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  1. Comparative evaluations were conducted to assess the effects of different pH levels, NaCl-induced salt stress, and PEG-induced drought stress on the mycelial growth of Xerocomus badius. The results showed that X....

    Authors: Binghua Liu, Xinghong Liu, Fangchun Liu, Hailin Ma, Bingyao Ma and Lin Peng
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:15
  2. An environment co-contaminated with metals and antibiotics ultimately exposes bacteria to these metals and antibiotics simultaneously. This study aims to explore the efficacy of sublethal concentrations of cop...

    Authors: Jinmei Li, Irfan Ali Phulpoto, Guilong Zhang and Zhisheng Yu
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:14
  3. Bio-concrete using bacterially produced calcium carbonate can repair microcracks but is still relatively expensive due to the addition of bacteria, nutrients, and calcium sources. Agricultural by-products and ...

    Authors: Minyoung Hong, Indong Jang, Yongjun Son, Chongku Yi and Woojun Park
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:11
  4. Ethanol extract of cell mass of Serratia marcescens strain N4-5, when applied as a treatment to cucumber seed, has been shown to provide control of the oomycete soil-borne plant pathogen Pythium ultimum equivalen...

    Authors: Daniel P. Roberts, Kaitlyn Selmer, Robert Lupitskyy, Clifford Rice, Jeffrey S. Buyer, Jude E. Maul, Dilip K. Lakshman and Jorge DeSouza
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:10
  5. Streptococcus agalactiae (S. agalactiae) is an important pathogen that can lead to neonatus and mother infection. The current existing techniques for the identification of S. agalactiae are limited by accuracy, s...

    Authors: Xueqin Cheng, Zhiqian Dou, Jing Yang, Dexi Liu, Yulong Gu, Fenglin Cai, Xiaobing Li, Meifang Wang and Yijun Tang
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:9
  6. Sucrose, xylose, and saccharin are commonly used beverage additives and long-term consumption of these compounds inevitably affects the oral immune system and the composition of oral microbiomes. In this study...

    Authors: Xi Cheng, Xiurong Guo, Feihong Huang, Hui Lei, Quan Zhou and Can Song
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:8
  7. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are high-priority antigens with highly ordered repetitive structures, which are similar to natural viral particles. We have developed a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...

    Authors: Manyuan Bai, Rui Wang, Shiqi Sun, Yun Zhang, Hu Dong and Huichen Guo
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:7
  8. Waste plastic and methane emissions are two anthropogenic by-products exacerbating environmental pollution. Methane-oxidizing bacteria (methanotrophs) hold the key to solving these problems simultaneously by u...

    Authors: Bashir L. Rumah, Christopher E. Stead, Benedict H. Claxton Stevens, Nigel P. Minton, Alexander Grosse-Honebrink and Ying Zhang
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:6
  9. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the effects of enzymes (cellulase combined with galactosidase) and their combination with Lactobacillus plantarum (LP) on bacterial diversity in alfalfa silages using...

    Authors: Zongfu Hu, Deying Ma, Huaxin Niu, Jie Chang, Jianhua Yu, Qing Tong and Shuguo Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:5
  10. Data were collected from 30 strains of Vibrio and sampled on different organs (brain, hemorrhagic site and digestive tract) of Sciaenops ocellatus infection. The results showed that the nucleotide sequences 16S r...

    Authors: Pham Thi Hai Yen, Nguyen Quang Linh and Nguyen Duy Quynh Tram
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:4
  11. Monascus pigments (MPs) with different color characteristics, produced by submerged fermentation of Monascus purpureus M9, have potential application in food industry. In the present study, the effects and regula...

    Authors: Di Chen, Yurong Wang, Mianhua Chen, Pei Fan, Guiling Li and Changlu Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:3
  12. The negative effects of lignocellulose-derived inhibitors such as acetic acid and furaldehydes on microbial metabolism constitute a significant drawback to the usage of biomass feedstocks for the production of...

    Authors: Barbara G. Paes, Andrei Stecca Steindorff, Eduardo F. Formighieri, Ildinete Silva Pereira and João Ricardo M. Almeida
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:2
  13. The high prices of biopharmaceuticals or biologics used in the treatment of many diseases limit the access of patients to these novel therapies. One example is the monoclonal antibody trastuzumab, successfully...

    Authors: Thailin Lao-Gonzalez, Alexi Bueno-Soler, Arnelys Duran-Hernandez, Katya Sosa-Aguiar, Luis Eduardo Hinojosa-Puerta, Tays Hernandez-Garcia, Kathya Rashida de la Luz-Hernandez, Julio Palacios-Oliva and Tammy Boggiano-Ayo
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:1
  14. The engineered monomeric version of the lancelet Branchiostoma lanceolatum fluorescent protein, mNeonGreen (mNG), has several positive characteristics, such as a very bright fluorescence, high photostability and ...

    Authors: Antonia Werner, Kolja L. Otte, Gertrud Stahlhut and Stefanie Pöggeler
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:222
  15. Heterotrimeric G-proteins are key elements of signal transduction pathways, which participate in regulating multiple biological processes in fungi including growth, conidiation, antagonism, and mycoparasitism....

    Authors: Jie Ding, Jie Mei, Pei Huang, Ying Tian, Yao Liang, Xiliang Jiang and Mei Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:221
  16. Necrotic enteritis (NE) is being considered as one of the most important intestinal diseases in the recent poultry production systems, which causes huge economic losses globally. NE is caused by Clostridium perfr...

    Authors: Danish Sharafat Rajput, Dong Zeng, Abdul Khalique, Samia Sharafat Rajput, Hesong Wang, Ying Zhao, Ning Sun and Xueqin Ni
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:220
  17. To enhance the competitiveness of industrial lignocellulose ethanol production, robust enzymes and cell factories are vital. Lignocellulose derived streams contain a cocktail of inhibitors that drain the cell ...

    Authors: Vijayendran Raghavendran, Christian Marx, Lisbeth Olsson and Maurizio Bettiga
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:219
  18. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Huma Jafri, Gopa Banerjee, Mohd Sajjad Ahmad Khan, Iqbal Ahmad, Hussein Hasan Abulreesh and Abdulla Safar Althubiani
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:218

    The original article was published in AMB Express 2020 10:185

  19. High resolution melting (HRM) is a fast closed-tube method for nucleotide variant scanning applicable for bacterial species identification or molecular typing. Recently a novel HRM-based method for Klebsiella pne...

    Authors: Ajay Ratan Pasala, Matteo Perini, Aurora Piazza, Simona Panelli, Domenico Di Carlo, Cristian Loretelli, Alessandra Cafiso, Sonia Inglese, Floriana Gona, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Gian Vincenzo Zuccotti and Francesco Comandatore
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:217
  20. Synthetic fungicides are eco-unfriendly to agriculture and the environment. Agricultural Jiaosu (AJ), which originates from organic wastes, has the potential to be a substitute for synthetic fungicides. In thi...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Youhui Gao, Zehui Zheng, Xingyao Meng, Yafan Cai, Jianbin Liu, Yuegao Hu, Shuangdui Yan and Xiaofen Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:216
  21. Pathogenicity of Staphylococcus aureus is induced by staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB). A mutant form of SEB (mSEB) is immunogenic as well as less toxic. Recombinant mSEB and SEB were expressed in pET28a prokary...

    Authors: Zhile Xiong, Jialiang Mai, Fei Li, Bingshao Liang, Shuwen Yao, Zhuwei Liang, Chao Zhang, Fei Gao, Xiaolan Ai, Jielin Wang, Yan Long, Min Yang, Sitang Gong and Zhenwen Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:215
  22. Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) is a novel circovirus identified in sows with PDNS-like clinical signs and reproductive failure. The capsid protein (CAP) of PCV3 is expected to be an effective vaccine candida...

    Authors: Bing Yan Liu, Bin Gao, Meng Zhi Liu, Ting Ting Zhang, Bao Shan Liu and Ze Liang Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:214
  23. Pollution of heavy metals in agricultural environments is a growing problem to the health of the world’s human population. Green, low-cost, and efficient detection methods can help control such pollution. In t...

    Authors: Yangyang Ji, Feifei Guan, Xin Zhou, Xiaoqing Liu, Ningfeng Wu, Daling Liu and Jian Tian
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:213
  24. The present study was conducted to investigate effects of Bacillus subtilis on growth performance, serum parameters, digestive enzymes, intestinal morphology, and colonic microbiota in piglets. A total of 72 pigl...

    Authors: Bo Deng, Jie Wu, Xiaohui Li, Cheng Zhang, Xiaoming Men and Ziwei Xu
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:212
  25. β-poly(l-malic acid) (PMLA) is a water-soluble biopolymer used in medicine, food, and other industries. However, the low level of PMLA biosynthesis in microorganisms limits its further application in the biotechn...

    Authors: Genan Wang, Bingyi Shi, Pan Zhang, Tingbin Zhao, Haisong Yin and Changsheng Qiao
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:211
  26. COVID-19 pandemic has almost made hand sanitization a ritual resulting in a steep increase in the frequency of hand sanitization and an unprecedented surge in demand for hand sanitizers. In fact, several gover...

    Authors: Acharya Balkrishna, Kanchan Singh, Hoshiyar Singh, Swati Haldar and Anurag Varshney
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:210
  27. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ayomi Dilhari, Asanga Sampath, Chinthika Gunasekara, Neluka Fernando, Deepaka Weerasekara, Chris Sissons, Andrew McBain and Manjula Weerasekera
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:209

    The original article was published in AMB Express 2017 7:179

  28. The search for effective and bioactive antimicrobial molecules to  encounter the medical need for new antibiotics is an encouraging area of research. Plant defensins are small cationic, cysteine-rich peptides ...

    Authors: Najla Amin T. Al Kashgry, Hussein H. Abulreesh, Iman A. El-Sheikh, Yaser A. Almaroai, Reda Salem, Ismail Mohamed, Fatma R. Waly, Gamal Osman and Mahmoud S. M. Mohamed
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:208
  29. Salmonella spp. is a high-risk bacterial pathogen that is monitored in imported animal-derived feedstuffs. Serratia fonticola is the bacterial species most frequently confused with Salmonella spp. in traditional ...

    Authors: Jinghua Ruan, Wujun Wang, Tiyin Zhang, Teng Zheng, Jing Zheng, Shiyu Yu, Daojin Yu and Yifan Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:207
  30. The current study prospects the antimicrobial potential of an endophytic fungus Chaetomium globosum which showed a wide spectrum antimicrobial activity against the tested pathogenic microorganisms. This is appare...

    Authors: Navdeep Kaur and Daljit Singh Arora
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:206
  31. This paper studied the inhibitory effects of dithiocyano-methane (DM) on the glucose decomposition pathway in the respiratory metabolism of Escherichia coli. We investigated the effects of DM on the activities of...

    Authors: Yanfeng Chen, Wenjie Ke, Huabin Qin, Siwei Chen, Limei Qin, Ying Yang, Hui Yu and Yuansheng Tan
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:205
  32. Antimicrobial peptides have been attracting increasing attention for their multiple beneficial effects. In present study, a novel AMP with a molecular weight of 1875.5 Da, was identified from the genome of Lactob...

    Authors: Jun-Fang He, Du-Xin Jin, Xue-Gang Luo and Tong-Cun Zhang
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:204
  33. Linum usitatissimum is a candidate as a remedy to treat prostate problems in some folklore medicines. In this study, we have reported the phenolic and flavonoid constituents, antioxidant activity, and potential o...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Ningou Huang, Wenxin Chen, Tang Xiaoling, Behnam Mahdavi, Amir Raoofi, Davood Mahdian and Hadi Atabati
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:203
  34. The precipitous drop in the cost of genomic sequencing and the concomitant availability of computational methods for comparing genome-level data has made the accurate taxonomic placement of bacteria affordable...

    Authors: Alisha M. Harrison and Scott D. Soby
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:202
  35. Rhamnolipids are important biosurfactants for application in bioremediation, enhanced oil recovery, pharmaceutical, and detergent industry. In this study, rhamnolipids extracted from P. aeruginosa P6 were charact...

    Authors: Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Mohammad M. Aboulwafa and Nadia A. Hassouna
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:201
  36. Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) is an important forage legume in farming and animal husbandry systems. This study assessed the effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria (PSB) ...

    Authors: Junying Liu, Xuanshuai Liu, Qianbing Zhang, Shengyi Li, Yanliang Sun, Weihua Lu and Chunhui Ma
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:200
  37. Bacteria promoters along with operators are crucial elements in the control of gene expression in microbes in response to environmental stress changes. A genome-wide promoter DNA regulatory library is in deman...

    Authors: Xianqiang Li, Xin Jiang, Meiying Xu, Yun Fang, Yan Wang, Guoping Sun and Jun Guo
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:199
  38. The damages observed in Tunisian citrus orchards have prompted studies on the Pseudomonas spp. responsible for blast and black pit. Prospective orchards between 2015 and 2017 showed that the diseases rapidly spre...

    Authors: Maroua Oueslati, Magdalena Mulet, Mohamed Zouaoui, Charlotte Chandeysson, Jorge Lalucat, Mohamed Rabeh Hajlaoui, Odile Berge, Elena García-Valdés and Najla Sadfi-Zouaoui
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:198
  39. This study investigated the effects of substitution of whole corn silage (WCS) with Broussonetia papyrifera silage (BPS) in different ratios on the serum indicators, hindgut fermentation parameters (pH, ammoniaca...

    Authors: Hanchen Tian, Yiye Chen, Ni Zhu, Yongqing Guo, Ming Deng, Guangbin Liu, Yaokun Li, Dewu Liu and Baoli Sun
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:197
  40. Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) is a compound with a polycyclic cage and an N-nitro group that has been shown to play an unfavorable role in environmental fate, biosafety, and physical health. The aim of...

    Authors: Zhiyong Liu, Kai Dang, Cunzhi Li, Junhong Gao, Hong Wang, Yongchao Gao, Bin Zhao, Peng Fan and Airong Qian
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:196
  41. Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2) is a serious zoonotic pathogen; it can lead to symptoms of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) in humans and sepsis in pigs, and poses a great threat to public health. Th...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Pei, Junchi Liu, Mingxing Liu, Hong Zhou, Xiaomin Wang and Hongjie Fan
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:195
  42. Intestinal microorganisms have been shown to be important factors affecting the growth performance of pigs. Therefore, to investigate the effect of the intestinal microflora structure on the growth performance...

    Authors: Xin-Jian Li, Mingyu Wang, Yahui Xue, Dongdong Duan, Cong Li, Xuelei Han, Kejun Wang, Ruimin Qiao and Xiu-Ling Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:192
  43. Verticillium wilt (VW) caused by Verticillium dahliae is a devastating soil-borne disease that causes severe yield losses in cotton and other major crops worldwide. Here we conducted a high-throughput screening o...

    Authors: Xiaoyuan Tao, Hailin Zhang, Mengtao Gao, Menglin Li, Ting Zhao and Xueying Guan
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:193
  44. The algal biotechnology together with the wastewater treatment can contribute to the production of renewable energies such as bioethanol, biodiesel and biohydrogen and solve many of the challenges currently fa...

    Authors: Alejandro Ruiz-Marin, Yunuen Canedo-López and Paolah Chávez-Fuentes
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:191
  45. Culture medium composition is one of the most important parameters to analyze in biotechnological processes with industrial purposes. The aim of this study was to design of a culture medium for optimal growth ...

    Authors: Dayana Morales-Borrell, Nemecio González-Fernández, Néstor Mora-González, Carlos Pérez-Heredia, Ana Campal-Espinosa, Eddy Bover-Fuentes, Eladio Salazar-Gómez and Yissel Morales-Espinosa
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:190
  46. Fusarium wilt (FW) caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum (FON) is a soil-borne disease that seriously limits watermelon production. In the present study, Trichoderma asperellum (T. asperellum) M45a was shown...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Cheng Tian, Jiling Xiao, Lin Wei, Yun Tian and Zhihuai Liang
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:189
  47. Supplementation of the spent oyster substrate enhances its nutritional properties to produce a new mushroom cropping cycle. The study investigated the potential of a nano-fertilizer (Lithovit®-Amino25) with an ad...

    Authors: Layla Naim, Mohammed A. Alsanad, Nidal Shaban, Zeina El Sebaaly, Sami Abou Fayssal and Youssef N. Sassine
    Citation: AMB Express 2020 10:188

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