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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. The mangroves are among the most productive and biologically important environments. The possible presence of cellulolytic enzymes and microorganisms useful for biomass degradation as well as taxonomic and fun...

    Authors: Claudia Elizabeth Thompson, Walter Orlando Beys-da-Silva, Lucélia Santi, Markus Berger, Marilene Henning Vainstein, Jorge Almeida Guima rães and Ana Tereza Ribeiro Vasconcelos

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:65

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  14. Pseudomonas species are capable to proliferate under diverse environmental conditions and thus have a significant bioremediation potential. To enhance our understanding of their metabolic versatility, this study...

    Authors: Manolis Mandalakis, Nicolai Panikov, Shujia Dai, Somak Ray and Barry L Karger

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:64

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  15. Relatively high concentrations of micropollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents underscore the necessity to develop additional treatment steps prior to discharge of treated wastewate...

    Authors: Jonas Margot, Chloé Bennati-Granier, Julien Maillard, Paqui Blánquez, David A Barry and Christof Holliger

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:63

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  16. The target of the present study was to quantify the capacity of different commercially available yeast derivatives to bind E. coli F4 and Salmonella Typhimurium. In addition, a correlation analysis was performed ...

    Authors: Anja Ganner, Christian Stoiber, Jakob Tizian Uhlik, Ilse Dohnal and Gerd Schatzmayr

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:62

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  17. Clostridium cellulovorans has been one of promising microorganisms to use biomass efficiently; however the basic metabolic pathways have not been completely known. We carried out 13C-isotopomer-based target meta...

    Authors: Masahiro Shinohara, Hiroshi Sakuragi, Hironobu Morisaka, Hideo Miyake, Yutaka Tamaru, Eiichiro Fukusaki, Kouichi Kuroda and Mitsuyoshi Ueda

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:61

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  18. Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans is a thermophilic anaerobic strain most widely known for its ability to produce hydrogen (H2) when grown on carbon monoxide (CO). Although relatively well studied, growth charac...

    Authors: Mathieu Haddad, Ruxandra Cimpoia, Ya Zhao and Serge R Guiot

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:60

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  19. The aim of this study was the evaluation of the photoactivated antibacterial activity of titanium dioxide (TiO2)-coated surfaces. Bacterial inactivation was evaluated using TiO2-coated Petri dishes. The experimen...

    Authors: Silvia Bonetta, Sara Bonetta, Francesca Motta, Alberto Strini and Elisabetta Carraro

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:59

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  20. Yarrowia lipolytica is an attractive host for sustainable bioprocesses due to its ability to utilize a variety of carbon substrates and convert them to a range of different product types (including lipids, organ...

    Authors: Mhairi Workman, Philippe Holt and Jette Thykaer

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:58

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  21. A modified 6-phosphofructo-1-kinase was expressed in a citrate producing Aspergillus niger strain in combination with cis-aconitate decarboxylase from Aspergillus terreus to study the effect on the production of ...

    Authors: Laura van der Straat, Juan A Tamayo-Ramos, Tom Schonewille and Leo H de Graaff

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:57

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  22. The Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 gene BIF_00092, assigned to encode a β-d-xylosidase (BXA43) of glycoside hydrolase family 43 (GH43), was cloned with a C-terminal His-tag and expressed in Escheric...

    Authors: Alexander Holm Viborg, Kim Ib Sørensen, Ofir Gilad, Daniel Bisgaard Steen-Jensen, Adiphol Dilokpimol, Susanne Jacobsen and Birte Svensson

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:56

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  23. Microbial profiling of metagenome communities have been studied extensively using MG-RAST and other related metagenome annotation databases. Although, database based taxonomic profiling provides snapshots of t...

    Authors: Neelam M Nathani, Amrutlal K Patel, Prakash S Dhamannapatil, Ramesh K Kothari, Krishna M Singh and Chaitanya G Joshi

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:55

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  24. In the present study, two phyto-compounds phenyl aldehyde (cinnamaldehyde) and propanoid (eugenol) were selected to explore their modes of action against Candida albicans. Electron microscopy, flow cytometry and ...

    Authors: Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad and Swaranjit Singh Cameotra

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:54

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  25. There is increasing recognition that the healthcare environment acts as an important reservoir for transmission of healthcare acquired infections (HCAI). One method of reducing environmental contamination woul...

    Authors: Sajnu Varghese, Souad O ElFakhri, David W Sheel, Paul Sheel, Frederick J Eric Bolton and Howard A Foster

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:53

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  26. The bacterial merE gene derived from the Tn21 mer operon encodes a broad-spectrum mercury transporter that governs the transport of methylmercury and mercuric ions across bacterial cytoplasmic membranes, and this...

    Authors: Yuka Sone, Ryosuke Nakamura, Hidemitsu Pan-Hou, Masa H Sato, Tomoo Itoh and Masako Kiyono

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:52

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  27. Laccases are diphenol oxidases that have numerous applications to biotechnological processes. In this study, the laccase was produced from the thermophilic actinomycetes, Thermobifida fusca BCRC 19214. After 36 h...

    Authors: Cheng-Yu Chen, Yu-Chun Huang, Chien-Mei Wei, Menghsiao Meng, Wen-Hsiung Liu and Chao-Hsun Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:49

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  28. Abundant Jatropha waste is a promising renewable feedstock for the production of sugars and 2,3-butanediol fermentation. To obtain high yield of water-soluble products and high concentration of reducing-sugars, i...

    Authors: Li-qun Jiang, Zhen Fang, Xing-Kang Li and Jia Luo

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:48

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  29. Soil bacterial composition, as influenced by biological soil disinfestation (BSD) associated with biomass incorporation was investigated to observe the effects of the treatment on the changes and recovery of t...

    Authors: Subrata Mowlick, Takashi Inoue, Toshiaki Takehara, Nobuo Kaku, Katsuji Ueki and Atsuko Ueki

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:46

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  30. Antibacterial factor 2 (ABF-2) is a 67-residue antimicrobial peptide derived from the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Although it has been reported that ABF-2 exerts in vitro microbicidal activity against a rang...

    Authors: Satoshi Tomisawa, Eri Hojo, Yoshitaka Umetsu, Shinya Ohki, Yusuke Kato, Mitsuhiro Miyazawa, Mineyuki Mizuguchi, Masakatsu Kamiya, Yasuhiro Kumaki, Takashi Kikukawa, Keiichi Kawano, Makoto Demura and Tomoyasu Aizawa

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:45

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  31. The anti-corrosion effect and the antimicrobial activity of lemongrass essential oil (LEO) against the planktonic and sessile growth of a sulfate reducing bacterium (SRB) were evaluated. Minimum inhibitory con...

    Authors: Elisa Korenblum, Fátima Regina de Vasconcelos Goulart, Igor de Almeida Rodrigues, Fernanda Abreu, Ulysses Lins, Péricles Barreto Alves, Arie Fitzgerald Blank, Érika Valoni, Gina V Sebastián, Daniela Sales Alviano, Celuta Sales Alviano and Lucy Seldin

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:44

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  32. Proteins with putative erythrose reductase activity have been identified in the filamentous fungi Trichoderma reesei, Aspergillus niger, and Fusarium graminearum by in silico analysis. The proteins found in T. re...

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

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:43

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  33. Sugarcane bagasse is a potential feedstock for cellulosic ethanol production, rich in both glucan and xylan. This stresses the importance of utilizing both C6 and C5 sugars for conversion into ethanol in order to...

    Authors: Rajib Biswas, Hinrich Uellendahl and Birgitte K Ahring

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:42

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  34. We report the complete nucleotide sequence of plasmid pMR68, isolated from Pseudomonas strain K-62, two plasmids contribute to broad-spectrum mercury resistance and that the mer operon from one of them (pMR26) ha...

    Authors: Yuka Sone, Yusuke Mochizuki, Keita Koizawa, Ryosuke Nakamura, Hidemitsu Pan-Hou, Tomoo Itoh and Masako Kiyono

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:41

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  35. A genetically engineered strain of Pichia pastoris expressing S-adenosylmethionine synthetase gene from Saccharomyces cerevisiae under the control of AOX 1 promoter was developed. Induction of recombinant strain ...

    Authors: Venu Kamarthapu, Srinivas Ragampeta, Khareedu Venkateswara Rao and Vudem Dashavantha Reddy

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:40

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  36. Recombinant protein production in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms was a key enabling technology for the rapid development of industrial and molecular biotechnology. However, despite all progress the impro...

    Authors: Felix Jakob, Christian Lehmann, Ronny Martinez and Ulrich Schwaneberg

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:39

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  37. The refinement of biodiesel or renewable diesel from bacterial lipids has a great potential to make a contribution for energy production in the future. This study provides new data concerning suitable nutrient...

    Authors: Helge Jans Janßen, Mohammad H A Ibrahim, Daniel Bröker and Alexander Steinbüchel

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:38

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  38. Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus aureus are cutaneous pathogens that have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. We sought to determine if chitosan, a polymer of deacetylated chitin, could be us...

    Authors: Jackson Champer, Julie Patel, Nathalie Fernando, Elaheh Salehi, Victoria Wong and Jenny Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:37

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  39. It is common practice to freeze dry probiotic bacteria to improve their shelf life. However, the freeze drying process itself can be detrimental to their viability. The viability of probiotics could be maintai...

    Authors: Aditya R Bhat, Victor U Irorere, Terry Bartlett, David Hill, Gopal Kedia, Mark R Morris, Dimitris Charalampopoulos and Iza Radecka

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:36

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  40. The present study aims to investigate coelomocytes, immune mediators cells in the echinoderm Holothuria tubulosa, as an unusual source of antimicrobial and antibiofilm agents. The activity of the 5kDa peptide fra...

    Authors: Domenico Schillaci, Maria Grazia Cusimano, Vincenzo Cunsolo, Rosaria Saletti, Debora Russo, Mirella Vazzana, Maria Vitale and Vincenzo Arizza

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:35

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  41. Efficient degradation of cellulosic biomass requires the synergistic action of the cellulolytic enzymes endoglucanase, cellobiohydrolase, and β-glucosidase. Although there are many reports describing consolida...

    Authors: Ryosuke Yamada, Yuki Nakatani, Chiaki Ogino and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:34

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  42. The presence of several putative Baeyer-Villiger Monooxygenases (BVMOs) encoding genes in Aspergillus fumigatus Af293 was demonstrated for the first time. One of the identified BVMO-encoding genes was cloned and ...

    Authors: Maria Laura Mascotti, Maximiliano Juri Ayub, Hanna Dudek, Marcela Kurina Sanz and Marco W Fraaije

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:33

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in AMB Express 2014 4:62

  43. A psychrotrophic marine strain of the ascomycetous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica (NCYC 789) synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in a cell-associated manner. These nanostructures were characterized by UV-Visible ...

    Authors: Mugdha Apte, Devashree Sambre, Shital Gaikawad, Swanand Joshi, Ashok Bankar, Ameeta Ravi Kumar and Smita Zinjarde

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:32

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  44. Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells were immobilized in calcium alginate and chitosan-covered calcium alginate beads and studied in the fermentation of glucose and sucrose for ethanol production. The batch fermentati...

    Authors: Juliana C Duarte, J Augusto R Rodrigues, Paulo J S Moran, Gustavo P Valença and José R Nunhez

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:31

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  45. Organohalide-respiring Desulfitobacterium strains are believed to play an important role in the bioremediation and natural attenuation of chlorinated aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. However, several studies ...

    Authors: Taiki Futagami, Yuko Fukaki, Hidehiko Fujihara, Kaoru Takegawa, Masatoshi Goto and Kensuke Furukawa

    Citation: AMB Express 2013 3:30

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