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  1. Microalgae are 10 to 20 times more productive than the current agricultural biodiesel producing oleaginous crops. However, they require larger energy supplies, so that their environmental impacts remain uncert...

    Authors: Marjorie Morales, Arnaud Hélias and Olivier Bernard

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:239

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  2. Recent trends in bioprocessing have underlined the significance of lignocellulosic biomass conversions for biofuel production. These conversions demand at least 90% energy upgradation of cellulosic sugars to g...

    Authors: Pratik Prashant Pawar, Annamma Anil Odaneth, Rajeshkumar Natwarlal Vadgama and Arvind Mallinath Lali

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:237

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  3. The Xilingol grassland ecosystem has abundant superficial coal reserves. Opencast coal mining and burning of coal for electricity have caused a series of environmental challenges. Biogenic generation of methan...

    Authors: Bobo Wang, Yanfen Wang, Xiaoyong Cui, Yiming Zhang and Zhisheng Yu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:236

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  4. Methane, a main component of natural gas and biogas, has gained much attention as an abundant and low-cost carbon source. Methanotrophs, which can use methane as a sole carbon and energy source, are promising ...

    Authors: Jong Kwan Lee, Sujin Kim, Wonsik Kim, Sungil Kim, Seungwoo Cha, Hankyeol Moon, Dong Hoon Hur, Seon-Young Kim, Jeong-Geol Na, Jin Won Lee, Eun Yeol Lee and Ji-Sook Hahn

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:234

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  5. Bio-based production of organic acids promises to be an attractive alternative for the chemicals industry to substitute petrochemicals as building-block chemicals. In recent years, itaconic acid (IA, methylene...

    Authors: Abeer H. Hossain, Roy van Gerven, Karin M. Overkamp, Peter S. Lübeck, Hatice Taşpınar, Mustafa Türker and Peter J. Punt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:233

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  6. The quest for novel enzymes for cellulosic biomass-degradation has recently been focussed on lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs/PMOs), Cu-containing proteins that catalyse the oxidative degradation of ...

    Authors: Claire. A. Fowler, Federico Sabbadin, Luisa Ciano, Glyn R. Hemsworth, Luisa Elias, Neil Bruce, Simon McQueen-Mason, Gideon J. Davies and Paul H. Walton

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:232

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  7. The filamentous ascomycete T. reesei is industrially used to produce cellulases and xylanases. Cost-effective production of cellulases is a bottleneck for biofuel production. Previously, different strain and proc...

    Authors: Christian Derntl, Robert L. Mach and Astrid R. Mach-Aigner

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:231

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  8. One of the European Union directives indicates that 10% of all fuels must be bio-synthesized by 2020. In this regard, biobutanol—natively produced by clostridial strains—poses as a promising alternative biofue...

    Authors: Sofia Ferreira, Rui Pereira, Filipe Liu, Paulo Vilaça and Isabel Rocha

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:230

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  9. Metabolic engineering has expanded from a focus on designs requiring a small number of genetic modifications to increasingly complex designs driven by advances in multiplex genome editing technologies. However...

    Authors: Dingyu Liu, Can Huang, Jiaxin Guo, Peiji Zhang, Tao Chen, Zhiwen Wang and Xueming Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:197

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  10. Particular species of the genus Coniochaeta (Sordariomycetes) exhibit great potential for bioabatement of furanic compounds and have been identified as an underexplored source of novel lignocellulolytic enzymes, ...

    Authors: Stephen J. Mondo, Diego Javier Jiménez, Ronald E. Hector, Anna Lipzen, Mi Yan, Kurt LaButti, Kerrie Barry, Jan Dirk van Elsas, Igor V. Grigoriev and Nancy N. Nichols

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:229

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  11. Gas-fermenting acetogens have received a great deal of attention for their ability to grow on various syngas and waste gas containing carbon monoxide (CO), producing acetate as the primary metabolite. Among th...

    Authors: Joungmin Lee, Jin Woo Lee, Cheol Gi Chae, Soo Jae Kwon, Yun Jae Kim, Jung-Hyun Lee and Hyun Sook Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:228

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  12. The mixed-feedstock fermentation is a promising approach to enhancing the co-generation of cellulosic ethanol and methane from sugarcane bagasse (SCB) and molasses. However, the unmatched supply of the SCB and...

    Authors: Meishan Fan, Jun Li, Guican Bi, Guangying Ye, Hongdan Zhang and Jun Xie

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:227

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  13. Green organic solvents such as lactate esters have broad industrial applications and favorable environmental profiles. Thus, manufacturing and use of these biodegradable solvents from renewable feedstocks help...

    Authors: Jong-Won Lee and Cong T. Trinh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:226

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  14. Brassica napus is one of the most important oilseed crops, and can supply considerable amounts of edible oil as well as provide raw materials for the production of biodiesel in the biotechnology industry. Lysopho...

    Authors: Kai Zhang, Liluo Nie, Qiqi Cheng, Yongtai Yin, Kang Chen, Fuyu Qi, Dashan Zou, Haohao Liu, Weiguo Zhao, Baoshan Wang and Maoteng Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:225

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  15. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) is a warm-season perennial grass. Improving its cold tolerance is important for its sustainable production in cooler regions. Through genome-wide bioinformatic analysis of switchgra...

    Authors: Zheni Xie, Wenjing Lin, Guohui Yu, Qiang Cheng, Bin Xu and Bingru Huang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:224

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  16. Branched-chain higher alcohols (BCHAs), including isobutanol and 2-methyl-1-butanol, are promising advanced biofuels, superior to ethanol due to their higher energy density and better compatibility with existi...

    Authors: Yanfei Zhang, Stephan Lane, Jhong-Min Chen, Sarah K. Hammer, Jake Luttinger, Lifeng Yang, Yong-Su Jin and José L. Avalos‬

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:223

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  17. The acid buffering capacity of high free ash in waste wheat straw (WWS) has been revealed to be a significant hindrance on the efficiency of autohydrolysis pretreatment. Previous researches have mainly relied ...

    Authors: Wei Tang, Xinxing Wu, Chen Huang, Caoxing Huang, Chenhuan Lai and Qiang Yong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:222

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  18. Microalgae are efficient producers of lipid-rich biomass, making them a key component in developing a sustainable energy source, and an alternative to fossil fuels. Chlorella species are of special interest becau...

    Authors: Luca Dall’Osto, Stefano Cazzaniga, Zeno Guardini, Simone Barera, Manuel Benedetti, Giuseppe Mannino, Massimo E. Maffei and Roberto Bassi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:221

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  19. Myceliophthora thermophila is a thermophilic ascomycete fungus that is used as a producer of enzyme cocktails used in plant biomass saccharification. Further development of this species as an industrial enzyme fa...

    Authors: Ana Carolina dos Santos Gomes, Daniel Falkoski, Evy Battaglia, Mao Peng, Maira Nicolau de Almeida, Nancy Coconi Linares, Jean-Paul Meijnen, Jaap Visser and Ronald P. de Vries

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:220

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  20. Butanol production by fermentation has recently attracted increasingly more attention because of its mild reaction conditions and environmentally friendly properties. However, traditional feedstocks, such as c...

    Authors: Zhangnan Lin, Hongjuan Liu, Jing Wu, Petra Patakova, Barbora Branska and Jianan Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:219

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  21. Microalgae as a viable biodiesel feedstock show great potential to approach the challenges of energy shortage and environment pollution, but their economic feasibility was seriously hampered by high production...

    Authors: Lin Luo, Hongyu Ren, Xuanyuan Pei, Guojun Xie, Defeng Xing, Yingqi Dai, Nanqi Ren and Bingfeng Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:218

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  22. 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) is a highly valuable platform chemical that can be obtained from plant biomass carbohydrates. HMF can be oxidized to 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is used as a renewabl...

    Authors: Ana Serrano, Eva Calviño, Juan Carro, María I. Sánchez-Ruiz, F. Javier Cañada and Angel T. Martínez

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:217

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  23. Increasing seed oil content is one of the most important targets for rapeseed (Brassica napus) breeding. However, genetic mechanisms of mature seed oil content in Brassica napus (B. napus) remain little known. To...

    Authors: Zhongchun Xiao, Chao Zhang, Fang Tang, Bo Yang, Liyuan Zhang, Jingsen Liu, Qiang Huo, Shufeng Wang, Shengting Li, Lijuan Wei, Hai Du, Cunmin Qu, Kun Lu, Jiana Li and Nannan Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:216

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  24. Animal bedding remains an underutilized source of raw material for bioethanol production, despite the economic and environmental benefits of its use. Further research concerning the optimization of the product...

    Authors: Miguel Sanchis-Sebastiá, Borbála Erdei, Krisztina Kovacs, Mats Galbe and Ola Wallberg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:215

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  25. As a renewable and clean energy carrier, the production of biohydrogen from low-value feedstock such as lignocellulose has increasingly garnered interest. The NADH-dependent reduced ferredoxin:NADP+ oxidoreductas...

    Authors: Yang Li, Jialei Hu, Chunyun Qu, Lili Chen, Xiaolong Guo, Hongxin Fu and Jufang Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:214

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  26. In this work, three pretreatments under investigation at the DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) were subjected to a side-by-side comparison to assess their performance on model bioenergy hardwoods (a eucaly...

    Authors: Aditya Bhalla, Charles M. Cai, Feng Xu, Sandip K. Singh, Namita Bansal, Thanaphong Phongpreecha, Tanmoy Dutta, Cliff E. Foster, Rajeev Kumar, Blake A. Simmons, Seema Singh, Charles E. Wyman, Eric L. Hegg and David B. Hodge

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:213

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  27. Lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT) is one of the important ingredients of human milk oligosaccharides, which can enhance immunity, regulate intestinal bacteria and promote cell maturation.

    Authors: Xiaomin Dong, Nan Li, Zhenmin Liu, Xueqin Lv, Jianghua Li, Guocheng Du, Miao Wang and Long Liu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:212

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  28. S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) is a critical cofactor involved in many biochemical reactions. However, the low fermentation titer of SAM in methionine-free medium hampers commercial-scale production. The SAM synthe.....

    Authors: Liying Ruan, Lu Li, Dian Zou, Cong Jiang, Zhiyou Wen, Shouwen Chen, Yu Deng and Xuetuan Wei

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:211

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  29. Biofuels derived from lignocellulosic biomass are a viable alternative to fossil fuels required for transportation. Following plant biomass pretreatment, the furan derivative furfural is present at concentrati...

    Authors: Daria Feldman, David J. Kowbel, Adi Cohen, N. Louise Glass, Yitzhak Hadar and Oded Yarden

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:210

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  30. Schizochytrium sp. is a marine fungus with great potential as an alternative commercial source of lipids rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). To further increase lipid accumulation in Schizochytrium sp., ...

    Authors: Zhipeng Li, Xueping Ling, Hao Zhou, Tong Meng, Jinjin Zeng, Wei Hang, Yanyan Shi and Ning He

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:209

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  31. In anaerobic cellulolytic micro-organisms, cellulolysis results in the action of several cellulases gathered in extracellular multi-enzyme complexes called cellulosomes. Their action releases cellobiose and lo...

    Authors: Nian Liu, Aurélie Fosses, Clara Kampik, Goetz Parsiegla, Yann Denis, Nicolas Vita, Henri-Pierre Fierobe and Stéphanie Perret

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:208

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  32. Formate converted from CO2 reduction has great potential as a sustainable feedstock for biological production of biofuels and biochemicals. Nevertheless, utilization of formate for growth and chemical production ...

    Authors: Seung-Jin Kim, Jihee Yoon, Dae-Kyun Im, Yong Hwan Kim and Min-Kyu Oh

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:207

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  33. Cellulose-active lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) secreted by filamentous fungi play a key role in the degradation of recalcitrant lignocellulosic biomass. They can occur as multidomain proteins fus...

    Authors: Amani Chalak, Ana Villares, Celine Moreau, Mireille Haon, Sacha Grisel, Angélina d’Orlando, Isabelle Herpoël-Gimbert, Aurore Labourel, Bernard Cathala and Jean-Guy Berrin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:206

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  34. 2,3-Butanediol (2,3-BDO) is a valuable chemical for industrial applications. Bacteria can produce 2,3-BDO with a high productivity, though most of their classification as pathogens makes them undesirable for t...

    Authors: Ye-Gi Lee and Jin-Ho Seo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:204

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  35. Compared to the oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, Trichosporon cutaneum can metabolize pentose sugars more efficiently, and in the meantime is more tolerant to inhibitors, which is suitable for lipid producti...

    Authors: Ya Wang, Riming Yan, Lijuan Tang, Libin Zhu, Du Zhu and Fengwu Bai

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2019 12:203

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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

    Content type: Review

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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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