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  1. Content type: Original article

    20(S)-Protopanaxadiol (APPD) has potential uses in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries because of its anti-stress, anti-fatigue, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-wrinkle properties. However,...

    Authors: Ji-Hyeon Choi, Min-Ju Seo, Kyung-Chul Shin, Ki Won Lee and Deok-Kun Oh

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:219

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    S. pneumoniae is a facultative human pathogen causing a wide range of infections including the life-threatening pneumoniae or meningitis. It colonizes nasopharynx as well as its closest p...

    Authors: L. N. Ikryannikova, M. V. Malakhova, G. G. Lominadze, I. Yu. Karpova, E. S. Kostryukova, N. A. Mayansky, A. N. Kruglov, E. A. Klimova, E. S. Lisitsina, E. N. Ilina and V. M. Govorun

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:218

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  3. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article (Khelissa et al. 2017), the authors reported that the legend for Fig. 3 contained an error. Instead of “Adhesion of planktonic and biofilm-detached Staphylococcus aur...

    Authors: Simon Oussama Khelissa, Charafeddine Jama, Marwan Abdallah, Rabah Boukherroub, Christine Faille and Nour-Eddine Chihib

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:216

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:191

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    Lactic acid bacteria are industrially important microorganisms recognized for fermentative ability mostly in their probiotic benefits as well as lactic acid production for various applications. Fermentation co...

    Authors: Majdiah Othman, Arbakariya B. Ariff, Helmi Wasoh, Mohd Rizal Kapri and Murni Halim

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:215

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a promising microbial polymer with wide applications in industry, agriculture and medicine. In this study, a novel glutamate-independent γ-PGA producing strain with thermotolera...

    Authors: Wei Zeng, Guiguang Chen, Ye Guo, Bin Zhang, Mengna Dong, Yange Wu, Jun Wang, Zhiqun Che and Zhiqun Liang

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:213

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  6. Content type: Mini-Review

    During the transition period, fatty liver syndrome may be caused in cows undergo negative energy balance, ketosis or hypocalcemia, retained placenta or mastitis problems. During the transition stage, movement ...

    Authors: Imtiaz Hussain Raja Abbasi, Farzana Abbasi, Rab N. Soomro, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Mervat A. Abdel-Latif, Wen Li, Ren Hao, Feifei Sun, Bello M. Bodinga, Khawar Hayat, Junhu Yao and Yangchun Cao

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:214

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  7. Content type: Original article

    The gut microbiota is characterized as a complex ecosystem that has effects on health and diseases of host with the interactions of many other factors together. Sika deer is the national level for the protecti...

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

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:212

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    The Author Correction to this article has been published in AMB Express 2018 8:15

  8. Content type: Original article

    Hepatic ischemia–reperfusion (I/R) injury mainly occurs following hepatic resection and liver transplantation and cause severe liver damage, organ injuries, and dysfunction. Pro-inflammatory cytokines that pro...

    Authors: Zhuoyi Wang, Lei Geng, Zhiyun Chen, Bingyi Lin, Mangli Zhang and Shusen Zheng

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:211

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Salinity is one of the major factors contributing to the loss of crop productivity and thereby impacting livelihood of people in more than 100 countries of the world and the area of land affected by salinity i...

    Authors: Mak Chanratana, Gwang Hyun Han, Aritra Roy Choudhury, Seshadri Sundaram, Md. Abdul Halim, Ramasamy Krishnamoorthy, Yeongyeong Kang and Tongmin Sa

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:208

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Biofilm formation by pathogenic bacteria is one of the major threats in hospital related infections, hence inhibiting and eradicating biofilms has become a primary target for developing new anti-infection appr...

    Authors: Dania Ahmed, Ayaz Anwar, Anum Khalid Khan, Ayaz Ahmed, Muhammad Raza Shah and Naveed Ahmed Khan

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:210

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The alkaliphilic, halophilic bacterium Halomonas sp. KM-1 can utilize glucose for the intracellular storage of the bioplastic poly-(R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (PHB) and extracellular secretion of pyruvate under aer...

    Authors: Asuka Hannya, Taku Nishimura, Isao Matsushita, Jun Tsubota and Yoshikazu Kawata

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:209

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma spp., Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Treponema pallidum are sexually transmitted pathogens that threaten reproductive health worldwide. In this study, vaginal...

    Authors: Min Li, Xiaomei Zhang, Ke Huang, Haixiang Qiu, Jilei Zhang, Yuan Kang and Chengming Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:206

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Sustainable exploitation of agro-industrial by-products has attracted great interest in cereal bran valorization. In this research, a polyphasic approach has been carried out to characterize maize bran at micr...

    Authors: Marilù Decimo, Mattia Quattrini, Giovanni Ricci, Maria Grazia Fortina, Milena Brasca, Tiziana Silvetti, Federica Manini, Daniela Erba, Franca Criscuoli and Maria Cristina Casiraghi

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:205

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Oil sludge or waste generated in transport, storage or refining forms highly stable mixtures due to the presence and additives with surfactant properties and water forming complex emulsions. Thus, demulsificat...

    Authors: Fernanda Cristina P. Rocha e Silva, Bruno Augusto C. Roque, Nathalia Maria P. Rocha e Silva, Raquel D. Rufino, Juliana M. Luna, Valdemir A. Santos, Ibrahim M. Banat and Leonie A. Sarubbo

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:202

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Trichoderma reesei is well known as an industrial workhorse fungus in cellulase production. The low dissolved oxygen supply in the highly viscous medium of T. reesei remains a major bottl...

    Authors: Jie Lin, Xiamei Zhang, Bingran Song, Wei Xue, Xiaoyun Su, Xiuzhen Chen and Zhiyang Dong

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:203

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  16. Content type: Original article

    A chromium and tannic acid resistance fungal strain was isolated from tannery effluent, and identified as Aspergillus niveus MCC 1318 based on its rDNA gene sequence. The MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) of...

    Authors: Prachi Chaudhary, Vinod Chhokar, Pragati Choudhary, Anil Kumar and Vikas Beniwal

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:201

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The yeast strain Metschnikowia persimmonesis Kang and Choi et al., sp. nov. [type strain KIOM_G15050 = Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC) 12991BP] was isolated from the stalk of native persimmon cultivars...

    Authors: Young Min Kang, Ji Eun Choi, Richard Komakech, Jeong Hwan Park, Dae Wook Kim, Kye Man Cho, Seung Mi Kang, Sang Haeng Choi, Kun Chul Song, Chung Min Ryu, Keun Chul Lee and Jung-Sook Lee

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:199

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Cyanide is used in many industries despite its toxicity. Cyanide biodegradation is affordable and eco-friendly. Sampling from cyanide-contaminated areas from the Muteh gold mine and isolation of 24 bacteria we...

    Authors: Zohre Javaheri Safa, Saeed Aminzadeh, Mohammadreza Zamani and Mostafa Motallebi

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:200

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Soil amended with single biochar or nitrogen (N) fertilizer has frequently been reported to alter soil nitrification process due to its impact on soil properties. However, little is known about the dynamic re...

    Authors: Qing-Fang Bi, Qiu-Hui Chen, Xiao-Ru Yang, Hu Li, Bang-Xiao Zheng, Wei-Wei Zhou, Xiao-Xia Liu, Pei-Bin Dai, Ke-Jie Li and Xian-Yong Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:198

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Bacillus licheniformis CGMCC 2876, an aerobic spore-forming bacterium, produces a polysaccharide bioflocculant that is biodegradable and harmless. The present study determined that β-gluc...

    Authors: Zhen Chen, Tong Meng, Zhipeng Li, Peize Liu, Yuanpeng Wang, Ning He and Dafeng Liang

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:197

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Disentangling the interactions between cyanobacteria and associated bacterial community is important for understanding the mechanisms that mediate the formation of cyanobacterial blooms in freshwater ecosystem...

    Authors: Minglei Ren, Guiying Zhang, Zi Ye, Zhixian Qiao, Meili Xie, Yan Lin, Tao Li and Jindong Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:193

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  22. Content type: Original article

    Phytochemicals of Syzygium cumini are used for the treatment of various diseases as a traditional medicine but the mechanism behind their action is not well reported. Antimicrobial activity of methanolic seed ext...

    Authors: Alok Kumar Yadav, Saurabh Saraswat, Preeti Sirohi, Manjoo Rani, Sameer Srivastava, Manish Pratap Singh and Nand K. Singh

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:196

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  23. Content type: Original article

    The zygomycete fungus Lichtheimia ramosa H71D, isolated from sugarcane bagasse compost, was identified by applying phylogenetic analysis based on the DNA sequence of the Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS), and sub...

    Authors: María Teresa Alvarez-Zúñiga, Alejandro Santiago-Hernández, Johan Rodríguez-Mendoza, Jorge E. Campos, Patricia Pavón-Orozco, Sergio Trejo-Estrada and María Eugenia Hidalgo-Lara

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:194

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Current genome walking methods are very time consuming, and many produce non-specific amplification products. To amplify the flanking sequences that are adjacent to Tn5 transposon insertion sites in Serratia marc...

    Authors: Xianbo Jia, Xinjian Lin and Jichen Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:195

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  25. Content type: Original article

    A novel liver-targeting interferon (IFN-CSP) was successfully over-expressed in our previous work. The in vitro and in vivo investigation revealed that IFN-CSP has significant anti-hepatitis B virus (HBV) effe...

    Authors: Along Liu, Shuiqing Gui, Lun Zhang, Zhaoxia Chen, Yanan Tang, Mingzhu Xiao, Jie Wang, Wenbin Liu, Xiaobao Jin, Jiayong Zhu and Xuemei Lu

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:192

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  26. Content type: Original article

    The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of growth conditions such as the temperature (20, 30 and 37 °C), incubation duration (24 and 48 h) and surface type (stainless steel and polycarbonate) on t...

    Authors: Simon Oussama khelissa, Charafeddine Jama, Marwan Abdallah, Rabah Boukherroub, Christine Faille and Nour-Eddine Chihib

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:191

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    The Correction to this article has been published in AMB Express 2017 7:216

  27. Content type: Original article

    Temperature and energy resources (e.g., iron, sulfur and organic matter) usually undergo dynamic changes, and play important roles during industrial bioleaching process. Thus, it is essential to investigate th...

    Authors: Yunhua Xiao, Xueduan Liu, Jun Fang, Yili Liang, Xian Zhang, Delong Meng and Huaqun Yin

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:190

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  28. Content type: Correction

    In the version of this article that was originally published (Laha et al. 2017) the authors did not properly reference one paragraph in the Introduction section.

    Authors: Rama Chandra Laha, Surajit De Mandal, Lalhmanghai Ralte, Laldinfeli Ralte, Nachimuthu Senthil Kumar, Guruswami Gurusubramanian, Ramalingam Satishkumar, Raja Mugasimangalam and Nagesh Aswathnarayana Kuravadi

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:189

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:132

  29. Content type: Original article

    This study proposes a two-stage mixotrophic process for cultivating Chlorella vulgaris. Heterotrophic growth is the dominant step in Phase I (to increase microalgal biomass) and photoautotrophic growth occurs in ...

    Authors: Hongwu Cui, Fanping Meng, Feng Li, Yuejie Wang, Weiyan Duan and Yichen Lin

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:187

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  30. Content type: Original article

    The luxS gene is required for autoinducer-2 (AI-2) synthesis in many bacterial species. AI-2 is taken up by a specific receptor to regulate multiple bacterial activities. However, the lack of methods to identify ...

    Authors: Yuxi Zhang, Kezong Qi, Yawei Jing, Jiakun Zuo, Jiangang Hu, Xiaolong Lv, Zhaoguo Chen, Rongsheng Mi, Yan Huang, Shengqing Yu and Xiangan Han

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:188

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Ginsenoside compound K has been used as a key nutritional and cosmetic component because of its anti-fatigue and skin anti-aging effects. β-Glycosidase from Sulfolobus solfataricus (SS-BGL) is known as the most e...

    Authors: Kyung-Chul Shin, Hye-Yeon Choi, Min-Ju Seo and Deok-Kun Oh

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:186

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Microbial assemblages were sampled from an offshore deep sub-surface petroleum reservoir 2.5 km below the ocean floor off the coast of Norway, providing conditions of high temperature and pressure, to identify...

    Authors: Anna Lewin, Jinglie Zhou, Vu Thuy Trang Pham, Tone Haugen, Mohamed El Zeiny, Olav Aarstad, Wolfgang Liebl, Alexander Wentzel and Mark R. Liles

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:183

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Use of oleaginous microorganisms as “micro-factories” for accumulation of single cell oils for biofuel production has increased significantly to mitigate growing energy demands, resulting in efforts to upgrade...

    Authors: Rosemary K. Le, Parthapratim Das, Kristina M. Mahan, Seth A. Anderson, Tyrone Wells Jr., Joshua S. Yuan and Arthur J. Ragauskas

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:185

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  34. Content type: Original article

    As the group II LEA (late embryogenesis abundant) proteins, dehydrins (DHNs) play an important role in plant growth and development, as well as in response to abiotic or biotic stress challenges. In this study...

    Authors: Yong Zhou, Peng He, Yaping Xu, Qiang Liu, Yingui Yang and Shiqiang Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:182

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Heavy metal contamination now a day is one of the major global environmental concerns. Textile effluents of Faisalabad Pakistan are heavily contaminated with heavy metals and demands to explore native microorg...

    Authors: Abuzar Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Hidayat Rasool, Muhammad Waseem and Bilal Aslam

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:184

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  36. Content type: Original article

    The study was conducted to select the best promising keratinolytic bacterial strain. A good keratinase positive bacterium isolated from the soil samples of Hazaribagh tannery industrial zone, Dhaka was identif...

    Authors: Nirmal Chandra Barman, Fatema Tuj Zohora, Keshob Chandra Das, Md. Golam Mowla, Nilufa Akhter Banu, Md. Salimullah and Abu Hashem

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:181

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Anthropogenic origin pollutants including pesticides, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals and industry chemicals impose many risks to human health and environment and bioremediation has been considered the strategy ...

    Authors: Davood Azadi, Hasan Shojaei, Sina Mobasherizadeh and Abass Daei Naser

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:180

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Infected chronic wounds are polymicrobial in nature which include a diverse group of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Majority of these communal microorganisms are difficult to grow in vitro. DNA fingerpr...

    Authors: Ayomi Dilhari, Asanga Sampath, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Deepaka Weerasekara, Chris Sissons, Andrew McBain and Manjula Weerasekera

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:179

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Lactobacilli, as the largest group of lactic acid bacteria, produce large amounts of antimicrobial metabolites such as organic acids, fatty acids, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, diacetyl and...

    Authors: Fahimeh Azizi, Mohammad B. Habibi Najafi and Mohammad R. Edalatian Dovom

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:176

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Chloropicrin is widely used to control ginger wilt in China, which have an enormous impact on soil microbial diversity. However, little is known on the possible legacy effects on soil microbial community compo...

    Authors: Shuting Zhang, Xiaojiao Liu, Qipeng Jiang, Guihua Shen and Wei Ding

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:178

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  41. Content type: Original article

    A fusion protein SBP-Cap∆41, consisting of Cap∆41 (without 41 amino acids at the N-terminus) protein of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) and a streptavidin binding peptide (SBP), was constructed. This fusion protei...

    Authors: Meng Ge, Run-Cheng Li, Tailong Qu, Wenjie Gong, Xing-Long Yu and Changchun Tu

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:177

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  42. Content type: Erratum

    Following publication of the original article (Takahashi et al. 2017), the authors reported that there was a mistake in the legend of Figure 2.

    Authors: Masato Takahashi, Yoshisuke Sawada and Hideki Aoyagi

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:175

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:163

  43. Content type: Original article

    Ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) play important roles in regulating the nitrification process in lake ecosystems. However, the relative effects of climate, catchment land use and local condit...

    Authors: Xiaoliang Jiang, Yujing Wu, Guihua Liu, Wenzhi Liu and Bei Lu

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:173

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  44. Content type: Original article

    In the textile industry, ramie stalk is byproducts with a low economic value. The potential use of this leftover as a substrate ingredient for Flammulina velutipes (F. velutipe) cultivation was evaluated. The deg...

    Authors: Chunliang Xie, Wenbing Gong, Li Yan, Zuohua Zhu, Zhenxiu Hu and Yuande Peng

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:171

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  45. Content type: Original article

    Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) can oxidize recalcitrant polysaccharides and boost the conversion of the second most abundant polysaccharide chitin by chitinase. In this study, we aimed to achieve ...

    Authors: Yalin Yang, Juan Li, Xuewei Liu, Xingliang Pan, Junxiu Hou, Chao Ran and Zhigang Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2017 7:170

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