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  1. In this study, we investigated the effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) produced by Bacillus subtilis CF-3 on the growth and development of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and evaluated the elicitation of ...

    Authors: Pengyu Zhao, Peizhong Li, Shiyuan Wu, Minshun Zhou, Ruicong Zhi and Haiyan Gao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:119

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  2. During industrial fermentation, Streptomyces clavuligerus F613-1 simultaneously produces primary product clavulanic acid (CA) and cephamycin C. The cephamycin C biosynthetic gene cluster and pathway have been bas...

    Authors: Jiafang Fu, Ronghuo Qin, Gongli Zong, Chuanqing Zhong, Peipei Zhang, Ni Kang, Xiaoyu Qi and Guangxiang Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:118

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  3. Here, we report a novel protein elicitor from Bacillus subtilis BU412 which could cause hypersensitive response (HR) and systemic acquired resistance (SAR) in tobacco. The purification was executed by ion-exchang...

    Authors: Yongrui Shen, Jianwei Li, Junliang Xiang, Jiaqi Wang, Kuide Yin and Quan Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:117

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  4. Infectious clone vectors used widely in genetic research. While constructing soybean mosaic virus (SMV) clone vectors, we found that transformed Agrobacterium grew significantly different depending on the viral s...

    Authors: Jinlong Yin, Hui Liu, Wenyang Xiang, Tongtong Jin, Dongquan Guo, Liqun Wang and Haijian Zhi

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:116

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  5. Coix seed has traditionally been used in traditional Chinese medicine to fortify the spleen and inhibit dampness, and has shown anticancer effects in humans. However, it is not known whether coix seed improves...

    Authors: Zhaolong Li, Zhongning Lin, Zheng Lu, Zhihua Feng, Qi Chen, Sufang Deng, Zhenwu Li, Youquan Yan and Zhaoyang Ying

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:115

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  6. Biological soil disinfestation (BSD) or anaerobic (reductive) soil disinfestation (ASD/RSD) is a bioremediation method used to eliminate soil-borne plant pathogens by exploiting the activities of anaerobic bac...

    Authors: Atsuko Ueki, Toshiaki Takehara, Gen Ishioka, Nobuo Kaku and Katsuji Ueki

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:114

    Content type: Original article

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  7. In terms of health, dyes have carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic properties and can have adverse effects on health and the environment. Therefore, sewage containing to dyes must be purified before being dischar...

    Authors: Tahereh Zarei Mahmoudabadi, Parvaneh Talebi and Mahrokh Jalili

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:113

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Cellulase has many potential applications in ethanol production, extraction of medicinal ingredients, food, brewing, oil exploration, environmental protection. However, the widespread use of cellulase is limit...

    Authors: Li-Juan Li, Wen-Jing Xia, Gui-Ping Ma, Yue-Lin Chen and Yue-Yu Ma

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:112

    Content type: Original article

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  9. The subterranean termite Psammotermes hypostoma Desneux is considered as an important pest that could cause severe damage to buildings, furniture, silos of grain and crops or any material containing cellulose. Th...

    Authors: Huda R. K. Ali, Nada F. Hemeda and Yasser F. Abdelaliem

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:111

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Clostridium carboxidivorans can produce acids and/or alcohols through syngas fermentation. In that C1-gas fermentation process, the production of acids takes place at higher pH (acetogenesis) (e.g., around 6.00),...

    Authors: Ánxela Fernández-Naveira, María C. Veiga and Christian Kennes

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:110

    Content type: Original article

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  11. Biological activated carbon (BAC) filters are frequently used in drinking water production for removing dissolved organic carbon (DOC) via adsorption of organic compounds and microbial degradation. However, pr...

    Authors: Xiyang Dong, Leonard E. Bäcker, Mona Rahmatullah, Daniel Schunk, Guido Lens and Rainer U. Meckenstock

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:109

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  12. Due to its potent cytotoxicity in BRCA-mutated tumors, synthetic lethality elicited by poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor gives renewed enthusiasm to researching and developing anti-cancer therapies...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Liu, Hong Song, Huanqing Song, Xiaoxia Feng, Chuan Zhou and Zhifang Huo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:108

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  13. Easy preparation of chimeric nanobodies with various scaffolds is important for customizing abilities of nanobodies toward practical utilization. To accomplish high-throughput production of various nanobodies,...

    Authors: Natsuko Miura, Kana Miyamoto, Yuta Ohtani, Kenshi Yaginuma, Shunsuke Aburaya, Yoshinori Kitagawa, Wataru Aoki and Mitsuyoshi Ueda

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:107

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  14. Drug-resistant bacteria are a serious threat to global public health. Gram-positive bacterial endolysin preparations have been successfully used to fight Gram-positive bacteria as a novel antimicrobial replace...

    Authors: Guangmou Yan, Rui Yang, Kejia Fan, Hanlin Dong, Chencheng Gao, Shuang Wang, Ling Yu, Zhe Cheng and Liancheng Lei

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:106

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  15. Epsilon toxin (Etx) produced by Clostridium perfringens types B and D, a major causative agent of enterotoxaemia causes significant economic losses to animal industry. Conventional vaccines against these pathogen...

    Authors: Himani Kaushik, Sachin Kumar Deshmukh, Amit Kumar Solanki, Bharti Bhatia, Archana Tiwari and Lalit C. Garg

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:105

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  16. Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a diarrheal disease of swine caused by porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). It is characterized by acute watery diarrhea, dehydration and vomiting in swine of all ages and...

    Authors: Fuxiang Bao, Lixin Wang, Xinxin Zhao, Ting Lu, A. Mi Na, Xuefei Wang, Jinshan Cao and Yanan Du

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:104

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  17. Morchella importuna has been artificially cultivated, but stable production remains difficult because its mechanisms of fruiting body formation are unclear. To investigate the fruiting body formation mechanisms, ...

    Authors: Haibo Hao, Jinjing Zhang, Hong Wang, Qian Wang, Mingjie Chen, Jiaxiang Juan, Zhiyong Feng and Hui Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:103

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  18. Recent years have seen an increasing interest in laccase enzymes. Due to their ability of oxidizing various substrates, they are nowadays applied in multiple industrial fields including pulp delignification, t...

    Authors: Katarzyna Litwińska, Felix Bischoff, Falko Matthes, Rüdiger Bode, Twan Rutten and Gotthard Kunze

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:102

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  19. Antibiotics abuse has caused increased bacterial resistance, which severely limits the application of antibiotics to the treatment of bacterial infections. Therefore, it is urgent to develop new antibacterial ...

    Authors: Zhuo Xu, Haotian Li, Xuhua Qin, Tao Wang, Junjie Hao, Jianwei Zhao, Jiabo Wang, Ruilin Wang, Dan Wang, Shizhang Wei, Huadan Cai and Yanling Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:101

    Content type: Original article

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  20. The basidiomycetous yeast Pseudozyma antarctica (currently designated Moesziomyces antarcticus) produces extracellular enzymes and glycolipids, including mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs), which are biosurfactants...

    Authors: Azusa Saika, Hideaki Koike, Tohru Yarimizu, Takashi Watanabe, Hiroko Kitamoto and Tomotake Morita

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:100

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  21. Chemolithoautotrophic sulfur-oxidizing bacteria (SOB) are crucial key players in biotechnological processes to remove hydrogen sulfide from sour gas streams. Several different haloalkaliphilic SOB have been de...

    Authors: Karine Kiragosyan, Pieter van Veelen, Suyash Gupta, Agnieszka Tomaszewska-Porada, Pawel Roman and Peer H. A. Timmers

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:99

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  22. Gossypol is a toxic polyphenolic product that is derived from cotton plants. The toxicity of gossypol has limited the utilization of cottonseed meal (CSM) in the feed industry. The gene, Helicoverpa armigera CYP9...

    Authors: Cheng Chen, Yan Zhang, Wenhui Pi, Wenting Yang, Cunxi Nie, Jing Liang, Xi Ma and Wen-ju Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:98

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  23. Salmonella is a pathogenic bacterium contributing to food poisoning and acute infectious intestinal disease. The traditional standard detection method is based on the principle of liquid phase enrichment and has ...

    Authors: Feng Tang, Zhi Chen, Feng Wang, Hongyan Hou, Weiyong Liu, Han Xiao, Jiao Hu, Yan Xiong, Hui Zhang, Zhongju Chen, Hanming Peng, Jun Lu, Wanjun Luo, Ying Zhao and Miao Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:97

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  24. Following publication of the original article (Guo et al. 2016), the authors of Guo et al. (2016) would like to make a correction for a figure in their published article. An image in Fig. 4b (Lane 4, M3) were ...

    Authors: Min Guo, Xiaolei Zhu, Hongxia Li, Leyong Tan and Yuemin Pan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:96

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2016 6:57

  25. The discovery of novel antimicrobials from animal species under pollution is an area untapped. Chinese red-headed centipede is one of the hardiest arthropod species commonly known for its therapeutic value in ...

    Authors: Salwa Mansur Ali, Naveed Ahmed Khan, K. Sagathevan, Ayaz Anwar and Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:95

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  26. α-Arbutin is an effective skin-whitening cosmetic ingredient and hyperpigmentation therapy agent. It can be synthesized by one-step enzymatic glycosylation of hydroquinone (HQ), but limited by the low yield. A...

    Authors: Linjiang Zhu, Min Xu, Changxin Lu, Luyi Chen, Anjie Xu, Jingyi Fang, Hanchi Chen, Yuele Lu, Yongxian Fan and Xiaolong Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:94

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  27. The present study was performed to evaluate the effects of different concentration of rumen-protected methionine (RPMet) with a low level of crude protein (CP) using rumen simulation technology on many paramet...

    Authors: Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Lihui Liu, Bello M. Bodinga, Mervat A. Abdel-Latif, Ayman A. Swelum, Mohamed Abdalla Elsiddig Mohamed and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:93

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  28. A genetic transformation system was developed for the selective white rot basidiomycete Ceriporiopsis subvermispora using a modified protocol with polyethylene glycol and CaCl2 treatment of the protoplasts and pl...

    Authors: Yoichi Honda, Eiji Tanigawa, Takahisa Tsukihara, Dong Xuan Nguyen, Harunori Kawabe, Naofumi Sakatoku, Junko Watari, Hideaki Sato, Shigekazu Yano, Takashi Tachiki, Toshikazu Irie, Takahito Watanabe and Takashi Watanabe

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:92

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  29. l-Cysteine (Cys) is metabolically fundamental sulfur compound and important components in various cellular factors. Interestingly, free-form Cys itself as a simple monomeric amino acid was recently shown to fun.....

    Authors: Yusuke Kawano, Maeka Shiroyama, Koji Kanazawa, Yasushi A. Suzuki and Iwao Ohtsu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:91

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  30. Fluridone is widely used as a herbicide for controlling invasive aquatic plants such as hydrilla in surface water bodies. When applied on surface waters fluridone can attach to bed sediment, requiring rigorous ex...

    Authors: Patrick Wickham, Latika Singh, Pramod Pandey, Sarah Lesmeister, Patricia Gilbert, Michael Kwong, Jeffrey Caudill, Jon O’Brien, Sagor Biswas and Swee Teh

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:90

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  31. In this paper, we demonstrate that the antimicrobial activity of L. plantarum PBS067 strain against antagonist microorganisms was mediated by the production of a bacteriocin-like compound secreted at the stationa...

    Authors: Alessandra De Giani, Federica Bovio, Matilde Forcella, Paola Fusi, Guido Sello and Patrizia Di Gennaro

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:88

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  32. Bacteriophages can be used successfully to treat pathogenic bacteria in the food chain including zoonotic pathogens that colonize the intestines of farm animals. However, harsh gastric conditions of low pH and...

    Authors: Abdallah S. Abdelsattar, Fatma Abdelrahman, Alyaa Dawoud, Ian F. Connerton and Ayman El-Shibiny

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:87

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  33. An extreme halophilic xylanase, designated as XylCMS, was characterized by cloning and expression of the encoding gene from a camel rumen metagenome. XylCMS proved to be a GH11 xylanase with high identity to a...

    Authors: Kamran Khalili Ghadikolaei, Elham Dasi Sangachini, Vasimeh Vahdatirad, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi and Hossein Shahbani Zahiri

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:86

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  34. The nixtamalized maize pericarp (NMP) is a plentiful by-product of the tortilla industry and an important source of fermentable sugars. The aim of this study was to describe the degradation profile of NMP by t...

    Authors: José Germán Serrano-Gamboa, Rafael Antonio Rojas-Herrera, Araceli González-Burgos, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Diego Javier Jiménez and Mónica Noel Sánchez-González

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:85

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  35. Strain engineering is often a method of choice towards increasing the yields of the biosurfactant surfactin which is naturally synthesized by many Bacillus spp., most notably Bacillus subtilis. In the current stu...

    Authors: Mareen Geissler, Ines Kühle, Kambiz Morabbi Heravi, Josef Altenbuchner, Marius Henkel and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:84

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  36. β-Galactosidases are widely used for industrial applications. These enzymes could be used in reactions of lactose hydrolysis and transgalactosylation. The objective of this study was the production, purificati...

    Authors: Raquel Dall’Agnol Martarello, Luana Cunha, Samuel Leite Cardoso, Marcela Medeiros de Freitas, Damaris Silveira, Yris Maria Fonseca-Bazzo, Mauricio Homem-de-Mello, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho and Pérola Oliveira Magalhães

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:81

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  37. In many cases in industrial biotechnology, substrate costs make up a major part of the overall production costs. One strategy to achieve more cost-efficient processes in general is to exploit cheaper sources o...

    Authors: Stefanie Arnold, Marius Henkel, Janina Wanger, Andreas Wittgens, Frank Rosenau and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:80

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  38. Calebin-A is a curcuminoid compound reported to be present in Curcuma longa rhizome. The current study was aimed to isolate and characterize calebin-A from Curcuma caesia rhizome and its production through biotra...

    Authors: Anju Majeed, Muhammed Majeed, Nooruddin Thajuddin, Sivakumar Arumugam, Furqan Ali, Kirankumar Beede, Sebastian John Adams and Muthuraman Gnanamani

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:79

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  39. Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of chlorosis in plants, which leads to losses in field crops quality and yield. The use of synthetic chelates to prevent or correct iron-deficiency is not satisfactory...

    Authors: Carlos M. H. Ferreira, Ângela Vilas-Boas, Cátia A. Sousa, Helena M. V. M. Soares and Eduardo V. Soares

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:78

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  40. We introduced a novel micro/nanofluidic chip platform (MNCP), which is based on an isothermal nucleic acid amplification method. This study aimed to evaluate the MNCP method for influenza A and B viruses detec...

    Authors: Runqing Li, Wei Gai, Dong Zhu, Chonghou Lok, Cuidan Song, Jingxiao Dong, Ning Han, Yan Zhang and Xiuying Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:77

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  41. The phyllosphere is colonized by a wide variety of microorganisms including epiphytes, plant-pathogenic fungus, bacteria, as well as human or animal pathogens. However, little is known about how microbial comm...

    Authors: Luyun Luo, Zhuo Zhang, Pei Wang, Yongqin Han, Decai Jin, Pin Su, Xinqiu Tan, Deyong Zhang, Hamid Muhammad-Rizwan, Xiangyang Lu and Yong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:76

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  42. Fagonia indica is a widely known medicinal plant. The extracts of Fagonia species contain secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and terpenoids. Silver nanoparticles are known for antibacte...

    Authors: Muhammad Adil, Tariq Khan, Muhammad Aasim, Ayaz Ali Khan and Muhammad Ashraf

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:75

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  43. GDP-l-fucose, the key substrate for fucosyloligosaccharide biosynthesis, has been synthesized via a de novo pathway in bacteria. In the present study, genes for GDP-l-fucose biosynthesis were cloned into the expr...

    Authors: Weiyang Wang, Fan Zhang, Yanyun Wen, Yanbo Hu, Ye Yuan, Min Wei and Yifa Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:74

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  44. The inability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol from xylose has hampered the biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. However, prior studies reveal that functional expression of xyl...

    Authors: Igor P. V. Vieira, Gabrielle T. Cordeiro, Diego E. B. Gomes, Rafael D. Melani, Leonardo F. Vilela, Gilberto B. Domont, Rafael D. Mesquita, Elis C. A. Eleutherio and Bianca C. Neves

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:73

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  45. Lactobacillus brevis CD0817, a strain isolated from a healthy adult gut, was currently the most efficient lactic acid bacterial cell factory for gamma-aminobutyric acid. In this study, the complete genome sequenc...

    Authors: Dandan Gao, Kunpeng Chang, Gongtao Ding, Hongjing Wu, Yuanhong Chen, Mengya Jia, Xiaohua Liu, Shuixing Wang, Yuyuan Jin, Hao Pan and Haixing Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:72

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  46. Biodesulfurization helps in removal of sulfur from organosulfur present in petroleum fractions. All microorganisms isolated to date harbor a desulfurization operon consisting of three genes dszA, -B and -C which ...

    Authors: Pooja Murarka, Tanaya Bagga, Pooja Singh, Sabita Rangra and Preeti Srivastava

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:71

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  47. Gene therapy and viral vaccine are becoming attractive therapeutic options for the treatment of different malignant diseases. Viral vector productions are often using static culture vessels and small volume st...

    Authors: Jianjun Yang, Patrick Guertin, Guodong Jia, Zhongliang Lv, Hongyan Yang and Dianwen Ju

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:70

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