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Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications

1st Edition

By Yoshikatsu Murooka

CRC Press

896 pages

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pub: 1993-12-14
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Bridging the gap between laboratory observations and industrial practices, this work presents detailed information on recombinant micro-organisms and their applications in industry and agriculture. All recombinant microbes, bacteria, yeasts and fungi are covered.


". . .a most worthwhile library purchase"

---research workers will find many of the chapters excellent starting points and undergraduates will benefit from some unusual case studies.

---Society for General Microbiology Quarterly

Table of Contents

Series Introduction



Introduction: Exploitation of Conventional and Industrial Microorganisms Yoshikatsu Afurooka

Regulation and Safety of Recombinant Microorganisms Fusao Tomita

Contributions of Recombinant Microbes and Their Potential Arnold L. Demain, Akira Kimura, and Atsuhiko Shinmyo

Pharmacologically Active Agents and Health Care

Overproduction of Heterologous Proteins in Escherichia coli Hisashi Yasueda and Hiroshi Adatsui

Extremely Efficient Protein Secretion System in Bacillus brevis Shigezo Udaka and Hideo Yamagata

Secretory Production of Homologous and Heterologous Proteins by Recombinant Streptomyces: What Has Been Accomplished? Istvan Afolnar

Antibiotics Produced by Streptomyces Host-Vector Systems Afasanori Sugiyama

Lactam Antibiotics Produced by Genetically Engineered Filamentous Fungi T. Vichitsoonthonkul, Y. W. Chu, H. S. Sodhi, and G. Saunders

Heterologous Protein Production by Yeast Host-Vector Systems Satoshi Harashima

Glutathione and Its Derivatives: Produced by Recombinant Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae Kousaku Afurata

Recombinant Microbial ADP-Ribosylating Toxins of Bordetella pertussis, Vibiro cholerae, and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: Structure, Function,and Toxoid Vaccine Development W. Neal Burnette, Witold Cieplak, Jr., Harvey R. Kaslow, Rino Rappuoli,and Elaine I. Tuomanen

Recombinant Antigens as Components of a Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine Andrew J. Makoff, Ian G. Charles, and Neil F. Fairweather

Escherichia· coli Producing Recombinant Antibodies Andreas Pliickthun

Antibody Produced by Using Escherichia coli Expression Systems Tatsuro Shibui and Kenji Nagahari

Enzyme Production

Fundamental Aspects of Secretory Enzyme Production by Recombinant Microbes Noboru Takizawa, Mitsuo Yamashita, and Yoshikatsu Murooka

Escherichia coli Secretion Vector Using the kil Gene Toshiaki Kudo

Thermostable Enzymes Produced by Recombinant Mesophilic and Thermophilic Bacteria Tadayuki Imanaka

Enzymes Used for Recombinant DNA Technology Produced by Recombinant Microbes Bunsei Kawakami

Starch-Processing Enzymes Produced by Recombinant Bacteria Hideo Yamagata and Shigezo Udaka

Starch-Processing Enzymes Produced by Recombinant Yeasts and Fungi I chiro Yamashita

Microbial Lipase: Structure and Production Yuji Shimada, Akio Sugihara, and Yoshio Tominaga

Enzyme Production by Recombinant Aspergillus David B. Archer

Cellulases, Xylanases, and Their Genes from Bacteria Kyo Shimada, Shuichi Karita, Kazuo Sakka, and Kunio Ohmiya

Yeast as Source for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Proteins Annie De Baetselier-Van Broekhoven

Improvement of Useful Enzymes by Protein Engineering Tadayuki Imanaka

Production of Food and Beverages

Amino Acids: Genetically Engineered Serratia marcescens Saburo Komatsubara

Host-Vector Systems for Amino Acid-Producing Coryneform Bacteria Konosuke Sano

Fermented Milk Products: Genetic Improvement of Dairy Lactobacilli Takashi Sasaki

Vinegar: Genetic Improvement of Acetobacter and Gluconobacter Masahiro Fukaya

Alcoholic Beverages: Genetic Improvement of Yeasts Kenichi Shimizu, Yoichi Yokomori, and Kazuyoshi Kitano

Fish Growth Hormones: Production and Application of Recombinant Hormones Seiji Sugimoto and Seiga ltoh

Approaches to Hybridization and Applied Genetics by Protoplast Fusion: Koji-Molds and Mushrooms Kihachiro Ogawa

Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria in Foods by Using Recombinant DNA Techniques Hau-Yang Tsen

Microbes Used in Agriculture

Agrobacterium and Plant Genetic Engineering Masami Sekine and Atsuhiko Shinmyo

Basic Analysis of Bacillus subtilis NB22 and Its Application to Biological Control Makoto Shoda and Takashi Ano

Genetic Engineering on Bacillus thuringiensis Insecticidal Proteins Keiko Nakamura

Filamentous Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes: Development of Host-Vector Systems Kazuo Shishido

Cyanobacteria and Algae Takashi Yamada

Associative Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria in the Rhizosphere of Rice Takeshi Uozumi

Fuels, Chemicals, and Waste Treatment

Strain Improvement of Zymomonas mobilis for Ethanol Production Hideshi Yanase, Nobuo Kato, and Kenzo Tonomura

Ethanol Production by Genetically Improved Clostridium Naotaka Kurose and Kenzo Tonomura

Alcohol Production by Genetically Improved Yeast Toshihiko Ashikari and Hajime Yoshizumi

Hydrogen Production by Photosynthetic Bacteria and Microalgae Kazuhisa Miyamoto

Heterologous Gene Expression in C1 Compound-Utilizing Yeasts Gerd Gellissen

Industrial Chemicals: Enzymatic Transformation by Recombinant Microbes Masahisa Ikemi

Genetically Engineered Microorganisms Exploitation for Biocleaning of Coal: A Countermeasure to Acid Rain Jun-ichi Koizumi

Degradation of Recalcitrant Synthetic Chemical Products: Genetic Engineering in Pseudomonads Masao Fukuda

Current Advances in Methane Fermentation Toshihide Kakizono and Naomichi Nishio

Appendix: Cloning Vectors Commonly Used for Recombinant Microorganisms Mitsuo Yamashita


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply