Biotechnology of Microbial Exopolysaccharides
This volume provides a thorough account of the structure and synthesis of microbial exopolysaccharides and of their widespread application across a broad range of industries, including food, oil and medicine. The successful exploitation of these polysaccharides requires a sound scientific understanding of their chemical and physical properties and also their biochemistry and biosynthesis.
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Polysaccharide analysis and structural determination
Enzymes degrading exopolysaccharides
Physiology and industrial production
Genetics control and regulation of exopolysaccharide
Physical properties of exopolysaccharides
Industrial uses of microbial polysaccharides
Medical applications of exopolysaccharides
The future for microbial exopolysaccharides
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