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Biotechnology

  1. Content type: Research article

    Renewable biopolymers, such as cellulose, starch and chitin are highly resistance to enzymatic degradation. Therefore, there is a need to upgrade current degradation processes by including novel enzymes. Lytic...

    Authors: Gerben P. Voshol, Erik Vijgenboom and Peter J. Punt

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2017 10:105

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Polyhydroxybutyrates (PHBs) are macromolecules synthesized by bacteria. They are inclusion bodies accumulated as reserve materials when the bacteria grow under different stress conditions. Because of their fas...

    Authors: Anteneh Getachew and Fantahun Woldesenbet

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:509

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  3. Content type: Research article

    S-Adenosylmethionine (SAM) and S-adenosylhomocysteine (SAH) are relevant to a variety of diseases. Previous reports that quantified SAM and SAH were based on HPLC or LC–MS/MS. No antib...

    Authors: Xiujuan Hao, Yan Huang, Ming Qiu, Chunlin Yin, Huiming Ren, Hongjie Gan, Huijun Li, Yaxia Zhou, Jiazhi Xia, Wenting Li, Lijuan Guo and Isaac A. Angres

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:498

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  4. Content type: Technical Note

    Controlling a myoelectric prosthesis for upper limbs is increasingly challenging for the user as more electrodes and joints become available. Motion classification based on pattern recognition with a multi-ele...

    Authors: Cosima Prahm, Korbinian Eckstein, Max Ortiz-Catalan, Georg Dorffner, Eugenijus Kaniusas and Oskar C. Aszmann

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:429

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  5. Content type: Research article

    One of the potential limitations of large scale aerobic Escherichia coli fermentation is the need for increased dissolved oxygen for culture growth and bioproduct generation. As culture density increases the poor...

    Authors: Kadriye Inan, Fulya Ay Sal, Asif Rahman, Ryan J. Putman, Foster A. Agblevor and Charles D. Miller

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:338

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  6. Content type: Technical Note

    Contemporary biomedical research increasingly depends on techniques to induce or to inhibit expression of genes in hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) or other primary cells to assess their roles on cellular proce...

    Authors: Kirsten Canté-Barrett, Rui D. Mendes, Willem K. Smits, Yvette M. van Helsdingen-van Wijk, Rob Pieters and Jules P. P. Meijerink

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:312

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hyperpigmentation is a skin disorder characterized by elevated production of melanin. Current treatment approaches mainly rely on the application of skin lightening chemicals, most of which have safety issues....

    Authors: Ke Liang, Keming Xu, Dmitri Bessarab, Jonathan Obaje and Chenjie Xu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:254

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  8. Content type: Correspondence

    Forty three microsatellite markers were developed for further genetic characterisation of a forage and biomass grass crop, for which genomic resources are currently scarce. The microsatellite markers were deve...

    Authors: Susanne Barth, Marta Jolanta Jankowska, Trevor Roland Hodkinson, Tia Vellani and Manfred Klaas

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:184

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  9. Content type: Technical Note

    Formalin has been widely used by pathology laboratories. Its carcinogenicity has led researchers to explore formalin substitutes. Streck Cell Preservative (SCP) is a formalin-free preservative that can preserv...

    Authors: Jianbing Qin, Jennifer N. Sanmann, Jeff S. Kittrell, Pamela A. Althof, Erin E. Kaspar and Bradford A. Hunsley

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:755

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Next-generation transcriptome sequencing (RNA-Seq) has become the standard practice for studying gene splicing, mutations and changes in gene expression to obtain valuable, accurate biological conclusions. How...

    Authors: Rajandas Heera, Parimannan Sivachandran, Suresh V. Chinni, Joanne Mason, Larry Croft, Manickam Ravichandran and Lee Su Yin

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:754

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Protein microarrays have enormous potential as in vitro diagnostic tools stemming from the ability to miniaturize whilst generating maximum evaluation of diagnostically relevant information from minute amount...

    Authors: Nur Suhanawati Ashaari, Suganti Ramarad, Dzulaikha Khairuddin, Nor Azurah Mat Akhir, Yuka Hara, Nor Muhammad Mahadi, Rahmah Mohamed and Sheila Nathan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:669

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Cotton yield has been badly affected by different insects and weed competition. In Past Application of multiple chemicals is required to manage insects and weed control was achieved by different conventional m...

    Authors: Ayesha Latif, Abdul Qayyum Rao, Muhammad Azmat Ullah Khan, Naila Shahid, Kamran Shehzad Bajwa, Muhammad Aleem Ashraf, Malik Adil Abbas, Muhammad Azam, Ahmad Ali Shahid, Idrees Ahmad Nasir and Tayyab Husnain

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:453

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The anaerobic digestion is one of the most spread renewable energy technology. The input biomasses included various environmental problematic wastes such as sludge coming from wastewater treatment plant (WWTP)...

    Authors: Valeria Romanazzi, Deborah Traversi, Eugenio Lorenzi and Giorgio Gilli

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:420

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  14. Content type: Short Report

    Transient production of gamma-retroviruses, including self-inactivating (SIN) retroviruses, is a common method for rapidly generating virus capable of gene delivery. Stable (continuous) production of virus is pr...

    Authors: Boris Troyanovsky, Vira Bitko, Brian Fouty and Victor Solodushko

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:379

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Targeted gene modification by homologous recombination provides a powerful tool for studying gene function in cells and animals. In higher eukaryotes, non-homologous integration of targeting vectors occurs sev...

    Authors: Shinta Saito, Kiyoe Ura, Miho Kodama and Noritaka Adachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:278

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The Gibberellin Stimulated-Like (GSL) or Snakin peptides from higher plants are cysteine-rich, with broad spectrum activity against a range of bacterial and fungal pathogens. To detect GSL peptides in applicat...

    Authors: Sathiyamoorthy Meiyalaghan, Julie M Latimer, Andrew V Kralicek, Martin L Shaw, John G Lewis, Anthony J Conner and Philippa J Barrell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:777

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Heat stress leads to accelerated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which causes a huge amount of oxidative damage to the cellular components of plants. A large number of heat stress related genes as ...

    Authors: Jasdeep Chatrath Padaria, Harinder Vishwakarma, Koushik Biswas, Rahul Singh Jasrotia and Gyanendra Pratap Singh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:713

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Filamentous phage display has become an ordinary tool to engineer antibody fragments. Several capsid proteins have been applied for displaying antibodies, of which gene III (p3) protein is used the most follow...

    Authors: Tuomas Huovinen, Markku Syrjänpää, Hanna Sanmark, Titta Seppä, Sultana Akter, Imbulpitiya Vidanalage Ferdhos Khan and Urpo Lamminmäki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:661

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    In many research articles, where protein purification is required for various assays, (protein-protein interactions, activity assays, etc.), we always have access to the final results, but seldom have access t...

    Authors: Mario Lebendiker, Tsafi Danieli and Ario de Marco

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:585

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