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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437478/metal-accumulation-by-sunflower-helianthus-annuus-l-and-the-efficacy-of-its-biomass-in-enzymatic-saccharification
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Saurabh Sudha Dhiman, Xin Zhao, Jinglin Li, Dongwook Kim, Vipin C Kalia, In-Won Kim, Jae Young Kim, Jung-Kul Lee
Accumulation of metal contaminants in soil as a result of various industrial and anthropogenic activities has reduced soil fertility significantly. Phytoextraction of metal contaminants can improve soil fertility and provide inexpensive feedstock for biorefineries. We investigated the hyperaccumulation capacity of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) biomass by cultivating these plants in various concentrations of metal contaminants. Sunflowers were grown in soils contaminated with various levels of heavy metals (10-2,000 mg/kg dry soil)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436165/production-of-high-concentration-of-l-lactic-acid-from-oil-palm-empty-fruit-bunch-by-thermophilic-b-coagulans-ji12
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Veeresh Juturu, Jin Chuan Wu
Thermophilic Bacillus coagulans JI12 was used to ferment hemicellulose hydrolysate obtained by acid hydrolysis of oil palm empty fruit bunch (EFB) at 50°C and pH6, producing 105.4 g/L of L-lactic acid with a productivity of 9.3 g/L/h by fed batch fermentation under unsterilized conditions. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF) was performed at pH5.5 and 50°C to convert both hemicellulose hydrolysate and cellulose-lignin complex in the presence of Cellic Ctec2 cellulases using yeast extract (20 g/L) as the nitrogen source, giving 114...
April 24, 2017: Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436034/celluclast-1-5l-pretreatment-enhanced-aroma-of-palm-kernels-and-oil-after-kernel-roasting
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Wencan Zhang, Fangju Zhao, Tiankui Yang, Feifei Zhao, Shaoquan Liu
BACKGROUND: The aroma of palm kernel oil (PKO) affects its applications. Little information is available on how enzymatic modification of palm kernels (PK) affects PK and PKO aroma after kernel roasting. RESULTS: Celluclast (cellulase) pretreatment of PK resulted in a 2.4-fold increment in the concentration of soluble sugars, with glucose being increased by 6-fold. Higher levels of 1.7-, 1.8- and 1.9-fold of O-heterocyclic volatile compounds were found in the treated PK after roasting at 180 °C for 8 min, 14 min and 20 min, respectively, relative to the corresponding control, with furfural, 5-methyl-2-furancarboxaldehyde, 2-furanmethanol and maltol with particularly higher amounts...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435444/role-of-trichoderma-reesei-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-mapks-in-cellulase-formation
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Mingyu Wang, Meiling Zhang, Ling Li, Yanmei Dong, Yi Jiang, Kuimei Liu, Ruiqin Zhang, Baojie Jiang, Kangle Niu, Xu Fang
BACKGROUND: Despite being the most important cellulase producer, the cellulase-regulating carbon source signal transduction processes in Trichoderma reesei are largely unknown. Elucidating these processes is the key for unveiling how external carbon sources regulate cellulase formation, and ultimately for the improvement of cellulase production and biofuel production from lignocellulose. RESULTS: In this work, the role of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signal transduction pathways on cellulase formation was investigated...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435355/optimization-of-fungal-enzyme-production-by-trichoderma-harzianum-kuc1716-through-surfactant-induced-morphological-changes
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Hanbyul Lee, Young Min Lee, Young Mok Heo, Joo-Hyun Hong, Seokyoon Jang, Byoung Jun Ahn, Sung-Suk Lee, Jae-Jin Kim
The morphological optimization of Trichoderma harzianum was carried out using several surfactants to achieve increased cellulase production. Addition of the surfactants to the culture medium successfully modified the fungal morphology from an aggregated form to a dispersed form. Optimization of the fungal morphology increased cellulase activity up to 177%. The morphologically optimized conditions enhanced the accessibility of the fungus to substrates and thus promoted cellulase production.
March 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433905/pretreating-wheat-straw-by-phosphoric-acid-plus-hydrogen-peroxide-for-enzymatic-saccharification-and-ethanol-production-at-high-solid-loading
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Jingwen Qiu, Lunjie Ma, Fei Shen, Gang Yang, Yanzong Zhang, Shihuai Deng, Jing Zhang, Yongmei Zeng, Yaodong Hu
Wheat straw was pretreated by phosphoric acid plus hydrogen peroxide (PHP) for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation at high solid loadings. Results indicated solid loading could reach 20% with 77.4% cellulose-glucose conversion and glucose concentration of 164.9g/L in hydrolysate, it even was promoted to 25% with only 3.4% decrease on cellulose-glucose conversion as the pretreated-wheat straw was dewatered by air-drying. 72.9% cellulose-glucose conversion still was achieved as the minimized enzyme input of 20mg protein/g cellulose was employed for hydrolysis at 20% solid loading...
April 12, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433724/whole-genome-de-novo-sequencing-of-wood-rot-fungus-fomitopsis-palustris-atcc62978-with-both-a-cellulolytic-and-ligninolytic-enzyme-system
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Chang-Young Hong, Su-Yeon Lee, Sun-Hwa Ryu, Myungkil Kim
Fomitopsis palustris is a model brown rot fungus causing destructive wood decay based on the cellulase system. Endoglucanase secreted by F. palustris hydrolyzes cellulose in both the crystalline and amorphous form. In this study, whole-genome sequencing was conducted to identify genes related to F. palustris cellulose degradation and their functions. We determined the 43-Mb complete draft genome of F. palustris (ATCC 62978), comprising 14,592 predicted gene models. Gene annotation provided crucial information about the location and function of protein-encoding genes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433190/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-isolated-lignin-on-enzymatic-hydrolysis-of-cellulose
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Hongdan Zhang, Shubin Wu, Jun Xie
The different physical and chemical properties of lignin might have various effects on the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic substrates. In this study, the influence of lignin on enzymatic digestibility of cellulose was assessed. Addition of 20% (4g/L) isolated enzymatic lignin (lignin 2 and 3) and kraft lignin (lignin 4) resulted in 5-20% drop of glucose yield, depending on lignin sources. The inhibitory effect of lignin was abated as the enzyme loading increased from 10 to 20FPU/g dry substrate. However, the increasing lignin amount to 40% (8g/L) did not appear to further decrease the cellulose hydrolysis efficiency...
June 2017: Enzyme and Microbial Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431567/transcriptome-profiling-of-elymus-sibiricus-an-important-forage-grass-in-qinghai-tibet-plateau-reveals-novel-insights-into-candidate-genes-that-potentially-connected-to-seed-shattering
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Wengang Xie, Junchao Zhang, Xuhong Zhao, Zongyu Zhang, Yanrong Wang
BACKGROUND: Elymus sibiricus is an important forage grass in semi-arid regions, but it is difficult to grow for commercial seed production due to high seed shattering. To better understand the underlying mechanism and explore the putative genes related to seed shattering, we conducted a combination of morphological, histological, physiochemical and transcriptome analysis on two E. sibiricus genotypes (XH09 and ZhN03) that have contrasting seed shattering. RESULTS: The results show that seed shattering is generally caused by a degradation of the abscission layer...
April 21, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430278/enhanced-enzymatic-reactions-by-solar-to-thermal-conversion-nanoparticles
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Xiaoling Wu, Gang Ou, Cheng Yang, Jun Ge, Hui Wu
In this study, we show that enzymatic reactions can be easily enhanced by visible light irradiation. It is a general method as demonstrated by several different types of enzymes, including amylase, cellulase and lipase, which are typically utilized in many industrial biocatalysis processes. Markedly different from conventional titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles which absorb UV light and generate little thermal energy, defect-rich Magnéli phase titanium oxide (Ti8O15) nanoparticles absorb solar light and provide a highly effective solar-to-thermal conversion, which greatly enhances enzymatic reactions...
April 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429928/a-dual-enzyme-hydrogen-peroxide-generation-machinery-in-hydrogels-supports-antimicrobial-wound-treatment
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Daniela Huber, Gregor Tegl, Anna Mensah, Bianca Beer, Martina Baumann, Nicole Borth, Christoph Sygmund, Roland Ludwig, Georg M Guebitz
The aging population and accompanying diseases like diabetes resulted in an increased occurrence of chronic wounds. Topical wound treatment with antimicrobial agents to inhibit bacterial invasion and promote wound healing is often associated with difficulties. Here, we investigated the potential of succinyl chitosan (SC) - carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) hydrogels which constantly release clinically relevant levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). CMC hydrogel matrix was in-situ converted by limited hydrolysis by a cellulase into substrates accepted by cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) for continuous production of H2O2 (30 µM over 24 h)...
April 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428823/combining-manipulation-of-transcription-factors-and-overexpression-of-the-target-genes-to-enhance-lignocellulolytic-enzyme-production-in-penicillium-oxalicum
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Liwei Gao, Zhonghai Li, Chengqiang Xia, Yinbo Qu, Meng Liu, Piao Yang, Lele Yu, Xin Song
BACKGROUND: Lignocellulolytic enzymes are the main enzymes to saccharify lignocellulose from renewable plant biomass in the bio-based economy. The production of these enzymes is transcriptionally regulated by multiple transcription factors. We previously engineered Penicillium oxalicum for improved cellulase production via manipulation of three genes in the cellulase expression regulatory network. However, the potential of combinational engineering of multiple regulators and their targets at protein abundance and activity levels has not been fully explored...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427655/effect-of-ultrasound-and-enzymatic-pre-treatment-on-yield-and-properties-of-banana-juice
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Sandhan Jyoti Bora, Jyotishman Handique, Nandan Sit
Effect of ultrasound and enzymatic pre-treatments with cellulase and pectinase on yield and properties of banana juice were investigated. A two-level full factorial design was employed. The factors selected were ultrasonication time (0 and 30min), cellulase concentration (0 and 0.2%) and pectinase concentration (0 and 0.2%). The responses studied were yield, viscosity, clarity, total soluble solids (TSS) and pH. It was observed that pectinase was more effective in increasing the yield of juice compared to cellulase...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425950/diversity-analysis-and-bioresource-characterization-of-halophilic-bacteria-isolated-from-a-south-african-saltpan
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Ramganesh Selvarajan, Timothy Sibanda, Memory Tekere, Hlengilizwe Nyoni, Stephen Meddows-Taylor
Though intensive research has been channeled towards the biotechnological applications of halophiles and other extremophilic microbes, these studies have not been, by any means, exhaustive. Saline environments still offer a vast diversity of microbes with potential to produce an array of natural products which can only be unlocked by concerted research efforts. In this study, a combination of culture and molecular approaches were employed to characterize halophilic bacteria from saltpan water samples and profile their potential biotechnological applications...
April 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420736/deciphering-the-regulatory-network-between-the-srebp-pathway-and-protein-secretion-in-neurospora-crassa
#15
Lina Qin, Vincent W Wu, N Louise Glass
Sterol regulatory element binding proteins (SREBPs) are conserved from yeast to mammalian cells and function in the regulation of sterol homeostasis. In fungi, the SREBP pathway has been implicated in the adaptation to hypoxia and in virulence. In Neurospora crassa and Trichoderma reesei, the SREBP pathway also negatively regulates protein secretion under lignocellulolytic conditions. Here we utilized global transcriptional profiling combined with genetic and physiological analyses to address the regulatory link between the SREBP pathway and protein secretion in N...
April 18, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420406/genomics-insights-into-different-cellobiose-hydrolysis-activities-in-two-trichoderma-hamatum-strains
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Peng Cheng, Bo Liu, Yi Su, Yao Hu, Yahui Hong, Xinxin Yi, Lei Chen, Shengying Su, Jeffrey S C Chu, Nansheng Chen, Xingyao Xiong
BACKGROUND: Efficient biomass bioconversion is a promising solution to alternative energy resources and environmental issues associated with lignocellulosic wastes. The Trichoderma species of cellulolytic fungi have strong cellulose-degrading capability, and their cellulase systems have been extensively studied. Currently, a major limitation of Trichoderma strains is their low production of β-glucosidases. RESULTS: We isolated two Trichoderma hamatum strains YYH13 and YYH16 with drastically different cellulose degrading efficiencies...
April 19, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413445/valorization-of-untreated-rice-bran-towards-bioflocculant-using-a-lignocellulose-degrading-strain-and-its-use-in-microalgal-biomass-harvest
#17
Cong Liu, Yan Hao, Jihong Jiang, Weijie Liu
BACKGROUND: Microalgae are currently considered as a promising feedstock for the production of biofuels and high-value products. However, the efficient harvest of microalgal biomasses from their culture broth is a major challenge. The harvesting of algal biomass by flocculation combined with gravity sedimentation is more convenient and cost-effective than traditional methods such as centrifugation and filtration. Compared to inorganic and chemically synthetic flocculants, bioflocculants are a suitable choice for microalgal harvest due to their biodegradable and nontoxic properties...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413443/molecular-and-biochemical-characterization-of-recombinant-cel12b-cel8c-and-peh28-overexpressed-in-escherichia-coli-and-their-potential-in-biofuel-production
#18
Eman Ibrahim, Kim D Jones, Keith E Taylor, Ebtesam N Hosseney, Patrick L Mills, Jean M Escudero
BACKGROUND: The high crystallinity of cellulosic biomass myofibrils as well as the complexity of their intermolecular structure is a significant impediment for biofuel production. Cloning of celB-, celC-encoded cellulases (cel12B and cel8C) and peh-encoded polygalacturonase (peh28) from Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (Pcc) was carried out in our previous study using Escherichia coli as a host vector. The current study partially characterizes the enzymes' molecular structures as well as their catalytic performance on different substrates which can be used to improve their potential for lignocellulosic biomass conversion...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412514/insights-from-the-genome-of-a-high-alkaline-cellulase-producing-aspergillus-fumigatus-strain-obtained-from-peruvian-amazon-rainforest
#19
Sujay Paul, Angel Zhang, Yvette Ludeña, Gretty K Villena, Fengan Yu, David H Sherman, Marcel Gutiérrez-Correa
Here, we report the complete genome sequence of a high alkaline cellulase producing Aspergillus fumigatus strain LMB-35Aa isolated from soil of Peruvian Amazon rainforest. The genome is ∼27.5mb in size, comprises of 228 scaffolds with an average GC content of 50%, and is predicted to contain a total of 8660 protein-coding genes. Of which, 6156 are with known function; it codes for 607 putative CAZymes families potentially involved in carbohydrate metabolism. Several important cellulose degrading genes, such as endoglucanase A, endoglucanase B, endoglucanase D and beta-glucosidase, are also identified...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411891/recombinant-expression-of-thermobifida-fusca-e7-lpmo-in-pichia-pastoris-and-escherichia-coli-and-their-functional-characterization
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Kelly B Rodrigues, Jéssica K A Macêdo, Tallyta Teixeira, Jéssica S Barros, Ana C B Araújo, Fernanda P Santos, Betânia F Quirino, Bruno S A F Brasil, Thaís F C Salum, Patrícia V Abdelnur, Léia C L Fávaro
The discovery of lytic polysaccharides monooxygenases copper dependent (LPMOs) revolutionized the classical concept that the cleavage of cellulose is a hydrolytic process in recent years. These enzymes carry out oxidative cleavage of cellulose (and other polysaccharides), acting synergistically with cellulases and other hydrolases. In fact, LPMOs have the potential for increasing the efficiency of the lignocellulosic biomass conversion in biofuels and high value chemicals. Among a small number of microbial LPMOs that have been characterized, some LPMOs were expressed and characterized biochemically from the bacteria Thermobifida fusca, using the host Escherichia coli...
April 9, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
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