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  1. Content type: Original article

    Owing to their significant medicinal and edible values, the natural Dendrobium species have underdone over-collection and habitat destruction, and cultivated species emerged for candidates. However, these Dendrob...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Chengxin Fang, Tingmo Zhang, Li Guo and Qiang Ye

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:53

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  2. Content type: Mini-Review

    The fast evolution of surface treatments for biomedical implants and the concern with their contact with cells and microorganisms at early phases of bone healing has boosted the development of surface topograp...

    Authors: Marcel Ferreira Kunrath, Bruna Ferreira Leal, Roberto Hubler, Sílvia Dias de Oliveira and Eduardo Rolim Teixeira

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:51

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    Microbially induced calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation (MICP) is a process where microbes induce condition favorable for CaCO3 formation through metabolic activities by increasing the pH or carbonate ions wh...

    Authors: Yun Suk Lee and Woojun Park

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:49

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    The oxidative d-xylose pathway, i.e. Dahms pathway, can be utilised to produce from cheap biomass raw material useful chemical intermediates. In vitro metabolic pathways offer a fast way to study the rate-limitin...

    Authors: Harry Boer, Martina Andberg, Robert Pylkkänen, Hannu Maaheimo and Anu Koivula

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:48

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    Non-hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PAM) and partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) are commonly used polymers in various industrial applications, including in oil and gas production operations. Understanding t...

    Authors: Carolina Berdugo-Clavijo, Arindom Sen, Mojtaba Seyyedi, Harvey Quintero, Bill O’Neil and Lisa M. Gieg

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:46

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Current technologies for targeted characterization and manipulation of viral RNA primarily involve amplification or ultracentrifugation with isopycnic gradients of viral particles to decrease host RNA backgrou...

    Authors: Cedric Chih Shen Tan, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Yue Wan, October Michael Sessions and Paola Florez de Sessions

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:45

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    Although dynamics of the complex microbial ecosystem populating the gastrointestinal tract of animals has profound and multifaceted impacts on host’s metabolism and health, it remains unclear whether it is the...

    Authors: Wenwen Feng, Jing Zhang, Ivan Jakovlić, Fan Xiong, Shangong Wu, Hong Zou, Wenxiang Li, Ming Li and Guitang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:44

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Studies of morphological measurements from the outgrowth of cells to a network of hyphae have been extended from Candida albicans (Nagy et al. in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(11):5185–5194.

    Authors: Laszlo Talas, Zsuzsa M. Szigeti, Gaspar Banfalvi and Gabor Szeman-Nagy

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:43

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  9. Content type: Original article

    The phyllosphere supports a tremendous diversity of microbes, which have the potential to influence plant biogeography and ecosystem function. Although biocontrol agents (BCAs) have been used extensively for c...

    Authors: Chong Qin, Jiemeng Tao, Tianbo Liu, Yongjun Liu, Nengwen Xiao, Tianming Li, Yabing Gu, Huaqun Yin and Delong Meng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:42

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Gut microbiota have been implicated in the development of many human diseases, including both digestive diseases and non-digestive diseases. In this study, we investigated whether the gut bacteria differed in ...

    Authors: Zhongqiu Wang, Qingxin Wang, Jing Zhao, Linlin Gong, Yan Zhang, Xia Wang and Zhiyong Yuan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:40

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  11. Content type: Original article

    A Bacillus licheniformis isolate with high l-asparaginase productivity was recovered upon screening two hundred soil samples. This isolate produces the two types of bacterial l-asparaginases, the intracellular ty...

    Authors: Nada A. Abdelrazek, Walid F. Elkhatib, Marwa M. Raafat and Mohammad M. Aboulwafa

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:39

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) have different usage in the medical field. The plan of the present research was to evaluate the influence of the biologically produced GNPs on some rat organs. GNPs were produced using F...

    Authors: Behrooz Yahyaei, Mahnaz Nouri, Sahar Bakherad, Maryam Hassani and Parastoo Pourali

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:38

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  13. Content type: Original article

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the protective effects of combined atorvastatin and amygdalin in a rat model of endometriosis. Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), matrix metallo...

    Authors: Fang Hu, Yichuan Hu and Fangxin Peng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:37

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Although the model agaricomycete Coprinopsis cinerea possess 17 different laccase genes, up to now only four C. cinerea laccases have been purified and characterized to some degree. By exchanging the nucleotide s...

    Authors: Marcus Schulze, Lukas Geisler, Andrzej Majcherczyk and Martin Rühl

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:36

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is one of the main pathogens in chronic periodontitis (CP). Studies on the immunogenicity of its virulence factors may contribute to understanding the host response to infection. The...

    Authors: Ellen Karla Nobre dos Santos-Lima, Kizzes Araújo Paiva Andrade Cardoso, Patrícia Mares de Miranda, Ana Carla Montino Pimentel, Paulo Cirino de Carvalho-Filho, Yuri Andrade de Oliveira, Lília Ferreira de Moura-Costa, Teresa Olczak, Isaac Suzart Gomes-Filho, Roberto José Meyer, Márcia Tosta Xavier and Soraya Castro Trindade

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:35

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  16. Content type: Original article

    A diversity of softwood lignin depolymerization processes yield guaiacol as the main low molecular weight product. This key aromatic compound can be utilized as a carbon source by several microbial species, mo...

    Authors: Javier García-Hidalgo, Krithika Ravi, Lise-Lotte Kuré, Gunnar Lidén and Marie Gorwa-Grauslund

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:34

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The adverse effects of antibiotics have attracted widespread attention, thus reducing the use of antibiotics in animal feed has become a very important issue in improving of the health of livestock. The effect...

    Authors: Chengjun Hu, Weigang Xing, Xiaohua Liu, Xiuzhu Zhang, Ke Li, Jia Liu, Baichuan Deng, Jinping Deng, Yong Li and Chengquan Tan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:33

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The effects of divalent cations of Ca and Mg on antibacterial activity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates, as well as their different associations were studied. Most LAB strains and associations revealed s...

    Authors: Lusine Matevosyan, Inga Bazukyan and Armen Trchounian

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:32

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  19. Content type: Original article

    There are signs that amyloid fibers exist in Streptococcus mutans biofilm recently. However, the characteristics of amyloid fibers and fibrillation influencing factors are unknown. In this study, we firstly used ...

    Authors: Dongru Chen, Yina Cao, Lixia Yu, Ye Tao, Yan Zhou, Qinghui Zhi and Huancai Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:31

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  20. Content type: Original article

    The traditional microbiological methods used for detecting Acinetobacter baumannii were usually time-consuming and labor-intensive. Thus, we sought to establish a novel rapid detecting method for target pathogen....

    Authors: Xueqin Cheng, Jing Yang, Meifang Wang, Peng Wu, Qiong Du, Jinjuan He and Yijun Tang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:30

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the production of secondary metabolites Piper aduncum seedlings were inoculated by spores of the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) Rhizophagus clarus and Clar...

    Authors: Joyce Solange F. de Oliveira, Luciana P. Xavier, Alba Lins, Eloisa Helena A. Andrade, José Guilherme S. Maia, Andréa H. de Mello, William N. Setzer, Alessandra R. Ramos and Joyce Kelly R. da Silva

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:29

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  22. Content type: Original article

    This study was demonstrated with a coculture fermentation system using sugar beet pulp (SBP) as a carbon source combining the cellulose-degrading bacterium Clostridium cellulovorans with microbial flora of methan...

    Authors: Hisao Tomita, Fumiyoshi Okazaki and Yutaka Tamaru

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:28

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Colistin resistance in Enterobacteriaceae especially Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli is driving the evolution of pan drug resistant strains. Screening a library of 13 plant nutraceuticals led to the id...

    Authors: Niranjana Sri Sundaramoorthy, Harihar M. Mohan, Shankar Subramaniam, Thiagarajan Raman, Subramaniapillai Selva Ganesan, Aravind Sivasubamanian and Saisubramanian Nagarajan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:27

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Gut microbiota positively contribute to livestock nutrition and metabolism. The manipulation of these microbes may improve animal health. Some feed additives improve livestock health and metabolism by regulati...

    Authors: Huan Li, Huawei Li, Peifeng Xie, Zhihua Li, Yulong Yin, Francois Blachier and Xiangfeng Kong

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:26

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Ascomycin, a key intermediate for chemical synthesis of immunosuppressive drug pimecrolimus, is produced by Streptomyces hygroscopicus var. ascomyceticus. In order to improve the strain production, the original S...

    Authors: Zhituo Yu, Xiaofang Shen, Yuanjie Wu, Songbai Yang, Dianwen Ju and Shaoxin Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:25

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Laccases are multicopper oxidases that are being studied for their potential application in pretreatment strategies of lignocellulosic feedstocks for bioethanol production. Here, we report the expression and c...

    Authors: Laura E. Navas, Fernando D. Martínez, María E. Taverna, Morgan M. Fetherolf, Lindsay D. Eltis, Verónica Nicolau, Diana Estenoz, Eleonora Campos, Graciela B. Benintende and Marcelo F. Berretta

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:24

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects 3% of world population being responsible for nearly half a million deaths annually urging the need for a prophylactic vaccine. Retrovirus like particles are commonly used scaffo...

    Authors: Hugo R. Soares, Rute Castro, Hélio A. Tomás, Manuel J. T. Carrondo, Paula M. Alves and Ana S. Coroadinha

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:22

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Members of genus Gordonia are known to degrade various xenobitics and produce secondary metabolites. The genome of a halotorelant phthalic acid ester (PAEs) degrading actinobacterium Gordonia alkanivorans strain ...

    Authors: Ruth Nahurira, Junhuan Wang, Yanchun Yan, Yang Jia, Shuanghu Fan, Ibatsam Khokhar and Adel Eltoukhy

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:21

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  29. Content type: Original article

    The need for a broad spectrum antimicrobial mouthwash is highly desirable to reduce, control and prevent various types of dental diseases. Hence, research into the production of herbal toothpaste to suppress t...

    Authors: Olugbenga Oludayo Oluwasina, Ifunanya Vivian Ezenwosu, Clement Olusola Ogidi and Victor Olusegun Oyetayo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:20

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  30. Content type: Original article

    3-Deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase (DAHPS) is a key rate-limiting enzyme in aromatic amino acid anabolism. A new Iβ-type DAHPS gene (aro1A) was identified in a metagenomic library from subtropic...

    Authors: Huaxian Zhao, Hua Gao, Kai Ji, Bing Yan, Quanwen Li, Shuming Mo, Minggang Zheng, Qian Ou, Bo Wu, Nan Li and Chengjian Jiang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:19

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Increasing evidence has revealed a close association between intestinal bacterial community and hosts health. However, it is unclear whether and what extend Baimang disease alters the intestinal microbiota in ...

    Authors: Yiqin Deng, Changhong Cheng, Jiawei Xie, Songlin Liu, Hongling Ma, Juan Feng, Youlu Su and Zhixun Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:18

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  32. Content type: Original article

    This study researched the winemaking performance of new biotechnology involving the cooperation of Lachancea and Schizosaccharomyces genera in the production of wine. In all fermentations where Lachancea thermoto...

    Authors: Ángel Benito, Fernando Calderón and Santiago Benito

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:17

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  33. Content type: Mini-Review

    The most abundant hexuronate in plant biomass is d-galacturonate. d-Galacturonate is the main constituent of pectin. Pectin-rich biomass is abundantly available as sugar beet pulp or citrus processing waste and i...

    Authors: Joosu Kuivanen, Alessandra Biz and Peter Richard

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:16

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Co-culture of Bacillus coagulans and Candida utilis was firstly investigated in the efficient treatment of Lactobacillus fermentation wastewater (LFW) containing total organic carbon (TOC) of 22.0 g/L and total n...

    Authors: Jiyun Liu, Peifu Shi, Shahbaz Ahmad, Chunhua Yin, Xiaolu Liu, Yang Liu, Haiyang Zhang, Qianqian Xu, Hai Yan and Qingxiao Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:15

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  35. Content type: Original article

    The unique antimicrobial mechanism of antimicrobials make them a promising substitute for antibiotics for fighting drug-resistant bacteria. Both melittin and thanatin have antimicrobial bioactivity. However, t...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Jiang, Kun Qian, Guangping Liu, Laiyu Sun, Guoqing Zhou, Jingfen Li, Xinqiang Fang, Haixia Ge and Zhengbing Lv

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:14

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Wheat bran is an effective raw material for preparation xylooligosaccharides; however, current research mainly focuses on alkali extraction and enzymatic hydrolysis methods. Since ester bonds are destroyed dur...

    Authors: Yueqi Zhang, Hong Yang, Xinrui Yu, Haiyang Kong, Jiaming Chen, Huiying Luo, Yingguo Bai and Bin Yao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:13

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Several approaches have been dedicated to activate the cryptic gene clusters in the genomes of actinomycetes for the targeted discovery of new fascinating biomedical lead structures. In the current study, N-acety...

    Authors: Ahmed Tawfike, Eman Zekry Attia, Samar Yehia Desoukey, Dina Hajjar, Arwa A. Makki, Peter J. Schupp, RuAngelie Edrada-Ebel and Usama Ramadan Abdelmohsen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:12

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Mycobacterium abscessus (M. abscessus) and Mycobacterium massiliense (M. massiliense) are major pathogens that cause post-surgical wound infection and chronic pulmonary disease. Although they are closely related ...

    Authors: Dongxin Liu, Wencong He, Mingxia Jiang, Bing Zhao, Xichao Ou, Chunfa Liu, Hui Xia, Yang Zhou, Shengfen Wang, Yuanyuan Song, Yang Zheng, Qian Chen, Jiale Fan, Guangxue He and Yanlin Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:11

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Heavy metal lead, which enters the human body through food intake, endangers human health. Microbe has the ability of adsorbing heavy metal, among which lactic acid bacteria are promising microbes to adsorb an...

    Authors: Derong Lin, Hongfu Cao, Yixin Zhong, Yichen Huang, Jinpeng Zou, Qi He, Ran Ji, Tao Qin, Yuan Chen, Dan Wang, Zhijun Wu, Wen Qin, Dingtao Wu, Hong Chen and Qing Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:10

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Bifidobacteria are among the first and most abundant bacterial colonizers of the gastrointestinal tract of (breast-fed) healthy infants. Their success of colonising the infant gut is believed to be, at least p...

    Authors: Valentina Ambrogi, Francesca Bottacini, Joyce O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connell Motherway, Cao Linqiu, Barry Schoemaker, Margriet Schoterman and Douwe van Sinderen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:9

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Extractive biodegradation of phenanthrene by Sphingomonas polyaromaticivorans was previously carried out in cloud point system (CPS). In this study, we explored the possibility of further increasing the efficienc...

    Authors: Tao Pan, Rennv Wang, Kun Xiao, Wei Ye, Wei Dong and Meiying Xu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:8

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Solid-state fermentation has a special advantage of preventing the foaming problem that obstructs submerged fermentation processes for rhamnolipid production. In the present work, a 50:50 mixture of sugarcane ...

    Authors: Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa and Nadia A. Hassouna

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:7

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  43. Content type: Original article

    Due to the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria, treatment options for infectious diseases are decreasing. Bacteriocins are small antimicrobial peptides produced by numerous bacteria that offer alternativ...

    Authors: Abbas Tanhaeian, Mohammad Sadegh Damavandi, Davood Mansury and Kiarash Ghaznini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:6

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Production of recombinant proteins such as antibody fragments in the periplasm of the bacterium Escherichia coli has a number of advantages, including the ability to form disulphide bonds, aiding correct folding,...

    Authors: Ikhlaas M. Kasli, Owen R. T. Thomas and Tim W. Overton

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:5

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Extracellular enzymes play an important role in the growth and development of edible fungi. Extracellular enzyme activities have also become an important object of measurement. In this study, Agaricus brunnescens

    Authors: Liang Huang, Ning Sun, Litong Ban, Yu Wang and Hongpeng Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:4

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  46. Content type: Original article

    Two biotrickling filters were operated in continuous (BTF1) and discontinuous (BTF2) modes at a constant empty bed residence time of 60 s for 60 days. From day 60, the operation mode of each BTF was oppositely...

    Authors: Rongfang Feng, Meiying Xu, Jianjun Li, Shaobin Huang, Gang Zhao, Xiang Tu, Guoping Sun and Jun Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:2

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