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  1. Simultaneous saccharification and co-fermentation (SSCF) process involves enzymatic hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic biomass and fermentation of glucose and xylose in one bioreactor. The optimal temper...

    Authors: Mingjie Jin, Cory Sarks, Christa Gunawan, Benjamin D Bice, Shane P Simonett, Ragothaman Avanasi Narasimhan, Laura B Willis, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan and Trey K Sato
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:108
  2. Photosynthetic cyanobacteria have been recently proposed as a ‘microbial factory’ to produce butanol due to their capability to utilize solar energy and CO2 as the sole energy and carbon sources, respectively. Ho...

    Authors: Hongji Zhu, Xiaoyue Ren, Jiangxin Wang, Zhongdi Song, Mengliang Shi, Jianjun Qiao, Xiaoxu Tian, Jie Liu, Lei Chen and Weiwen Zhang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:106
  3. The molecular links between shock-response and adaptation remain poorly understood, particularly for extremophiles. This has hindered rational engineering of solvent tolerance and correlated traits (e.g., prod...

    Authors: Lu Lin, Yuetong Ji, Qichao Tu, Ranran Huang, Lin Teng, Xiaowei Zeng, Houhui Song, Kun Wang, Qian Zhou, Yifei Li, Qiu Cui, Zhili He, Jizhong Zhou and Jian Xu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:103
  4. Fuel ethanol production from sustainable and largely abundant agro-residues such as sugarcane bagasse (SB) provides long term, geopolitical and strategic benefits. Pretreatment of SB is an inevitable process f...

    Authors: Anuj K Chandel, Felipe AF Antunes, Messias B Silva and Silvio Silvério da Silva
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:102
  5. In comparison with phototrophic growth, heterotrophic conditions can significantly increase growth rates, final cell number and cell mass in microalgae cultures. Neochloris oleoabundans is a microalga of biotechn...

    Authors: Daniela Morales-Sánchez, Raunel Tinoco-Valencia, John Kyndt and Alfredo Martinez
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:100
  6. During the pretreatment of biomass feedstocks and subsequent conditioning prior to saccharification, many toxic compounds are produced or introduced which inhibit microbial growth and in many cases, production...

    Authors: Mary Ann Franden, Heidi M Pilath, Ali Mohagheghi, Philip T Pienkos and Min Zhang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:99
  7. Recent studies have demonstrated that microalga has been widely regarded as one of the most promising raw materials of biofuels. However, lack of an economical, efficient and convenient method to harvest micro...

    Authors: Jiexia Liu, Yi Zhu, Yujun Tao, Yuanming Zhang, Aifen Li, Tao Li, Ming Sang and Chengwu Zhang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:98
  8. Hydrocarbon alkanes have been recently considered as important next-generation biofuels because microbial production of alkane biofuels was demonstrated. However, the toxicity of alkanes to microbial hosts can...

    Authors: Hua Ling, Binbin Chen, Aram Kang, Jong-Min Lee and Matthew Wook Chang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:95
  9. Plant cell wall polysaccharide composition varies substantially between species, organs and genotypes. Knowledge of the structure and composition of these polysaccharides, accompanied by a suite of well charac...

    Authors: Xiaofei Li, Peter Jackson, Denis V Rubtsov, Nuno Faria-Blanc, Jenny C Mortimer, Simon R Turner, Kristian B Krogh, Katja S Johansen and Paul Dupree
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:94
  10. Cellulases are of great interest for application in biomass degradation, yet the molecular details of the mode of action of glycoside hydrolases during degradation of insoluble cellulose remain elusive. To fur...

    Authors: Vimalier Reyes-Ortiz, Richard A Heins, Gang Cheng, Edward Y Kim, Briana C Vernon, Ryan B Elandt, Paul D Adams, Kenneth L Sale, Masood Z Hadi, Blake A Simmons, Michael S Kent and Danielle Tullman-Ercek
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:93
  11. Despite recent advances in the understanding of lignocellulolytic enzyme regulation, less is known about how different carbon sources are sensed and the signaling cascades that result in the adaptation of cell...

    Authors: Neil Andrew Brown, Paula Fagundes de Gouvea, Nádia Graciele Krohn, Marcela Savoldi and Gustavo Henrique Goldman
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:91
  12. Forest residues represent an abundant and sustainable source of biomass which could be used as a biorefinery feedstock. Due to the heterogeneity of forest residues, such as hog fuel and bark, one of the expect...

    Authors: Sabrina Burkhardt, Linoj Kumar, Richard Chandra and Jack Saddler
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:90
  13. The production of bioethanol from lignocellulose hydrolysates requires a robust, D-xylose-fermenting and inhibitor-tolerant microorganism as catalyst. The purpose of the present work was to develop such a stra...

    Authors: Mekonnen M Demeke, Heiko Dietz, Yingying Li, María R Foulquié-Moreno, Sarma Mutturi, Sylvie Deprez, Tom Den Abt, Beatriz M Bonini, Gunnar Liden, Françoise Dumortier, Alex Verplaetse, Eckhard Boles and Johan M Thevelein
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:89
  14. Genetic engineering of industrial microorganisms often suffers from undesirable side effects on essential functions. Reverse engineering is an alternative strategy to improve multifactorial traits like low gly...

    Authors: Georg Hubmann, Lotte Mathé, Maria R Foulquié-Moreno, Jorge Duitama, Elke Nevoigt and Johan M Thevelein
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:87
  15. Biosynthesis of fatty alk(a/e)ne in cyanobacteria has been considered as a potential basis for the sunlight-driven and carbon-neutral bioprocess producing advanced solar biofuels. Aldehyde-deformylating oxygen...

    Authors: Jingjing Zhang, Xuefeng Lu and Jian-Jun Li
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:86
  16. Members of the anaerobic thermophilic bacterial genus Caldicellulosiruptor are emerging candidates for consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) because they are capable of efficiently growing on biomass without conventio...

    Authors: Minseok Cha, Daehwan Chung, James G Elkins, Adam M Guss and Janet Westpheling
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:85
  17. Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains expressing D-xylose isomerase (XI) produce some of the highest reported ethanol yields from D-xylose. Unfortunately, most bacterial XIs that have been expressed in S. cerevisiae a...

    Authors: Ronald E Hector, Bruce S Dien, Michael A Cotta and Jeffrey A Mertens
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:84
  18. A challenge currently facing the cellulosic biofuel industry is the efficient fermentation of both C5 and C6 sugars in the presence of inhibitors. To overcome this challenge, microorganisms that are capable of...

    Authors: Elizabeth Casey, Nathan S Mosier, Jiri Adamec, Zachary Stockdale, Nancy Ho and Miroslav Sedlak
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:83
  19. Thermophilic microorganisms have special advantages for the conversion of plant biomass to fuels and chemicals. Members of the genus Caldicellulosiruptor are the most thermophilic cellulolytic bacteria known. The...

    Authors: Daehwan Chung, Joel Farkas and Janet Westpheling
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:82
  20. It is widely recognised that fast, effective hydrolysis of pretreated lignocellulosic substrates requires the synergistic action of multiple types of hydrolytic and some non-hydrolytic proteins. However, due t...

    Authors: Amadeus Y Pribowo, Jinguang Hu, Valdeir Arantes and Jack N Saddler
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:80
  21. On-site cellulase production using locally available lignocellulosic biomass (LCB) is essential for cost-effective production of 2nd-generation biofuels. Cellulolytic enzymes (cellulases and hemicellulases) must ...

    Authors: Etienne Jourdier, Céline Cohen, Laurent Poughon, Christian Larroche, Frédéric Monot and Fadhel Ben Chaabane
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:79
  22. The metagenomic analysis of gut microbiomes has emerged as a powerful strategy for the identification of biomass-degrading enzymes, which will be no doubt useful for the development of advanced biorefining pro...

    Authors: Géraldine Bastien, Grégory Arnal, Sophie Bozonnet, Sandrine Laguerre, Fernando Ferreira, Régis Fauré, Bernard Henrissat, Fabrice Lefèvre, Patrick Robe, Olivier Bouchez, Céline Noirot, Claire Dumon and Michael O’Donohue
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:78
  23. Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a C4 perennial warm season grass indigenous to the North American tallgrass prairie. A number of its natural and agronomic traits, including adaptation to a wide geographical ...

    Authors: Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao, Jaya R Soneji, Charles Kwit and C Neal Stewart Jr
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:77
  24. In recent years, the growing demand for biofuels has encouraged the search for different sources of underutilized lignocellulosic feedstocks that are available in sufficient abundance to be used for sustainabl...

    Authors: Marisa A Lima, Gabriela B Lavorente, Hana KP da Silva, Juliano Bragatto, Camila A Rezende, Oigres D Bernardinelli, Eduardo R deAzevedo, Leonardo D Gomez, Simon J McQueen-Mason, Carlos A Labate and Igor Polikarpov
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:75
  25. Succinic acid is one of the key platform chemicals which can be produced via biotechnology process instead of petrochemical process. Biomass derived bio-oil have been investigated intensively as an alternative...

    Authors: Caixia Wang, Anders Thygesen, Yilan Liu, Qiang Li, Maohua Yang, Dan Dang, Ze Wang, Yinhua Wan, Weigang Lin and Jianmin Xing
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:74
  26. Many bacteria efficiently degrade lignocellulose yet the underpinning genome-wide metabolic and regulatory networks remain elusive. Here we revealed the “cellulose degradome” for the model mesophilic celluloly...

    Authors: Chenggang Xu, Ranran Huang, Lin Teng, Dongmei Wang, Christopher L Hemme, Ilya Borovok, Qiang He, Raphael Lamed, Edward A Bayer, Jizhong Zhou and Jian Xu
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:73
  27. Duckweed can thrive on anthropogenic wastewater and produce tremendous biomass production. Due to its relatively high starch and low lignin percentage, duckweed is a good candidate for bioethanol fermentation....

    Authors: Xiang Tao, Yang Fang, Yao Xiao, Yan-ling Jin, Xin-rong Ma, Yun Zhao, Kai-ze He, Hai Zhao and Hai-yan Wang
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:72
  28. Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most promising renewable and clean energy resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. However, the resistance to accessibility of sugars e...

    Authors: Hui Shen, Charleson R Poovaiah, Angela Ziebell, Timothy J Tschaplinski, Sivakumar Pattathil, Erica Gjersing, Nancy L Engle, Rui Katahira, Yunqiao Pu, Robert Sykes, Fang Chen, Arthur J Ragauskas, Jonathan R Mielenz, Michael G Hahn, Mark Davis, C Neal Stewart Jr…
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:71
  29. Biodiesels are methyl esters of fatty acids that are usually produced by base catalyzed transesterification of triacylglyerol with methanol. Some lipase enzymes are effective catalysts for biodiesel synthesis ...

    Authors: Tyler P Korman, Bobby Sahachartsiri, David M Charbonneau, Grace L Huang, Marc Beauregard and James U Bowie
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:70
  30. The sustainable production of biofuels remains one of the major issues of the upcoming years. Among the number of most desirable molecules to be produced, butanol and isobutanol deserve a prominent place. They...

    Authors: Paola Branduardi, Valeria Longo, Nadia Maria Berterame, Giorgia Rossi and Danilo Porro
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:68
  31. Nitrogen limitation can induce neutral lipid accumulation in microalgae, as well as inhibiting their growth. Therefore, to obtain cultures with both high biomass and high lipid contents, and explore the lipid ...

    Authors: Zhi-Kai Yang, Ying-Fang Niu, Yu-Han Ma, Jiao Xue, Meng-Han Zhang, Wei-Dong Yang, Jie-Sheng Liu, Song-Hui Lu, Yuanfang Guan and Hong-Ye Li
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:67
  32. Furfural is the prevalent microbial inhibitor generated during pretreatment and hydrolysis of lignocellulose biomass to monomeric sugars, but the response of acetone butanol ethanol (ABE) producing Clostridium be...

    Authors: Yan Zhang and Thaddeus Chukwuemeka Ezeji
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:66
  33. Chloroplast transformation in tobacco has been used extensively to produce recombinant proteins and enzymes. Chloroplast expression cassettes can be designed with different configurations of the cis-acting ele...

    Authors: Igor Kolotilin, Angelo Kaldis, Eridan Orlando Pereira, Serge Laberge and Rima Menassa
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:65
  34. Hydrogen recovered from organic wastes and solar energy by photo-fermentative bacteria (PFB) has been suggested as a promising bioenergy strategy. However, the use of PFB for hydrogen production generally suff...

    Authors: Guo-Jun Xie, Bing-Feng Liu, De-Feng Xing, Jun Nan, Jie Ding and Nan-Qi Ren
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:64
  35. Trichoderma reesei is an organism involved in degradation of (hemi)cellulosic biomass. Consequently, the corresponding enzymes are commonly used in different types of industries, and recently gained considerable ...

    Authors: Christian Derntl, Loreta Gudynaite-Savitch, Sophie Calixte, Theresa White, Robert L Mach and Astrid R Mach-Aigner
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:62
  36. The development of affordable woody biomass feedstocks represents a significant opportunity in the development of cellulosic biofuels. Primary woodchips produced by forest mills are considered an ideal feedsto...

    Authors: Aaron M Socha, Samuel P Plummer, Vitalie Stavila, Blake A Simmons and Seema Singh
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:61
  37. α-Pinene is an important natural product that is widely used in flavorings, fragrances, medicines, fine chemicals and high-density renewable fuels. Currently, α-Pinene used in industry is mainly produced eithe...

    Authors: Jianming Yang, Qingjuan Nie, Meng Ren, Hongru Feng, Xinglin Jiang, Yanning Zheng, Min Liu, Haibo Zhang and Mo Xian
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:60
  38. Lignocellulosic ethanol is a viable alternative to petroleum-based fuels with the added benefit of potentially lower greenhouse gas emissions. Consolidated bioprocessing (simultaneous enzyme production, hydrol...

    Authors: Trevor R Zuroff, Salvador Barri Xiques and Wayne R Curtis
    Citation: Biotechnology for Biofuels 2013 6:59