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  1. Content type: Research

    7-Dehydrocholesterol (7-DHC) has attracted increasing attentions due to its great medical value and the enlarging market demand of its ultraviolet-catalyzed product vitamin D3. Microbial production of 7-DHC from ...

    Authors: Xiao-Jing Guo, Wen-Hai Xiao, Ying Wang, Ming-Dong Yao, Bo-Xuan Zeng, Hong Liu, Guang-Rong Zhao and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:192

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    The invention of efficient systems for lignocellulose conversion is essential for economically feasible production of bio-based chemicals and biofuels. One limiting step is highly selective processes to quickl...

    Authors: Ximing Zhang, Tianjiao Qu, Nathan S. Mosier, Lujia Han and Weihua Xiao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:191

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    Strategies for maximizing the microbial production of bio-based chemicals and fuels include eliminating branched points to streamline metabolic pathways. While this is often achieved by removing key enzymes, t...

    Authors: Deanne W. Sammond, Noah Kastelowitz, Bryon S. Donohoe, Markus Alahuhta, Vladimir V. Lunin, Daehwan Chung, Nicholas S. Sarai, Hang Yin, Ashutosh Mittal, Michael E. Himmel, Adam M. Guss and Yannick J. Bomble

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:189

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    Metabolomics is the comprehensive study of metabolites that can demonstrate the downstream effects of gene and protein regulation, arguably representing the closest correlation with phenotypic features. Hence,...

    Authors: Artnice Mega Fathima, Derrick Chuang, Walter Alvarez Laviña, James Liao, Sastia Prama Putri and Eiichiro Fukusaki

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:188

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    With the further development of anaerobic digestion, an increasing output of anaerobically digested wastewater (ADW), which typically contained high concentrations of ammonium, phosphate, and suspended solids,...

    Authors: Xi Chen, Zhipeng Li, Ning He, Yanmei Zheng, Heng Li, Haitao Wang, Yuanpeng Wang, Yinghua Lu, Qingbiao Li and YaJuan Peng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:190

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    The versatility of microbial metabolic pathways enables their utilization in vast number of applications. However, the electron and carbon recovery rates, essentially constrained by limitations of cell energet...

    Authors: Milla Salmela, Tapio Lehtinen, Elena Efimova, Suvi Santala and Rahul Mangayil

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:187

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  7. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1], it was brought to our attention that Figs. 4, 5, and 6 and their captions were incorrect. The correct figures and captions are presented below:

    Authors: Shailesh Kumar Patidar, Sae-Hee Kim, Jin Ho Kim, Jungsoo Park, Bum Soo Park and Myung‑Soo Han

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:186

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:102

  8. Content type: Review

    In the wake of the uprising global energy crisis, microalgae have emerged as an alternate feedstock for biofuel production. In addition, microalgae bear immense potential as bio-cell factories in terms of prod...

    Authors: Sheeja Jagadevan, Avik Banerjee, Chiranjib Banerjee, Chandan Guria, Rameshwar Tiwari, Mehak Baweja and Pratyoosh Shukla

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:185

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    Microalgae biomass is regarded as a potential feedstock for bioenergy purposes through anaerobic digestion (AD). Even though AD is a well-proven technology, the use of new feedstocks requires in-depth studies....

    Authors: Cristina Gonzalez-Fernandez, Santiago Barreiro-Vescovo, Ignacio de Godos, Maikel Fernandez, Arbib Zouhayr and Mercedes Ballesteros

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:184

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    Engineering strategies to create promoters that are both higher strength and tunable in the presence of inexpensive compounds are of high importance to develop metabolic engineering technologies that can be co...

    Authors: Arul M. Varman, Rhiannon Follenfant, Fang Liu, Ryan W. Davis, Yone K. Lin and Seema Singh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:182

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    Microalgal biomass harvesting using traditional chemicals is costly for the production of biofuels, hindering the scale-up process of the technology. Thus, the search for a cost-effective microalgal harvesting...

    Authors: Liandong Zhu, Zhaohua Li and Erkki Hiltunen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:183

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    Astaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment molecule, displays strong antioxidant, anti-cancer, and immunity-enhancing properties, and is often utilized in food, biomedical, cosmetic, and other indus...

    Authors: Jinjin Huang, Zhen Yang, Ruiyan Zhu, Xinxin Qian, Yaqiu Wang, Ying Li and Jilun Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:181

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    Biomass prehydrolysates from dilute acid pretreatment contain a considerable amount of fermentable sugars for biofuels production. However, carbonyl degradation compounds present severe toxicity to fermentatio...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Changlei Xia, Mingming Lu and Maobing Tu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:178

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    The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a promising host cell for producing a wide range of chemicals. However, attempts to metabolically engineer Crabtree-positive S. cerevisiae invariably face a common issue: how...

    Authors: Jun Ishii, Keisuke Morita, Kengo Ida, Hiroko Kato, Shohei Kinoshita, Shoko Hataya, Hiroshi Shimizu, Akihiko Kondo and Fumio Matsuda

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:180

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    N-acetyl-d-glucosamine (GlcNAc) possesses many bioactivities that have been used widely in many fields. The enzymatic production of GlcNAc is eco-friendly, with high yields and a mild production process compared ...

    Authors: Alei Zhang, Yumei He, Guoguang Wei, Jie Zhou, Weiliang Dong, Kequan Chen and Pingkai Ouyang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:179

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    Triacylglycerols (TAGs) rich in medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs, C10–14 fatty acids) are valuable feedstocks for biofuels and chemicals. Natural sources of TAGs rich in MCFAs are restricted to a limited number...

    Authors: Lin Xu, Lian Wang, Xue-Rong Zhou, Wen-Chao Chen, Surinder Singh, Zhe Hu, Feng-Hong Huang and Xia Wan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:177

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    Microalgae are a promising biomass feedstock for biofuels production. The use of wastewater effluent as a nutrient medium would improve the economics of microalgal biofuels production. Bacterial communities in...

    Authors: Tadashi Toyama, Mari Kasuya, Tsubasa Hanaoka, Naoto Kobayashi, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Daisuke Inoue, Kazunari Sei, Masaaki Morikawa and Kazuhiro Mori

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:176

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    Bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) are an innovative technology developed to influence conventional anaerobic digestion. We examined the feasibility of applying a BES to dark hydrogen fermentation and its effec...

    Authors: Kengo Sasaki, Daisuke Sasaki, Yota Tsuge, Masahiko Morita and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:173

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    Although microalgal biofuels have potential advantages over conventional fossil fuels, high production costs limit their application in the market. We developed bio-flocculation and incubation methods for the ...

    Authors: Zhi-Yan Du, Jonathan Alvaro, Brennan Hyden, Krzysztof Zienkiewicz, Nils Benning, Agnieszka Zienkiewicz, Gregory Bonito and Christoph Benning

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:174

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    Caldicellulosiruptor saccharolyticus is an attractive hydrogen producer suitable for growth on various lignocellulosic substrates. The aim of this study was to quantify uptake of pentose and hexose monosaccharide...

    Authors: Johanna Björkmalm, Eoin Byrne, Ed W. J. van Niel and Karin Willquist

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:175

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    The aim of this work was to establish a process for the heterotrophic growth of green microalgae using forest biomass hydrolysates. To provide a carbon source for the growth of the green microalgae, two forest...

    Authors: Alok Patel, Leonidas Matsakas, Ulrika Rova and Paul Christakopoulos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:169

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    Plants and in particular grasses benefit from a high uptake of silicon (Si) which improves their growth and productivity by alleviating adverse effects of biotic and abiotic stress. However, the silicon presen...

    Authors: Sylwia Głazowska, Laetitia Baldwin, Jozef Mravec, Christian Bukh, Thomas Hesselhøj Hansen, Mads Mørk Jensen, Jonatan U. Fangel, William G. T. Willats, Marianne Glasius, Claus Felby and Jan Kofod Schjoerring

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:171

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    Ralstonia eutropha is an important bacterium for the study of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) synthesis and CO2 fixation, which makes it a potential strain for industrial PHA production and attractive host for CO2 c...

    Authors: Bin Xiong, Zhongkang Li, Li Liu, Dongdong Zhao, Xueli Zhang and Changhao Bi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:172

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    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is an important bioenergy crop widely used for lignocellulosic research. While extensive transcriptomic analyses have been conducted on this species using short read-based sequen...

    Authors: Chunman Zuo, Matthew Blow, Avinash Sreedasyam, Rita C. Kuo, Govindarajan Kunde Ramamoorthy, Ivone Torres-Jerez, Guifen Li, Mei Wang, David Dilworth, Kerrie Barry, Michael Udvardi, Jeremy Schmutz, Yuhong Tang and Ying Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:170

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    Triacylglycerol (TAG) from photosynthetic microalgae is a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel production. Physiological stress triggers microalgal TAG accumulation. However excessive physiological stress will ...

    Authors: Jiao Liu, Changhong Yao, Yingying Meng, Xupeng Cao, Peichun Wu and Song Xue

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:168

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