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  1. Content type: Research

    In photosynthetic oleaginous microalgae, acyl-CoA molecules are used as substrates for the biosynthesis of membrane glycerolipids, triacylglycerol (TAG) and other acylated molecules. Acyl-CoA can also be direc...

    Authors: Xiahui Hao, Ling Luo, Juliette Jouhet, Fabrice Rébeillé, Eric Maréchal, Hanhua Hu, Yufang Pan, Xiaoming Tan, Zhuo Chen, Lingjie You, Hong Chen, Fang Wei and Yangmin Gong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:312

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  2. Content type: Retraction Note

    The authors have retracted this article [1] because due to a mistake in the laboratory, SEC analyses of some of the lignin samples used had already been published as part of another article [2]. The data in th...

    Authors: Krithika Ravi, Omar Y. Abdelaziz, Matthias Nöbel, Javier García-Hidalgo, Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund, Christian P. Hulteberg and Gunnar Lidén

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:313

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:240

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    As a sustainable industrial process, the production of dicarboxylic acids (DCAs), used as precursors of polyamides, polyesters, perfumes, plasticizers, lubricants, and adhesives, from vegetable oil has continu...

    Authors: Heeseok Lee, Changpyo Han, Hyeok-Won Lee, Gyuyeon Park, Wooyoung Jeon, Jungoh Ahn and Hongweon Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:310

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  4. Content type: Research

    Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a natural polymer with great potential applications in areas of agriculture, industry, and pharmaceutical. The biodiesel-derived glycerol can be used as an attractive feedstock ...

    Authors: Yangyang Zhan, Bojie Sheng, Huan Wang, Jiao Shi, Dongbo Cai, Li Yi, Shihui Yang, Zhiyou Wen, Xin Ma and Shouwen Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:306

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  5. Content type: Research

    Acetylated galactoglucomannan (AcGGM) is a complex hemicellulose found in softwoods such as Norway spruce (Picea abies). AcGGM has a large potential as a biorefinery feedstock and source of oligosaccharides for h...

    Authors: Leszek Michalak, Svein Halvor Knutsen, Ida Aarum and Bjørge Westereng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:311

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  6. Content type: Research

    The recalcitrant structure of lignocellulosic biomass made it challenging for their bioconversion into biofuels and biochemicals. Pretreatment was required to deconstruct the intact structure by the removal of...

    Authors: Hongdan Zhang, Weiqi Wei, Jiajie Zhang, Shihang Huang and Jun Xie

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:309

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  7. Content type: Research

    Due to scarcity of fossil fuel, the importance of alternative energy sources is ever increasing. The oleaginous microalgae have demonstrated their potential as an alternative source of energy, but have not ach...

    Authors: Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Kiran Toppo, Atul Kumar Singh, Uday Deshpande and Amitabikram Mohapatra

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:308

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  8. Content type: Research

    The biological production of 2,3-butanediol from xylose-rich raw materials from Klebsiella pneumoniae is a low-cost process. RpoD, an encoding gene of the sigma factor, is the key element in global transcription ...

    Authors: Xue-Wu Guo, Yu Zhang, Lu-Lu Li, Xiang-Yu Guan, Jian Guo, De-Guang Wu, Ye-Fu Chen and Dong-Guang Xiao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:307

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  9. Content type: Research

    2-Phenylethanol (2-PE) is a higher aromatic alcohol that is widely used in the perfumery, cosmetics, and food industries and is also a potentially valuable next-generation biofuel. In our previous study, a new...

    Authors: Changqing Liu, Kai Zhang, Wenyan Cao, Ge Zhang, Guoqiang Chen, Haiyan Yang, Qian Wang, Haobao Liu, Mo Xian and Haibo Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:305

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  10. Content type: Research

    The ability to use organic solvents in enzyme reactions offers a number of industrially useful advantages. However, most enzymes are almost completely inactive in the presence of organic solvents. Thus, organi...

    Authors: Hyo-Jung Lee, Yong-Suk Lee and Yong-Lark Choi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:303

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  11. Content type: Research

    The white rot fungus Irpex lacteus exhibits a great potential in biopretreatment of lignocellulose as well as in biodegradation of xenobiotic compounds by extracellular ligninolytic enzymes. Among these enzymes, ...

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:302

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  12. Content type: Research

    Lignin is a promising source of building blocks for upgrading to valuable aromatic chemicals and materials. Endocarp biomass represents a non-edible crop residue in an existing agricultural setting which canno...

    Authors: Wenqi Li, Kirtley Amos, Mi Li, Yunqiao Pu, Seth Debolt, Arthur J. Ragauskas and Jian Shi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:304

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  13. Content type: Research

    Methanogenic archaea are of importance to the global C-cycle and to biological methane (CH4) production through anaerobic digestion and pure culture. Here, the individual and combined effects of copper (Cu), zinc...

    Authors: Annalisa Abdel Azim, Simon K.-M. R. Rittmann, Debora Fino and Günther Bochmann

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:301

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  14. Content type: Research

    Bacterial insertion sequences (ISs) are ubiquitous mobile genetic elements that play important roles in genome plasticity, cell adaptability, and function evolution. ISs of various families and subgroups conta...

    Authors: Ya-Jun Liu, Kuan Qi, Jie Zhang, Chao Chen, Qiu Cui and Yingang Feng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:300

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  15. Content type: Research

    The release of refined soybean oil wastewater (RSOW) with a high chemical oxygen demand (COD) and oil content burdens the environment. The conversion of RSOW into lipids by oleaginous yeasts may be a good way ...

    Authors: Dayu Yu, Xiaoning Wang, Xue Fan, Huimin Ren, Shuang Hu, Lei Wang, Yunfen Shi, Na Liu and Nan Qiao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:299

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  16. Content type: Research

    Rice not only produces grains for human beings, but also provides large amounts of lignocellulose residues, which recently highlighted as feedstock for biofuel production. Genetic modification of plant cell wa...

    Authors: Fengcheng Li, Sitong Liu, Hai Xu and Quan Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:298

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  17. Content type: Research

    Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are copper-dependent enzymes that oxidatively cleave recalcitrant lignocellulose in the presence of oxygen or hydrogen peroxide as co-substrate and a reducing agent ...

    Authors: Madhu Nair Muraleedharan, Dimitrios Zouraris, Antonis Karantonis, Evangelos Topakas, Mats Sandgren, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Anthi Karnaouri

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:296

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  18. Content type: Research

    Cellulose is the most abundant biological polymer on earth, making it an attractive substrate for the production of next-generation biofuels and commodity chemicals. However, the economics of cellulose utiliza...

    Authors: Anthony P. Neumann, Paul J. Weimer and Garret Suen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:295

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  19. Content type: Research

    The bamboo weevil Cyrtotrachelus buqueti, which is considered a pest species, damages bamboo shoots via its piercing–sucking mode of feeding. C. buqueti is well known for its ability to transform bamboo shoot bio...

    Authors: Chaobing Luo, Yuanqiu Li, Hong Liao and Yaojun Yang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:292

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  20. Content type: Research

    Plant biomass is an abundant but underused feedstock for bioenergy production due to its complex and variable composition, which resists breakdown into fermentable sugars. These feedstocks, however, are routin...

    Authors: Casey A. Hooker, Ethan T. Hillman, Jonathan C. Overton, Adrian Ortiz-Velez, Makayla Schacht, Abigail Hunnicutt, Nathan S. Mosier and Kevin V. Solomon

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:293

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  21. Content type: Research

    In addition to its outstanding cellulase production ability, Trichoderma reesei produces a wide variety of valuable secondary metabolites, the production of which has not received much attention to date. Among th...

    Authors: Chengcheng Li, Fengming Lin, Wei Sun, Shaoxun Yuan, Zhihua Zhou, Fu-Gen Wu and Zhan Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:291

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  22. Content type: Research

    Mechanical refining is a low-capital and well-established technology used in pulp and paper industry to improve fiber bonding for product strength. Refining can also be applied in a biorefinery context to over...

    Authors: Tiago de Assis, Shixin Huang, Carlos Eduardo Driemeier, Bryon S. Donohoe, Chaehoon Kim, Seong H. Kim, Ronalds Gonzalez, Hasan Jameel and Sunkyu Park

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:289

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  23. Content type: Research

    Asymmetric aldol-type C–C bond formation with ketones used as electrophilic receptor remains a challenging reaction for aldolases as biocatalysts. To date, only one kind of dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP)-de...

    Authors: Jiangang Yang, Yueming Zhu, Ge Qu, Yan Zeng, Chaoyu Tian, Caixia Dong, Yan Men, Longhai Dai, Zhoutong Sun, Yuanxia Sun and Yanhe Ma

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:290

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  24. Content type: Research

    One of the major obstacles of acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation from renewable biomass resources is the energy-intensive separation process. To decrease the energy demand of the ABE downstream separat...

    Authors: Huidong Chen, Di Cai, Changjing Chen, Jianhong Wang, Peiyong Qin and Tianwei Tan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:286

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  25. Content type: Research

    Pretreatment of biomass to maximize the recovery of fermentable sugars as well as to minimize the amount of enzyme inhibitors formed during the pretreatment is a challenge in biofuel process. We develop a modi...

    Authors: Hui-Tse Yu, Bo-Yu Chen, Bing-Yi Li, Mei-Chun Tseng, Chien-Chung Han and Shin-Guang Shyu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:287

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  26. Content type: Research

    Aviation fuels are an important target of biofuels research due to their high market demand and competitive price. Isoprenoids have been demonstrated as good feedstocks for advanced renewable jet fuels with h...

    Authors: Chun-Li Liu, Tian Tian, Jorge Alonso-Gutierrez, Brett Garabedian, Shuai Wang, Edward E. K. Baidoo, Veronica Benites, Yan Chen, Christopher J. Petzold, Paul D. Adams, Jay D. Keasling, Tianwei Tan and Taek Soon Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:285

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  27. Content type: Methodology

    Aliphatic hydrocarbons of microbial origin are highly interesting candidate biofuels because these molecules are identical or very similar to the main components of petroleum-based gasoline and diesel fuels. T...

    Authors: Angel Angelov, Maria Übelacker and Wolfgang Liebl

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:288

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  28. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulose is the most abundant renewable carbon resource that can be used for biofuels and commodity chemicals production. The ability of complex microbial communities present in natural environments that...

    Authors: Adèle Lazuka, Lucas Auer, Michael O’Donohue and Guillermina Hernandez-Raquet

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:284

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  29. Content type: Research

    Toxic compounds present in both the hydrolysate and pyrolysate of lignocellulosic biomass severely hinder the further conversion of lignocellulose-derived fermentable sugars into useful chemicals by common bio...

    Authors: Dongdong Chang, Zhisheng Yu, Zia Ul Islam, W. Todd French, Yiming Zhang and Hongxun Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:283

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  30. Content type: Research

    Genome shuffling (GS) is a widely adopted methodology for the evolutionary engineering of desirable traits in industrially relevant microorganisms. We have previously used genome shuffling to generate a strain...

    Authors: Damien Biot-Pelletier, Dominic Pinel, Kane Larue and Vincent J. J. Martin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:282

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  31. Content type: Research

    One of the main challenges of acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation is to reduce acetone production with high butanol yield. Converting acetone into isopropanol is an alternative pathway to reduce fermentation ...

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Tinggang Li and Jianzhong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:280

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  32. Content type: Research

    Current EU directives demand increased use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector but restrict governmental support for production of biofuels produced from crops. The use of intercropped lucerne and ...

    Authors: Eoin Byrne, Krisztina Kovacs, Ed W. J. van Niel, Karin Willquist, Sven-Erik Svensson and Emma Kreuger

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:281

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  33. Content type: Review

    Renewable raw materials in sustainable biorefinery processes pose new challenges to the manufacturing routes of platform chemicals. Beside the investigations of individual unit operations, the research on proc...

    Authors: Lars Regestein, Tobias Klement, Philipp Grande, Dirk Kreyenschulte, Benedikt Heyman, Tim Maßmann, Armin Eggert, Robert Sengpiel, Yumei Wang, Nick Wierckx, Lars M. Blank, Antje Spiess, Walter Leitner, Carsten Bolm, Matthias Wessling, Andreas Jupke…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:279

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  34. Content type: Research

    The thermotolerant methylotrophic yeast Ogataea polymorpha has been regarded as an important organism for basic research and biotechnological applications. It is generally recognized as an efficient and safe cell...

    Authors: Laiyou Wang, Aihua Deng, Yun Zhang, Shuwen Liu, Yong Liang, Hua Bai, Di Cui, Qidi Qiu, Xiuling Shang, Zhao Yang, Xiuping He and Tingyi Wen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:277

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  35. Content type: Research

    One important metabolic engineering strategy is to localize the enzymes close to their substrates for improved catalytic efficiency. However, localization configurations become more complex the greater the num...

    Authors: Lijun Ye, Xinna Zhu, Tao Wu, Wen Wang, Dongdong Zhao, Changhao Bi and Xueli Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:278

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  36. Content type: Research

    Duckweeds (Lemnaceae) are efficient aquatic plants for wastewater treatment due to their high nutrient-uptake capabilities and resilience to severe environmental conditions. Combined with their rapid growth ra...

    Authors: Ozgul Calicioglu, Michael J. Shreve, Tom L. Richard and Rachel A. Brennan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:275

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  37. Content type: Research

    Perfect and low cost of fungal amylolytic and cellulolytic enzymes are prerequisite for the industrialization of plant biomass biorefinergy to biofuels. Genetic engineering of fungal strains based on regulator...

    Authors: Gui-Yan Liao, Shuai Zhao, Ting Zhang, Cheng-Xi Li, Lu-Sheng Liao, Feng-Fei Zhang, Xue-Mei Luo and Jia-Xun Feng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:276

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  38. Content type: Research

    Demand-driven biogas production could play an important role for future sustainable energy supply. However, feeding a biogas reactor according to energy demand may lead to organic overloading and, thus, to pro...

    Authors: Fabian Bonk, Denny Popp, Sören Weinrich, Heike Sträuber, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Hauke Harms and Florian Centler

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:274

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  39. Content type: Review

    Microalgae have drawn great attention as promising sustainable source of lipids and carotenoids. Their lipid and carotenoids accumulation machinery can be trigged by the stress conditions such as nutrient limi...

    Authors: Xiao-Man Sun, Lu-Jing Ren, Quan-Yu Zhao, Xiao-Jun Ji and He Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:272

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  40. Content type: Research

    Organic carbon sources have been reported to simultaneously increase the growth and lipid accumulation in microalgae. However, there have been no studies of the mixotrophic growth of Porphyridium purpureum in org...

    Authors: Kailin Jiao, Wupeng Xiao, Yuanchao Xu, Xianhai Zeng, Shih-Hsin Ho, Edward A. Laws, Yinghua Lu, Xueping Ling, Tuo Shi, Yong Sun, Xing Tang and Lu Lin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:273

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  41. Content type: Research

    Improving lignocellulolytic enzymes’ diffusion and accessibility to their substrate in the plant cell walls is recognised as a critical issue for optimising saccharification. Although many chemical features ar...

    Authors: Mickaël Herbaut, Aya Zoghlami and Gabriel Paës

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:271

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  42. Content type: Correction

    The original version of the article contained a mistake. The accession number has been incorrectly published in the Availability of data and materials section.

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:270

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:48

  43. Content type: Review

    The complexity of lignin and hemicellulose segmentation has been known since the middle of the ninetieth century. Studies confirmed that all lignin units in coniferous species and 47–66% of lignin moieties in ...

    Authors: Dmitry Tarasov, Mathew Leitch and Pedram Fatehi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:269

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  44. Content type: Research

    Engineered strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae have significantly improved the prospects of biorefinery by improving the bioconversion yields in lignocellulosic bioethanol production and expanding the product pro...

    Authors: Phuong Tran Nguyen Hoang, Ja Kyong Ko, Gyeongtaek Gong, Youngsoon Um and Sun-Mi Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:268

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  45. Content type: Research

    Clostridium saccharobutylicum NCP 262 is a solventogenic bacterium that has been used for the industrial production of acetone, butanol, and ethanol. The lack of a genetic manipulation system for C. saccharobutyl...

    Authors: Ching-Ning Huang, Wolfgang Liebl and Armin Ehrenreich

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:264

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  46. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulosic biomass requires either pretreatment and/or fractionation to recover its individual components for further use as intermediate building blocks for producing fuels, chemicals, and products. Nume...

    Authors: Preenaa Moyer, Keonhee Kim, Nourredine Abdoulmoumine, Stephen C. Chmely, Brian K. Long, Danielle Julie Carrier and Nicole Labbé

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:265

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  47. Content type: Research

    Producing valuable fuels and chemicals from lignin is a key factor for making lignocellulosic biomass economically feasible; however, significant roadblocks exist due to our lack of detailed understanding of h...

    Authors: Kai Deng, Jijiao Zeng, Gang Cheng, Jian Gao, Kenneth L. Sale, Blake A. Simmons, Anup K. Singh, Paul D. Adams and Trent R. Northen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:266

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