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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
Impact Factor: 2.032 (2018)

Vol. 128 Cover Illustration

Acinetobacter sp. Tol 5 is a hydrocarbon-degrading bacterium and exhibits noteworthily high adhesiveness to various abiotic surfaces from hydrophobic plastics to hydrophilic glass and metals. This unique nonspecific adhesiveness is mediated by AtaA, a nanofiber protein on the cell surface. The photograph shows a fluorescent microscopic observation of mCherry-expressing Tol 5 cells stained with an anti-AtaA antibody. The cell body of Tol 5 (red) wascovered with surrounding AtaA fibers (green).

For more information regarding this work, read the article: Aoki, S. et al., "Native display of a huge homotrimeric protein fiber on the cell surface after precise domain deletion", J. Biosci. Bioeng., (2020) (Copyright @ 2020 The Society for Biotechnology, Japan).


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