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16.02.2018 | Original Article

Combinatorial application of ammonium carbonate and sulphuric acid pretreatment to achieve enhanced sugar yield from pine needle biomass for potential biofuel–ethanol production

Lignocellulosic biomass (LB) despite its huge potential as a renewable bioenergy resource faces bottlenecks due to its recalcitrance and lack of appropriate pretreatment approaches. The current study evaluates the combinatorial application of …

03.02.2018 | Original Article

Effect of vegetative filter strips on the dynamics of E. coli biofilm-building potential and expression of virulence factors at Mau, Kenya

Escherichia coli (E. coli) populations could become tolerant to extreme environmental temperatures to become resident in soil and surface water habitats creating public health problems. The objective of this study was to understand the interaction …

23.01.2018 | Original Research Article

Soda lignin from Citrus sinensis bagasse: extraction, NMR characterization and application in bio-based synthesis of silver nanoparticles

Lignin is one of the most abundant natural materials with many important roles, especially in providing structural resilience of plants. It is formed through the radical polymerization of aromatic monomers and shows structural and compositional …

19.01.2018 | Original Research Article

Protein oxidation in the fish Danio rerio (Cyprinidae) fed with single- and multi-walled carbon nanotubes

The increase in the production of carbon nanotubes (CNT) arises potential scenarios of exposure to these nanomaterials for several organisms including aquatic species. Experiments were conducted to determine the toxicity of single-walled (SWCNT) …

02.11.2017 | Original Article

Profiling of heavy metal(loid)-resistant bacterial community structure by metagenomic-DNA fingerprinting using PCR–DGGE for monitoring and bioremediation of contaminated environment

Frequent exposure of microbes to hazardous metalloids/heavy metals in contaminated environment results in the development of heavy metal(loid)-resistance properties. The study attempted to assess the profile of elevated arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd) …

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