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Ethanol production from xylose in engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains: current state and perspectives
Bioethanol production from xylose is important for utilization of lignocellulosic biomass as raw materials. The research on yeast conversion of xylose to ethanol has been intensively studiedExpand
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Non-destructive terahertz imaging of illicit drugs using spectral fingerprints.
The absence of non-destructive inspection techniques for illicit drugs hidden in mail envelopes has resulted in such drugs being smuggled across international borders freely. We have developed aExpand
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Bioethanol production performance of five recombinant strains of laboratory and industrial xylose-fermenting Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
In this study, five recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains were compared for their xylose-fermenting ability. The most efficient xylose-to-ethanol fermentation was found by using the industrialExpand
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Milling pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse and straw for enzymatic hydrolysis and ethanol fermentation.
The effectiveness of ball milling (BM) and wet disk milling (WDM) on treating sugarcane bagasse and straw were compared. Pretreated materials were characterized by wide angle X-ray diffractionExpand
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Wet disk milling pretreatment without sulfuric acid for enzymatic hydrolysis of rice straw.
Rice straw has recently attracted interest in Japan as a potential source of raw material for ethanol production. Wet disk milling, a continuous pretreatment to enhance the enzymatic digestibility ofExpand
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Enzymatic hydrolyzing performance of Acremonium cellulolyticus and Trichoderma reesei against three lignocellulosic materials
BackgroundBioethanol isolated from lignocellulosic biomass represents one of the most promising renewable and carbon neutral alternative liquid fuel sources. Enzymatic saccharification usingExpand
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Strain improvement of Acremonium cellulolyticus for cellulase production by mutation.
In the search for an efficient producer of cellulolytic enzymes, Acremonium cellulolyticus strain C-1 was subjected to mutagenesis using UV-irradiation and N-methyl-N'nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (NTG)Expand
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Determination of salvinorin A and salvinorin B in Salvia divinorum-related products circulated in Japan.
Two major salvinorins, salvinorin A (SalA) and salvinorin B (SalB), in three Salvia divinorum dried leaf products and nine of its "concentrated extract" products circulated in Japan were determined.Expand
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Production of free and organic iodine by Roseovarius spp.
Two strains of iodine-producing bacteria were isolated from marine samples. 16S rRNA gene sequences indicated the strains were most closely related to Roseovarius tolerans, and phylogenetic analysisExpand
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Combining hot-compressed water and ball milling pretreatments to improve the efficiency of the enzymatic hydrolysis of eucalyptus
BackgroundLignocellulosic biomass such as wood is an attractive material for fuel ethanol production. Pretreatment technologies that increase the digestibility of cellulose and hemicellulose in theExpand
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