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  1. The biopreservation of foods using bacteriocinogenic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated directly from foods is an innovative approach. The objectives of this study were to isolate and identify bacteriocinogen...

    Authors: En Yang, Lihua Fan, Yueming Jiang, Craig Doucette and Sherry Fillmore
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:48
  2. Here, we determined the potential of photochemotherapy, namely the application of photodynamic compounds followed by exposure to a suitable source of UV-visible radiation against corneal pathogen, Acanthamoeba. O...

    Authors: Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui and Naveed Ahmed Khan
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:47
  3. Isopropanol represents a widely-used commercial alcohol which is currently produced from petroleum. In nature, isopropanol is excreted by some strains of Clostridium beijerinckii, simultaneously with butanol and ...

    Authors: Florent Collas, Wouter Kuit, Benjamin Clément, Rémy Marchal, Ana M López-Contreras and Frederic Monot
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:45
  4. The production of biodiesel results in a concomitant production of crude glycerol (10% w/w). Clostridium pasteurianum can utilize glycerol as sole carbon source and converts it into 1,3-propanediol, ethanol, buta...

    Authors: Torbjørn Ølshøj Jensen, Thomas Kvist, Marie Just Mikkelsen and Peter Westermann
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:44
  5. Flow-injection mass spectrometry (FI/MS) represents a powerful analytical tool for the quality assessment of herbal formula in dietary supplements. In this study, we described a scaffold (proof-of-concept) ada...

    Authors: Chee Wei Lim, Siew Hoon Tai and Sheot Harn Chan
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:43
  6. This study explored the influence of various culture conditions on the biomass, lipid content, production of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and fatty acid composition of Aurantiochytrium mangrovei strain BL10. The v...

    Authors: Kai-Chuang Chaung, Chun-Yao Chu, Yu-Ming Su and Yi-Min Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:42
  7. To improve the biodegradation of biodegradable plastic (BP) mulch films, 1227 fungal strains were isolated from plant surface (phylloplane) and evaluated for BP-degrading ability. Among them, B47-9 a strain is...

    Authors: Motoo Koitabashi, Masako T Noguchi, Yuka Sameshima-Yamashita, Syuntaro Hiradate, Ken Suzuki, Shigenobu Yoshida, Takashi Watanabe, Yukiko Shinozaki, Seiya Tsushima and Hiroko K Kitamoto
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:40
  8. The aminopeptidase P (PepP, EC 3.4.11.9) gene from Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis DSM 20481 was cloned, sequenced and expressed recombinantly in E. coli BL21 (DE3) for the first time. PepP is involved in the hydr...

    Authors: Timo Stressler, Thomas Eisele, Michael Schlayer and Lutz Fischer
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:39
  9. Flocculation is a very useful phenotype for industrial yeast strains, since it facilitates cell harvest and represents an easy way of cell immobilization in continuous fermentation processes. The present work ...

    Authors: Juan A Vallejo, Manuel Serrat, Irasema Pérez-Portuondo, Angeles Sánchez-Pérez, Jose M Ageitos and Tomas G Villa
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:38
  10. We performed a focused proteome analysis of cellulosomal proteins predicted by a genome analysis of Clostridium cellulovorans [Tamaru, Y., et al.. 2010. J. Bacteriol. 192:901–902]. Our system employed a long mono...

    Authors: Hironobu Morisaka, Kazuma Matsui, Yohei Tatsukami, Kouichi Kuroda, Hideo Miyake, Yutaka Tamaru and Mitsuyoshi Ueda
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:37
  11. Single cell oils (SCOs) accumulated by oleaginous yeasts have emerged as potential alternative feedstocks for biodiesel production. As lipid accumulation is species and substrate specific, selection of an appr...

    Authors: Gouri Katre, Chirantan Joshi, Mahesh Khot, Smita Zinjarde and Ameeta RaviKumar
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:36
  12. Vinasse, a highly polluting waste of the ethanol industry was utilized for the production of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) by the extremely halophilic archaeon, Haloferax mediterranei in shake-flasks. Following pre-...

    Authors: Anirban Bhattacharyya, Arnab Pramanik, Sudipta Kumar Maji, Saubhik Haldar, Ujjal Kumar Mukhopadhyay and Joydeep Mukherjee
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:34
  13. S-hydroxymethylglutathione dehydrogenase from Paecilomyces variotii No. 5 strain (NBRC 109023), isolated as a formaldehyde-degrading fungus, was purified by a procedure that included ammonium sulfate precipitatio...

    Authors: Ryohei Fukuda, Kazuhiro Nagahama, Kohsai Fukuda, Keisuke Ekino, Takuji Oka and Yoshiyuki Nomura
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:32
  14. We isolated a mutant that produced higher levels of curdlan than the wild strain Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31750 by chemical mutagenesis using N-methyl-N-nitro-nitrosoguanidine. The mutant strain produced 66 g/L of ...

    Authors: Gayathiri T Kalyanasundaram, Mukesh Doble and Sathyanarayana N Gummadi
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:31
  15. Aerobic microbial degradation of p-nitrophenol (PNP) has been classically shown to proceed via ‘Hydroquinone (HQ) pathway’ in Gram-negative bacteria, whereas in Gram-positive PNP degraders it proceed via ‘Benzene...

    Authors: Surendra Vikram, Janmejay Pandey, Nidhi Bhalla, Gunjan Pandey, Anuradha Ghosh, Fazlurrahman Khan, Rakesh K Jain and Gajendra PS Raghava
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:30
  16. We purified and cloned a β-N-acetylhexosaminidase, LeHex20A, with a molecular mass of 79 kDa from the fruiting body of Lentinula edodes (shiitake mushroom). The gene lehex20a gene had 1,659 nucleotides, encoding ...

    Authors: Naotake Konno, Hideyuki Takahashi, Masahiro Nakajima, Takumi Takeda and Yuichi Sakamoto
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:29
  17. Production of the Alternaria mycotoxins alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethylether (AME) and tenuazonic acid (TA) by Alternaria alternata DSM 12633 was influenced by pH and carbon to nitrogen (C:N) ratio of t...

    Authors: Katrin Brzonkalik, Dominik Hümmer, Christoph Syldatk and Anke Neumann
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:28
  18. In this study, a novel rDNA based plasmid was developed for display of heterologous proteins on the cell surface of Yarrowia lipolytica using the C-terminal end of the glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchored

    Authors: Siyavuya Ishmael Bulani, Lucy Moleleki, Jacobus Albertyn and Ntsane Moleleki
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:27
  19. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are biodegradable polymers that are attractive materials for use in tissue engineering and medical device manufacturing. Ralstonia eutropha is regarded as the model organism for PHA bi...

    Authors: Christopher J Brigham, Esther N Reimer, ChoKyun Rha and Anthony J Sinskey
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:26
  20. In this study, we used the yeast carotenogenic producer Pichia pastoris Pp-EBIL strain, which has been metabolically engineered, by heterologously expressing β-carotene-pathway enzymes to produce β-carotene, as a...

    Authors: José Miguel Araya-Garay, José M Ageitos, Juan A Vallejo, Patricia Veiga-Crespo, Angeles Sánchez-Pérez and Tomás G Villa
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:24
  21. Volatile hydrocarbon production by Ascocoryne sacroides was studied over its growth cycle. Gas-phase compounds were measured continuously with a proton transfer reaction-mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) and at distinct...

    Authors: Natasha D Mallette, W Berk Knighton, Gary A Strobel, Ross P Carlson and Brent M Peyton
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:23
  22. Two genes from Streptomyces albidoflavus, one exochitinase (905-bp) and an endochitinase (1100-bp) were functionally expressed in Escherichia coli in form of a fusion protein with a maltose binding protein (MBP)....

    Authors: Claudia P Martínez, Claudia Echeverri, Juan C Florez, Alvaro L Gaitan and Carmenza E Góngora
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:22
  23. Lactobacillus plantarum is involved in a multitude of food related industrial fermentation processes including the malolactic fermentation (MLF) of wine. This work is the first report on a recombinant L. plantaru...

    Authors: Christina Schümann, Herbert Michlmayr, Reinhard Eder, Andrés M del Hierro, Klaus D Kulbe, Geir Mathiesen and Thu-Ha Nguyen
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:19
  24. In petrochemical refinery wastewater treatment plants (WWTP), different concentrations of pollutant compounds are received daily in the influent stream, including significant amounts of phenolic compounds, cre...

    Authors: Cynthia C Silva, Helen Hayden, Tim Sawbridge, Pauline Mele, Ricardo H Kruger, Marili VN Rodrigues, Gustavo GL Costa, Ramon O Vidal, Maíra P Sousa, Ana Paula R Torres, Vânia MJ Santiago and Valéria M Oliveira
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:18
  25. Plate assays for lipoxygenase producing microorganisms on agar plates have been developed. Both potassium iodide-starch and indamine dye formation methods were effective for detecting soybean lipoxygenase acti...

    Authors: Antti Nyyssölä, Ruud Heshof, Thomas Haarmann, Jasmin Eidner, Ann Westerholm-Parvinen, Kim Langfelder, Kristiina Kruus, Leo de Graaff and Johanna Buchert
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:17
  26. Microbial bioprocessing of lignocellulose to bioethanol still poses challenges in terms of substrate catabolism. A targeted evolution-based study was undertaken to determine if inter-strain microbial variabili...

    Authors: Shahin S Ali, Mojibur Khan, Brian Fagan, Ewen Mullins and Fiona M Doohan
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:16
  27. Bikunin is a proteoglycan exhibiting broad-spectrum inhibitory activity against serine proteases and could potentially suppress tumor cell invasion and metastasis. Here, we have successfully expressed recombin...

    Authors: Xing-Hua Gou, Yu-Ying Liu, Qi-Lei Chen, Jian-Jun Tang, Da-Yu Liu, Liang Zou, Xiao-Yong Wu and Wei Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:14
  28. Bromelain, a cysteine protease with various therapeutic and industrial applications, was expressed in Escherichia coli, BL21-AI clone, under different cultivation conditions (post-induction temperature, L-arabino...

    Authors: Bala Muntari, Azura Amid, Maizirwan Mel, Mohammed S Jami and Hamzah M Salleh
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:12
  29. Optically pure β-amino acids constitute interesting building blocks for peptidomimetics and a great variety of pharmaceutically important compounds. Their efficient synthesis still poses a major challenge. Tra...

    Authors: Jens Rudat, Birgit R Brucher and Christoph Syldatk
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:11
  30. To attempt cost-effective production of US417 phytase in Bacillus subtilis, we developed an efficient system for its large-scale production in the generally recognized as safe microorganism B. subtilis 168. Hence...

    Authors: Ameny Farhat-Khemakhem, Mounira Ben Farhat, Ines Boukhris, Wacim Bejar, Kameleddine Bouchaala, Radhouane Kammoun, Emmanuelle Maguin, Samir Bejar and Hichem Chouayekh
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:10
  31. Three cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (CYP) genes, designated pb-1, pb-2 and pb-3, were isolated from the white-rot fungus, Phlebia brevispora, using reverse transcription PCR with degenerate primers constructed ba...

    Authors: Ryoich Nakamura, Ryuichiro Kondo, Ming-hao Shen, Hideharu Ochiai, Shin Hisamatsu and Shigenori Sonoki
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:8
  32. The capacity of white-rot fungi to degrade wood lignin may be highly applicable to the development of novel bioreactor systems, but the mechanisms underlying this function are not yet fully understood. Lignin ...

    Authors: Takaiku Sakamoto, Yuki Yao, Yoshifumi Hida, Yoichi Honda, Takashi Watanabe, Wataru Hashigaya, Kazumi Suzuki and Toshikazu Irie
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:7
  33. Large volumes of treated process water are required for protein extraction. Evaporation of this water contributes greatly to the energy consumed in enriching protein products. Thin stillage remaining from etha...

    Authors: Kornsulee Ratanapariyanuch, Robert T Tyler, Youn Young Shim and Martin JT Reaney
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:5
  34. The gene for a eukaryotic phenolic acid decarboxylase of Candida guilliermondii was cloned, sequenced, and expressed in Escherichia coli for the first time. The structural gene contained an open reading frame of ...

    Authors: Hui-Kai Huang, Li-Fan Chen, Masamichi Tokashiki, Tadahiro Ozawa, Toki Taira and Susumu Ito
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:4
  35. Analysis of the simocyclinone biosynthesis (sim) gene cluster of Streptomyces antibioticus Tü6040 led to the identification of a putative pathway specific regulatory gene simReg1. In silico analysis places the Si...

    Authors: Liliya Horbal, Yuriy Rebets, Mariya Rabyk, Roman Makitrynskyy, Andriy Luzhetskyy, Victor Fedorenko and Andreas Bechthold
    Citation: AMB Express 2012 2:1
  36. Several studies suggest that petroleum biodegradation can be achieved by either aerobic or anaerobic microorganisms, depending on oxygen input or other electron acceptors and appropriate nutrients. Evidence fr...

    Authors: Georgiana F da Cruz, Suzan P de Vasconcellos, Célio FF Angolini, Bruna M Dellagnezze, Isabel NS Garcia, Valéria M de Oliveira, Eugenio V dos Santos Neto and Anita J Marsaioli
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:47
  37. Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation (AMT) was applied to Aspergillus aculeatus. Transformants carrying the T-DNA from a binary vector pBIG2RHPH2 were sufficiently mitotically stable to allow functi...

    Authors: Emi Kunitake, Shuji Tani, Jun-ichi Sumitani and Takashi Kawaguchi
    Citation: AMB Express 2011 1:46

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