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Lignocellulosic biomass to bioethanol, a comprehensive review with a focus on pretreatment
Pretreatment technologies are aimed to increase enzyme accessibility to biomass and yields of fermentable sugars. In general, pretreatment methods fall into four different categories includingExpand
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Molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in relation to soil chemical properties and heavy metal contamination.
Abundance and diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associated with dominant plant species were studied along a transect from highly lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) polluted to non-polluted soil atExpand
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal abundance in contaminated soils around a zinc and lead deposit
Abstract In order to study the variations in spore abundance and root colonization parameters of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in a naturally heavy metals polluted site and their relationshipsExpand
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Advances in consolidated bioprocessing systems for bioethanol and butanol production from biomass: a comprehensive review
Recently, lignocellulosic biomass as the most abundant renewable resource has been widely considered for bioalcohols production. However, the complex structure of lignocelluloses requires aExpand
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Bacillus thuringiensis: a successful insecticide with new environmental features and tidings
Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is known as the most successful microbial insecticide against different orders of insect pests in agriculture and medicine. Moreover, Bt toxin genes also have beenExpand
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Coleopteran-specific and putative novel cry genes in Iranian native Bacillus thuringiensis collection.
The characterization of the strains containing Coleopteran-specific and also putative novel cry genes in Iranian native Bacillus thuringiensis collection is presented. Characterization was based onExpand
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Characterization of Lepidoptera-active cry and vip genes in Iranian Bacillus thuringiensis strain collection
The characterization of 70 Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) strains isolated from different agro-ecological regions of Iran is presented. Characterization was based on PCR analysis using 25 general andExpand
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Biodiesel production from genetically engineered microalgae: Future of bioenergy in Iran
Current biomass sources for energy production in Iran include sewerage as well as agricultural, animal, food industry and municipal solid wastes, and are anticipated to account for about 14% ofExpand
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Diversity of the ectoines biosynthesis genes in the salt tolerant Streptomyces and evidence for inductive effect of ectoines on their accumulation.
Streptomyces commonly produce ectoines as compatible solutes to prevent osmotic stresses. Fine structure of the genes producing ectoine (ectC) and hydroxyectoine (ectD) enzymes in StreptomycesExpand
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Continuous co-production of ethanol and xylitol from rice straw hydrolysate in a membrane bioreactor
The present study was set to develop a robust and economic biorefinery process for continuous co-production of ethanol and xylitol from rice straw in a membrane bioreactor. Acid pretreatment,Expand
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