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  1. The growing awareness about the adverse health effects of artificial synthetic preservatives has led to a rapid increase in the demand for safe food preservation techniques and bio preservatives. Thus, in this...

    Authors: Muzamil Rashid, Sunil Sharma, Arvinder Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur and Sukhraj Kaur
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:11
  2. Endophytes can facilitate the improvement of plant growth and health in agriculturally important crops, yet their genomes and secondary metabolites remain largely unexplored. We previously isolated Saccharibacill...

    Authors: Lingmin Jiang, Jiyoon Seo, Yuxin Peng, Doeun Jeon, Soon Ju Park, Cha Young Kim, Pyoung Il Kim, Chul Hong Kim, Ju Huck Lee and Jiyoung Lee
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:9
  3. Slowly digestible starch (SDS) has attracted increasing attention for its function of preventing metabolic diseases. Based on transglycosylation, starch branching enzymes (1,4-α-glucan branching enzymes, GBEs,...

    Authors: Ting Yang, Qianyu Hu, Yu Liu, Rui Xu, Dongrui Wang, Zhongyi Chang, Mingfei Jin and Jing Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:8
  4. Fusarium crown and foot rot, caused by F. solani f. sp. cucurbitae, are major fungal diseases affecting zucchini and other cucurbits. Despite the efficacy of synthetic fungicides, their health and environmental h...

    Authors: Ahmed M. A. Khalil, Ahmed M. Saleh, Sayed M. S. Abo El-Souad and Mahmoud S. M. Mohamed
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:6
  5. Monkeypox (MPX) is a common zoonotic disease caused by a double-strand DNA MPX virus (MPXV). MPX was considered a sporadic rare disease causing a mild disease with a low capacity to spread among humans. The cl...

    Authors: Hayder M. Al-Kuraishy, Ali I. Al-Gareeb, Helal F. Hetta, Athanasios Alexiou, Marios Papadakis and Gaber El-Saber Batiha
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:5
  6. Here, we developed a genetically modified lactic acid bacteria (gmLAB) that produces green fluorescent protein (GFP)-conjugating, anti-programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) single-chain variable fragments (scFv) f...

    Authors: Fu Namai, Shunsuke Sumiya, Natsumi Nomura, Takashi Sato and Takeshi Shimosato
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:4
  7. Pit mud quality is a key parameter that impacts the quality of Chinese strong-flavor Baijiu production.This study was developed to explore spatial bacterial community distributions and the relationships betwee...

    Authors: Yan Shoubao, Jia Yonglei, Zhang Qi, Pu Shunchang and Shi Cuie
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:3
  8. Protoplast fusion is one of the most reliable methods of introducing desirable traits into industrially-promising fungal strains. It harnesses the entire genomic repertoire of fusing microorganisms by routing ...

    Authors: Atim Asitok, Maurice Ekpenyong, Andrew Amenaghawon, Ernest Akwagiobe, Marcus Asuquo, Anitha Rao, David Ubi, Juliet Iheanacho, Joyce Etiosa, Agnes Antai, Joseph Essien and Sylvester Antai
    Citation: AMB Express 2023 13:2
  9. Anaerobic digestion (AD) has recently been studied to obtain products of greater interest than biogas, such as volatile fatty acids (VFAs) and phytoregulators. The effect of the initial pH of cow manure and th...

    Authors: Job Jonathan Castro-Ramos, Aida Solís-Oba, Myrna Solís-Oba, Carlos Ligne Calderón-Vázquez, Jesús Mireya Higuera-Rubio and Rigoberto Castro-Rivera
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:162
  10. Glutamate dehydrogenase (Gdh), catalyzing the reversible conversion between 2-oxoglutarate and glutamate, plays an important role in the connection of nitrogen and carbon metabolism. Yet little is known about ...

    Authors: Fanglan Ge, Jingkun Sun, Yao Ren, Bing He, Jiao Li, Sen Yang and Wei Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:161
  11. Human enterokinase light chain (hEKL) cDNA sequence was designed with the help of codon optimization towards Escherichia coli codon preference and ribosome binding site design and artificially synthesized with a ...

    Authors: Mohammad Ebrahimifard, Mohammad Mahdi Forghanifard, Ahad Yamchi, Vajiheh Zarrinpour and Mahrokh Sharbatkhari
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:160
  12. The gut microbiota plays an important role in pig health and performance, particularly in host growth and fecundity. In present study, the characteristics and diversity of gut microbiota in fine purebred boars...

    Authors: Jiawei Li, Yuhang Li, Meixia Cheng, Fengchun Ye, Wen Li, Cong Wang, Yuxuan Huang, Yan Wu, Rui Xuan, Guanyuan Liu and Jianhua Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:158
  13. Acacia hydaspica possesses varied pharmacological attributes. We aimed to examine the antimicrobial potential and isolate the active antimicrobial metabolites. The plant extract was fractionated and the antimicro...

    Authors: Tayyaba Afsar, Suhail Razak, Ali Almajwal, Maria Shabbir, Khushbukhat Khan, Janeen Trembley and Nawaf W. Alruwaili
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:156
  14. Consistent production of bioactives from microbial sources remains a big challenge for fermentation based bio-processes. Setomimycin, a rare 9,9'-bianthrylanthracene antibiotic reported to be active against Gr...

    Authors: Ravi Singh Manhas, Amit Kumar and Asha Chaubey
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:155
  15. Streptococcus mutans, whose main virulence factor is glucosyltransferase (Gtf), has a substantial impact on the development of dental caries. S. mutans membrane vesicles (MVs), which are rich in Gtfs, have been s...

    Authors: Guxin Cui, Pengpeng Li, Ruixue Wu and Huancai Lin
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:154
  16. Control of Infectious diseases such as; bacteria and viruses, has become a globally critical issue, since the appearance of COVID-19 virus in 2020. In addition to the microbial resistance of the currently avai...

    Authors: Nevein Gharbia, Sabha Elsabbagh, Ali Saleh and Hoda Hafez
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:153
  17. Chicory (Cichorium intybus L.) is an important industrial crop that produces large quantities of the dietary fiber inulin in its roots. Following inulin extraction, the bagasse is typically used as animal feed, b...

    Authors: Suvi Tuulikki Häkkinen, Katarina Cankar, Liisa Nohynek, Marjut Suomalainen, Jeroen van Arkel, Matti Siika-Aho, Anna Twarogowska, Bart Van Droogenbroeck and Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:152
  18. High incidences of urinary tract infection (UTI) of aminoglycosides-resistant E.coli causes a severe burden for public health. A new therapeutic strategy to ease this crisis is to repurpose non-antibacterial comp...

    Authors: Shasha Liu, Pengfei She, Zehao Li, Yimin Li, Linhui Li, Yifan Yang, Linying Zhou and Yong Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:151
  19. According to a 2019 report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was listed as one of the “serious threats” that had become a global public c...

    Authors: Shasha Liu, Pengfei She, Zehao Li, Yimin Li, Yifan Yang, Linhui Li, Linying Zhou and Yong Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:150
  20. The milk-clotting enzyme (MCE) is a crucial ingredient in cheese manufacture. Due to the limits of traditional MCE, finding viable substitute is a pressing issue. This study aims to isolate and identify a wild...

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Jiayun Hu, Xiaofeng Liu, Chunmin Jiang, Juan Sun, Xinjie Song and Yuanfeng Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:149
  21. The importance and need of renewable-based, sustainable feedstocks increased in recent years. Lignin-derived monomers have high potential, energetic and economic value in the microbial bioconversion to valuabl...

    Authors: Caroline Poyntner, Thomas Marek Ludwikowski, Andreas Otto Wagner and Rosa Margesin
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:148
  22. Giardia duodenalis (G. duodenalis) is an infectious protozoan that has a global distribution especially in the hot climate. Around 200 million people are infected worldwide annually by Giardia, but infection is n...

    Authors: Ahmed Maher, Donia Atallah, Mahmoud Hassan, Mariam Hammad, Mohaned Galal, Saif-Eldin Mohamed, Yara Abdelkafy and Alyaa Farid
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:147
  23. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) represent a global challenge and an even more staggering concern when related to microorganisms capable of resisting and surviving for long periods in the environment, s...

    Authors: Cláudia Justin Blehm, Marina Silveira Gregis Monteiro, Marjo Cadó Bessa, Mariana Leyser, Amanda Simão Dias, Juliana Sumienski, Stephanie Wagner Gallo, Anelise Baptista da Silva, Andressa Barros, Roberta Marco, Camila Piuco Preve, Carlos Alexandre Sanchez Ferreira, Fabiano Ramos and Sílvia Dias de Oliveira
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:146
  24. The suitable structural characteristics of magnetic nanoparticles have resulted in their widespread use in magnetic hyperthermia therapy. Moreover, they are considered a proper and operational choice for pharm...

    Authors: Sajedeh Hajiali, Sara Daneshjou and Somayeh Daneshjoo
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:145
  25. αL-rhamnosidase (EC has been widely used in food processing and pharmaceutical preparation. The recombinant α-L-rhamnosidase N12-Rha from Aspergillus niger JMU-TS528 had significantly higher catalytic a...

    Authors: Bo Yu, Shiyu Luo, Yuhan Ding, Zijie Gong and Ting Nie
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:143
  26. Leishmaniasis is a tropical disease that leads to various clinical phenotypes. This study aimed to investigate protein expression changes in metacyclic and amastigote-like stages of L. tropica isolated from Irani...

    Authors: Marzieh Ashrafmansouri, Nasrin Amiri-Dashatan and Nayebali Ahmadi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:142
  27. Exploring innovative methods to provide essential nutrients and reducing ruminant greenhouse gas emission is crucial for animal production and diminishing global warming. This study was conducted to examine th...

    Authors: Vandana Kumari Leitanthem, Parul Chaudhary, Mukesh Bhakat, Madhu Mohini and Goutam Mondal
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:141
  28. Marine bacterium Microbulbifer sp. ALW1 was revealed to be able to effectively degrade Laminaria japonica thallus fragments into fine particles. Polysaccharide substrate specificity analysis indicated that ALW1 c...

    Authors: Zhipeng Li, Zeping Du, Hebin Li, Yanhong Chen, Mingjing Zheng, Zedong Jiang, Xiping Du, Hui Ni and Yanbing Zhu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:139
  29. As a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic, the basic lab consumables are in shortage, especially in the low-income countries. Thus, the main objective of the present study is to develop and evaluate homemade solut...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Elnagar, Mohamed F. Ibrahim, Magdy Albert, Maya M.Talal, Mahmoud M. Abdelfattah, Ehab El-Dabaa and Reham Helwa
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:137
  30. A novel endoglucanase (BcelFp) was identified from Fervidobaterium pennivorans DSM9078 which had biotransformation activity for protopanaxadiol (PPD)-type ginsenosides. Sequence analysis of BcelFp revealed that i...

    Authors: Fei Zheng, Huanxi Zhao, Nan Wang, Peng Zhong, Kailu Zhou and Shanshan Yu
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:136
  31. The enzymatic recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) can be a promising approach to tackle the problem of plastic waste. The thermostability and activity of PET-hydrolyzing enzymes are still insufficien...

    Authors: Fusako Kawai, Yoshitomo Furushima, Norihiro Mochizuki, Naoki Muraki, Mitsuaki Yamashita, Akira Iida, Rie Mamoto, Takehiko Tosha, Ryo Iizuka and Sakihito Kitajima
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:134
  32. Bacillus is a genus of microorganisms (bacteria) and contains many important commercial species used in industry, agriculture and healthcare. Many different Bacilli are relatively well understood at the single-ce...

    Authors: Yan Liu, Polonca Štefanič, Youzhi Miao, Yansheng Xue, Weibing Xun, Nan Zhang, Qirong Shen, Ruifu Zhang, Zhihui Xu and Ines Mandic-Mulec
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:133
  33. Various PCR-based genome-walking methods have been developed to acquire unknown flanking DNA sequences. However, the specificity and efficacy levels, and the operational processes, of the available methods are...

    Authors: Tianyi Sun, Mengya Jia, Lingqin Wang, Zhaoqin Li, Zhiyu Lin, Cheng Wei, Jinfeng Pei and Haixing Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:131
  34. Alkaline pectate lyase has developmental prospects in the textile, pulp, paper, and food industries. In this study, we selected BacPelA, the pectin lyase with the highest expression activity from Bacillus clausii

    Authors: Pi-Wu Li, Jun Ma, Xiao-Feng Wei, Zi-Yang Zhang, Rui-Ming Wang, Jing Xiao and Jun-Qing Wang
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:130
  35. Dendrobium nobile Lindl. has been used as a traditional Chinese medicine for a long time, in which the most important compound is dendrobine functioning in a variety of pharmacological activities. Farnesyl diphos...

    Authors: Daoyong Gong, Bin Wu, Hongting Qin, Dezhao Fu, Shunxing Guo, Bochu Wang and Biao Li
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:129
  36. The gastrointestinal tract is one of the most complex microbiological niches containing beneficial and non-pathogenic bacterial strains of which some may evolve into virulent under specific conditions. Lactobacil...

    Authors: Pamela Hindieh, Joseph Yaghi, André El Khoury, Ali Chokr, Ali Atoui, Nicolas Louka and Jean Claude Assaf
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:128
  37. Influenza B virus circulates yearly with lower activity than that of influenza A virus in China. During winter 2017 to 2018, a sharp surge of influenza activity dominated by type B/Yamagata lineage virus cause...

    Authors: Yao Yao, Lingling Chen, Dong Zhu, Runqing Li, Zhipeng Zhao, Wenqi Song, Xiuying Zhao and Kun Qin
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:127
  38. Carbon catabolite repression (CCR) enables preferential utilization of easily metabolizable carbon sources, implying the presence of mechanisms to ensure discriminatory gene repression depending on the ambient...

    Authors: Emi Kunitake, Ryota Uchida, Keisuke Asano, Kyoko Kanamaru, Makoto Kimura, Tetsuya Kimura and Tetsuo Kobayashi
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:126
  39. A growing body of evidence has confirmed that inflammatory mechanisms are involved in the formation and treatment of coronary atherosclerotic disease (CAD). An increase in circulatory levels of inflammatory cy...

    Authors: Zhenyang Fu, Xiaolei Song, Anna Shen and Tao Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:125
  40. Design of experiment (DOE) is a statistical approach for designing, performing, and interpreting a large set of data with the minimum number of tests. In our previous study, we developed a novel Hsp27 SILEX sy...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sadat Shariati, Malihe Keramati and Reza Ahangari Cohan
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:124
  41. Infectious bacteria in biofilm mode are involved in many persistent infections. Owing to its importance in clinical settings, many in vitro and in vivo studies are being conducted to study the structural and f...

    Authors: Sudarshan Singh Rathore, Lalitha Cheepurupalli, Jaya Gangwar, Thiagarajan Raman and Jayapradha Ramakrishnan
    Citation: AMB Express 2022 12:122

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 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)
    68 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage 
    284 Altmetric mentions

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.