Microbial Processes and Products

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Outstanding experts in the use of microorganisms as cell factories describe in step-by-step detail their best laboratory procedures for a wide range of processes and products mediated by microorganisms. The diverse chemicals and biochemicals produced can be used in human health, nutrition, and environmental protection, and include semisynthetic derivatives of cephalosporins, erythromycin, antitumor compounds, plasmids for gene therapy and DNA vaccination , L-lysine, Vitamins B2 and B12, the sweet-tasting protein ...

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Overview

Outstanding experts in the use of microorganisms as cell factories describe in step-by-step detail their best laboratory procedures for a wide range of processes and products mediated by microorganisms. The diverse chemicals and biochemicals produced can be used in human health, nutrition, and environmental protection, and include semisynthetic derivatives of cephalosporins, erythromycin, antitumor compounds, plasmids for gene therapy and DNA vaccination , L-lysine, Vitamins B2 and B12, the sweet-tasting protein thaumatin, the carotenoids ß-carotene and astaxanthin, the polysaccharide gellan, and bacteria-producing bacteria for sausage fermentation, and many more. Also illustrated are the uses of phenylacetyl-CoA catabolon for the enzymatic synthesis of penicillins, aromatic biotransformation, syntheses of novel bioplastics, biosensor design, and the synthesis of drug vehicles. This book offers laboratory and industrial scientists a wealth of readily reproducible techniques for the microbial generation of biochemical products serving human health, nutrition, and environmental protection.

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Microbial Processes and Products is the latest in the series Methods in Biotechnology™, some issues of which have been highly focused and widely relevant (such as Enzymes in Nonaqueous Solvents, Vulfson et al., 2001). This volume (and indeed the entire series) is targeted to the research community. Those researchers finding a relevant chapter in this text are likely to be rewarded. As the series title suggests, this is a 'methods' volume and the sections are packed with detailed prools, tips and useful practical advice. The text is generally readable and the chapters are well referenced. -Don Cowan, University of the Western Cape

"...the sections are packed with detailed prools, tips, and useful practical advice." - Microbiology Today

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617376351
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/19/2010
  • Series: Methods in Biotechnology Series , #18
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Development of Improved Strains and Optimization of Fermentation Processes
Lei Han and Sarad R. Parekh

Experimental Design in Microbiology
Guillaume E. Vanot and Michelle Sergent

Metabolic Engineering of Acremonium chrysogenum to Produce Deacetoxycephalosporin C and Bioconversion to 7-Aminodeacetoxycephalosporanic Acid
Marta Rodríguez-Sáiz, Juan-Luis de la Fuente, and José-Luis Barredo

Production of Erythromycin With Saccharopolyspora erythraea
Wolfgang Minas

The Phenylacetyl-CoA Catabolon: Genetic, Biochemical, and Biotechnological Approaches
José M. Luengo, Belén García, Ángel Sandoval, Elsa Arias-Barrau, Sagrario Arias, Francisco Bermejo, and Elías R. Olivera

Recombinant Microorganisms for the Biosynthesis of Glycosylated Antitumor Compounds
Carmen Méndez and José A. Salas

Assay Methods for Detection and Quantification of Antimicrobial Metabolites Produced by Streptomyces clavuligerus
Paloma Liras and Juan F. Martín

Purification of Plasmid DNA Vectors Produced in Escherichia coli for Gene Therapy and DNA Vaccination Applications
Maria Margarida Diogo, João António Queiroz, and Duarte Miguel F. Prazeres

Genome Breeding of an Amino Acid-Producing Corynebacterium glutamicum Mutant
Masato Ikeda, Junko Ohnishi, and Satoshi Mitsuhashi

Metabolic Activity Profiling by 13C Tracer Experiments and Mass Spectrometry in Corynebacterium glutamicum
Christoph Wittmann and Elmar Heinzle

Protein and Vitamin Production in Bacillus megaterium
Heiko Barg, Marco Malten, Martina Jahn, and Dieter Jahn

Strategies for Large-Scale Production of Recombinant Proteins in Filamentous Fungi
Heidi Sisniega, José-Luis del Río, María-José Amaya, and Ignacio Faus

Strain and Culture Conditions Improvement for b-Carotene Production With Mucor
Enrique A. Iturriaga, Tama's Papp, Jesper Breum,José Arnau, and Arturo P. Eslava

Xanthophylls in Fungi: Metabolic Engineering of the Astaxanthin Biosynthetic Pathway in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Hans Visser, Gerhard Sandmann, and Jan C. Verdoes

Methodologies for the Analysis of Fungal Carotenoids
Paul D. Fraser and Peter M. Bramley

Insertional Mutagenesis in the Vitamin B2 Producer Fungus Ashbya gossypii
María A. Santos, Laura Mateos, Karl-Peter Stahmann, and José-Luis Revuelta

Improved Polysaccharide Production Using Strain Improvement
Thomas P. West

Use of the Morganella morganii phoC Gene as Reporter in Bacterial and Yeast Hosts
Stefania Cresti, Cesira L. Galeotti, Serena Schippa, Gian Maria Rossolini, and Maria C. Thaller

Gene Expression Arrays in Food
Bart Weimer, Yi Xie, Lan-szu Chou, and Adele Cutler

Optimization of Proteome Analysis for Wine Yeast Strains
Tammi L. Olineka, Apostolos Spiropoulos, Paula A. Mara, and Linda F. Bisson

Bacteriocin-Producing Strains in a Meat Environment
Frédéric Leroy and Luc De Vuyst

In Vitro and In Vivo Interactions of Nonpathogenic Bacteria With Immunocompetent Cells
Eduardo J. Schiffrin, Nabila Ibnou-Zekri, Jean M. Ovigne, Thierry von der Weid, and Stephanie Blum

Volatile Sulfur Detection in Fermented Foods
Bart Weimer and Ben Dias

Bioleaching: Analysis of Microbial Communities Dissolving Metal Sulfides
Axel Schippers and Klaus Bosecker

Use of PhoN Phosphatase to Remediate Heavy Metals
Marion Paterson-Beedle and Lynne E. Macaskie

Safe Dispatch and Transport of Biological Material
Vera Weihs and Christine Rohde

How to Deposit Biological Material for Patent Purposes
Vera Weihs

Laws and Regulations for the Protection of Biotechnological Inventions
Uwe Fitzner

Index

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