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  1. With the high demand for diesel across the world, environmental decontamination from its improper usage, storage and accidental spills becomes necessary. One highly environmentally friendly and cost-effective ...

    Authors: Margaret T. Ho, Michelle S. M. Li, Tim McDowell, Jacqueline MacDonald and Ze-Chun Yuan

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are intestinal disorders characterized by inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) and to date, no efficient treatments exist. Interleukin-10 (IL-10), one of the most ...

    Authors: Meritxell Zurita-Turk, Bianca Mendes Souza, Camila Prósperi de Castro, Vanessa Bastos Pereira, Vanessa Pecini da Cunha, Tatiane Melo Preisser, Ana Maria Caetano de Faria, Denise Carmona Cara Machado and Anderson Miyoshi

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:38

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  3. Spider silk is a proteinaceous fiber with remarkable mechanical properties spun from spider silk proteins (spidroins). Engineering spidroins have been successfully produced in a variety of heterologous hosts a...

    Authors: Hui Cai, Gefei Chen, Hairui Yu, Ying Tang, Sidong Xiong and Xingmei Qi

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:37

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  4. Esterases are widely distributed in nature and have important applications in medical, industrial and physiological. Recently, the increased demand for flavor esters has prompted the search of catalysts like l...

    Authors: Xianghai Cai, Lin Lin, Yaling Shen, Wei Wei and Dong-zhi Wei

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:36

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  5. Genome editing is transforming bioscience research, but its application to non-model organisms, such as farmed animal species, requires optimisation. Salmonids are the most important aquaculture species by val...

    Authors: Remi L. Gratacap, Tim Regan, Carola E. Dehler, Samuel A. M. Martin, Pierre Boudinot, Bertrand Collet and Ross D. Houston

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:35

    Content type: Methodology article

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  6. This study reports the analytical sensitivity and specificity of a Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and compares its amplification performance with conventional PCR, nested PCR (nPCR) and real-tim...

    Authors: Phiaw Chong Foo, A. B. Nurul Najian, Nuramin A. Muhamad, Mariana Ahamad, Maizan Mohamed, Chan Yean Yean and Boon Huat Lim

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:34

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  7. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is a serious human health threat. The empiric H. pylori treatment paradigm guided by traditional testing technologies has led to antibiotic resistance. Here, we improved ...

    Authors: Ling Deng, Xiao-Yi He, Bin Tang, Yang Xiang and Juan-Juan Yue

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:33

    Content type: Methodology article

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  8. Oncolytic viruses are playing an increasingly important role in cancer immunotherapy applications. Given the preclinical and clinical efficacy of these virus-based therapeutics, there is a need for fast, simpl...

    Authors: Lisa A. Santry, Renaud Jacquemart, Melissa Vandersluis, Mochao Zhao, Jake M. Domm, Thomas M. McAusland, Xiaojiao Shang, Pierre M. Major, James G. Stout and Sarah K. Wootton

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:32

    Content type: Methodology article

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  9. Immunotoxin is a hybrid protein consisting of a toxin moiety that is linked to a targeting moiety for the purpose of specific elimination of target cells. Toxins used in traditional immunotoxins are practicall...

    Authors: William F. Jiemy, Lih Fhung Hiew, Hong Xi Sha, Lionel L. A. In and Jung Shan Hwang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:31

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  10. Treatment of cancers has largely benefited from the development of immunotherapy. In particular, Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) redirected T cells have demonstrated impressive efficacy against B-cell malignan...

    Authors: Pierre Dillard, Maren Lie, Elizabeth Baken, Viola Hélène Lobert, Emmanuelle Benard, Hakan Köksal, Else Marit Inderberg and Sébastien Wälchli

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:30

    Content type: Methodology article

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  11. The bacterial genus Exiguobacterium includes several species that inhabit environments with a wide range of temperature, salinity, and pH. This is why the microorganisms from this genus are known generically as p...

    Authors: Javier Orizola, Mirtha Ríos-Silva, Claudia Muñoz-Villagrán, Esteban Vargas, Claudio Vásquez and Felipe Arenas

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:29

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  12. Legionella pneumophila (L.pneumophila), a Gram-negative small microorganism, causes hospital-acquired pneumonia especially in immunocompromised patients. Vaccination may be an effective method for preventing L.pn...

    Authors: Yingying Chen, Zehui Yang, Ying Dong and Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:28

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  13. Environmental pollution is one of the major problems that the world is facing today. Several approaches have been taken, from physical and chemical methods to biotechnological strategies (e.g. the use of oxido...

    Authors: Wissal Ben Ali, Delphine Chaduli, David Navarro, Christian Lechat, Annick Turbé-Doan, Emmanuel Bertrand, Craig B. Faulds, Giuliano Sciara, Laurence Lesage-Meessen, Eric Record and Tahar Mechichi

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:27

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  14. Recombinant protein production and purification of large protein complexes in eukaryotes requires efficient methods to generate multi-gene expression constructs, where each individual gene is under the control...

    Authors: Jana Neuhold, Katharina Radakovics, Anita Lehner, Florian Weissmann, Maria Queralt Garcia, Mari Carmen Romero, Nicholas S. Berrow and Peggy Stolt-Bergner

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:26

    Content type: Methodology article

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  15. Gene editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system has become a routinely applied method in several plant species. The most convenient gene delivery system is Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer with antibiotic selection...

    Authors: Zsófia Bánfalvi, Edina Csákvári, Vanda Villányi and Mihály Kondrák

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:25

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  16. Advantages of translocation of recombinant proteins to the periplasm in Escherichia coli include simplified downstream processing, and improved folding and in vivo activity of the target protein. There are, howev...

    Authors: Agnieszka Gawin, Helga Ertesvåg, Sine Alise Hartvigsen Hansen, Jostein Malmo and Trygve Brautaset

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:24

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  17. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zhen Jia, Yueyi Shi, Lei Zhang, Yipeng Ren, Tong Wang, Lejun Xing, Baorong Zhang, Guolan Gao and Rongfa Bu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:23

    Content type: Retraction Note

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    The original article was published in BMC Biotechnology 2018 18:7

  18. In Norway, 3 million discarded egg-laying hens are destructed annually, which equals 1500 tons pure hen meat. Due to the slaughter methods used, this raw material is handled as a high-risk waste, while in real...

    Authors: Veronica Hjellnes, Rasa Šližyte, Turid Rustad, Ana Karina Carvajal and Kirsti Greiff

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:22

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  19. This study investigated the feasibility of enhancing anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge with triple, dual, and individual pretreatment of waste activated sludge with heat, alkalinity, and hydrogen peroxide. ...

    Authors: Salar Siami, Behnoush Aminzadeh, Razieh Karimi and Seyed Mostafa Hallaji

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:21

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  20. The coexistence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and heavy metals has deleterious effects on environmental quality. Few reports have studied the mechanisms of plant inoculation with Piriformospora indic...

    Authors: Liang Li, Pengyue Zhu, Xiaoyang Wang and Zhenhua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:20

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  21. Foodborne pathogens and their biofilms are considered as one of the most serious problems in human health and food industry. Moreover, safety of foods is a main global concern because of the increasing use of ...

    Authors: Abbas Tanhaeian, Mehdi Mirzaii, Zana Pirkhezranian and Mohammad Hadi Sekhavati

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:19

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  22. Contagious ecthyma or Orf is known as a zoonotic disease remains prevalently worldwide despite the application of some control strategies against it. RNAi particularly shRNA provides us with the chance to tack...

    Authors: Leila Asadi Samani, Behnaz Saffar, Azam Mokhtari and Ehsan Arefian

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:18

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  23. Cell-free protein expression has become a widely used alternative of in vivo, cell-based systems in functional and structural studies of proteins. The wheat germ-based method outstands from the commercially av...

    Authors: Szilvia Krisztina Nagy, Brigitta Margit Kállai, Judit András and Tamás Mészáros

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:17

    Content type: Methodology article

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  24. The type I human interferon (IFN) family consists of a group of cytokines with a multiplicity of biological activities, including antiviral, antitumor, and immunomodulatory effects. However, because the half-l...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Chao Wang, Fenlian Ma, Lihong Yao, Hanchun Gao, Luyan Zhu and Lishu Zheng

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:16

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  25. Infections caused by fungi are often refractory to conventional therapies and urgently require the development of novel options, such as immunotherapy. To produce therapeutic antibodies, a plant-based expressi...

    Authors: Marcello Catellani, Chiara Lico, Mauro Cerasi, Silvia Massa, Carla Bromuro, Antonella Torosantucci, Eugenio Benvenuto and Cristina Capodicasa

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:15

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  26. Intercropping, an essential cultivation pattern in modern agricultural systems, increases crop yields and soil quality. Cassava and peanut intercropping systems exhibit advantages in solar utilization and cadm...

    Authors: Xiumei Tang, Ruichun Zhong, Jing Jiang, Liangqiong He, Zhipeng Huang, Guoying Shi, Haining Wu, Jing Liu, Faqian Xiong, Zhuqiang Han, Ronghua Tang and Longfei He

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:13

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  27. Sugarcane bagasse is a major source of lignocellulosic biomass, yet its economic potential is not fully realised. To add value to bagasse, processing is needed to gain access to the embodied recalcitrant bioma...

    Authors: Leigh Gebbie, Tuan Tu Dam, Rebecca Ainscough, Robin Palfreyman, Li Cao, Mark Harrison, Ian O’Hara and Robert Speight

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:12

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  28. As with many plant species, current genome editing strategies in soybean are initiated by stably transforming a gene that encodes an engineered nuclease into the genome. Expression of the transgene results in ...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Michno, Kamaldeep Virdi, Adrian O. Stec, Junqi Liu, Xiaobo Wang, Yer Xiong and Robert M. Stupar

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:10

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  29. Aiming at the characteristics of nonlinear, multi-parameter, strong coupling and difficulty in direct on-line measurement of key biological parameters of marine low-temperature protease fermentation process, a...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Meifang Yu, Xianglin Zhu and Li Zhu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:9

    Content type: Methodology article

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  30. The translation from animal research into the clinical environment remains problematic, as animal systems do not adequately replicate the human in vivo environment. Bioreactors have emerged as a good alternati...

    Authors: Tao He, Jörg Hausdorf, Yan Chevalier and Roland M. Klar

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:8

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  31. Clostridium perfringens is the causative agent of several diseases and enteric infections in animals and humans. The virulence of C. perfringens is largely attributable to the production of numerous toxins; of th...

    Authors: Katia Forti, Monica Cagiola, Martina Pellegrini, Lucia Anzalone, Antonella Di Paolo, Sara Corneli, Giulio Severi and Antonio De Giuseppe

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:7

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  32. The use of biomaterials has been expanded to improve the characteristics of vaccines. Recently we have identified that the peptide PH(1–110) from polyhedrin self-aggregates and incorporates foreign proteins to fo...

    Authors: Adolfo Cruz-Reséndiz, Jesús Zepeda-Cervantes, Alicia Sampieri, Carlos Bastián-Eugenio, Gonzalo Acero, J. Iván Sánchez-Betancourt, Goar Gevorkian and Luis Vaca

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:1

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  33. Trichophyton rubrum is an obligate human parasitic fungus and responsible for approximately 80–90% of dermatomycosis in human. Molecular genetic manipulations of this pathogen are challenging and available tools ...

    Authors: Oliver Blechert, Huan Mei, Xiaohui Zang, Hailin Zheng, Guanzhao Liang and Weida Liu

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:6

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  34. The R-Spondin proteins comprise a family of secreted proteins, known for their important roles in cell proliferation, differentiation and death, by inducing the Wnt pathway. Several studies have demonstrated t...

    Authors: Gabriel Levin, Bruna Andrade Aguiar Koga, Gustavo Gross Belchior, Ana Claudia Oliveira Carreira and Mari Cleide Sogayar

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:5

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  35. Cymbidium faberi is one of the oldest cultivars of oriental orchids, with an elegant flower fragrance. In order to investigate the molecular mechanism and the functions of related proteins in the methyl jasmonate...

    Authors: Yanqin Xu, Junjiang Zhou, Qingqing Liu, Kunpeng Li and Yin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:4

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  36. Insulin controls hyperglycemia caused by diabetes, and virtually all treatments require exogenous insulin. However, the product’s extensive post-translational modifications have hindered the manufacture of rec...

    Authors: Minmin Zhang, Yunlong Zhang, Bingnan Wu, Yanhao Peng, Altaf Ahmed Simair, Geoffery W. Siegel, Changrui Lu and Ting Chen

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:3

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  37. Cellulosic biomass degradation still needs to be paid more attentions as bioenergy is the most likely to replace fossil energy in the future, and more evaluable cellulolytic bacteria isolation will lay a found...

    Authors: Lingling Ma, Yingying Lu, Hong Yan, Xin Wang, Yanglei Yi, Yuanyuan Shan, Bianfang Liu, Yuan Zhou and Xin Lü

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2020 20:2

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  38. Interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) is an important mediator of type I immune response and has antiviral, immunoregulatory and anti-tumor properties, plays a wide range of roles in inflammation and autoimmune diseases. T...

    Authors: Wen-Tao Ma, Qi Liu, Meng-Xia Ning, Yu-Xu Qi, Saad Rehman and De-Kun Chen

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:102

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Clostridium perfringens, a gram-positive, anaerobic, rod-shaped bacterium, is the third leading cause of human foodborne bacterial disease and a cause of necrotic enteritis in poultry. It is controlled using anti...

    Authors: Rosemarie W. Hammond, Steven M. Swift, Juli A. Foster-Frey, Natalia Y. Kovalskaya and David M. Donovan

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:101

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  40. Bacterial surface display libraries are a popular tool for novel ligand discovery due to their ease of manipulation and rapid growth rates. These libraries typically express a scaffold protein embedded within ...

    Authors: Sarah D. Stellwagen, Deborah A. Sarkes, Bryn L. Adams, Mia A. Hunt, Rebecca L. Renberg, Margaret M. Hurley and Dimitra N. Stratis-Cullum

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:100

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  41. To avoid destructive sampling for conservation and genetic assessment, we isolated the DNA of clam Cyclina sinensis from their feces. DNA electrophoresis and PCR amplification were used to determine the quality o...

    Authors: Min Zhang, Min Wei, Zhiguo Dong, Haibao Duan, Shuang Mao, Senlei Feng, Wenqian Li, Zepeng Sun, Jiawei Li, Kanglu Yan, Hao Liu, Xueping Meng and Hongxing Ge

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19:99

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  42. Wolbachia pipientis is a widespread, obligatory intracellular and maternally inherited bacterium, that induces a wide range of reproductive alterations to its hosts. Cytoplasmic Incompatibility (CI) is causing em...

    Authors: Georgios A. Kyritsis, Antonios A. Augustinos, Ioannis Livadaras, Carlos Cáceres, Kostas Bourtzis and Nikos T. Papadopoulos

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):96

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  43. The Queensland fruit fly, Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera, Tephritidae) is the most significant insect pest of Australian horticulture. Bactrocera tryoni is controlled using a range of tools including the S...

    Authors: Lucas Alexander Shuttleworth, Mohammed Abul Monjur Khan, Terrence Osborne, Damian Collins, Mukesh Srivastava and Olivia Louise Reynolds

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):95

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  44. The Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important polyphagous pest of horticultural produce. The sterile insect technique (SIT) is a proven control method against many i...

    Authors: Mahfuza Khan, Kajla Seheli, Md. Abdul Bari, Nahida Sultana, Shakil Ahmed Khan, Khandokar Fahmida Sultana and Md. Anwar Hossain

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):94

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  45. The olive fly, Bactrocera oleae, is the most important insect pest in olive production, causing economic damage to olive crops worldwide. In addition to extensive research on B. oleae control methods, scientists ...

    Authors: Gaia Bigiotti, Roberta Pastorelli, Roberto Guidi, Antonio Belcari and Patrizia Sacchetti

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):93

    Content type: Research

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  46. The Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata is a major pest in horticulture. The development of fly larvae is mediated by bacterial decay in the fruit tissue. Despite the importance of bacteria on larval devel...

    Authors: Doron Shalom Yishai Zaada, Michael Ben-Yosef, Boaz Yuval and Edouard Jurkevitch

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):92

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  47. The symbiosis between the olive fruit fly, Bactrocera oleae, and Candidatus Erwinia dacicola has been demonstrated as essential for the fly’s larval development and adult physiology. The mass rearing of the olive...

    Authors: Patrizia Sacchetti, Roberta Pastorelli, Gaia Bigiotti, Roberto Guidi, Sara Ruschioni, Carlo Viti and Antonio Belcari

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):91

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  48. Enterobacter sp. AA26 was recently isolated from the midgut of Ceratitis capitata (Wiedemann) and it was shown to have positive effects in rearing efficiency when used as larval probiotics. In this study, biomass...

    Authors: Konstantinos Azis, Ioanna Zerva, Paraschos Melidis, Carlos Caceres, Kostas Bourtzis and Spyridon Ntougias

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):90

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 19 Supplement 2

  49. Dirioxa pornia (Diptera, Tephritidae) (Island fly) is an Australian native species related to a number of pestiferous fruit flies but, unlike many of the pest species, has not been studied extensively due to its ...

    Authors: Kala Bhandari, Peter Crisp and Michael A. Keller

    Citation: BMC Biotechnology 2019 19(Suppl 2):89

    Content type: Research

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