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  1. Global resource reallocation is an established critical strategy through which organisms deal with environmental stress. The regulation of intracellular lipid storage or utilization is one of the most importan...

    Authors: Hengqian Lu, Haiqin Chen, Xin Tang, Qin Yang, Hao Zhang, Yong Q. Chen and Wei Chen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:116

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  2. N-Acetyl glucosamine (GlcNAc) and N-Acetyl chitooligosaccharides (N-Acetyl COSs) exhibit many biological activities, and have been widely used in the pharmaceutical, agriculture, food, and chemical industries. Pa...

    Authors: Alei Zhang, Xiaofang Mo, Ning Zhou, Yingying Wang, Guoguang Wei, Jie Chen, Kequan Chen and Pingkai Ouyang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:115

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  3. Aldehyde decarbonylases (ADs), which convert acyl aldehydes into alkanes, supply promising solution for producing alkanes from renewable feedstock. However the instability of ADs impedes their further applicat...

    Authors: Yilan Liu, Jinjin Chen, Anna N. Khusnutdinova, Kevin Correia, Patrick Diep, Khorcheska A. Batyrova, Kayla Nemr, Robert Flick, Peter Stogios, Alexander F. Yakunin and Radhakrishnan Mahadevan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:114

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  4. Xylose is the most prevalent sugar available in hemicellulose fraction of lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) and of great interest for the green economy. Unfortunately, most of the cell factories cannot inherently ...

    Authors: Ashish A. Prabhu, Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro, Carol Sze Ki Lin, Frederic Coulon, Vijay Kumar Thakur and Vinod Kumar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:113

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  5. The simultaneous and effective conversion of both pentose and hexose in fermentation is a critical and challenging task toward the lignocellulosic economy. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of an ...

    Authors: Ying Wang, Ka-Lai Chan, Mohamed Ali Abdel-Rahman, Kenji Sonomoto and Shao-Yuan Leu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:112

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  6. The industrial vinegar residue (VR) from solid-state fermentation, mainly cereals and their bran, will be a potential feedstock for future biofuels because of their low cost and easy availability. However, uti...

    Authors: Menglei Xia, Mingmeng Peng, Danni Xue, Yang Cheng, Caixia Li, Di Wang, Kai Lu, Yu Zheng, Ting Xia, Jia song and Min Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:111

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  7. The exposure of microalgae and plants to low UV-C radiation dosages can improve their biomass composition and stress tolerance. Despite UV-C sharing these effects with UV-A/B but at much lower dosages, UV-C se...

    Authors: Francisco Colina, María Carbó, Mónica Meijón, María Jesús Cañal and Luis Valledor

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:110

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  8. Under nitrogen deficiency situation, Nannochloropsis spp. accumulate large amounts of lipids in the form of triacylglycerides (TAG). Mechanisms of this process from the perspective of transcriptome and metabolome...

    Authors: Wuxin You, Li Wei, Yanhai Gong, Mohamed El Hajjami, Jian Xu and Ansgar Poetsch

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:109

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  9. Engineering yeast as a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) microorganism by surface assembly of cellulosomes has been aggressively utilized for cellulosic ethanol production. However, most of the previous studies...

    Authors: Ce Dong, Jie Qiao, Xinping Wang, Wenli Sun, Lixia Chen, Shuntang Li, Ke Wu, Lixin Ma and Yi Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:108

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  10. Esterases and lipases hydrolyze short-chain esters and long-chain triglycerides, respectively, and therefore play essential roles in the synthesis and decomposition of ester bonds in the pharmaceutical and foo...

    Authors: Zhengyang Li, Long Li, Yingyi Huo, Zijun Chen, Yu Zhao, Jing Huang, Shuling Jian, Zhen Rong, Di Wu, Jianhua Gan, Xiaojian Hu, Jixi Li and Xue-Wei Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:107

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  11. The sorghum stem can be divided into the pith and rind parts with obvious differences in cell type and chemical composition, thus arising the different recalcitrance to enzyme hydrolysis and demand for differe...

    Authors: Dandan Li, Liangkun Long and Shaojun Ding

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:106

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  12. Phototrophic purple non-sulfur bacteria (PNSB) have gained attention for their ability to produce a valuable clean energy source in the form biohydrogen via photofermentation of a wide variety of organic waste...

    Authors: Jan-Pierre du Toit and Robert W. M. Pott

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:105

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  13. Industrial biotechnology will play an increasing role in creating a more sustainable global economy. For conventional aerobic bioprocesses supplying O2 can account for 15% of total production costs. Microbubbles ...

    Authors: Vijayendran Raghavendran, Joseph P. Webb, Michaël L. Cartron, Vicki Springthorpe, Tony R. Larson, Michael Hines, Hamza Mohammed, William B. Zimmerman, Robert K. Poole and Jeffrey Green

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:104

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  14. A precise map of the metabolic fluxome, the closest surrogate to the physiological phenotype, is becoming progressively more important in the metabolic engineering of photosynthetic organisms for biofuel and b...

    Authors: Zhengdong Zhang, Zhentao Liu, Yafei Meng, Zhen Chen, Jiayu Han, Yimin Wei, Tie Shen, Yin Yi and Xiaoyao Xie

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:103

    Content type: Methodology

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  15. Butyric acid is a platform chemical material, the production of which has been greatly stimulated by the diverse range of downstream applications in many industries. In particular, higher quality butyric acid ...

    Authors: Xia Hua, GenLai Du, Xin Zhou, Ali Nawaz, Ikram ul Haq and Yong Xu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:102

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  16. Ethanol-type fermentation, one of the fermentation types in mixed cultures of acidogenesis with obvious advantages such as low pH tolerance and high efficiency of H2 production, has attracted widespread attention...

    Authors: Zhen Li, Yu Lou, Jie Ding, Bing-Feng Liu, Guo-Jun Xie, Nan-Qi Ren and Defeng Xing

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:101

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  17. Platform chemicals are essential to industrial processes. Used as starting materials for the manufacture of diverse products, their cheap availability and efficient sourcing are an industrial requirement. Incr...

    Authors: Pinar Karagoz, Ravneet Mandair, Jinesh Cherukkattu Manayil, Jai Lad, Katie Chong, Georgios Kyriakou, Adam F. Lee, Karen Wilson and Roslyn M. Bill

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:100

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  18. As the most abundant polysaccharide in brown algae, alginate has become a promising economical material for bioethanol production. Recently, exo-type alginate lyases have received extensive attention because t...

    Authors: Luyao Tang, Ying Wang, Shan Gao, Hao Wu, Danni Wang, Wengong Yu and Feng Han

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:99

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  19. Microalgae are widely be used in carbon sequestration, food supplements, natural pigments, polyunsaturated fatty acids, biofuel applications, and wastewater treatment. However, the difficulties incurred in alg...

    Authors: Mingcan Wu, Jing Li, Huan Qin, Anping Lei, Hui Zhu, Zhangli Hu and Jiangxin Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:98

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  20. During the chemical and biochemical decomposition of lignocellulosic biomasses, lignin is highly recalcitrant. Genetic transformation of plants to qualitatively and/or quantitatively modify lignin may reduce t...

    Authors: Shingo Sakamoto, Naofumi Kamimura, Yosuke Tokue, Miyuki T. Nakata, Masanobu Yamamoto, Shi Hu, Eiji Masai, Nobutaka Mitsuda and Shinya Kajita

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:97

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  21. Succinic acid (SA), a valuable chemical compound with a broad range of industrial uses, has become a subject of global interest in recent years. The bio-based production of SA by highly efficient microbial pro...

    Authors: Hubert Szczerba, Elwira Komoń-Janczara, Karolina Dudziak, Adam Waśko and Zdzisław Targoński

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:96

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  22. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are powerful enzymes that oxidatively cleave plant cell wall polysaccharides. LPMOs classified as fungal Auxiliary Activities family 9 (AA9) have been mainly studied...

    Authors: Peicheng Sun, Christophe V. F. P. Laurent, Stefan Scheiblbrandner, Matthias Frommhagen, Dimitrios Kouzounis, Mark G. Sanders, Willem J. H. van Berkel, Roland Ludwig and Mirjam A. Kabel

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:95

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  23. Biohydrogen production from lignocellulose has become an important hydrogen production method due to its diversity, renewability, and cheapness. Overexpression of the formate hydrogen lyase activator (fhlA) gene ...

    Authors: Qin Zhang, Shaolin You, Yanbin Li, Xiaowei Qu and Hui Jiang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:94

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  24. The path for the development of hypersecreting strains of Trichoderma reesei capable of producing industrially relevant enzyme titers remains elusive despite over 70 years of research and industrial utilization. ...

    Authors: Lucas Miranda Fonseca, Lucas Salera Parreiras and Mario Tyago Murakami

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:93

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  25. The development of alternative pathways for sustainable fuel production is a crucial task for politics, industry and research, since the current use of fossil fuels contributes to resource depletion and climat...

    Authors: Jessica Varela Villarreal, Cecilia Burgués and Christine Rösch

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:92

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  26. Although bioethanol production has been gaining worldwide attention as an alternative to fossil fuel, ethanol productivities and yields are still limited due to the susceptibility of fermentation microorganism...

    Authors: Ifeanyi A. Ndubuisi, Qijian Qin, Guiyan Liao, Bin Wang, Anene N. Moneke, James C. Ogbonna, Cheng Jin and Wenxia Fang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:91

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  27. Brassica rapa is an important oilseed and vegetable crop species and is the A subgenome donor of two important oilseed Brassica crops, Brassica napus and Brassica juncea. Although seed size (SZ), seed color (SC),...

    Authors: Yue Niu, Limin Wu, Yanhua Li, Hualei Huang, Mingchao Qian, Wei Sun, Hong Zhu, Yuanfang Xu, Yonghai Fan, Umer Mahmood, Benbo Xu, Kai Zhang, Cunmin Qu, Jiana Li and Kun Lu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:90

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  28. Cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic prokaryotes, are being increasingly explored for direct conversion of carbon dioxide to useful chemicals. However, efforts to engineer these photoautotrophs have result...

    Authors: Shinjinee Sengupta, Damini Jaiswal, Annesha Sengupta, Shikha Shah, Shruti Gadagkar and Pramod P. Wangikar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:89

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  29. Acetylacetone is a commercially bulk chemical with diverse applications. However, the traditional manufacturing methods suffer from many drawbacks such as multiple steps, harsh conditions, low yield, and envir...

    Authors: Yifei Zhou, Yamei Ding, Wenjie Gao, Jichao Wang, Xiutao Liu, Mo Xian, Xinjun Feng and Guang Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:88

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  30. Oleaginous microalgae represent a valuable resource for the production of high-value molecules. Considering the importance of omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) for human health and nutr...

    Authors: Richard P. Haslam, Mary L. Hamilton, Chloe K. Economou, Richard Smith, Kirsty L. Hassall, Johnathan A. Napier and Olga Sayanova

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:87

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  31. During lipase-mediated biodiesel production, by-product glycerol adsorbing on immobilized lipase is a common trouble that hinders enzymatic catalytic activity in biodiesel production process. In this work, we ...

    Authors: Yingli Hu, Lingmei Dai, Dehua Liu and Wei Du

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:86

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  32. The search for sustainable energy sources has become a worldwide issue, making the development of efficient biofuel production processes a priority. Immobilization of second-generation (2G) xylose-fermenting Sacc...

    Authors: Thais S. Milessi, Caroline L. Perez, Teresa C. Zangirolami, Felipe A. S. Corradini, Juliana P. Sandri, Maria R. Foulquié-Moreno, Roberto C. Giordano, Johan M. Thevelein and Raquel L. C. Giordano

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:85

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  33. Clostridium saccharoperbutylacetonicum N1-4 (HMT) is a strictly anaerobic, spore-forming Gram-positive bacterium capable of hyper-butanol production through the well-known acetone–butanol–ethanol fermentation pro...

    Authors: Jun Feng, Wenming Zong, Pixiang Wang, Zhong-Tian Zhang, Yanyan Gu, Mark Dougherty, Ilya Borovok and Yi Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:84

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  34. Dietary omega-3 (n-3), long chain (LC-, ≥ 20 carbons), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) derived largely from marine animal sources protect against inflammatory processes and enhance brain development and fu...

    Authors: Leslie B. Poole, Derek Parsonage, Susan Sergeant, Leslie R. Miller, Jingyun Lee, Cristina M. Furdui and Floyd H. Chilton

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:83

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  35. Cyanobacterial carbohydrates, such as sucrose, have been considered as potential renewable feedstock to support the production of fuels and chemicals. However, the separation and purification processes of thes...

    Authors: Li Zhang, Lei Chen, Jinjin Diao, Xinyu Song, Mengliang Shi and Weiwen Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:82

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  36. Proteinaceous wastes exhibit high theoretical methane yields and their residues are considered valuable fertilisers. The routine anaerobic degradation of proteins often raises problems like high aromatic compo...

    Authors: Eva Maria Prem, Blaz Stres, Paul Illmer and Andreas Otto Wagner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:81

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  37. Rhamnolipids are the best known microbial-derived biosurfactants, which has attracted great interest as potential ‘‘green” alternative for synthetic surfactants. However, rhamnolipids are the major contributor...

    Authors: Ning Xu, Shixun Liu, Lijie Xu, Jie Zhou, Fengxue Xin, Wenming Zhang, Xiujuan Qian, Min Li, Weiliang Dong and Min Jiang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:80

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  38. Biosynthesis of sabinene, a bicyclic monoterpene, has been accomplished in engineered microorganisms by introducing heterologous pathways and using renewable sugar as a carbon source. However, the efficiency a...

    Authors: Tong Wu, Jinfeng Liu, Meijie Li, Ge Zhang, Lijuan Liu, Xing Li, Xiao Men, Mo Xian and Haibo Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:79

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  39. Nannochloropsis gaditana is a photosynthetic unicellular microalgae considered one of the most interesting marine algae to produce biofuels and food additive due to its rapid growth rate and high lipid accumulati...

    Authors: Michela Cecchin, Silvia Berteotti, Stefania Paltrinieri, Ivano Vigliante, Barbara Iadarola, Barbara Giovannone, Massimo E. Maffei, Massimo Delledonne and Matteo Ballottari

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:78

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  40. High-solids enzymatic hydrolysis has attracted increasing attentions for the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass with its advantages of high product concentration, water saving, and low energ...

    Authors: Minsheng Lu, Junbao Li, Lujia Han and Weihua Xiao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:77

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  41. Genetic engineering of microorganisms has become a common practice to establish microbial cell factories for a wide range of compounds. Ethyl acetate is an industrial solvent that is used in several applicatio...

    Authors: Aleksander J. Kruis, Anna C. Bohnenkamp, Bram Nap, Jochem Nielsen, Astrid E. Mars, Rene H. Wijffels, John van der Oost, Servé W. M. Kengen and Ruud A. Weusthuis

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:76

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  42. The ascomycete fungus Podospora anserina has been appreciated for its targeted carbohydrate-active enzymatic arsenal. As a late colonizer of herbivorous dung, the fungus acts specifically on the more recalcitrant...

    Authors: Gijs van Erven, Anne F. Kleijn, Aleksandrina Patyshakuliyeva, Marcos Di Falco, Adrian Tsang, Ronald P. de Vries, Willem J. H. van Berkel and Mirjam A. Kabel

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:75

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  43. In this study, renewable tea waste hydrolysate was used as a sole carbon source for carotenoids and lipid production. A novel Rhodosporidium toruloides mutant strain, RM18, was isolated through atmospheric and ro...

    Authors: Feng Qi, Peijie Shen, Rongfei Hu, Ting Xue, Xianzhang Jiang, Lina Qin, Youqiang Chen and Jianzhong Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:74

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  44. Chromochloris zofingiensis, a freshwater alga capable of synthesizing both triacylglycerol (TAG) and astaxanthin, has been receiving increasing attention as a leading candidate producer. While the mechanism of ol...

    Authors: Xuemei Mao, Yu Zhang, Xiaofei Wang and Jin Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:73

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  45. Despite its high market potential, bio-based succinic acid production experienced recently a declining trend because the initial investments did not meet the expectations for rapid market growth. Thus, reducin...

    Authors: Eleni Stylianou, Chrysanthi Pateraki, Dimitrios Ladakis, María Cruz-Fernández, Marcos Latorre-Sánchez, Caterina Coll and Apostolis Koutinas

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:72

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  46. Understanding how fungi degrade lignocellulose is a cornerstone of improving renewables-based biotechnology, in particular for the production of hydrolytic enzymes. Considerable progress has been made in inves...

    Authors: Jolanda M. van Munster, Paul Daly, Martin J. Blythe, Roger Ibbett, Matt Kokolski, Sanyasi Gaddipati, Erika Lindquist, Vasanth R. Singan, Kerrie W. Barry, Anna Lipzen, Chew Yee Ngan, Christopher J. Petzold, Leanne Jade G. Chan, Mikko Arvas, Roxane Raulo, Steven T. Pullan…

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:69

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  47. Efficient degradation of lignocellulosic biomass has become a major bottleneck in industrial processes which attempt to use biomass as a carbon source for the production of biofuels and materials. To make the ...

    Authors: Daniel Krska and Johan Larsbrink

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:68

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  48. 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) is one of the top biomass-derived value-added chemicals. It can be produced from fructose and other C6 sugars via formation of 5-hydroxymethilfurfural (HMF) intermediate. Most...

    Authors: Miša Mojca Cajnko, Uroš Novak, Miha Grilc and Blaž Likozar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:66

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