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  1. Lignocellulosic biomass has been commonly regarded as a potential feedstock for the production of biofuels and biochemicals. High sugar yields and the complete bioconversion of all the lignocellulosic sugars i...

    Authors: Zhiwei Gong, Xuemin Wang, Wei Yuan, Yanan Wang, Wenting Zhou, Guanghui Wang and Yi Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:13

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  2. Lignocellulosic biorefinery offers economical and sustainable production of fuels and chemicals. Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a promising industrial host for biorefinery, has been intensively developed to expand its...

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:12

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  3. Molecular-scale mechanisms of the enzymatic breakdown of cellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars are still poorly understood, with a need for independent measurements of enzyme kinetic parameters. We measur...

    Authors: Akshata R. Mudinoor, Peter M. Goodwin, Raghavendra U. Rao, Nardrapee Karuna, Alex Hitomi, Jennifer Nill and Tina Jeoh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:10

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  4. As a leading biomass feedstock, poplar plants provide enormous lignocellulose resource convertible for biofuels and bio-chemicals. However, lignocellulose recalcitrance particularly in wood plants, basically c...

    Authors: Chunfen Fan, Hua Yu, Shifei Qin, Yongli Li, Aftab Alam, Changzhen Xu, Di Fan, Qingwei Zhang, Yanting Wang, Wanbin Zhu, Liangcai Peng and Keming Luo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:9

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  5. As a renewable carbon source, biomass energy not only helps in resolving the management problems of lignocellulosic wastes, but also helps to alleviate the global climate change by controlling environmental po...

    Authors: Xiaoli Li, Junjing Sha, Yihua Xia, Kuichuan Sheng, Yufei Liu and Yong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:8

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  6. Filamentous fungi have the ability to efficiently decompose plant biomass, and thus are widely used in the biofuel and bioprocess industries. In process, ambient pH has been reported to strongly affect the per...

    Authors: Youzhi Miao, Xing Chen, Tuo Li, Han Zhu, Siyu Tang, Dongyang Liu and Qirong Shen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:6

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  7. Efficient bioethanol production from hemicellulose feedstocks by Saccharomyces cerevisiae requires xylose utilization. Whereas S. cerevisiae does not metabolize xylose, engineered strains that express xylose isom...

    Authors: Misun Lee, Henriëtte J. Rozeboom, Eline Keuning, Paul de Waal and Dick B. Janssen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:5

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  8. Cultivation of microalgae in wastewater could significantly contribute to wastewater treatment, biodiesel production, and thus the transition to renewable energy. However, more information on effects of enviro...

    Authors: Jean Claude Nzayisenga, Xavier Farge, Sophia Leticia Groll and Anita Sellstedt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:4

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  9. Volatile fatty acids (VFAs) can be effective and promising alternate carbon sources for microbial lipid production by a few oleaginous yeasts. However, the severe inhibitory effect of high-content (> 10 g/L) V...

    Authors: Ruiling Gao, Zifu Li, Xiaoqin Zhou, Wenjun Bao, Shikun Cheng and Lei Zheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:3

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  10. Lignocellulosic biomass, which is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, represents the most abundant renewable carbon source with significant potential for the production of sustainable chemicals an...

    Authors: Xue Chen, Kaili Zhang, Ling-Ping Xiao, Run-Cang Sun and Guoyong Song

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:2

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  11. The critical issue in the competitiveness between bioengineering and chemical engineering is the products titer and the volume productivity. The most direct and effective approach usually employs high-density ...

    Authors: Xia Hua, Xin Zhou, GenLai Du and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:1

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  12. Pichia pastoris is becoming a promising chassis cell for metabolic engineering and synthetic biology after its whole genome and transcriptome sequenced. However, the current systems for multigene co-expression in...

    Authors: Yide Huang, Yafei Zhang, Suhuan Li, Ting Lin, Jingwen Wu and Yao Lin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:300

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  13. Enzymatic hydrolysis continues to have a significant projected production cost for the biological conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, motivating research into improved enzyme and reactor technologies...

    Authors: James J. Lischeske and Jonathan J. Stickel

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:299

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  14. Programmed cell death (PCD) induced by acetic acid, the main by-product released during cellulosic hydrolysis, cast a cloud over lignocellulosic biofuel fermented by Saccharomyces cerevisiae and became a burning ...

    Authors: Jingjin Hu, Yachen Dong, Wei Wang, Wei Zhang, Hanghang Lou and Qihe Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:298

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  15. The bioconversion of lignocellulose to fermentable C5/C6-saccharides is composed of pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. Lignin, as one of the main components, resists lignocellulose to be bio-digested. Alka...

    Authors: Xianqin Lu, Can Li, Shengkui Zhang, Xiaohan Wang, Wenqing Zhang, Shouguo Wang and Tao Xia

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:297

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  16. Yarrowia lipolytica, a non-traditional oil yeast, has been widely used as a platform for lipid production. However, the production of other chemicals such as terpenoids in engineered Y. lipolytica is still low. α...

    Authors: Yinghang Liu, Xin Jiang, Zhiyong Cui, Zhaoxuan Wang, Qingsheng Qi and Jin Hou

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:296

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  17. Efficient conversion of plant biomass to commodity chemicals is an important challenge that needs to be solved to enable a sustainable bioeconomy. Deconstruction of biomass to sugars and lignin yields a wide v...

    Authors: George L. Peabody V, Joshua R. Elmore, Jessica Martinez-Baird and Adam M. Guss

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:295

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  18. Thermophilic filamentous fungus Myceliophthora thermophila has great capacity for biomass degradation and is an attractive system for direct production of enzymes and chemicals from plant biomass. Its industrial ...

    Authors: Qian Liu, Yongli Zhang, Fangya Li, Jingen Li, Wenliang Sun and Chaoguang Tian

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:293

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  19. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a North American prairie grassland species, is a potential lignocellulosic biofuel feedstock owing to its wide adaptability and biomass production. Production and genetic manipu...

    Authors: Christine A. Ondzighi-Assoume, Jonathan D. Willis, Wilson K. Ouma, Sara M. Allen, Zachary King, Wayne A. Parrott, Wusheng Liu, Jason N. Burris, Scott C. Lenaghan and C. Neal Stewart Jr.

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:290

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  20. Anaerobic digestion of easily degradable biowaste can lead to the accumulation of volatile fatty acids, which will cause environmental stress to the sensitive methanogens consequently. The metabolic characteri...

    Authors: Pinjing He, Haowen Duan, Wenhao Han, Yang Liu, Liming Shao and Fan Lü

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:289

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  21. Furfural and acetic acid are the two major inhibitors generated during lignocellulose pretreatment and hydrolysis, would severely inhibit the cell growth, metabolism, and ethanol fermentation efficiency of Zymomo...

    Authors: Weiting Wang, Bo Wu, Han Qin, Panting Liu, Yao Qin, Guowei Duan, Guoquan Hu and Mingxiong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:288

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  22. Chromochloris zofingiensis is emerging as an industrially relevant alga given its robust growth for the production of lipids and astaxanthin, a value-added carotenoid with broad applications. Nevertheless, poor u...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Meicheng Shi, Xuemei Mao, Yaping Kou and Jin Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:287

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  23. The original version of the article [1] unfortunately contained a mistake in author’s first name. The name of the author has been corrected from Wenqing Wang to Wenqin Wang in this correction article. The orig...

    Authors: Yin Li, Min Tu, Yaping Feng, Wenqin Wang and Joachim Messing

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:286

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:274

  24. Production of value-added materials from lignocellulosic biomass residues is an emerging sector that has attracted much attention as it offers numerous benefits from an environmental and economical point of vi...

    Authors: Anthi Karnaouri, Leonidas Matsakas, Eleni Krikigianni, Ulrika Rova and Paul Christakopoulos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:285

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  25. In the original version of the article [1], a calculation error resulted in a 3-order of magnitude mistake for the y-axis of the data reported in Fig. 5c and d.

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:284

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:133

  26. The availability of a sensitive and robust activity assay is a prerequisite for efficient enzyme production, purification, and characterization. Here we report on a spectrophotometric assay for lytic polysacch...

    Authors: Erik Breslmayr, Sarah Daly, Alen Požgajčić, Hucheng Chang, Tonči Rezić, Chris Oostenbrink and Roland Ludwig

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:283

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. l-Fucose is a rare sugar with potential uses in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries. The enzymatic approach using l-fucose isomerase, which interconverts l-fucose and l-fuculose, can be an efficient...

    Authors: In Jung Kim, Do Hyoung Kim, Ki Hyun Nam and Kyoung Heon Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:282

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  28. The hydrotreatment of oleochemical/lipid feedstocks is currently the only technology that provides significant volumes (millions of litres per year) of “conventional” biojet/sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). H...

    Authors: Susan van Dyk, Jianping Su, Mahmood Ebadian, Don O’Connor, Michael Lakeman and Jack (John) Saddler

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:281

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  29. The development of renewable and sustainable biofuels to cover the future energy demand is one of the most challenging issues of our time. Biohydrogen, produced by photosynthetic microorganisms, has the potent...

    Authors: Martina Jokel, Valéria Nagy, Szilvia Z. Tóth, Sergey Kosourov and Yagut Allahverdiyeva

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:280

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  30. Regarding plant cell wall polysaccharides degradation, multimodular glycoside hydrolases (GHs) with two catalytic domains separated by one or multiple carbohydrate-binding domains are rare in nature. This spec...

    Authors: Yindi Chu, Zhenzhen Hao, Kaikai Wang, Tao Tu, Huoqing Huang, Yuan Wang, Ying Guo Bai, Yaru Wang, Huiying Luo, Bin Yao and Xiaoyun Su

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:279

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  31. Xylanase is one of the most extensively used biocatalysts for biomass degradation. However, its low catalytic efficiency and poor thermostability limit its applications. Therefore, improving the properties of ...

    Authors: Shuai You, Chen Xie, Rui Ma, Huo-qing Huang, Richard Ansah Herman, Xiao-yun Su, Yan Ge, Hui-yi Cai, Bin Yao, Jun Wang and Hui-ying Luo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:278

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  32. Lignin is the second most abundant natural polymer on earth. Industries using lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock generate a considerable amount of lignin as a byproduct with minimal usage. For a sustainable ...

    Authors: Raj Morya, Madan Kumar, Shashi Shekhar Singh and Indu Shekhar Thakur

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:277

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  33. The efficient utilization of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuel production has received increasing attention. Previous studies have investigated the pretreatment process of biomass, but the detailed enzymatic...

    Authors: Miaoyin Dong, Shuyang Wang, Fuqiang Xu, Junkai Wang, Ning Yang, Qiaoqiao Li, Jihong Chen and Wenjian Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:276

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  34. For enzymes with buried active sites, transporting substrates/products ligands between active sites and bulk solvent via access tunnels is a key step in the catalytic cycle of these enzymes. Thus, tunnel engin...

    Authors: Zhenghui Lu, Xinzhi Li, Rui Zhang, Li Yi, Yanhe Ma and Guimin Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:275

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. Sorghum bicolor (L.) is an important bioenergy source. The stems of sweet sorghum function as carbon sinks and accumulate large amounts of sugars and lignocellulosic biomass and considerable amounts of starch, th...

    Authors: Yin Li, Min Tu, Yaping Feng, Wenqin Wang and Joachim Messing

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:274

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:286

  36. Fed-batch fermentation has been conventionally implemented for the production of lactic acid with a high titer and high productivity. However, its operation needs a complicated control which increases the prod...

    Authors: Yao-De Wang, Jin-Yi Liao, Chung-Jen Chiang and Yun-Peng Chao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:273

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  37. Obtaining high-value products from lignocellulosic biomass is central for the realization of industrial biorefinery. Acid pretreatment has been reported to yield xylooligosaccharides (XOS) and improve enzymati...

    Authors: Xin Zhou and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:272

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  38. The recent discovery that LPMOs can work under anaerobic conditions when supplied with low amounts H2O2 opens the possibility of using LPMOs as enzyme aids in biogas reactors to increase methane yields from ligno...

    Authors: Thales H. F. Costa, Vincent G. H. Eijsink and Svein Jarle Horn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:270

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  39. β-Xylosidases are glycoside hydrolases (GHs) that cleave xylooligosaccharides and/or xylobiose into shorter oligosaccharides and xylose. Aspergillus nidulans is an established genetic model and good source of car...

    Authors: Marcelo Ventura Rubio, César Rafael Fanchini Terrasan, Fabiano Jares Contesini, Mariane Paludetti Zubieta, Jaqueline Aline Gerhardt, Leandro Cristante Oliveira, Any Elisa de Souza Schmidt Gonçalves, Fausto Almeida, Bradley Joseph Smith, Gustavo Henrique Martins Ferreira de Souza, Artur Hermano Sampaio Dias, Munir Skaf and André Damasio

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:269

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  40. Phenolic acids are lignin-derived fermentation inhibitors formed during many pretreatment processes of lignocellulosic biomass. In this study, vanillic, p-hydroxybenzoic, and syringic acids were selected as the m...

    Authors: Hanqi Gu, Yuyong Zhu, Yanfang Peng, Xiujun Liang, Xiaoguang Liu, Lingzhi Shao, Yanyan Xu, Zhaohe Xu, Ran Liu and Jie Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:268

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  41. Cellulosic biomass, the earth’s most abundant renewable resource, can be used as substrates for biomanufacturing biofuels or biochemicals via in vitro synthetic enzymatic biosystems in which the first step is ...

    Authors: Dongdong Meng, Ranran Wu, Juan Wang, Zhiguang Zhu and Chun You

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:267

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  42. Efficient deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass into simple sugars in an economically viable manner is a prerequisite for its global acceptance as a feedstock in bioethanol production. This is achieved in ...

    Authors: Rahul Singh, Joseph P. Bennett, Mayank Gupta, Medha Sharma, Danish Eqbal, Anna M. Alessi, Adam A. Dowle, Simon J. McQueen-Mason, Neil C. Bruce and Syed Shams Yazdani

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:265

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  43. Corn stover (CS) is evaluated as the most favorable candidate feedstock for butanol production via microbial acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation by Clostridium acetobutylicum. By independent acid pretreatm...

    Authors: Youduo Wu, Yidi Bai, Daojing Zhang, Chi Cheng, Lijie Chen, Fengwu Bai and Chuang Xue

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:264

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