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  1. Content type: Original article

    The inability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol from xylose has hampered the biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. However, prior studies reveal that functional expression of xyl...

    Authors: Igor P. V. Vieira, Gabrielle T. Cordeiro, Diego E. B. Gomes, Rafael D. Melani, Leonardo F. Vilela, Gilberto B. Domont, Rafael D. Mesquita, Elis C. A. Eleutherio and Bianca C. Neves

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:73

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    Lactobacillus brevis CD0817, a strain isolated from a healthy adult gut, was currently the most efficient lactic acid bacterial cell factory for gamma-aminobutyric acid. In this study, the complete genome sequenc...

    Authors: Dandan Gao, Kunpeng Chang, Gongtao Ding, Hongjing Wu, Yuanhong Chen, Mengya Jia, Xiaohua Liu, Shuixing Wang, Yuyuan Jin, Hao Pan and Haixing Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:72

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    Biodesulfurization helps in removal of sulfur from organosulfur present in petroleum fractions. All microorganisms isolated to date harbor a desulfurization operon consisting of three genes dszA, -B and -C which ...

    Authors: Pooja Murarka, Tanaya Bagga, Pooja Singh, Sabita Rangra and Preeti Srivastava

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:71

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    Gene therapy and viral vaccine are becoming attractive therapeutic options for the treatment of different malignant diseases. Viral vector productions are often using static culture vessels and small volume st...

    Authors: Jianjun Yang, Patrick Guertin, Guodong Jia, Zhongliang Lv, Hongyan Yang and Dianwen Ju

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:70

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    The human intestinal microbiota has an important role in the maintenance of human health and disease pathogenesis. The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of four media on human intestinal micro...

    Authors: Fu Yousi, Chen Kainan, Zhang Junnan, Xiao Chuanxing, Fan Lina, Zhang Bangzhou, Ren Jianlin and Fang Baishan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:69

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Isochrysis zhangjiangensis is widely used in the marine aquaculture as larval feed, especially for filter feeding cultures, as well as a good candidate for biofuels. However, the optimal cultivation temperature f...

    Authors: Guangze Yuan, Xupeng Cao, Zhen Zhu, Miao Yang, Junpeng Jiang, Xuran Fan, Peichun Wu, Hongbin Lu, Jing Tian and Song Xue

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:68

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  7. Content type: Original article

    Synergistic combinations of various antimicrobial agents are considered ideal strategies in combating clinical and multidrug resistant (MDR) infections. In this study, antibacterial potential of Jatropha curcas c...

    Authors: Abdul Haq, Maleeha Siddiqi, Syeda Zakia Batool, Arshad Islam, Alam Khan, Dildar Khan, Samiullah Khan, Haji Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Safia Ahmed and Malik Badshah

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:67

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  8. Content type: Original article

    This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of culture pH (4.5–6.5) and temperature (32–37 °C) on the stress resilience of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 during freeze-drying and post freeze-drying expos...

    Authors: Armando Hernández, Christer U. Larsson, Radoslaw Sawicki, Ed W. J. van Niel, Stefan Roos and Sebastian Håkansson

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:66

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  9. Content type: Original article

    A 3-hydroxypyridine degrading bacterium, designated strain DW-1, was isolated from petroleum contaminated soil in Liao River China. 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic analysis indicates that strain DW-1 belongs to ge...

    Authors: Shuxue Zhao, Chunhui Hu, Lizhong Guo, Kuiran Li and Hao Yu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:65

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  10. Content type: Original article

    In the present study, Alcaligenes aquatilis was found to decolorize 82% Synazol red 6HBN after incubation of 4 days at 37 °C and pH 7. Maximum decolorization was found under static conditions by using saw dust an...

    Authors: Mehvish Ajaz, Abdul Rehman, Zaman Khan, Muhammad Atif Nisar and Syed Hussain

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:64

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Although fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become a research hotspot, studies on comparison of the active fecal bacteria suspension under different preparation conditions are limited. This study inves...

    Authors: Chunhui Lin, Jiajia Wan, Yang Lu, He Zhang, Xue Chen, Yong Su and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:63

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  12. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we introduce a simple and green method for synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using microbial glycolipid mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) produced from Ustilago maydis CGMCC 5.203 and to evaluat...

    Authors: Abdelmoneim Bakur, Yongwu Niu, Hui Kuang and Qihe Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:62

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Rhamnolipids are glycolipid biosurfactants that are primarily produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa that have gained a great deal of interest for their numerous industrial applications and environmentally friendly p...

    Authors: Beatriz Pérez-Armendáriz, Carlos Cal-y-Mayor-Luna, Elie Girgis El-Kassis and Luis Daniel Ortega-Martínez

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:61

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Okara is a major agro-waste produced from the soybean industry. To hydrolyze the okara and enable nutrient release, a strategy to valorize okara using solid-state fermentation with food grade Bacillus subtilis (B

    Authors: Wai Kit Mok, Yong Xing Tan, Jaslyn Lee, Jaejung Kim and Wei Ning Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:60

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Genes responsible for the anaerobic catabolism of benzoate in the thermophilic archaeon Ferroglobus placidus were expressed in the thermophilic lignocellulose-degrading bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, as a...

    Authors: Kyle Sander, Meredith Yeary, Kristina Mahan, Jason Whitham, Richard J. Giannone, Steven D. Brown, Miguel Rodriguez Jr., David E. Graham and Bertrand Hankoua

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:59

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME) is an infectious disease caused by the rickettsia organism Ehrlichia canis which is transmitted mainly the ixodid brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The prevalence of E. ...

    Authors: Carla Janaina Rebouças Marques do Rosário, Cláudia Quintino da Rocha, Daniel Moura de Aguiar, Cristian Alex Aquino Lima, Daniella Patrícia Brandão Silveira, José Antônio Costa Leite, Denise Fernandes Coutinho and Ferdinan Almeida Melo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:58

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  17. Content type: Original article

    An effective framework for early warning and rapid response is a crucial element to prevent or mitigate the impact of biological invasions of plant pathogens, especially at ports of entry. Molecular detection ...

    Authors: Chiara Aglietti, Nicola Luchi, Alessia Lucia Pepori, Paola Bartolini, Francesco Pecori, Aida Raio, Paolo Capretti and Alberto Santini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:50

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  18. Content type: Original article

    In farmlands, most electronic devices have no connection to a power source and have to work on batteries. To explore paddy soil as an in situ power source, herein, we in the present study constructed sediment ...

    Authors: Yu Lu, Li Liu, Shaosong Wu, Wenhui Zhong, Yujun Xu and Huan Deng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:57

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Alizarin is an anti-fungal compound produced by the plant, Rubia tinctorum. The parasitic fungus Bjerkandera adusta Dec 1 was cultured in potato dextrose (PD) medium with or without alizarin. Alizarin was a good ...

    Authors: Kanako Sugawara, Etsuno Igeta, Yoshimi Amano, Mayuko Hyuga and Yasushi Sugano

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:56

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  20. Content type: Original article

    The effects of packaging atmosphere, storage temperature and oregano essential oil (EO) on growth of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat smoked turkey were studied. Smoked turkey slices were inoculated with a ...

    Authors: Samir A. Mahgoub, Rasha M. El-Mekkawy, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Waleed R. El-Ghareeb, Gamaleldin M. Suliman, Abdullah N. Alowaimer and Ayman A. Swelum

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:54

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Owing to their significant medicinal and edible values, the natural Dendrobium species have underdone over-collection and habitat destruction, and cultivated species emerged for candidates. However, these Dendrob...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Chengxin Fang, Tingmo Zhang, Li Guo and Qiang Ye

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:53

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  22. Content type: Retraction Note

    The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article (Wang et al. 2018) because the authors do not have ownership of the data they report. An investigation by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Orga...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Yao Liu, Die Lv, Xueli Hu, Qiumei Zhong, Ye Zhao and Mingbo Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:52

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2018 8:147

  23. Content type: Mini-Review

    The fast evolution of surface treatments for biomedical implants and the concern with their contact with cells and microorganisms at early phases of bone healing has boosted the development of surface topograp...

    Authors: Marcel Ferreira Kunrath, Bruna Ferreira Leal, Roberto Hubler, Sílvia Dias de Oliveira and Eduardo Rolim Teixeira

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:51

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Microbially induced calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation (MICP) is a process where microbes induce condition favorable for CaCO3 formation through metabolic activities by increasing the pH or carbonate ions wh...

    Authors: Yun Suk Lee and Woojun Park

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:49

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  25. Content type: Original article

    The oxidative d-xylose pathway, i.e. Dahms pathway, can be utilised to produce from cheap biomass raw material useful chemical intermediates. In vitro metabolic pathways offer a fast way to study the rate-limitin...

    Authors: Harry Boer, Martina Andberg, Robert Pylkkänen, Hannu Maaheimo and Anu Koivula

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:48

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Non-hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PAM) and partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) are commonly used polymers in various industrial applications, including in oil and gas production operations. Understanding t...

    Authors: Carolina Berdugo-Clavijo, Arindom Sen, Mojtaba Seyyedi, Harvey Quintero, Bill O’Neil and Lisa M. Gieg

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:46

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Current technologies for targeted characterization and manipulation of viral RNA primarily involve amplification or ultracentrifugation with isopycnic gradients of viral particles to decrease host RNA backgrou...

    Authors: Cedric Chih Shen Tan, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Yue Wan, October Michael Sessions and Paola Florez de Sessions

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:45

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Although dynamics of the complex microbial ecosystem populating the gastrointestinal tract of animals has profound and multifaceted impacts on host’s metabolism and health, it remains unclear whether it is the...

    Authors: Wenwen Feng, Jing Zhang, Ivan Jakovlić, Fan Xiong, Shangong Wu, Hong Zou, Wenxiang Li, Ming Li and Guitang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:44

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Studies of morphological measurements from the outgrowth of cells to a network of hyphae have been extended from Candida albicans (Nagy et al. in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(11):5185–5194.

    Authors: Laszlo Talas, Zsuzsa M. Szigeti, Gaspar Banfalvi and Gabor Szeman-Nagy

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:43

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  30. Content type: Original article

    The phyllosphere supports a tremendous diversity of microbes, which have the potential to influence plant biogeography and ecosystem function. Although biocontrol agents (BCAs) have been used extensively for c...

    Authors: Chong Qin, Jiemeng Tao, Tianbo Liu, Yongjun Liu, Nengwen Xiao, Tianming Li, Yabing Gu, Huaqun Yin and Delong Meng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:42

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Gut microbiota have been implicated in the development of many human diseases, including both digestive diseases and non-digestive diseases. In this study, we investigated whether the gut bacteria differed in ...

    Authors: Zhongqiu Wang, Qingxin Wang, Jing Zhao, Linlin Gong, Yan Zhang, Xia Wang and Zhiyong Yuan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:40

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  32. Content type: Original article

    A Bacillus licheniformis isolate with high l-asparaginase productivity was recovered upon screening two hundred soil samples. This isolate produces the two types of bacterial l-asparaginases, the intracellular ty...

    Authors: Nada A. Abdelrazek, Walid F. Elkhatib, Marwa M. Raafat and Mohammad M. Aboulwafa

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:39

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have different usage in the medical field. The plan of the present research was to evaluate the influence of the biologically produced GNPs on some rat organs. GNPs were produced using F...

    Authors: Behrooz Yahyaei, Mahnaz Nouri, Sahar Bakherad, Maryam Hassani and Parastoo Pourali

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:38

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  34. Content type: Original article

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of combined atorvastatin and amygdalin in a rat model of endometriosis. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), matrix metallo...

    Authors: Fang Hu, Yichuan Hu and Fangxin Peng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:37

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Although the model agaricomycete Coprinopsis cinerea possess 17 different laccase genes, up to now only four C. cinerea laccases have been purified and characterized to some degree. By exchanging the nucleotide s...

    Authors: Marcus Schulze, Lukas Geisler, Andrzej Majcherczyk and Martin Rühl

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:36

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is one of the main pathogens in chronic periodontitis (CP). Studies on the immunogenicity of its virulence factors may contribute to understanding the host response to infection. The...

    Authors: Ellen Karla Nobre dos Santos-Lima, Kizzes Araújo Paiva Andrade Cardoso, Patrícia Mares de Miranda, Ana Carla Montino Pimentel, Paulo Cirino de Carvalho-Filho, Yuri Andrade de Oliveira, Lília Ferreira de Moura-Costa, Teresa Olczak, Isaac Suzart Gomes-Filho, Roberto José Meyer, Márcia Tosta Xavier and Soraya Castro Trindade

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:35

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  37. Content type: Original article

    A diversity of softwood lignin depolymerization processes yield guaiacol as the main low molecular weight product. This key aromatic compound can be utilized as a carbon source by several microbial species, mo...

    Authors: Javier García-Hidalgo, Krithika Ravi, Lise-Lotte Kuré, Gunnar Lidén and Marie Gorwa-Grauslund

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:34

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  38. Content type: Original article

    The adverse effects of antibiotics have attracted widespread attention, thus reducing the use of antibiotics in animal feed has become a very important issue in improving of the health of livestock. The effect...

    Authors: Chengjun Hu, Weigang Xing, Xiaohua Liu, Xiuzhu Zhang, Ke Li, Jia Liu, Baichuan Deng, Jinping Deng, Yong Li and Chengquan Tan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:33

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  39. Content type: Original article

    The effects of divalent cations of Ca and Mg on antibacterial activity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates, as well as their different associations were studied. Most LAB strains and associations revealed s...

    Authors: Lusine Matevosyan, Inga Bazukyan and Armen Trchounian

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:32

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  40. Content type: Original article

    There are signs that amyloid fibers exist in Streptococcus mutans biofilm recently. However, the characteristics of amyloid fibers and fibrillation influencing factors are unknown. In this study, we firstly used ...

    Authors: Dongru Chen, Yina Cao, Lixia Yu, Ye Tao, Yan Zhou, Qinghui Zhi and Huancai Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:31

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  41. Content type: Original article

    The traditional microbiological methods used for detecting Acinetobacter baumannii were usually time-consuming and labor-intensive. Thus, we sought to establish a novel rapid detecting method for target pathogen....

    Authors: Xueqin Cheng, Jing Yang, Meifang Wang, Peng Wu, Qiong Du, Jinjuan He and Yijun Tang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:30

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  42. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the production of secondary metabolites Piper aduncum seedlings were inoculated by spores of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) Rhizophagus clarus and Clar...

    Authors: Joyce Solange F. de Oliveira, Luciana P. Xavier, Alba Lins, Eloisa Helena A. Andrade, José Guilherme S. Maia, Andréa H. de Mello, William N. Setzer, Alessandra R. Ramos and Joyce Kelly R. da Silva

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:29

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  43. Content type: Original article

    This study was demonstrated with a coculture fermentation system using sugar beet pulp (SBP) as a carbon source combining the cellulose-degrading bacterium Clostridium cellulovorans with microbial flora of methan...

    Authors: Hisao Tomita, Fumiyoshi Okazaki and Yutaka Tamaru

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:28

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae especially Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli is driving the evolution of pan drug resistant strains. Screening a library of 13 plant nutraceuticals led to the id...

    Authors: Niranjana Sri Sundaramoorthy, Harihar M. Mohan, Shankar Subramaniam, Thiagarajan Raman, Subramaniapillai Selva Ganesan, Aravind Sivasubamanian and Saisubramanian Nagarajan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:27

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Gut microbiota positively contribute to livestock nutrition and metabolism. The manipulation of these microbes may improve animal health. Some feed additives improve livestock health and metabolism by regulati...

    Authors: Huan Li, Huawei Li, Peifeng Xie, Zhihua Li, Yulong Yin, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:26

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  46. Content type: Original article

    Ascomycin, a key intermediate for chemical synthesis of immunosuppressive drug pimecrolimus, is produced by Streptomyces hygroscopicus var. ascomyceticus. In order to improve the strain production, the original S...

    Authors: Zhituo Yu, Xiaofang Shen, Yuanjie Wu, Songbai Yang, Dianwen Ju and Shaoxin Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:25

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  47. Content type: Original article

    Laccases are multicopper oxidases that are being studied for their potential application in pretreatment strategies of lignocellulosic feedstocks for bioethanol production. Here, we report the expression and c...

    Authors: Laura E. Navas, Fernando D. Martínez, María E. Taverna, Morgan M. Fetherolf, Lindsay D. Eltis, Verónica Nicolau, Diana Estenoz, Eleonora Campos, Graciela B. Benintende and Marcelo F. Berretta

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:24

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