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  1. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are beneficial bacteria that survive within the range of plant rhizosphere and can promote plant growth. The effects of PGPR in promoting plant growth, activating so...

    Authors: Fangchun Liu, Hailin Ma, Lin Peng, Zhenyu Du, Bingyao Ma and Xinghong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:169

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Meloidogyne spp. are microscopic, obligatory endoparasites with worldwide distribution which cause severe damage to agricultural crops. The present study revealed the nematicidal activity of Streptomyces antibiot...

    Authors: Manish Sharma, Shivam Jasrotia, Puja Ohri and Rajesh Kumari Manhas

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:168

    Content type: Original article

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  3. Codon usage frequency influences protein structure and function. The frequency with which codons are used potentially impacts primary, secondary and tertiary protein structure. Poor expression, loss of functio...

    Authors: Neeraja Punde, Jennifer Kooken, Dagmar Leary, Patricia M. Legler and Evelina Angov

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:167

    Content type: Original article

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  4. In 2009, the FDA approved bevacizumab for the treatment of adult patients diagnosed with recurrent glioblastoma. However, the poor permeability of the macromolecules across the blood–brain barrier, determined ...

    Authors: Xuemei Ji, Hongyan Wang, Yue Chen, Junfei Zhou and Yu Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:165

    Content type: Original article

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  5. The cap protein is encoded by the orf2 gene of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) has the main antigen epitope of PCV2 and can form virus-like particles (VLPs), which are expressed in insect cells. PCV2-VLPs can...

    Authors: Wenlong Cao, Hui Cao, Xiaoping Yi and Yingping Zhuang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:164

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Wound healing is a highly dynamic phenomenon comprising numerous coordinated steps including homeostasis/coagulation, inflammation, migration, proliferation, and remodeling. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a multisy...

    Authors: Yu-Chun Chuang, Meng-Chun Cheng, Chia-Chia Lee, Tai-Ying Chiou and Tsung-Yu Tsai

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:163

    Content type: Original article

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  7. Exogenous lipids serving as stimulators to improve lycopene production in Blakeslea trispora have been widely reported. However, the selection basis of exogenous lipids and their effects on intracellular lipids a...

    Authors: Feng Lingran, Wang Qiang, Yu Xiaobin and Fred Kwame

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:162

    Content type: Original article

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  8. ε-Caprolactam-a toxic xenobiotic compound present in industrial polyamide waste was found to be degraded by caprolactam-degrading bacteria. Arthrobacter citreus was able to utilize up to 20 g ε-caprolactam/l as t...

    Authors: Nandita N. Baxi, Shweta Patel and Dipeksha Hansoti

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:161

    Content type: Original article

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  9. As the importance of reducing carbon emissions as a means to limit the serious effects of global climate change becomes apparent, synthetic biologists and metabolic engineers are looking to develop renewable s...

    Authors: Peerada Promdonkoy, Wiparat Siripong, Joe James Downes, Sutipa Tanapongpipat and Weerawat Runguphan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:160

    Content type: Original article

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  10. The products of bacterial β-glucosidases with favorable cold-adapted properties have industrial applications. A psychrophilic β-glucosidase gene named bglG from subtropical soil microorganism Exiguobacterium sp. ...

    Authors: Bangqiao Yin, Hengsen Gu, Xueyan Mo, Yue Xu, Bing Yan, Quanwen Li, Qian Ou, Bo Wu, Chen Guo and Chengjian Jiang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:159

    Content type: Original article

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  11. The ganA gene from Bacillus subtilis encoding a β-galactosidase for degradation of the galactomannan was integrated in different loci of the B. subtilis chromosome employing the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Hereby a total...

    Authors: Hildegard Watzlawick and Josef Altenbuchner

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:158

    Content type: Original article

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  12. System dynamics is considered as a computer-aided approach to policy analysis and design. It includes the response and reaction of a system to external shocks. In the present research, following the sampling a...

    Authors: Ebrahim Shahsavani, Ali Asghar Ebrahimi, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Houshang Maleknia, Hadi Eslami and Mohammad Reza Samaei

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:157

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) can finely control the expression of target genes at the posttranscriptional level in prokaryotes. Regulatory small RNAs (sRNAs) designed to control target gene expression for applicati...

    Authors: Guihua Hu, Tao Hu, Yuhua Zhan, Wei Lu, Min Lin, Yunhong Huang and Yongliang Yan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:156

    Content type: Original article

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  14. Phasins are amphiphilic proteins involved in the regulation of the number and size of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) granules. The plant growth promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense Sp7 accumulates high quantiti...

    Authors: María de los Angeles Martínez-Martínez, Bertha González-Pedrajo, Georges Dreyfus, Lucía Soto-Urzúa and Luis Javier Martínez-Morales

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:155

    Content type: Original article

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  15. The microbial production of rhamnolipids has been in the focus of research for the last decades. Today, mainly heterologous production systems are targeted due to the advantage of non-pathogenic hosts as well ...

    Authors: Philipp Noll, Chantal Treinen, Sven Müller, Sabine Senkalla, Lars Lilge, Rudolf Hausmann and Marius Henkel

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:154

    Content type: Original article

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  16. Fermentation of chemicals from lignocellulose hydrolysate is an effective way to alleviate environmental and energy problems. However, fermentation inhibitors in hydrolysate and weak inhibitor tolerance of mic...

    Authors: Jing Wu, Yu-Jie Zhou, Wen Zhang, Ke-Ke Cheng, Hong-Juan Liu and Jian-An Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:153

    Content type: Original article

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  17. Neolamarckia cadamba is an important fast growing tree species used for pulping and wood material in industry for it’s desirable wood properties. As one of the most important content in wood, lignin provides stru...

    Authors: Juncheng Li, Xiaoling Huang, Hao Huang, Heqiang Huo, Chi D. Nguyen, Ruiqi Pian, Huaqiang Li, Kunxi Ouyang and Xiaoyang Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:152

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Engineering of fungal laccases with optimum catalytic activity at alkaline pH has been a long-lasting challenge. In this study, a mutant library containing 3000 clones was obtained by error-prone PCR to adapt ...

    Authors: Qiang Yin, Gang Zhou, Can Peng, Yinliang Zhang, Ursula Kües, Juanjuan Liu, Yazhong Xiao and Zemin Fang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:151

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) plays an important regulatory role in tumor cell proliferation and drug resistance. FGFR3 is often constitutively active in many tumors. To deliver drugs into tumor ...

    Authors: Zhong Zheng, Haotian Ji, Wenbo Zong, Qiuju Ran, Xinxin Wang, Xi Yang, Zhuo Zhao, Chengjun Yang and Yechen Xiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:150

    Content type: Original article

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  20. d-Mannose and l-ribose are two important monosaccharides, which have attracted public attention recently because of their great application potentials in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Sugar isomer...

    Authors: Zongren Guo, Liangkun Long and Shaojun Ding

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:149

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The tissues of marine invertebrates are colonized by species-rich microbial communities. The dysbiosis of host’s microbiota is tightly associated with the invertebrate diseases. Yesso scallop (Patinopecten yessoe...

    Authors: Zichao Yu, Chao Liu, Qiang Fu, Guangxia Lu, Shuo Han, Lingling Wang and Linsheng Song

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:148

    Content type: Original article

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  22. Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening disease, is the most devastating disease of citrus across the world, caused by the phloem limited fastidious bacterium ‘Candidatus Liberibacter spp.’. This resea...

    Authors: Sajjad Hussain, Muhammad Junaid Rao, Muhammd Akbar Anjum, Shaghef Ejaz, Ummad-ud-Din Umar, Muhammad Arif Ali, Muhammad Fasih Khalid, Muhammad Sohail, Sezai Ercisli, Muhammad Zia-Ul-Haq, Shakeel Ahmad and Syed Atif Hasan Naqvi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:147

    Content type: Original article

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  23. The valuable medicine Shiraia bambusicola P. Henn. and its major active substance hypocrellin exert unique curative effects on skin diseases, diabetes, and cancers. The wild S. bambusicola is endangered due to it...

    Authors: Wen Du, Chunlong Sun, Baogui Wang, Yanmei Wang, Bin Dong, Junhua Liu, Jiangbao Xia, Wenjun Xie, Jun Wang, Jingkuan Sun, Xuehong Liu and Hongguo Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:146

    Content type: Original article

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  24. In this study, a pot experiment was carried out in greenhouse to investigate the potentials of Xerocomus badius and Serendipita indica to penetrate and colonize roots of ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.) and to ...

    Authors: Binghua Liu, Xinghong Liu, Fangchun Liu, Hailin Ma, Bingyao Ma, Wenxin Zhang and Lin Peng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:145

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  25. Frequent harmful cyanobacteria blooms limit the sustainable development of aquaculture. Algicidal bacteria can efficiently control harmful algae without secondary pollution. The algicidal bacteria CZBC1 can lyse

    Authors: Xiao-Juan Hu, Yu Xu, Hao-Chang Su, Wu-Jie Xu, Li-Hua Wang, Yun-Na Xu, Zhuo-Jia Li, Yu-Cheng Cao and Guo-Liang Wen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:144

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Berberis aristata is an important part of traditional healing system from more than 2500 years. The aqueous extract of Berberis aristata root bark displayed broad spectrum activity against 13 test pathogens, rang...

    Authors: Henna Sood, Yashwant Kumar, Vipan Kumar Gupta and Daljit Singh Arora

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:143

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  27. The co-factor NADH plays an important role in butanol biosynthesis. In this study, we found that aspartate could effectively improve the butanol production of Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824. Further study sh...

    Authors: Zhengping Liao, Xitong Yang, Hongxin Fu and Jufang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:142

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  28. Development of a genetic tool for visualization of photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) is essential for understanding microbial function during their interaction with plant and microflora. In this study, Rhodopseudomon...

    Authors: Zhongying Zhai, Jiao Du, Lijie Chen, Muhammad Rizwan Hamid, Xiaohua Du, Xiaoting Kong, Jue Cheng, Wen Tang, Deyong Zhang, Pin Su and Yong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:141

    Content type: Original article

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  29. The study aimed to investigate the effect of five inactive yeasts on the metabolites of Chardonnay dry white wines vinified in 2016 in Shacheng Manor Wine Co. Ltd., Hebei province, China. In this research, pro...

    Authors: Boran Hu, Yang Cao, Jiangyu Zhu, Wenbiao Xu and Wenjuan Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:140

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  30. Classical swine fever (CSF) is a contagious disease that causes a high mortality to domestic and wild pigs. Its causative agent is an enveloped Pestivirus named Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV). Due to the huge...

    Authors: Elianet Lorenzo, Lidice Méndez, Elsa Rodríguez, Nemecio Gonzalez, Gleysin Cabrera, Carlos Pérez, Rafael Pimentel, Yusmel Sordo, Maria P. Molto, Talia Sardina, Alina Rodríguez-Mallon and Mario P. Estrada

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:139

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  31. Deinococcus is an extremophilic microorganism found in a wide range of habitats, including hot springs, radiation-contaminated areas, Antarctic soils, deserts, etc., and shows some of the highest levels of resist...

    Authors: Mengmeng Jin, Anqi Xiao, Liying Zhu, Zhidong Zhang, He Huang and Ling Jiang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:138

    Content type: Mini-Review

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  32. Deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the mycotoxins most frequently encountering in cereal-based foods throughout the world. Saccharomyces cerevisiae was used to alleviate porcine jejunal epithelia cell (IPEC-J2) injur...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Juan Chang, Ping Wang, Qing-qiang Yin, Wei-wei Huang, Chao-qi Liu, Xian-xiao Bai, Qun Zhu, Tian-zeng Gao and Pu Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:137

    Content type: Original article

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  33. Salmonella is an important pathogen for poultry production as well as for human due to zoonotic importance. It has more than 2600 identified serovars despite of this identification and classification of Salmonell...

    Authors: Mahmoud E. Sedeik, Nahed A. El-shall, Ashraf M. Awad, Sally M. Elfeky, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Elsayed O. S. Hussein, Abdullah N. Alowaimer and Ayman A. Swelum

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:136

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  34. Prolactin (PRL) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland with innumerable functions, such as lactation, reproduction, osmotic and immune regulation. The present work describes the synthesis of hPRL in huma...

    Authors: Felipe D. Silva, João E. Oliveira, Renan P. Freire, Miriam F. Suzuki, Carlos R. Soares and Paolo Bartolini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:135

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  35. This study explored the effect of dietary xylo-oligosaccharide (XOS) supplementation on the gut microbial composition and activity in pigs of different ages. Eighty pigs with an average body weight (BW) of 30 ...

    Authors: Jie Pan, Jie Yin, Kai Zhang, Peifeng Xie, Hao Ding, Xingguo Huang, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:134

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  36. Flavonoid is one of the widespread groups of plant secondary metabolites that provide several health benefits. However, the explicit mechanism of flavonoid biosynthesis in plants largely remains unclear. Chalc...

    Authors: Xiuming Liu, Naveed Ahmad, Longyu Yang, Tianyu Fu, Jie Kong, Na Yao, Yuanyuan Dong, Nan Wang, Xiaowei Li, Fawei Wang, Xin Liu, Weican Liu and Haiyan Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:132

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  37. Malassezia furfur is lipophilic and lipid-dependent yeast, inhabitant of human skin microbiota associated with several dermal disorders. In recent years, along with the advances in nanotechnology and the incentiv...

    Authors: Javier Esteban Mussin, María Virginia Roldán, Florencia Rojas, María de los Ángeles Sosa, Nora Pellegri and Gustavo Giusiano

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:131

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  38. Microbial activity is the main route for cycling mangrove nutrients. In general, microorganisms have abilities to degrade lignocellulosic compounds. Among the biotechnological potential of the microbiota from ...

    Authors: Vivian Martinho, Lidiane Maria dos Santos Lima, Caroline Almeida Barros, Vitor Baptista Ferrari, Michel Rodrigo Zambrano Passarini, Leonardo André Santos, Fernanda Luisa de Souza Sebastianes, Paulo Teixeira Lacava and Suzan Pantaroto de Vasconcellos

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:130

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  39. The responses of denitrifiers and denitrification ability to dissolved oxygen (DO) concent in different layers of surface lake sediments are still poorly understood. Here, the optimal denitrification condition...

    Authors: Pei Hong, Xingqiang Wu, Yilin Shu, ChunBo Wang, Cuicui Tian, Shihao Gong, Pei Cai, Oscar Omondi Donde and Bangding Xiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:129

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  40. Salmonella is a common and important pathogen for both human and animals. All Salmonella except Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum have flagellum. Flagellin (FliC) is the main subunit protein forming t...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Jiangying Zhang, Chunhong Zhu, Xia Meng, Shuhong Sun and Guoqiang Zhu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:128

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  41. Levulinic acid (LA) is a building block alternative to fermentable sugars derived from cellulosic biomass. Among LA catabolic processes in Pseudomonas putida KT2440, ligation of coenzyme A (CoA) to LA by levuliny...

    Authors: Hiroshi Habe, Hideaki Koike, Yuya Sato, Yosuke Iimura, Tomoyuki Hori, Manabu Kanno, Nobutada Kimura and Kohtaro Kirimura

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:127

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  42. Heterologous protein production is widely used in industrial biotechnology. However, using non-native production hosts can lead to enzymes with altered post-translational modifications, such as glycosylation. ...

    Authors: Cyrielle Bonzom, Silvia Hüttner, Ekaterina Mirgorodskaya, Sun-Li Chong, Stefan Uthoff, Alexander Steinbüchel, Raymond M. D. Verhaert and Lisbeth Olsson

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:126

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  43. The detrimental effects of synthetic fungicides have increased the emphasis for biological control as an effective and safe sustainable alternative method. In the present work, a potent rhizospheric actinobact...

    Authors: Talwinder Kaur, Riveka Rani and Rajesh Kumari Manhas

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:125

    Content type: Original article

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  44. Xylanases are in important class of industrial enzymes that are essential for the complete hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars. In the present study, we report the cloning of novel xy...

    Authors: Simo Ellilä, Paul Bromann, Mari Nyyssönen, Merja Itävaara, Anu Koivula, Lars Paulin and Kristiina Kruus

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:124

    Content type: Original article

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  45. Supplementation of appropriate probiotics can improve the health and productivity of ruminants while mitigating environmental methane production. Hence, this study was conducted to determine the effects of Entero...

    Authors: Lovelia L. Mamuad, Seon Ho Kim, Ashraf A. Biswas, Zhongtang Yu, Kwang-Keun Cho, Sang-Bum Kim, Kichoon Lee and Sang Suk Lee

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:123

    Content type: Original article

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  46. Rates of microbial drug resistance are increasing worldwide; therefore, antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are considered promising alternative therapeutic agents to antibiotics. AMPs are essential components of th...

    Authors: Ju Young Kwon, Min Kyung Kim, Loredana Mereuta, Chang Ho Seo, Tudor Luchian and Yoonkyung Park

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:122

    Content type: Original article

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  47. This study investigated the effects of the rumen fungus Piromyces sp. CN6 CGMCC 14449 as a silage additive on the fermentation quality, nutrient composition and in vitro digestibility of whole crop maize silage. ...

    Authors: Dangdang Wang, Congcong Zhao, Shimin Liu, Tao Zhang, Junhu Yao and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:121

    Content type: Original article

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  48. Lipopeptides possess excellent broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Different lipopeptides have their own unique chemical structures, properties and biological activities. Quantitative analysis of the lipope...

    Authors: Dongfang Sun, Jianmeng Liao, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang, Ying Liu, Qi Deng, Ning Zhang, Defeng Xu, Zhijia Fang, Wenjing Wang and Ravi Gooneratne

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:120

    Content type: Original article

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