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  1. Different types of mulching film could variously influence soil properties and plant growth. Yet, surprisingly few studies have investigated the effects of mulching film upon soil microbial diversity and commu...

    Authors: Qiuxiang Tang, Tao Lin, Zhanbin Sun, An Yan, Jusong Zhang, Pingan Jiang, Fengquan Wu and Hao Zhang
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:33
  2. Biofilm is ubiquitous in industrial water systems, causing biofouling and leading to heat transfer efficiency decreases. In particular, multi-species living in biofilms could boost biomass production and enhan...

    Authors: Dingrong Kang, Wenzheng Liu, Fatemeh Bajoul Kakahi and Frank Delvigne
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:32
  3. In order to explore the possibility to identify common wound infection bacteria in mixed culture with gas chromatograph-ion migration spectroscopy (GC-IMS), the headspace gas of single and mixed cultures of Esche...

    Authors: Yanyi Lu, Lin Zeng, Min Li, Bowen Yan, Dandan Gao, Bangfu Zhou, Weiping Lu and Qinghua He
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:31
  4. Inanimate objects/surfaces become fomites upon contacting infectious agents such as disease-causing bacteria, fungi and viruses. Smartphones are one of the most prominent among these fomites. COVID-19 pandemic...

    Authors: Acharya Balkrishna, Kanchan Singh, Swati Haldar and Anurag Varshney
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:30
  5. Alkane hydroxylase (AlkB), a membrane-bound enzyme has high industrial demand; however, its economical production remains challenging due to its intrinsic nature and co-factor dependency. In the current study,...

    Authors: Satyapriy Das and Sangeeta Negi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:28
  6. The sulfated exopolysaccharide extracted from marine microalgae attracted considerable attention from both the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. In the present study biomass of five marine microalga...

    Authors: Zahra Mousavian, Maliheh Safavi, Farzaneh Azizmohseni, Mahnaz Hadizadeh and Saeed Mirdamadi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:27
  7. The bacterial wilt is a global destructive plant disease that initiated by the phytopathogenic Ralstonia solanacearum. This study display a novel biofabrication of silica/silver nanocomposite using Fusarium oxysp...

    Authors: Amira G. Zaki, Yasmeen A. Hasanien and Gharieb S. El-Sayyad
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:25
  8. An important challenge to decrease the toxic effects of the common biocides in marine environments and to achieve suitable ecofriendly natural antifouling coatings is to find effective natural antifoulants and...

    Authors: Mehrnoosh Darya, Mehdi Haji Abdolrasouli, Morteza Yousefzadi, Mir Masoud Sajjadi, Iman Sourinejad and Maaroof Zarei
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:24
  9. Despite various efforts to produce potent recombinant bio-adhesive proteins for medical purposes, efficient production of a safe and feasible bio-glue is not yet a commercial reality due to the weak properties...

    Authors: Nazanin Bolghari, Hosein Shahsavarani, Masoumeh Anvari and Hadi Habibollahi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:23
  10. The effects of two probiotics on NH3 degradation, as well as the magnetic field (21.56 m tesla) on the germination and proliferation of Bacillus spores, were studied in-vitro. Additionally, the effect of these pr...

    Authors: Marwa A. Hassan, Mustafa A. Fathallah, Mohamed A. Elzoghby, Mohamed G. Salem and Mohamed S. Helmy
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:22
  11. Small-scale plasmid DNA preparation or miniprep is a fundamental technique in estimation cloning experiments and is widely used for DNA methylation analysis in epigenetic research. Current plasmid DNA miniprep...

    Authors: Baryshev Mikhail, Merkulov Dmitrijs and Mironov Ivan
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:21
  12. Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and zearalenone (ZEN) are widely distributed in corns, peanuts, and other cereals, causing serious threat to food safety and human health. As shown by our previous studies, the recombinant yea...

    Authors: Yu Xia, Yangyu Qiu, Zifeng Wu, Qianqian Cheng, Xiuyu Hu, Xiaobing Cui and Zhouping Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:20
  13. Clostridium butyricum is a spore-forming probiotic which can promote the enhancement of beneficial bacteria and maintain intestinal microecological balance. However, it is difficult to improve the production leve...

    Authors: Yonghong Li, Yun Wang, Yingying Liu, Xuan Li, Lifei Feng and Keke Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:19
  14. Artemisia species are important traditional medicinal plants of Ethiopia which are used for the treatment of infection and non-infection health problems. The genus Artemisia (Astraceae) consists of about 500 spec...

    Authors: Seid Mohammed, Aman Dekabo and Tilahun Hailu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:17
  15. Ureaplasma urealyticum (UU) is commonly present in human reproductive tract, which frequently leads to genital tract infection. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop a rapid detection method for UU. In our st...

    Authors: Jie-Ni Shen, Jing-Yi Ye, Meng-Xiao Lao, Chu-Qiao Wang, Dong-Hong Wu, Xiao-Ying Chen, Li-Hong Lin, Wen-Yan Geng and Xu-Guang Guo
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:16
  16. Scarce high-quality protein feed resources has limited the development of animal husbandry. In this study, we used a dual-flow continuous culture system to evaluate effects of difference dietary protein source...

    Authors: Hui Mi, Ao Ren, Jinjia Zhu, Tao Ran, Weijun Shen, Chuanshe Zhou, Bin Zhang and Zhiliang Tan
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:15
  17. Incorporating antimicrobial components into food packaging materials can prevent microbial contamination. Fungus combs could be an alternative source of natural antimicrobial agents. In this study, n-hexane, ethy...

    Authors: Lucia Dhiantika Witasari, Khairunnasa Wizdjanul Wahyu, Bonifasia Junita Anugrahani, Dina Clarissa Kurniawan, Aris Haryanto, Dodi Nandika, Lina Karlinasari, Arinana Arinana, Irmanida Batubara, Djoko Santoso, Yanti Rachmayanti, Dikhi Firmansyah, I Ketut Sudiana and Decsa Medika Hertanto
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:14
  18. Paper sheets represent one of the infection risk sources inside educational and administrative institutions under biological pandemics. So, the present study aimed to validate the efficiency of gamma radiation...

    Authors: Fwzah H. Alshammari and Hebat-Allah A. Hussein
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:13
  19. Cold-adapted filamentous fungal strain Geomyces sp. B10I has been reported to decompose polyesters such as poly(e-caprolactone) (PCL), poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) and poly(butylene succinate-co-butylene adipat...

    Authors: Aneta K. Urbanek, Miguel Arroyo, Isabel de la Mata and Aleksandra M. Mirończuk
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:12
  20. This study evaluated the influence of dietary sodium nitrate on ruminal fermentation profiles, milk production and composition, microbial populations and diversity in water buffaloes. Twenty-four female water ...

    Authors: Fang Xie, Zhenhua Tang, Xin Liang, Chongli Wen, Mengwei Li, Yanxia Guo, Kaiping Peng and Chengjian Yang
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:11
  21. Fine particle bombarding (FPB) is typically utilized to modify metal surfaces by bombarding them with fine particles at high-speed. The diameters of the particles range from several to tens of micrometers. FPB...

    Authors: Tomoko Nishitani, Kyosuke Masuda, Soma Mimura, Takahiko Hirokawa, Hitoshi Ishiguro, Masao Kumagai and Takeshi Ito
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:9
  22. Dengue is an arboviral disease, which threatens almost half the global population, and has emerged as the most significant of current global public health challenges. In this study, we prepared dengue virus-li...

    Authors: Doddy Irawan Setyo Utomo, Sabar Pambudi and Enoch Y. Park
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:8
  23. Bacillus velezensis SK having broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity has been isolated from soil. The efficient extraction of antimicrobial compounds produced in various mediums has been done using Diaion HP-20 re...

    Authors: Sagar S. Barale, Savaliram G. Ghane and Kailas D. Sonawane
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:7
  24. Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PAO1 has been commonly used in the laboratory, with frequent genome variations reported. Quorum sensing (QS), a cell–cell communication system, plays important role in controlling a ...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Cheng, Mingqi Lu, Huifang Qiu, Yuanhao Li, Linfeng Huang and Weijun Dai
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:6
  25. The Tol–Pal system of Gram-negative bacteria is necessary for maintaining outer membrane integrity. It is a multiprotein complex of five envelope proteins, TolQ, TolR, TolA, TolB, and Pal. These proteins were ...

    Authors: Quan Li, Zheng Li, Xia Fei, Yichen Tian, Guodong Zhou, Yuhan Hu, Shifeng Wang and Huoying Shi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:5
  26. In this study, we report on the development of a novel bacterial consortium, consisting of Variovorax paradoxus and Pseudomonas veronii isolates, applicable in the biodegradation of all six BTEX compounds (benzen...

    Authors: Flóra Szentgyörgyi, Tibor Benedek, Dzsenifer Fekete, András Táncsics, Péter Harkai and Balázs Kriszt
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:4
  27. Melia azedarach L. is a valuable source of antioxidants and secondary metabolites. This study is a first extensive report about the effect of different serialization protocols and plant growth regulators (PGRs) o...

    Authors: Fatemeh Ahmadpoor, Nasser Zare, Rasool Asghari and Parisa Sheikhzadeh
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:3
  28. The presence of pollutants in soil and water has given rise to diverse analytical and biological approaches to detect and measure contaminants in the environment. Using bacterial cells as reporter strains repr...

    Authors: Josué Daniel Mora-Garduño, Jessica Tamayo-Nuñez, Felipe Padilla-Vaca, Fátima Berenice Ramírez-Montiel, Ángeles Rangel-Serrano, Fernando Santos-Escobar, Félix Gutiérrez-Corona, Itzel Páramo-Pérez, Fernando Anaya-Velázquez, Rodolfo García-Contreras, Naurú Idalia Vargas-Maya and Bernardo Franco
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:2
  29. Yersiniosis is an infectious zoonotic disease caused by two enteropathogenic species of Gram-negative genus Yersinia: Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Pigs and other wild and domestic anim...

    Authors: Karolina Filik, Bożena Szermer-Olearnik, Joanna Niedziółka-Jönson, Ewa Roźniecka, Jarosław Ciekot, Anna Pyra, Irwin Matyjaszczyk, Mikael Skurnik and Ewa Brzozowska
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:1
  30. 5-aminolevulinic acid (ALA) has broad potential applications in the medical, agricultural and food industries. Several strategies have been implemented successfully to try to improve ALA synthesis. Nonetheless...

    Authors: Fanglan Ge, Xiaokun Li, Qingrong Ge, Di Zhu, Wei Li, Fenghui Shi and Hongjin Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:179
  31. Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase, EC catalyzes the racemization reaction of proline residues on a polypeptide chain. This enzyme is also known to function as a molecular chaperon to stabilize ...

    Authors: Takashi Koyanagi, Ayumi Hara, Kanako Kobayashi, Yuji Habara, Akira Nakagawa, Hiromichi Minami, Takane Katayama and Norihiko Misawa
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:178
  32. This study aimed to evaluate the growth, respiratory activity, and biodegradation of chlorpyrifos in cultures of Azotobacter vinelandii ATCC 12837. A strategy based on the modification of culture media and aerati...

    Authors: Victoria Conde-Avila, Carlos Peña, Beatriz Pérez-Armendáriz, Octavio Loera, Carmen Martínez Valenzuela, José Belisario Leyva Morales, Pedro de Jesús Bastidas Bastidas, Holjes Salgado-Lugo and Luis Daniel Ortega Martínez
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:177
  33. In total, 16 yeast were isolated from Chinese strong flavour Daqu samples and underwent RAPD analysis and identification. Totally, 11 different species were identified among these isolates including Saccharomyces...

    Authors: Shunchang Pu, Yu Zhang, Ning Lu, Cuie Shi and Shoubao Yan
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:176
  34. Porcine infectious pleuropneumonia is characterized by a high-rate of carriage and mixed infection with other pathogens. The host immune response induced by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) is the basis for ...

    Authors: Rining Zhu, Hexiang Jiang, Jun Wang, Chuntong Bao, Haiyao Liu, Fengyang Li and Liancheng Lei
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:175
  35. We designed this project to determine the nutritional potential and ruminal microbial fermentation properties of eight rangeland plants (Dracocephalum moldavica L., Melissa officinalis L., Ruta graveolens L., Per...

    Authors: Mohsen Kazemi, Mohammad Mehdi Moheghi and Reza Tohidi
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:174
  36. This work explores the ADP-ribosyltransferase activity of Pseudomonas (P.) aeruginosa exotoxin A using the guanyl hydrazone derivative, nitrobenzylidine aminoguanidine (NBAG) and the impact of gamma radiation on ...

    Authors: Radwa N. Morgan, Sarra E. Saleh, Khaled M. Aboshanab and Hala A. Farrag
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:173
  37. To select an eco-friendly nitrogen (N) application level for sugarcane production, soil fertility and soil bacterial diversity under different nitrogen application levels were analyzed. Four levels of urea app...

    Authors: Shangdong Yang, Jian Xiao, Tian Liang, Weizhong He and Hongwei Tan
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:172
  38. The phenomenon of membrane vesicle (MV) production is known to be common to all bacterial cells. Although MVs are expected to be employed in a variety of applications, improving MV productivity is essential fo...

    Authors: Yuki Asano, Manato Onishi, Kaito Nishi, Kazunori Kawasaki and Kunihiko Watanabe
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:170
  39. Heavy metal-responsive operons were used for the generation of Escherichia coli cell-based biosensors. The selectivity and specificity of the biosensors were determined based on the interaction between heavy meta...

    Authors: Yejin Lee, Yangwon Jeon, Guepil Jang and Youngdae Yoon
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:169
  40. In the bio-based polymer industry, putrescine is in the spotlight for use as a material. We constructed strains of Escherichia coli to assess its putrescine production capabilities through the arginine decarboxyl...

    Authors: Kullathida Thongbhubate, Kanako Irie, Yumi Sakai, Akane Itoh and Hideyuki Suzuki
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:168
  41. Morels are gourmet wild edible mushrooms that can grow on several substrates with significant growth rate variations. Such variations have hindered the development of a standardized culture media to promote mo...

    Authors: Fabiola Rodríguez Evangelista, Isaac Chairez, Sigfrido Sierra, Hermilo Leal Lara, César Ramiro Martínez-González, María Eugenia Garín Aguilar and Gustavo Valencia del Toro
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:167
  42. Nutritional factors exert significant influence on the growth of entomopathogenic fungi, one of the main agents employed commercially in the biological control of arthropods. Thus, the objective of this work i...

    Authors: Juliana M. Ferreira, Salorrane M. N. Pinto and Filippe E. F. Soares
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:166
  43. At present time, every nation is absolutely concern about increasing agricultural production and bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated soil. Hence, with this intention in the current study potent natural su...

    Authors: Aiman Umar, Aneeqa Zafar, Hasina Wali, Meh Para Siddique, Muneer Ahmed Qazi, Afshan Hina Naeem, Zulfiqar Ali Malik and Safia Ahmed
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:165
  44. Severe early defoliation has become an important factor restricting the development of the pear industry in southern China. However, the assembly patterns of microbial communities and their functional activiti...

    Authors: Yalong Kang, Xiangrui An, Yanwei Ma, Shaomin Zeng, Shangtao Jiang, Wenli Wu, Changyan Xie, Zhonghua Wang, Caixia Dong, Yangchun Xu and Qirong Shen
    Citation: AMB Express 2021 11:164

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    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.019 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
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AMBE Call for Editor-in-Chief

Springer Nature announces an opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the journal AMB Express (AMBE).

AMBE is a high-quality Open Access journal that brings together research in the area of Applied and Industrial Microbiology with a particular interest in 'White Biotechnology' and 'Red Biotechnology'. The emphasis is on processes employing microorganisms, eukaryotic cell cultures or enzymes for the biosynthesis, transformation and degradation of compounds. This includes fine and bulk chemicals, polymeric compounds and enzymes or other proteins. Downstream processes are also considered. Integrated processes combining biochemical and chemical processes are also published.
Reports on the use of new procedures or tools in a clinical setting are only considered for publication if microorganisms, viruses, enzymes or other proteins from microorganisms or metabolites of microorganisms are involved as crucial and central part of the new procedure or tool.

The journal Impact Factor (2022) is 3.7, and it received over a million article downloads in 2023.

The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Alexander Steinbüchel, will conclude his term of office in December 2024, and we are looking to recruit a successor who would start working in early autumn 2024 with a gradual handover of duties from the current editor and become fully installed as of January 2025.
The appointment will be for a three-year term and includes an annual editorial stipend. The position is open to highly regarded experts in applied microbiology with international recognition and proven scientific leadership in a renowned academic or research institution. 

Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree and be able to demonstrate a strong research and publication record. Prior experience in peer-review activities and other editorial functions is highly desirable. We are searching for a motivated and enthusiastic scientist with a vision of growing and developing the journal to serve the scientific community even better.

Responsibilities include working alongside the Associate Editors to manage the peer review of manuscripts under consideration by the journal, closely collaborating with the publisher to select Editors and the Editorial Board, and commissioning submissions in areas of interest and scope. The Editor-in-Chief will work routinely with Springer Nature on journal development with the goal of furthering the journal’s impact and reach.

Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief include:
●    Working in consultation with the Journal Editors or other Editors that may be appointed, the Editor-in-Chief will exercise control of the editorial development and editorial content of the journal and oversees the application of high editorial standards to all published contributions. 

●    Supplying the Publisher with refereed and accepted manuscripts and other editorial material, prepared in accordance with the guidelines to authors.

●    In consultation with Publisher, selecting Editors and an Editorial Board that provides both international representation and diverse expertise.

●    Soliciting high quality reviews and other commissioned content on topics of interest.

●    If they desire, to periodically select Guest Editors who shall be responsible for soliciting and acquiring manuscript for topical collections.

●    To use their best efforts to promote and to assist the Publisher in promoting the journal at relevant meetings, online and within the appropriate scientific communities.

●    Checking the content of the journal with a view to ensuring that there are no material infringing editorial policies. They will also promptly inform the Publisher of any resulting issues, and be available to discuss and support resulting issues.

●    Supporting ongoing diversity and inclusion goals in helping to ensure the journal is reflective of the global community that it serves.

●    Adhering to standards of editorial good practice, as defined in the Publisher’s Code of Conduct for Editors-in-Chief. The Code is based on guidelines and best practice recommendations issued by organizations such as the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE).

●    Participating in Springer Nature’s Transfer Service by offering the transfer option, where appropriate, to authors whose manuscripts have been rejected from the journal, and considering manuscripts received by through the Transfer Service. 

●    Participating in regular meetings with the Publisher as well as an Annual Editorial Board meeting, to discuss the ongoing development of the journal and to set and accomplish journal development goals.

All applications should be sent to Barbara Zöhrer, Senior Publisher, at by 15 May 2024.

Candidates should include the following documents with their formal application:
•    Cover letter (max. 2 pages) summarizing their qualifications and motivation, including an explanation why they consider themselves suitable for the position. 
•    Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including relevant publications and achievements.
•    Vision statement (max. 3 pages) addressing the following points:
-    Analysis of the current situation of AMB Express
-    Vision and strategy for further enhancing the journal through editorial aspects
-    Strategy on encouraging and building a supportive and inclusive culture based on the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the Editorial Board.