Peer-reviewed Articles

The biological potential of Vip and Cry proteins from Bacillus is well known and widely established. Thus, it is important to look for new genes showing different modes of action, selecting those with differentiated entomotoxic activity against Diatraea flavipennella...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2866
68 downloads
214 views

The glycogen branching enzyme (EC 2.4.1.18), which catalyses the formation of α-1,6-glycosidic branch points in glycogen structure, is often used to enhance the nutritional value and quality of food and beverages. In order to be applicable in industries, enzymes...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2714
104 downloads
892 views

3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming commonplace tools in laboratories. We demonstrate that, with appropriate handling, these devices are capable of producing sterile components from a non-sterile feedstock of thermoplastic...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2661
157 downloads
482 views

The Haloxylon genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae) family. The small trees or shrubs in this genus are referred to as the King of psammophytic plants, and perform important functions in environmental protection, including wind control and...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2699
119 downloads
432 views

Cell immobilization is an alternative to microencapsulation for the maintenance of cells in a liquid medium. However, artificial immobilization carriers are expensive and pose a high safety risk. Okara, a food-grade byproduct from soymilk production, is rich in...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2701
87 downloads
261 views

Background Many biotechnological and industrial applications can benefit from cold-adapted EglCs through increased efficiency of catalytic processes at low temperature. In our previous study, Citrobacter farmeri A1 which was isolated from a wood-inhabiting termite...

["Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2679
67 downloads
274 views

This study addresses the in vitro culture as an alternative to obtain compounds with cytotoxic activity from the medicinal plant Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae). We determined the presence of cytotoxic compounds in both whole plants and dedifferentiated cells....

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Plant Science","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2616
91 downloads
287 views

The occurrence resistance to methyl benzimidazole carbamates (MBC)-fungicides in the Fusarium graminearum species complex (FGSC) is becoming a serious problem in the control of Fusarium head blight in China. The resistance is caused by point mutations in the β2-tubulingene....

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2609
108 downloads
528 views

A gene encoding a thermotolerant lipase with broad pH was isolated from an Antarctic Pseudomonas strain AMS3. The recombinant lipase AMS3 was purified by single-step purification using affinity chromatography, yielding a purification fold of approximately 1.52...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2420
1 citation
268 downloads
381 views

Background There is worldwide interest in silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) synthesized by various chemical reactions for use in applications exploiting their antibacterial activity, even though these processes exhibit a broad range of toxicity in vertebrates and invertebrates...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2589
1 citation
231 downloads
524 views

Gelatin hydrogel crosslinked by microbial transglutaminase (mTG) exhibits excellent performance in cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation. We examined the gelation time and gel strength of gelatin/mTG hydrogels in various proportions to investigate their...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2497
140 downloads
644 views

Exploiting microalgae as feedstock for biofuel production is a growing field of research and application, but there remain challenges related to industrial viability and economic sustainability. A solution to the water requirements of industrial-scale production...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2396
56 downloads
364 views

Recently, biosensors have been widely used for the detection of bacteria, viruses and other toxins. Electrodes, as commonly used transducers, are a vital part of electrochemical biosensors. The coverage of the droplets can change significantly based on the hydrophobicity...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2400
262 downloads
1,170 views

An essential prerequisite for a controlled transgene expression is the choice of a suitable promoter. In the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum, the most commonly used promoters for trans-gene expression are the light dependent lhcf1 promoters (derived from...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2344
133 downloads
515 views

The brain’s biological clock, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), exhibits endogenous 24-hour rhythms in gene expression and spontaneous firing rate; however, the functional relationship between these neuronal rhythms is not fully understood. Here, we used a Per1::GFP...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2297

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