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  1. Content type: Research

    Oleaginous yeasts are potent hosts for the renewable production of lipids and harbor great potential for derived products, such as biofuels. Several promising processes have been described that produce hydroca...

    Authors: Stefan Bruder, Eva Johanna Moldenhauer, Robert Denis Lemke, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro and Johannes Kabisch

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:202

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  2. Content type: Research

    Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) combines enzyme production, saccharification and fermentation into a one-step process. This strategy represents a promising alternative for economic ethanol production from sta...

    Authors: Rosemary A. Cripwell, Shaunita H. Rose, Lorenzo Favaro and Willem H. van Zyl

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:201

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  3. Content type: Research

    Filamentous fungi secret hydrolytic enzymes like cellulase and hemicellulase outside the cells, serving as important scavengers of plant biomass in nature and workhorses in the enzyme industry. Unlike the exte...

    Authors: Chengcheng Li, Ai-Ping Pang, Hang Yang, Roujing Lv, Zhihua Zhou, Fu-Gen Wu and Fengming Lin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:200

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  4. Content type: Research

    A consolidated bioprocessing (CBP), where lignocellulose is converted into the desired product(s) in a single fermentative step without the addition of expensive degradative enzymes, represents the ideal solut...

    Authors: Zeenat Bashir, Lili Sheng, Annamma Anil, Arvind Lali, Nigel P. Minton and Ying Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:199

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    Enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose by fungi is a key step in global carbon cycle and biomass utilization. Cellulolytic enzyme production is tightly controlled at a transcriptional level. Here, we investiga...

    Authors: Yanan Li, Yueyan Hu, Zhu Zhu, Kaili Zhao, Guodong Liu, Lushan Wang, Yinbo Qu, Jian Zhao and Yuqi Qin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:198

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  6. Content type: Research

    Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have received widespread attention for their potential applications in catalysis, polymer nanocomposites, pharmaceuticals, and sensors. Here, the mechanism underlying the physi...

    Authors: Wei Ren, Yanshuai Ding, Lide Gu, Wanli Yan, Cang Wang, Mingsheng Lyu, Changhai Wang and Shujun Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:196

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  7. Content type: Research

    Cellulolytic enzymes produced by Trichoderma reesei are widely used for the industrial production of biofuels and chemicals from lignocellulose. We speculated that intracellular pH during the fermentation process...

    Authors: Pei Liu, Guoxiu Zhang, Yumeng Chen, Jian Zhao, Wei Wang and Dongzhi Wei

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:195

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  8. Content type: Research

    Black soldier fly (BSF, Hermetia illucens L.) can efficiently degrade organic wastes and transform into a high fat containing insect biomass that could be used as feedstock for biodiesel production. Meanwhile, th...

    Authors: Zhaolu Zhu, Kashif ur Rehman, Yongqiang Yu, Xiu Liu, Hui Wang, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Sing-Hoi Sze, Minmin Cai, Jibin Zhang, Ziniu Yu, Jinshui Zheng and Longyu Zheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:194

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  9. Content type: Research

    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), a warm-season perennial C4 plant, can be used as a forage plant, a soil and water conservation plant, a windbreak plant, and as a good source of biofuels and alternative energy ...

    Authors: Shumeng Zhang, Fengli Sun, Weiwei Wang, Guoyu Yang, Chao Zhang, Yongfeng Wang, Shudong Liu and Yajun Xi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:193

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  10. Content type: Review

    The current extraction and use of fossil fuels has been linked to extensive negative health and environmental outcomes. Lignocellulosic biomass-derived biofuels and bioproducts are being actively considered as...

    Authors: Winston E. Anthony, Rhiannon R. Carr, Drew M. DeLorenzo, Tayte P. Campbell, Zeyu Shang, Marcus Foston, Tae Seok Moon and Gautam Dantas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:192

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  11. Content type: Research

    Microalgae are one of the promising feedstock that consists of high carbohydrate content which can be converted into bioethanol. Pre-treatment is one of the critical steps required to release fermentable sugar...

    Authors: Chai Kee Phwan, Kit Wayne Chew, Abdi Hanra Sebayang, Hwai Chyuan Ong, Tau Chuan Ling, Marlinda Abdul Malek, Yeek-Chia Ho and Pau Loke Show

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:191

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  12. Content type: Research

    Xylan is the major component of hemicelluloses, which are the second most abundant polysaccharides in nature, accounting for approximately one-third of all renewable organic carbon resources on earth. Efficien...

    Authors: Xueqiang Liu, Zhengqiang Jiang, Yu Liu, Xin You, Shaoqing Yang and Qiaojuan Yan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:190

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  13. Content type: Research

    Prehydrolyzate, which is from the prehydrolysis process in dissolving pulps industry, contains various sugar-derived and lignin compounds such as xylooligosaccharides (XOS), gluco-oligosaccharides, xylose, glu...

    Authors: Caoxing Huang, Xucai Wang, Chen Liang, Xiao Jiang, Gan Yang, Jie Xu and Qiang Yong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:189

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  14. Content type: Research

    Biorefineries are widely recognized as the most feasible solution to the problem of achieving environmental sustainability along with economic growth. Furthermore, pine wilt disease has caused severe environme...

    Authors: Ho Myeong Kim, In Seong Choi, Seoyoun Lee, In Min Hwang, Ho Hyun Chun, Seung Gon Wi, Jin-Cheol Kim, Tae Young Shin, Jong Cheol Kim, Jae Su Kim, Junheon Kim and Hae Woong Park

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:188

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  15. Content type: Research

    Yarrowia lipolytica, an oleaginous yeast, is a promising platform strain for production of biofuels and oleochemicals as it can accumulate a high level of lipids in response to nitrogen limitation. Accordingly, m...

    Authors: Minsuk Kim, Beom Gi Park, Eun-Jung Kim, Joonwon Kim and Byung-Gee Kim

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:187

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  16. Content type: Research

    Biofuel production from plant cell walls offers the potential for sustainable and economically attractive alternatives to petroleum-based products. In particular, Clostridium thermocellum is a promising host for ...

    Authors: Liang Tian, Peter M. Conway, Nicholas D. Cervenka, Jingxuan Cui, Marybeth Maloney, Daniel G. Olson and Lee R. Lynd

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:186

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  17. Content type: Research

    Efforts to develop efficient lignocellulose-degrading enzymatic preparations have led to the relatively recent discovery of a new class of novel cellulase boosters, termed lytic polysaccharide monoxygenases (L...

    Authors: Pooja Dixit, Biswajit Basu, Munish Puri, Deepak Kumar Tuli, Anshu Shankar Mathur and Colin James Barrow

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:185

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  18. Content type: Research

    Microalgal starch is regarded as a promising alternative to crop-based starch for biorefinery such as the production of biofuels and bio-based chemicals. The single or separate use of inorganic carbon source, ...

    Authors: Man Qi, Changhong Yao, Binhuan Sun, Xupeng Cao, Qiang Fei, Bobo Liang, Wenyi Ran, Qi Xiang, Yongkui Zhang and Xianqiu Lan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:184

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  19. Content type: Research

    Efficient biotechnological conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to valuable products, such as transportation biofuels, is ecologically attractive, yet requires substantially improved mechanistic understanding...

    Authors: Zhenxing Ren, Wuxin You, Shasha Wu, Ansgar Poetsch and Chenggang Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:183

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  20. Content type: Research

    Decreasing fossil fuels and its impact on global warming have led to an increasing demand for its replacement by sustainable renewable biofuels. Microalgae may offer a potential feedstock for renewable biofuel...

    Authors: Kashif Mohd Shaikh, Asha Arumugam Nesamma, Malik Zainul Abdin and Pannaga Pavan Jutur

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:182

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  21. Content type: Research

    Dedicated lignocellulosic feedstock from grass crops for biofuel production is extensively increasing. However, the access to fermentable cell wall sugars by carbohydrate degrading enzymes is impeded by lignin...

    Authors: Philippe Le Bris, Yin Wang, Clément Barbereau, Sébastien Antelme, Laurent Cézard, Frédéric Legée, Angelina D’Orlando, Marion Dalmais, Abdelhafid Bendahmane, Mathias Schuetz, Lacey Samuels, Catherine Lapierre and Richard Sibout

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:181

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  22. Content type: Research

    DNA assembly is an essential technique enabling metabolic engineering and synthetic biology. Combining novel DNA assembly technologies with rational metabolic engineering can facilitate the construction of mic...

    Authors: Shuwen Liu, Haihan Xiao, Fangfang Zhang, Zheng Lu, Yun Zhang, Aihua Deng, Zhongcai Li, Cui Yang and Tingyi Wen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:180

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  23. Content type: Research

    Countercurrent saccharification is a promising way to minimize enzyme loading while obtaining high conversions and product concentrations. However, in countercurrent saccharification experiments, 3–4 months ar...

    Authors: Chao Liang, Chao Gu, M. Nazmul Karim and Mark Holtzapple

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:179

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  24. Content type: Research

    Algal harvesting is a major cost which increases biofuel production cost. Algal biofuels are widely studied as third-generation biofuel. However, they are yet not viable because of its high production cost whi...

    Authors: Arghya Bhattacharya, Megha Mathur, Pushpendar Kumar and Anushree Malik

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:178

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  25. Content type: Research

    Pretreatment is effective in reducing the natural recalcitrance of plant biomass so polysaccharides in cell walls can be accessed for conversion to sugars. Furthermore, lignocellulosic biomass must typically b...

    Authors: Abhishek S. Patri, Laura McAlister, Charles M. Cai, Rajeev Kumar and Charles E. Wyman

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:177

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  26. Content type: Research

    Many studies have been carried out on the growth-modulating efficiency of plants by the colonization of an endophytic fungus Piriformospora indica. However, studies involving the co-culture of alga with endophyti...

    Authors: Vipul Swarup Bhatnagar, Prasun Bandyopadhyay, Girish H. Rajacharya, Sharanya Sarkar, Krishna Mohan Poluri and Shashi Kumar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:176

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  27. Content type: Research

    Valorization of lignin has the potential to significantly improve the economics of lignocellulosic biorefineries. However, its complex structure makes conversion to useful products elusive. One promising appro...

    Authors: Meghan C. Barnhart-Dailey, Dongmei Ye, Dulce C. Hayes, Danae Maes, Casey T. Simoes, Leah Appelhans, Amanda Carroll-Portillo, Michael S. Kent and Jerilyn A. Timlin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:175

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  28. Content type: Research

    The production of glucose from cellulose requires cellulases, which are obtained from decomposing microorganisms such as fungi and bacteria. Among the cellulases, β-glucosidases convert cellobiose to glucose a...

    Authors: Raíza Azevedo, Jéssika Lawall Lopes, Manuel Macedo de Souza, Betania Ferraz Quirino, Letícia Jungmann Cançado and Luis Fernando Marins

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:174

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  29. Content type: Research

    Isobutanol is a promising candidate as second-generation biofuel and has several advantages compared to bioethanol. Another benefit of isobutanol is that it is already formed as a by-product in fermentations w...

    Authors: Johannes Wess, Martin Brinek and Eckhard Boles

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:173

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  30. Content type: Research

    Plant seed oil is an important bioresource for human food and animal feed, as well as industrial bioproducts. Therefore, increasing oil content in seeds has been one of the primary targets in the breeding prog...

    Authors: Xi Xie, Dauenpen Meesapyodsuk and Xiao Qiu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:172

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  31. Content type: Research

    Low-temperature swelling of cotton linter cellulose and subsequent gelatinization in trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) greatly enhance rates of enzymatic digestion or maleic acid–AlCl3 catalyzed conversion to hydroxymet...

    Authors: Haibing Yang, Ximing Zhang, Hao Luo, Baoyuan Liu, Tânia M. Shiga, Xu Li, Jeong Im Kim, Peter Rubinelli, Jonathan C. Overton, Varun Subramanyam, Bruce R. Cooper, Huaping Mo, Mahdi M. Abu-Omar, Clint Chapple, Bryon S. Donohoe, Lee Makowski…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:171

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  32. Content type: Research

    Co-pyrolysis of wastes with other feedstock can synergistically improve the rate of biomass decomposition and also help to resolve the issues related to limited availability feedstock. In this regards, synergi...

    Authors: Arun K. Vuppaladadiyam, Hao Liu, Ming Zhao, Abdul F. Soomro, Muhammad Zaki Memon and Valerie Dupont

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:170

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  33. Content type: Methodology

    Lipid extraction for quantification of fat content in oleaginous yeasts often requires strong acids and harmful organic solvents; it is laborious and time-consuming. Therefore, in most cases just endpoint meas...

    Authors: Mikołaj Chmielarz, Sabine Sampels, Johanna Blomqvist, Jule Brandenburg, Frida Wende, Mats Sandgren and Volkmar Passoth

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:169

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  34. Content type: Research

    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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  35. Content type: Review

    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

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  36. Content type: Research

    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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  37. Content type: Research

    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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  38. Content type: Research

    Escherichia coli has been proved to be one promising platform chassis for the production of various natural products, such as biofuels. Product toxicity is one of the main bottlenecks for achieving maximum produc...

    Authors: Guochao Xu, Anning Wu, Lin Xiao, Ruizhi Han and Ye Ni

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:164

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  39. Content type: Research

    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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  40. Content type: Research

    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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  41. Content type: Research

    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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  42. Content type: Research

    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

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  43. Content type: Research

    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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  44. Content type: Research

    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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  45. Content type: Research

    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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  46. Content type: Review

    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

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  47. Content type: Research

    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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  48. Content type: Correction

    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

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