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The Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering (JBB) is an international journal devoted to the rapid publication of papers describing original research in the field of biotechnology. JBB encourages and publishes new concepts in technology/methodology that significantly advance the understanding of bioscience and bioengineering and contribute to the development of chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, food, and agricultural industries. The Editorial Committee makes its best efforts to provide expeditious, rigorous and fair peer-review, ensuring the high quality of articles published in JBB.

JBB is published monthly (2 vols. in 12 issues) by the Society for Biotechnology, Japan and distributed outside Japan by Elsevier. Online version is available in ScienceDirect. The journal was first published in 1923, originally being named Jyozogaku Zasshi (in Japanese) and then renamed Hakkokogaku Zasshi (in Japanese) (1944), Journal of Fermentation Technology (1973), and Journal of Fermentation and Bioengineering (1989). It was given the current name in 1999. JBB has established itself as one of the most influential biotechnology journals and is now highly appreciated by scientists throughout the world.

JBB is abstracted/indexed in BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Elsevier BIOBASE/Current Awareness in Biological Sciences, ISI Biotechnology Citation Index, and MEDLINE/PubMed.

Print ISSN 1389-1723
Online ISSN 1347-4421
CODEN: JBBIF6
Impact Factor: 2.015 (2017)

Vol. 127 Cover Illustration

Aurantiochytrium sp. overproducing unsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and carotenoids such as -carotene and xanthophylls (red droplets). To use the macroalgae Laminaria japonica (Konbu) as feedstock for the bioproduction of value-added lipids, mannitol, the main component of Konbu, should be converted to fructose which can be assimilated by Aurantiochytrium sp.

Following paper has demonstrated the efficient conversion of mannitol derived from Konbu to fructose by the psychrophile-based simple biocatalyst: Tajima, T. et al., “Efficient conversion of mannitol derived from brown seaweed to fructose for fermentation with a thraustochytrid”, J. Biosci. Bioeng., volume 125, issue 2, pages 180-184 (2018).

 

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