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Applications of Microbial Engineering

1st Edition

Edited by Vijai Kumar Gupta, Monika Schmoll, Minna Maki, Maria Tuohy, Marcio Antonio Mazutti

CRC Press

504 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General