International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology

Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021

  • Characterization of the Rumen-Mimetic Continuous Cultivation System for Volatile Fatty Acid Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

    Hitosi Agematu, Jun Watanabe, Takehiko Takahashi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 31 January 2021
    Accepted: 7 February 2021
    Published: 23 February 2021
    Abstract: The rumen-mimetic continuous cultivation system (RMS) was used to produce volatile fatty acids (VFAs), such as acetic, propionic, and butyric acids, from lignocellulosic biomass. Typical 12 species of ruminal bacteria were detected in the culture broth cultivated by RMS using species-specific PCR assay. These species are known to be cellulolytic, h... Show More
  • Application of Multiplex Molecular Assays in the Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Infectious Diseases

    Muhammad Amjad

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 9-20
    Received: 10 February 2021
    Accepted: 2 March 2021
    Published: 10 March 2021
    Abstract: Acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) are the most common diseases worldwide and an important cause of morbidity and mortality. Upper and lower respiratory tract infections are caused by a variety of bacterial, viral, and fungal pathogens. Clinical diagnosis of respiratory tract infections is challenging because of indistinguishable symptoms. ... Show More
  • Screening and Identification of Flocculant Producing Bacteria and Its Application in Wastewater

    Sha Sha Zhang, Ming Li, Li Fang Wang, Xiu Dong Wang, Jian Feng Xu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 21-27
    Received: 4 March 2021
    Accepted: 17 March 2021
    Published: 26 March 2021
    Abstract: Background: with the increasingly serious global water pollution, industrial and agricultural wastewater treatment is becoming more and more important. Flocculant precipitation is the first process in wastewater treatment. One of the keys to achieve efficient water purification is to add microbial flocculant with excellent performance. Objective: t... Show More