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  1. Content type: Research

    Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) is a key step for its efficient bioconversion into ethanol. Determining the best pretreatment and its parameters requires monitoring its impacts on the biomass mat...

    Authors: Vinay Khatri, Fatma Meddeb-Mouelhi, Kokou Adjallé, Simon Barnabé and Marc Beauregard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:144

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    When applied to recalcitrant lignocellulosic feedstocks, multi-stage pretreatments can provide more processing flexibility to optimize or balance process outcomes such as increasing delignification, preserving...

    Authors: Aditya Bhalla, Peyman Fasahati, Chrislyn A. Particka, Aline E. Assad, Ryan J. Stoklosa, Namita Bansal, Rachel Semaan, Christopher M. Saffron, David B. Hodge and Eric L. Hegg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:143

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    The ascomycete fungus Trichoderma reesei was widely used as a biotechnological workhorse for production of cellulases and recombinant proteins due to its large capacity of protein secretion. Transgenesis by rando...

    Authors: Lina Qin, Xianzhang Jiang, Zhiyang Dong, Jianzhong Huang and Xiuzhen Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:142

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    Both industrial biotechnology and the use of cellulosic biomass as feedstock for the manufacture of various commercial goods are prominent features of the bioeconomy. In previous work, with the aim of developi...

    Authors: Zhong-peng Guo, Julien Robin, Sophie Duquesne, Michael Joseph O’Donohue, Alain Marty and Florence Bordes

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:141

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    Understanding the global metabolic network, significantly perturbed upon promiscuous activities of foreign enzymes and different carbon sources, is crucial for systematic optimization of metabolic engineering ...

    Authors: Eun Ju Yun, Eun Joong Oh, Jing-Jing Liu, Sora Yu, Dong Hyun Kim, Suryang Kwak, Kyoung Heon Kim and Yong-Su Jin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:140

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    Bio-jet fuels are emerging as a valuable alternative to petroleum-based fuels for their potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel dependence. In this study, residual woody biomass from sl...

    Authors: Francesca Pierobon, Ivan L. Eastin and Indroneil Ganguly

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:139

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    Succinic acid is one of the most interesting platform chemicals that can be produced in a biorefinery approach. In this study, continuous succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes fermentation in a ...

    Authors: Mariateresa Ferone, Francesca Raganati, Alessia Ercole, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino and Antonio Marzocchella

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:138

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    To increase the production of bioethanol, a two-step process based on hydrothermal and dilute alkaline treatment was applied to reduce the natural resistance of biomass. However, the process required a large a...

    Authors: Shaolong Sun, Lidan Zhang, Fang Liu, Xiaolin Fan and Run-Cang Sun

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:137

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    Methanogenic biodegradation of aromatic compounds depends on syntrophic metabolism. However, metabolic enzymes and pathways of uncultured microorganisms and their ecological interactions with methanogenic cons...

    Authors: Feng Ju, Yubo Wang and Tong Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:135

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    The microbial production of biofuels is complicated by a tradeoff between yield and toxicity of many fuels. Efflux pumps enable bacteria to tolerate toxic substances by their removal from the cells while bypas...

    Authors: Georg Basler, Mitchell Thompson, Danielle Tullman-Ercek and Jay Keasling

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:136

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    The production of biobutanol from renewable biomass resources is attractive. The energy-intensive separation process and low-titer solvents production are the key constraints on the economy-feasible acetone–bu...

    Authors: Hao Wen, Huidong Chen, Di Cai, Peiwen Gong, Tao Zhang, Zhichao Wu, Heting Gao, Zhuangzhuang Li, Peiyong Qin and Tianwei Tan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:134

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    We investigated strategies to improve foreign protein accumulation in the chloroplasts of the model algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and tested the outcome in both standard culture conditions as well as one pertin...

    Authors: Lubna V. Richter, Huijun Yang, Mohammad Yazdani, Maureen R. Hanson and Beth A. Ahner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:133

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    Lignocellulose is one of the most promising alternative feedstocks for glutamic acid production as commodity building block chemical, but the efforts by the dominant industrial fermentation strain Corynebacterium...

    Authors: Jingbai Wen, Yanqiu Xiao, Ting Liu, Qiuqiang Gao and Jie Bao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:132

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    Oleate-enriched triacylglycerides are well-suited for lubricant applications that require high oxidative stability. Fatty acid carbon chain length and degree of desaturation are key determinants of triacylglyc...

    Authors: Vasiliki Tsakraklides, Annapurna Kamineni, Andrew L. Consiglio, Kyle MacEwen, Jonathan Friedlander, Hannah G. Blitzblau, Maureen A. Hamilton, Donald V. Crabtree, Austin Su, Jonathan Afshar, John E. Sullivan, W. Greg LaTouf, Colin R. South, Emily H. Greenhagen, A. Joe Shaw and Elena E. Brevnova

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:131

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    Due to the success of shale gas development in the US, the production cost of natural gas has been reduced significantly, which in turn has made methane (CH4), the major component of natural gas, a potential alte...

    Authors: Qiang Fei, Aaron W. Puri, Holly Smith, Nancy Dowe and Philip. T. Pienkos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:129

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    Expanding biofuel markets are challenged by the need to meet future biofuel demands and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while using domestically available feedstock sustainably. In the context of the sugar ...

    Authors: Thapelo Mokomele, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Venkatesh Balan, Eugéne van Rensburg, Bruce E. Dale and Johann F. Görgens

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:127

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    Glycerol, an inevitable byproduct of biodiesel, has become an attractive feedstock for the production of value-added chemicals due to its availability and low price. Pseudomonas chlororaphis HT66 can use glycerol...

    Authors: Ruilian Yao, Keli Pan, Huasong Peng, Lei Feng, Hongbo Hu and Xuehong Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:130

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    Butanol derived from renewable resources by microbial fermentation is considered as one of not only valuable platform chemicals but alternative advanced biofuels. However, due to low butanol concentration in f...

    Authors: Chao Zhu, Lijie Chen, Chuang Xue and Fengwu Bai

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:128

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    Accumulation of storage compounds during seed development plays an important role in the life cycle of oilseed plants; these compounds provide carbon and energy resources to support the establishment of seedli...

    Authors: Yanli Guo, Yi Huang, Jie Gao, Yuanyuan Pu, Nan Wang, Wenyun Shen, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Tingdong Fu, Jitao Zou and Jinxiong Shen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:124

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    Zymomonas mobilis is a natural ethanologen being developed and deployed as an industrial biofuel producer. To date, eight Z. mobilis strains have been completely sequenced and found to contain 2–8 native plasmids...

    Authors: Shihui Yang, Jessica M. Vera, Jeff Grass, Giannis Savvakis, Oleg V. Moskvin, Yongfu Yang, Sean J. McIlwain, Yucai Lyu, Irene Zinonos, Alexander S. Hebert, Joshua J. Coon, Donna M. Bates, Trey K. Sato, Steven D. Brown, Michael E. Himmel, Min Zhang…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:125

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    Hydrogen photoproduction from green microalgae is regarded as a promising alternative solution for energy problems. However, the simultaneous oxygen evolution from microalgae can prevent continuous hydrogen pr...

    Authors: Yuting Wang, Xiaoshan Zhuang, Meirong Chen, Zhiyong Zeng, Xiaoqi Cai, Hui Li and Zhangli Hu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:126

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    In the last years, the most outstanding trend for obtaining high added-value components and second-generation (2G) biofuels consisted on exploitation of plant biomass. But recently, 3G biofuels, based in algae...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Méndez-Líter, Laura Isabel de Eugenio, Alicia Prieto and María Jesús Martínez

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:123

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    Genetic engineering of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) for reduced cell wall recalcitrance and improved biofuel production has been a long pursued goal. Up to now, constitutive promoters have been used to direc...

    Authors: Wusheng Liu, Mitra Mazarei, Rongjian Ye, Yanhui Peng, Yuanhua Shao, Holly L. Baxter, Robert W. Sykes, Geoffrey B. Turner, Mark F. Davis, Zeng-Yu Wang, Richard A. Dixon and C. Neal Stewart Jr.

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:122

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  24. Content type: Methodology

    Lipid-specific live cell dyes are an important tool for the study of algal lipid metabolism, the monitoring of lipid production, and the identification of algal strains with high lipid yields. Nile Red and BOD...

    Authors: Seddik Harchouni, Ben Field and Benoît Menand

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:120

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    Extractive fermentation with the removal of carboxylic acid requires low pH conditions because acids are better partitioned into the solvent phase at low pH values. However, this requirement conflicts with the...

    Authors: Jaesung Chun, Okkyoung Choi and Byoung-In Sang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:119

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