Microbial Biotechnology: Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 1, 2007 - Science
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Knowledge in microbiology is growing exponentially through the determination of genomic sequences of hundreds of microorganisms and the invention of new technologies such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, to deal with this avalanche of information. These genomic data are now exploited in thousands of applications, ranging from those in medicine, agriculture, organic chemistry, public health, biomass conversion, to biomining. Microbial Biotechnology. Fundamentals of Applied Microbiology focuses on uses of major societal importance, enabling an in-depth analysis of these critically important applications. Some, such as wastewater treatment, have changed only modestly over time, others, such as directed molecular evolution, or 'green' chemistry, are as current as today's headlines. This fully revised second edition provides an exciting interdisciplinary journey through the rapidly changing landscape of discovery in microbial biotechnology. An ideal text for courses in applied microbiology and biotechnology courses, this book will also serve as an invaluable overview of recent advances in this field for professional life scientists and for the diverse community of other professionals with interests in biotechnology.
 

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This textbook was used in my industrial microbiology class at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. An excellent synthesis of the subject, I recommend it.

Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
17
Section 3
45
Section 4
82
Section 5
90
Section 6
147
Section 7
161
Section 8
169
Section 14
240
Section 15
249
Section 16
267
Section 17
299
Section 18
324
Section 19
370
Section 20
390
Section 21
398

Section 9
178
Section 10
203
Section 11
234
Section 12
238
Section 13
239
Section 22
410
Section 23
430
Section 24
439
Section 25
458
Section 26
478

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About the author (2007)

Alexander N. Glazer is professor of the graduate school in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hiroshi Nikaido is professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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