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  1. Content type: Research

    An economical strategy for producing microalgae as biofuel feedstock is driven by the freshwater and nutrients input. In this study, seawater was applied to limnetic algal cultivation and the behavior of algae...

    Authors: Liqun Jiang, Lijie Zhang, Changliang Nie and Haiyan Pei

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:68

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    Energy crops including Miscanthus provide a storable, portable energy source which can be used to complement a wide range of products and energy generation systems. Miscanthus is predominantly used in Europe as a...

    Authors: J. M. M. Adams, A. L. Winters, E. M. Hodgson and J. A. Gallagher

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:67

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    Mucoromycota fungi are important producers of low- and high-value lipids. Mortierella alpina is used for arachidonic acid production at industrial scale. In addition, oleaginous Mucoromycota fungi are promising c...

    Authors: Gergely Kosa, Boris Zimmermann, Achim Kohler, Dag Ekeberg, Nils Kristian Afseth, Jerome Mounier and Volha Shapaval

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:66

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    Laminarin is a potential biomass feedstock for the production of glucose, which is the most preferable fermentable sugar in many microorganisms by which it can be converted to biofuels and bio-based chemicals....

    Authors: Dong Hyun Kim, Do Hyoung Kim, Sang-Hyun Lee and Kyoung Heon Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:64

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    Schizochytrium sp. is a marine microalga with great potential as a promising sustainable source of lipids rich in docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). This organism’s lipid accumulation machinery can be induced by various...

    Authors: Xiao-Man Sun, Lu-Jing Ren, Zhi-Qian Bi, Xiao-Jun Ji, Quan-Yu Zhao, Ling Jiang and He Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:65

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  6. Content type: Research

    l-Arabinose occurs at economically relevant levels in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Its low-affinity uptake via the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Gal2 galactose transporter is inhibited by d-glucose. Especially at low...

    Authors: Jasmine M. Bracher, Maarten D. Verhoeven, H. Wouter Wisselink, Barbara Crimi, Jeroen G. Nijland, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Paul Klaassen, Antonius J. A. van Maris, Jean-Marc G. Daran and Jack T. Pronk

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:63

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  7. Content type: Research

    Rice straw and husk are globally significant sources of cellulose-rich biomass and there is great interest in converting them to bioethanol. However, rice husk is reportedly much more recalcitrant than rice st...

    Authors: Jia Wu, Adam Elliston, Gwenaelle Le Gall, Ian J. Colquhoun, Samuel R. A. Collins, Ian P. Wood, Jo Dicks, Ian N. Roberts and Keith W. Waldron

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:62

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    Microalgae accumulate lipids when exposed to stressful conditions such as nutrient limitation that can be used to generate biofuels. Nitrogen limitation or deprivation is a strategy widely employed to elicit t...

    Authors: María Huete-Ortega, Katarzyna Okurowska, Rahul Vijay Kapoore, Matthew P. Johnson, D. James Gilmour and Seetharaman Vaidyanathan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:60

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulose forms the structural framework of woody plant biomass and represents the most abundant carbon source in the biosphere. Turnover of woody biomass is a critical component of the global carbon cycl...

    Authors: Federico Sabbadin, Giovanna Pesante, Luisa Elias, Katrin Besser, Yi Li, Clare Steele-King, Meg Stark, Deborah A. Rathbone, Adam A. Dowle, Rachel Bates, J. Reuben Shipway, Simon M. Cragg, Neil C. Bruce and Simon J. McQueen-Mason

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:59

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  10. Content type: Research

    Irpex lacteus is one of the most potent white rot fungi for biological pretreatment of lignocellulose for second biofuel production. To elucidate the underlying molecular mechanism involved in lignocellulose deco...

    Authors: Xing Qin, Xiaoyun Su, Huiying Luo, Rui Ma, Bin Yao and Fuying Ma

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:58

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    HMF oxidase (HMFO) from Methylovorus sp. is a recently characterized flavoprotein oxidase. HMFO is a remarkable enzyme as it is able to oxidize 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) into 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA)...

    Authors: Caterina Martin, Amaury Ovalle Maqueo, Hein J. Wijma and Marco W. Fraaije

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:56

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    The global demand for affordable carbon has never been stronger, and there is an imperative in many industrial processes to use waste streams to make products. Gas-fermenting acetogens offer a potential soluti...

    Authors: Kaspar Valgepea, Renato de Souza Pinto Lemgruber, Tanus Abdalla, Steve Binos, Nobuaki Takemori, Ayako Takemori, Yuki Tanaka, Ryan Tappel, Michael Köpke, Séan Dennis Simpson, Lars Keld Nielsen and Esteban Marcellin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:55

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    Biotechnology enables the production of high-valued industrial feedstocks from plant seed oil. The plant-derived wax esters with long-chain monounsaturated acyl moieties, like oleyl oleate, have favorite prope...

    Authors: Dan Yu, Ellen Hornung, Tim Iven and Ivo Feussner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:53

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    Mechanical properties of transgenic switchgrass have practical implications for biorefinery technologies. Presented are fundamentals for simple (thermo)mechanical measurements of genetically transformed switch...

    Authors: Guigui Wan, Taylor Frazier, Julianne Jorgensen, Bingyu Zhao and Charles E. Frazier

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:57

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    Compost habitats sustain a vast ensemble of microbes that engender the degradation of cellulose, which is an important part of global carbon cycle. β-Glucosidase is the rate-limiting enzyme of degradation of c...

    Authors: Xiangyun Zang, Meiting Liu, Yihong Fan, Jie Xu, Xiuhong Xu and Hongtao Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:51

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  16. Content type: Research

    The cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis shows promise as a carbohydrate feedstock for biofuel production. The glycogen accumulated in A. platensis can be extracted by lysozyme-degrading the peptidoglycan layer o...

    Authors: Shimpei Aikawa, Kentaro Inokuma, Satoshi Wakai, Kengo Sasaki, Chiaki Ogino, Jo-Shu Chang, Tomohisa Hasunuma and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:50

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  17. Content type: Research

    Biomass recalcitrance to enzymatic hydrolysis has been assigned to several structural and chemical factors. However, their relative importance remains challenging to evaluate. Three representative biomass spec...

    Authors: Mickaël Herbaut, Aya Zoghlami, Anouck Habrant, Xavier Falourd, Loïc Foucat, Brigitte Chabbert and Gabriel Paës

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:52

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    Cellulolytic enzymes produced by Trichoderma reesei are widely studied for biomass bioconversion, and enzymatic components vary depending on different inducers. In our previous studies, a mixture of glucose and d...

    Authors: Yong-Hao Li, Xiao-Yue Zhang, Fei Zhang, Liang-Cai Peng, Da-Bing Zhang, Akihiko Kondo, Feng-Wu Bai and Xin-Qing Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:49

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  19. Content type: Research

    The production of 1 L of ethanol from sugarcane generates up to 12 L of vinasse, which is a liquid waste containing an as-yet uncharacterized microbial assemblage. Most vinasse is destined for use as a fertili...

    Authors: Noriko A. Cassman, Késia S. Lourenço, Janaína B. do Carmo, Heitor Cantarella and Eiko E. Kuramae

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:48

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  20. Content type: Research

    Part-stream low-frequency ultrasound (LFUS) was one of the common practices for sludge disintegration in full-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. However, the effectiveness of part-stream LFUS treatment...

    Authors: Yu Xia, Chao Yang and Tong Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:47

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  21. Content type: Research

    Increasing the oil yield is a major objective for oilseed crop improvement. Oil biosynthesis and accumulation are influenced by multiple genes involved in embryo and seed development. The leafy cotyledon1 (LEC1) ...

    Authors: Yerong Zhu, Linan Xie, Grace Q. Chen, Mi Yeon Lee, Dominique Loque and Henrik Vibe Scheller

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:46

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  22. Content type: Research

    Xyloglucan (XyG) is a ubiquitous and fundamental polysaccharide of plant cell walls. Due to its structural complexity, XyG requires a combination of backbone-cleaving and sidechain-debranching enzymes for comp...

    Authors: Mohamed A. Attia, Cassandra E. Nelson, Wendy A. Offen, Namrata Jain, Gideon J. Davies, Jeffrey G. Gardner and Harry Brumer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:45

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    Anaerobic, mesophilic, and cellulolytic Clostridium papyrosolvens produces an efficient cellulolytic extracellular complex named cellulosome that hydrolyzes plant cell wall polysaccharides into simple sugars. Its...

    Authors: Xia Zou, Zhenxing Ren, Na Wang, Yin Cheng, Yuanyuan Jiang, Yan Wang and Chenggang Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:43

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