Microbial Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc
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Life science research and industry is developing rapidly all over the world. Microbial biotechnology is increasingly being regarded as a core subject in most university and polytechnic life science courses. There already exist a number of excellent general textbooks on microbiology and biotechnology that deal with the basic principles of the field. To complement them, this book focuses on the various applications of microbial-biotechnological principles. A teaching-based format is adopted, whereby working problems, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, supplement the main text. The book also includes real life examples of how the application of microbial-biotechnological principles has achieved breakthroughs in both research and industrial production. Although Microbial Biotechnology has been written for polytechnic students and undergraduates, it contains sufficient information to be used as a reference for postgraduate students and lecturers. It may also serve as a resource book for corporate planners, managers and applied research personnel.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Screening for Microbial Productsp. 3
Bioprocess Technologyp. 23
Enzymologyp. 73
Manipulation of Genesp. 93
Applications of Bioinformatics and Biocomputing to Microbiological Researchp. 169
Fermented Foodsp. 201
Food Involving Yeast and Ethanol Fermentationp. 257
Food Ingredientsp. 287
Enzyme Modified Food Productsp. 307
Microbes and Livestockp. 321
Transgenic Plantsp. 391
Diagnostic Clinical Microbiologyp. 469
Microbes: Friends or Foes?p. 521
Municipal Wastewater Treatmentp. 551
Industrial Wastewater Treatmentp. 591
Treatment of Solid Hazardous Wastesp. 625
Microorganisms and Production of Alternative Energyp. 655
Patenting Inventions in Microbiologyp. 673
Indexp. 691
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