Ranjita Biswas

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Production of 2,3-butanediol by Bacillus subtilis takes place in late-log or stationary phase, depending on the expression of bdhA gene encoding acetoin reductase, which converts acetoin to 2,3-butanediol. The present work focuses on the development of a strain of B. subtilis for enhanced production of 2,3-butanediol in early log phase of growth cycle. For(More)
BACKGROUND The native ability of Clostridium thermocellum to rapidly consume cellulose and produce ethanol makes it a leading candidate for a consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) biofuel production strategy. C. thermocellum also synthesizes lactate, formate, acetate, H2, and amino acids that compete with ethanol production for carbon and electrons. Elimination(More)
Large-scale production of lignocellulosic biofuel is a potential solution to sustainably meet global energy needs. One-step consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) is a potentially advantageous approach for the production of biofuels, but requires an organism capable of hydrolyzing biomass to sugars and fermenting the sugars to ethanol at commercially viable(More)
Cell suspension cultures of Camellia sinensis were established in 250 ml shake flasks. Flasks contained 50 ml liquid medium of either Murashige and Skoog (MS), N/5 MS or Heller medium containing different levels of 6-benzyladenine (BA) (0.05–2 mg l−1), 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) (1–10 mg l−1), and sucrose (10–50 g l−1). Moreover, the pH of the(More)
BACKGROUND Metabolic engineering is a commonly used approach to develop organisms for an industrial function, but engineering aimed at improving one phenotype can negatively impact other phenotypes. This lack of robustness can prove problematic. Cellulolytic bacterium Clostridium thermocellum is able to rapidly ferment cellulose to ethanol and other(More)
The study applies the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-60) to 50 consecutive patients attending Psychiatry-O.P.D., Medical College, Calcutta provided they meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Subjects were between 15 to 55 years, literate, and did not have any physical disease or condition specially those which can alter serum cholesterol level.(More)
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