1st Edition

Recombinant Microbes for Industrial and Agricultural Applications

ISBN 9780824791414
Published December 14, 1993 by CRC Press
896 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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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". . .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