin, Qiqian Li, Fengfeng Luo, Yue Fu and Haiyan He

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:182

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  28. With PCR becoming one of the most important and widely-used diagnostic tools for infectious diseases of poultry, an urgent need has developed for an endogenous internal control (EIC) that monitors the quality ...

    Authors: Yaoyao Wang, Jilei Zhang, Kelly Patrick, Min Li, Jiansen Gong, Bu Xu, Qiuping Shen, Yi Yang, Lanjing Wei, Yuanyuan Zhang, Daxin Peng, Jianqiang Ye, Anil Poudel and Chengming Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:181

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  29. The Pacific white shrimp, with the largest production in shrimp industry, has suffered from multiple severe viral and bacterial diseases, which calls for a more reliable and environmentally friendly system to ...

    Authors: Shenzheng Zeng, Sukontorn Khoruamkid, Warinphorn Kongpakdee, Dongdong Wei, Lingfei Yu, Hao Wang, Zhixuan Deng, Shaoping Weng, Zhijian Huang, Jianguo He and Kriengkrai Satapornvanit

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:180

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  30. Nigella A, also named Sieboldianoside A, has been extracted from many kinds of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), such as Nigella glandulifera, Stauntonia chinensis DC., and the leaves of Acanthopanax sieboldian...

    Authors: Xingjiang Hu, Nana Xu, Xi Yang, Xi Hu, Yunliang Zheng and Qiao Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:179

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  31. Laccases are a class of multi-copper oxidases with important industrial values. A thermotolerant laccase produced by a basidiomycete fungal strain Cerrena unicolor CGMCC 5.1011 was studied. With glycerin and pept...

    Authors: Yanhua Yao, Guimei Zhou, Yonghui Lin, Xinqi Xu and Jie Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:178

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  32. Trametes spec. laccase (EC 1.10.3.2.) mediates the oxidative coupling of 6-aminopenicillanic, 7-aminocephalosporanic, and 7-aminodesacetoxycephalosporanic acid with 2,5-dihydroxybenzoic acid derivatives to form n...

    Authors: Annett Mikolasch, Elke Hammer, Sabine Witt and Ulrike Lindequist

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:177

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  33. Biogenic amines (BAs) are low molecular weight organic bases formed by natural amino acids decarboxylation and trigger an array of toxicological effects in humans and animals. Bacterial amine oxidases enzymes ...

    Authors: Hossein Sadeghi, Sareh Arjmand, Seyed Omid Ranaei Siadat, Jamshid Fooladi and Gholamhossein Ebrahimipour

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:176

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  34. This study investigated the protective effect of desoxyrhapontigenin (DOP) against isoflurane (ISF)-induced neuronal injury in rats. Neuronal injury was induced in pups by exposing them to 0.75% ISF on postnat...

    Authors: Feng Liang, Xin Fu, Yunpengfei Li and Fanglei Han

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:175

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  35. Bacteria mineralization is a promising biotechnological approach to apply in biomaterials development. In this investigation, we demonstrate that Bacillus subtilis 168 induces and influences CaCO3 composites prec...

    Authors: Héctor Ferral-Pérez, Mónica Galicia-García, Bonifacio Alvarado-Tenorio, Aldo Izaguirre-Pompa and Marisela Aguirre-Ramírez

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:174

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  36. In the last years, the acidothermophilic red microalga Galdieria sulphuraria has been increasingly studied for industrial applications such as wastewater treatment, recovery of rare earth elements, production of ...

    Authors: Dora Allegra Carbone, Giuseppe Olivieri, Antonino Pollio and Michael Melkonian

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:170

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  37. Sable (Martes zibellina), a member of family Mustelidae, order Carnivora, is primarily distributed in the cold northern zone of Eurasia. The purpose of this study was to explore the intestinal flora of the sable ...

    Authors: Jiakuo Yan, Xiaoyang Wu, Jun Chen, Yao Chen and Honghai Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:169

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  38. In this study the aromatic nanocolloids (CANCs) are synthesized using the noble metal silver by using Citronella extract and confirmed through physio chemical analysis. The synthesised CANCs were evaluated for...

    Authors: Ranjani Soundhararajan, Salman Al Farzi Mohamed Sheik Meeran, Shruthy Priya Prakash, Waseem Mohammad, Ruckmani Kandasamy and Hemalatha Srinivasan

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:168

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  39. The dynamics of the community structure and composition of the dairy cow fecal bacterial communities during early lactation is unclear, therefore this study was conducted to characterize the fecal bacterial co...

    Authors: Shuai Huang, Shoukun Ji, Feiran Wang, Jie Huang, Gibson Maswayi Alugongo and Shengli Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:167

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  40. An increasing number of biological and epidemiological evidence suggests that c.919-2A > G and c.2168A > G variants of solute carrier family 26, member 4 (SLC26A4) gene play a critical role in the development of ...

    Authors: Chen Zhou, Xiangman Zou, Cuiying Peng, Guoqiang Gao and Zifen Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:166

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  41. We explored how tabersonine (Tab) protected against dexamethasone (Dex)-induced osteoporosis. Osteoblasts were treated with Dex (100 µM) with or without Table (5 or 10 µM). We measured cell viability, alkaline...

    Authors: Xi Sun, Lijun Gan, Nan Li, Shuyi Sun and Na Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:165

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  42. Drugs targeting the fusion process of viral entry into host cells have been approved for clinical use in the treatment of AIDS. There remains a great need to improve the use of existing drugs for HIV therapy. ...

    Authors: Jiping Shao, Debin Zeng, Shuhong Tian, Gezhi Liu and Jian Fu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:164

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  43. Bacillus velezensis 83 was isolated from mango tree phyllosphere of orchards located in El Rosario, Sinaloa, México. The assessment of this strain as BCA (biological control agent), as well as PGPB (plant growth-...

    Authors: Karina A. Balderas-Ruíz, Patricia Bustos, Rosa I. Santamaria, Víctor González, Sergio Andrés Cristiano-Fajardo, Salvador Barrera-Ortíz, Miriam Mezo-Villalobos, Sergio Aranda-Ocampo, Ángel Arturo Guevara-García, Enrique Galindo and Leobardo Serrano-Carreón

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:163

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  44. Plant extracts serve as reducing and coating agents and are, therefore, commonly employed for the generation of silver (Ag) nanoparticles (NPs). Plant extract mediated synthesis of Ag NPs is a green, environme...

    Authors: Syuzanna Hambardzumyan, Naira Sahakyan, Margarit Petrosyan, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Claus Jacob and Armen Trchounian

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:162

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  45. Staphylococcal protein A (SpA) is a major virulence factor of Staphylococcus aureus. S. aureus is able to escape detection by the immune system by the surface display of protein A. The SpA protein is broadly used...

    Authors: M. Vahed, F. Ramezani, V. Tafakori, V. S. Mirbagheri, A. Najafi and G. Ahmadian

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:161

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  46. Cytotoxicity of CuO nanoparticles (NPs) are an impediment in utilizing them as an effective nanocarriers of chemotherapeutic drugs for targeted drug delivery in nasopharyngeal cancer. In our current study, we ...

    Authors: Long-Mei Guo, Xue-Mei Xu, Dong Zhao, Xun-Gong Cai and Bin Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:160

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