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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that the gene/protein names of slr2131 and sll0180 were swapped in the Discussion section. The details of the correction are mentioned below:

    Authors: Matthew P. A. Bellefleur, Soo-Young Wanda and Roy Curtiss III

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:12

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    The original article was published in BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:5

  2. Content type: Research article

    Citric acid is considered as the most economically feasible product of microbiological production, therefore studies on cheap and renewable raw materials for its production are highly desirable. In this study ...

    Authors: Magdalena Rakicka, Jakub Wolniak, Zbigniew Lazar and Waldemar Rymowicz

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:11

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a huge medical problem nowadays as there is no hospital providing the versatile strategies for repairing central nervous system and restoring function. Herein, we focused on PC...

    Authors: Guiqi Zhang, Yi Liu, Lichen Xu, Chunhe Sha, Haibin Zhang and Weibing Xu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:10

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Recent innovation in the field of genome engineering encompasses numerous levels of plant genome engineering which attract the substantial excitement of plant biologist worldwide. RNA-guided CRISPR Cas9 system...

    Authors: Noor al Amin, Naveed Ahmad, Nan Wu, Xiumin Pu, Tong Ma, Yeyao Du, Xiaoxue Bo, Nan Wang, Rahat Sharif and Piwu Wang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:9

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  5. Content type: Research article

    We aimed at constructing Lactococcus lactis strains expressing HPV-16 recombinant E7 (rE7) oncoprotein and examining its overproduction ability followed by optimizing batch and fed-batch fermentations. Thereafter...

    Authors: Amir Hossein Mohseni, Sedigheh Taghinezhad-S, Hossein Keyvani and Vadood Razavilar

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:8

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Non-human primate (NHP) models can closely mimic human physiological functions and are therefore highly valuable in biomedical research. Genome editing is now developing rapidly due to the precision and effici...

    Authors: Chu Chu, Zhaohui Yang, Jiayin Yang, Li Yan, Chenyang Si, Yu Kang, Zhenzhen Chen, Yongchang Chen, Weizhi Ji and Yuyu Niu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:7

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  7. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) reportedly participate in the mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) chondrogenic differentiation regulation. We objected to examine how miR-218 regulate chondrogenic differentiation of synovium-derive...

    Authors: Song Chen, Zhenyu Xu, Jiahua Shao, Peiliang Fu and Haishan Wu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:6

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is a photosynthetic bacterium that has been genetically modified to produce industrially relevant chemicals, yet efflux mechanisms have not been well elucidated. These photosynthetic or...

    Authors: Matthew P. A. Bellefleur, Soo-Young Wanda and Roy Curtiss III

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:5

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:12

  9. Content type: Research article

    Genetic transformation of microalgae has been hampered by inefficient transgene expression, limiting the progress of microalgal biotechnology. Many vector tools and strategies have been developed in recent yea...

    Authors: Anongpat Suttangkakul, Anchalee Sirikhachornkit, Piyada Juntawong, Wilasinee Puangtame, Thitikorn Chomtong, Suchada Srifa, Sukhita Sathitnaitham, Wasawat Dumrongthawatchai, Kanidtha Jariyachawalid and Supachai Vuttipongchaikij

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A promoter that drives high-level, long-term expression of the target gene under substrate limited growth conditions in the absence of an artificial inducer would facilitate the efficient production of heterol...

    Authors: Nguyen Thanh Trung, Nguyen Minh Hung, Nguyen Huy Thuan, Nguyen Xuan Canh, Thomas Schweder and Britta Jürgen

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Genetic engineering technology such as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/Cas9 system provides a powerful tool for developing disease models and determining gene functions. Rece...

    Authors: Kiyoung Eun, Min Gi Park, Yeon Woo Jeong, Yeon Ik Jeong, Sang-Hwan Hyun, Woo Suk Hwang, Sung-Hak Kim and Hyunggee Kim

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Proteomics is an important tool for the investigation of dynamic physiological responses of microbes under heavy metal stress. To gain insight into how bacteria respond to manganese (II) and identify the prote...

    Authors: Pollyana Santos Queiroz, France Anne Dias Ruas, Natália Rocha Barboza, William de Castro Borges and Renata Guerra-Sá

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:83

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The global market for protein drugs has the highest compound annual growth rate of any pharmaceutical class but their availability, especially outside of the US market, is compromised by the high cost of manuf...

    Authors: Lissa R. Herron, Clare Pridans, Matthew L. Turnbull, Nikki Smith, Simon Lillico, Adrian Sherman, Hazel J. Gilhooley, Martin Wear, Dominic Kurian, Grigorios Papadakos, Paul Digard, David A. Hume, Andrew C. Gill and Helen M. Sang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:82

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The methanol-regulated AOX1 promoter (PAOX1) is the most widely used promoter in the production of recombinant proteins in the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris. However, as the tight regulation and methanol d...

    Authors: Ching-Hsiang Chang, Hao-An Hsiung, Kai-Lin Hong and Ching-Tsan Huang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:81

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  15. Content type: Research article

    More than a dozen of fungal immunomodulatory proteins (FIPs) have been identified to date, most of which are from Ganoderma species. However, little is known about the similarities and differences between differe...

    Authors: Zheng-Wei Qu, Si-Ya Zhou, Shi-Xin Guan, Rui Gao, Zuo-Wen Duan, Xin Zhang, Wei-Yan Sun, Wen-Li Fan, Shui-Sen Chen, Li-Jing Chen, Jing-Wei Lin and Yan-Ye Ruan

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:80

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Large-scale processing of lignocellulosics for glucose production generally relies on high temperature and acidic or alkaline conditions. However, extreme conditions produce chemical contaminants that complica...

    Authors: Ronald R. Navarro, Yuichiro Otsuka, Masanobu Nojiri, Shigehiro Ishizuka, Masaya Nakamura, Kazuhiro Shikinaka, Kenji Matsuo, Kei Sasaki, Ken Sasaki, Kazuhide Kimbara, Yutaka Nakashimada and Junichi Kato

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:79

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Proteins in inclusion bodies (IBs) present native-like secondary structures. However, chaotropic agents at denaturing concentrations, which are widely used for IB solubilization and subsequent refolding, unfol...

    Authors: Cleide Mara Rosa da Silva, Rosa Maria Chura-Chambi, Lennon Ramos Pereira, Yraima Cordeiro, Luís Carlos de Souza Ferreira and Ligia Morganti

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:78

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV), the causative agent of Rift Valley fever, is an enveloped single-stranded negative-sense RNA virus in the genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae. The virus is spread by infected mo...

    Authors: Sandiswa Mbewana, Ann E. Meyers, Brandon Weber, Vuyokazi Mareledwane, Maryke L. Ferreira, Phelix A. O. Majiwa and Edward P. Rybicki

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:77

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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    Dicer is a 219-kDa protein that plays key roles in gene regulation, particularly as the ribonuclease III enzyme responsible for cleaving precursor miRNA substrates. Its enzymatic activity is highly regulated b...

    Authors: Jonathan Bouvette, Dursun Nizam Korkut, Aurélien Fouillen, Soumiya Amellah, Antonio Nanci, Yves Durocher, James G. Omichinski and Pascale Legault

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:76

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The creation of functional skeletal muscle via tissue engineering holds great promise without sacrificing healthy donor tissue. Different cell types have been investigated regarding their myogenic differentiat...

    Authors: Aijia Cai, Moritz Hardt, Paul Schneider, Rafael Schmid, Claudia Lange, Dirk Dippold, Dirk W. Schubert, Anja M. Boos, Annika Weigand, Andreas Arkudas, Raymund E. Horch and Justus P. Beier

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:75

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  21. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to assess suitability of hydroponic technology for treatment of brewery wastewater in a hydroponic bioreactor using Typha latifolia. Triplicated hydroponic bioreactor treatment units were designed...

    Authors: Abebe Gebeyehu, Nurelegne Shebeshe, Helmut Kloos and Solomon Belay

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:74

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  22. Content type: Methodology article

    Early detection of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) infection of swine is necessary to control this devastating disease. By monitoring host serum antibodies to viral antigens, early ...

    Authors: Jie Li, Gang Wang, Di Yang, Bao Zhao, Yongpan Zhao, Yonggang Liu, Xuehui Cai, Yuchen Nan, En-Min Zhou and Chunyan Wu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:73

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Pectinase enzymes present a high priced category of microbial enzymes with many potential applications in various food and oil industries and an estimated market share of $ 41.4 billion by 2020.

    Authors: Hesham A. El Enshasy, Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed, Noorhamizah Suhaimi, Roslinda Abd Malek and Mona Esawy

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:71

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Recombinant adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) are emerging as favoured transgene delivery vectors for both research applications and gene therapy. In this context, a thorough investigation of the potential of va...

    Authors: Santhanasabapathy Rajasekaran, Jayashree Thatte, Jayaprakash Periasamy, Alok Javali, Manjunath Jayaram, Dwaipayan Sen, Akshaya Krishnagopal, Giridhara R. Jayandharan and Ramkumar Sambasivan

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:70

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Heat-stable antifungal factor (HSAF) is a newly identified broad-spectrum antifungal antibiotic from the biocontrol agent Lysobacter enzymogenes and is regarded as a potential biological pesticide, due to its nov...

    Authors: Bao Tang, Cheng Sun, Yancun Zhao, Huiyong Xu, Gaoge Xu and Fengquan Liu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:69

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Domesticated einkorn (Triticum monococcum L.) is one of the oldest cultivated cereal crops in the world. Its small genome size (~ 5.7 GB), low ploidy (2n = 2x = 14, AmAm) and high genetic polymorphism make this s...

    Authors: Dmitry Miroshnichenko, Danila Ashin, Alexander Pushin and Sergey Dolgov

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:68

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  27. Content type: Research article

    As the protein-laden by-product, red blood cells (RBCs) from poultry blood is a potential source of protein used as food and feed ingredient. However, RBC was currently underutilized. Therefore, it is an urgen...

    Authors: Zhaojun Zheng, Xubiao Wei, Tingting Shang, Yan Huang, Cong Hu and Rijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:67

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Targeted DNA integration is widely used in basic research and commercial applications because it eliminates positional effects on transgene expression. Targeted integration in mammalian cells is generally achi...

    Authors: Xiaofeng Liu, Min Wang, Yufeng Qin, Xuan Shi, Peiqing Cong, Yaosheng Chen and Zuyong He

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:66

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis is one of the most common and deadliest infectious diseases worldwide affecting almost a third of the world’s population. Although this disease is being prevented and controlled by the Bacille Cal...

    Authors: Anhar Danial Mustafa, Jeevanathan Kalyanasundram, Sarah Sabidi, Adelene Ai-Lian Song, Maha Abdullah, Raha Abdul Rahim and Khatijah Yusoff

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:63

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Cecropin A (CeA), a natural cationic antimicrobial peptide, exerts potent antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, making it an attractive candidate substitu...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Kaiwen Zheng, Jinglian Lin, Minhua Huang, Yi Ma, Shan Li, Xiaochun Luo and Jufang Wang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:62

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  31. Content type: Methodology article

    Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats/CRISPR associated protein 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) has been wildly used to generate gene knockout models through inducing indels causing frame-shift. However, t...

    Authors: Ji-Xin Tang, Dafeng Chen, Shou-Long Deng, Jian Li, Yuanyuan Li, Zheng Fu, Xiu-Xia Wang, Yan Zhang, Su-Ren Chen and Yi-Xun Liu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:61

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  32. Content type: Methodology article

    The CRISPR/Cas9 system has been widely used to generate gene knockout/knockin models by inducing frameshift mutants in cell lines and organisms. Several recent studies have reported that such mutants can lead ...

    Authors: Dafeng Chen, Ji-Xin Tang, Beibei Li, Li Hou, Xianhui Wang and Le Kang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:60

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Transgenic technology has become an important technique for crop genetic improvement. The application of well-characterized promoters is essential for developing a vector system for efficient genetic transform...

    Authors: Pingping Jiang, Ke Zhang, Zhaohua Ding, Qiuxia He, Wendi Li, Shuangfeng Zhu, Wen Cheng, Kewei Zhang and Kunpeng Li

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:59

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Microbial flocculation is a good choice for harvest of microalgae biomass, which has gained extensive attention. There have been carried out massive studies in bacterial flocculation, many bacterial strains wi...

    Authors: Yi Li, Yanting Xu, Ruixue Song, Congqi Tian, Lei Liu, Tianling Zheng and Hailei Wang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:58

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Lipoxygenase (LOX) from Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 (Ana-rLOX) offers important applications in the food industry, especially for improving aroma and dough rheological properties. However, industrial applications of LO...

    Authors: Hui Qian, Chong Zhang, Zhaoxin Lu, Bingjie Xia, Xiaomei Bie, Haizhen Zhao, Fengxia Lu and Guang-Yu Yang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:57

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  36. Content type: Methodology article

    Tissue-engineered cardiac constructs have potential in the functional recovery of heart failure; however, the preservation of these constructs is crucial for the development and widespread application of this ...

    Authors: Hirotatsu Ohkawara, Shigeru Miyagawa, Satsuki Fukushima, Shin Yajima, Atsuhiro Saito, Hiroshi Nagashima and Yoshiki Sawa

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:56

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Advances in antibody engineering provide strategies to construct recombinant antibody-like molecules with modified pharmacokinetic properties. Multermerization is one strategy that has been used to produce ant...

    Authors: Md. Kausar Alam, Michelle Brabant, Raja Solomon Viswas, Kris Barreto, Humphrey Fonge and C. Ronald Geyer

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:55

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a promising bioenergy feedstock because it can be grown on marginal land and produces abundant biomass. Recalcitrance of the lignocellulosic components of the switchgrass cell...

    Authors: Guotian Li, Kyle C. Jones, Aymerick Eudes, Venkataramana R. Pidatala, Jian Sun, Feng Xu, Chengcheng Zhang, Tong Wei, Rashmi Jain, Devon Birdseye, Patrick E. Canlas, Edward E. K. Baidoo, Phat Q. Duong, Manoj K. Sharma, Seema Singh, Deling Ruan…

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:54

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Cyclodextrin glucanotransferase (CGTase) can transform L-ascorbic acid (L-AA, vitamin C) to 2-O-α-D-glucopyranosyl-L-ascorbic acid (AA-2G), which shows diverse applications in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical...

    Authors: Yujia Jiang, Jie Zhou, Ruofan Wu, Fengxue Xin, Wenming Zhang, Yan Fang, Jiangfeng Ma, Weiliang Dong and Min Jiang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:53

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  40. Content type: Research Article

    Fibroblast growth factor 9 (FGF9) is a heparin-binding growth factor, secreted by both mesothelial and epithelial cells, which participates in hair follicle regeneration, wound healing, and bone development. A...

    Authors: Jingbo Cai, Ruicheng Wen, Wenqing Li, Xiuran Wang, Haishan Tian, Shanyong Yi, Linbo Zhang, Xiaokun Li, Chao Jiang and Haiyan Li

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:51

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Arthropod-borne diseases remain a leading cause of human morbidity and mortality and exact an enormous toll on global agriculture. The practice of insecticide-based control is fraught with issues of excessive ...

    Authors: Arinder K. Arora, Kendra N. Pesko, Verónica Quintero-Hernández, Lourival D. Possani, Thomas A. Miller and Ravi V. Durvasula

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:50

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Integration of first- and second-generation ethanol processes is one among the alternate approaches that efficiently address the current socio-economic issues of the bioethanol sector. Edible filamentous fungu...

    Authors: Ramkumar B. Nair, Osagie A. Osadolor, Vamsi K. Ravula, Patrik R. Lennartsson and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:49

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Ricin A chain (RTA) and Pokeweed antiviral proteins (PAPs) are plant-derived N-glycosidase ribosomal-inactivating proteins (RIPs) isolated from Ricinus communis and Phytolacca Americana respectively. This study w...

    Authors: Yasser Hassan, Sherry Ogg and Hui Ge

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:47

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The bacterial nicotine-degrading enzyme NicA2 isolated from P. putida was studied to assess its potential use in the treatment of tobacco dependence.

    Authors: Paul R. Pentel, Michael D. Raleigh, Mark G. LeSage, Thomas Thisted, Stephen Horrigan, Zuzana Biesova and Matthew W. Kalnik

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:46

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