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  1. Myrrh is the resinous exudate obtained by the incision in Commiphora molmol trees (Family Burseraceae). The bactericidal activity of its hexane extract was compared to its essential oil (MEO) using viable count t...

    Authors: Noha Khalil, Sahar Fikry and Osama Salama

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:21

    Content type: Original article

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  2. The silkworm (Bombyx mori) and its pupae have been used for decades as nutritional additives and applied on the production of high-quality recombinant proteins via the baculovirus expression vector (BEV) system. ...

    Authors: Chia-Yu Chang, Wei-Ting Hsu, Pei-Shiue Tsai, Chi-Min Chen, Ivan-Chen Cheng, Yu-Chan Chao and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:20

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  3. Laccase is a versatile multicopper oxidase that holds great promise for many biotechnological applications. For such applications, it is essential to explore good biocatalytic systems for high activity and rec...

    Authors: Jie Zhang, Fukun Li, Ruiqi Wang, Xuemei Tan and Peter-Leon Hagedoorn

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:19

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  4. Microbial community structure and metabolic activities have profound impacts on biogeochemical processes in marine sediments. Functional bacteria such as nitrate- and sulfate-reducing bacteria respond to redox...

    Authors: Wenxiu Wang, Jianchang Tao, Haodong Liu, Penghui Li, Songze Chen, Peng Wang and Chuanlun Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:16

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  5. Mushroom cultivation is an economically feasible bio-technological process for conversion of various lignocellulosic wastes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of waste paper supplemented wi...

    Authors: Teklemichael Tesfay, Tesfay Godifey, Roman Mesfin and Girmay Kalayu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:15

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Alcohol dehydrogenases (ADHs) are used in reductive biotransformations for the production of valuable chiral alcohols. In this study, we used a high-throughput screening approach based on the NADPH biosensor p...

    Authors: Alina Spielmann, Yannik Brack, Hugo van Beek, Lion Flachbart, Lea Sundermeyer, Meike Baumgart and Michael Bott

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:14

    Content type: Original article

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  7. The study evaluates the protective effect of mangiferin on osteosarcoma cell proliferation and metastasis. Saos-2 and U2OS cells were treated with mangiferin (25, 50, 75 and 100 µM) for 72 h. Mangiferin reduce...

    Authors: Jifeng Wen, Yong Qin, Chao Li, Xiankui Dai, Tong Wu and Wenzhe Yin

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:13

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  8. Pullulanase is an important starch-debranching enzyme mostly used in starch processing-related food industries. However, the levels of pullulanase produced from recombinant Bacillus subtilis, a Generally Recogniz...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Yao Nie, Xia Zhou, Jiahua Bi and Yan Xu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:11

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Blue light is an important environmental factor that induces mushroom primordium differentiation and fruiting body development. Although blue-light treatment has been applied for the production of oyster mushr...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Xidan Tong, Fenghua Tian, Chuanwen Jia, Changtian Li and Yu Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:10

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Bacillus subtilis S1-4, isolated from chicken feather could efficiently degrade feathers by secreting several extracellular proteases. In order to get insight into the individual protease involved in keratin hydr...

    Authors: Bin Yong, Xueting Fei, Huanhuan Shao, Pan Xu, Youwen Hu, Weimin Ni, Qiuju Xiao, Xiang Tao, Xinyi He and Hong Feng

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:9

    Content type: Original article

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  11. With increasing concerns about industrial gas contaminants and the growing demand for durable and sustainable technologies, attentions have been gradually shifted to biological air pollution controls. The abil...

    Authors: Roohollah Ghasemi, Farideh Golbabaei, Sasan Rezaei, Mohammad Reza Pourmand, Ramin Nabizadeh, Mohammad Javad Jafari and Ensieh masoorian

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:8

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  12. The intensive and extensive application of imidacloprid in agriculture has resulted in water pollution and risks to aquatic invertebrates. However, pure bacteria remediation of imidacloprid in surface water en...

    Authors: Leilei Guo, Zhiling Dai, Jingjing Guo, Wenlong Yang, Feng Ge and Yijun Dai

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:7

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens has been widely used as a probiotic in the field of biological control,and its antibacterial compounds plays an important role in the prevention and control of plant, livestock and poul...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Bo Zhao, Yaping Liu, Linjing Mao, Xuanming Zhang, Wu Meng, Kechun Liu and Jie Chu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:6

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  14. In this study, we evaluated the combined therapeutic efficacy of erythropoietin (a hematopoietic hormone produced by the fetal liver and kidney in response to inflammation and apoptosis) and sesame oil (from Sesa...

    Authors: Liyu Ye, Fang Xiao, Jijun Xie, Lingling Feng, Zhangjun Tang, E. Chen, Chuchu Chen, Bowen Xu and Ronghai Deng

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:4

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  15. PCV3 capsid protein (Cap) is an important antigen for diagnosis and vaccine development. To achieve high-level expression of recombinant PCV3 Cap in Escherichia coli (E. coli), the gene of wild-type entire Cap (w...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Gang Wang, Wei-Tong Duan, Ming-Xia Sun, Meng-Hang Wang, Shang-Hui Wang, Xue-Hui Cai and Ya-bin Tu

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:3

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  16. The seven serotypes of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) differ on the surface exposed regions on the VP1, 2 and 3 proteins. Amongst the three, the VP1 protein has been produced the most for use in serotypin...

    Authors: Mpho Victoria Mamabolo, Jacques Theron, Francois Maree and Michael Crampton

    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:2

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  17. Diagnosing Zika virus (ZIKV) infections has been challenging due to the cross-reactivity of induced antibodies with other flavivirus. The concomitant occurrence of ZIKV and Dengue virus (DENV) in endemic regio...

    Authors: Alex Issamu Kanno, Luciana Cezar de Cerqueira Leite, Lennon Ramos Pereira, Mônica Josiane Rodrigues de Jesus, Robert Andreata-Santos, Rúbens Prince dos Santos Alves, Edison Luiz Durigon, Luís Carlos de Souza Ferreira and Viviane Maimoni Gonçalves

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 10:1

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  18. Salmonella is an important food-borne pathogen associated with public health and high economic losses. To investigate the prevalence and the characteristics of Salmonella in a pig slaughterhouse in Yangzhou, a to...

    Authors: Quan Li, Jian Yin, Zheng Li, Zewei Li, Yuanzhao Du, Weiwei Guo, Matthew Bellefleur, Shifeng Wang and Huoying Shi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:210

    Content type: Original article

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  19. Corn grain has a high starch content and is used as main energy source in ruminant diets. Compared with finely ground corn (FGC), steam-flaked corn (SFC) could improve the milk yield of lactating dairy cows an...

    Authors: Hao Ren, Xiaodong Su, Hanxun Bai, Yuntian Yang, Hongrong Wang, Zeng Dan, Jinbin Lu, Shengru Wu, Chuanjiang Cai, Yangchun Cao, Xinjian Lei and Junhu Yao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:209

    Content type: Original article

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  20. Guava is considered as poor man’s apple rich in phytochemicals with medicinal value and hence it is highly consumed. Gas chromatography–mass spectroscopy (GC–MS) analysis of guava leaf extract revealed the pre...

    Authors: Shaik Shaheena, Anjani Devi Chintagunta, Vijaya Ramu Dirisala and N. S. Sampath Kumar

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:208

    Content type: Original article

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  21. Hydrogen gas represents a promising alternative energy source to dwindling fossil fuel reserves, as it carries the highest energy per unit mass and its combustion results in the release of water vapour as only...

    Authors: Teresa Mohr, Habibu Aliyu, Lars Biebinger, Roman Gödert, Alexander Hornberger, Don Cowan, Pieter de Maayer and Anke Neumann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:207

    Content type: Original article

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  22. This study was conducted to determine the optimal entomopathogenic fungus for the simultaneous control of the adults of two mosquito species, Aedes albopictus and Culex pipiens. The pathogenicity and virulence ag...

    Authors: Jin Yong Lee, Ra Mi Woo, Cheol Jun Choi, Tae Young Shin, Won Seok Gwak and Soo Dong Woo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:206

    Content type: Original article

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  23. More than one hundred years have passed since the development of the first microbial inoculant for plants. Nowadays, the use of microbial inoculants in agriculture is spread worldwide for different crops and c...

    Authors: Mariana Sanches Santos, Marco Antonio Nogueira and Mariangela Hungria

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:205

    Content type: Mini-Review

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  24. The present study investigated the anti-atherosclerotic potential of myricitrin in hypercholesterolemic rats. Rats were divided into the following groups: sham (standard food), control [1% high-cholesterol die...

    Authors: Jing Gao, Cuicui Liu, Heping Zhang, Zhen Sun and Rongmei Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:204

    Content type: Original article

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  25. The main components of the non-starch polysaccharide (NSP) fraction of wheat flour are arabinoxylan (AX) and β-glucan. These are also present in other cereal grains, but their proportions vary with AX being th...

    Authors: Suzanne Harris, Andrea Monteagudo-Mera, Ondrej Kosik, Dimitris Charalampopoulos, Peter Shewry and Alison Lovegrove

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:203

    Content type: Original article

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  26. Current prevention methods for the transmission of Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy, are inadequate as suggested by the rate of new leprosy cases reported. Simple large-scale detection methods...

    Authors: Marcelo dos Santos Barbosa, Iara Beatriz Andrade de Sousa, Simone Simionatto, Sibele Borsuk and Silvana Beutinger Marchioro

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:201

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Biosynthesis of bismuth vanadate (BiVO4) nanorods was performed using dried fruit extracts of Hyphaene thebaica as a cost effective reducing and stabilizing agent. XRD, DRS, FTIR, zeta potential, Raman, HR-SEM, H...

    Authors: Hamza Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed, Shakeeb Afridi, Ali Talha Khalil, Tanzeel Zohra, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Aamir Ikram, Zabta Khan Shinwari and Malik Maaza

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:200

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  28. The specific roles of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) and how factors influenced EPS’s roles during U(VI) immobilization are still unclear. In this study, high content of U with the main form of nanop...

    Authors: Hai-Ling Zhang, Meng-Xi Cheng, Shi-Cheng Li, He-Xiang Huang, Wei-Dong Liu, Xian-Jin Lyu, Jian Chu, Huan-Huan Ding, Dong Zhao, Yong-Peng Wang and Feng-Yu Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:199

    Content type: Original article

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  29. Cordyceps cicadae is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine for treating palpitations and eye diseases. It contains several bioactive compounds such as adenosine, N6-(2-hydroxyethyl)-adenosine (HEA), and polys...

    Authors: Bo-Jun Ke and Chun-Lin Lee

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:198

    Content type: Original article

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  30. Hafnia alvei H4 is a bacterium subject to regulation by a N-acyl-l-homoserine lactone (AHL)-mediated quorum sensing system and is closely related to the corruption of instant sea cucumber. Studying the effect of

    Authors: Xue Li, Gongliang Zhang, Yaolei Zhu, Jingran Bi, Hongshun Hao and Hongman Hou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:197

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) is one of the most common pathogens causing respiratory tract infection, especially for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in school-age children. There was considerable amount of studi...

    Authors: Yacui Wang, Yi Wang, Weiwei Jiao, Jieqiong Li, Shuting Quan, Lin Sun, Yonghong Wang, Xue Qi, Xingyun Wang and Adong Shen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:196

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  32. Introduction of a foreign gene coding for a pathogen resistant protein into the target plant and constitutive expression of Resistance (R) proteins may confer high level of resistance. However, genetic enginee...

    Authors: Farhad Shokouhifar, Marjan Bahrabadi, Abdolreza Bagheri and Mojtaba Mamarabadi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:195

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  33. In this study, a single component paclitaxel was obtained from fermentation broth by molecular imprinting technique, and its antiviral, antitumor and immunomodulatory activities were studied. The results showe...

    Authors: Junhyok Ryang, Yan Yan, Yangyang Song, Fang Liu and Tzi Bun Ng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:194

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  34. A salt-tolerant denitrifying bacterium F1 was isolated in this study, which has high nitrite (NO2–N) and nitrate (NO3–N) removal abilities. The salt tolerance capacity of strain F1 was further verified and the ...

    Authors: Xinyi Wang, Hui Zhu, Brian Shutes, Baorong Fu, Baixing Yan, Xiangfei Yu, Huiyang Wen and Xin Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:193

    Content type: Original article

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  35. Colibacillosis is a major disease affecting poultry leads to high morbidity and mortality which causing tremendous economic losses worldwide. These economic disparities are amplified among low and middle-incom...

    Authors: Mohamed E. Enany, Abdelazeem M. Algammal, Soad A. Nasef, Sara A. M. Abo-Eillil, May Bin-Jumah, Ayman E. Taha and Ahmed A. Allam

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:192

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  36. Bacillus licheniformis (B. licheniformis) is commonly used as probiotic and its secondary metabolites are attractive anti-microbial candidate. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the antiviral activity of ...

    Authors: Ju-Yi Peng, Yi-Bing Horng, Ching-Ho Wu, Chia-Yu Chang, Yen-Chen Chang, Pei-Shiue Tsai, Chian-Ren Jeng, Yeong-Hsiang Cheng and Hui-Wen Chang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:191

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  37. The metal(loid) and in particular the Arsenic (As) burden of thirteen agricultural biogas plants and two sewage sludge digesters were investigated together with the corresponding microbial consortia. The latte...

    Authors: Nicolas Weithmann, Stanislava Mlinar, Frank Hilbrig, Samer Bachmaf, Julia Arndt, Britta Planer-Friedrich, Alfons R. Weig and Ruth Freitag

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:190

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  38. Engineered Salmonella typhimurium (S.t-ΔpGlux/pT-ClyA) and attenuated Salmonella typhimurium (SL: Salmonella typhimurium with a defect in the synthesis of guanine 5′-diphosphate-3′-diphosphate) exhibit similar tu...

    Authors: Yuqin Wu, Zhicai Feng, Shengnan Jiang, Jing Chen, Yuefu Zhan and Jianqiang Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:189

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  39. Swine dysentery and necrotic enteritis are a bane to animal husbandry worldwide. Some countries have already banned the use of antibiotics as growth promoters in animal production. Surfactin is a potential alt...

    Authors: Yi-Bing Horng, Yu-Hsiang Yu, Andrzej Dybus, Felix Shih-Hsiang Hsiao and Yeong-Hsiang Cheng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:188

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  40. Maintaining stabilization of the intestinal microbiota is important in preventing bacterial diseases in cultured fish. At present, there have been no reports on the composition and functional analysis of intes...

    Authors: Chao Ma, Chunxiu Chen, Lei Jia, Xiaoxu He and Bo Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:187

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  41. Fungal naphthoquinones, like red bikaverin, are of interest due to their growing applications in designing pharmaceutical products. Though considerable work has been done on the elucidation of bikaverin biosyn...

    Authors: Juliana Lebeau, Thomas Petit, Laurent Dufossé and Yanis Caro

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:186

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  42. Escherichia coli, Pasteurella multocida, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus are six bacterial pathogens of avian. However, these pathogens may cause many similar ...

    Authors: Zhihao Wang, Jiakun Zuo, Jiansen Gong, Jiangang Hu, Wei Jiang, Rongsheng Mi, Yan Huang, Zhaoguo Chen, Vanhnaseng Phouthapane, Kezong Qi, Chen Wang and Xiangan Han

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:185

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  43. The “replacing wood by grass” project can partially resolve the conflict between mushroom production and balancing the ecosystem, while promoting agricultural economic sustainability. Pleurotus pulmonarius is an ...

    Authors: Nan Wu, Fenghua Tian, Odeshnee Moodley, Bing Song, Chuanwen Jia, Jianqiang Ye, Ruina Lv, Zhi Qin and Changtian Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:184

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  44. We developed a simple and fast microplate assay for evaluation of the antimicrobial activity of electrospun nanofiber filtration membranes or similar porous materials for water treatment technologies. Resazuri...

    Authors: Eva Travnickova, Premysl Mikula, Jakub Oprsal, Marie Bohacova, Lubomir Kubac, Dusan Kimmer, Jana Soukupova and Michal Bittner

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:183

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  45. Young barley leaf extract (YBL) contains beneficial substances such as fructans, minerals, and vitamins. The effects of YBL administration on the human colonic microbiota and its production of metabolites were...

    Authors: Daisuke Sasaki, Kengo Sasaki, Yasushi Kadowaki, Yasuyuki Aotsuka and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:182

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  46. As a new expression system, Dunaliella salina (D. salina) has bright prospects and applications in various fields. However, its application is currently restricted because of the low expression and instability of...

    Authors: Guannan Song, Wan Wang, Lina Hu, Yu Liu, Aifang Li, Jingxia Du, Jiao Wang, Mengyuan Jia and Shuying Feng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:181

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