Applications of Microbial Engineering

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Summary

The microbial engineering technologies have been identified as an essential and important subject area of engineering and applied biological sciences. A microbial engineer works on the biological, chemical and engineering aspects of biotechnology, manipulating microbes and developing new uses for microbes. In agriculture, bioprocess engineering, in biotechnology, genetic engineering, microbial vaccines, and the development of bionanotechnology, microbial engineering could be recognized as high potential technologies in the current scenario for economic development. Scientists and engineers are motivated for sustainable green technology as a part of an upcoming industrial revolution turning more and more to processes involving microorganisms.

Applications of Microbial Engineering provides a better understanding of industrially important genetically manipulated and engineered prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell systems. The content of this book are based on most recent developments in microbial engineering. The contributions by specialists on the respective topics provide a profound scientific basis for further research. It is expected that this book will be a valuable resource for researchers as well as students dealing with microbiology and biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1. Aspergillus: A Cell Factory with Unlimited Prospects
Markus R.M. Fiedler, Benjamin M. Nitsche, Franziska Wanka
and Vera Meyer
2. Industrial Production of Organic Acids by Fungi:
State of the Art and Opportunities
An Li and Peter Punt
3. Microbial Enzyme Technology in Baked Cereal Foods
Deborah Waters
4. Recent Developments on Amylase Production by
Fermentation using Agroindustrial Residues as Substrates
Juliana M. Gasparotto, Rodrigo Klaic, Jéssica M. Moscon, Bruno C. Aita,
Daniel P. Chielle, Fabiane M. Stringhini, Gabrielly V. Ribeiro,
Luiz J. Visioli, Paulo R.S. Salbego and Marcio A. Mazutti
5. Recent Developments and Industrial Perspectives in the
Microbial Production of Biofl avors
Gustavo Molina, Juliano L. Bicas, Érica A. Moraes,
Mário R. Maróstica-JR and Gláucia M. Pastore
6. Engineering Applied to the Wine Fermentation Industry
Francisco López, Alejandra Urtubia Urbina and
Jose Ricardo Pérez-Correa
7. Applications of Plant Growth-Promoting Bacteria for
Plant and Soil Systems
M.L.E. Reed and Bernard R. Glick
8. Engineering of Microbes for Plant and Soil Systems
Kieran J. Germaine, Martina McGuinness and David N. Dowling
9. Engineering the Rhizosphere for Agricultural and
Environmental Sustainability
Mélanie M. Paulin and Martin Filion
10. Microbial Engineering for Developing Stress Tolerant
Cultivars: An Innovative Approach
Vijai K. Gupta, Lallan P. Yadava, Anthonia O’ Donovan,
Gauri D. Sharma, Maria G. Tuohy and Sanjiv K. Maheshwari
11. The Potent Pharmacological Mushroom Fomes fomentarius:
Cultivation Processes and Biotechnological Uses
Mohamed Neifar, Atef Jaouani and Semia Ellouz Chaabouni
12. Amazonian Microorganisms with Metabolites of
Ecological and Economic Importance
Luiz Antonio de Oliveira
13. Heavy Metal Niches: Microbes and Their Metabolic
Potentials
Chih-Ching Chien
14. Sophorolipids: Production, Characterization and Biologic
Activity
Isabel A. Ribeiro, Matilde F. Castro and Maria H. Ribeiro
15. Issues in Algal Biofuels for Fuelling the Future
Ravichandra Potumarthi and Rama Raju Baadhe
16. The Forefront of Low-cost and High-volume Open
Microalgae Biofuel Production
Navid R. Moheimani, Mark P. McHenry and Karne de Boer
17. Biobutanol: An Important Biofuel and Bio-Product
Jamie A. Hestekin, Alexander M. Lopez, Edgar C. Clausen and
Thomas M. Potts
Index
Color Plate Section