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  1. Content type: Research

    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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    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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    Previous studies on the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeota Group, recently assigned to the novel archaeal phylum Bathyarchaeota, reported on the dominance of these Archaea within the anaerobic carbohydrate cycle perform...

    Authors: Irena Maus, Madis Rumming, Ingo Bergmann, Kathrin Heeg, Marcel Pohl, Edith Nettmann, Sebastian Jaenicke, Jochen Blom, Alfred Pühler, Andreas Schlüter, Alexander Sczyrba and Michael Klocke

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:167

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    The bioconversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to ethanol is being commercialised, but further process development is required to improve their economic feasibility. Efficient saccharification of lignocellulo...

    Authors: Ausra Peciulyte, Louise Samuelsson, Lisbeth Olsson, K. C. McFarland, Jesper Frickmann, Lars Østergård, Rune Halvorsen, Brian R. Scott and Katja S. Johansen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:165

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    Lignocellulose is one of the most abundant forms of fixed carbon in the biosphere. Current industrial approaches to the degradation of lignocellulose employ enzyme mixtures, usually from a single fungal specie...

    Authors: Anna M. Alessi, Susannah M. Bird, Nicola C. Oates, Yi Li, Adam A. Dowle, Etelvino H. Novotny, Eduardo R. deAzevedo, Joseph P. Bennett, Igor Polikarpov, J. Peter W. Young, Simon J. McQueen-Mason and Neil C. Bruce

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:166

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    Butyric acid is an important chemical currently produced from petrochemical feedstocks. Its production from renewable, low-cost biomass in fermentation has attracted large attention in recent years. In this st...

    Authors: Zhiping Xiao, Chu Cheng, Teng Bao, Lujie Liu, Bin Wang, Wenjing Tao, Xun Pei, Shang-Tian Yang and Minqi Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:164

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  11. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported a problem in the drawing of Rut-C30 chromosome III in Fig. 2B of the original article [1]. The two fragments of chromosome I inserted ins...

    Authors: Etienne Jourdier, Lyam Baudry, Dante Poggi-Parodi, Yoan Vicq, Romain Koszul, Antoine Margeot, Martial Marbouty and Frédérique Bidard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:163

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2017 10:151

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    Rice husk and rice straw represent promising sources of biomass for production of renewable fuels and chemicals. For efficient utilisation, lignocellulosic components must first be pretreated to enable efficie...

    Authors: Jia Wu, Samuel R. A. Collins, Adam Elliston, Nikolaus Wellner, Jo Dicks, Ian N. Roberts and Keith W. Waldron

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:162

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    The main role of pretreatment is to reduce the natural biomass recalcitrance and thus enhance saccharification yield. A further prerequisite for efficient utilization of all biomass components is their efficie...

    Authors: Leonidas Matsakas, Christos Nitsos, Vijayendran Raghavendran, Olga Yakimenko, Gustav Persson, Eva Olsson, Ulrika Rova, Lisbeth Olsson and Paul Christakopoulos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:160

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    Improving the hydrolytic performance of hemicellulases to degrade lignocellulosic biomass is of considerable importance for second-generation biorefinery. Xylanase, as the crucial hemicellulase, must be thermo...

    Authors: Shuai You, Chun-Chi Chen, Tao Tu, Xiaoyu Wang, Rui Ma, Hui-yi Cai, Rey-Ting Guo, Hui-ying Luo and Bin Yao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:159

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    Odd chain fatty acids (odd FAs) have a wide range of applications in therapeutic and nutritional industries, as well as in chemical industries including biofuel. Yarrowia lipolytica is an oleaginous yeast conside...

    Authors: Young-Kyoung Park, Thierry Dulermo, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro and Jean-Marc Nicaud

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:158

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    Enzymatic conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into soluble sugars is a major bottleneck in the plant biomass utilization. Several anaerobic organisms cope these issues via multiple-enzyme complex system so c...

    Authors: Jui-Jen Chang, Marimuthu Anandharaj, Cheng-Yu Ho, Kenji Tsuge, Tsung-Yu Tsai, Huei-Mien Ke, Yu-Ju Lin, Minh Dung Ha Tran, Wen-Hsiung Li and Chieh-Chen Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:157

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    The synchronous triacylglycerol (TAG) production with the growth is a key step to lower the cost of the microalgae-based biofuel production. Phospholipid: diacylglycerol acyltransferase (PDAT) has been identif...

    Authors: Zhen Zhu, Guangze Yuan, Xuran Fan, Yan Fan, Miao Yang, Yalei Yin, Jiao Liu, Yang Liu, Xupeng Cao, Jing Tian and Song Xue

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:156

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    Polysaccharide monooxygenases (PMOs) of the auxiliary activity 9 (AA9) family have been reported to oxidize C1, C4, and C6 positions in cellulose. However, currently no direct evidence exists that PMOs oxidize...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Jinyin Chen, Zhigang Geng, Meixia Wang, Ning Liu and Duochuan Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:155

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    Preparing multiple products from lignocellulosic biomass feedstock enhances the profit and sustainability of future biorefineries. Grasses are suitable feedstocks for biorefineries as they permit a variety of ...

    Authors: Felipe A. M. Reinoso, Jorge Rencoret, Ana Gutiérrez, Adriane M. F. Milagres, José C. del Río and André Ferraz

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:153

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    Lignin is a major component of plant biomass and is recalcitrant to degradation due to its complex and heterogeneous aromatic structure. The biomass-based research mainly focuses on polysaccharides component o...

    Authors: Madan Kumar, Sandhya Verma, Rajesh Kumar Gazara, Manish Kumar, Ashok Pandey, Praveen Kumar Verma and Indu Shekhar Thakur

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:154

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    The ideal biofuel should not only be a regenerative fuel from renewable feedstocks, but should also be compatible with the existing fuel distribution infrastructure and with normal car engines. As the so-calle...

    Authors: Sandra Henritzi, Manuel Fischer, Martin Grininger, Mislav Oreb and Eckhard Boles

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:150

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  22. Content type: Review

    With the increased development in research, innovation, and policy interest in recent years, biosynthetic technology has developed rapidly, which combines engineering, electronics, computer science, mathematic...

    Authors: Zhongxue Dai, Shangjie Zhang, Qiao Yang, Wenming Zhang, Xiujuan Qian, Weiliang Dong, Min Jiang and Fengxue Xin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:152

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  23. Content type: Review

    The Jerusalem artichoke is a perennial plant that belongs to the sunflower family. As a non-grain crop, Jerusalem artichoke possesses a number of desirable characteristics that make it a valuable feedstock for...

    Authors: Yibin Qiu, Peng Lei, Yatao Zhang, Yuanyuan Sha, Yijing Zhan, Zongqi Xu, Sha Li, Hong Xu and Pingkai Ouyang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:151

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  24. Content type: Research

    Lipid accumulation by oleaginous microorganisms is of great scientific interest and biotechnological potential. While nitrogen limitation has been routinely employed, low-cost raw materials usually contain ric...

    Authors: Yanan Wang, Sufang Zhang, Zhiwei Zhu, Hongwei Shen, Xinping Lin, Xiang Jin, Xiang Jiao and Zongbao Kent Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:148

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    Some lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks occur in Mediterranean Countries. They are still largely unexploited and cause considerable problems due to the lack of cost-effective harvesting, storage and disposal t...

    Authors: Giorgia Tasselli, Sara Filippucci, Elisabetta Borsella, Silvia D’Antonio, Mattia Gelosia, Gianluca Cavalaglio, Benedetta Turchetti, Ciro Sannino, Andrea Onofri, Silvio Mastrolitti, Isabella De Bari, Franco Cotana and Pietro Buzzini

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:147

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    Biological pretreatment is an important alternative strategy for biorefining lignocellulose and has attracted increasing attention in recent years. However, current designs for this pretreatment mainly focus o...

    Authors: Shengnan Zhuo, Xu Yan, Dan Liu, Mengying Si, Kejing Zhang, Mingren Liu, Bing Peng and Yan Shi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:146

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  27. Content type: Research

    2,3-Butanediol (BD) is a largely used fossil-based platform chemical. The yield and productivity of bio-based BD fermentative production must be increased and cheaper substrates need to be identified, to make ...

    Authors: Stefano Rebecchi, Davide Pinelli, Giulio Zanaroli, Fabio Fava and Dario Frascari

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:145

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    Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) is a key step for its efficient bioconversion into ethanol. Determining the best pretreatment and its parameters requires monitoring its impacts on the biomass mat...

    Authors: Vinay Khatri, Fatma Meddeb-Mouelhi, Kokou Adjallé, Simon Barnabé and Marc Beauregard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:144

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  29. Content type: Research

    When applied to recalcitrant lignocellulosic feedstocks, multi-stage pretreatments can provide more processing flexibility to optimize or balance process outcomes such as increasing delignification, preserving...

    Authors: Aditya Bhalla, Peyman Fasahati, Chrislyn A. Particka, Aline E. Assad, Ryan J. Stoklosa, Namita Bansal, Rachel Semaan, Christopher M. Saffron, David B. Hodge and Eric L. Hegg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:143

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  30. Content type: Research

    The ascomycete fungus Trichoderma reesei was widely used as a biotechnological workhorse for production of cellulases and recombinant proteins due to its large capacity of protein secretion. Transgenesis by rando...

    Authors: Lina Qin, Xianzhang Jiang, Zhiyang Dong, Jianzhong Huang and Xiuzhen Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:142

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  31. Content type: Research

    Both industrial biotechnology and the use of cellulosic biomass as feedstock for the manufacture of various commercial goods are prominent features of the bioeconomy. In previous work, with the aim of developi...

    Authors: Zhong-peng Guo, Julien Robin, Sophie Duquesne, Michael Joseph O’Donohue, Alain Marty and Florence Bordes

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:141

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  32. Content type: Research

    Understanding the global metabolic network, significantly perturbed upon promiscuous activities of foreign enzymes and different carbon sources, is crucial for systematic optimization of metabolic engineering ...

    Authors: Eun Ju Yun, Eun Joong Oh, Jing-Jing Liu, Sora Yu, Dong Hyun Kim, Suryang Kwak, Kyoung Heon Kim and Yong-Su Jin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:140

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  33. Content type: Research

    Bio-jet fuels are emerging as a valuable alternative to petroleum-based fuels for their potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel dependence. In this study, residual woody biomass from sl...

    Authors: Francesca Pierobon, Ivan L. Eastin and Indroneil Ganguly

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:139

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  34. Content type: Research

    Succinic acid is one of the most interesting platform chemicals that can be produced in a biorefinery approach. In this study, continuous succinic acid production by Actinobacillus succinogenes fermentation in a ...

    Authors: Mariateresa Ferone, Francesca Raganati, Alessia Ercole, Giuseppe Olivieri, Piero Salatino and Antonio Marzocchella

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:138

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  35. Content type: Research

    To increase the production of bioethanol, a two-step process based on hydrothermal and dilute alkaline treatment was applied to reduce the natural resistance of biomass. However, the process required a large a...

    Authors: Shaolong Sun, Lidan Zhang, Fang Liu, Xiaolin Fan and Run-Cang Sun

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:137

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  36. Content type: Research

    Methanogenic biodegradation of aromatic compounds depends on syntrophic metabolism. However, metabolic enzymes and pathways of uncultured microorganisms and their ecological interactions with methanogenic cons...

    Authors: Feng Ju, Yubo Wang and Tong Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:135

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  37. Content type: Research

    The microbial production of biofuels is complicated by a tradeoff between yield and toxicity of many fuels. Efflux pumps enable bacteria to tolerate toxic substances by their removal from the cells while bypas...

    Authors: Georg Basler, Mitchell Thompson, Danielle Tullman-Ercek and Jay Keasling

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:136

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  38. Content type: Research

    The production of biobutanol from renewable biomass resources is attractive. The energy-intensive separation process and low-titer solvents production are the key constraints on the economy-feasible acetone–bu...

    Authors: Hao Wen, Huidong Chen, Di Cai, Peiwen Gong, Tao Zhang, Zhichao Wu, Heting Gao, Zhuangzhuang Li, Peiyong Qin and Tianwei Tan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:134

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  39. Content type: Research

    We investigated strategies to improve foreign protein accumulation in the chloroplasts of the model algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and tested the outcome in both standard culture conditions as well as one pertin...

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

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:133

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  40. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulose is one of the most promising alternative feedstocks for glutamic acid production as commodity building block chemical, but the efforts by the dominant industrial fermentation strain Corynebacterium...

    Authors: Jingbai Wen, Yanqiu Xiao, Ting Liu, Qiuqiang Gao and Jie Bao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:132

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  41. Content type: Research

    Oleate-enriched triacylglycerides are well-suited for lubricant applications that require high oxidative stability. Fatty acid carbon chain length and degree of desaturation are key determinants of triacylglyc...

    Authors: Vasiliki Tsakraklides, Annapurna Kamineni, Andrew L. Consiglio, Kyle MacEwen, Jonathan Friedlander, Hannah G. Blitzblau, Maureen A. Hamilton, Donald V. Crabtree, Austin Su, Jonathan Afshar, John E. Sullivan, W. Greg LaTouf, Colin R. South, Emily H. Greenhagen, A. Joe Shaw and Elena E. Brevnova

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:131

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  42. Content type: Research

    Due to the success of shale gas development in the US, the production cost of natural gas has been reduced significantly, which in turn has made methane (CH4), the major component of natural gas, a potential alte...

    Authors: Qiang Fei, Aaron W. Puri, Holly Smith, Nancy Dowe and Philip. T. Pienkos

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:129

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  43. Content type: Research

    Expanding biofuel markets are challenged by the need to meet future biofuel demands and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, while using domestically available feedstock sustainably. In the context of the sugar ...

    Authors: Thapelo Mokomele, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Venkatesh Balan, Eugéne van Rensburg, Bruce E. Dale and Johann F. Görgens

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:127

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  44. Content type: Research

    Glycerol, an inevitable byproduct of biodiesel, has become an attractive feedstock for the production of value-added chemicals due to its availability and low price. Pseudomonas chlororaphis HT66 can use glycerol...

    Authors: Ruilian Yao, Keli Pan, Huasong Peng, Lei Feng, Hongbo Hu and Xuehong Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:130

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  45. Content type: Research

    Butanol derived from renewable resources by microbial fermentation is considered as one of not only valuable platform chemicals but alternative advanced biofuels. However, due to low butanol concentration in f...

    Authors: Chao Zhu, Lijie Chen, Chuang Xue and Fengwu Bai

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:128

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  46. Content type: Research

    Accumulation of storage compounds during seed development plays an important role in the life cycle of oilseed plants; these compounds provide carbon and energy resources to support the establishment of seedli...

    Authors: Yanli Guo, Yi Huang, Jie Gao, Yuanyuan Pu, Nan Wang, Wenyun Shen, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Tingdong Fu, Jitao Zou and Jinxiong Shen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:124

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  47. Content type: Research

    Zymomonas mobilis is a natural ethanologen being developed and deployed as an industrial biofuel producer. To date, eight Z. mobilis strains have been completely sequenced and found to contain 2–8 native plasmids...

    Authors: Shihui Yang, Jessica M. Vera, Jeff Grass, Giannis Savvakis, Oleg V. Moskvin, Yongfu Yang, Sean J. McIlwain, Yucai Lyu, Irene Zinonos, Alexander S. Hebert, Joshua J. Coon, Donna M. Bates, Trey K. Sato, Steven D. Brown, Michael E. Himmel, Min Zhang…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:125

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  48. Content type: Research

    Hydrogen photoproduction from green microalgae is regarded as a promising alternative solution for energy problems. However, the simultaneous oxygen evolution from microalgae can prevent continuous hydrogen pr...

    Authors: Yuting Wang, Xiaoshan Zhuang, Meirong Chen, Zhiyong Zeng, Xiaoqi Cai, Hui Li and Zhangli Hu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:126

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