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  1. Content type: Research

    Astaxanthin is a natural carotenoid pigment with tremendous antioxidant activity and great commercial value. Microbial production of astaxanthin via metabolic engineering has become a promising alternative. Al...

    Authors: Jin Jin, Ying Wang, Mingdong Yao, Xiaoli Gu, Bo Li, Hong Liu, Mingzhu Ding, Wenhai Xiao and Yingjin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:230

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    Microbial biosynthesis of alkanes is considered a promising method for the sustainable production of drop-in fuels and chemicals. Carbon dioxide would be an ideal carbon source for these production systems, bu...

    Authors: Tapio Lehtinen, Henri Virtanen, Suvi Santala and Ville Santala

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:228

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  3. Content type: Review

    Microalgae are capable of producing sustainable bioproducts and biofuels by using carbon dioxide or other carbon substances in various cultivation modes. It is of great significance to exploit microalgae for t...

    Authors: Han Sun, Weiyang Zhao, Xuemei Mao, Yuelian Li, Tao Wu and Feng Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:227

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:254

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    β-Glucosidases are components of the cellulase system, a family of enzymes that hydrolyze the β-1,4 linkages of cellulose. These proteins have been extensively studied due to the possibility of their use in vario...

    Authors: Samara G. da Costa, Olinto Liparini Pereira, André Teixeira-Ferreira, Richard Hemmi Valente, Sebastião T. de Rezende, Valéria M. Guimarães and Fernando Ariel Genta

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:226

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    Expression of glycosyl hydrolases in lignocellulosic biomass has been proposed as an alternative to improve efficiency of cellulosic ethanol production. In planta production of hyperthermophilic hydrolytic enzyme...

    Authors: Yao Xiao, Xuejun He, Yemaiza Ojeda-Lassalle, Charleson Poovaiah and Heather D. Coleman

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:225

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    Propionic acid (PA) is used as a food preservative and increasingly, as a precursor for the synthesis of monomers. PA is produced mainly through hydrocarboxylation of ethylene, also known as the ‘oxo-process’;...

    Authors: Carlos H. Luna-Flores, Chris C. Stowers, Brad M. Cox, Lars K. Nielsen and Esteban Marcellin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:224

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    Arabinoxylan is an abundant polysaccharide in industrially relevant biomasses such as sugarcane, corn stover and grasses. However, the arabinofuranosyl di-substitutions that decorate the xylan backbone are rec...

    Authors: Camila Ramos dos Santos, Priscila Oliveira de Giuseppe, Flávio Henrique Moreira de Souza, Letícia Maria Zanphorlin, Mariane Noronha Domingues, Renan Augusto Siqueira Pirolla, Rodrigo Vargas Honorato, Celisa Caldana Costa Tonoli, Mariana Abrahão Bueno de Morais, Vanesa Peixoto de Matos Martins, Lucas Miranda Fonseca, Fernanda Büchli, Paulo Sergio Lopes de Oliveira, Fábio Cesar Gozzo and Mário Tyago Murakami

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:223

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  8. Content type: Research

    Whole-tree chips will be a likely feedstock for future biorefineries because of their low cost. Non-structural components (NSC), however, represent a significant part of whole-tree chips. The NSC can account f...

    Authors: Hanna Hörhammer, Chang Dou, Rick Gustafson, Azra Suko and Renata Bura

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:222

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  9. Content type: Research

    Developing novel microbial cell factories requires careful testing of candidates under industrially relevant conditions. However, this frequently occurs late during the strain development process. The availabi...

    Authors: Felipe Senne de Oliveira Lino, Thiago Olitta Basso and Morten Otto Alexander Sommer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:221

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    The development of efficient cellulase blends is a key factor for cost-effectively valorizing biomass in a new bio-economy. Today, the enzymatic hydrolysis of plant-derived polysaccharides is mainly accomplish...

    Authors: Benedikt Leis, Claudia Held, Björn Andreeßen, Wolfgang Liebl, Sigrid Graubner, Louis-Philipp Schulte, Wolfgang H. Schwarz and Vladimir V. Zverlov

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:220

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    The thermophilic anaerobic bacterium Clostridium thermocellum is a multifunctional ethanol producer, capable of both saccharification and fermentation, that is central to the consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) appr...

    Authors: Ninad Kothari, Evert K. Holwerda, Charles M. Cai, Rajeev Kumar and Charles E. Wyman

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:219

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  12. Content type: Research

    Cyanobacteria have shown promising potential for the production of various biofuels and chemical feedstocks. Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 is a fast-growing strain with pronounced tolerance to high temperatur...

    Authors: Xiaoming Tan, Shengwei Hou, Kuo Song, Jens Georg, Stephan Klähn, Xuefeng Lu and Wolfgang R. Hess

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:218

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  13. Content type: Research

    Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and lavandin (a sterile hybrid of L. angustifolia × L. latifolia) essential oils are among those most commonly used in the world for various industrial purposes, including perfum...

    Authors: Laurence Lesage-Meessen, Marine Bou, Christian Ginies, Didier Chevret, David Navarro, Elodie Drula, Estelle Bonnin, José C. del Río, Elise Odinot, Alexandra Bisotto, Jean-Guy Berrin, Jean-Claude Sigoillot, Craig B. Faulds and Anne Lomascolo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:217

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  14. Content type: Research

    The diverse microbiome present in the rumen of ruminant animals facilitates the digestion of plant-based fiber. In this study, a shotgun metagenomic analysis of the microbes adhering to plant fiber in the came...

    Authors: Javad Gharechahi and Ghasem Hosseini Salekdeh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:216

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  15. Content type: Methodology

    Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenase (LPMOs) are enzymes that catalyze the breakdown of polysaccharides in biomass and have excellent potential for biorefinery applications. However, their activities are relativ...

    Authors: Damao Wang, Jing Li, Ann C. Y. Wong, Finn L. Aachmann and Yves S. Y. Hsieh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:215

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  16. Content type: Research

    The lignin can compete for binding cellulase enzymes with cellulose fibers and decrease the accessibility of enzymes to carbohydrates. The competitive adsorption of cellulase to lignin mainly depended on the c...

    Authors: Wenjun Ying, Zhengjun Shi, Haiyan Yang, Gaofeng Xu, Zhifeng Zheng and Jing Yang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:214

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    Lignocellulose is highly recalcitrant to enzymatic deconstruction, where the recalcitrance primarily results from chemical linkages between lignin and carbohydrates. Glucuronoyl esterases (GEs) from carbohydra...

    Authors: Jenny Arnling Bååth, Scott Mazurkewich, Rasmus Meland Knudsen, Jens-Christian Navarro Poulsen, Lisbeth Olsson, Leila Lo Leggio and Johan Larsbrink

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:213

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  18. Content type: Research

    During the process of bioethanol production, cellulose is hydrolyzed into its monomeric soluble units. For efficient hydrolysis, a chemical and/or mechanical pretreatment step is required. Such pretreatment is...

    Authors: Shahar Yoav, Tomer M. Salame, Daria Feldman, Dana Levinson, Michael Ioelovich, Ely Morag, Oded Yarden, Edward A. Bayer and Yitzhak Hadar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:212

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  19. Content type: Research

    We previously reversed methanogenesis in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to produce electricity for the first time from methane by combining an engineered archaeal strain that produces methyl-coenzyme M reductase ...

    Authors: Ryota Yamasaki, Toshinari Maeda and Thomas K. Wood

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:211

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  20. Content type: Research

    Current petroleum-derived fuels such as gasoline (C5–C12) and diesel (C15–C22) are complex mixtures of hydrocarbons with different chain lengths and chemical structures. Isoprenoids are hydrocarbon-based compound...

    Authors: Bakht Zada, Chonglong Wang, Ji-Bin Park, Seong-Hee Jeong, Ju-Eon Park, Hawaibam Birla Singh and Seon-Won Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:210

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  21. Content type: Research

    The discovery of enzymes named lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) has had a major impact on the efficiency of current commercial cellulase cocktails for saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass. Ho...

    Authors: Gerdt Müller, Piotr Chylenski, Bastien Bissaro, Vincent G. H. Eijsink and Svein Jarle Horn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:209

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  22. Content type: Research

    Understanding the DNA methylome and its relationship with non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), is essential for elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying key ...

    Authors: Haidong Yan, Aureliano Bombarely, Bin Xu, Taylor P. Frazier, Chengran Wang, Peilin Chen, Jing Chen, Tomas Hasing, Chenming Cui, Xinquan Zhang, Bingyu Zhao and Linkai Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:208

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  23. Content type: Research

    Low ethanol tolerance of Kluyveromyces marxianus limits its application in high-temperature ethanol fermentation. As a complex phenotype, ethanol tolerance involves synergistic actions of many genes that are wide...

    Authors: Pengsong Li, Xiaofen Fu, Shizhong Li and Lei Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:207

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  24. Content type: Research

    Pretreatments are one of the main bottlenecks for the lignocellulose conversion process and the search for cheaper and effective pretreatment methodologies for each biomass is a complex but fundamental task. H...

    Authors: Camila A. Rezende, Beatriz W. Atta, Marcia C. Breitkreitz, Rachael Simister, Leonardo D. Gomez and Simon J. McQueen-Mason

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:206

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  25. Content type: Research

    A bicarbonate-based integrated carbon capture and algae production system (BICCAPS) uses carbonate to capture CO2 and produce bicarbonate for alkalihalophilic microalgal cultivation. In this process, carbonate is...

    Authors: Chenba Zhu, Ruolan Zhang, Longyan Cheng and Zhanyou Chi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:204

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  26. Content type: Research

    Renewable liquid biofuel production will reduce crude oil import of India. To displace the huge quantity of fossil fuels used for energy production, this research was focused on utilization of unexploited low-...

    Authors: Kiruthika Thangavelu, Ramesh Desikan, Oxana P. Taran and Sivakumar Uthandi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:203

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  27. Content type: Research

    Pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit produced worldwide, and approximately 24.8 million tons of this fruit are produced annually throughout the world, including in Thailand, which is the fourth...

    Authors: Vibhavee Sukruansuwan and Suchada Chanprateep Napathorn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:202

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  28. Content type: Research

    Plant biomass conversion for green chemistry and bio-energy is a current challenge for a modern sustainable bioeconomy. The complex polyaromatic lignin polymers in raw biomass feedstocks (i.e., agriculture and...

    Authors: Shingo Miyauchi, Anaïs Rancon, Elodie Drula, Hayat Hage, Delphine Chaduli, Anne Favel, Sacha Grisel, Bernard Henrissat, Isabelle Herpoël-Gimbert, Francisco J. Ruiz-Dueñas, Didier Chevret, Matthieu Hainaut, Junyan Lin, Mei Wang, Jasmyn Pangilinan, Anna Lipzen…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:201

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  29. Content type: Research

    Lignocellulosic biomass is seen as an abundant renewable source of liquid fuels and chemicals that are currently derived from petroleum. When lignocellulosic biomass is used for ethanol production, the resulti...

    Authors: Matthew J. Scarborough, Griffin Lynch, Mitch Dickson, Mick McGee, Timothy J. Donohue and Daniel R. Noguera

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:200

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  30. Content type: Research

    The production of ethanol through the biochemical conversion of syngas, a mixture of H2, CO and CO2, has been typically studied using pure cultures. However, mixed microbial consortia may offer a series of benefi...

    Authors: Antonio Grimalt-Alemany, Mateusz Łężyk, Lene Lange, Ioannis V. Skiadas and Hariklia N. Gavala

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:198

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  31. Content type: Research

    Ogataea (Hansenula) polymorpha is one of the most thermotolerant xylose-fermenting yeast species reported to date. Several metabolic engineering approaches have been successfully demonstrated to improve high-temp...

    Authors: Olena O. Kurylenko, Justyna Ruchala, Roksolana V. Vasylyshyn, Oleh V. Stasyk, Olena V. Dmytruk, Kostyantyn V. Dmytruk and Andriy A. Sibirny

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:197

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  32. Content type: Research

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a microbe-driven process of biomass decomposition to CH4 and CO2. In addition to renewable and cost-effective energy production, AD has emerged in the European Union as an environmenta...

    Authors: Magdalena Calusinska, Xavier Goux, Marie Fossépré, Emilie E. L. Muller, Paul Wilmes and Philippe Delfosse

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:196

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  33. Content type: Research

    We previously developed several strategies to engineer plants to produce cost-efficient biofuels from plant biomass. Engineered Arabidopsis plants with low xylan and lignin content showed normal growth and imp...

    Authors: Jingwei Yan, Aude Aznar, Camille Chalvin, Devon S. Birdseye, Edward E. K. Baidoo, Aymerick Eudes, Patrick M. Shih, Dominique Loqué, Aying Zhang and Henrik V. Scheller

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:195

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  34. Content type: Research

    Softwood is a promising feedstock for lignocellulosic biorefineries, but as it contains galactoglucomannan efficient mannan-degrading enzymes are required to unlock its full potential.

    Authors: Pernille von Freiesleben, Nikolaj Spodsberg, Anne Stenbæk, Henrik Stålbrand, Kristian B. R. M. Krogh and Anne S. Meyer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:194

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  35. Content type: Research

    Shewanella strains are important dissimilatory metal-reducing bacteria which are widely distributed in diverse habitats. Despite efforts to genomically characterize Shewanella, knowledge of the molecular componen...

    Authors: Chaofang Zhong, Maozhen Han, Shaojun Yu, Pengshuo Yang, Hongjun Li and Kang Ning

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2018 11:193

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  36. 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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  37. Content type: Research

    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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  38. Content type: Research

    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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  39. Content type: Research

    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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  40. Content type: Research

    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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  41. Content type: Research

    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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  42. 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

  43. 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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  44. Content type: Research

    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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  45. Content type: Research

    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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  46. Content type: Research

    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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  47. Content type: Research

    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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  48. Content type: Research

    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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