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An Introduction to Polysaccharide Biotechnology

2nd Edition

By Stephen E. Harding, Michael P. Tombs, Gary G. Adams, Berit Smestad Paulsen, Kari Tvete Inngjerdingen, Hilde Barsett

CRC Press

225 pages | 7 Color Illus. | 71 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-07-24
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Polysaccharides and related high molecular weight glycans are hugely diverse with wide application in Biotechnology and great opportunities for further exploitation. An Introduction to Polysaccharide Biotechnology – a second edition of the popular original text by Tombs and Harding – introduces students, researchers, clinicians and industrialists to the properties of some of the key materials involved, how these are applied, some of the economic factors concerning their production and how they are characterized for regulatory purposes.

Table of Contents

Polysaccharides and their Potential for Biotechnology. Structural Polysaccharides. Storage Polysaccharides: Starch and Fructans. Marine Polysaccharides. Some Bacterial and Synthetic Polysaccharides. Vaccines, Encapsulation, Bioactivity. Regulatory Issues. Glycans. Scaffolding. Modern Applications.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biochemistry