ISBN 9780521729673,Microbial Biotechnology Fundamentals Of Applied Microbiology

Microbial Biotechnology Fundamentals Of Applied Microbiology





Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780521729673

ISBN-10 052172967X

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 554 Pages
Language (English)


Knowledge in microbiology is growing exponentially through the determination of genomic sequences of hundreds of microorganisms and the invention of new technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, to deal with this avalanche of information. These genomic data are now exploited in thousands of applications, ranging from those in medicine, agriculture, organic chemistry, public health, biomass conversion, to biomining. Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology focuses on uses of major societal importance, enabling an in-depth analysis of these critically important applications. Some, such as wastewater treatment, have changed only modestly over time, others, such as directed molecular evolution, or 'green' chemistry, are as current as today's headlines. This fully revised second edition provides an exciting interdisciplinary journey through the rapidly changing landscape of discovery in microbial biotechnology. An ideal text for courses in applied microbiology and biotechnology courses, this book will also serve as an invaluable overview of recent advances in this field for professional life scientists and for the diverse community of other professionals with interests in biotechnology.

1. Microbial diversity
2. Microbial biotechnology, scope, techniques and examples
3. Production of proteins in bacteria and yeast
4. The world of 'omics' - genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics
5. Recombinant and synthetic vaccines
6. Plant-microbe interactions
7. Microbial insecticides
8. Microbial polysaccharides and polyesters
9. Amino acids
10. Antibiotics
11. Biocatalysis in organic chemistry
12. Biomass
13. Ethanol
14. Environmental applications