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  1. Original article

    Boosting isoprene production via heterologous expression of the Kudzu isoprene synthase gene (kIspS) into Bacillus spp. cell factory

    Isoprene represents a key building block for the production of valuable materials such as latex, synthetic rubber or pharmaceutical precursors and serves as basis for advanced biofuel production. To enhance th...

    Lamis Gomaa, Michael E. Loscar, Haggag S. Zein, Nahed Abdel-Ghaffar, Abdelhadi A. Abdelhadi, Ali S. Abdelaal and Naglaa A. Abdallah

    AMB Express 2017 7:161

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Characterization of natural co-cultures of Piromyces with Methanobrevibacter ruminantium from yaks grazing on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau: a microbial consortium with high potential in plant biomass degradation

    Anaerobic fungi reside in the gut of herbivore and synergize with associated methanogenic archaea to decompose ingested plant biomass. Despite their potential for use in bioconversion industry, only a few natu...

    Ya-Qin Wei, Hong-Jian Yang, Rui-Jun Long, Zhi-Ye Wang, Bin-Bin Cao, Qin-Chang Ren and Tian-Tian Wu

    AMB Express 2017 7:160

    Published on: 7 August 2017

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    Optimization of photochemical decomposition acetamiprid pesticide from aqueous solutions and effluent toxicity assessment by Pseudomonas aeruginosa BCRC using response surface methodology

    Contamination of water resources by acetamiprid pesticide is considered one of the main environmental problems. The aim of this study was the optimization of acetamiprid removal from aqueous solutions by TiO2/Fe3

    Ali Toolabi, Mohammad Malakootian, Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian, Ali Esrafili, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Maesome Tabatabaei and Mohsen AskarShahi

    AMB Express 2017 7:159

    Published on: 4 August 2017

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    Comparative analysis of stirred catalytic basket bio-reactor for the production of bio-ethanol using free and immobilized Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells

    The successful industrial production of ethanol and fine chemicals requires the development of new biocatalytic reactors and support materials to achieve economically viable processes. In this work, a Stirred-...

    Amir Hussain, Martin Kangwa and Marcelo Fernandez-Lahore

    AMB Express 2017 7:158

    Published on: 28 July 2017

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    Escherichia coli outer membrane protein F (OmpF): an immunogenic protein induces cross-reactive antibodies against Escherichia coli and Shigella

    Diarrhea caused by pathogenic Escherichia coli (E. coli) is one of the most serious infectious diseases in humans and animals. Due to antibiotics resistance and the lack of efficient vaccine, more attention shoul...

    Xiao Wang, Da Teng, Qingfeng Guan, Ruoyu Mao, Ya Hao, Xiumin Wang, Junhu Yao and Jianhua Wang

    AMB Express 2017 7:155

    Published on: 19 July 2017

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    Phytohormones and induction of plant-stress tolerance and defense genes by seed and foliar inoculation with Azospirillum brasilense cells and metabolites promote maize growth

    Azospirillum spp. are plant-growth-promoting bacteria used worldwide as inoculants for a variety of crops. Among the beneficial mechanisms associated with Azospirillum inoculation, emphas...

    Josiane Fukami, Francisco Javier Ollero, Manuel Megías and Mariangela Hungria

    AMB Express 2017 7:153

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Development of a sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for dTMP-GH fusion protein by rational immunogen selection

    dTMP-GH is a chimeric protein containing a tandem dimer of thrombopoietin mimetic peptide (dTMP) fused to human growth hormone (hGH) prepared previously by our team. It shows significant bioactivity in promoti...

    Song Wang, Mingqiang Shen, Shilei Chen, Cheng Wang, Fang Chen, Mo Chen, Gaomei Zhao, Xinze Ran, Tianmin Cheng, Yongping Su, Yang Xu and Junping Wang

    AMB Express 2017 7:152

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Mutagenesis and characterization of a Bacillus amyloliquefaciens strain for Cinnamomum camphora seed kernel oil extraction by aqueous enzymatic method

    The purpose of the present study was to increase the proteinase activity of the strain NCU116 by combining ultraviolet irradiation and N-methyl-N′-nitro-N-nitroso guanidine treatment, in order to enhance the effi...

    Cheng Zeng, Rongbin Zhao, Maomao Ma, Zheling Zeng and Deming Gong

    AMB Express 2017 7:154

    Published on: 17 July 2017

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    Isolation and characterization of Arctic microorganisms decomposing bioplastics

    The increasing amount of plastic waste causes significant environmental pollution. In this study, screening of Arctic microorganisms which are able to degrade bioplastics was performed. In total, 313 microorga...

    Aneta K. Urbanek, Waldemar Rymowicz, Mateusz C. Strzelecki, Waldemar Kociuba, Łukasz Franczak and Aleksandra M. Mirończuk

    AMB Express 2017 7:148

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    The role of inorganic nitrogen in successful formation of granular biofilms for wastewater treatment that support cyanobacteria and bacteria

    Recently, the use of phototrophs for wastewater treatment has been revisited because of new approaches to separate them from effluent streams. One manifestation uses oxygenic photogranules (OPGs) which are den...

    Kristie Stauch-White, Varun N. Srinivasan, W. Camilla Kuo-Dahab, Chul Park and Caitlyn S. Butler

    AMB Express 2017 7:146

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Photosynthetic poly-β-hydroxybutyrate accumulation in unicellular cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6714

    Poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) production from CO2 has the potential to reduce the production cost of this biodegradable polyesters, and also to make the material more sustainable compared to utilization of sugar f...

    Donya Kamravamanesh, Stefan Pflügl, Winfried Nischkauer, Andreas Limbeck, Maximilian Lackner and Christoph Herwig

    AMB Express 2017 7:143

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Effect of Eudragit S100 nanoparticles and alginate chitosan encapsulation on the viability of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lactobacillus rhamnosus

    In this study, we examined a novel method of microencapsulation with calcium alginate-chitosan and Eudragit S100 nanoparticles for the improving viability of probiotic bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Lact...

    Fereshteh Ansari, Hadi Pourjafar, Vahid Jodat, Javad Sahebi and Amir Ataei

    AMB Express 2017 7:144

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Hydraulic retention time and pH affect the performance and microbial communities of passive bioreactors for treatment of acid mine drainage

    For acceleration of removing toxic metals from acid mine drainage (AMD), the effects of hydraulic retention time (HRT) and pH on the reactor performance and microbial community structure in the depth direction...

    Tomo Aoyagi, Takaya Hamai, Tomoyuki Hori, Yuki Sato, Mikio Kobayashi, Yuya Sato, Tomohiro Inaba, Atsushi Ogata, Hiroshi Habe and Takeshi Sakata

    AMB Express 2017 7:142

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Comparison of duplex PCR and phenotypic analysis in differentiating Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans from oral samples

    Candida dubliniensis shares a wide range of phenotypic characteristics with Candida albicans including a common trait called germ tube positivity. Hence, laboratory differentiation of the...

    Asanga Sampath, Manjula Weerasekera, Ayomi Dilhari, Chinthika Gunasekara, Uditha Bulugahapitiya, Neluka Fernando and Lakshman Samaranayake

    AMB Express 2017 7:141

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Phenotypic and genomic survey on organic acid utilization profile of Pseudomonas mendocina strain S5.2, a vineyard soil isolate

    Root exudates are chemical compounds that are released from living plant roots and provide significant energy, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus sources for microbes inhabiting the rhizosphere. The exudates shap...

    Teik Min Chong, Jian-Woon Chen, Wah-Seng See-Too, Choo-Yee Yu, Geik-Yong Ang, Yan Lue Lim, Wai-Fong Yin, Catherine Grandclément, Denis Faure, Yves Dessaux and Kok-Gan Chan

    AMB Express 2017 7:138

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Preventing subclinical necrotic enteritis through Lactobacillus johnsonii BS15 by ameliorating lipid metabolism and intestinal microflora in broiler chickens

    Increasing studies have focused on the beneficial effects of Lactobacillus johnsonii in certain diseases. Here, we studied the prevention ability of a probiotic strain, L. johnsonii BS15 on subclinical necrotic e...

    Xiaodan Qing, Dong Zeng, Hesong Wang, Xueqin Ni, Lei Liu, Jing Lai, Abdul Khalique, Kangcheng Pan and Bo Jing

    AMB Express 2017 7:139

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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    Development of a new method based on unmodified gold nanoparticles and peptide nucleic acids for detecting bovine viral diarrhea virus-RNA

    A simple colorimetric assay is presented for detecting bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV)-RNA based on aggregation of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) in the presence of charge-neutral peptide nucleic acids (PNA). F...

    Maryam Askaravi, Seyedeh Elham Rezatofighi, Saadat Rastegarzadeh and Masoud Reza Seifi Abad Shapouri

    AMB Express 2017 7:137

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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