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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151162/enrichment-of-lignocellulose-degrading-microbial-communities-from-natural-and-engineered-methanogenic-environments
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Emine Gozde Ozbayram, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Marcell Nikolausz, Bahar Ince, Orhan Ince
The aim of this study was to develop an effective bioaugmentation concept for anaerobic digesters treating lignocellulosic biomass such as straw. For that purpose, lignocellulose-degrading methanogenic communities were enriched on wheat straw from cow and goat rumen fluid as well as from a biogas reactor acclimated to lignocellulosic biomass (sorghum as mono-substrate). The bacterial communities of the enriched cultures and the different inocula were examined by 454 amplicon sequencing of 16S rRNA genes while the methanogenic archaeal communities were analyzed by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) fingerprinting of the mcrA gene...
November 19, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151160/tolerance-improvement-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum-on-lignocellulose-derived-inhibitors-by-adaptive-evolution
#2
Xia Wang, Imrana Khushk, Yanqiu Xiao, Qiuqiang Gao, Jie Bao
Robustness of fermenting strains to lignocellulose derived inhibitors is critical for efficient biofuel and biochemical productions. In this study, the industrial fermenting strain Corynebacterium glutamicum S9114 was evolved for improved inhibitor tolerance using long-term adaptive evolution by continuously transferring into the inhibitors containing corn stover hydrolysate every 24 h, and finally a stably evolved C. glutamicum was obtained after 128 days of serial transfers. The evolved strain exhibited the highly increased conversion rate to the typical lignocellulose derived inhibitors including furfural, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, vanillin, syringaldehyde, 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, and acetic acid...
November 18, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150773/overexpression-of-a-cellobiose-glucose-halotolerant-endoglucanase-from-scytalidium-thermophilum
#3
Luana Parras Meleiro, Sibeli Carli, Raquel Fonseca-Maldonado, Marcela da Silva Torricillas, Ana Lucia Ribeiro Latorre Zimbardi, Richard John Ward, João Atílio Jorge, Rosa Prazeres Melo Furriel
Enzyme reaction products and by-products from pretreatment steps can inhibit endoglucanases and are major factors limiting the efficiency of enzymatic lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysis. The gene encoding the endoglucanase from Scytalidium thermophilum (egst) was cloned and expressed as a soluble protein in Pichia pastoris GS115. The recombinant enzyme (Egst) was monomeric (66 kDa) and showed an estimated carbohydrate content of 53.3% (w/w). The optimum temperature and pH of catalysis were 60-70 °C and pH of 5...
November 18, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150693/a-collection-of-genetically-engineered-populus-trees-reveals-wood-biomass-traits-that-predict-glucose-yield-from-enzymatic-hydrolysis
#4
Sacha Escamez, Madhavi Latha Gandla, Marta Derba-Maceluch, Sven-Olof Lundqvist, Ewa J Mellerowicz, Leif J Jönsson, Hannele Tuominen
Wood represents a promising source of sugars to produce bio-based renewables, including biofuels. However, breaking down lignocellulose requires costly pretreatments because lignocellulose is recalcitrant to enzymatic saccharification. Increasing saccharification potential would greatly contribute to make wood a competitive alternative to petroleum, but this requires improving wood properties. To identify wood biomass traits associated with saccharification, we analyzed a total of 65 traits related to wood chemistry, anatomy and structure, biomass production and saccharification in 40 genetically engineered Populus tree lines...
November 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150503/carbon-amendments-alter-microbial-community-structure-and-net-mercury-methylation-potential-in-sediments
#5
Geoff A Christensen, Anil C Somenahally, James G Moberly, Carrie M Miller, Andrew J King, Cynthia C Gilmour, Steven D Brown, Mircea Podar, Craig C Brandt, Scott C Brooks, Anthony V Palumbo, Judy D Wall, Dwayne A Elias
Neurotoxic methylmercury (MeHg) is produced by anaerobic Bacteria and Archaea possessing the genes hgcAB, but it is unknown how organic substrate and electron acceptor availability impact the distribution and abundance of these organisms. We evaluated the impact of organic substrate amendments on mercury (Hg) methylation rates, microbial community structure, and the distribution of hgcAB(+) microbes with sediments. Sediment slurries were amended with short-chain fatty acids, alcohols, or a polysaccharide. Minimal increases in MeHg were observed following lactate, ethanol and methanol amendments while a significant decrease (∼70%) was observed with cellobiose incubations...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150499/understanding-functional-roles-of-native-pentose-specific-transporters-for-activating-dormant-pentose-metabolism-in-yarrowia-lipolytica
#6
Seunghyun Ryu, Cong T Trinh
Pentoses including xylose and arabinose are the second-most prevalent sugars of lignocellulosic biomass that can be harnessed for biological conversion. Although Yarrowia lipolytica has emerged as a promising industrial microorganism for production of high-value chemicals and biofuels, its native pentose metabolism is poorly understood. Our previous study demonstrated that Y. lipolytica (ATCC MYA-2613) has endogenous enzymes for D-xylose assimilation, but inefficient xylitol dehydrogenase causes Y. lipolytica to assimilate xylose poorly...
November 17, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149086/physiological-peculiarities-of-lignin-modifying-enzyme-production-by-the-white-rot-basidiomycete-coriolopsis-gallica-strain-bcc-142
#7
Vladimir Elisashvili, Eva Kachlishvili, Mikheil D Asatiani, Ramona Darlington, Katarzyna H Kucharzyk
Sixteen white-rot Basidiomycota isolates were screened for production of lignin-modifying enzymes (LME) in glycerol- and mandarin peel-containing media. In the synthetic medium, Cerrena unicolor strains were the only high laccase (Lac) (3.2-9.4 U/mL) and manganese peroxidase (MnP) (0.56-1.64 U/mL) producers while one isolate Coriolopsis gallica was the only lignin peroxidase (LiP) (0.07 U/mL) producer. Addition of mandarin peels to the synthetic medium promoted Lac production either due to an increase in fungal biomass (Funalia trogii, Trametes hirsuta, and T...
November 17, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148211/effect-of-tetrahydrofuran-on-the-solubilisation-and-depolymerisation-of-cellulose-in-a-biphasic-system
#8
Changwei Hu, Zhicheng Jiang, Pingping Zhao, Jianmei Li, Xudong Liu
The dissolution of cellulose from biomass is a crucial but complicated issue for the utilisation of biomass resources, because of the extreme insolubility of cellulose. Herein, a biphasic NaCl-H2O-tetrahydrofuran system was studied, where most of the pure microcrystalline cellulose (M-cellulose, 96.6% conversion at 220 oC) and that contained in actual biomass were converted. Nearly a half of O(6)H***O(3) intermolecular hydrogen bonding could be broken by THF in H2O-THF co-solvent system, whereas the cleavage of O(2)H***O(6) intramolecular hydrogen bonding by H2O was significantly inhibited...
November 17, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146310/a-review-on-moringa-tree-and-vetiver-grass-potential-biorefinery-feedstocks
#9
REVIEW
Jegannathan Kenthorai Raman, Catarina M Alves, Edgard Gnansounou
Plants and derivatives have been explored for unlimited purposes by mankind, from crop cultivation for providing food and animal feed, to the use for cosmetics, therapeutics and energy. Moringa tree and vetiver grass features, capabilities and applications were explored through a literature review. The suitability of these plants for the bioenergy industry products is evidenced, namely for bioethanol, biogas and biodiesel, given the lignocellulosic biomass content of these plants and characteristics of moringa seed oil...
October 31, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145801/comparative-genomics-of-coniophora-olivacea-reveals-different-patterns-of-genome-expansion-in-boletales
#10
Raúl Castanera, Gúmer Pérez, Leticia López-Varas, Joëlle Amselem, Kurt LaButti, Vasanth Singan, Anna Lipzen, Sajeet Haridas, Kerrie Barry, Igor V Grigoriev, Antonio G Pisabarro, Lucía Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Coniophora olivacea is a basidiomycete fungus belonging to the order Boletales that produces brown-rot decay on dead wood of conifers. The Boletales order comprises a diverse group of species including saprotrophs and ectomycorrhizal fungi that show important differences in genome size. RESULTS: In this study we report the 39.07-megabase (Mb) draft genome assembly and annotation of C. olivacea. A total of 14,928 genes were annotated, including 470 putatively secreted proteins enriched in functions involved in lignocellulose degradation...
November 16, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145125/a-closed-loop-strategy-for-endoglucanase-production-using-sugarcane-bagasse-liquefied-by-a-home-made-enzymatic-cocktail
#11
Paula Squinca, Alberto C Badino, Cristiane S Farinas
Use of the same lignocellulosic biomass as feedstock for enzymes and ethanol production has been suggested as a lower cost option in future biorefineries. Here, we propose a closed-loop strategy to produce the cellulolytic enzymes required for biomass hydrolysis using sugarcane bagasse liquefied by a home-made enzymatic cocktail as carbon source and inducer. The fed-batch liquefaction conditions were firstly evaluated using commercial enzymes. Subsequently, the effects of different liquefied materials and solids loadings on endoglucanase production by Aspergillus niger cultivated in submerged fermentation were investigated...
November 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145124/lignocellulosic-biomass-delignification-using-aqueous-alcohol-solutions-with-the-catalysis-of-acidic-ionic-liquids-a-comparison-study-of-solvents
#12
Fangchao Cheng, Xin Zhao, Yingcheng Hu
The exploration of effective deconstruction of biomass complex structures and mild fractionation into individual components is a profound challenge for the development of biorefinery. Herein, a biomass fractionation process, via treating biomass in various aqueous alcohol solutions with the catalysis of acidic ionic liquids 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hydrogen sulfate, was demonstrated to fractionate coir and poplar into cellulose materials with a lignin content as low as 0.95% and lignin with a delignification rate of up to 98%...
October 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142826/microbial-synthesis-of-a-branched-chain-ester-platform-from-organic-waste-carboxylates
#13
Donovan S Layton, Cong T Trinh
Processing of lignocellulosic biomass or organic wastes produces a plethora of chemicals such as short, linear carboxylic acids, known as carboxylates, derived from anaerobic digestion. While these carboxylates have low values and are inhibitory to microbes during fermentation, they can be biologically upgraded to high-value products. In this study, we expanded our general framework for biological upgrading of carboxylates to branched-chain esters by using three highly active alcohol acyltransferases (AATs) for alcohol and acyl CoA condensation and modulating the alcohol moiety from ethanol to isobutanol in the modular chassis cell...
December 2016: Metabolic Engineering Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142789/catalytic-depolymerization-of-lignin-and-woody-biomass-in-supercritical-ethanol-influence-of-reaction-temperature-and-feedstock
#14
Xiaoming Huang, Ceylanpinar Atay, Jiadong Zhu, Sanne W L Palstra, Tamás I Korányi, Michael D Boot, Emiel J M Hensen
The one-step ethanolysis approach to upgrade lignin to monomeric aromatics using a CuMgAl mixed oxide catalyst is studied in detail. The influence of reaction temperature (200-420 °C) on the product distribution is investigated. At low temperature (200-250 °C), recondensation is dominant, while char-forming reactions become significant at high reaction temperature (>380 °C). At preferred intermediate temperatures (300-340 °C), char-forming reactions are effectively suppressed by alkylation and Guerbet and esterification reactions...
November 6, 2017: ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142591/a-novel-highly-efficient-%C3%AE-glucosidase-with-a-cellulose-binding-domain-characterization-and-properties-of-native-and-recombinant-proteins
#15
J A Méndez-Líter, J Gil-Muñoz, M Nieto-Domínguez, J Barriuso, L I de Eugenio, M J Martínez
Background: Cellulose, the most abundant biopolymer on earth, is an alternative for fossil fuels as a renewable feedstock for the production of second-generation biofuels and other chemicals. The discovery of novel, highly efficient β-glucosidases remains as one of the major bottlenecks for cellulose degradation. In this context, the ascomycete Talaromyces amestolkiae, isolated from cereal samples, has been studied as a promising source for these enzymes. Results: BGL-2 is the major β-glucosidase secreted by this fungus in the presence of cellulosic inductors...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141617/comparison-of-hso4-cl-and-meco2-as-anions-in-pretreatment-of-aspen-and-spruce-with-imidazolium-based-ionic-liquids
#16
Zhao Wang, John Gräsvik, Leif J Jönsson, Sandra Winestrand
BACKGROUND: Ionic liquids (ILs) draw attention as green solvents for pretreatment of lignocellulose before enzymatic saccharification. Imidazolium-based ILs with different anionic constituents ([HSO4](-), [Cl](-), [MeCO2](-)) were compared with regard to pretreatment of wood from aspen and spruce. The objective was to elucidate how the choice of anionic constituent affected the suitability of using the IL for pretreatment of hardwood, such as aspen, and softwood, such as spruce. The investigation covered a thorough analysis of the mass balance of the IL pretreatments, the effects of pretreatment on the cell wall structure as assessed by fluorescence microscopy, and the effects of pretreatment on the susceptibility to enzymatic saccharification...
November 15, 2017: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137993/characterization-of-cold-adapted-and-ethanol-tolerant-%C3%AE-glucosidase-from-bacillus-cellulosilyticus-and-its-application-for-directed-hydrolysis-of-cellobiose-to-ethanol
#17
Jian Wu, Alei Geng, Rongrong Xie, Hongcheng Wang, Jianzhong Sun
A β-glucosidase gene from Bacillus cellulosilyticus was expressed in Escherichia coli BL21 and characterized. The recombinant enzyme (BcBgl1A) showed the optimal activity at 40°C, and the half-life of BcBgl1A activity at 40 °C was 24 h. BcBgl1A was sensitive to heat and exhibited obvious cold-adapted activity, retained 27.2% and 46.5% of the optimal activity at 4 and 20°C, respectively. The best activity was observed at pH 7.0 and stable over the range of pH 6.0-8.0. The activity was significantly enhanced by Fe(2+), Fe(3+) and Mn(2+), also showed a high level of NaCl tolerance...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137769/ultrasound-ionic-liquid-enhanced-enzymatic-and-acid-hydrolysis-of-biomass-cellulose
#18
Xiaojie Yu, Xinjie Bao, Cunshan Zhou, Lei Zhang, Abu El-Gasim A Yagoub, Hongpeng Yang, Haile Ma
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the effect of ultrasound-ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment on the enzymatic and acid hydrolysis of the sugarcane bagasse and wheat straw. The lignocellulosic biomass was dissociated in ILs ([Bmim]Cl and [Bmim]AOC) aided by ultrasound waves. Sonication was performed at different frequencies (20, 28, 35, 40, and 50kHz), a power of 100W, a time of 30min and a temperature of 80°C. The changes in the structure and crystallinity of the cellulose were studied by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA)...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137634/profiling-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-transcription-factors-for-engineering-the-resistance-of-yeast-to-lignocellulose-derived-inhibitors-in-biomass-conversion
#19
Guochao Wu, Zixiang Xu, Leif J Jönsson
BACKGROUND: Yeast transcription factors (TFs) involved in the regulation of multidrug resistance (MDR) were investigated in experiments with deletion mutants, transformants overexpressing synthetic genes encoding TFs, and toxic concentrations of lignocellulose-derived substances added to cultures as complex mixtures or as specific compounds, viz. coniferyl aldehyde, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, and furfural. RESULTS: In the presence of complex mixtures of toxic substances from spruce wood, transformants overexpressing YAP1 and STB5, TFs involved in oxidative stress response, exhibited enhanced relative growth rates amounting to 4...
November 14, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136939/process-simulation-and-economic-assessment-of-hydrothermal-pretreatment-and-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-multi-feedstock-lignocellulose-separate-vs-combined-processing
#20
Muhammad Tahir Ashraf, Jens Ejbye Schmidt
Biorefinery based on multi-feedstock lignocellulose can be viable where a sustainable supply of a single substrate is limited, for example in arid regions. Processing of mixed feedstocks has been studied in lab scale, however, its economics are less studied. In this study, an economic comparison was made between separate and combined (mixed) processing approaches for multi-feedstock lignocellulose for the production of monomeric sugars. This modular approach of focusing on sugar platform makes the results applicable for many applications using the sugars as feedstock...
October 27, 2017: Bioresource Technology
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