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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330335/income-gaps-in-self-rated-poor-health-and-its-association-with-life-expectancy-in-245-districts-of-south-korea
#1
Ikhan Kim, Jinwook Bahk, Sung-Cheol Yun, Young-Ho Khang
Objectives: This study was conducted to examine income gaps in self-rated poor health at the district level of South Korea and to present geographical correlations among self-rated poor health, life expectancy, and their income gaps. Methods: We analyzed 1,578,189 subjects derived from the Community Health Survey data of South Korea collected between 2008 and 2014. The age-standardized prevalences of self-rated poor health and their income gaps were calculated. Prior results on life expectancy and its income gaps were used also...
March 15, 2017: Epidemiology and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330323/modification-of-sargassum-angustifolium-by-molybdate-during-a-facile-cultivation-for-high-rate-phosphate-removal-from-wastewater-structural-characterization-and-adsorptive-behavior
#2
Firozeh Saberzadeh Sarvestani, Hossein Esmaeili, Bahman Ramavandi
In this paper, a new and facile approach for molybdate loading in the brown algae of Sargassum angustifolium is introduced. The molybdate ions were entered into the algae body during a short cultivation to produce algae-Mo as a novel adsorbent for eliminating phosphate ions from synthetic and real wastewaters. Results of the surface analysis showed that molybdate loading onto the algae was successfully performed. Herein, basic variables, such as initial solution pH, adsorbent dosage, contact time, phosphate concentration, and temperature, were investigated in detail to assess the phosphate adsorption performance of algae-Mo...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330309/molecular-characterization-of-phytoplasmas-of-clover-proliferation-group-associated-with-three-ornamental-plant-species-in-india
#3
Ekta Khasa, Gopala, Aido Taloh, T Prabha, Madhupriya, G P Rao
Suspected phytoplasma symptoms of little leaf, yellowing, chlorosis, phyllody, witches' broom, and stunting were observed on ten different ornamental plant species at New Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Bengaluru, and Pune, India, during March to July 2016. To investigate the possibility of phytoplasma etiology, PCR assays were performed using universal primer pairs (P1/P7 followed by 3Far/3Rev) specific to the phytoplasma 16Sr RNA gene. First round PCR amplification with primer pair P1/P7 did not yield expected 1...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330300/carbon-quantum-dots-shuttle-electrons-to-the-anode-of-a-microbial-fuel-cell
#4
A S Vishwanathan, Kartik S Aiyer, L A A Chunduri, K Venkataramaniah, S Siva Sankara Sai, Govind Rao
Electrodes based on graphite, graphene, and carbon nanomaterials have been used in the anode chamber of microbial fuel cells (MFCs). Carbon quantum dots (C-dots) are a class of versatile nanomaterials hitherto not reported in MFCs. C-dots previously synthesized from coconut husk were reported to possess hydroxyl and carboxyl functional groups on their surface. The presence of these functional groups on a carbon matrix conferred on the C-dots the ability to conduct and transfer electrons. Formation of silver nanoparticles from silver nitrate upon addition of C-dots confirmed their reducing ability...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330297/differential-expression-and-characterization-of-cypermethrin-degrading-potential-proteins-in-bacillus-thuringiensis-strain-sg4
#5
Pankaj, Geeta Negi, Saurabh Gangola, Priyanka Khati, Govind Kumar, Anjana Srivastava, Anita Sharma
A cypermethrin-degrading bacterium (SG4) was isolated from the pesticide-contaminated soil in the agricultural field of the crop research centre of the University, and characterized as Bacillus thuringiensis strain, SG4. The bacterium degraded 78.9 % of cypermethrin (50 ppm) in 15 days when grown in a minimal medium. To understand the functional proteins of cypermethrin degradation in Bacillus thuringiensis strain SG4, a comparative proteomic analysis was performed in the presence/absence of cypermethrin after 5 days of incubation in minimal medium...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330292/comparative-assessment-of-methods-for-metagenomic-dna-isolation-from-soils-of-different-crop-growing-fields
#6
Aiman Tanveer, Sangeeta Yadav, Dinesh Yadav
The isolation of good quality metagenomic DNA from diverse soil, in appreciable amount, is a prerequisite for metagenomics. The availability of commercial kits for isolation of genomic DNAs from soil has drastically expedited the application of metagenomics approach for identifying novel sources of industrially important enzymes. The quantitative and qualitative assessment of metagenomic DNA isolated using either the manual method or the kit-based method should be performed prior to its use in downstream applications...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330290/successful-cloning-of-an-adult-breeding-boar-from-the-novel-chinese-guike-no-1-swine-specialized-strain
#7
Jun-Yu Nie, Xiang-Xing Zhu, Bing-Kun Xie, Su-Qun Nong, Qing-Yan Ma, Hui-Yan Xu, Xiao-Gan Yang, Yang-Qing Lu, Ke-Huan Lu, Yu-Ying Liao, Sheng-Sheng Lu
Somatic cloning, also known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), is a promising technology which has been expected to rapidly extend the population of elaborately selected breeding boars with superior production performance. Chinese Guike No. 1 pig breed is a novel swine specialized strain incorporated with the pedigree background of Duroc and Chinese Luchuan pig breeds, thus inherits an excellent production performance. The present study was conducted to establish somatic cloning procedures of adult breeding boars from the Chinese Guike No...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330285/screening-production-optimization-and-characterization-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-using-microbes-from-shellfish-waste
#8
Samhita Mahapatra, A S Vickram, T B Sridharan, R Parameswari, M Ramesh Pathy
An extracellular β-glucosidase was isolated from Proteus mirabilis VIT117 found to be growing on prawn shells. The enzyme production was found to be enhanced (14.58 U/ml) when the culture was maintained at pH 9 and provided with sorbitol as carbon source, yeast extract as nitrogen source and incubated at 37 °C for approximately 72 h. Statistical methods like Plackett-Burman and RSM were also applied here to study the effects of different combinations of growth parameters for the bacteria, where the most significant parameters were found to be inoculum size, pH, yeast extract, incubation time and sorbitol...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330283/multiplex-pcr-for-simultaneous-identification-of-e-coli-o157-h7-salmonella-spp-and-l-monocytogenes-in-food
#9
Thuy Trang Nguyen, Vo Van Giau, Tuong Kha Vo
The rapid detection of pathogens in food is becoming increasingly critical for ensuring the safety of consumers, since the majority of food-borne illnesses and deaths are caused by pathogenic bacteria. Hence, rapid, sensitive, inexpensive and convenient approaches to detect food-borne pathogenic bacteria is essential in controlling food safety. In this study, a multiplex PCR assay for the rapid and simultaneous detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes was established...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330282/in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-antibacterial-activity-of-silver-coated-electrospun-polycaprolactone-gelatine-nanofibrous-scaffolds
#10
Mim Mim Lim, Naznin Sultana
The development of nano-sized scaffolds with antibacterial properties that mimic the architecture of tissue is one of the challenges in tissue engineering. In this study, polycaprolactone (PCL) and PCL/gelatine (Ge) (70:30) nanofibrous scaffolds were fabricated using a less toxic and common solvent, formic acid and an electrospinning technique. Nanofibrous scaffolds were coated with silver (Ag) in different concentrations of silver nitrate (AgNO3) aqueous solution (1.25, 2.5, 5, and 10 %) by using dipping method, drying and followed by ultraviolet (UV) photoreduction...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330258/optimization-of-d-lactic-acid-production-using-unutilized-biomass-as-substrates-by-multiple-parallel-fermentation
#11
Elya Mufidah, Mamoru Wakayama
This study investigated the optimization of D-lactic acid production from unutilized biomass, specifically banana peel and corncob by multiple parallel fermentation (MPF) with Leuconostoc mesenteroides and Aspergillus awamori. The factors involved in MPF that were assessed in this study comprised banana peel and corncob, KH2PO4, Tween 80, MgSO4·7H2O, NaCl, yeast extract, and diammonium hydrogen citrate to identify the optimal concentration for D-lactic acid production. Optimization of these component factors was performed using the Taguchi method with an L8 orthogonal array...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330249/emulsifying-activity-of-a-biosurfactant-produced-by-a-marine-bacterium
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K Abraham Peele, V Ravi Teja Ch, Vidya P Kodali
Biosurfactants produced by biofilm-forming bacteria have great applications in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food engineering, bioremediation, and biohydrometallurgy industries. This study aimed to find out the bacteria that produce novel exopolymers (EPSs) which can find potential role in oil biodegradation. A screening procedure was performed to detect EPS-producing bacteria. The EPS producing isolate was identified as Acinetobacter species by 16S rDNA analysis. The polymer produced by the isolate has shown significant emulsification and surfactant activities, and the activities were compared to some of the commercial emulsifiers...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330243/micropropagation-and-validation-of-genetic-and-biochemical-fidelity-among-regenerants-of-nothapodytes-nimmoniana-graham-mabb-employing-issr-markers-and-hplc
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Lokesh Prakash, Sushil Kumar Middha, Sudipta Kumar Mohanty, Mallappa Kumara Swamy
An in vitro protocol has been established for clonal propagation of Nothapodytes nimmoniana which is an important source of Camptothecin (CPT). Elite source was identified based on the chemical potency to accumulate the optimum level of CPT. Different types and concentrations of plant growth regulators were used to study their effect on inducing multiple shoots from the explants regenerated from embryos of N. nimmoniana. Of these, a combination of N6-benzyladenine (0.2 mg L(-1)) and Indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) (0...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330236/xylanase-production-from-penicillium-citrinum-isolate-hzn13-using-response-surface-methodology-and-characterization-of-immobilized-xylanase-on-glutaraldehyde-activated-calcium-alginate-beads
#14
Zabin K Bagewadi, Sikandar I Mulla, Yogesh Shouche, Harichandra Z Ninnekar
The present study reports the production of high-level cellulase-free xylanase from Penicillium citrinum isolate HZN13. The variability in xylanase titers was assessed under both solid-state (SSF) and submerged (SmF) fermentation. SSF was initially optimized with different agro-waste residues, among them sweet sorghum bagasse was found to be the best substrate that favored maximum xylanase production (9643 U/g). Plackett-Burman and response surface methodology employing central composite design were used to optimize the process parameters for the production of xylanase under SSF...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330231/prevalence-of-toxigenic-fungi-in-common-medicinal-herbs-and-spices-in-india
#15
Visenuo Aiko, Alka Mehta
Mycotoxins are unavoidable contaminants of food grains, feeds, medicinal herbs, and spices, posing as health threat to animals and humans. The objective of this study was to screen medicinal herbs and spices for fungi and mycotoxin contamination and evaluate their safety. Sixty-three samples were examined for fungal contamination and fungal load determined using standard microbiological method. Aflatoxin and citrinin were detected using thin layer chromatography and high-performance chromatography technique...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330220/involvement-of-exogenous-polyamines-enhances-regeneration-and-agrobacterium-mediated-genetic-transformation-in-half-seeds-of-soybean
#16
Muthukrishnan Arun, Arunachalam Chinnathambi, Kondeti Subramanyam, Sivabalan Karthik, Ganeshan Sivanandhan, Jeevaraj Theboral, Sulaiman Ali Alharbi, Chang Kil Kim, Andy Ganapathi
The present work demonstrates the participation of polyamines (PAs) to improve direct regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated transformation in soybean half-seeds. The inclusion of PAs to culture medium along with optimal plant growth regulators (PGRs) enhanced shoot induction [98.3 %; 4.44 µM N(6)-benzyladenine (BA) and 103.27 µM spermidine] and elongation [90.0 %; 1.45 µM gibberellic acid (GA3) and 49.42 µM spermine]. The polyamine putrescine (62.08 µM) alone greatly enriched root induction (96...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330209/biodegradation-of-real-petroleum-wastewater-by-immobilized-hyper-phenol-tolerant-strains-of-bacillus-cereus-in-a-fluidized-bed-bioreactor
#17
Aditi Banerjee, Aloke K Ghoshal
Microbial bioremediation of petroleum wastewater by phenol-degrading-bacteria holds promise in circumventing the issue of petroleum-spill related pollution. Herein, biodegradation of petroleum wastewater samples collected from oil refinery site was carried out in a fluidized bed bioreactor by Ca-alginate immobilized biomass of phenol-degrading strains of Bacillus cereus (AKG1 MTCC9817 and AKG2 MTCC9818). Degradation performance of the system was evaluated by measuring the changes in chemical oxygen demand (COD) and level of phenolic compounds in the wastewater samples during the microbial treatment...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330203/evaluation-of-several-ionic-liquids-for-in-situ-hydrolysis-of-empty-fruit-bunches-by-locally-produced-cellulase
#18
Amal Ahmed Elgharbawy, Md Zahangir Alam, Nassereldeen Ahmad Kabbashi, Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Parveen Jamal
Lignocellulosic biomasses, exhibit resistance to enzymatic hydrolysis due to the presence of lignin and hemicellulose. Ionic liquids proved their applicability in lignin degradation, however, ionic liquid removal has to be performed to proceed to hydrolysis. Therefore, this study reports an in situ hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches (EFB) that combined an ionic liquid (IL) pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis. For enzyme production, palm kernel cake (PKC) was used as the primary media for microbial cellulase (PKC-Cel) from Trichoderma reesei (RUTC30)...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330202/impact-of-various-media-and-organic-carbon-sources-on-biofuel-production-potential-from-chlorella-spp
#19
Amit Kumar Sharma, Pradeepta Kumar Sahoo, Shailey Singhal, Alok Patel
In this study, five Chlorella species (Chlorella vulgaris, Chlorella minutissima, Chlorella pyrenoidosa, Chlorella sp.1 and Chlorella sp.2) were grown in various nutrient medium including BG-11, BBM, Fog's medium and M4N medium for the evolution of biomass and lipid production potential. Among the tested medium, BG-11 was found most economical and efficient medium for all Chlorella species. To see the impact of organic carbon sources on lipid production potential, all microalgae species were also cultured in selected medium (BG-11) with different organic carbon sources like glucose, glycerol, sodium acetate, and sucrose under mixotrophic condition...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330199/optimization-of-fermentation-media-and-growth-conditions-for-microbial-xylanase-production
#20
Bushra Kalim, Nazish Mazhar Ali
Efficiency of cellulase-free xylanases is one of the determining factors in paper and pulp industries. Use of microbes which can produce cellulase-free xylanases may help to overcome the current challenges in kraft pulp processing. Isolation and screening of microorganisms from local samples offers a possibility for obtaining the potential microbes for this purpose. This research was therefore aimed to collect, screen, characterize and identify potential cellulase-free xylanase producers. A total of 313 microbial isolates were collected while using selective media (EBAM and XAM) to determine the xylanolytic potential of microbes...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
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