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  1. In industrial oleaginous microalgae such as Nannochloropsis spp., the key components of the carbon concentration mechanism (CCM) machineries are poorly defined, and how they are mobilized to facilitate cellular u...

    Authors: Li Wei, Mohamed El Hajjami, Chen Shen, Wuxin You, Yandu Lu, Jing Li, Xiaoyan Jing, Qiang Hu, Wenxu Zhou, Ansgar Poetsch and Jian Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:168

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  2. After just more than 100 years of history of industrial acetone–butanol–ethanol (ABE) fermentation, patented by Weizmann in the UK in 1915, butanol is again today considered a promising biofuel alternative bas...

    Authors: Cansu Birgen, Peter Dürre, Heinz A. Preisig and Alexander Wentzel

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:167

    Content type: Review

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  3. H2–ethanol-coproducing bacteria, as primary fermenters, play important roles in the microbiome of bioreactors for bioenergy production from organic wastewater or solid wastes. Ethanoligenens harbinense YUAN-3 is ...

    Authors: Huahua Li, Xiaoxue Mei, Bingfeng Liu, Guojun Xie, Nanqi Ren and Defeng Xing

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:166

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  4. We have recently developed a one-step, genetically encoded immobilization approach based on fusion of a target enzyme to the self-crystallizing protein Cry3Aa, followed by direct production and isolation of th...

    Authors: Bradley S. Heater, Wai Shan Chan, Marianne M. Lee and Michael K. Chan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:165

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  5. Efficient and economically viable production of biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass is dependent on mechanical and chemical pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of plant material. These processing steps yie...

    Authors: Kyle R. Pomraning, James R. Collett, Joonhoon Kim, Ellen A. Panisko, David E. Culley, Ziyu Dai, Shuang Deng, Beth A. Hofstad, Mark G. Butcher and Jon K. Magnuson

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:162

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  6. The increasing interest in replacing petroleum-based products by more sustainable materials in the packaging sector gives relevance to cellulose as a biodegradable natural resource. Moreover, its properties ca...

    Authors: Cristina Valls, F. I. Javier Pastor, M. Blanca Roncero, Teresa Vidal, Pilar Diaz, Josefina Martínez and Susana V. Valenzuela

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:161

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  7. Antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) are two pollutants in soil, especially ARGs as one of the top three threats to human health. The performance of soil microbial fuel cells (MFCs) fuelled with ...

    Authors: Xiaodong Zhao, Xiaojing Li, Yue Li, Yang Sun, Xiaolin Zhang, Liping Weng, Tianzhi Ren and Yongtao Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:160

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  8. Wheat straw, the most abundant lignocellulosic biomass in China, is rich in cellulose that can be hydrolyzed and then converted into biofuels, such as bioethanol and biohydrogen. However, the accessibility of ...

    Authors: Zhichao Deng, Ao Xia, Qiang Liao, Xianqing Zhu, Yun Huang and Qian Fu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:159

    Content type: Research

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  9. With the increasing demand for vegetative oil and the approach of peak seed oil production, it is important to develop new oil production platforms from non-seed tissues. Castor bean (Ricinus communis) is one of ...

    Authors: Xia Wan, Qing Liu, Bei Dong, Sapna Vibhakaran Pillai, Feng-Hong Huang, Surinder P. Singh and Xue-Rong Zhou

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:158

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  10. In the enzymatic conversion of biomass, it becomes an important issue to efficiently and cost-effectively degrade cellulose into fermentable glucose. β-Glucosidase (Bgluc), an essential member of cellulases, p...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Xiaofeng Li, Dandan Yan, Frank Addai Peprah, Xingqi Ji, Emmanuella Esi Fletcher, Yanwei Wang, Yingying Wang, Jie Gu, Feng Lin and Haifeng Shi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:157

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  11. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are copper-dependent enzymes that cleave polysaccharides through an oxidative mechanism. These enzymes are major contributors to the recycling of carbon in nature an...

    Authors: Céline Moreau, Sandra Tapin-Lingua, Sacha Grisel, Isabelle Gimbert, Sophie Le Gall, Valérie Meyer, Michel Petit-Conil, Jean-Guy Berrin, Bernard Cathala and Ana Villares

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:156

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  12. Microbial communities are ubiquitous in nature and exhibit several attractive features, such as sophisticated metabolic capabilities and strong environment robustness. Inspired by the advantages of natural mic...

    Authors: Yujia Jiang, Ruofan Wu, Jie Zhou, Aiyong He, Jiaxing Xu, Fengxue Xin, Wenming Zhang, Jiangfeng Ma, Min Jiang and Weiliang Dong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:155

    Content type: Review

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  13. In the context of sustainable development, yeast are one class of microorganisms foreseen for the production of oil from diverse renewable feedstocks, in particular those that do not compete with the food supp...

    Authors: Stéphane Thomas, Daniel R. A. Sanya, Florian Fouchard, Huu-Vang Nguyen, Gotthard Kunze, Cécile Neuvéglise and Anne-Marie Crutz-Le Coq

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:154

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  14. The original version of the article [1] unfortunately contained a mistake in author’s second name. The name of the author has been corrected from Thomas Breuck to Thomas Brück in this correction article.

    Authors: Boutheina Bessadok, Andrea Santulli, Thomas Brück and Saloua Sadok

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:152

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:129

  15. During inevitable light/dark cycle, lipid productivity of outdoor microalgae photoautotrophic cultivation is lowered by nightly biomass and lipid loss. To minimize, or even reverse the nightly lipid loss, it w...

    Authors: Feng Qi, Haiyan Pei, Ruimin Mu, Guixia Ma, Daoji Wu and Qiang Han

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:151

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  16. 3-Hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP) is a promising platform chemical with various industrial applications. Several metabolic routes to produce 3-HP from organic substrates such as sugars or glycerol have been imple...

    Authors: Christian Arenas-López, Jessica Locker, Diego Orol, Frederik Walter, Tobias Busche, Jörn Kalinowski, Nigel P. Minton, Katalin Kovács and Klaus Winzer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:150

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  17. Fungal fermentation is used to produce a diverse repertoire of enzymes, chemicals, and drugs for various industries. During submerged cultivation, filamentous fungi form a range of macromorphologies, including...

    Authors: Timothy C. Cairns, Claudia Feurstein, Xiaomei Zheng, Ping Zheng, Jibin Sun and Vera Meyer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:149

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. Microbial lipids derived from various lignocellulosic feedstocks have emerged as a promising candidate for the biodiesel industry and a potential substitute for high value-added fats. However, lignocellulosic ...

    Authors: Wenting Zhou, Mou Tang, Tao Zou, Na Peng, Mi Zhao and Zhiwei Gong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:148

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  19. Methane is the primary component of natural gas and biogas. The huge abundance of methane makes it a promising alternative carbon source for industrial biotechnology. Herein, we report diamine compound, putres...

    Authors: Linh Thanh Nguyen and Eun Yeol Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:147

    Content type: Research

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  20. Trichoderma reesei is the most important industrial producer of lignocellulolytic enzymes. These enzymes play an important role in biomass degradation leading to novel applications of this fungus in the biotechno...

    Authors: Renato Graciano de Paula, Amanda Cristina Campos Antoniêto, Karoline Maria Vieira Nogueira, Liliane Fraga Costa Ribeiro, Marina Campos Rocha, Iran Malavazi, Fausto Almeida and Roberto Nascimento Silva

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:146

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  21. Bacillus amyloliquefaciens NB is a newly discovered strain, which produces poly-(γ-glutamic acid) (γ-PGA) from raw extracted inulin of Jerusalem artichoke tubers; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown...

    Authors: Yibin Qiu, Yifan Zhu, Yijing Zhan, Yatao Zhang, Yuanyuan Sha, Yijing Zhan, Zongqi Xu, Sha Li, Xiaohai Feng and Hong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:145

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  22. The α-l-arabinofuranosidases (α-l-ABFs) are exoenzymes involved in the hydrolysis of α-l-arabinosyl linkages in plant cell wall polysaccharides. They play a crucial role in the degradation of arabinoxylan and ara...

    Authors: Mohamed Mroueh, Marion Aruanno, Romain Borne, Pascale de Philip, Henri-Pierre Fierobe, Chantal Tardif and Sandrine Pagès

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:144

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  23. The extremely thermophilic bacterium Caldicellulosiruptor lactoaceticus can degrade and metabolize untreated lignocellulosic biomass containing xylan. The mechanism of the bacterium for degradation of insoluble x...

    Authors: Xiaojing Jia and Yejun Han

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:143

    Content type: Research

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  24. After the publication of the article [1], it was brought to our attention that the GenBank Accession number for the EF1 is missing in Methods section. Please find the accession number in the erratum below.

    Authors: Wagner Rodrigo de Souza, Thályta Fraga Pacheco, Karoline Estefani Duarte, Bruno Leite Sampaio, Patrícia Abrão de Oliveira Molinari, Polyana Kelly Martins, Thaís Ribeiro Santiago, Eduardo Fernandes Formighieri, Felipe Vinecky, Ana Paula Ribeiro, Bárbara Andrade Dias Brito da Cunha, Adilson Kenji Kobayashi, Rowan Andrew Craig Mitchell, Dasciana de Sousa Rodrigues Gambetta and Hugo Bruno Correa Molinari

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:142

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:111

  25. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6) and odd-chain fatty acids (OCFAs, C15:0 and C17:0) have attracted great interest, since they have been widely used in food and therapeutic industries, as well as chemical indu...

    Authors: Fangzhong Wang, Yali Bi, Jinjin Diao, Mingming Lv, Jinyu Cui, Lei Chen and Weiwen Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:141

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  26. Oleaginous yeasts are considered as a potential lipid source for food, feed and biofuel production. In order to make the yeast-based lipid production environmentally and economically sustainable, there is a ne...

    Authors: Volha Shapaval, Jule Brandenburg, Johanna Blomqvist, Valeria Tafintseva, Volkmar Passoth, Mats Sandgren and Achim Kohler

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:140

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  27. Expression of d-xylose isomerase having high catalytic activity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (S. cerevisiae) is a prerequisite for efficient and economical production of bioethanol from cellulosic biomass. Althoug...

    Authors: Taisuke Seike, Yosuke Kobayashi, Takehiko Sahara, Satoru Ohgiya, Yoichi Kamagata and Kazuhiro E. Fujimori

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:139

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  28. The lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks such as empty fruit bunches (EFBs) prove to be potential renewable resources owing to their abundance, low prices, and high carbohydrate contents. Generally, the conversi...

    Authors: Jae Kyun Kim, Jungwoo Yang, So Young Park, Ju-Hyun Yu and Kyoung Heon Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:138

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  29. Rhodotorula toruloides is a promising platform organism for production of lipids from lignocellulosic substrates. Little is known about the metabolic aspects of lipid production from the lignocellolosic sugar xyl...

    Authors: Ievgeniia A. Tiukova, Jule Brandenburg, Johanna Blomqvist, Sabine Sampels, Nils Mikkelsen, Morten Skaugen, Magnus Ø. Arntzen, Jens Nielsen, Mats Sandgren and Eduard J. Kerkhoven

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:137

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  30. The biodegradation of chitin is an important part of the carbon and nitrogen cycles in nature. Speeding up the biotransformation of chitin substrates can not only reduce pollution, but also produce high value-...

    Authors: Xiaomeng Sun, Yingjie Li, Zhennan Tian, Yuanchao Qian, Huaiqiang Zhang and Lushan Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:136

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  31. Salix spp. are high-productivity crops potentially used for lignocellulosic biofuels such as bioethanol. In general, pretreatment is needed to facilitate the enzymatic depolymerization process. Biomass resistance...

    Authors: Jonas A. Ohlsson, Henrik R. Hallingbäck, Mohamed Jebrane, Anne E. Harman-Ware, Todd Shollenberger, Stephen R. Decker, Mats Sandgren and Ann-Christin Rönnberg-Wästljung

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:135

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  32. One of the major problems in the production of lipids for biotechnological purposes using microalgae is maintaining a high productivity of these molecules without reducing cellular biomass. High production rat...

    Authors: Hector Osorio, Carol Jara, Karen Fuenzalida, Emma Rey-Jurado and Mónica Vásquez

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:134

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  33. Optimizing the ability of exoelectrogens is a key factor in boosting the overall efficiency of bioelectrochemical systems. In this study, we construct magnetic microbial fuel cells (MFCs) with magnets with dif...

    Authors: Huihui Zhou, Xiaoxue Mei, Bingfeng Liu, Guojun Xie and Defeng Xing

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:133

    Content type: Research

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  34. Chain elongation forms a new platform technology for the circular production of biobased chemicals from renewable carbon and energy sources. This study aimed to develop a continuous methanol-based chain elonga...

    Authors: Sanne M. de Smit, Kasper D. de Leeuw, Cees J. N. Buisman and David P. B. T. B. Strik

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:132

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  35. Carbohydrates are major biomass source in fuel-targeted biorefinery. Arthrospira platensis is the largest commercialized microalgae with good environmental tolerance and high biomass production. However, the trad...

    Authors: Qishun Liu, Changhong Yao, Yongxin Sun, Wei Chen, Haidong Tan, Xupeng Cao, Song Xue and Heng Yin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:131

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  36. Single guide RNA (sgRNA) selection is important for the efficiency of CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing. However, in plants, the rules governing selection are not well established.

    Authors: Yan Liang, Aymerick Eudes, Sasha Yogiswara, Beibei Jing, Veronica T. Benites, Reo Yamanaka, Clarabelle Cheng-Yue, Edward E. Baidoo, Jenny C. Mortimer, Henrik V. Scheller and Dominique Loqué

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:130

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  37. Among the third-generation biodiesel feed stock, oleaginous marine yeasts are the least studied microorganisms for such purpose.

    Authors: Boutheina Bessadok, Andrea Santulli, Thomas Brück and Saloua Sadok

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:129

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:152

  38. Global demand for energy is on the rise at a time when limited natural resources are fast depleting. To address this issue, microalgal biofuels are being recommended as a renewable and eco-friendly substitute ...

    Authors: Keita Iwasaki, Asuka Kaneko, Yuji Tanaka, Takahiro Ishikawa, Hemanth Noothalapati and Tatsuyuki Yamamoto

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:128

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  39. The co-production of single cell oil (SCO) with value-added products could improve the economic viability of industrial SCO production. The newly isolated oleaginous yeast Cryptococcus podzolicus DSM 27192 was ab...

    Authors: Xiujuan Qian, Olga Gorte, Lin Chen, Wenming Zhang, Weiliang Dong, Jiangfeng Ma, Min Jiang, Fengxue Xin and Katrin Ochsenreither

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:127

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  40. Fast, complete, and ultimate removal of inhibitory compounds derived from lignocellulose pretreatment is the prerequisite for efficient production of cellulosic ethanol and biochemicals. Biodetoxification is t...

    Authors: Xia Yi, Qiuqiang Gao, Lei Zhang, Xia Wang, Yanqing He, Fengxian Hu, Jian Zhang, Gen Zou, Shihui Yang, Zhihua Zhou and Jie Bao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:126

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  41. Reducing fresh water consumption and nutrient addition will be an effective way to reduce the whole cost of bioethanol production. On the other hand, treatment of biogas slurry derived from anaerobic digestion...

    Authors: Guowei Duan, Bo Wu, Han Qin, Weiting Wang, Qiong Tan, Yonghua Dai, Yao Qin, Furong Tan, Guoquan Hu and Mingxiong He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:124

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  42. During current submerged fermentation for microbial lipid production, the large-scale reactor operations inevitably consume substantial amounts of water and electricity for aeration, stirring, and temperature ...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Jie Song, Yi Li, Ping Li and Hailei Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:123

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  43. Chlorophylls play important roles in photosynthesis, and thus are critical for growth and related metabolic pathways in photosynthetic organisms. They are particularly important in microalgae, emerging as the ...

    Authors: Hyun Gi Koh, Nam Kyu Kang, Seungjib Jeon, Sung-Eun Shin, Byeong-ryool Jeong and Yong Keun Chang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:122

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  44. Phosphorus (P) is an essential element of microalgae, which is either required for anabolism or for energy metabolism. When employing a nitrogen limitation strategy to trigger microalgal intracellular lipid ac...

    Authors: Liang Fu, Qingcheng Li, Ge Yan, Dandan Zhou and John C. Crittenden

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:121

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  45. The main representatives of hemicellulose are xylans, usually decorated β-1,4-linked d-xylose polymers, which are hydrolyzed by xylanases. The efficient utilization and complete hydrolysis of xylans necessitate t...

    Authors: Constantinos Katsimpouras, Grigorios Dedes, Nikolaos S. Thomaidis and Evangelos Topakas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:120

    Content type: Research

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  46. Microalgae are attracting much attention as a promising feedstock for renewable energy production, while simultaneously providing environmental benefits. So far, comparison studies for microalgae selection for...

    Authors: A. Jebali, F. G. Acién, N. Jiménez-Ruiz, C. Gómez, J. M. Fernández-Sevilla, N. Mhiri, F. Karray, S. Sayadi and E. Molina-Grima

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:119

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  47. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) opened a new horizon for biomass deconstruction. They use a redox mechanism not yet fully understood and the range of substrates initially envisaged to be the crysta...

    Authors: Thamy Lívia Ribeiro Corrêa, Atílio Tomazini Júnior, Lúcia Daniela Wolf, Marcos Silveira Buckeridge, Leandro Vieira dos Santos and Mario Tyago Murakami

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:117

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