Peer-reviewed Articles

The filamentous fungus Rhizopus delemar naturally accumulates relatively high amounts of fumarate. Although the culture conditions that increase fumarate yields are well established, the network underlying the accumulation of fumarate is not yet fully understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3133
134 downloads
303 views

Fungal pathogenic attacks are one of the major threats to the growth and productivity of crop plants. Currently, instead of synthetic fungicides, the use of plant growth-promoting bacterial endophytes has been considered intriguingly eco-friendly in nature. Here,...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3107
68 downloads
320 views

Background Sesquiterpenes are 15-carbon terpenes synthesized by sesquiterpene synthases using farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) as a substrate. Recently, a sesquiterpene synthase gene that encodes a 65 kDa protein was isolated from the aromatic plant Persicaria minor....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2961
63 downloads
212 views

Background Polygonum minus is an herbal plant in the Polygonaceae family which is rich in ethnomedicinal plants. The chemical composition and characteristic pungent fragrance of Polygonum minus have been extensively studied due to its culinary and medicinal properties....

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2938
77 downloads
357 views

Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNv) poses a major threat to the prawn industry. Currently, no effective vaccine and treatment are available to prevent the spread of MrNv. Its infection mechanism and localisation in a host cell are also not well characterised....

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2947
60 downloads
276 views

Snakebite envenomings represent a neglected public health issue in many parts of the rural tropical world. Animal-derived antivenoms have existed for more than a hundred years and are effective in neutralizing snake venom toxins when timely administered. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Toxicology","Immunology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2924
95 downloads
300 views

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
98 downloads
307 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
142 downloads
1,051 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
1 citation
233 downloads
653 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
1 citation
209 downloads
605 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
111 downloads
356 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
97 downloads
369 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
116 downloads
364 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
158 downloads
599 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

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