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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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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