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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651291/development-of-a-reference-standard-library-of-chloroplast-genome-sequences-genometrakrcp
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Ning Zhang, Padmini Ramachandran, Jun Wen, James A Duke, Helen Metzman, William McLaughlin, Andrea R Ottesen, Ruth E Timme, Sara M Handy
Precise, species-level identification of plants in foods and dietary supplements is difficult. While the use of DNA barcoding regions (short regions of DNA with diagnostic utility) has been effective for many inquiries, it is not always a robust approach for closely related species, especially in highly processed products. The use of fully sequenced chloroplast genomes, as an alternative to short diagnostic barcoding regions, has demonstrated utility for closely related species. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has also developed species-specific DNA-based assays targeting plant species of interest by utilizing chloroplast genome sequences...
June 26, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651139/valorization-of-raw-glycerol-and-crustacean-waste-into-value-added-products-by-yarrowia-lipolytica
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Sara Magdouli, Tayssir Guedri, Rouissi Tarek, Satinder Kaur Brar, Jean François Blais
Crude glycerol has been widely investigated as a renewable carbon source for biodiesel production. In the present study, this feedstock was supplemented by various inducers: surfactants and oils to enhance lipid and lipase production by the newly isolated yeast, Yarrowia lipolytica. Results have shown that a culture medium composed of olive oil could enhance lipase activity at 25U/mL and lipid content up to 35% (w/w). The fortification of the medium with crustacean waste increased the lipase activity up to 38U/mL...
June 16, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651077/rhizopus-oryzae-ancient-microbial-resource-with-importance-in-modern-food-industry
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Liliana Londoño-Hernández, Cristina Ramírez-Toro, Héctor A Ruiz, Juan A Ascacio-Valdés, Miguel A Aguilar-Gonzalez, Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera, Cristóbal N Aguilar
Filamentous fungi are microorganisms widely known for their diverse biochemical features. Fungi can efficiently invade a wide variety of substrates under operational conditions producing numerous bioproducts of interest, such as enzymes, organic acids, aromatic compounds and colorants. An additional interesting characteristic of some fungi is their safety classification for different uses, which guarantees that the bioproducts obtained from them do not contain any toxic component deleterious to humans. Rhizopus oryzae is among this group of fungi and is classified as a GRAS filamentous fungus, commonly used for production of some oriental traditional foods...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650532/biotechnology-and-bioengineering-volume-114-number-8-august-2017
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August 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650099/anionic-extraction-for-efficient-recovery-of-bio-based-2-3-butanediol-a-platform-for-bulk-and-fine-chemicals
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Peter Drabo, Till Tiso, Benedikt Heyman, Eda Sarikaya, Paula Gaspar, Jochen Förster, Jochen Büchs, Lars Mathias Blank, Irina Delidovich
2,3-Butanediol (BDO) presents a promising platform molecule for the synthesis of basic and fine chemicals. Biotechnological production of BDO from renewable resources with living microbes enables high concentrations in the fermentation broth. The recovery of the high-boiling BDO from an aqueous fermentation broth presents the subsequent challenge. Here we propose a method for BDO isolation based on a reversible complexation with phenylboronate into an anionic complex. BDO can be recovered by back-extraction into an acidic solution...
June 26, 2017: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650092/photoactivatable-mussel-based-underwater-adhesive-proteins-by-an-expanded-genetic-code
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Mathias Hauf, Florian Richter, Tobias Schneider, Thomas Faidt, Berta M Martins, Tobias Baumann, Patrick Durkin, Holger Dobbek, Karin Jacobs, Andreas Möglich, Nediljko Budisa
Marine mussels exhibit potent underwater adhesion abilities under hostile conditions employing 3,4-dihydroxy-phenylalanine (Dopa)-rich mussel-adhesive proteins (MAPs). However, their recombinant production is a major biotechnological challenge. Here, we have developed a novel strategy based on genetic code expansion by engineering efficient aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs) for the photocaged non-canonical amino acid (ncAA) ortho-nitrobenzyl Dopa (ONB-Dopa). The engineered ONB-DopaRS enables in vivo production of MAP type 5 site-specifically equipped with multiple instances of ONB-Dopa yielding spatiotemporally controlled underwater adhesives...
June 26, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649257/mati-a-novel-protein-involved-in-the-regulation-of-herbivore-associated-signaling-pathways
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M Estrella Santamaría, Manuel Martinez, Ana Arnaiz, Félix Ortego, Vojislava Grbic, Isabel Diaz
The defense response of the plants against herbivores relies on a complex network of interconnected signaling pathways. In this work, we characterized a new key player in the response of Arabidopsis against the two-spotted spider mite Tetranychus urticae, the MATI (Mite Attack Triggered Immunity) gene. This gene was differentially induced in resistant Bla-2 strain relative to susceptible Kon Arabidopsis accessions after mite attack, suggesting a potential role in the control of spider mites. To study the MATI gene function, it has been performed a deep molecular characterization of the gene combined with feeding bioassays using modified Arabidopsis lines and phytophagous arthropods...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649245/camelid-single-domain-antibodies-as-an-alternative-to-overcome-challenges-related-to-the-prevention-detection-and-control-of-neglected-tropical-diseases
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Carla F C Fernandes, Soraya Dos S Pereira, Marcos B Luiz, Juliana P Zuliani, Gilvan P Furtado, Rodrigo G Stabeli
Due mainly to properties such as high affinity and antigen specificity, antibodies have become important tools for biomedical research, diagnosis, and treatment of several human diseases. When the objective is to administer them for therapy, strategies are used to reduce the heterologous protein immunogenicity and to improve pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic characteristics. Size minimization contributes to ameliorate these characteristics, while preserving the antigen-antibody interaction site. Since the discovery that camelids produce functional antibodies devoid of light chains, studies have proposed the use of single domains for biosensors, monitoring and treatment of tumors, therapies for inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases, drug delivery, or passive immunotherapy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649138/pseudomonas-predators-understanding-and-exploiting-phage-host-interactions
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REVIEW
Jeroen De Smet, Hanne Hendrix, Bob G Blasdel, Katarzyna Danis-Wlodarczyk, Rob Lavigne
Species in the genus Pseudomonas thrive in a diverse set of ecological niches and include crucial pathogens, such as the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. The bacteriophages that infect Pseudomonas spp. mirror the widespread and diverse nature of their hosts. Therefore, Pseudomonas spp. and their phages are an ideal system to study the molecular mechanisms that govern virus-host interactions. Furthermore, phages are principal catalysts of host evolution and diversity, which directly affects the ecological roles of environmental and pathogenic Pseudomonas spp...
June 26, 2017: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648476/constraint-based-metabolic-modelling-of-marine-microbes-and-communities
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Marco Fondi, Renato Fani
Constraint-based metabolic modelling (CBMM) consists in the use of computational methods and tools to perform genome-scale simulations and predict metabolic features at the whole cellular level. This approach is rapidly expanding in microbiology, as it combines reliable predictive abilities with conceptually and technically simple frameworks. Among the possible outcomes of CBMM, the capability to i) guide a focused planning of metabolic engineering experiments and ii) provide a system-level understanding of (single or community-level) microbial metabolic circuits also represent primary aims in present-day marine microbiology...
June 22, 2017: Marine Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648396/25-years-of-serving-the-community-with-ribosomal-rna-gene-reference-databases-and-tools
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Frank Oliver Glöckner, Pelin Yilmaz, Christian Quast, Jan Gerken, Alan Beccati, Andreea Ciuprina, Gerrit Bruns, Pablo Yarza, Jörg Peplies, Ralf Westram, Wolfgang Ludwig
SILVA (lat. forest) is a comprehensive web resource, providing services around up to date, high-quality datasets of aligned ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA) sequences from the Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukaryota domains. SILVA dates back to the year 1991 when Dr. Wolfgang Ludwig from the Technical University Munich started the integrated software workbench ARB (lat. tree) to support high-quality phylogenetic inference and taxonomy based on the SSU and LSU rDNA marker genes. At that time, the ARB project maintained both, the sequence reference datasets and the software package for data analysis...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647548/the-bioeconomy-in-poland-within-the-context-of-the-european-union
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REVIEW
Ewa Woźniak, Tomasz Twardowski
This article outlines the potential of the development of bioeconomy in Poland in the context of the European Union (EU). The analyses take into account the concept of bioeconomy, the overview of documents referring to the bioeconomy in the EU, including policy frameworks and agendas. Many countries including Poland emphasise the importance of bioeconomy, but have not yet developed a complex strategy. The state of bioeconomy in Poland is characterised by the sectors of agriculture, forestry and food production, as well as parts of the chemical, biotechnology and energy industries...
June 21, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647529/-linking-secondary-metabolites-to-biosynthesis-genes-in-the-fungal-endophyte-cyanodermella-asteris-the-anti-cancer-bisanthraquinone-skyrin
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Linda Jahn, Thomas Schafhauser, Daniel Wibberg, Christian Rückert, Anika Winkler, Andreas Kulik, Tilmann Weber, Liane Flor, Karl-Heinz van Pée, Jörn Kalinowski, Jutta Ludwig-Müllera, Wolfgang Wohlleben
Fungal aromatic polyketides display a very diverse and widespread group of natural products. Due to their excellent light absorption properties and widely studied biological activities, they offer numerous application for food, textile and pharmaceutical industry. The biosynthetic pathways of fungal aromatic polyketides usually involve a set of successive enzymes, in which a non-reductive polyketide synthases iteratively catalyzes the essential assembly of simple building blocks into (often polycyclic) aromatic compounds...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647528/the-linkage-between-nutrient-supply-intracellular-enzyme-abundances-and-bacterial-growth-new-evidences-from-the-central-carbon-metabolism-of-corynebacterium-glutamicum
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Stephan Noack, Raphael Voges, Jochem Gätgens, Wolfgang Wiechert
Corynebacterium glutamicum serves as important production host for small molecular compounds that are derived from precursor molecules of the central carbon metabolism. It is therefore a well-studied model organism of industrial biotechnology. However, a deeper understanding of the regulatory principles underlying the synthesis of central metabolic enzymes under different environmental conditions as well as its impact on cell growth is still missing. We studied enzyme abundances in C. glutamicum in response to growth on: i) one limiting carbon source by sampling chemostat and fed-batch cultivations and ii) changing carbon sources provided in excess by sampling batch cultivations...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647523/thermal-aggregation-of-human-immunoglobulin-g-in-arginine-solutions-contrasting-effects-of-stabilizers-and-destabilizers
#15
Shunsuke Yoshizawa, Tsutomu Arakawa, Kentaro Shiraki
Arginine is widely used as aggregation suppressor of proteins in biotechnology and pharmaceutics. However, why the effect of arginine depends on the types of proteins and stresses, including monoclonal antibodies, is still unclear. Here we investigated the precise processes of the thermal aggregation of human immunoglobulin G (IgG) in the presence of additives. As expected, arginine was the best additive to suppress the formation of insoluble aggregates during heat treatment, though it was unable to preserve the monomer content...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646448/purification-of-the-exopolysaccharide-produced-by-alteromonas-infernus-identification-of-endotoxins-and-effective-process-to-remove-them
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Alicia Grivaud-Le Du, Agata Zykwinska, Corinne Sinquin, Jacqueline Ratiskol, Pierre Weiss, Claire Vinatier, Jérôme Guicheux, Christine Delbarre-Ladrat, Sylvia Colliec-Jouault
Alteromonas infernus bacterium isolated from deep-sea hydrothermal vents can produce by fermentation a high molecular weight exopolysaccharide (EPS) called GY785. This EPS described as a new source of glycosaminoglycan-like molecule presents a great potential for pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications. However, this unusual EPS is secreted by a Gram-negative bacterium and can be therefore contaminated by endotoxins, in particular the lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Biochemical and chemical analyses of the LPS extracted from A...
June 23, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646447/microbial-transformations-of-selenite-by-methane-oxidizing-bacteria
#17
Abdurrahman S Eswayah, Thomas J Smith, Andreas C Scheinost, Nicole Hondow, Philip H E Gardiner
Methane-oxidizing bacteria are well known for their role in the global methane cycle and their potential for microbial transformation of wide range of hydrocarbon and chlorinated hydrocarbon pollution. Recently, it has also emerged that methane-oxidizing bacteria interact with inorganic pollutants in the environment. Here, we report what we believe to be the first study of the interaction of pure strains of methane-oxidizing bacteria with selenite. Results indicate that the commonly used laboratory model strains of methane-oxidizing bacteria, Methylococcus capsulatus (Bath) and Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b, are both able to reduce the toxic selenite (SeO3(2-)) but not selenate (SeO4(2-)) to red spherical nanoparticulate elemental selenium (Se(0)), which was characterized via energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXS), X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS)...
June 23, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646288/extremophilic-proteases-as-novel-and-efficient-tools-in-short-peptide-synthesis
#18
REVIEW
Aneta M Białkowska, Krzysztof Morawski, Tomasz Florczak
The objective of this review is to outline the crucial role that peptides play in various sectors, including medicine. Different ways of producing these compounds are discussed with an emphasis on the benefits offered by industrial enzyme biotechnology. This paper describes mechanisms of peptide bond formation using a range of proteases with different active site structures. Importantly, these enzymes may be further improved chemically and/or genetically to make them better suited for their various applications and process conditions...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646058/semen-collection-methods-in-alpacas
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REVIEW
M C Abraham, K de Verdier, R Båge, J M Morrell
South American camelids, particularly alpacas, are gaining in popularity outside their native lands. Reproductive biotechnologies, such as artificial insemination or embryo transfer with cryopreserved embryos, are more complicated in these species than many others due to differences in their reproductive physiology compared to the more commonly encountered domestic livestock. This article reviews the methods currently available for obtaining semen or spermatozoa from alpacas and describes some of the problems associated with handling the viscous seminal plasma characteristic of camelids...
June 24, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645641/homogenizing-bacterial-cell-factories-analysis-and-engineering-of-phenotypic-heterogeneity
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REVIEW
Dennis Binder, Thomas Drepper, Karl-Erich Jaeger, Frank Delvigne, Wolfgang Wiechert, Dietrich Kohlheyer, Alexander Grünberger
In natural habitats, microbes form multispecies communities that commonly face rapidly changing and highly competitive environments. Thus, phenotypic heterogeneity has evolved as an innate and important survival strategy to gain an overall fitness advantage over cohabiting competitors. However, in defined artificial environments such as monocultures in small- to large-scale bioreactors, cell-to-cell variations are presumed to cause reduced production yields as well as process instability. Hence, engineering microbial production toward phenotypic homogeneity is a highly promising approach for synthetic biology and bioprocess optimization...
June 20, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
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