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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and habitats is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms known to be...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v2
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Many pressing medical challenges -- such as diagnosing disease, enhancing directed stem cell differentiation, and classifying cancers -- have long been hindered by limitations in our ability to quantify proteins in single cells. Mass-spectrometry (MS) is poised...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26821v1
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We present PromoterPredict, a dynamic multiple regression approach to predict the strength of Escherichia coli promoters binding the σ70 factor of RNA polymerase. σ70 promoters are ubiquitously used in recombinant DNA technology, but characterizing their strength...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26759v2
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Polyethylene glycol is commonly used in fermentations as an anti-foam for preventing the rise of foam to the top plate of the bioreactor, which increases contamination risk. However, its potential toxicity to growth of various microorganisms is not well understood...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26817v1
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Background. Entolimod is a Salmonella enterica flagellin derivate. Previous work has demonstrated that entolimod effectively protects mice and non-human primates from ionizing radiation. However, it caused a “flu-like” syndrome after radioprotective and anticancer...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26803v1
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The access and benefit-sharing (ABS) of marine genetic resources (MGRs) within national jurisdiction have received very little interest among scholars and in international discussions. This may seem somewhat surprising given the fact that the vast majority of MGRs...

["Biotechnology","Marine Biology","Legal Issues","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26781v1
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In 2015, as part of the Ocean Tracking Network’s bioprobe initiative, 20 grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) were tagged with a high-resolution (> 30 Hz) inertial tags (> 30 Hz), a depth-temperature satellite tag (0.1 Hz), and an acoustic transceiver on Sable Island...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26731v1
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Currently, a variety of display technologies have been developed in the life science field, such as phage display, ribosome display, and yeast display. Many studies have found that display technologies are powerful and universal methods when they are combined with...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26702v1
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Proteins and metabolites typically adsorb to bacterial cell surface through a variety of mechanisms such as van der Waals attraction and electrostatic interactions, and forms a layer of nonspecifically adsorbed ions and molecules on the cell surface. Thus, the...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26697v1
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Jasmonic acid (JA) and its derivatives (called jasmonates) are lipid-derived signalling molecules that are produced by certain bacteria, fungi and plants. Beside this function, jasmonates have a great variety of applications in the flavour and fragrances production....

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26655v1
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Bacterial cell surface carries an electrical charge due to the myriad functional groups present, as well as assortment of ions and molecules nonspecifically adsorbed to the cell surface. Thus, solution in contact with the bacterial cell surface play a critical...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26626v1
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Cell quantification assays are essential components of most biological and clinical labs. However, many currently available quantification assays, including flow cytometry and commercial cell counting systems, suffer from unique drawbacks that limit their overall...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26584v1
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High cell density cultivation necessitates cell division and biomass formation, the mechanisms of which remain poorly understood, especially from the cellular energetics perspective. Specifically, the sensing of energy abundance and the channelling of nutritional...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26598v1
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Lactobacillus plantarum YO175 and OF101 isolates from Nigerian traditional fermented cereal gruel ‘ogi’, were investigated on the basis of their capability to produce an exopolysaccharide (EPS) on sucrose modified media. Functional groups analysis of the EPSs produced...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26579v1
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The conversion of pentoses into ethanol remains a challenge and could increase the supply of second-generation biofuels. This study sought to isolate naturally occurring yeasts from plant biomass and determine their capabilities for transforming xylose into ethanol....

["Biotechnology","Microbiology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26574v1
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