Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends

1st Edition

Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Hongzhang Chen

CRC Press
Published July 26, 2017
Reference - 379 Pages - 22 Color & 95 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138748699 - CAT# K32677


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    • Highlights major trends and developments in microbial biotechnology
    • Provides thorough coverage of metagenomics as an advanced screening method
    • Explores microbial biofuels production
    • Incorporates case studies throughout in appropriate chapters to further illustrate state-of-the-art research
    • Adds extensive references to the end of each chapter to enhance further study



    Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers

    Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case studies—to highlight relevant topics, issues, and recent developments surrounding this highly interdisciplinary field. It factors in metagenomics and microbial biofuels production, and incorporates major contributions from a wide range of disciplines that include microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering. In addition, it also provides a variety of photos, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material.

    The book consists of 15 chapters and contains subject matter that addresses:

    •  Microbial biotechnology from its historical roots to its different processes
    •  Some of the new developments in upstream processes
    •  Solid-state fermentation as an interesting field in modern fermentation processes
    •  Recent developments in the production of valuable microbial products such as biofuels, organic acids, amino acids, probiotics, healthcare products, and edible biomass
    •  Important microbial activities such as biofertilizer, biocontrol, biodegradation, and bioremediation

    Students, scientists, and researchers can benefit from Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends, a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, bioprocess/fermentation technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, food innovations/food processing, plant agriculture/crop improvement, energy and environment management, and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology.

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