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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Nancy N Nichols
Bioenergy Research Unit
Research Microbiologist

Phone: (309) 681-6271
Fax: (309) 681-6427
Room 3304
1815 N UNIVERSITY ST
PEORIA, IL, 61604-3999

Projects
Technologies for Improving Process Efficiencies in Biomass Refineries
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427437
Develop Technologies for Production of Platform Chemicals and Advanced Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Feedstocks
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 427439

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Measurement of hydrocarbon transport in bacteria - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (10-Aug-14)
Biological abatement of inhibitors in rice hull hydrolyzate and fermentation to ethanol using conventional and engineered microbes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Hector, R.E., Saha, B.C., Frazer, S.E., Kennedy, G.J. 2014. Biological abatement of inhibitors in rice hull hydrolyzate and fermentation to ethanol using conventional and engineered microbes. Biomass and Bioenergy. 67:79-88.
Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Avci, A., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues [abstract SII]. 44th World Chemistry Congress, August 11-16, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey. Paper No. 3.
Biological abatement of cellulase inhibitors - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (24-Jul-13)
Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Kennedy, G.J., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Scale-up of wheat straw conversion to fuel ethanol at 100 liter scale [abstract]. Americal Chemical Society. Paper No. CELL 299.
Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation versus simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2013. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation versus simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of pretreated wheat straw to ethanol by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 7(3):409-414.
Cloning and sequencing of CGTase genes of two Thermoanaerobacter strains - (Abstract Only)
Avci, A., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A., Donmez, S. 2012. Cloning and sequencing of CGTase genes of two Thermoanaerobacter strains [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. Paper No. P43.
Fermentation technologies for ethanol production from wheat straw by a recombinant bacterium - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Fermentation technologies for ethanol production from wheat straw by a recombinant bacterium [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology. Paper No. S77.
Chemotaxis to furan compounds by furan-degrading Pseudomonas strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Lunde, T.A., Graden, K.C., Hallock, K.A., Kowalchyk, C.K., Southern, R.M., Soskin, E.J., Ditty, J.L. 2012. Chemotaxis to furan compounds by furan-degrading Pseudomonas strains. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78:6365-6368.
Biochemical processing of reed canarygrass into fuel ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Casler, M.D., Hector, R.E., Iten, L.B., Nichols, N.N., Mertens, J.A., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Biochemical processing of reed canarygrass into fuel ethanol. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies. 7:338-347.
Hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse using response surface methodology improves digestibility and ethanol production by SSF - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
da Cruz, S.H., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2012. Hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse using response surface methodology improves digestibility and ethanol production by SSF. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 39:439-447.
Ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 at high solid loading - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 at high solid loading. Bioresource Technology. 102(23):10892-10897.
Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation processes for ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Comparison of separate hydrolysis and fermentation and simultaneous saccharification and fermentation processes for ethanol production from wheat straw by recombinant Escherichia coli strain FBR5. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 92:865-874.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered for xylose metabolism requires gluconeogenesis and the oxidative branch of the pentose phosphate pathway for aerobic xylose assimilation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hector, R.E., Mertens, J.A., Bowman, M.J., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A., Hughes, S.R. 2011. Saccharomyces cerevisiae engineered for xylose metabolism requires gluconeogenesis and the oxidative branch of the pentose phosphate pathway for aerobic xylose assimilation. Yeast. 28:645-660.
Chemotaxis of Pseudomonas to furans - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Ditty, J.L., Lunde, T.A., Hallock, K.A., Southern, R., Kowalchyk, C. 2011. Chemotaxis of Pseudomonas to furans[abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Paper No. 2292.
Optimizing hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse using response surface methodology - (Abstract Only)
Da Cruz, S., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Optimizing hydrothermal pretreatment of sugarcane bagasse using response surface methodology [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Frontiers in Bioenergy: U.S.-Brazil Symposium on Bioenergy Production, May 15-18, 2011, West Lafayette, Indiana. Paper No. 14.
Biological inhibitor abatement and ethanol fermentation of sugars from dilute acid-pretreated rice hulls - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A., Saha, B.C., Frazer, S.E., Kennedy, G.J. 2011. Biological inhibitor abatement and ethanol fermentation of sugars from dilute acid-pretreated rice hulls [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 33rd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, May 2-5, 2011, Seattle, Washington. Paper No. 1-58.
Transformation and electrophoretic karyotyping of Coniochaeta ligniaria NRRL30616 Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Szynkarek, M., Skory, C.D., Gorsich, S.W., Lopez, M.J., Guisado, G.M., Nichols, W.A. 2011. Transformation and electrophoretic karyotyping of Coniochaeta ligniaria NRRL30616. Current Genetics. 57(3):169-175.
Conversion of starch from dry common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to ethanol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Sutivisedsak, N., Dien, B.S., Biswas, A., Lesch, W.C., Cotta, M.A. 2011. Conversion of starch from dry common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to ethanol. Industrial Crops and Products. 33(3):644-647.
Use of a microbe to mitigate inhibitors in biomass fermentations - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Use of a microbe to mitigate inhibitors in biomass fermentations [abstract}. In: Proceedings of the 2010 AIChE Midwest Regional Conference, September 30-October 1, 2010, Chicago, Illinois. p. 34.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Agricultural Residues: Current Status and Future Prospects - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Qureshi, N., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Fuel ethanol production from agricultural residues: current status and future prospects [abstract]. 14th International Biotechnology Symposium, September 14-18, 2010, Rimini, Italy. Paper No. 1158.
Biological Abatement of Fermentation Inhibitors for Ethanol Production from Bioenergy Crops - (Abstract Only) - (27-Aug-10)
Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Demonstration of Technology at the 100 Liter Scale - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Fuel Ethanol Production from Wheat Straw: Demonstration of Technology at the 100 Liter Scale [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 102.
Fermentation of Bioenergy Crops Into Ethanol Using Biological Abatement for Removal of Inhibitors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Fermentation of Bioenergy Crops Into Ethanol Using Biological Abatement for Removal of Inhibitors. Bioresource Technology. 101(19):7545-7550.
Use of the fungus Coniochaeta ligniaria to remediate fermentation inhibitors from cellulosic sugar streams - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2010. Use of the fungus Coniochaeta ligniaria to remediate fermentation inhibitors from cellulosic sugar streams [abstract]. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Paper No. 11-05.
Use of Coniochaeta ligniaria to Detoxify Fermentation Inhibitors Present in Cellulosic Sugar Streams - (Book / Chapter)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Lopez, M.J., Moreno, J. 2010. Use of Coniochaeta ligniaria to Detoxify Fermentation Inhibitors Present in Cellulosic Sugar Streams. In: Hou, C.T., Shaw, J.-F., editors. Biocatalysis and Molecular Engineering. New York: John Wiley and Sons. p. 253-263.
Fuel Ethanol Production from Pretreated Wheat Straw Using a Recombinant Bacterium - (Abstract Only)
Saha, B.C., Nichols, N.N., Qureshi, N., Cotta, M.A. 2009. Fuel Ethanol Production from Pretreated Wheat Straw Using a Recombinant Bacterium [abstract]. Society for Industrial Microbiology. p. 99.
Use of Coniochaeta ligniaria to detoxify fermentation inhibitors present in cellulosic sugar streams - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2009. Use of Coniochaeta ligniaria to detoxify fermentation inhibitors present in cellulosic sugar streams [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Paper No. O-055.
Improved Sugar Conversion and Ethanol Yield for Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Lines with Reduced Lignin Contents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F., Sattler, S.E., Chen, H., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2009. Improved Sugar Conversion and Ethanol Yield for Forage Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Lines with Reduced Lignin Contents. BioEnergy Research. 2(3):153-164.
Measurement of Hydrocarbon Transport in Bacteria - (Book / Chapter)
Ditty, J.L., Nichols, N.N., Parales, R.E. 2010. Measurement of Hydrocarbon Transport in Bacteria. In: Timmis, K.N., editor. Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag. p. 4213-4222.
Evaluating low lignin mutants of forage sorghum for increased conversion efficiency to sugars and ethanol - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Sarath, G., Pedersen, J.F., Funnell-Harris, D.L., Sattler, S.E., Nichols, N.N. 2008. Evaluating low lignin mutants of forage sorghum for increased conversion efficiency to sugars and ethanol. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. p. 267.
Identification and transcriptional profiling of Pseudomonas putida genes involved in furoic acid metabolism - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Mertens, J.A. 2008. Identification and transcriptional profiling of Pseudomonas putida genes involved in furoic acid metabolism. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 284:52-57.
Fungal metabolism of fermentation inhibitors present in corn stover dilute acid hydrolysate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Sharma, L.N., Mowery, R.A., Chambliss, C.K., Van Walsum, G.P., Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B. 2008. Fungal metabolism of fermentation inhibitors present in corn stover dilute acid hydrolysate. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 42(7):624-630.
Production of Ethanol from Corn and Sugarcane - (Book / Chapter)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Monceaux, D.A., Bothast, R.J. 2008. Production of ethanol from corn and sugarcane. In: Wall, J., Harwood, C.S., Demain, A.L., editors. Bioenergy. Chapter 1. Washington, DC: ASM Press. p. 3-15.
Production of Ethanol from Grain - (Book / Chapter)
Nichols, N.N., Bothast, R.J. 2008. Production of ethanol from grain. In: Vermerris, W., editor. Genetic Improvement of Bioenergy Crops. New York, NY: Springer. p. 75-88.
Coexpression of pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase genes in Lactobacillus brevis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Bischoff, K.M., Hughes, S.R., Cotta, M.A. 2007. Coexpression of pyruvate decarboxylase and alcohol dehydrogenase genes in Lactobacillus brevis. FEMS Microbiolology Letters. 274(2):291-297.
Removal of Inhibitors from Biomass Sugars Using a Biological Process - (Abstract Only) - (02-May-07)
Biological Abatement for Removal of Inhibitors from Biomass Sugars - (Abstract Only) - (29-Mar-07)
Biofilm Formation by Bacterial Contaminants of Fuel Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Skinner-Nemec, K.A., Nichols, N.N., Leathers, T.D. 2007. Biofilm formation by bacterial contaminants of fuel ethanol production. Biotechnology Letters. 29:379-383.
Culture Containing Biomass Acid Hydrolysate and Coniochaeta Ligniaria Fungus - (Patent Application)
Nichols, N.N., Lopez, M.J., Dien, B.S., Bothast, R.J. 2006. Culture containing biomass acid hydrolysate and Coniochaeta ligniaria fungus. U.S. Patent 7,067,303.
Lignocellulose-Degrading Enzymes Produced by the Ascomycete Coniochaeta Ligniaria and Related Species: Application for a Lignocellulosic Substrate Treatment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, M.J., Vargas-Garcia, M., Suarez-Estrella, F., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Moreno, J. 2007. Lignocellulose-degrading enzymes produced by the ascomycete Coniochaeta ligniaria and related species: application for a lignocellulosic substrate treatment. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 40:794-800.
Identification and Transcriptional Profiling of Furoic Acid Metabolism Genes in Pseudomonas Putida - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Mertens, J.A., Dien, B.S. 2006. Identification and transcriptional profiling of furoic acid metabolism genes in Pseudomonas putida [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Paper No. Q-449.
An Overview of Recent Advancements in Lignocellulose to Ethanol Conversion Technology - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Li, X., Cotta, M.A. 2006. An overview of recent advancements in lignocellulose to ethanol conversion technology [abstract]. International Conference on Bioenergy. p. 8.
Enzymatic Saccharification of Hot-Water Pretreated Corn Fiber for Production of Monosaccharides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Li, X., Iten, L.B., Jordan, D.B., Nichols, N.N., O Bryan, P.J., Cotta, M.A. 2006. Enzymatic saccharification of hot-water pretreated corn fiber for production of monosaccharides. Enzyme and Microbial Technology. 39:1137-1144.
Continuous Production of Ethanol in High Productivity Bioreactors Using Genetically Engineered Escherichia Coli Fbr5: Membrane and Fixed Cell Reactors - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Liu, S., Hughes, S.R., Iten, L.B., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Continuous production of ethanol in high productivity bioreactors using genetically engineered Escherichia coli FBR5: membrane and fixed cell reactors [extended abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Paper No. 589g.
Continuous Production of Ethanol in High Productivity Bioreactors Using Escherichia Coli Fbr5: Membrane and Fixed Cell Reactors - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Liu, S., Iten, L.B., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Continuous production of ethanol in high productivity bioreactors using Escherichia coli FBR5: membrane and fixed cell reactors [abstract]. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Paper No. 589g.
Ethanol Fermentation of Sugars in Corn Stover Dilute Acid Hydrolysates - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Ethanol fermentation of sugars in corn stover dilute acid hydrolysates [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 85.
Genetically Engineered Escherichia Coli for Ethanol Production from Xylose: Substrate and Product Inhibition and Kinetic Parameters - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2006. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli for ethanol production from xylose: substrate and product inhibition and kinetic parameters. Institution of Chemical Engineers Transactions. 84(2):114-122.
Tolerance to Furfural-Induced Stress Is Associated with Pentose Phosphate Pathway Genes Zwf1, Gnd1, Rpe1,and Tkl1 in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gorsich, S.W., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Slininger, P.J., Liu, Z., Skory, C.D. 2005. Tolerance to furfural-induced stress is associated with pentose phosphate pathway genes ZWF1, GND1, RPEL, and TKL1 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 71(3):339-349. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-005-0142-3
Use of Field Pea Starch As a Feedstock for Ethanol Fermentation - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Wu, V., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Use of field pea starch as a feedstock for ethanol fermentation [abstract]. International Starch Technology. p. 96.
Enzymatic Saccharification of Pretreated Corn Fiber for Production of Sugars - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Li, X., Jordan, D.B., Nichols, N.N., Iten, L.B., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Enzymatic saccharification of pretreated corn fiber for production of sugars [abstract]. International Starch Technology. p. 90.
The Corn Ethanol Industry - (Book / Chapter)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Bothast, R.J., Cotta, M.A. 2006. The corn ethanol industry. In: Minteer, S., editor. Alcoholic Fuels. Boca Raton, FL: CRS Press. p. 59-78.
Metabolic Engineering of a Lactobacillus Plantarum Double Ldh Knockout Strain for Enhanced Ethanol Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Liu, S., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2006. Metabolic engineering of a Lactobacillus plantarum double LDH knockout strain for enhanced ethanol production. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology. 33(1):1-7.
Ethanol Fermentation of Starch from Field Peas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Wu, Y., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Ethanol fermentation of starch from field peas. Cereal Chemistry. 82(5):554-558.
Ethanol Fermentation by Overexpressing a Gram-Positive Pdc Gene in Lactobacillus Plantarum Strain Tf103 - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2005. Ethanol fermentation by overexpressing a Gram-positive PDC gene in Lactobacillus plantarum strain TF103 [abstract]. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Symposium Proceedings, May 1-4, 2005, Denver, Colorado. p. 158.
Fine Grinding and Air Classification of Field Pea - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wu, Y.V., Nichols, N.N. 2005. Fine grinding and air classification of field pea. Cereal Chemistry. 82(3):341-344.
Review of Process for Producing Corn Fiber Oil and Ethanol from "quick Fiber" - (Review Article)
Dien, B.S., Nagle, N., Singh, V., Moreau, R.A., Tucker, M.P., Nichols, N.N., Johnston, D., Cotta, M.A., Hicks, K.B., Nguyen, Q., Bothast, R.J. 2005. Review of process for producing corn fiber oil and ethanol from "Quick Fiber." International Sugar Journal. 107(1275):187-191.
Bioabatement to Remove Inhibitors from Biomass-Derived Sugar Hydrolysates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Guisado, G.M., Lopez, M.J. 2005. Bioabatement to remove inhibitors from biomass-derived sugar hydrolysates. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 121-124:379-390.
A Biological Approach to Removing Inhibitory Compounds from Biomass Sugars to Be Used for Fermentation. - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Lopez, M.J. 2004. A biological approach to removing inhibitory compounds from biomass sugars to be used for fermentation [abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. Paper No. 36.
Recombinant Biocatalysts for Converting Sugar Mixtures to Lactic Acid - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Whitehead, T.R., Nichols, N.N., Skory, C.D., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Recombinant biocatalysts for converting sugar mixtures to lactic acid [abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. Paper No. 40.
Adsorbed Cell Dynamic Biofilm Reactor for Ethanol Production from Xylose and Corn Fiber Hydrolysate - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Brining, H.R., Iten, L.B., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Saha, B.C., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Adsorbed cell dynamic biofilm reactor for ethanol production from xylose and corn fiber hydrolysate [abstract]. Great Lakes Regional American Chemical Society Symposium. p. 179.
The Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Pentose Phosphate Pathway Gene, Rpe1, Functions in Furfural Tolerance During Fermentation - (Proceedings)
Gorsich, S.W., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Slininger, P.J., Liu, Z. 2004. The Saccharomyces cerevisiae pentose phosphate pathway gene, rpe1, functions in furfural tolerance during fermentation [abstract]. Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on Yeasts in Science and Biotechnology. Paper No. PM24.
Identification of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Genes Involved in Furfural Tolerance During Fermentation. - (Abstract Only)
Gorsich, S.W., Slininger, P.J., Liu, Z., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S. 2004. Identification of Saccharomyces cerevisiae genes involved in furfural tolerance during fermentation [abstract]. Proceedings of the Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology. Abstract No. 166A, p. 104.
Expression Analysis of Pyruvate Decarboxylase Genes from Zymobacter Palmae and Sarcina Ventriculi in Gram-Positive Lactic Acid Bacteria - (Abstract Only)
Liu, S., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Expression analysis of pyruvate decarboxylase genes from Zymobacter palmae and Sarcina ventriculi in Gram-positive lactic acid bacteria [abstract]. American Society for Microbiology. Paper No. O-099.
Use of the Ascomycete Coniochaeta Ligniaria to Remove Inhibitors from Biomass-Derived Sugars - (Abstract Only)
Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Guisado, G.M., Lopez, M.J. 2004. Use of the ascomycete coniochaeta ligniaria to remove inhibitors from biomass-derived sugars [abstract]. Biotechnology For Fuels And Chemicals Symposium. Paper No. 2-10.
Genetically Engineered Escherichia Coli for Ethanol Production from Pentose Sugars: Substrate and Product Inhibition and Kinetic Parameters - (Abstract Only)
Qureshi, N., Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Genetically engineered Escherichia coli for ethanol production from pentose sugars: substrate and product inhibition and kinetic parameters [abstract]. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Paper No. 5-23.
Engineering Klebsiella Oxytoca for Production of Lactic Acid from Hexose and Pentose - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Whitehead, T.R., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2004. Engineering klebsiella oxytoca for production of lactic acid from hexose and pentose [abstract]. Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals. Paper No. 2-08.
Fermentation of Hexose and Pentose Sugar Mixtures to Lactic Acid by Recombinant Bacteria - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2003. Fermentation of hexose and pentose sugar mixtures to lactic acid by recombinant bacteria [abstract]. American Institute Of Chemical Engineers. Paper No. 161D.
Development of Microbial Biocatalysts to Produce Fuels from Agricultural Biomass - (Proceedings)
Cotta, M.A., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Li, X. 2003. Development of microbial biocatalysts to produce fuels from agricultural biomass. Proceedings 32nd annual United States Japan Natural Resources Protein Panel. p. 387-393.
Fermentation of "quick Fiber" Produced from a Modified Corn Milling Process into Ethanol and Recovery of Corn Fiber Oil - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Nagle, N., Singh, V., Moreau, R.A., Nichols, N.N., Johnston, D., Cotta, M.A., Hicks, K.B., Nguyen, Q., Bothast, R.J. 2004. Fermentation of "quick fiber" produced from a modified corn milling process into ethanol and recovery of corn fiber oil. Journal of Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology. 115:937-950.
Conversion of Lignocellulose to Ethanol Using a Recombinant E. Coli Strain - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Iten, L.B., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2003. Conversion of lignocellulose to ethanol using a recombinant E. coli strain [abstract]. Society of Industrial Microbiology. p. 102.
Isolation of Microorganisms for Biological Detoxification of Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lopez, M.J., Nichols, N.N., Dien, B.S., Moreno, J., Bothast, R.J. 2004. Isolation of microorganisms for biological detoxification of lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Applied Microbiology And Biotechnology. 64:125-131.
Increasing the Ethanol Yield from a Bushel of Corn; Prospects for Biomass Conversion - (Abstract Only)
Dien, B.S., Bothast, R.J., Nichols, N.N., Cotta, M.A. 2003. Increasing the ethanol yield from a bushel of corn; prospects for biomass conversion [abstract]. International Starch Technology. Paper No. 2.
Conversion of Corn Fibrous Material into Ethanol - (Abstract Only)
DIEN, B.S., NICHOLS, N.N., LI, X., COTTA, M.A., BOTHAST, R.J. CONVERSION OF CORN FIBROUS MATERIAL INTO ETHANOL. 25TH SYMPOSIUM ON BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FUELS AND CHEMICALS. 2003. ABSTRACT P. 68.
Enhancement of Ethanol Yield from the Corn Dry Grind Process by Fermentation of the Kernel Fiber Fraction - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dien, B.S., Nichols, N.N., Iten, L.B., Bothast, R.J. 2004. Enhancement of ethanol yield from the corn dry grind process by fermentation of the kernel fiber fraction. In: Nelson, W.M., editor. Agricultural Applications in Green Chemistry. Chap. 6. Washington, DC:American Chemical Society. p. 63-77.
Engineering Lactic Acid Bacteria with Pyruvate Decarboxylase and Alcohol Dehydrogenase Genes for Ethanol Production from Zymomonas Mobilis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
NICHOLS, N.N., DIEN, B.S., BOTHAST, R.J. ENGINEERING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA WITH PYRUVATE DECARBOXYLASE AND ALCOHOL DEHYDROGENASE GENES FOR ETHANOL PRODUCTION FROM ZYMOMONAS MOBILIS. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2003. V. 30. P. 315-321.
Screening and Discovery of Microorganisms for Inhibitor Abatement in Toxic Fermentation Substrates - (Abstract Only)
LOPEZ, M.J., NICHOLS, N.N., DIEN, B.S., MORENO, J., BOTHAST, R.J. SCREENING AND DISCOVERY OF MICROORGANISMS FOR INHIBITOR ABATEMENT IN TOXIC FERMENTATION SUBSTRATES. SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING. 2002. PAPER NO. 6-2.
Biocatalysts for Production of Bioethanol - (Abstract Only)
BOTHAST, R.J., NICHOLS, N.N., DIEN, B.S., COTTA, M.A. BIOCATALYSTS FOR PRODUCTION OF BIOETHANOL. SOCIETY OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING. 2002. PAPER NO. 12-1.
Fermentation of Sugar Mixtures Using Escherichia Coli Catabolite Repression Mutants Engineered for Production of L-Lactic Acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DIEN, B.S., NICHOLS, N.N., BOTHAST, R.J. FERMENTATION OF SUGAR MIXTURES USING ESCHERICHIA COLI CATABOLITE REPRESSION MUTANTS ENGINEERED FOR PRODUCTION OF L-LACTIC ACID. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY. 2002. V. 29. P. 221-227.
Identification of Pseudomonas Putida Genes Involved in Degradation of Furfural and 2-Furoic Acid - (Abstract Only) - (23-May-02)
Screening for Microorganisms Useful in Detoxification of Lignocellulosic Hydrolysates - (Abstract Only) - (23-May-02)
The U.S. Corn Ethanol Industry: An Overview of Current Technology and Future Prospects - (Review Article)
DIEN, B.S., BOTHAST, R.J., NICHOLS, N.N., COTTA, M.A. THE U.S. CORN ETHANOL INDUSTRY: AN OVERVIEW OF CURRENT TECHNOLOGY AND FUTURE PROSPECTS. INTERNATIONAL SUGAR JOURNAL. 2002. V. 104. P. 204-211.
Improved Biocatalyst for Production of Bioethanol and Lactic Acid - (Abstract Only)
DIEN, B.S., BOTHAST, R.J., NICHOLS, N.N., SKORY, C.D. IMPROVED BIOCATALYST FOR PRODUCTION OF BIOETHANOL AND LACTIC ACID. AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 2002. ABSTRACT NO. 322.
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