Letters in Applied Microbiology

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Edited By: J.-Y. Maillard

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 85/119 (Microbiology); 98/165 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

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Associated Title(s): Journal of Applied Microbiology

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Extraction methods and bioautography for evaluation of medicinal plant antimicrobial activity
A. Nostro, M.P. Germanò, V. D’Angelo, A. Marino, M.A. Cannatelli

Antifungal activity of thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) essential oil and thymol against moulds from damp dwellings
M. Šegvić Klarić, I. Kosalec, J. Mastelić, E. Piecková, S. Pepeljnak

Antibacterial activity of selected plant essential oils against Escherichia coli O157:H7
S.A. Burt, R.D. Reinders

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Elevated CO2 concentration impacts cell wall polysaccharide composition of green microalgae of the Genus Chlorella
Y.-S. Cheng, J.M. Labavitch and J.S. VanderGheynst,

Microalgae research is exciting! Why? Microalgae have the potential to contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emission, the potential to produce products that will reduce society’s reliance on fossil fuels, thus helping to address the challenges of global warming. Microalgae have also great potential to tackle challenges related to food and feed production. It is thus not surprising that the effect of CO2 on microalgae physiology and composition has been the subject of many publications. Yet to date there is a dearth of information on the effect of CO2 on microalgae cell wall polysaccharides, which can affect microalgae bioprocessing, notably flocculation, cell disruption and recovery of intracellular products. This study investigates the effect of CO2 on the content and composition of cell wall polysaccharides in four strains of Chlorella and reports that increasing CO2 levels affect cell wall polysaccharides and uronic acid content, although differently in the four strains studied. The results of this work will help in optimising microalgal biomass bioprocessing to improve CO2 capture, fuel, food and feed production.

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