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  1. Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) [P(3HB-co-4HB)] is one of the polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) copolymers which can be degraded by lipases. In this study, the depolymerizing activity of different known com...

    Authors: Pei-Shze Mok, Diana Hooi-Ean Ch’ng, Soo-Peng Ong, Keiji Numata and Kumar Sudesh
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:97
  2. Pyruvate plays an essential role in the central carbon metabolism of multiple organisms and is used as a raw material in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. To meet demand, large amounts o...

    Authors: Hironaga Akita, Nobutaka Nakashima and Tamotsu Hoshino
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:94
  3. This research was conducted to extend the knowledge on the differential regulation of laccase genes in response to dyes. In order to accomplish this, we analyzed both, the expression of five laccase genes by r...

    Authors: Verónica Garrido-Bazán, Maura Téllez-Téllez, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Gerardo Díaz-Godínez, Soley Nava-Galicia, Miguel Ángel Villalobos-López, Analilia Arroyo-Becerra and Martha Bibbins-Martínez
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:93
  4. The cell free extracts of Candida parapsilosis ATCC 7330 are more efficient than the whole resting cells of the yeast in the synthesis of directly usable gold nanoparticles as revealed by this systematic study. C...

    Authors: Saravanan Krishnan, Shoba Narayan and Anju Chadha
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:92
  5. Invasive aspergillosis (IA) is a life-threatening infection in immunocompromised patients, rapid and sensitive detection of Aspergillus from clinical samples has been a major challenge in the early diagnosis of I...

    Authors: Li Du, Yun Xia, Yunyan He, Qingquan Pu, Ruoyi Hua and Wenyao Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:91
  6. A novel analytical system was developed to rapidly and accurately quantify total volatile organic compound (VOC) production from microbial reactor systems using a platinum catalyst and a sensitive CO2 detector. T...

    Authors: Heidi R. Schoen, Brent M. Peyton and W. Berk Knighton
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:90
  7. Mushroom cultivation is reported as an economically viable bio-technology process for conversion of various lignocellulosic wastes. Given the lack of technology know-how on the cultivation of mushroom, this st...

    Authors: Zenebe Girmay, Weldesemayat Gorems, Getachew Birhanu and Solomon Zewdie
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:87
  8. Among industrial fiber crops, jute is ranked second to cotton in terms of yield and planting area worldwide. The traditional water retting and chemical semi-degumming methods restrict the development of the ju...

    Authors: Shengwen Duan, Xiangyuan Feng, Lifeng Cheng, Yuande Peng, Ke Zheng and Zhengchu Liu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:86
  9. Disruption of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 by high-pressure homogenization in a French press is discussed for the release of arginine deiminase (ADI). The enzyme release response of the disruption process was modell...

    Authors: Mahesh D. Patil, Gopal Patel, Balaji Surywanshi, Naeem Shaikh, Prabha Garg, Yusuf Chisti and Uttam Chand Banerjee
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:84
  10. This article reviews the varied sources of oligosaccharides available in nature as silent health promoting, integral ingredients of plants as well as animal products like honey and milk. The article focuses on...

    Authors: Seema A. Belorkar and A. K. Gupta
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:82
  11. The inactivation mechanism of photocatalytic disinfectants on bacteria is well known. In contrast, the potential inactivation of fungal spores by visible-light induced photocatalysis has been recognized, but t...

    Authors: Yilin Du, Houfeng Xiong, Shuangshi Dong, Jun Zhang, Dongmei Ma and Dandan Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:81
  12. To clarify the relative importance of pH and substrate starch level in fermentation characteristics and regulatory mechanism of Streptococcus bovis S1 in rumen acidosis, an in vitro fermentation of three levels o...

    Authors: Lianmin Chen, Shimin Liu, Hongrong Wang, Mengzhi Wang and Lihuai Yu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:80
  13. A two-step ultrafiltration and liquid chromatography-electronic spray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC–ESI–MS/MS) were applied to investigate the nature of lipopeptides in the methanol extract harvested...

    Authors: Yunxiao Ma, Qing Kong, Chong Qin, Yulin Chen, Yujie Chen, Ruihuan Lv and Guanghui Zhou
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:79
  14. Oleaginous microorganisms can produce high amounts of oil (>20 % of their biomass) under suitable cultivation conditions. In this research work 200 samples were collected from soil, plant surfaces (leaves, flo...

    Authors: Tamene Milkessa Jiru, Dawit Abate, Nicholas Kiggundu, Carolina Pohl and Marizeth Groenewald
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:78
  15. The lytic phage ST79 of Burkholderia pseudomallei can lyse a broad range of its host including antibiotic resistant isolates from within using a set of proteins, holin, lysB, lysC and endolysin, a peptidoglycan (...

    Authors: Nittaya Khakhum, Umaporn Yordpratum, Atcha Boonmee, Unchalee Tattawasart, Jorge L. M. Rodrigues and Rasana W. Sermswan
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:77
  16. Optimization of running parameters in a bioreactor requires detailed understanding of microbial community dynamics during the startup and running periods. Using a novel piggery wastewater treatment system term...

    Authors: Wei-Li Du, Qiang Huang, Li-Li Miao, Ying Liu and Zhi-Pei Liu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:76
  17. The increasing incidence of fungal infections and damages due to drug-resistant fungi urges the development of new antifungal strategies. The cysteine-rich antifungal proteins from filamentous ascomycetes prov...

    Authors: Liliána Tóth, Zoltán Kele, Attila Borics, László G. Nagy, Györgyi Váradi, Máté Virágh, Miklós Takó, Csaba Vágvölgyi and László Galgóczy
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:75
  18. This paper reports on the production of β-xylosidase from an unexplored yeast, Pseudozyma hubeinsis. The expression of this enzyme could be induced by beech wood xylan when the yeast was grown at 27 °C. The enzym...

    Authors: Nutan Mhetras, Susan Liddell and Digambar Gokhale
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:73
  19. The variable regions of the camel heavy chain antibody, also known as nanobody is the smallest antibody with antigen-binding efficiency. CTGF is considered important during extracellular matrix deposition whic...

    Authors: Xiulei Xue, Xiaobo Fan, Qingrong Qu and Guoqiu Wu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:72
  20. Floridoside is a compatible solute synthesized by red algae that has attracted considerable attention due to its promising antifouling and therapeutic properties. However, research on industrial applications o...

    Authors: Marta Martinez-Garcia and Marc J. E. C. van der Maarel
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:71
  21. Callisto®, containing the active ingredient mesotrione (2-[4-methylsulfonyl-2-nitrobenzoyl]1,3-cyclohenanedione), is a selective herbicide that controls weeds in corn crops and is a potential environmental contam...

    Authors: Lilian P. Prione, Luiz R. Olchanheski, Leandro D. Tullio, Bruno C. E. Santo, Péricles M. Reche, Paula F. Martins, Giselle Carvalho, Ivo M. Demiate, Sônia A. V. Pileggi, Manuella N. Dourado, Rosilene A. Prestes, Michael J. Sadowsky, Ricardo A. Azevedo and Marcos Pileggi
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:70
  22. Elevated seawater temperature has altered the coupling between coastal primary production and heterotrophic bacterioplankton respiration. This shift, in turn, could influence the feedback of ocean ecosystem to...

    Authors: Jinbo Xiong, Shangling Xiong, Peng Qian, Demin Zhang, Lian Liu and Yuejun Fei
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:68
  23. The demand for button mushrooms of high quality is increasing. Superior button mushroom varieties require the combination of multiple traits to maximize productivity and quality. Very often these traits are co...

    Authors: Wei Gao, Johan J. P. Baars, Chris Maliepaard, Richard G. F. Visser, Jinxia Zhang and Anton S. M. Sonnenberg
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:67
  24. Mycolata form a group of Gram-positive bacteria with unique cell envelope structures that are known for their high tolerance against antibiotics and both aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons. An important part ...

    Authors: Carla C. C. R. de Carvalho, Martin A. Fischer, Sandra Kirsten, Birgit Würz, Lukas Y. Wick and Hermann J. Heipieper
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:66
  25. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are a group of important beneficial microorganisms for human, but their growth is restricted to the habitats with rich nutrients. In order to develop a simple, low-cost and efficient...

    Authors: Yancun Zhao, Ying Wang, Zhiwei Song, Chengjun Shan, Runjie Zhu and Fengquan Liu
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:65
  26. Serratia proteamaculans CDBB-1961, a gut symbiont from the roundheaded pine beetle Dendroctonus adjunctus, displayed strong cellulolytic activity on agar-plates with carboxymethyl cellulo...

    Authors: Claudia Cano-Ramírez, Alejandro Santiago-Hernández, Flor Nohemí Rivera-Orduña, Yolanda García-Huante, Gerardo Zúñiga and María Eugenia Hidalgo-Lara
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:63
  27. Atherosclerosis results from chronic inflammation potentially caused by translocation of bacterial components from the oro-gastrointestinal tract to circulation. Specific probiotics have anti-inflammatory effe...

    Authors: Yee Kwan Chan, Hani El-Nezami, Yan Chen, Kristiina Kinnunen and Pirkka V. Kirjavainen
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:61
  28. A novel lignocellulose material, holocellulose from rice straw via the pretreatment of SO3 micro-thermal explosion, was developed to produce sophorolipids (SLs) with Wickerhamiella domercqiae var. sophorolipid CG...

    Authors: Xin-ge Liu, Xiao-jing Ma, Ri-sheng Yao, Chun-yu Pan and Hua-bing He
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:60
  29. Lignocellulosic bioethanol from renewable feedstocks using Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a promising alternative to fossil fuels owing to environmental challenges. S. cerevisiae is frequently challenged by bacteria...

    Authors: Venkatachalam Narayanan, Violeta Sànchez i Nogué, Ed W. J. van Niel and Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:59
  30. Co-fermentation of glucose, xylose and l-arabinose from lignocellulosic biomass by an oleaginous yeast is anticipated as a method for biodiesel production. However, most yeasts ferment glucose first before consum...

    Authors: Ayumi Tanimura, Masako Takashima, Takashi Sugita, Rikiya Endoh, Moriya Ohkuma, Shigenobu Kishino, Jun Ogawa and Jun Shima
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:58
  31. The accurate manipulation of genomic integration of mutant alleles or fluorescent fusion-protein constructs is necessary for understanding of pathogenic mechanism of Magnaporthe oryzae. Recently, this can be achi...

    Authors: Min Guo, Xiaolei Zhu, Hongxia Li, Leyong Tan and Yuemin Pan
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:57

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  32. Despite of a growing number of bacterial species that apparently exhibit intrinsic tumor-targeting properties, no bacterium is able to inhibit tumor growth completely in the immunocompetent hosts, due to its p...

    Authors: Lei Shi, Bin Yu, Chun-Hui Cai and Jian-Dong Huang
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:56
  33. Cadmium resistant bacterium, isolated from industrial wastewater, was characterized as Salmonella enterica 43C on the basis of biochemical and 16S rRNA ribotyping. It is first ever reported S. enterica 43C bared ...

    Authors: Zaman Khan, Abdul Rehman, Syed Z. Hussain, Muhammad A. Nisar, Soumble Zulfiqar and Abdul R. Shakoori
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:54
  34. Commercial biogas production takes place by complex microbial communities enclosed in controlled “technical ecosystems”. Once established, the communities tend to be resilient towards disturbances, although th...

    Authors: Nicolas Weithmann, Alfons Rupert Weig and Ruth Freitag
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:53
  35. Kinetics of a recombinant uridine diphosphate-glucose: sterol glycosyltransferase from Micromonospora rhodorangea ATCC 27932 (MrSGT) were studied using a number of sterols (including phytosterols) as glycosyl acc...

    Authors: Nguyen Huu Hoang, Nguyen Lan Huong, Byul Kim and Je Won Park
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:52
  36. Lignocellulosic hydrolysates used for bioethanol production contain a mixture of sugars, with xylose being the second most abundant after glucose. Since xylose is not a natural substrate for Saccharomyces cerevis...

    Authors: Wei-Yi Zeng, Yue-Qin Tang, Min Gou, Zi-Yuan Xia and Kenji Kida
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:51
  37. Recent studies suggest that nitric oxide donors capable of manipulating nitric oxide-mediated signaling in bacteria could induce dispersal of biofilms. Encased in extracellular polymeric substances, human and ...

    Authors: Massimiliano Marvasi, Ian A. Durie, Tania Henríquez, Aiste Satkute, Marta Matuszewska and Raphael Carvalho Prado
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:49
  38. Market demands for monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are steadily increasing worldwide. As a result, production processes using Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO) are in the focus of ongoing intensification studies ...

    Authors: Andres Sánchez-Kopper, Max Becker, Jennifer Pfizenmaier, Christian Kessler, Andreas Karau and Ralf Takors
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:48
  39. Agave (Agave tequilana Weber var. azul) fermentations are traditionally carried out employing batch systems in the process of tequila manufacturing; nevertheless, continuous cultures could be an attractive techno...

    Authors: Guillermo Hernández-Cortés, Juan Octavio Valle-Rodríguez, Enrique J. Herrera-López, Dulce María Díaz-Montaño, Yolanda González-García, Héctor B. Escalona-Buendía and Jesús Córdova
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:47
  40. Tannase (tannin acyl hydrolase E.C is an inducible, largely extracellular enzyme that causes the hydrolysis of ester and depside bonds present in various substrates. Large scale industrial applicatio...

    Authors: Mukesh Kumar, Amrinder Singh, Vikas Beniwal and Raj Kumar Salar
    Citation: AMB Express 2016 6:46

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