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  1. Content type: Original article

    In this paper, we demonstrate that the antimicrobial activity of L. plantarum PBS067 strain against antagonist microorganisms was mediated by the production of a bacteriocin-like compound secreted at the stationa...

    Authors: Alessandra De Giani, Federica Bovio, Matilde Forcella, Paola Fusi, Guido Sello and Patrizia Di Gennaro

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:88

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Bacteriophages can be used successfully to treat pathogenic bacteria in the food chain including zoonotic pathogens that colonize the intestines of farm animals. However, harsh gastric conditions of low pH and...

    Authors: Abdallah S. Abdelsattar, Fatma Abdelrahman, Alyaa Dawoud, Ian F. Connerton and Ayman El-Shibiny

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:87

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  3. Content type: Original article

    An extreme halophilic xylanase, designated as XylCMS, was characterized by cloning and expression of the encoding gene from a camel rumen metagenome. XylCMS proved to be a GH11 xylanase with high identity to a...

    Authors: Kamran Khalili Ghadikolaei, Elham Dasi Sangachini, Vasimeh Vahdatirad, Kambiz Akbari Noghabi and Hossein Shahbani Zahiri

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:86

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  4. Content type: Original article

    The nixtamalized maize pericarp (NMP) is a plentiful by-product of the tortilla industry and an important source of fermentable sugars. The aim of this study was to describe the degradation profile of NMP by t...

    Authors: José Germán Serrano-Gamboa, Rafael Antonio Rojas-Herrera, Araceli González-Burgos, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Diego Javier Jiménez and Mónica Noel Sánchez-González

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:85

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Strain engineering is often a method of choice towards increasing the yields of the biosurfactant surfactin which is naturally synthesized by many Bacillus spp., most notably Bacillus subtilis. In the current stu...

    Authors: Mareen Geissler, Ines Kühle, Kambiz Morabbi Heravi, Josef Altenbuchner, Marius Henkel and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:84

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  6. Content type: Original article

    β-Galactosidases are widely used for industrial applications. These enzymes could be used in reactions of lactose hydrolysis and transgalactosylation. The objective of this study was the production, purificati...

    Authors: Raquel Dall’Agnol Martarello, Luana Cunha, Samuel Leite Cardoso, Marcela Medeiros de Freitas, Damaris Silveira, Yris Maria Fonseca-Bazzo, Mauricio Homem-de-Mello, Edivaldo Ximenes Ferreira Filho and Pérola Oliveira Magalhães

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:81

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  7. Content type: Original article

    In many cases in industrial biotechnology, substrate costs make up a major part of the overall production costs. One strategy to achieve more cost-efficient processes in general is to exploit cheaper sources o...

    Authors: Stefanie Arnold, Marius Henkel, Janina Wanger, Andreas Wittgens, Frank Rosenau and Rudolf Hausmann

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:80

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  8. Content type: Original article

    Calebin-A is a curcuminoid compound reported to be present in Curcuma longa rhizome. The current study was aimed to isolate and characterize calebin-A from Curcuma caesia rhizome and its production through biotra...

    Authors: Anju Majeed, Muhammed Majeed, Nooruddin Thajuddin, Sivakumar Arumugam, Furqan Ali, Kirankumar Beede, Sebastian John Adams and Muthuraman Gnanamani

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:79

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Iron deficiency is one of the main causes of chlorosis in plants, which leads to losses in field crops quality and yield. The use of synthetic chelates to prevent or correct iron-deficiency is not satisfactory...

    Authors: Carlos M. H. Ferreira, Ângela Vilas-Boas, Cátia A. Sousa, Helena M. V. M. Soares and Eduardo V. Soares

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:78

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  10. Content type: Original article

    We introduced a novel micro/nanofluidic chip platform (MNCP), which is based on an isothermal nucleic acid amplification method. This study aimed to evaluate the MNCP method for influenza A and B viruses detec...

    Authors: Runqing Li, Wei Gai, Dong Zhu, Chonghou Lok, Cuidan Song, Jingxiao Dong, Ning Han, Yan Zhang and Xiuying Zhao

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:77

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  11. Content type: Original article

    The phyllosphere is colonized by a wide variety of microorganisms including epiphytes, plant-pathogenic fungus, bacteria, as well as human or animal pathogens. However, little is known about how microbial comm...

    Authors: Luyun Luo, Zhuo Zhang, Pei Wang, Yongqin Han, Decai Jin, Pin Su, Xinqiu Tan, Deyong Zhang, Hamid Muhammad-Rizwan, Xiangyang Lu and Yong Liu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:76

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Fagonia indica is a widely known medicinal plant. The extracts of Fagonia species contain secondary metabolites such as flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and terpenoids. Silver nanoparticles are known for antibacte...

    Authors: Muhammad Adil, Tariq Khan, Muhammad Aasim, Ayaz Ali Khan and Muhammad Ashraf

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:75

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  13. Content type: Original article

    GDP-l-fucose, the key substrate for fucosyloligosaccharide biosynthesis, has been synthesized via a de novo pathway in bacteria. In the present study, genes for GDP-l-fucose biosynthesis were cloned into the expr...

    Authors: Weiyang Wang, Fan Zhang, Yanyun Wen, Yanbo Hu, Ye Yuan, Min Wei and Yifa Zhou

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:74

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  14. Content type: Original article

    The inability of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce ethanol from xylose has hampered the biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. However, prior studies reveal that functional expression of xyl...

    Authors: Igor P. V. Vieira, Gabrielle T. Cordeiro, Diego E. B. Gomes, Rafael D. Melani, Leonardo F. Vilela, Gilberto B. Domont, Rafael D. Mesquita, Elis C. A. Eleutherio and Bianca C. Neves

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:73

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Lactobacillus brevis CD0817, a strain isolated from a healthy adult gut, was currently the most efficient lactic acid bacterial cell factory for gamma-aminobutyric acid. In this study, the complete genome sequenc...

    Authors: Dandan Gao, Kunpeng Chang, Gongtao Ding, Hongjing Wu, Yuanhong Chen, Mengya Jia, Xiaohua Liu, Shuixing Wang, Yuyuan Jin, Hao Pan and Haixing Li

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:72

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Biodesulfurization helps in removal of sulfur from organosulfur present in petroleum fractions. All microorganisms isolated to date harbor a desulfurization operon consisting of three genes dszA, -B and -C which ...

    Authors: Pooja Murarka, Tanaya Bagga, Pooja Singh, Sabita Rangra and Preeti Srivastava

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:71

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Gene therapy and viral vaccine are becoming attractive therapeutic options for the treatment of different malignant diseases. Viral vector productions are often using static culture vessels and small volume st...

    Authors: Jianjun Yang, Patrick Guertin, Guodong Jia, Zhongliang Lv, Hongyan Yang and Dianwen Ju

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:70

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The human intestinal microbiota has an important role in the maintenance of human health and disease pathogenesis. The aim of this research was to investigate the impact of four media on human intestinal micro...

    Authors: Fu Yousi, Chen Kainan, Zhang Junnan, Xiao Chuanxing, Fan Lina, Zhang Bangzhou, Ren Jianlin and Fang Baishan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:69

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Isochrysis zhangjiangensis is widely used in the marine aquaculture as larval feed, especially for filter feeding cultures, as well as a good candidate for biofuels. However, the optimal cultivation temperature f...

    Authors: Guangze Yuan, Xupeng Cao, Zhen Zhu, Miao Yang, Junpeng Jiang, Xuran Fan, Peichun Wu, Hongbin Lu, Jing Tian and Song Xue

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:68

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Synergistic combinations of various antimicrobial agents are considered ideal strategies in combating clinical and multidrug resistant (MDR) infections. In this study, antibacterial potential of Jatropha curcas c...

    Authors: Abdul Haq, Maleeha Siddiqi, Syeda Zakia Batool, Arshad Islam, Alam Khan, Dildar Khan, Samiullah Khan, Haji Khan, Aamer Ali Shah, Fariha Hasan, Safia Ahmed and Malik Badshah

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:67

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  21. Content type: Original article

    This study was undertaken to investigate the impact of culture pH (4.5–6.5) and temperature (32–37 °C) on the stress resilience of Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 during freeze-drying and post freeze-drying expos...

    Authors: Armando Hernández, Christer U. Larsson, Radoslaw Sawicki, Ed W. J. van Niel, Stefan Roos and Sebastian Håkansson

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:66

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  22. Content type: Original article

    A 3-hydroxypyridine degrading bacterium, designated strain DW-1, was isolated from petroleum contaminated soil in Liao River China. 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic analysis indicates that strain DW-1 belongs to ge...

    Authors: Shuxue Zhao, Chunhui Hu, Lizhong Guo, Kuiran Li and Hao Yu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:65

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  23. Content type: Original article

    In the present study, Alcaligenes aquatilis was found to decolorize 82% Synazol red 6HBN after incubation of 4 days at 37 °C and pH 7. Maximum decolorization was found under static conditions by using saw dust an...

    Authors: Mehvish Ajaz, Abdul Rehman, Zaman Khan, Muhammad Atif Nisar and Syed Hussain

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:64

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  24. Content type: Original article

    Although fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become a research hotspot, studies on comparison of the active fecal bacteria suspension under different preparation conditions are limited. This study inves...

    Authors: Chunhui Lin, Jiajia Wan, Yang Lu, He Zhang, Xue Chen, Yong Su and Weiyun Zhu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:63

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  25. Content type: Original article

    In this study, we introduce a simple and green method for synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) using microbial glycolipid mannosylerythritol lipid (MEL) produced from Ustilago maydis CGMCC 5.203 and to evaluat...

    Authors: Abdelmoneim Bakur, Yongwu Niu, Hui Kuang and Qihe Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:62

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  26. Content type: Original article

    Rhamnolipids are glycolipid biosurfactants that are primarily produced by Pseudomonas aeruginosa that have gained a great deal of interest for their numerous industrial applications and environmentally friendly p...

    Authors: Beatriz Pérez-Armendáriz, Carlos Cal-y-Mayor-Luna, Elie Girgis El-Kassis and Luis Daniel Ortega-Martínez

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:61

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Okara is a major agro-waste produced from the soybean industry. To hydrolyze the okara and enable nutrient release, a strategy to valorize okara using solid-state fermentation with food grade Bacillus subtilis (B

    Authors: Wai Kit Mok, Yong Xing Tan, Jaslyn Lee, Jaejung Kim and Wei Ning Chen

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:60

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  28. Content type: Original article

    Genes responsible for the anaerobic catabolism of benzoate in the thermophilic archaeon Ferroglobus placidus were expressed in the thermophilic lignocellulose-degrading bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor bescii, as a...

    Authors: Kyle Sander, Meredith Yeary, Kristina Mahan, Jason Whitham, Richard J. Giannone, Steven D. Brown, Miguel Rodriguez Jr., David E. Graham and Bertrand Hankoua

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:59

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Canine Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (CME) is an infectious disease caused by the rickettsia organism Ehrlichia canis which is transmitted mainly the ixodid brown dog tick Rhipicephalus sanguineus. The prevalence of E. ...

    Authors: Carla Janaina Rebouças Marques do Rosário, Cláudia Quintino da Rocha, Daniel Moura de Aguiar, Cristian Alex Aquino Lima, Daniella Patrícia Brandão Silveira, José Antônio Costa Leite, Denise Fernandes Coutinho and Ferdinan Almeida Melo

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:58

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  30. Content type: Original article

    An effective framework for early warning and rapid response is a crucial element to prevent or mitigate the impact of biological invasions of plant pathogens, especially at ports of entry. Molecular detection ...

    Authors: Chiara Aglietti, Nicola Luchi, Alessia Lucia Pepori, Paola Bartolini, Francesco Pecori, Aida Raio, Paolo Capretti and Alberto Santini

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:50

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  31. Content type: Original article

    In farmlands, most electronic devices have no connection to a power source and have to work on batteries. To explore paddy soil as an in situ power source, herein, we in the present study constructed sediment ...

    Authors: Yu Lu, Li Liu, Shaosong Wu, Wenhui Zhong, Yujun Xu and Huan Deng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:57

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Alizarin is an anti-fungal compound produced by the plant, Rubia tinctorum. The parasitic fungus Bjerkandera adusta Dec 1 was cultured in potato dextrose (PD) medium with or without alizarin. Alizarin was a good ...

    Authors: Kanako Sugawara, Etsuno Igeta, Yoshimi Amano, Mayuko Hyuga and Yasushi Sugano

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:56

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  33. Content type: Original article

    The effects of packaging atmosphere, storage temperature and oregano essential oil (EO) on growth of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat smoked turkey were studied. Smoked turkey slices were inoculated with a ...

    Authors: Samir A. Mahgoub, Rasha M. El-Mekkawy, Mohamed E. Abd El-Hack, Waleed R. El-Ghareeb, Gamaleldin M. Suliman, Abdullah N. Alowaimer and Ayman A. Swelum

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:54

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  34. Content type: Original article

    Owing to their significant medicinal and edible values, the natural Dendrobium species have underdone over-collection and habitat destruction, and cultivated species emerged for candidates. However, these Dendrob...

    Authors: Hongmei Liu, Chengxin Fang, Tingmo Zhang, Li Guo and Qiang Ye

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:53

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  35. Content type: Retraction Note

    The Editor-in-Chief has retracted this article (Wang et al. 2018) because the authors do not have ownership of the data they report. An investigation by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Orga...

    Authors: Dan Wang, Yao Liu, Die Lv, Xueli Hu, Qiumei Zhong, Ye Zhao and Mingbo Wu

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:52

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    The original article was published in AMB Express 2018 8:147

  36. Content type: Mini-Review

    The fast evolution of surface treatments for biomedical implants and the concern with their contact with cells and microorganisms at early phases of bone healing has boosted the development of surface topograp...

    Authors: Marcel Ferreira Kunrath, Bruna Ferreira Leal, Roberto Hubler, Sílvia Dias de Oliveira and Eduardo Rolim Teixeira

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:51

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  37. Content type: Original article

    Microbially induced calcium carbonate (CaCO3) precipitation (MICP) is a process where microbes induce condition favorable for CaCO3 formation through metabolic activities by increasing the pH or carbonate ions wh...

    Authors: Yun Suk Lee and Woojun Park

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:49

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  38. Content type: Original article

    The oxidative d-xylose pathway, i.e. Dahms pathway, can be utilised to produce from cheap biomass raw material useful chemical intermediates. In vitro metabolic pathways offer a fast way to study the rate-limitin...

    Authors: Harry Boer, Martina Andberg, Robert Pylkkänen, Hannu Maaheimo and Anu Koivula

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:48

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  39. Content type: Original article

    Non-hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (PAM) and partially hydrolyzed polyacrylamide (HPAM) are commonly used polymers in various industrial applications, including in oil and gas production operations. Understanding t...

    Authors: Carolina Berdugo-Clavijo, Arindom Sen, Mojtaba Seyyedi, Harvey Quintero, Bill O’Neil and Lisa M. Gieg

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:46

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  40. Content type: Original article

    Current technologies for targeted characterization and manipulation of viral RNA primarily involve amplification or ultracentrifugation with isopycnic gradients of viral particles to decrease host RNA backgrou...

    Authors: Cedric Chih Shen Tan, Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Yue Wan, October Michael Sessions and Paola Florez de Sessions

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:45

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  41. Content type: Original article

    Although dynamics of the complex microbial ecosystem populating the gastrointestinal tract of animals has profound and multifaceted impacts on host’s metabolism and health, it remains unclear whether it is the...

    Authors: Wenwen Feng, Jing Zhang, Ivan Jakovlić, Fan Xiong, Shangong Wu, Hong Zou, Wenxiang Li, Ming Li and Guitang Wang

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:44

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  42. Content type: Original article

    Studies of morphological measurements from the outgrowth of cells to a network of hyphae have been extended from Candida albicans (Nagy et al. in Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 98(11):5185–5194.

    Authors: Laszlo Talas, Zsuzsa M. Szigeti, Gaspar Banfalvi and Gabor Szeman-Nagy

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:43

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  43. Content type: Original article

    The phyllosphere supports a tremendous diversity of microbes, which have the potential to influence plant biogeography and ecosystem function. Although biocontrol agents (BCAs) have been used extensively for c...

    Authors: Chong Qin, Jiemeng Tao, Tianbo Liu, Yongjun Liu, Nengwen Xiao, Tianming Li, Yabing Gu, Huaqun Yin and Delong Meng

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:42

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Gut microbiota have been implicated in the development of many human diseases, including both digestive diseases and non-digestive diseases. In this study, we investigated whether the gut bacteria differed in ...

    Authors: Zhongqiu Wang, Qingxin Wang, Jing Zhao, Linlin Gong, Yan Zhang, Xia Wang and Zhiyong Yuan

    Citation: AMB Express 2019 9:40

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