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  1. Respiratory infections by bacteria of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality among cystic fibrosis patients, highlighting the need for novel therapeutic strate...

    Authors: Sílvia A. Sousa, Mostafa Morad, Joana R. Feliciano, Tiago Pita, Soad Nady, Rehab E. El-Hennamy, Mona Abdel-Rahman, José Cavaco, Luísa Pereira, Celeste Barreto and Jorge H. Leitão
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:41
  2. Sponges are primitive metazoans that are known to harbour diverse and abundant microbes. All over the world attempts are being made to exploit these microbes for their biotechnological potential to produce, bi...

    Authors: Swapnil Gaikwad, Yogesh S. Shouche and Wasudev N. Gade
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:40
  3. The poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB, accumulating thermophilic strain MW9T, isolated from an aerobic organic waste treatment plant, was characterized by detailed physiological and phylogenetic studies. The strain is...

    Authors: Mohammad H. A. Ibrahim, Liesbeth Lebbe, Anne Willems and Alexander Steinbüchel
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:39
  4. Manure composting has been recognized as an important anthropogenic source of nitrous oxide (N2O) contributing to global warming. However, biochar effect on N2O emissions from manure composting is rarely evaluate...

    Authors: Shuqing Li, Lina Song, Yaguo Jin, Shuwei Liu, Qirong Shen and Jianwen Zou
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:37
  5. Synthesis of poly-[3-hydroxybutyrate] (PHB) by Cupriavidus necator H16 in batch cultures was evaluated using three biodiesel-derived by-products as the sole carbon sources: waste glycerol (REG-80, refined to 80 %...

    Authors: Parveen K. Sharma, Jilagamazhi Fu, Victor Spicer, Oleg V. Krokhin, Nazim Cicek, Richard Sparling and David B. Levin
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:36
  6. Bacterial lipids have relevant applications in the production of renewable fuels and biobased oleochemicals. The genus Rhodococcus is one of the most relevant lipid producers due to its capability to accumulate t...

    Authors: Ana Rita Castro, Isabel Rocha, Maria Madalena Alves and Maria Alcina Pereira
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:35
  7. Pesticides are used extensively worldwide, which has led to the unwanted contamination of soil and water resources. Former use of the herbicide 2,6-dichlorobenzonitrile (dichlobenil) has caused pollution of gr...

    Authors: Nadja Schultz-Jensen, Jens Aamand and Sebastian R. Sørensen
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:33
  8. Her2, which is frequently overexpressed in breast cancer, is one of the most studied tumor-associated antigens for cancer therapy. Anti-HER2 monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab, has achieved significant clinical ...

    Authors: Aifen Li, Jieyu Xing, Li Li, Changhua Zhou, Bin Dong, Ping He, Qing Li and Zhong Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:32
  9. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) containing hydroxyl groups in a side chain were produced in recombinant Escherichia coli JM109 using glycolate as the sole carbon source. The propionate-CoA transferase (pct) gene fro...

    Authors: Chayatip Insomphun, Shingo Kobayashi, Tetsuya Fujiki and Keiji Numata
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:29
  10. Petroselinic acid, a positional isomer of oleic acid, was isolated from the vegetable oil of Coriandrum sativum fruits. This uncommon fatty acid was subsequently used as substrate for sophorolipid fermentation wi...

    Authors: Elisabeth I. P. Delbeke, Jonas Everaert, Evelien Uitterhaegen, Stijn Verweire, Arno Verlee, Thierry Talou, Wim Soetaert, Inge N. A. Van Bogaert and Christian V. Stevens
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:28
  11. Present study highlights an unusual non-fluorescent hydroxamate broad spectrum siderophore (SID EGYII) activity from Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain EGYII DSM 101801, a soil bacterial isolate, along with simple low...

    Authors: Amira M. Embaby, Yasmin Heshmat and Ahmed Hussein
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:26
  12. Marine-derived fungi have been reported as relevant producers of enzymes, which can have different properties in comparison with their terrestrial counterparts. The aim of the present study was to select from ...

    Authors: Juliana A. dos Santos, Juliana M. F. Vieira, Alexandre Videira, Lucas A. Meirelles, André Rodrigues, Marta H. Taniwaki and Lara D. Sette
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:25
  13. Various enzymatic cocktails were produced from two Trichoderma reesei strains, a cellulase hyperproducer strain and a strain with β-glucosidase activity overexpression. By using various carbon sources (lactose, g...

    Authors: Eve Dondelinger, Nathalie Aubry, Fadhel Ben Chaabane, Céline Cohen, Jean Tayeb and Caroline Rémond
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:24
  14. Both dynamic and fed-batch systems have been used for the study of biofilms. Dynamic systems, whose hallmark is the presence of continuous flow, have been considered the most appropriate for the study of the l...

    Authors: Angela França, Virgínia Carvalhais, Manuel Vilanova, Gerald B. Pier and Nuno Cerca
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:23
  15. The alkaliphilic, halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. KM-1 can utilize both hexose and pentose sugars for the intracellular storage of bioplastic poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) under aerobic conditions. In t...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Kawata, Taku Nishimura, Isao Matsushita and Jun Tsubota
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:22
  16. Arsenic (As) contaminated soils are enriched with arsenotrophic bacteria. The present study analyzes the microbiome and arsenotrophic genes-from As affected soil samples of Bhanga, Charvadrason and Sadarpur of...

    Authors: Santonu Kumar Sanyal, Taslin Jahan Mou, Ram Prosad Chakrabarty, Sirajul Hoque, M. Anwar Hossain and Munawar Sultana
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:21
  17. Manual and automated methods were compared for routine screening of compounds for antimicrobial activity. Automation generally accelerated assays and required less user intervention while producing comparable ...

    Authors: Samuel P. Forry, Megan C. Madonna, Daneli López-Pérez, Nancy J. Lin and Madeleine D. Pasco
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:20
  18. The lignocellulosic fractions of municipal solid waste (MSW) can be used as renewable resources due to the widespread availability, predictable and low pricing and suitability for most conversion technologies....

    Authors: Salvatore Montella, Venkatesh Balan, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Christa Gunawan, Simona Giacobbe, Olimpia Pepe and Vincenza Faraco
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:18
  19. The bioprospection for cellulase and protease producers is a promise strategy for the discovery of potential biocatalysts for use in hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials as well as proteic residues. These e...

    Authors: Geomárcia Feitosa da Cruz Ramos, Patricia Locosque Ramos, Michel Rodrigo Zambrano Passarini, Marghuel A. Vieira Silveira, Débora Noma Okamoto, Lilian Caroline Gonçalves de Oliveira, Larissa Vieira Zezzo, Alyne Marem, Rafael Costa Santos Rocha, João Batista da Cruz, Luiz Juliano and Suzan Pantaroto de Vasconcellos
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:17
  20. Influenza A viruses pose significant health and economic threats to humans and animals. Outbreaks of avian influenza virus (AIV) are a liability to the poultry industry and increase the risk for transmission t...

    Authors: Lyndsey M. Linke, Jeffrey Wilusz, Kristy L. Pabilonia, Johannes Fruehauf, Roberta Magnuson, Francisco Olea-Popelka, Joni Triantis, Gabriele Landolt and Mo Salman
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:16
  21. To identify innovative ways for better utilizing flushed dairy manure wastewater, we have assessed the effect of dairy manure and supplementation with synthetic medium on the growth of Chlorella vulgaris. A serie...

    Authors: Jun Shi, Pramod K. Pandey, Annaliese K. Franz, Huiping Deng and Richard Jeannotte
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:15
  22. This study evaluated the effects of a trehalolipid biosurfactant produced by Rhodococcus ruber IEGM 231 on the bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation on the surface of polystyrene microplates. The adhesion of G...

    Authors: Maria S. Kuyukina, Irena B. Ivshina, Irina O. Korshunova, Galina I. Stukova and Anastasiya V. Krivoruchko
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:14
  23. Microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol still poses challenges in terms of substrate catabolism. The most important challenge is to overcome substrate recalcitrance and to thus reduce the numbe...

    Authors: Shahin S. Ali, Brian Nugent, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M. Doohan
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:13
  24. Deep RNA-Seq profiling, a revolutionary method used for quantifying transcriptional levels, often includes non-specific transcripts from other co-existing organisms in spite of stringent protocols. Using the r...

    Authors: Sandeep Chakraborty, Monica Britton, P. J. Martínez-García and Abhaya M. Dandekar
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:12
  25. Heterologeous production of rhamnolipids in Pseudomonas putida is characterized by advantages of a non-pathogenic host and avoidance of the native quorum sensing regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Yet, downstr...

    Authors: Janina Beuker, Anke Steier, Andreas Wittgens, Frank Rosenau, Marius Henkel and Rudolf Hausmann
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:11
  26. Mixotrophic cultivation is a potential approach to produce microalgal biomass that can be used as raw materials for renewable biofuels and animal feed, although using a suitable, cost-effective organic carbon ...

    Authors: Helder Rodrigues Silva, Cassio Egidio Cavenaghi Prete, Freddy Zambrano, Victor Hugo de Mello, Cesar Augusto Tischer and Diva Souza Andrade
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:10
  27. Ustiloxin B, originally isolated from the fungus Ustilaginoidea virens, is a known inhibitor of microtubule assembly. Ustiloxin B is also produced by Aspergillus flavus and is synthesized through the ribosomal p...

    Authors: Akira Yoshimi, Myco Umemura, Nozomi Nagano, Hideaki Koike, Masayuki Machida and Keietsu Abe
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:9
  28. Influenza viruses have periodically caused pandemic due to frequent mutation of viral proteins. Influenza viruses have two major membrane glycoproteins: hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). Hemagglutinin...

    Authors: Ryosuke Nishioka, Atsushi Satomura, Junki Yamada, Kouichi Kuroda and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:8
  29. Cyanobacteria are potential hosts for the biosynthesis of oleochemical compounds. The metabolic precursors for such compounds are fatty acids and their derivatives, which require chemical activation to become ...

    Authors: Danuta Kaczmarzyk, Elton P. Hudson and Martin Fulda
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:7
  30. A fungus, Thelonectria discophora SANK 18292 (JCM 30947), produces nectrisine that has a nitrogen-containing heterocyclic 5-membered ring acting as a glycosidase inhibitor. Our previous study showed the possibil...

    Authors: Ryuki Miyauchi, Hidetaka Sakurai and Yoichiro Shiba
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:6
  31. Genes encoding the key transcription factors (TF) XlnR, ClrA and ClrB were deleted from Aspergillus niger and the resulting strains were assessed for growth on glucose and wheat straw, transcription of genes enc...

    Authors: Roxane Raulo, Matthew Kokolski and David B. Archer
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:5
  32. The utilization of inoculants containing Azospirillum is becoming more popular due to increasing reports of expressive gains in grain yields. However, incompatibility with pesticides used in seed treatments repre...

    Authors: Josiane Fukami, Marco Antonio Nogueira, Ricardo Silva Araujo and Mariangela Hungria
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:3
  33. Vibrio cholerae, the cause of seven noted pandemics, leads a dual lifecycle—one in the human host in its virulent form, and the other as a sessile, non-virulent bacterium in aquatic bodie...

    Authors: Om Prakash Chouhan, Divya Bandekar, Mousumi Hazra, Ashish Baghudana, Saugata Hazra and Sumit Biswas
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:2
  34. A novel substrate, 6-(4-nitrophenyl)dihydropyrimidine-2,4(1H,3H)-dione (pNO2PheDU), was chemically synthesized and analytically verified for the potential biocatalytic synthesis of enantiopure β-amino acids. The ...

    Authors: Christin Slomka, Sabilla Zhong, Anna Fellinger, Ulrike Engel, Christoph Syldatk, Stefan Bräse and Jens Rudat
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:85
  35. The term cellulase refers to any component of the enzymatic complex produced by some fungi, bacteria and protozoans which act serially or synergistically to catalyze the cleavage of cellulosic materials. Cellu...

    Authors: Juliana de Amorim Araújo, Túlio César Ferreira, Marciano Régis Rubini, Ana Gilhema Gomez Duran, Janice Lisboa De Marco, Lidia Maria Pepe de Moraes and Fernando Araripe Gonçalves Torres
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:84
  36. Mango, neem and shea kernels produce non-conventional oils whose potentials are not fully exploited. To give an added value to these oils, they were transesterified into biodiesel in a solvent-free system usin...

    Authors: Divine Bup Nde, Carlos Astete and Dorin Boldor
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:83
  37. Microorganisms produce a great variety of secondary metabolites that feature surface active and bioactive properties. Those possessing an amphiphilc molecular structure are also termed biosurfactant and are of...

    Authors: Johannes H. Kügler, Claudia Muhle-Goll, Silla H. Hansen, Annika R. Völp, Frank Kirschhöfer, Boris Kühl, Gerald Brenner-Weiss, Burkhard Luy, Christoph Syldatk and Rudolf Hausmann
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:82
  38. The basidiomycete Gloeophyllum trabeum KU-41 can degrade Japanese cedar wood efficiently. To construct a strain better suited for biofuel production from Japanese cedar wood, we developed a gene transformation sy...

    Authors: Misa Arimoto, Kenji Yamagishi, Jianqiao Wang, Kanade Tanaka, Takanori Miyoshi, Ichiro Kamei, Ryuichiro Kondo, Toshio Mori, Hirokazu Kawagishi and Hirofumi Hirai
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:81
  39. In this study, the recombinant α-l-arabinofuranosidase from the fungus Pleurotus ostreatus (rPoAbf) was subjected to site-directed mutagenesis in order to identify the catalytic nucleophile residue. Based on bioi...

    Authors: Antonella Amore, Alfonso Iadonisi, Florence Vincent and Vincenza Faraco
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:79
  40. Silver ions (Ag+) have strong bactericidal effects and Ag-coated medical devices proved their effectiveness in reducing infections in revision total joint arthroplasty. We quantitatively determined the antimicrob...

    Authors: Norbert Harrasser, Sebastian Jüssen, Ingo J. Banke, Ralf Kmeth, Ruediger von Eisenhart-Rothe, Bernd Stritzker, Hans Gollwitzer and Rainer Burgkart
    Citation: AMB Express 2015 5:77

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