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  1. Content type: Original article

    Azo dyes are complex derivatives of diazene used in food and textile manufacture. They are highly recalcitrant compounds, and account for severe environmental and health problems. Different strains of Pseudomonas

    Authors: Rasha A. Hashem, Reham Samir, Tamer M. Essam, Amal E. Ali and Magdy A. Amin

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:83

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    Polymorphism is well known in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains used for different industrial applications, however little is known about its effects on promoter efficiency. In order to test this, five different p...

    Authors: Daniel Pereira de Paiva, Tiago Benoliel Rocha, Marciano Regis Rubini, André Moraes Nicola, Viviane Castelo Branco Reis, Fernando Araripe Gonçalves Torres and Lidia Maria Pepe de Moraes

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:82

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Real-time quantification of recombinant proteins is important in studies on fermentation engineering, cell engineering, etc. Measurement of the expression level of heterologous proteins in bacterial fermentati...

    Authors: Chang-Ye Hui, Yan Guo, Wen Zhang and Xian-Qing Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:81

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The yeast strain SJP-SNU was investigated as a probiotic and was characterized with respect to growth temperature, bile salt resistance, hydrogen sulfide reducing activity, intestinal survival ability and chic...

    Authors: Seung-Min Hong, Hyuk-Joon Kwon, Se-Joon Park, Won-Jin Seong, Ilhwan Kim and Jae-Hong Kim

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:80

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  5. Content type: Original article

    In 2013, the “Qingdao oil pipeline explosion” released an estimated 2000 tons of oil into the environment. Sediment samples were collected from ten sites in Jiaozhou Bay and Shilaoren Beach to evaluate the inf...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Xiaofei Yin, Tiezhu Mi, Yiran Zhang, Faxiang Lin, Bin Han, Xilong Zhao, Xiao Luan, Zhisong Cui and Li Zheng

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:79

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  6. Content type: Original article

    The lipopeptide iturin from Bacillus subtilis has been found to have a potential inhibitory effect on breast cancer, alveolar adenocarcinoma, renal carcinoma, and colon adenocarcinoma. In this study, the potentia...

    Authors: Haobin Zhao, Lu Yan, Xiaoguang Xu, Chunmei Jiang, Junling Shi, Yawen Zhang, Li Liu, Shuzhen Lei, Dongyan Shao and Qingsheng Huang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:78

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  7. Content type: Original article

    A stepwise partially overlapping primer-based PCR (SWPOP-PCR) method for isolating flanking unknown DNA regions was developed, which comprises three rounds of nested PCRs sequentially driven by SWPOP primer-ne...

    Authors: Kunpeng Chang, Qiong Wang, Xiaofei Shi, Shuixing Wang, Hongjing Wu, Lijuan Nie and Haixing Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:77

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Biological nitrogen fixation is an important source of bioavailable nitrogen in Sphagnum dominated peatlands. Sphagnum mosses harbor a diverse microbiome including nitrogen-fixing and methane (CH4) oxidizing bact...

    Authors: Martine A. R. Kox, Sanni L. Aalto, Timo Penttilä, Katharina F. Ettwig, Mike S. M. Jetten and Maartje A. H. J. van Kessel

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:76

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Biotransformation of fatty acid methyl esters to dicarboxylic acids has attracted much attention in recent years; however, reports of sebacic acid production using such biotransformation remain few. The toxici...

    Authors: Yohanes Eko Chandra Sugiharto, Heeseok Lee, Annur Dyah Fitriana, Hyeokwon Lee, Wooyoung Jeon, Kyungmoon Park, Jungoh Ahn and Hongweon Lee

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:75

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  10. Content type: Original article

    With the aim to develop biocatalysts for enhanced hydrolysis of (hemi)cellulose into monosaccharides, random diversity by directed evolution was introduced in the gene coding for the endo-β-1,4-glucanase from Str...

    Authors: Davide Agostino Cecchini, Olimpia Pepe, Anna Pennacchio, Massimo Fagnano and Vincenza Faraco

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:74

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Shiraia bambusicola is an important and valuable macrofungus and hypocrellins are its main secondary metabolites which have been widely applied in many medical fields. However, during SSF process of this filament...

    Authors: Ruijie Gao, Huaxiang Deng, Zhengbing Guan, Xiangru Liao and Yujie Cai

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:71

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  12. Content type: Original article

    The gut microbiota play important roles in the degradation of chemical compounds of herbal medicines (HMs). However, little information regarding the interplay between HMs and the gut microbiota is available. ...

    Authors: Hongxing Qiao, Liheng Zhang, Hongtao Shi, Yuzhen Song and Chuanzhou Bian

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:70

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  13. Content type: Original article

    The ability of Rhizopus oryzae to produce fumaric acid in the presence of glycerol and/or various monosaccharides as carbon sources was examined for seventeen different strains of this fungi. These strains were t...

    Authors: Sylwia Kowalczyk, Elwira Komoń-Janczara, Agnieszka Glibowska, Adam Kuzdraliński, Tomasz Czernecki and Zdzisław Targoński

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:69

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The Sichuan takin (Budorcas taxicolor tibetana) is a rare and endangered ruminant distributed in the eastern Himalayas. However, little information is available regarding the intestinal microbiota of the takin. I...

    Authors: Hui Zhu, Dong Zeng, Ning Wang, Li-li Niu, Yi Zhou, Yan Zeng and Xue-qin Ni

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:68

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  15. Content type: Original article

    With the close relationship between saline environments and industry, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) accumulate in saline/hypersaline environments. Therefore, PAHs degradation by halotolerant/halophil...

    Authors: Chongyang Wang, Yong Huang, Zuotao Zhang and Hui Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:67

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS) occur by the mixture of two polymers or a polymer and an inorganic salt in water. It was shown that not only polymers but also ionic liquids in combination with inorganic cosmo...

    Authors: Sebastian Oppermann, Christina Oppermann, Miriam Böhm, Toni Kühl, Diana Imhof and Udo Kragl

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:66

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  17. Content type: Mini-Review

    Folate has gained significant attention due to its vital role in biological methylation and epigenetic machinery. Folate, or vitamin (B9), is only produced through a de novo mechanism by plants and micro-organism...

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

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:65

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  18. Content type: Original article

    β-Lactamase inhibitory protein (BLIP), a low molecular weight protein from Streptomyces clavuligerus, has a wide range of potential applications in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry because ...

    Authors: Kin-Ho Law, Man-Wah Tsang, Yuk-Ki Wong, Ming-San Tsang, Pui-Yee Lau, Kwok-Yin Wong, Kwok-Ping Ho and Yun-Chung Leung

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:64

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Rhizospheric microorganisms can increase phosphorus availability in the soil. In this regard, the ability of phosphofungi to dissolve insoluble phosphorus compounds is greater than that of phosphate-solubilizi...

    Authors: Xiaohui Wang, Changdong Wang, Junkang Sui, Zhaoyang Liu, Qian Li, Chao Ji, Xin Song, Yurong Hu, Changqian Wang, Rongbo Sa, Jiamiao Zhang, Jianfeng Du and Xunli Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:63

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Paichongding (IPP) is a neonicotinoid chiral insecticide with independent intellectual property in China. IPP application can increase crop yield, and also lead to insecticide residue and pollution in soils, w...

    Authors: Xiaolin Zhu, Shaomin Zhou, Jing Guo, Xiyue Zhao, Guanghua Yang and Zhiqiang Cai

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:62

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) converts l-glutamate (Glu) into γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Corynebacterium glutamicum that expresses exogenous GAD gene, gadB2 or gadB1, can synthesize GABA from its own produced Gl...

    Authors: Feng Shi, Mingyue Luan and Yongfu Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:61

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  22. Content type: Original article

    To detect Zika virus more rapidly and accurately, we developed a novel method that utilized a real-time fluorescence reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique. The NS5 gene ...

    Authors: Xu-Guang Guo, Yong-Zhuo Zhou, Qin Li, Wei Wang, Jin-Zhou Wen, Lei Zheng and Qian Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:60

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  23. Content type: Original article

    In this study, modeling and degradation of diazinon from contaminated water by advanced oxidation process together with a new test for effluent bioassay using E. coli were investigated. The experiments were desig...

    Authors: Ali Toolabi, Mohammad Malakootian, Mohammad Taghi Ghaneian, Ali Esrafili, Mohammad Hassan Ehrampoush, Mohsen AskarShahi and Maesome Tabatabaei

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:59

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Trichoderma brevicompactum and T. arundinaceum both can synthesize trichodermin with strong antifungal activity and high biotechnological value. The two Trichoderma species have a tri cluster, which includes seve...

    Authors: Xuping Shentu, Jiayi Yao, Xiaofeng Yuan, Linmao He, Fan Sun, Kozo Ochi and Xiaoping Yu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:58

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) play vital roles in sustaining soil productivity and plant communities. However, adaption and differentiation of AMF in response to commonly used fertilization remain poorly ...

    Authors: Mingchao Ma, Marc Ongena, Qingfeng Wang, Dawei Guan, Fengming Cao, Xin Jiang and Jun Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:57

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  26. Content type: Original article

    To improve the production yield of (+)-pinoresinol (Pin), (+)-pinoresinol monoglucoside (PMG), and (+)-pinoresinol diglucoside (PDG), different methods were conducted, including co-culture with resveratrol-pro...

    Authors: Jing Zhu, Lu Yan, Xiaoguang Xu, Yan Zhang, Junling Shi, Chunmei Jiang and Dongyan Shao

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:55

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Every year about 20% of the globally produced meat gets lost due to microbial spoilage. Nevertheless, the demand for processed meat is constantly rising and producers are searching for novel strategies to redu...

    Authors: Matthias Schöck, Stefan Liebminger, Gabriele Berg and Tomislav Cernava

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:54

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Helical alignment of the α-helical linker of the LOV (light-oxygen-voltage) domain of YtvA from Bacillus subtilis with the α-helical linker of the histidine-protein kinase domain of the Sln1 kinase of the phospho...

    Authors: Aleksandra Bury and Klaas J. Hellingwerf

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:53

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  29. Content type: Original article

    A modified genomic DNA extraction method named the combination of lysozyme and ultrasonic lysis (CLU) method was used to analyze the fish intestinal microflora. In this method, the physical disruption and chem...

    Authors: Zhuoran Han, Jingfeng Sun, Aijun Lv, YeongYik Sung, Xueliang Sun, Hongyue Shi, Xiucai Hu, Anli Wang and Kezhi Xing

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:52

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  30. Content type: Original article

    The discovery and creation of biocatalysts for plant biomass conversion are essential for industrial demand and scientific research of the plant cell wall. α-1,2 and α-1,3-l-arabinofuranosidases are debranching e...

    Authors: Yanbo Hu, Xuecui Yan, Han Zhang, Jiaqi Liu, Feng Luo, Yingying Cui, Weiyang Wang and Yifa Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:51

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  31. Content type: Original article

    In this study, Tisochrysis lutea was cultivated in mixotrophic and heterotrophic cultures with glycerol as a carbon source and with glucose and acetate for comparison; autotrophic cultivation was the control grou...

    Authors: Hao Hu, Lin-Lin Ma, Xiao-Fei Shen, Jia-Yun Li, Hou-Feng Wang and Raymond Jianxiong Zeng

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:50

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  32. Content type: Original article

    In this study, a β-agarase gene, agaB-4, was isolated for the first time from the agar-degrading bacterium Paenibacillus agarexedens BCRC 17346 by using next-generation sequencing. agaB-4 consists of 2652 bp and ...

    Authors: Zeng-Weng Chen, Hui-Jie Lin, Wen-Cheng Huang, Shih-Ling Hsuan, Jiunn-Horng Lin and Jyh-Perng Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:49

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Ciprofloxacin (CIP) antibiotic is considered as an emerging and biological resistant pollutant. This study aimed to improve of the removal of CIP from synthetic aqueous solutions in photocatalytic process thro...

    Authors: Nahid Khoshnamvand, Ferdos Kord Mostafapour, Amir Mohammadi and Maryam Faraji

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:48

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  34. Content type: Original article

    The ability to solubilize fixed inorganic phosphorus (P) for plant growth is important for increasing crop yield. More P can be released by inoculating soil with inorganic-phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (iPSB...

    Authors: Bang-Xiao Zheng, Muhammad Ibrahim, Ding-Peng Zhang, Qing-Fang Bi, Hong-Zhe Li, Guo-Wei Zhou, Kai Ding, Josep Peñuelas, Yong-Guan Zhu and Xiao-Ru Yang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:47

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Grifola frondosa is an economically important edible and medicinal mushroom usually produced on substrate consisting of sawdust supplemented with wheat bran. Cultivation of G. frondosa on crop straw (corn cob, co...

    Authors: Bing Song, Jianqiang Ye, Frederick Leo Sossah, Changtian Li, Dan Li, Lingsi Meng, Shuai Xu, Yongping Fu and Yu Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:46

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Sweet potato vine (SPV) is an abundant agricultural waste, which is easy to obtain at low cost and has the potential to produce clean energy via anaerobic digestion (AD). The main objectives of this study were...

    Authors: Enlan Zhang, Jiajia Li, Keqiang Zhang, Feng Wang, Houhua Yang, Suli Zhi and Guangqing Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:45

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Xylanase with a high thermostability will satisfy the needs of raising the temperature of hydrolysis to improve the rheology of the broth in industry of biomass conversion. In this study, a xylanase gene (xyn10A)...

    Authors: Youzhi Miao, Yanqiong Kong, Pan Li, Guangqi Li, Dongyang Liu, Qirong Shen and Ruifu Zhang

    Citation: AMB Express 2018 8:44

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  38. 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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  39. Content type: Original article

    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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. Content type: Original article

    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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  43. 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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  44. 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

  45. 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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