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  1. Content type: Original article

    Cupriavidus sp. strain CNP-8 isolated from a pesticide-contaminated soil was able to utilize 2-chloro-4-nitrophenol (2C4NP) as a sole source of carbon, nitrogen and energy, together with the release of nitrite an...

    Authors: Jun Min, Jinpei Wang, Weiwei Chen and Xiaoke Hu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:43

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    The shortage of molecular information for taxol-producing fungi has greatly impeded the understanding of fungal taxol biosynthesis mechanism. In this study, the transcriptome of one taxol-producing endophytic ...

    Authors: Li-Yun Miao, Xin-Chun Mo, Xiao-Yuan Xi, Lan Zhou, Ge De, You-Sheng Ke, Pan Liu, Fa-Jun Song, Wen-Wen Jin and Peng Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:41

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    Pyranose oxidase (POx) is a homotetrameric flavoprotein that catalyzes the oxidation of pyranose-configured sugars at position C-2 to corresponding 2-ketoaldoses. The wide substrate specificity makes POx poten...

    Authors: Mengzhu Li, Hong Deng, Rui Ma, Huiying Luo, Bin Yao and Xiaoyun Su

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:38

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Issatchenkia orientalis, a non-Saccharomyces yeast that can resist a wide variety of environmental stresses, has potential use in winemaking and bioethanol production. Little is known about gene expression or the...

    Authors: Yingjie Miao, Guotong Xiong, Ruoyun Li, Zufang Wu, Xin Zhang and Peifang Weng

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:39

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Vanillin is valuable and popular flavor used in foods and cosmetics. Many bacteria species have the ability to decarboxylate substituted cinnamic acids in order to form vanillin. However, the phenolic biotrans...

    Authors: Junsei Taira, Rin Toyoshima, Nana Ameku, Akira Iguchi and Yasutomo Tamaki

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:40

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  6. Content type: Original article

    Microbial degradation in the rumen and dietary availability of methionine amino acid have been reported as limiting in dairy ruminants. The aim of the present study was to examine the post-ruminal effects of f...

    Authors: Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Ayman A. Swelum, Junhu Yao and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:36

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  7. Content type: Correction

    The original version of this article (Diaz-Cardenas et al. 2017) unfortunately contained a mistake in Fig. 1. The pie chart of Fig. 1 should explain the distribution of the relative abundance of the Bacteria a...

    Authors: Carolina Díaz-Cárdenas, Angela Cantillo, Laura Yinneth Rojas, Tito Sandoval, Susana Fiorentino, Jorge Robles, Freddy A. Ramos, María Mercedes Zambrano and Sandra Baena

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:35

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:223

  8. Content type: Original article

    Sewer system is an important source of methane formation and emission. Although some models were developed to predict methane production in sewers, the impact of microorganism amount was indicated indirectly. ...

    Authors: Jingwei Xu, Qiang He, Hong Li, Chun Yang, Yinliang Wang and Hainan Ai

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:34

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Engineering of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae towards efficient d-xylose assimilation has been a major focus over the last decades since d-xylose is the second most abundant sugar in nature, and its conversio...

    Authors: Lisa Wasserstrom, Diogo Portugal-Nunes, Henrik Almqvist, Anders G. Sandström, Gunnar Lidén and Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:33

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Bacterial strains were isolated from the sediments of the Baltic Sea using ferulic acid, guaiacol or a lignin-rich softwood waste stream as substrate. In total nine isolates were obtained, five on ferulic acid...

    Authors: Krithika Ravi, Javier García-Hidalgo, Matthias Nöbel, Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund and Gunnar Lidén

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:32

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  11. Content type: Original article

    2-Keto-l-gulonic acid (the precursor of vitamin C) is bio-converted from l-sorbose by mixed fermentation of Ketogulonicigenium vulgare and a helper strain. The helper strain promotes the conversion of 2-KLG by en...

    Authors: Mandlaa, Ziyu Sun, Ruigang Wang, Xiaodong Han, Hui Xu and Weichao Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:30

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  12. Content type: Original article

    The inadequate removal of pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants in municipal wastewater treatment plants, as evidenced by their detection of these substances in the aquatic environment has led to the need ...

    Authors: Veronika Hahn, Mareike Meister, Stephan Hussy, Arno Cordes, Günther Enderle, Akuma Saningong and Frieder Schauer

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:28

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have become widespread environmental pollutants all over the world. A newly isolated bacterium from an e-waste recycling area, Stenotrophomonas sp. strain WZN-1, can degrade...

    Authors: Zhineng Wu, Miaomiao Xie, Yao Li, Guanghai Gao, Mark Bartlam and Yingying Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:27

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  14. Content type: Original article

    White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), the etiological agent of White Spot Disease (WSD) is a major impediment for shrimp aquaculture in the worldwide. A critical threshold level of WSSV load in infected shrimp is ...

    Authors: Mohammad Anwar Siddique, Md. Inja-Mamun Haque, Santonu Kumar Sanyal, Anwar Hossain, Shuvro Prokash Nandi, A. S. M. Rubayet Ul Alam, Munawar Sultana, Mahmud Hasan and M. Anwar Hossain

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:25

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Implant-associated infections are dangerous complications and may cause dramatic illness with hematogeneous spread of bacteria and secondary infections. Since treatment of these infections remains most challen...

    Authors: Hans Gollwitzer, Maximilian Haenle, Wolfram Mittelmeier, Frank Heidenau and Norbert Harrasser

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:24

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Bacterial communities of biofilms growing on artificial substrates were examined at two time periods (7 and 14 days) and two locations (lentic and lotic areas) in a hypereutrophic urban river of eastern China....

    Authors: Xianlei Cai, Ling Yao, Qiyue Sheng, Luyao Jiang, Randy A. Dahlgren and Ting Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:22

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Some optimization techniques have been widely applied for spore fermentation based on the plate counting. This study optimized the culture medium for the spore production of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens BS-20 and i...

    Authors: Hang Ren, Ya-ting Su and Xiao-hua Guo

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:21

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Even though contamination by bacteria and wild yeasts are frequently observed during fuel ethanol fermentation, our knowledge regarding the effects of both contaminants together is very limited, especially con...

    Authors: Vanda R. Reis, Ana Paula G. Bassi, Bianca C. Cerri, Amanda R. Almeida, Isis G. B. Carvalho, Reinaldo G. Bastos and Sandra R. Ceccato-Antonini

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:23

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Bacteria play vital roles in soil biological fertility; however, it remains poorly understood about their response to long-term fertilization in Chinese Mollisols, especially when organic manure is substituted...

    Authors: Mingchao Ma, Jing Zhou, Marc Ongena, Wenzheng Liu, Dan Wei, Baisuo Zhao, Dawei Guan, Xin Jiang and Jun Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:20

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  20. Content type: Original article

    In this work a process for the bio-coloration of bacterial cellulose (BC) membranes was developed. Laccase from Myceliophthora thermophila was immobilized onto BC membranes and retained up to 88% of residual acti...

    Authors: Ji Eun Song, Jing Su, Jennifer Noro, Artur Cavaco-Paulo, Carla Silva and Hye Rim Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:19

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  21. Content type: Original article

    While biofilters are widely used to metabolize ammonia and other wastes in marine recirculating aquaculture systems, the ammonia-oxidizing bacterial and archaeal communities have not been characterized across ...

    Authors: Zhitao Huang, Yuli Jiang, Xiefa Song, Eric Hallerman, Lei Peng, Dengpan Dong, Teng Ma, Jieming Zhai and Wensheng Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:17

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Food protein hydrolysates are often produced in unspecific industrial batch processes. The hydrolysates composition underlies process-related fluctuations and therefore the obtained peptide fingerprint and bio...

    Authors: Tim Sewczyk, Marieke Hoog Antink, Michael Maas, Stephen Kroll and Sascha Beutel

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:18

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  23. Content type: Original article

    Increased interest in fullerene C60 and derivatives in recent years implies an intensification of their environmental spread. Yet, the potential risks for living organisms are largely unknown, including the inter...

    Authors: Tihomir Kovač, Bojan Šarkanj, Tomislav Klapec, Ivana Borišev, Marija Kovač, Ante Nevistić and Ivica Strelec

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:14

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  24. Content type: Author Correction

    The authors regret the following errors occurred in the original publication of the article (Guan et al. 2017). The corrected texts have been presented with this erratum.

    Authors: Yu Guan, Haitao Yang, Siyu Han, Limin Feng, Tianming Wang and Jianping Ge

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:15

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:212

  25. Content type: Original article

    The generation of conditional mutants has been an effective approach to studying bacteria and validating drug targets, and mutants of Mycobacteria are no exception. However unlike other bacteria, there is still a...

    Authors: Qi Deng, Jianzhou Meng, Yan Guan, Yishuang Liu and Chunling Xiao

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:13

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  26. Content type: Original article

    The effects of streptomycin (STM) on the development of antibiotic resistance in an aerobic-biofilm reactor was explored by stepwise increases in STM doses (0–50 mg L−1), over a period of 618 days. Totally 191 ba...

    Authors: Ganesh-Kumar Selvaraj, Zhe Tian, Hong Zhang, Mohanapriya Jayaraman, Min Yang and Yu Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:12

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  27. Content type: Original article

    There has been continued interest in bacteriocins research from an applied perspective as bacteriocins have potential to be used as natural preservative. Four bacteriocinogenic lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strai...

    Authors: En Yang, Lihua Fan, Jinping Yan, Yueming Jiang, Craig Doucette, Sherry Fillmore and Bradley Walker

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:10

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  28. Content type: Original article

    There is an increasing demand for cost-effective and ecologically-friendly methods for valorization of poultry feather waste, in which keratinolytic bacteria present a great potential. Feather-degrading bacter...

    Authors: Wojciech Łaba, Barbara Żarowska, Dorota Chorążyk, Anna Pudło, Michał Piegza, Anna Kancelista and Wiesław Kopeć

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:9

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  29. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we investigated the secretion mechanism of the hyper-secretion signal peptide-lacking β-xylosidase PtXyl43, a non-classically secreted protein, from the fungus Paecilomyces thermophila in Escherich...

    Authors: Yalin Yang, Juan Li, Qiang Yu, Junxiu Hou, Chenchen Gao, Dong Li, Yang Liu, Chao Ran and Zhigang Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:11

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  30. Content type: Original article

    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) have significant potential as alternatives to classical antibiotics. However, AMPs are currently prepared using processes which are often laborious, expensive and of low-yield, th...

    Authors: Baode Sun, David Wibowo, Anton P. J. Middelberg and Chun-Xia Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:6

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Schizochytrium species is one of the most studied microalgae for production of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which is an omega-3 fatty acid with positive effects for human health. However, high cost and low yield in...

    Authors: Deniz Sahin, Ezgi Tas and Ulkü Hüma Altindag

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:7

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Aglycon protopanaxatriol (APPT) has valuable pharmacological effects such as anti-inflammatory and anti-stress activities. However, the complete conversion of all typical glycosylated protopanaxatriol ginsenos...

    Authors: Eun-Joo Yang, Tae-Hun Kim, Kyung-Chul Shin and Deok-Kun Oh

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:8

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Phormicins belong to defensin family, which are important antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) in insects. These AMPs are inducible upon challenging by immune triggers. In the present study, we identified the cDNA of...

    Authors: Shi-Huo Liu, Hong-Fei Li, Yang Yang, Dong Wei, Hong-Bo Jiang, Wei Dou, Guo-Rui Yuan and Jin-Jun Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:5

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  34. Content type: Original article

    In this study, the efficiency of Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) system in synthetic greywater treatment and nutrients removal was studied in duration of 105 days according to different Organic L...

    Authors: Hadi Eslami, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Hossein Falahzadeh, Parvaneh Talebi Hematabadi, Rasoul Khosravi, Arash Dalvand, Abbas Esmaeili, Mahmoud Taghavi and Ali Asghar Ebrahimi

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:3

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Most studies have employed aeration–biofiltration process for the simultaneous removal of iron, manganese and ammonia in groundwater. However, what’s inside the “black box”, i.e., the potential contribution of...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Rui Sun, Aijuan Zhou, Jiaguang Zhang, Yunbo Luan, Jianna Jia, Xiuping Yue and Jie Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:2

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  36. Content type: Original article

    In this study, a biomembrane surface fermentation was used to produce red pigments of Penicillium novae-zelandiae, and the significant improvement in pigment production by the addition of 0.4 g/L of tyrosine demo...

    Authors: Hailei Wang, Yi Li, Kun Zhang, Yingqun Ma and Ping Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:4

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Chlorothalonil, a non-systemic and broad-spectrum fungicide, is widely used to control the pathogens of agricultural plants. Although microbial degradation of chlorothalonil is known, we know little about the ...

    Authors: Qingming Zhang, Muhammad Saleem and Caixia Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:227

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Metals present in environment render the bacteria to attain certain resistance machinery to survive, one of which is transformation of metal ions to nano forms. Various enzymes and proteins have been suggested...

    Authors: Richa Singh, Utkarsha U. Shedbalkar, Shradhda B. Nadhe, Sweety A. Wadhwani and Balu A. Chopade

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:226

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  39. Content type: Original article

    In order to select halophilic microorganisms as a source of compounds with cytotoxic activities, a total of 135 bacterial strains were isolated from water and sediment samples collected from the Zipaquirá salt...

    Authors: Carolina Díaz-Cárdenas, Angela Cantillo, Laura Yinneth Rojas, Tito Sandoval, Susana Fiorentino, Jorge Robles, Freddy A. Ramos, María Mercedes Zambrano and Sandra Baena

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:223

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    The Correction to this article has been published in AMB Express 2018 8:35

  40. Content type: Original article

    Gallic acid glycoside was enzymatically synthesized by using dextransucrase and sucrose from gallic acid. After purification by butanol partitioning and preparative HPLC, gallic acid glucoside was detected at m/z

    Authors: Seung-Hee Nam, Jeongjin Park, Woojin Jun, Doman Kim, Jin-A Ko, A. M. Abd El-Aty, Jin Young Choi, Do-Ik Kim and Kwang-Yeol Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:224

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Pomegranate waste modified with Fe2+ and Fe3+ ions followed with carbonization were used as an adsorbent to remove the Pb2+ ions from aqueous solution. To optimum the highest adsorption efficiency, adsorption exp...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Salmani, Mohammad Abedi, Sayed Ahmad Mozaffari and Hossien Ali Sadeghian

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:225

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  42. Content type: Original article

    In the present study, we aimed to assess the effect of hydrogen-rich water (HRW) on the physicochemical characteristics and antioxidant capacity of Hypsizygus marmoreus during 12 days of postharvest storage at 4 ...

    Authors: Hui Chen, Jinjing Zhang, Haibo Hao, Zhiyong Feng, Mingjie Chen, Hong Wang and Ming Ye

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:221

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  43. Content type: Original article

    Laccases are multicopper oxidases that are able to catalyze reactions involving a range of substrates, including phenols and amines, and this ability is related to the existence of different laccases. Basidiom...

    Authors: Igor Vinicius Ramos Otero, Milene Ferro, Maurício Bacci Jr., Henrique Ferreira and Lara Durães Sette

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:222

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  44. Content type: Original article

    A novel endo-type β-agarase was cloned from an agar-degrading bacterium, Microbulbifer sp. Q7 (CGMCC No. 14061), that was isolated from sea cucumber gut. The agarase-encoding gene, ID2563, consisted of 1800 bp th...

    Authors: Qian Su, Tianyi Jin, Yuan Yu, Min Yang, Haijin Mou and Li Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:220

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