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  1. Content type: Research

    Myxococcus xanthus DK1622 is a model system for studying multicellular development, predation, cellular differentiation, and evolution. Furthermore, it is a rich source of novel secondary metabolites and is widel...

    Authors: Ying-jie Yang, Raghvendra Pratap Singh, Xin Lan, Cheng-sheng Zhang, Duo-hong Sheng and Yi-qiang Li

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:123

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    Acetyl xylan esterase plays an important role in the complete enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials. It hydrolyzes the ester linkages of acetic acid in xylan and supports and enhances the activity ...

    Authors: Sachithra Amarin Hettiarachchi, Young-Kyung Kwon, Youngdeuk Lee, Eunyoung Jo, Tae-Yang Eom, Yoon-Hyeok Kang, Do-Hyung Kang, Mahanama De Zoysa, Svini Dileepa Marasinghe and Chulhong Oh

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:122

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    Fungal perylenequinonoid (PQ) pigments from Shiraia fruiting body have been well known as excellent photosensitizers for medical and agricultural uses. The fruiting bodies are colonized by a diverse bacterial com...

    Authors: Yan Jun Ma, Li Ping Zheng and Jian Wen Wang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:121

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    Crocin is a carotenoid-derived natural product found in the stigma of Crocus spp., which has great potential in medicine, food and cosmetics. In recent years, microbial production of crocin has drawn increasing a...

    Authors: Wen Wang, Ping He, Dongdong Zhao, Lijun Ye, Longhai Dai, Xueli Zhang, Yuanxia Sun, Jing Zheng and Changhao Bi

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:120

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    The yeast Pichia pastoris is a widely used host for the secretion of heterologous proteins. Despite being an efficient producer, we observed previously that certain recombinant proteins were mistargeted to the va...

    Authors: Lukas Marsalek, Verena Puxbaum, Markus Buchetics, Diethard Mattanovich and Brigitte Gasser

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:119

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    Enzymatic glycan synthesis has leapt forward in recent years and a number of glucuronosyltransferase (EC have been identified and prepared, which provides a guide to an efficient approach to prepare ...

    Authors: Dan-Hua Meng, Ran-Ran Du, Lu-Zhou Chen, Meng-Ting Li, Fei Liu, Jin Hou, Yi-Kang Shi, Feng-Shan Wang and Ju-Zheng Sheng

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:118

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    Rhodosporidium toruloides is a promising host for the production of bioproducts from lignocellulosic biomass. A key prerequisite for efficient pathway engineering is the availability of robust genetic tools and r...

    Authors: Luísa Czamanski Nora, Maren Wehrs, Joonhoon Kim, Jan-Fang Cheng, Angela Tarver, Blake A. Simmons, Jon Magnuson, Miranda Harmon-Smith, Rafael Silva-Rocha, John M. Gladden, Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Jeffrey M. Skerker and James Kirby

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:117

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    Sucrose is an attractive industrial carbon source due to its abundance and the fact that it can be cheaply generated from sources such as sugarcane. However, only a few characterized Escherichia coli strains are ...

    Authors: Elsayed T. Mohamed, Hemanshu Mundhada, Jenny Landberg, Isaac Cann, Roderick I. Mackie, Alex Toftgaard Nielsen, Markus J. Herrgård and Adam M. Feist

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:116

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    Ganoderic acids (GAs), derived from the medicinal mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, possess anticancer and other important pharmacological activities. To improve production of GAs, a homologous farnesyl diphosphate syn...

    Authors: Yu Fei, Na Li, De-Huai Zhang and Jun-Wei Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:115

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    Actinoplanes sp. SE50/110 is a natural producer of acarbose. It has been extensively studied in the last decades, which has led to the comprehensive analysis of the whole genome, transcriptome and proteome. First...

    Authors: Lena Schaffert, Camilla März, Lisa Burkhardt, Julian Droste, David Brandt, Tobias Busche, Winfried Rosen, Susanne Schneiker-Bekel, Marcus Persicke, Alfred Pühler and Jörn Kalinowski

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:114

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    Microalgae have been proposed as potential platform to produce lipid-derived products, such as biofuels. Knowledge on the intracellular carbon flow distribution may identify key metabolic processes during lipi...

    Authors: Xiaojie Ren, Jean-Sébastien Deschênes, Réjean Tremblay, Sabine Peres and Mario Jolicoeur

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:113

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    Yaks living in the high-altitude hypoxic environment of Tibetan plateau (3600 m) have special gut microbes. However, it is still little research on yak probiotics until now. Therefore, the purpose of our study...

    Authors: Aoyun Li, Yaping Wang, Zhixing Li, Hammad Qamar, Khalid Mehmood, Lihong Zhang, Juanjuan Liu, Hui Zhang and Jiakui Li

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:112

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    Bacillus subtilis is developed to be an attractive expression host to produce both secreted and cytoplasmic proteins owing to its prominent biological characteristics. Chromosomal integration is a stable expressi...

    Authors: Chaoyang Zhou, Bin Ye, Shan Cheng, Leizhen Zhao, Yuanxin Liu, Jiandong Jiang and Xin Yan

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:111

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    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are known to have a significant ability to colonize the human intestinal tract and adhere to the surface of intestinal epithelial cells. Among the various lactic acid bacteria, exopo...

    Authors: Hui Jin, Yunju Jeong, Sang-Ho Yoo, Tony V. Johnston, Seockmo Ku and Geun Eog Ji

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:110

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    Metabolic models are indispensable in guiding cellular engineering and in advancing our understanding of systems biology. As not all enzymatic activities are fully known and/or annotated, metabolic models rema...

    Authors: Sara A. Amin, Elizabeth Chavez, Vladimir Porokhin, Nikhil U. Nair and Soha Hassoun

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:109

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    In lactic acid bacteria (LAB), acid stress leads to decreases of cell vitality and fermentation yield. Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) system is regarded as one of the essential acid-resistance mechanisms in LAB...

    Authors: Luchan Gong, Cong Ren and Yan Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:108

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    Microbial mutagenesis is an important avenue to acquire microbial strains with desirable traits for industry application. However, mutagens either chemical or physical used often leads narrow library pool due ...

    Authors: Junshu Wang, Fapeng Liu, Tianyuan Su, Yizhao Chang, Qi Guo, Qian Wang, Quanfeng Liang and Qingsheng Qi

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:107

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    Late-stage fermentation broth contains high concentrations of target chemicals. Additionally, it contains various cellular metabolites which have leaked from lysed cells, which would exert multifactorial stres...

    Authors: Xiaowei Wang, Qinggang Li, Cunmin Sun, Zhen Cai, Xiaomei Zheng, Xuan Guo, Xiaomeng Ni, Wenjuan Zhou, Yanmei Guo, Ping Zheng, Ning Chen, Jibin Sun, Yin Li and Yanhe Ma

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:106

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    Geraniol, an acyclic monoterpene alcohol, is found as a primary constituent in the essential oils of plants such as geranium, lemongrass and rose. The floral-like scent of geraniol has made it a popular consti...

    Authors: Micaela G. Chacón, Alice Marriott, Emanuele G. Kendrick, Matthew Q. Styles and David J. Leak

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:105

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    Methylocystis parvus is a type II methanotroph characterized by its high specific methane degradation rate (compared to other methanotrophs of the same family) and its ability to accumulate up to 50% of its bioma...

    Authors: Sergio Bordel, Antonia Rojas and Raúl Muñoz

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:104

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    Pseudorabies caused by pseudorabies virus (PRV) mainly infects the swine and seriously threatens the biosafety of the other animals, including humans. Since 2011, the outbreaks of PRV mutants have caused enorm...

    Authors: Jialu Wang, Yongheng Wang, En Zhang, Mengyun Zhou, Jian Lin and Qian Yang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:103

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    The global prevalence of traditional Chinese medicine stimulates the prosperous development of herb medicines, but the annual generation of massive herb residues becomes big issues about environmental pollutio...

    Authors: Wenping Kong, Chengshuang Huang, Jie Shi, Yu Li, Xinxin Jiang, Quwen Duan, Yong Huang, Yanwen Duan and Xiangcheng Zhu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:102

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    Many fermented foods and beverages are produced through the action of complex microbial communities. Synthetic biology approaches offer the ability to genetically engineer these communities to improve the prop...

    Authors: Rachatida Det-udom, Charlie Gilbert, Long Liu, Cheunjit Prakitchaiwattana, Tom Ellis and Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:101

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    Bacillus subtilis spores have been commonly used for the surface display of various food-related or human antigens or enzymes. For successful display, the target protein needs to be fused with an anchor protein. ...

    Authors: Hongling Liu, Shaojie Yang, Xihui Wang and Tengfei Wang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:100

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    The oleaginous yeast Yarrowia lipolytica is an organism of choice for the tailored production of various compounds such as biofuels or biopolymers. When properly engineered, it is capable of producing medium-chai...

    Authors: Coraline Rigouin, Sophie Lajus, Connie Ocando, Vinciane Borsenberger, Jean Marc Nicaud, Alain Marty, Luc Avérous and Florence Bordes

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:99

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    Farnesol is an acyclic sesquiterpene alcohol present in the essential oils of various plants in nature. It has been reported to be valuable in medical applications, such as alleviation of allergic asthma, glio...

    Authors: Xueduan Chen, Xianzhang Jiang, Man Xu, Mingliang Zhang, Runye Huang, Jianzhong Huang and Feng Qi

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:98

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    Transglycosylation represents one of the most promising approaches for obtaining novel glycosides, and plant phenols and polyphenols are emerging as one of the best targets for creating new molecules with enha...

    Authors: Juan Antonio Méndez-Líter, Isabel Tundidor, Manuel Nieto-Domínguez, Beatriz Fernández de Toro, Andrés González Santana, Laura Isabel de Eugenio, Alicia Prieto, Juan Luis Asensio, Francisco Javier Cañada, Cristina Sánchez and María Jesús Martínez

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:97

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    Promoter evolution by synthetic promoter library (SPL) is a powerful approach to development of functional synthetic promoters to synthetic biology. However, it requires much tedious and time-consuming screeni...

    Authors: Laichuang Han, Wenjing Cui, Feiya Suo, Shengnan Miao, Wenliang Hao, Qiaoqing Chen, Junling Guo, Zhongmei Liu, Li Zhou and Zhemin Zhou

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:96

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    Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) is the most important ingredient in licorice due to its outstanding anti-inflammatory activity and wide application in the medicine and cosmetics industries. Contemporary industrial pr...

    Authors: Caixia Wang, Xinyao Su, Mengchu Sun, Mengting Zhang, Jiajia Wu, Jianmin Xing, Ying Wang, Jianping Xue, Xia Liu, Wei Sun and Shilin Chen

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:95

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    Flavone C-glycosides are difficult to be deglycosylated using traditional chemical methods due to their solid carbon–carbon bond between sugar moieties and aglycones; however, some bacteria may easily cleave this...

    Authors: Shiqi Zheng, Di Geng, Shuangyue Liu, Qingqing Wang, Siqi Liu and Rufeng Wang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:94

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    Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) have attracted much attention in recent years as natural alternatives to petroleum-based synthetic polymers that can be broadly used in many applications. Pseudomonas putida KT2440 is...

    Authors: Justyna Możejko-Ciesielska and Agnieszka Mostek

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:93

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    The carboxylate platform is a promising technology for substituting petrochemicals in the provision of specific platform chemicals and liquid fuels. It includes the chain elongation process that exploits rever...

    Authors: Johannes Lambrecht, Nicolas Cichocki, Florian Schattenberg, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Hauke Harms, Susann Müller and Heike Sträuber

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:92

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    Surfactin is a cyclic lipopeptide that is of great industrial use owing to its extraordinary surfactant power and antimicrobial, antiviral, and antitumor activities. Surfactin is synthesized by a condensation ...

    Authors: Congya Wang, Yingxiu Cao, Yongping Wang, Liming Sun and Hao Song

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:90

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  34. Content type: RESEARCH

    Studies carried out with novel 13 strains of Trichoderma, isolated from mangrove sediments (PE, Brazil) using morphophysiological and molecular characterization, followed evaluation of biocontrol using Fusarium s...

    Authors: Patrícia Rego Barros Filizola, Marcos Antônio Cavalcanti Luna, Adriana Ferreira de Souza, Iwanne Lima Coelho, Delson Laranjeira and Galba Maria Campos-Takaki

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:89

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  35. Content type: Research

    There have been many successful strategies to implement xylose metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but no effort has so far enabled xylose utilization at rates comparable to that of glucose (the preferred sug...

    Authors: Karen O. Osiro, Celina Borgström, Daniel P. Brink, Birta Líf Fjölnisdóttir and Marie F. Gorwa-Grauslund

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:88

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    Saccharomyces cerevisiae AN120 osw2∆ spores were used as a host with good resistance to unfavorable environment. This work was undertaken to develop a new yeast spore-encapsulation of Candida parapsilosis Glu228S...

    Authors: Jingxin Rao, Rongzhen Zhang, Hongbo Liang, Xiao-Dong Gao, Hideki Nakanishi and Yan Xu

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:87

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    The use of chemical herbicides has helped to improve agricultural production, although its intensive use has led to environmental damages. Plant allelochemicals are interesting alternatives due to their divers...

    Authors: Maria Elena de la Calle, Gema Cabrera, Domingo Cantero, Antonio Valle and Jorge Bolivar

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:86

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    Cell surface display of recombinant proteins has become a powerful tool for biotechnology and biomedical applications. As a model eukaryotic microorganism, Saccharomyces cerevisiae is an ideal candidate for surfa...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Yang, Hongting Tang, Meihui Song, Yu Shen, Jin Hou and Xiaoming Bao

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:85

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    Chicken feather, a byproduct of poultry-processing industries, are considered a potential high-quality protein supplement owing to their crude protein content of more than 85%. Nonetheless, chicken feathers ha...

    Authors: Zheng Peng, Xinzhe Mao, Juan Zhang, Guocheng Du and Jian Chen

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:84

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  40. Content type: RESEARCH

    Cellulolytic enzymes produced by the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei are commonly used in biomass conversion. The high cost of cellulase is still a significant challenge to commercial biofuel production. Im...

    Authors: Pei Liu, Aibo Lin, Guoxiu Zhang, Jiajia Zhang, Yumeng Chen, Tao Shen, Jian Zhao, Dongzhi Wei and Wei Wang

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:81

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  41. Content type: RESEARCH

    Bacteria are widely used as hosts for recombinant protein production due to their rapid growth, simple media requirement and ability to produce high yields of correctly folded proteins. Overproduction of recom...

    Authors: Agnieszka Gawin, Karl Peebo, Sebastian Hans, Helga Ertesvåg, Marta Irla, Peter Neubauer and Trygve Brautaset

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:80

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  42. Content type: RESEARCH

    Styrene is a large-volume commodity petrochemical, which has been used in a wide range of polymer industry as the main building block for the construction of various functional polymers. Despite many efforts t...

    Authors: Kyungsoo Lee, Hyun Bae Bang, Yoon Hyeok Lee and Ki Jun Jeong

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:79

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  43. Content type: RESEARCH

    Production of 2,3-butanediol from renewable resources is a promising measure to decrease the consumption of fossil resources in the chemical industry. One of the most influential parameters on biotechnological...

    Authors: Benedikt Heyman, Robin Lamm, Hannah Tulke, Lars Regestein and Jochen Büchs

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:78

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  44. Content type: RESEARCH

    Betulinic acid is a pentacyclic lupane-type triterpenoid and a potential antiviral and antitumor drug, but the amount of betulinic acid in plants is low and cannot meet the demand for this compound. Yarrowia lipo...

    Authors: Cong-Cong Jin, Jin-Lai Zhang, Hao Song and Ying-Xiu Cao

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:77

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  45. Content type: RESEARCH

    Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are important microorganisms in the food and beverage industry. Due to their food-grade status and probiotic characteristics, several LAB are considered as safe and effective cell-fa...

    Authors: Hoang-Minh Nguyen, Mai-Lan Pham, Elena Maria Stelzer, Esther Plattner, Reingard Grabherr, Geir Mathiesen, Clemens K. Peterbauer, Dietmar Haltrich and Thu-Ha Nguyen

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:76

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  46. Content type: RESEARCH

    Thermostable enzymes have several advantages over their mesophilic counterparts for industrial applications. However, trade-offs such as thermal instability of enzyme substrates or co-factors exist. Nicotinami...

    Authors: Hironori Taniguchi, Makoto Imura, Kenji Okano and Kohsuke Honda

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:75

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  47. Content type: RESEARCH

    Production of l-tyrosine is gaining grounds as the market size of 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-l-alanine (l-DOPA) is expected to increase due to increasing cases of Parkinson’s disease a neurodegenerative disease. Attempt...

    Authors: Eric Fordjour, Frederick Komla Adipah, Shenghu Zhou, Guocheng Du and Jingwen Zhou

    Citation: Microbial Cell Factories 2019 18:74

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