504 Pages
    by CRC Press

    504 Pages
    by CRC Press

    The microbial engineering technologies have been identified as an essential and important subject area of engineering and applied biological sciences. A microbial engineer works on the biological, chemical and engineering aspects of biotechnology, manipulating microbes and developing new uses for microbes. In agriculture, bioprocess engineering, in biotechnology, genetic engineering, microbial vaccines, and the development of bionanotechnology, microbial engineering could be recognized as high potential technologies in the current scenario for economic development. Scientists and engineers are motivated for sustainable green technology as a part of an upcoming industrial revolution turning more and more to processes involving microorganisms.

    Applications of Microbial Engineering provides a better understanding of industrially important genetically manipulated and engineered prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell systems. The content of this book are based on most recent developments in microbial engineering. The contributions by specialists on the respective topics provide a profound scientific basis for further research. It is expected that this book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as students dealing with microbiology and biotechnology.

    Aspergillus: A Cell Factory with Unlimited Prospects
    Markus R.M. Fiedler, Benjamin M. Nitsche, Franziska Wanka and Vera Meyer
    Industrial Production of Organic Acids by Fungi: State of the Art and Opportunities
    An Li and Peter Punt
    Microbial Enzyme Technology in Baked Cereal Foods
    Deborah Waters
    Recent Developments on Amylase Production by Fermentation using Agroindustrial Residues as Substrates
    Juliana M. Gasparotto, Rodrigo Klaic, Jéssica M. Moscon, Bruno C. Aita, Daniel P. Chielle, Fabiane M. Stringhini, Gabrielly V. Ribeiro, Luiz J. Visioli, Paulo R.S. Salbego and Marcio A. Mazutti
    Recent Developments and Industrial Perspectives in the Microbial Production of Bioflavors
    Gustavo Molina, Juliano L. Bicas, Érica A. Moraes, Mário R. Maróstica-JR and Gláucia M. Pastore
    Engineering Applied to the Wine Fermentation Industry
    Francisco López, Alejandra Urtubia Urbina and Jose Ricardo Pérez-Correa
    Applications of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria for Plant and Soil Systems
    M.L.E. Reed and Bernard R. Glick
    Engineering of Microbes for Plant and Soil Systems
    Kieran J. Germaine, Martina McGuinness and David N. Dowling
    Engineering the Rhizosphere for Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability
    Mélanie M. Paulin and Martin Filion
    Microbial Engineering for Developing Stress Tolerant Cultivars: An Innovative Approach
    Vijai K. Gupta, Lallan P. Yadava, Anthonia O’ Donovan, Gauri D. Sharma, Maria G. Tuohy and Sanjiv K. Maheshwari
    The Potent Pharmacological Mushroom Fomes fomentarius: Cultivation Processes and Biotechnological Uses
    Mohamed Neifar, Atef Jaouani and Semia Ellouz Chaabouni
    Amazonian Microorganisms with Metabolites of Ecological and Economic Importance
    Luiz Antonio de Oliveira
    Heavy Metal Niches: Microbes and Their Metabolic


    Vijai Kumar Gupta, Monika Schmoll, Marcio Antonio Mazutti, Minna Mäki, Maria G. Tuohy