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  1. Original article

    Antimicrobial peptide gene BdPho responds to peptidoglycan infection and mating stimulation in oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel)

    Phormicins belong to defensin family, which are important antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in insects. These AMPs are inducible upon challenging by immune triggers. In the present study, we identified the cDNA of...

    Shi-Huo Liu, Hong-Fei Li, Yang Yang, Dong Wei, Hong-Bo Jiang, Wei Dou, Guo-Rui Yuan and Jin-Jun Wang

    AMB Express 2018 8:5

    Published on: 11 January 2018

  2. Original article

    Biodegradation and nutrients removal from greywater by an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) in different organic loadings rates

    In this study, the efficiency of Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) system in synthetic greywater treatment and nutrients removal was studied in duration of 105 days according to different Organic L...

    Hadi Eslami, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Hossein Falahzadeh, Parvaneh Talebi Hematabadi, Rasoul Khosravi, Arash Dalvand, Abbas Esmaeili, Mahmoud Taghavi and Ali Asghar Ebrahimi

    AMB Express 2018 8:3

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  3. Original article

    Microbial community response reveals underlying mechanism of industrial-scale manganese sand biofilters used for the simultaneous removal of iron, manganese and ammonia from groundwater

    Most studies have employed aeration–biofiltration process for the simultaneous removal of iron, manganese and ammonia in groundwater. However, what’s inside the “black box”, i.e., the potential contribution of...

    Yu Zhang, Rui Sun, Aijuan Zhou, Jiaguang Zhang, Yunbo Luan, Jianna Jia, Xiuping Yue and Jie Zhang

    AMB Express 2018 8:2

    Published on: 8 January 2018

  4. Mini-Review

    Methanogens: biochemical background and biotechnological applications

    Since fossil sources for fuel and platform chemicals will become limited in the near future, it is important to develop new concepts for energy supply and production of basic reagents for chemical industry. On...

    Franziska Enzmann, Florian Mayer, Michael Rother and Dirk Holtmann

    AMB Express 2018 8:1

    Published on: 4 January 2018

  5. Original article

    Lignin peroxidase mediated silver nanoparticle synthesis in Acinetobacter sp.

    Metals present in environment render the bacteria to attain certain resistance machinery to survive, one of which is transformation of metal ions to nano forms. Various enzymes and proteins have been suggested...

    Richa Singh, Utkarsha U. Shedbalkar, Shradhda B. Nadhe, Sweety A. Wadhwani and Balu A. Chopade

    AMB Express 2017 7:226

    Published on: 22 December 2017

  6. Original article

    Microbial diversity of saline environments: searching for cytotoxic activities

    In order to select halophilic microorganisms as a source of compounds with cytotoxic activities, a total of 135 bacterial strains were isolated from water and sediment samples collected from the Zipaquirá salt...

    Carolina Díaz-Cárdenas, Angela Cantillo, Laura Yinneth Rojas, Tito Sandoval, Susana Fiorentino, Jorge Robles, Freddy A. Ramos, María Mercedes Zambrano and Sandra Baena

    AMB Express 2017 7:223

    Published on: 22 December 2017

  7. Original article

    Transglycosylation of gallic acid by using Leuconostoc glucansucrase and its characterization as a functional cosmetic agent

    Gallic acid glycoside was enzymatically synthesized by using dextransucrase and sucrose from gallic acid. After purification by butanol partitioning and preparative HPLC, gallic acid glucoside was detected at m/z

    Seung-Hee Nam, Jeongjin Park, Woojin Jun, Doman Kim, Jin-A Ko, A. M. Abd El-Aty, Jin Young Choi, Do-Ik Kim and Kwang-Yeol Yang

    AMB Express 2017 7:224

    Published on: 22 December 2017

  8. Original article

    Modification of pomegranate waste with iron ions a green composite for removal of Pb from aqueous solution: equilibrium, thermodynamic and kinetic studies

    Pomegranate waste modified with Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions followed with carbonization were used as an adsorbent to remove the Pb2+ ions from aqueous solution. To optimum the highest adsorption efficiency, adsorption exp...

    Mohammad Hossein Salmani, Mohammad Abedi, Sayed Ahmad Mozaffari and Hossien Ali Sadeghian

    AMB Express 2017 7:225

    Published on: 22 December 2017

  9. Original article

    De novo transcriptome assembly: a new laccase multigene family from the marine-derived basidiomycete Peniophora sp. CBMAI 1063

    Laccases are multicopper oxidases that are able to catalyze reactions involving a range of substrates, including phenols and amines, and this ability is related to the existence of different laccases. Basidiom...

    Igor Vinicius Ramos Otero, Milene Ferro, Maurício Bacci Jr., Henrique Ferreira and Lara Durães Sette

    AMB Express 2017 7:222

    Published on: 20 December 2017

  10. Original article

    Synergistic production of 20(S)-protopanaxadiol from protopanaxadiol-type ginsenosides by β-glycosidases from Dictyoglomus turgidum and Caldicellulosiruptor bescii

    20(S)-Protopanaxadiol (APPD) has potential uses in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries because of its anti-stress, anti-fatigue, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-wrinkle properties. However,...

    Ji-Hyeon Choi, Min-Ju Seo, Kyung-Chul Shin, Ki Won Lee and Deok-Kun Oh

    AMB Express 2017 7:219

    Published on: 14 December 2017

  11. Original article

    Inhibitory effect of streptococci on the growth of M. catarrhalis strains and the diversity of putative bacteriocin-like gene loci in the genomes of S. pneumoniae and its relatives

    S. pneumoniae is a facultative human pathogen causing a wide range of infections including the life-threatening pneumoniae or meningitis. It colonizes nasopharynx as well as its closest p...

    L. N. Ikryannikova, M. V. Malakhova, G. G. Lominadze, I. Yu. Karpova, E. S. Kostryukova, N. A. Mayansky, A. N. Kruglov, E. A. Klimova, E. S. Lisitsina, E. N. Ilina and V. M. Govorun

    AMB Express 2017 7:218

    Published on: 13 December 2017

  12. Correction

    Correction to: Effect of incubation duration, growth temperature, and abiotic surface type on cell surface properties, adhesion and pathogenicity of biofilm-detached Staphylococcus aureus cells

    Following publication of the original article (Khelissa et al. 2017), the authors reported that the legend for Fig. 3 contained an error. Instead of “Adhesion of planktonic and biofilm-detached Staphylococcus aur...

    Simon Oussama Khelissa, Charafeddine Jama, Marwan Abdallah, Rabah Boukherroub, Christine Faille and Nour-Eddine Chihib

    AMB Express 2017 7:216

    Published on: 5 December 2017

    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:191

  13. Original article

    Strategies for improving production performance of probiotic Pediococcus acidilactici viable cell by overcoming lactic acid inhibition

    Lactic acid bacteria are industrially important microorganisms recognized for fermentative ability mostly in their probiotic benefits as well as lactic acid production for various applications. Fermentation co...

    Majdiah Othman, Arbakariya B. Ariff, Helmi Wasoh, Mohd Rizal Kapri and Murni Halim

    AMB Express 2017 7:215

    Published on: 27 November 2017

  14. Original article

    Production of poly-γ-glutamic acid by a thermotolerant glutamate-independent strain and comparative analysis of the glutamate dependent difference

    Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a promising microbial polymer with wide applications in industry, agriculture and medicine. In this study, a novel glutamate-independent γ-PGA producing strain with thermotolera...

    Wei Zeng, Guiguang Chen, Ye Guo, Bin Zhang, Mengna Dong, Yange Wu, Jun Wang, Zhiqun Che and Zhiqun Liang

    AMB Express 2017 7:213

    Published on: 25 November 2017

  15. Mini-Review

    Considering choline as methionine precursor, lipoproteins transporter, hepatic promoter and antioxidant agent in dairy cows

    During the transition period, fatty liver syndrome may be caused in cows undergo negative energy balance, ketosis or hypocalcemia, retained placenta or mastitis problems. During the transition stage, movement ...

    Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Rab N. Soomro, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Mervat A. Abdel-Latif, Wen Li, Ren Hao, Feifei Sun, Bello M. Bodinga, Khawar Hayat, Junhu Yao and Yangchun Cao

    AMB Express 2017 7:214

    Published on: 25 November 2017

  16. Original article

    Comparison of the gut microbiota composition between wild and captive sika deer (Cervus nippon hortulorum) from feces by high-throughput sequencing

    The gut microbiota is characterized as a complex ecosystem that has effects on health and diseases of host with the interactions of many other factors together. Sika deer is the national level for the protecti...

    Yu Guan, Haitao Yang, Siyu Han, Limin Feng, Tianming Wang and Jianping Ge

    AMB Express 2017 7:212

    Published on: 23 November 2017

  17. Original article

    In vivo therapeutic potential of Inula racemosa in hepatic ischemia–reperfusion injury following orthotopic liver transplantation in male albino rats

    Hepatic ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury mainly occurs following hepatic resection and liver transplantation and cause severe liver damage, organ injuries, and dysfunction. Pro-inflammatory cytokines that pro...

    Zhuoyi Wang, Lei Geng, Zhiyun Chen, Bingyi Lin, Mangli Zhang and Shusen Zheng

    AMB Express 2017 7:211

    Published on: 22 November 2017

  18. Original article

    Assessment of Methylobacterium oryzae CBMB20 aggregates for salt tolerance and plant growth promoting characteristics for bio-inoculant development

    Salinity is one of the major factors contributing to the loss of crop productivity and thereby impacting livelihood of people in more than 100 countries of the world and the area of land affected by salinity i...

    Mak Chanratana, Gwang Hyun Han, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Seshadri Sundaram, Md. Abdul Halim, Ramasamy Krishnamoorthy, Yeongyeong Kang and Tongmin Sa

    AMB Express 2017 7:208

    Published on: 21 November 2017

  19. Original article

    Size selectivity in antibiofilm activity of 3-(diphenylphosphino)propanoic acid coated gold nanomaterials against Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus mutans

    Biofilm formation by pathogenic bacteria is one of the major threats in hospital related infections, hence inhibiting and eradicating biofilms has become a primary target for developing new anti-infection appr...

    Dania Ahmed, Ayaz Anwar, Anum Khalid Khan, Ayaz Ahmed, Muhammad Raza Shah and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    AMB Express 2017 7:210

    Published on: 21 November 2017

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