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  1. Interactions between microorganisms and plants can stimulate plant growth and promote nitrogen cycling. Nitrogen fertilizers are routinely used in agriculture to improve crop growth and yield; however, poor us...

    Authors: Yawen Ju, Yanyan Jia, Baoshan Cheng, Di Wang, Dalu Gu, Wenjiang Jing, Hao Zhang, Xinhong Chen and Gang Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:39
  2. The use of drug delivery systems in targeting and achieving the targeting of drugs in treating diseases, especially cancer, has attracted the attention of researchers. Letrozole is one of the drugs for the tre...

    Authors: Maryam Ronaghi, Ramtin Hajibeygi, Reza Ghodsi, Akram Eidi and Ronak Bakhtiari
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:38
  3. This research aimed to investigate effects of different yeast culture (YC) levels on in vitro fermentation characteristics and bacterial and fungal community under high concentrate diet. A total of 5 groups we...

    Authors: Hongze Wang, Guiqiong Liu, Aimin Zhou, Huiguo Yang, Kun Kang, Sohail Ahmed, Biao Li, Umar Farooq, Fuqing Hou, Chaoli Wang, Xue Bai, Yan Chen, Yi Ding and Xunping Jiang
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:37
  4. Endophytic bacteria are one of the symbiotic microbial groups closely related to host algae. However, less research on the endophytic bacteria of marine algae. In this study, the endophytic bacterial community...

    Authors: Yang Li, Jing Wang, Tao Sun, Xinlong Yu, Zhibo Yang, Yayun Zhao, Xuexi Tang and Hui Xiao
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:35
  5. Heat stress is one of the major abiotic stresses affecting the growth, sporulation, colonization and survival of Trichoderma viride. This study aimed to gain a better insight into the underlying mechanism governi...

    Authors: Yanhua Huang, Changfa Liu, Xuexue Huo, Xianzhi Lai, Wentao Zhu, Yongren Hao, Zehui Zheng and Kai Guo
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:34
  6. This clinical trial aimed to assess the impact of Nutrition Bio-shield superfood (NBS) on clinical status among critically ill ICU patients suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to the ...

    Authors: Mehrdad Mosadegh, Aref Khalkhali, Yousef Erfani, Manije Nezamdoost, Seyyed Hamid Hashemi, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Nastaran Ansari, Shahab Mahmoudvand, Mojgan Mamani, Elham Abdoli, Razieh Amini and Gholamreza Kalvandi
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:33
  7. Laccases are multicopper oxidases able to oxidize several phenolic compounds and find application in numerous industrial applications. Among laccase producers, white-rot fungi represent a valuable source of mu...

    Authors: Daniela Bucchieri, Marco Mangiagalli, Francesca Martani, Pietro Butti, Marina Lotti, Immacolata Serra and Paola Branduardi
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:32
  8. This study aimed to identify substances including Lactobacillus rhamnosus vitaP1 (KACC 92054P) that alleviate hangover-induced emotional anxiety and liver damage. The association between emotional anxiety caused ...

    Authors: Jeong Eun Kwon, Woojae Hong, Hyelin Jeon, Cha Soon Kim, Hyunggun Kim and Se Chan Kang
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:30
  9. The presence of oropharyngeal human papillomavirus (HPV)-18 E6 and E7 oncoproteins is highly significant in the progression of oropharyngeal cancer. Natural flavonoid compounds have potential as photosensitize...

    Authors: Maryam Pourhajibagher and Abbas Bahador
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:29
  10. The operative mechanisms and advantageous synergies existing between the rhizobiome and the wild plant species Abutilon fruticosum were studied. Within the purview of this scientific study, the reservoir of genes...

    Authors: Aala A. Abulfaraj, Ashwag Y. Shami, Nahaa M. Alotaibi, Maryam M. Alomran, Abeer S. Aloufi, Abeer Al-Andal, Nawwaf R. AlHamdan, Fatimah M. Alshehrei, Fatmah O. Sefrji, Khloud H. Alsaadi, Haneen W. Abuauf, Sahar A. Alshareef and Rewaa S. Jalal
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:27
  11. Evidence of fungal coexistence in humans points towards fungal adaptation to the host environment, like the skin. The human commensal Malassezia has evolved, especially residing in sebum-rich areas of the mammali...

    Authors: Bharati Naik, Jayaprakash Sasikumar, Vishal B and Shankar Prasad Das
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:26
  12. To enhance the ribonucleic acid (RNA) productivity for industrial applications, this study employed strain screening and medium optimization to improve the content of RNA in Cyberlindnera jadinii. A rapid screeni...

    Authors: Mengting Li, Shuhong Gao, Pengcheng Yang and Hejin Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:24
  13. This study aimed to evaluate the interaction between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and Candida spp. in the oral cavity of children with malignancies under chemotherapy. We evaluated the expres...

    Authors: Raziyeh Baharvand, Fatemeh Fallah, Parvaneh Jafari and Leila Azimi
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:22
  14. Blue light promotes primordium differentiation and fruiting body formation of mushroom. However, the blue light response mechanism of mushroom remains unclear. In this study, mycelium of Flammulina filiformis was...

    Authors: Huan Wang, Shuting Zhao, Zhiyang Han, Zexin Qi, Lei Han and Yu Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:21
  15. Sixteen strains of basidiomycetous yeasts were evaluated for their capability to produce ergothioneine (EGT), an amino acid derivative with strong antioxidant activity. The cells were cultured in either two sy...

    Authors: Shun Sato, Azusa Saika, Kazunori Ushimaru, Tatsuyuki Koshiyama, Yukihiro Higashiyama, Tokuma Fukuoka and Tomotake Morita
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:20
  16. The immunotherapeutic application of interleukin-2 (IL-2) in cancer treatment is limited by its off-target effects on different cell populations and insufficient activation of anti-tumor effector cells at the ...

    Authors: Arezoo Beig Parikhani, Rada Dehghan, Yeganeh Talebkhan, Elham Bayat, Alireza Biglari, Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar, Reza Ahangari Cohan, Esmat Mirabzadeh, Soheila Ajdary and Mahdi Behdani
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:19
  17. Plants have diverse and vast niches colonized by endophytic microorganisms that promote the wellbeing of host plant. These microbes inhabit internal plant tissues with no signs of ill health. Bacterial endophy...

    Authors: William Omuketi Emitaro, Fanuel Kawaka, David Mutisia Musyimi and Asenath Adienge
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:18
  18. The genus Enterobacter belongs to the ESKAPE group, which includes Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter spp. This g...

    Authors: Ayman Elbehiry, Mansor Al Shoaibi, Hamzah Alzahrani, Mai Ibrahem, Ihab Moussa, Feras Alzaben, Rousa A. Alsubki, Hassan A. Hemeg, Dakheel Almutairi, Saleh Althobaiti, Fawaz Alanazi, Sultan A. Alotaibi, Hamoud Almutairi, Ali Alzahrani and Akram Abu-Okail
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:17
  19. Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells are widely employed as host cells for biopharmaceutical production. The manufacturing of biopharmaceuticals poses several challenges, including restricted growth potential and...

    Authors: Maryam Jari, Shahriyar Abdoli, Zahra Bazi, Fatemeh Tash Shamsabadi, Farnaz Roshanmehr and Majid Shahbazi
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:16
  20. Efficient utilization of galactose by microorganisms can lead to the production of valuable bio-products and improved metabolic processes. While Bacillus subtilis has inherent pathways for galactose metabolism, t...

    Authors: Jae Woong Choi, Nho-Eul Song, Sang-pil Hong, Young Kyoung Rhee, Hee-Do Hong and Chang-Won Cho
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:14
  21. Streptococcus agalactiae has different virulence factors, from which the capsule has the most significant role in the pathogenesis of this organism. We aimed to investigate the distribution of more prevalent caps...

    Authors: Mona Zakerifar, Hamid Reza Goli, Hami Kaboosi, Zahra Rahmani and Fatemeh Peyravii Ghadikolaii
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:13
  22. Spatholobus suberectus Dunn as a traditional Chinese herbal medicine, which is susceptible to being infected by molds during storage. In order to explore the diversity characteristics of fungal community and the ...

    Authors: Chunfeng Xia, Yuchao Zhao, Chunlan Liu and Yang Gao
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:12
  23. The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) involves stress regulation and psychiatric disorders. The Val66Met polymorphism in the BDNF gene has been linked to altered protein function and susceptibility to stre...

    Authors: Muhammad Adnan Shan, Muhammad Umer Khan, Warda Ishtiaq, Raima Rehman, Samiullah Khan, Muhammad Arshad Javed and Qurban Ali
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:11
  24. The emergence of antibiotic resistance in pathogens is one of the major health concerns facing mankind as different bacterial strains have developed resistance to antibiotics over the period of time due to ove...

    Authors: Avinash Sharma, Muzamil Rashid, Pooja Chauhan, Sukhraj Kaur and Amarjeet Kaur
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:10
  25. Nanobodies are highly specific binding domains derived from naturally occurring single chain camelid antibodies. Live biotherapeutic products (LBPs) are biological products containing preparations of live orga...

    Authors: Robert J. Dorosky, Jeremy E. Schreier, Stephanie L. Lola, Rosa L. Sava, Michael P. Coryell, Adovi Akue, Mark KuKuruga, Paul E. Carlson Jr., Sheila M. Dreher-Lesnick and Scott Stibitz
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:9
  26. The industrial applications of the κ-carrageenases have been restricted by their poor thermostability. In this study, based on the folding free energy change (ΔΔG) and the flexibility analysis using molecular ...

    Authors: Yuyan Sang, Xiaoyi Huang, Hebin Li, Tao Hong, Mingjing Zheng, Zhipeng Li, Zedong Jiang, Hui Ni, Qingbiao Li and Yanbing Zhu
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:8
  27. Mycotoxins (MTs), produced by filamentous fungi, represent a severe hazard to the health of humans and food safety, affecting the quality of various agricultural products. They can contaminate a wide range of ...

    Authors: Marina H. Boshra, Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Mohammed M. S. Farag and Khaled M. Aboshanab
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:7
  28. The use of attenuated bacteria for oral delivery of DNA vaccines is a recent innovation. We designed and constructed the naked plasmid DNA vaccine pcDNA-CCOL2A1, which effectively prevented and treated a rheumato...

    Authors: Juan Long, Yang Zeng, Fei Liang, Nan Liu, Yongzhi Xi, Yuying Sun and Xiao Zhao
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:6

    The Correction to this article has been published in AMB Express 2024 14:31

  29. Classical fungal mutant strains obtained by mutagenesis have helped to elucidate fundamental metabolic pathways in the past. In the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa, the gluc-1 strain was isolated long ago an...

    Authors: Yuxin Zhang, Basant Nada, Scott E. Baker, James E. Evans, Chaoguang Tian, J. Philipp Benz and Elisabeth Tamayo
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:4
  30. Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease, one of the most important neglected tropical diseases. Existing anti-leishmanial treatments are not effective for a long time and associated with toxic side effects so ...

    Authors: Erfan Ghaderian, Bahman Rahimi Esboei, Parisa Mousavi, Maryam Pourhajibagher, Mohammad Mohsen Homayouni and Mohammad Zeinali
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:3
  31. Brucellosis is regarded as one of the world’s most severe zoonotic diseases. This study aimed to investigate the possibility of using recombinant Lactococcus lactis (L. lactis) as a live vector to produce recombi...

    Authors: Mahsa Kazemi-Roudsari, Abbas Doosti and Mohammad-Saeid Jami
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:2
  32. Giardiasis, which is caused by Giardia duodenalis, has clinical symptoms such as steatorrhea and can be very dangerous in children. In addition, some documents reported that this parasite is present inside the ti...

    Authors: Parnia Saeedi, Gilda Eslami, Masoud Tohidfar, AbbasAli Jafari-Nodushan and Mahmood Vakili
    Citation: AMB Express 2024 14:1
  33. Obesity increases the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, and the gut microbiota can affect brain cognitive function and obesity through a variety of pathways such as the gut-brain axis. This study aime...

    Authors: Tong Zhao, Hongying Huang, Jinchen Li, Jingyi Shen, Cui Zhou, Rong Xiao and Weiwei Ma
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:148
  34. As a special type of wetland, the new wetland in the coal mining subsidence area is highly sensitive to environmental changes. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to the studies of soil micr...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Mengyao Sun, Yue Zhao, Yuying Shi, Shuo Sun, Shen Wang, Yiping Zhou and Lei Chen
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:147
  35. Ustilago maydis is a pathogenic fungus in Basidiomycota causing corn smut disease. A strain of U. maydis YZZF202006 was isolated from the tumor of corn smut collected from Jingzhou city in China. The intracellula...

    Authors: Pengyu Liang, Jianwei Jiang, Zhengxiang Sun, Yanyan Li, Chunlei Yang and Yi Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:146
  36. Authors: Kavish Hasnain Khinsar, Sattar Abdul, Hussain Akbar, Riaz Uddin, Lei Liu, Jing Cao, Majid Abbasi, Ata ur Rehman, Nabeel Farooqui, Xin Yi, Huang Min, Liang Wang and Zhong Mintao
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:145

    The original article was published in AMB Express 2021 11:160

  37. Our previous study revealed that dietary konjac flour (KF) could remodel gut microbiota and improve reproductive performance of sows, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. This experiment aimed to investi...

    Authors: Deyuan Wu, Wenyu Xiong, Shuo Ma, Jinxi Luo, Hongxuan Ye, Shuangbo Huang, Fuyong Li, Xi’en Xiang, Qiling Chen, Binghui Gao, Jinping Deng, Yulong Yin and Chengquan Tan
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:143
  38. Most antibiotics now used in clinical practice are cephalosporins. Acremonium (A.) chrysogenum W42-I is an intermediate strain out of W42 strain improvement program whose productivity is above that of the wild-ty...

    Authors: Asmaa A. Ibrahim, Ghadir S. El-Housseiny, Khaled M. Aboshanab, Ansgar Startmann, Mahmoud A. Yassien and Nadia A. Hassouna
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:142
  39. Porcine circovirus 3 (PCV3) is a newly emerging virus associated with porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS) and reproductive disorders, impacting global pig populations. Porcine circoviruses contain ...

    Authors: Chia-Chun Chang, Ching-Ying Wu, Jhao-Guan Ciou, Ching-Wei Wu, Yi-Chen Wang, Hui-Wen Chang, Maw-Sheng Chien and Chienjin Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:141
  40. Many dangerous bacteria have become highly resistant to traditional antibiotics, which is a huge public health concern. This study investigated the use of silver nanoparticles biosynthesized in a culture filtr...

    Authors: Eman Khalifa, Mohamed Abdel Rafea, Nazir Mustapha, Rania Sultan and ElSayed Hafez
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:140
  41. Butanol-producing strains Clostridium sp. UCM B-7570 and C. acetobutylicum UCM B-7407 were used for research from “Collection of strains of microorganisms and plant lines for food and agricultural biotechnology” ...

    Authors: Olena Tigunova, Viacheslav Bratishko and Sergiy Shulga
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:138

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  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.7 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.0 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.019 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.693 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    10 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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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.