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Microbial Processes and Products
     

Microbial Processes and Products

by Jose-Luis Barredo (Editor)
 

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

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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 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

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
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)

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