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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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

  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. Itaconic acid is an unsaturated, dicarboxylic acid which finds a wide range of applications in the polymer industry and as a building block for fuels, solvents and pharmaceuticals. Currently, Aspergillus terreus ...

    Authors: Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Johanna Becker, Isabel Bator, Katharina Saur, Svenja Meyer, Ana Catarina Rodrigues Lóia, Lars M. Blank and Nick Wierckx

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:263

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  29. Biobutanol has great potential as biofuel of the future. However, only a few organisms have the natural ability to produce butanol. Amongst them, Clostridium spp. are the most efficient producers. The high toxici...

    Authors: Hannes Russmayer, Hans Marx and Michael Sauer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:262

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  30. Macroalgae and microalgae, as feedstocks for third-generation biofuel, possess competitive strengths in terms of cost, technology and economics. The most important compound in brown macroalgae is alginate, and...

    Authors: Danrong Lu, Qingdong Zhang, Shumin Wang, Jingwen Guan, Runmiao Jiao, Naihan Han, Wenjun Han and Fuchuan Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:260

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  31. Waste lipids are attractive substrates for co-digestion with primary and activated sewage sludge (PASS) to improve biogas production at wastewater treatment plants. However, slow conversion rates of long-chain...

    Authors: Sepehr Shakeri Yekta, Tong Liu, Mette Axelsson Bjerg, Luka Šafarič, Anna Karlsson, Annika Björn and Anna Schnürer

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:259

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  32. To produce second-generation biofuels, enzymatic catalysis is required to convert cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass into fermentable sugars. β-Glucosidases finalize the process by hydrolyzing cellobiose i...

    Authors: Mu-Rong Kao, Hsion-Wen Kuo, Cheng-Chung Lee, Kuan-Ying Huang, Ting-Yen Huang, Chen-Wei Li, C. Will Chen, Andrew H. -J. Wang, Su-May Yu and Tuan-Hua David Ho

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:258

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  33. Due to its inevitable formation during biodiesel production and its relatively high degree of reduction, glycerol is an attractive carbon source for microbial fermentation processes. However, glycerol is catab...

    Authors: Maximilian R. Aßkamp, Mathias Klein and Elke Nevoigt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:257

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  34. Euglena gracilis, a unicellular flagellated microalga, is regarded as one of the most promising species as microalgal feedstock for biofuels. Its lipids (mainly wax esters) are suitable for biodiesel and jet fuel...

    Authors: Tadashi Toyama, Tsubasa Hanaoka, Koji Yamada, Kengo Suzuki, Yasuhiro Tanaka, Masaaki Morikawa and Kazuhiro Mori

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:205

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  35. Trametes trogii is a member of the white-rot fungi family, which has a unique ability to break down recalcitrant lignin polymers to CO2 and water, and they have enormous potential to biodegrade a wide range of to...

    Authors: Yuan Liu, Yuanyuan Wu, Yu Zhang, Xulei Yang, En Yang, Huini Xu, Qiliang Yang, Irbis Chagan, Xiuming Cui, Weimin Chen and Jinping Yan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:256

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  36. Recent evidence points to the nutritional importance of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the human diet. Thraustochytrids are heterotrophic marine oleaginous microorganisms capable of synthesizing high amounts of...

    Authors: Alok Patel, Ulrika Rova, Paul Christakopoulos and Leonidas Matsakas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:255

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  37. Many kinds of wastewaters contain appreciable quantities of protein. Anaerobic processes are suitable for the treatment of wastewater high in organics to achieve pollution control and recovery of energy as met...

    Authors: Thu Hang Duong, Katja Grolle, Tran Thi Viet Nga, Grietje Zeeman, Hardy Temmink and Miriam van Eekert

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:254

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  38. Recently, exploring fermentative or chemical pathways that convert biomass-derived sugars to fuels/chemicals has attracted a lot of interest from many researchers. We are investigating a hydrocarbon pathway fr...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Ashutosh Mittal, Heidi Pilath, Xiaowen Chen, Melvin P. Tucker and David K. Johnson

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:253

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  39. The extraction of lipids from microalgae requires a pretreatment process to break the cell wall and subsequent extraction processes to obtain the lipids for biofuels production. The multistep operation tends t...

    Authors: Guo Yong Yew, Kit Wayne Chew, Marlinda Abdul Malek, Yeek-Chia Ho, Wei-Hsin Chen, Tau Chuan Ling and Pau Loke Show

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:252

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  40. The increasing emission of flue gas from industrial plants contributes to environmental pollution, global warming, and climate change. Microalgae have been considered excellent biological materials for flue ga...

    Authors: Hsiang-Hui Chou, Hsiang-Yen Su, Xiang-Di Song, Te-Jin Chow, Chun-Yen Chen, Jo-Shu Chang and Tse-Min Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:251

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  41. Sugar alcohols are commonly used as low-calorie sweeteners and can serve as potential building blocks for bio-based chemicals. Previous work has shown that the oleaginous yeast Rhodosporidium toruloides IFO0880 c...

    Authors: Sujit Sadashiv Jagtap, Ashwini Ashok Bedekar, Jing-Jing Liu, Yong-Su Jin and Christopher V. Rao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:250

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  42. Biomass fuel has been used to supply heat or crude materials in industry to replace the traditional fossil fuel which was one of the chief causes of climate warming. However, the large-scale utilization of bio...

    Authors: Ren Tu, Yan Sun, Yujian Wu, Xudong Fan, Jiamin Wang, Shuchao Cheng, Zhiwen Jia, Enchen Jiang and Xiwei Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:249

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  43. Poplars are considered suitable dedicated energy crops, with abundant cellulose and hemicellulose, and huge surplus biomass potential in China. Xylan, the major hemicellulosic component, contributes to the str...

    Authors: Kaixuan Huang, Lalitendu Das, Jianming Guo and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:248

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  44. Lignocellulosic biomass is recognized as a promising renewable feedstock for the production of biofuels. However, current methods for converting biomass into fermentable sugars are considered too expensive and...

    Authors: K. Hodgson-Kratky, G. Papa, A. Rodriguez, V. Stavila, B. Simmons, F. Botha, A. Furtado and R. Henry

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:247

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