Publications (past five years only)

De Almeida, L.K., Pletschke, B.I. and Frost, C.L.* Moderate levels of glyphosate and its formulations vary in their cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in whole blood model and in human cell lines with different estrogen receptor status. Accepted for publication in 3Biotech on 25 September 2018.

Adeoyo,O.R., Pletschke, B.I. and Dames, J.F.* Purification and characterization of an amyloglucosidase from an ericoid mycorrhizal fungus (Leohumicola incrustata). Accepted by AMB Express on 23 September 2018.

Dubey, K.K, Luke, G.A., Knox, C., Kumar, P., Pletschke, B.I., Singh, P.K. and Shukla, P*. (2018) Vaccine and antibody production in plants: developments and computational tools. Briefings in Functional Genomics, DOI:10.1093/bfgp/ely020.

Himmel, M.E., Abbas, C.A., Baker, J.O., Bayer, E.A., Bomble, Y.J., Brunecky,R., Chen, X., Felby, C., Jeoh, T., Kumar, R., McCleary, B.V., Pletschke, B.I., Tucker, M.P., Wyman, C.E. and Decker, S.R.* (2017) Undefined cellulase formulations hinder scientific reproducibility. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10:283. DOI: 10.1186/s13068-017-0974-y

Malgas, S., Chandra, R., Van Dyk, J.S., Saddler, J.N., Pletschke, B.I. (2017) Formulation of an optimized synergistic enzyme cocktail, HoloMix, for effective degradation of various pre-treated hardwoods. Bioresource Technology. Available on-line. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2017.08.186

Malgas, S., Thoresen, M., van Dyk, J.S., Pletschke, B.I. (2017) Time dependence of enzyme synergism during the degradation of model and natural lignocellulosic substrates. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 103, pp. 1-11. DOI: 0.1016/j.enzmictec.2017.04.007

Nel*, A., Pletschke, B.I., and Britz, P.J. (2017)  The effect of low-level kelp supplementation on digestive enzyme activity levels in cultured abalone Haliotis midae fed formulated feeds. African Journal of Marine Science, 39(2), 175-182. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2017.1329166

Nel*, A., Pletschke, B.I., Jones, C.L.W., Kemp, J. and Robinson, G. and Britz, P.J. (2017) Effects of kelp Ecklonia maxima inclusion in formulated feed on the growth, feed utilisation and gut microbiota of South African abalone Haliotis midae. African Journal of Marine Science 39(2), 183-192. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2017.1338203

Gama, R., Van Dyk, J.S., Burton, M.H., Pletschke, B.I. (2017) Using an artificial neural network to predict the optimal conditions for enzymatic hydrolysis of apple pomace (2017) 3 Biotech, 7 (2), art. no. 138, . DOI: 10.1007/s13205-017-0754-1

Adeoyo, O.R., Pletschke, B.I., Dames, J.F. (2017) Improved endoglucanase production and mycelial biomass of some ericoid fungi. AMB Express, 7 (1), art. no. 15. DOI: 10.1186/s13568-016-0312-y

Soni, H., Rawat, H.K., Pletschke, B.I., Kango, N. (2016)  Purification and characterization of β-mannanase from Aspergillus terreus and its applicability in depolymerization of mannans and saccharification of lignocellulosic biomass. (2016) 3 Biotech, 6 (2), art. no. 136.

Pletschke, B.I., Malgas, S., Bhattacharya, A., Bhattacharya-Shrivastava, A., Clarke, M.D., Mafa, M.S., Morake, S., Thoresen, M. Enzyme synergism: A powerful tool for decreasing enzyme loading for efficient biomass conversion (2016) European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, 2016 (24thEUBCE), pp. 68-82.

Kuhad, R.C.*, Deswal, D., Sharma, S., Bhattacharya, A., Jain, K.K., Kaur, A., Pletschke, B.I., Singh, A., Karp, M. (2016) Revisiting cellulase production and redefining current strategies based on major challenges. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 55, pp. 249-272.

Malgas, S., Susan Van Dyk, J., Abboo, S., Pletschke, B.I.* (2016) The inhibitory effects of various substrate pre-treatment by-products and wash liquors on mannanolytic enzymes. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 123, pp. 132-140.

Kannisto, M.S., Mangayil, R.K., Shrivastava-Bhattacharya, A., Pletschke, B.I., Karp, M.T.*, Santala, V.P. (2015) Metabolic engineering of Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1 for removal of Clostridium butyricum growth inhibitors produced from lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8 (1), art. no. 198.

Mafuma, T., Van Dyk, J.S., Chigome, S., Torto, N. and Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) Immobilisation of Acetylcholinesterase onto Electrospun Nanofibres for Carbofuran and Demeton-S-Methyl Sulfone Detection. Current Biotechnology, 4(2): 134-144.

Gama, R., Van Dyk, J.S. and Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) Optimisation of enzymatic hydrolysis of apple pomace for production of biofuel and biorefinery chemicals using commercial enzymes. 3 Biotech, 5(6): 1075-1087.

Malgas, S., van Dyk, J.S., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) A review of the enzymatic hydrolysis of mannans and synergistic interactions between β-mannanase, β-mannosidase and α-galactosidase. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 31 (8), pp. 1167-1175.

Khan, N., Le Roes-Hill, M., Welz, P.J., Grandin, K.A., Kudanga, T., Van Dyk, J.S., Ohlhoff, C., Van Zyl, W.H., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) Fruit waste streams in South Africa and their potential role in developing a bio-economy. South African Journal of Science, 111 (5-6), art. no. 2014-0189.

Bhattacharya, A., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015).  Strategic optimization of xylanase-mannanase combi-CLEAs for synergistic and efficient hydrolysis of complex lignocellulosic substrates. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic, 115, pp. 140-150.

Malgas, S., van Dyk, S.J., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) β-Mannanase (Man26A) and α-galactosidase (Aga27A) synergism - A key factor for the hydrolysis of galactomannan substrates. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 70, pp. 1-8.

Bhattacharya, A.S., Bhattacharya, A., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) Synergism of fungal and bacterial cellulases and hemicellulases: a novel perspective for enhanced bio-ethanol production. Biotechnology Letters, 37 (6), pp. 1117-1129.

De Almeida, L.K.S., Chigome, S., Torto, N., Frost, C.L., Pletschke, B.I.* (2015) A novel colorimetric sensor strip for the detection of glyphosate in water. Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 206, pp. 357-363.

Musengi, A., Khan, N., Le Roes-Hill, M.*, Pletschke, B.I., Burton, S.G. (2014) Increasing the scale of peroxidase production by Streptomyces sp. strain BSII#1. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 116 (3), pp. 554-562.

Bhattacharya, A., Pletschke, B.I.* (2014) Review of the enzymatic machinery of Halothermothrix orenii with special reference to industrial applications. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 55, pp. 159-169.

Bhattacharya, A., Pletschke, B.I.* (2014) Magnetic cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEAs): A novel concept towards carrier free immobilization of lignocellulolytic enzymes. Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 61-62, pp. 17-27.

Van Dyk, J.S., Gama, R., Morrison, D., Swart, S., Pletschke, B.I.*  (2013) Food processing waste: Problems, current management and prospects for utilisation of the lignocellulose component through enzyme synergistic degradation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 26, pp. 521-531.

Mwila, K., Burton, M.H., Van Dyk, J.S.*, Pletschke, B.I. (2013) The effect of mixtures of organophosphate and carbamate pesticides on acetylcholinesterase and application of chemometrics to identify pesticides in mixtures. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 185 (3), pp. 2315-2327.

Namulawa V.T., Kato C.D., Rutaisire J., Britz P.J.,  Beukes N., Pletschke B.I. and Whiteley C. (2013) Enzyme activity in the Nile perch gut: Implications to Nile perch culture. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Vol. 5(9), pp. 221-22

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