Works (14)

Updated: March 18th, 2024 08:21

2024 journal article

Potential of<i> Synechococcus</i><i> elongatus</i> UTEX 2973 as a feedstock for sugar production during mixed aquaculture and swine wastewater bioremediation

HELIYON, 10(3).

By: R. Hasan n, N. Kasera n, A. Beck* & S. Hall n

author keywords: Wastewater treatment; Nutrient removal; Cyanobacteria; Carbohydrate; Biomass growth
TL;DR: It is suggested that S. elongatus is a promising candidate for enabling simultaneous bioremediation of mixed wastewater and the production of value-added biochemicals. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 11, 2024

2022 journal article

Elucidating Plant-Microbe-Environment Interactions Through Omics-Enabled Metabolic Modelling Using Synthetic Communities


By: A. Beck*, M. Kleiner n & A. Garrell n

author keywords: synthetic communities; plant microbiome; plant microbial interactions; metabolic modelling; flux balance analysis; elementary flux mode analysis
TL;DR: The utility of metabolic models as applied to a community setting is highlighted, different applications for both flux balance and elementary flux mode simulation approaches are identified, and the importance of ecological theory in guiding data interpretation is emphasized. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2022

2021 journal article

Exploratory analysis of Spirulina platensis LB 2340 growth in varied concentrations of anaerobically digested pig effluent (ADPE)

HELIYON, 7(9).

By: M. Baker n, S. Blackman n, E. Cooper n, K. Smartt n, D. Walser n, M. Boland n, P. Kolar n, A. Beck n, M. Chinn n

author keywords: Spirulina; Cyanobacteria; Swine effluent; Anaerobic digestion; Biomass production
TL;DR: This study demonstrates the potential for S. platensis to further improve the treatment efficacy of anaerobic digestion systems, and highlights that further testing is required to investigate possible carbon availability, chemical inhibition, and overall nutrient reduction in ADPE. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 20, 2021

2020 journal article

Metabolic Efficiency of Sugar Co-Metabolism and Phenol Degradation in <i>Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius</i> for Improved Lignocellulose Processing


By: A. Beck n

author keywords: co-metabolism; dynamic flux balance analysis; elementary flux mode analysis; resource allocation; thermoacidophile
TL;DR: This work serves as a case study for combining both elementary flux mode and flux balance analyses to probe unique metabolic features, and also demonstrates the versatility of A. acidocaldarius for lignocellulosic biomass processing applications. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Source: ORCID
Added: May 4, 2020

2020 journal article

Short-Term Effects of an Obesity Prevention Program Among Low-Income Hispanic Families With Preschoolers


By: S. Hughes*, T. Power*, A. Beck*, D. Betz*, L. Goodell n, V. Hopwood*, J. Jaramillo*, J. Lanigan* ...

author keywords: childhood obesity; prevention program; family-based; child eating self-regulation; child food preferences
MeSH headings : Child; Child, Preschool; Feeding Behavior / psychology; Female; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Promotion / methods; Hispanic or Latino / psychology; Humans; Male; Mothers / psychology; Parent-Child Relations; Pediatric Obesity / prevention & control; Pediatric Obesity / psychology; Poverty; Self Efficacy; Surveys and Questionnaires; Texas; Washington
TL;DR: Short-term effects of an obesity prevention program promoting eating self-regulation and healthy food preferences in low-income Hispanic children highlight the importance of family-focused feeding approaches to combating child overweight and obesity. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Sources: NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: April 6, 2020

2019 journal article

Adolescent life values: An exploratory study of differences and similarities by urbanicity

The Social Science Journal, 2.

By: S. Schmitt-Wilson*, J. Vaterlaus* & A. Beck n

author keywords: Life values; Adolescents; Rural; Urban
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

2019 journal article

Role of resource allocation and transport in emergence of cross-feeding in microbial consortia

Journal of Theoretical Biology, 467, 150–163.

By: D. Schepens*, R. Carlson*, J. Heys*, A. Beck* & T. Gedeon*

author keywords: Chemostat model; Cooperation; Metabolite production
MeSH headings : Biological Transport; Competitive Behavior; Microbial Interactions / physiology; Microbiota; Models, Theoretical; Resource Allocation
TL;DR: A mathematical model of competition in a chemostat is developed to investigate the role that resource allocation and transport of metabolites play in cooperation, and the effect of the initial concentration of a non-cooperative cheater cell type on the final outcome of the competition is examined. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

2018 journal article

Competitive resource allocation to metabolic pathways contributes to overflow metabolisms and emergent properties in cross-feeding microbial consortia

Biochemical Society Transactions, 46(2), 269–284.

MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological; Biofilms; Biomass; Bioreactors; Computer Simulation; Metabolic Networks and Pathways; Microbial Consortia / physiology; Models, Biological
TL;DR: This review highlights microbial acclimations to resource scarcity, focusing on resource investment strategies for chemoheterotrophs from the molecular level to the pathway level, and ties them together with ecological theories to better understand microbial stress responses and mutualistic consortia functioning. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

2018 journal article

Measuring Cellular Biomass Composition for Computational Biology Applications

Processes, 6(5), 38.

By: A. Beck*, K. Hunt* & R. Carlson*

author keywords: biomass reaction; computational biology; macromolecular composition; metabolic model; methods
TL;DR: The macromolecular composition measurements were used to construct biomass synthesis reactions with appropriate quality control metrics such as elemental balancing for common computational biology methods, including flux balance analysis and elementary flux mode analysis, and it was demonstrated that biomass composition can substantially affect fundamental model predictions. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

2018 journal article

Observed and self-reported assessments of caregivers' feeding styles: Variable- and person-centered approaches for examining relationships with children's eating behaviors

APPETITE, 130, 174–183.

By: T. Power*, K. Garcia*, A. Beck*, L. Goodell n, S. Johnson* & S. Hughes*

author keywords: Childhood obesity; Maternal feeding styles; Preschoolers; Observation
MeSH headings : Adult; Body Mass Index; Caregivers; Child Behavior; Child, Preschool; Feeding Behavior; Female; Humans; Male; Meals; Mother-Child Relations; Mothers; Parenting; Self Report; Surveys and Questionnaires; Video Recording
TL;DR: The current results indicate that for research purposes the variable-centered approach may be the most powerful for examining relationships between maternal feeding and child eating, however, for clinical purposes, the person- centered approach might be most informative. (via Semantic Scholar)
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Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 29, 2018

2018 journal article

Rural educational attainment: The importance of context

Journal of Research in Rural Education, 33(1), 1–14.

By: S. Schmitt-Wilson, J. Downey & A. Beck

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 20, 2020

2017 journal article

Stoichiometric Network Analysis of Cyanobacterial Acclimation to Photosynthesis-Associated Stresses Identifies Heterotrophic Niches

Processes, 5(4), 32.

By: A. Beck*, H. Bernstein* & R. Carlson*

author keywords: cross-feeding; cyanobacteria; elementary flux mode analysis; irradiance; resource allocation; RuBisCO; stress acclimation
TL;DR: This study provides mechanistic insight into stress acclimation strategies inphotoautotrophs and establishes a framework for predicting, designing, and engineering both axenic and photoautotrophic-heterotrophic systems as a function of controllable parameters. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

2017 chapter

The benefits of resource partitioning and division of labor in microbial consortia

In P. Amar, F. Kepes, & V. Norris (Eds.), Advances in systems and synthetic biology (pp. 137–148). EDP Sciences Publishing.

By: D. Schepens, A. Beck, J. Heys, T. Gedeon & R. Carlson

Ed(s): P. Amar, F. Kepes & V. Norris

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: November 20, 2020

2016 article

Interpreting and Designing Microbial Communities for Bioprocess Applications, from Components to Interactions to Emergent Properties

Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization, pp. 407–432.

TL;DR: This review defines and categorizes natural and engineered system components, interactions, and emergent properties, as well as presents three ecological theories relevant to microbial communities. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: December 23, 2019

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