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  1. Multidimensional solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) spectroscopy has emerged as an indispensable technique for resolving polymer structure and intermolecular packing in primary and secondary plant ...

    Authors: Wancheng Zhao, Alex Kirui, Fabien Deligey, Frederic Mentink-Vigier, Yihua Zhou, Baocai Zhang and Tuo Wang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:14

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. Plastic plays a crucial role in everyday life of human living, nevertheless it represents an undeniable source of land and water pollution. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is a bio-based and biodegradable polyester,...

    Authors: Beatrice Mongili, Annalisa Abdel Azim, Silvia Fraterrigo Garofalo, Esperanza Batuecas, Angela Re, Sergio Bocchini and Debora Fino

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:13

    Content type: Research

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  3. Despite the environmental value of biobased lubricants, they account for less than 2% of global lubricant use due to poor thermo-oxidative stability arising from the presence of unsaturated double bonds. Methy...

    Authors: Hannah G. Blitzblau, Andrew L. Consiglio, Paulo Teixeira, Donald V. Crabtree, Shuyan Chen, Oliver Konzock, Gamuchirai Chifamba, Austin Su, Annapurna Kamineni, Kyle MacEwen, Maureen Hamilton, Vasiliki Tsakraklides, Jens Nielsen, Verena Siewers and A. Joe Shaw

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:12

    Content type: Research

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  4. Bioethanol as a renewable energy resource plays an important role in alleviating energy crisis and environmental protection. Pervaporation has achieved increasing attention because of its potential to be a use...

    Authors: Ping Peng, Yongqiang Lan, Lun Liang and Kemeng Jia

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:10

    Content type: Review

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  5. Ethanol biorefineries need to lower their overall production costs to become economically feasible. Two strategies to achieve this are to reduce costs using cheaper feedstocks or to increase the ethanol produc...

    Authors: Danielle Uchimura Pascoli, Azra Suko, Rick Gustafson, Heidi L. Gough and Renata Bura

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:9

    Content type: Research

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  6. Isobutanol is a candidate to replace gasoline from fossil resources. This higher alcohol can be produced from sugars using genetically modified microorganisms. Shimwellia blattae (p424IbPSO) is a robust strain re...

    Authors: Miguel G. Acedos, Isabel de la Torre, Victoria E. Santos, Félix García-Ochoa, José L. García and Beatriz Galán

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. It is desirable to improve the anaerobic digestion processes of recalcitrant materials, such as cellulose. Enhancement of methane (CH4) production from organic molecules was previously accomplished through coupli...

    Authors: Kengo Sasaki, Daisuke Sasaki, Yota Tsuge, Masahiko Morita and Akihiko Kondo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:7

    Content type: Research

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  8. Consolidated bioprocessing using oleaginous yeast is a promising modality for the economic conversion of plant biomass to fuels and chemicals. However, yeast are not known to produce effective biomass degradin...

    Authors: Markus Alahuhta, Qi Xu, Eric P. Knoshaug, Wei Wang, Hui Wei, Antonella Amore, John O. Baker, Todd Vander Wall, Michael E. Himmel and Min Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:6

    Content type: Research

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  9. The issues of global warming, coupled with fossil fuel depletion, have undoubtedly led to renewed interest in other sources of commercial fuels. The search for renewable fuels has motivated research into the b...

    Authors: Mobolaji Felicia Adegboye, Omena Bernard Ojuederie, Paola M. Talia and Olubukola Oluranti Babalola

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:5

    Content type: Review

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  10. Heterotrophic cultivation of microalgae has been proposed as a viable alternative method for novel high-value biomolecules, enriched biomass, and biofuel production because of their allowance of high cell dens...

    Authors: Baoyan Gao, Feifei Wang, Luodong Huang, Hui Liu, Yuming Zhong and Chengwu Zhang

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:4

    Content type: Research

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  11. 2-phenylethanol (2-PE) is a rose-scented flavor and fragrance compound that is used in food, beverages, and personal care products. Compatibility with gasoline also makes it a potential biofuel or fuel additiv...

    Authors: Mengwan Li, Xuye Lang, Marcos Moran Cabrera, Sawyer De Keyser, Xiyan Sun, Nancy Da Silva and Ian Wheeldon

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:3

    Content type: Research

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  12. Cutaneotrichosporon oleaginosus ATCC 20509 is a fast-growing oleaginous basidiomycete yeast that is able to grow in a wide range of low-cost carbon sources including crude glycerol, a byproduct of biodiesel produ...

    Authors: Nhung Pham, Maarten Reijnders, Maria Suarez-Diez, Bart Nijsse, Jan Springer, Gerrit Eggink and Peter J. Schaap

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:2

    Content type: Research

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  13. The recalcitrance of lignocellulosics to enzymatic saccharification has been related to many factors, including the tissue and molecular heterogeneity of the plant particles. The role of tissue heterogeneity g...

    Authors: Cécile Barron, Marie-Françoise Devaux, Loïc Foucat, Xavier Falourd, Rachelle Looten, Maud Joseph-Aime, Sylvie Durand, Estelle Bonnin, Catherine Lapierre, Luc Saulnier, Xavier Rouau and Fabienne Guillon

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2021 14:1

    Content type: Research

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  14. Integrated management of hemicellulosic fraction and its economical transformation to value-added products is the key driver towards sustainable lignocellulosic biorefineries. In this aspect, microbial cell fa...

    Authors: Ashish A. Prabhu, Ekkarin Bosakornranut, Yassin Amraoui, Deepti Agrawal, Frederic Coulon, Vivekanand Vivekanand, Vijay Kumar Thakur and Vinod Kumar

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:209

    Content type: Research

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  15. Capture and storage of the energy carrier hydrogen as well as of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are two major problems that mankind faces currently. Chemical catalysts have been developed, but only recently...

    Authors: Anja Wiechmann, Dragan Trifunović, Sophie Klein and Volker Müller

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:208

    Content type: Research

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  16. Itaconic acid is a bio-derived platform chemical with uses ranging from polymer synthesis to biofuel production. The efficient conversion of cellulosic waste streams into itaconic acid could thus enable the su...

    Authors: Ivan Schlembach, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Lars M. Blank, Jochen Büchs, Nick Wierckx, Lars Regestein and Miriam A. Rosenbaum

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:207

    Content type: Research

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  17. Succinic acid has great potential to be a new bio-based building block for deriving a number of value-added chemicals in industry. Bio-based succinic acid production from renewable biomass can provide a feasib...

    Authors: Lei Yang, Mikkel Møller Henriksen, Rasmus Syrach Hansen, Mette Lübeck, Jesper Vang, Julie Egelund Andersen, Signe Bille and Peter Stephensen Lübeck

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:206

    Content type: Research

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  18. The economic viability of a protein-production process relies highly on the production titer and the price of raw materials. Crude glycerol coming from the production of biodiesel is a renewable and cost-effec...

    Authors: Chung-Jen Chiang, Yi-Jing Ho, Mu-Chen Hu and Yun-Peng Chao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:205

    Content type: Research

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  19. d-Glucaric acid (GA) is a value-added chemical produced from biomass, and has potential applications as a versatile platform chemical, food additive, metal sequestering agent, and therapeutic agent. Marketed GA.....

    Authors: Lu-Zhou Chen, Si-Ling Huang, Jin Hou, Xue-Ping Guo, Feng-Shan Wang and Ju-Zheng Sheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:203

    Content type: Review

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  20. The composition of biomass determines its suitability for different applications within a biorefinery system. The proportion of the major biomass fractions (sugar, cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin) may vary...

    Authors: Patrick J. Mason, Agnelo Furtado, Annelie Marquardt, Katrina Hodgson-Kratky, Nam V. Hoang, Frederik C. Botha, Gabriella Papa, Jenny C. Mortimer, Blake Simmons and Robert J. Henry

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:201

    Content type: Research

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  21. Industrial biofuels and other value-added products can be produced from metabolically engineered microorganisms. Methylomonas sp. DH-1 is a candidate platform for bioconversion that uses methane as a carbon sourc...

    Authors: Jun Ren, Hyang-Mi Lee, Thi Duc Thai and Dokyun Na

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:200

    Content type: Research

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  22. Biomass pre-treatment is gaining attention as a standalone process to improve the qualitative aspect of the lignocellulosic material. It has been gaining ground in the power station by replacing the coal with ...

    Authors: Alok Dhaundiyal, Divine Atsu and Laszlo Toth

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:199

    Content type: Research

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  23. Xylanases are one of the most extensively used enzymes for biomass digestion. However, in many instances, their use is limited by poor performance under the conditions of pH and temperature required by the ind...

    Authors: David Talens-Perales, Paloma Sánchez-Torres, Julia Marín-Navarro and Julio Polaina

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:198

    Content type: Research

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  24. The recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass provided technical and economic challenges in the current biomass conversion processes. Lignin is considered as a crucial recalcitrance component in biomass utiliza...

    Authors: Shifei Qin, Chunfen Fan, Xiaohong Li, Yi Li, Jian Hu, Chaofeng Li and Keming Luo

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:197

    Content type: Research

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  25. Major cost of bioethanol is attributed to enzymes employed in biomass hydrolysis. Biomass hydrolyzing enzymes are predominantly produced from the hyper-cellulolytic mutant filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei RU...

    Authors: AthiraRaj Sreeja-Raju, Meera Christopher, Prajeesh Kooloth-Valappil, Rajasree Kuni-Parambil, Digambar Vittal Gokhale, Meena Sankar, Amith Abraham, Ashok Pandey and Rajeev K. Sukumaran

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:196

    Content type: Research

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  26. The discovery of lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMO) has changed our perspective on enzymatic degradation of plant biomass. Through an oxidative mechanism, these enzymes are able to cleave and depolymer...

    Authors: F. Calderaro, M. Keser, M. Akeroyd, L. E. Bevers, V. G. H. Eijsink, A. Várnai and M. A. van den Berg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:195

    Content type: Research

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  27. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are oxidative, copper-dependent enzymes that function as powerful tools in the turnover of various biomasses, including lignocellulosic plant biomass. While LPMOs ar...

    Authors: Tina Rise Tuveng, Marianne Slang Jensen, Lasse Fredriksen, Gustav Vaaje-Kolstad, Vincent G. H. Eijsink and Zarah Forsberg

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:194

    Content type: Research

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  28. Stress tolerance is one of the important desired microbial traits for industrial bioprocesses, and global regulatory protein engineering is an efficient approach to improve strain tolerance. In our study, IrrE...

    Authors: Li Wang, Xin Wang, Zhi-Qiang He, Si-Jie Zhou, Li Xu, Xiao-Yu Tan, Tao Xu, Bing-Zhi Li and Ying-Jin Yuan

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:193

    Content type: Research

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  29. Lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs) are indispensable redox enzymes used in industry for the saccharification of plant biomass. LPMO-driven cellulose oxidation can be enhanced considerably through phot...

    Authors: N. Dodge, D. A. Russo, B. M. Blossom, R. K. Singh, B. van Oort, R. Croce, M. J. Bjerrum and P. E. Jensen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:192

    Content type: Research

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  30. Oscillation is a special cell behavior in microorganisms during continuous fermentation, which poses threats to the output stability for industrial productions of biofuels and biochemicals. In previous study, ...

    Authors: Jin-Jie Zhou, Jun-Tao Shen, Xiao-Li Wang, Ya-Qin Sun and Zhi-Long Xiu

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:191

    Content type: Research

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  31. The diauxic growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on glucose and xylose during cellulose-to-ethanol processes extends the duration of the fermentation and reduces productivity. Despite the remarkable advances in str...

    Authors: Pau Cabaneros Lopez, Isuru Abeykoon Udugama, Sune Tjalfe Thomsen, Christoph Bayer, Helena Junicke and Krist V. Gernaey

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:190

    Content type: Research

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  32. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Nan Wang, Ping Chi, Yawen Zou, Yirong Xu, Shuo Xu, Muhammad Bilal, Patrick Fickers and Hairong Cheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:189

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:176

  33. Functional sugar alcohols have been widely used in the food, medicine, and pharmaceutical industries for their unique properties. Among these, erythritol is a zero calories sweetener produced by the yeast Yarrowi...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Ping Chi, Yawen Zou, Yirong Xu, Shuo Xu, Muhammad Bilal, Patrick Fickers and Hairong Cheng

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:176

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:189

  34. The presence of soluble lignin, furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) in industrial pre-hydrolysis liquor (PHL) from the pulping process can inhibit its bioconversion into bioethanol and other biochemicals....

    Authors: Caoxing Huang, Yayue Zheng, Wenqian Lin, Yuxuan Shi, Guohong Huang and Qiang Yong

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:188

    Content type: Research

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  35. Application of raw starch-degrading enzymes (RSDEs) in starch processing for biofuel production can effectively reduce energy consumption and processing costs. RSDEs are generally produced by filamentous fungi...

    Authors: Li-Sha Gu, Ming-Zhu Tan, Shi-Huan Li, Ting Zhang, Qi-Qiang Zhang, Cheng-Xi Li, Xue-Mei Luo, Jia-Xun Feng and Shuai Zhao

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:187

    Content type: Research

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  36. Zymomonas mobilis has recently been shown to be capable of producing the valuable platform biochemical, 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BDO). Despite this capability, the production of high titers of 2,3-BDO is restricted by...

    Authors: Venkataramanan Subramanian, Vladimir V. Lunin, Samuel J. Farmer, Markus Alahuhta, Kyle T. Moore, Angela Ho, Yogesh B. Chaudhari, Min Zhang, Michael E. Himmel and Stephen R. Decker

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:186

    Content type: Research

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  37. Enforced ATP wasting has been recognized as a promising metabolic engineering strategy to enhance the microbial production of metabolites that are coupled to ATP generation. It also appears to be a suitable ap...

    Authors: Ahmed Zahoor, Katrin Messerschmidt, Simon Boecker and Steffen Klamt

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:185

    Content type: Research

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  38. Synthetic biology efforts often require high-throughput screening tools for enzyme engineering campaigns. While innovations in chromatographic and mass spectrometry-based techniques provide relevant structural...

    Authors: Brett M. Garabedian, Corey W. Meadows, Florence Mingardon, Joel M. Guenther, Tristan de Rond, Raya Abourjeily and Taek Soon Lee

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:184

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. For the economic production of biofuels and other valuable products from lignocellulosic waste material, a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) organism is required. With efficient fermentation capability and attr...

    Authors: Elizabeth L. I. Wightman, Heinrich Kroukamp, Isak S. Pretorius, Ian T. Paulsen and Helena K. M. Nevalainen

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:182

    Content type: Research

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  40. Biotechnologically produced microbial lipids are of interest as potential alternatives for crude and plant oils. Their lipid profile is similar to plant oils and can therefore be a substitute for the productio...

    Authors: Olga Gorte, Michaela Kugel and Katrin Ochsenreither

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:181

    Content type: Research

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  41. Molasses is a wildly used feedstock for fermentation, but it also poses a severe wastewater-disposal problem worldwide. Recently, the wastewater from yeast molasses fermentation is being processed into fulvic ...

    Authors: Yazhou Li, Jianghan Wang, Na Liu, Luxin Ke, Xiuyun Zhao and Gaofu Qi

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:180

    Content type: Research

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  42. Miscanthus × giganteus is widely recognized as a promising lignocellulosic biomass crop due to its advantages of high biomass production, low environmental impacts, and the potential to be cultivated on marginal ...

    Authors: Xiaofei Zeng, Jiajing Sheng, Fenglin Zhu, Tianzi Wei, Lingling Zhao, Xiaohu Hu, Xingfei Zheng, Fasong Zhou, Zhongli Hu, Ying Diao and Surong Jin

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:179

    Content type: Research

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  43. The use of thermotolerant yeast strains can improve the efficiency of ethanol fermentation, allowing fermentation to occur at temperatures higher than 40 °C. This characteristic could benefit traditional bio-e...

    Authors: Cleiton D. Prado, Gustavo P. L. Mandrujano, Jonas. P. Souza, Flávia B. Sgobbi, Hosana R. Novaes, João P. M. O. da Silva, Mateus H. R. Alves, Kevy P. Eliodório, Gabriel C. G. Cunha, Reinaldo Giudici, Diele P. Procópio, Thiago O. Basso, Iran Malavazi and Anderson F. Cunha

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:178

    Content type: Research

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  44. To meet the present transportation demands and solve food versus fuel issue, microbial lipid-derived biofuels are gaining attention worldwide. This study is focussed on high-throughput screening of oleaginous ...

    Authors: Kukkala Kiran Kumar, Farha Deeba, Sauraj, Yuvraj Singh Negi and Naseem A. Gaur

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:175

    Content type: Research

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  45. Cellulose degradation by cellulase is brought about by complex communities of interacting microorganisms, which significantly contribute to the cycling of carbon on a global scale. β-Glucosidase (BGL) is the r...

    Authors: Xinyue Zhang, Bo Ma, Jiawen Liu, Xiehui Chen, Shanshan Li, Erlie Su, Liyuan Gao and Hongtao Li

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:174

    Content type: Research

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  46. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) of pre-treated lignocellulosics to biofuels and other platform chemicals has long been a promising alternative to separate hydrolysis and fermentation proce...

    Authors: J. Vishnu Prasad, Tridweep K. Sahoo, S. Naveen and Guhan Jayaraman

    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2020 13:171

    Content type: Research

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