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  1. Anhydromevalonolactone (AMVL) is a bioactive natural product that arises from a molecular biology technique using Aspergillus oryzae as a heterologous host. AMVL has been used as a precursor for the synthesis of ...

    Authors: Songsak Wattanachaisaereekul, Anuwat Tachaleat, Juntira Punya, Rachada Haritakun, Chollaratt Boonlarppradab and Supapon Cheevadhanarak

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:52

    Content type: Original article

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  2. The suitability of paper-based arrays for biofilm formation studies by Staphylococcus aureus is demonstrated. Laboratory-coated papers with different physicochemical properties were used as substrates. The array ...

    Authors: Anni Määttänen, Adyary Fallarero, Janni Kujala, Petri Ihalainen, Pia Vuorela and Jouko Peltonen

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:32

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Biofilms in the industrial environment could be problematic. Encased in extracellular polymeric substances, pathogens within biofilms are significantly more resistant to chlorine and other disinfectants. Recen...

    Authors: Massimiliano Marvasi, Charles Chen, Manuel Carrazana, Ian A Durie and Max Teplitski

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:42

    Content type: Research Article

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  4. Thermomonospora curvata is a thermophilic actinomycete phylogenetically related to Thermobifida fusca that produces extracellular hydrolases capable of degrading synthetic polyesters. Analysis of the genome of T....

    Authors: Ren Wei, Thorsten Oeser, Johannes Then, Nancy Kühn, Markus Barth, Juliane Schmidt and Wolfgang Zimmermann

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:44

    Content type: Research article

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  5. We investigated the severity of the inhibitory effects of 13 phenolic compounds usually found in spruce hydrolysates (4-hydroxy-3-methoxycinnamaldehyde, homovanilyl alcohol, vanillin, syringic acid, vanillic a...

    Authors: Peter Temitope Adeboye, Maurizio Bettiga and Lisbeth Olsson

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:46

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Trichoderma spp., a known beneficial fungus is reported to have several mechanisms to enhance plant growth. In this study, the effectiveness of seven isolates of Trichoderma spp. to promote growth and increase ph...

    Authors: Febri Doni, Anizan Isahak, Che Radziah Che Mohd Zain and Wan Mohtar Wan Yusoff

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:45

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation is a powerful tool for reverse genetics and functional genomic analysis in a wide variety of plants and fungi. Tuber spp. are ecologically important and gastronom...

    Authors: Andrea Brenna, Barbara Montanini, Eleonora Muggiano, Marco Proietto, Patrizia Filetici, Simone Ottonello and Paola Ballario

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:43

    Content type: Original article

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  8. We overexpressed the err1 gene in the Trichoderma reesei wild-type and in the cellulase hyperproducing, carbon catabolite derepressed strain Rut-C30 in order to investigate the possibility of producing erythritol...

    Authors: Birgit Jovanović, Robert L Mach and Astrid R Mach-Aigner

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:34

    Content type: Research Article

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  9. A novel strain of Pseudomonas putida LS46 was isolated from wastewater on the basis of its ability to synthesize medium chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHAs). P.putida LS46 was differentiated from other P...

    Authors: Parveen K Sharma, Jilagamazhi Fu, Xiangli Zhang, Brian Fristensky, Richard Sparling and David B Levin

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:37

    Content type: Mini-Review

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  10. Currently, pursuing yeast strains that display both a high potential fitness for alcoholic fermentation and a favorable impact on quality is a major goal in the alcoholic beverage industry. This considerable i...

    Authors: Catarina Barbosa, Patrícia Lage, Alice Vilela, Arlete Mendes-Faia and Ana Mendes-Ferreira

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:39

    Content type: Original Article

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  11. Six endophytic bacteria of corn roots were identified as Bacillus sp. and as Enterobacter sp, by sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene. Four of the strains, CNPSo 2476, CNPSo 2477, CNPSo 2478 and CNPSo 2480 were positi...

    Authors: Vivian Jaskiw Szilagyi-Zecchin, Angela Cristina Ikeda, Mariangela Hungria, Douglas Adamoski, Vanessa Kava-Cordeiro, Chirlei Glienke and Lygia Vitória Galli-Terasawa

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:26

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. The impact of pH coupled to process design for the conversion of the energy crop Arundo donax to ethanol was assessed in the present study under industrially relevant solids loadings. Two main process strategies ...

    Authors: Benny Palmqvist and Gunnar Lidén

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:41

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Response surface methodology using a face-centered cube design was used to describe and predict spore inactivation of Bacillus anthracis ∆Sterne and Bacillus thuringiensis Al Hakam spores after exposure of six sp...

    Authors: Edward J Prokop, John R Crigler, Claire M Wells, Alice A Young and Tony L Buhr

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:21

    Content type: Original article

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  14. Vaccination is believed to be the most effective method for the prevention of infectious diseases. Thus it is imperative to develop cost effective and scalable process for the production of vaccines so as to m...

    Authors: Ramya Rajendran, Rajendra Lingala, Siva Kumar Vuppu, Bala Obulapathi Bandi, Elaiyaraja Manickam, Sankar Rao Macherla, Stéphanie Dubois, Nicolas Havelange and Kapil Maithal

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:25

    Content type: Research Article

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  15. Biosurfactants are molecules with surface activity produced by microorganisms that can be used in many biomedical applications. The anti-tumour potential of these molecules is being studied, although results a...

    Authors: Cristina Duarte, Eduardo J Gudiña, Cristovao F Lima and Ligia R Rodrigues

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:40

    Content type: Research Article

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  16. Identification of individual biomass concentrations is a crucial step towards an improved understanding of anaerobic digestion processes and mixed microbial conversions in general. The knowledge of individual ...

    Authors: Helena Junicke, Ben Abbas, Joanna Oentoro, Mark van Loosdrecht and Robbert Kleerebezem

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:35

    Content type: Original article

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  17. Mushroom has been used for consumption as product for a long time due to their flavor and richness in protein. Mushrooms are also known as mycoremediation tool because of their use in remediation of different ...

    Authors: Shweta Kulshreshtha, Nupur Mathur and Pradeep Bhatnagar

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:29

    Content type: Mini-Review

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  18. Cellulosic materials constitute most of the biomass on earth, and can be converted into biofuel or bio-based materials if fermentable sugars can be released using cellulose-related enzymes. Acremonium cellulolyti...

    Authors: Masahiro Watanabe, Hiroyuki Inoue, Benchaporn Inoue, Miho Yoshimi, Tatsuya Fujii and Kazuhiko Ishikawa

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:27

    Content type: Original article

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  19. High power densities have been obtained from MFC reactors having a purple color characteristic of Rhodopseudomonas. We investigated the microbial community structure and population in developed purple MFC medium ...

    Authors: Tae-Jin Park, Weijun Ding, Shaoan Cheng, Manreetpal Singh Brar, Angel Po Yee Ma, Hein Min Tun and Frederick C Leung

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:22

    Content type: Original article

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  20. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a building block of the biodegradable plastic polyamide 4, is synthesized from glucose by Corynebacterium glutamicum that expresses Escherichia coli glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) B...

    Authors: Naoko Okai, Chihiro Takahashi, Kazuki Hatada, Chiaki Ogino and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:20

    Content type: Original article

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  21. Grape must or freshly pressed grape juice is a complex chemical matrix that impacts the efficiency of yeast fermentation. The composition of natural grape must (NGM) can be variable; thus, to ensure reproducib...

    Authors: Tiago Viana, Maria C Loureiro-Dias and Catarina Prista

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:16

    Content type: Original article

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  22. With fossil fuel sources in limited supply, microalgae show tremendous promise as a carbon neutral source of biofuel. Current microalgae biofuel strategies typically rely on growing high-lipid producing labora...

    Authors: Joseph K Eibl, Jason D Corcoran, Gerusa N A Senhorinho, Kejian Zhang, Nekoo Seyed Hosseini, James Marsden, Corey A Laamanen, John A Scott and Gregory M Ross

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:7

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  23. Epothilones are extremely cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents with epoxide, thiazole, and ketone groups that share equipotent kinetic similarity with taxol. The in vitro glycosylation catalyzed by uridine diphos...

    Authors: Prakash Parajuli, Ramesh Prasad Pandey, Niranjan Koirala, Yeo Joon Yoon, Byung-Gee Kim and Jae Kyung Sohng

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:31

    Content type: Research Article

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  24. Citrus processing waste is a leftover from the citrus processing industry and is available in large amounts. Typically, this waste is dried to produce animal feed, but sometimes it is just dumped. Its main com...

    Authors: Joosu Kuivanen, Hugo Dantas, Dominik Mojzita, Edgar Mallmann, Alessandra Biz, Nadia Krieger, David Mitchell and Peter Richard

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:33

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  25. The yeast strains Cryptococcus podzolicus, Trichosporon porosum and Pichia segobiensis were isolated from soil samples and identified as oleaginous yeast strains beneficial for the establishment of microbial prod...

    Authors: Ines Schulze, Silla Hansen, Steffen Großhans, Thomas Rudszuck, Katrin Ochsenreither, Christoph Syldatk and Anke Neumann

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:24

    Content type: Research Article

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  26. We have reported a transcription profile of an adapted Corynebacterium glutamicum that showed enhanced oxidative stress resistance. To construct an artificial oxidative stress-resistant strain, gene clusters in t...

    Authors: Joo-Young Lee, Hyo Jung Lee, Jiyoon Seo, Eung-Soo Kim, Heung-Shick Lee and Pil Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:15

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  27. The effect of phycobilisome antenna-truncation in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 on biomass production and glycogen accumulation have not yet been fully clarified. To investigate these effects here...

    Authors: Ancy Joseph, Shimpei Aikawa, Kengo Sasaki, Fumio Matsuda, Tomohisa Hasunuma and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:17

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Chiral molecule (R)-3-quinuclidinol, a valuable compound for the production of various pharmaceuticals, is efficiently synthesized from 3-quinuclidinone by using NADPH-dependent 3-quinuclidinone reductase (RrQR) ...

    Authors: Daijiro Takeshita, Michihiko Kataoka, Takuya Miyakawa, Ken-ichi Miyazono, Shoko Kumashiro, Takahiro Nagai, Nobuyuki Urano, Atsuko Uzura, Koji Nagata, Sakayu Shimizu and Masaru Tanokura

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:6

    Content type: Original article

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  29. The biochemical properties of the maltodextrin-hydrolyzing enzymes of cold-tolerant proteobacterium Caulobacter crescentus CB15 remain to be elucidated, although whose maltodextrin transport systems were well inv...

    Authors: Masayoshi Sakaguchi, Yudai Matsushima, Toshiyuki Nankumo, Junichi Seino, Satoshi Miyakawa, Shotaro Honda, Yasusato Sugahara, Fumitaka Oyama and Masao Kawakita

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:5

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  30. In this paper, a comprehensive spatio-spectral and temporal analysis for Chromobacterium violaceum colonies is reported. A hyperspectral imaging (HSI) system is used to recover the spectral signatures of pigment ...

    Authors: Maria J Gallardo, Juan P Staforelli, Pablo Meza, Ignacio Bordeu and Sergio Torres

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:4

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  31. The design of biomaterial surfaces relies heavily on the ability to accurately measure and visualize the three-dimensional surface nanoarchitecture of substrata. Here, we present a technique for producing thre...

    Authors: Veselin Boshkovikj, Hayden K Webb, Vy T H Pham, Christopher J Fluke, Russell J Crawford and Elena P Ivanova

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:3

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  32. Carbonic anhydrase (CA) enzymes catalyze the interconversion of CO2 and bicarbonate. These enzymes play important roles in cellular metabolism, CO2 transport, ion transport, and internal pH regulation. Understand...

    Authors: Claudia S Gai, Jingnan Lu, Christopher J Brigham, Amanda C Bernardi and Anthony J Sinskey

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:2

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  33. Endotoxins are part of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. They are potent immune stimulators and can lead to death if present in high concentrations. Feed additives, which bind endotoxins in the gastroin...

    Authors: Simone Schaumberger, Andrea Ladinig, Nicole Reisinger, Mathias Ritzmann and Gerd Schatzmayr

    Citation: AMB Express 2014 4:1

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  34. Bacterial contamination is known as a major cause of the reduction in ethanol yield during bioethanol production by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Acetate is an effective agent for the prevention of bacterial contamin...

    Authors: Takuya Inaba, Daisuke Watanabe, Yoko Yoshiyama, Koichi Tanaka, Jun Ogawa, Hiroshi Takagi, Hitoshi Shimoi and Jun Shima

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:74

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  35. Acremonium cellulolyticus is one of several fungi that offer promise as an alternative to Trichoderma reesei for use in industrial cellulase production. However, the mechanism of cellulase production has not bee...

    Authors: Tatsuya Fujii, Hiroyuki Inoue and Kazuhiko Ishikawa

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:73

    Content type: Original article

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  36. We produced organic acids, including lactate and succinate, directly from soluble starch under anaerobic conditions using high cell-density cultures of Corynebacterium glutamicum displaying α-amylase (AmyA) from

    Authors: Yota Tsuge, Toshihiro Tateno, Kengo Sasaki, Tomohisa Hasunuma, Tsutomu Tanaka and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:72

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  37. Variation in the growing environment can have significant impacts on the quantity and diversity of fungal secondary metabolites. In the industrial setting, optimization of growing conditions can lead to signif...

    Authors: Karen M VanderMolen, Huzefa A Raja, Tamam El-Elimat and Nicholas H Oberlies

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:71

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  38. Most whole cell biocatalysts have some problems with yields and productivities because of various metabolites produced as byproducts and limitations of substrate uptake. We propose a psychrophile-based simple ...

    Authors: Takahisa Tajima, Koji Fuki, Naoya Kataoka, Daizou Kudou, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:69

    Content type: Original article

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  39. In this study, we demonstrate the one-step production of cadaverine (1,5-diaminopentane) from cellobiose using an Escherichia coli strain displaying β-glucosidase (BGL) on its cell surface. L-lysine decarboxylase...

    Authors: Naoki Ikeda, Mari Miyamoto, Noriko Adachi, Mariko Nakano, Tsutomu Tanaka and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:67

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  40. Engineered biofilms comprising a single recombinant species have demonstrated remarkable activity as novel biocatalysts for a range of applications. In this work, we focused on the biotransformation of 5-haloi...

    Authors: Stefano Perni, Louise Hackett, Rebecca JM Goss, Mark J Simmons and Tim W Overton

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:66

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