Okafor, Nduka.

Modern industrial microbiology and biotechnology / Nduka Okafor. - Boca Raton : CRC Press, c2007. - xx, 530 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Part Section A Introduction --
chapter 1 Introduction: Scope of Biotechnology and Industrial Microbiology --
part Section B Biological Basis of Productivity in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology --
chapter 2 Some Microorganisms Commonly Used in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology --
chapter 3 Aspects of Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics of Relevance in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology --
chapter 4 Industrial Media and the Nutrition of Industrial Organisms --
chapter 5 Metabolic Pathways for the Biosynthesis of Industrial Microbiology Products --
chapter 6 Overproduction of Metabolites of Industrial Microorganisms --
chapter 7 Screening for Productive Strains and Strain Improvement in Biotechnological Organisms --
chapter 8 The Preservation of the Gene Pool in Industrial Organisms: Culture Collections --
part Section C Basic Operations in Industrial Fermentations --
chapter 9 Fermentors and Fermentor Operation --
chapter 10 Extraction of Fermentation Products --
chapter 11 Sterility in Industrial Microbiology --
part Section D Alcohol-based Fermentation Industries --
chapter 12 Production of Beer --
chapter 13 Production of Wines and Spirits --
chapter 14 Production of Vinegar --
part Section E Use of Whole Cells for Food Related Purposes --
chapter 15 Single Cell Protein (SCP) --
chapter 16 Yeast Production --
chapter 17 Production of Microbial Insecticides --
chapter 18 The Manufacture of Rhizobium Inoculants --
chapter 19 Production of Fermented Foods --
part Section F Production of Metabolites as Bulk Chemicals or as Inputs in Other Processes --
chapter 20 Production of Organic Acids and Industrial Alcohol --
chapter 21 Production of Amino Acids by Fermentation --
chapter 22 Biocatalysts: Immobilized Enzymes and Immobilized Cells --
chapter 23 Mining Microbiology: Ore Leaching (Bioleaching) by Microorganisms --
part Section G Production of Commodities of Medical Importance --
chapter 24 Production of Antibiotics and Anti-Tumor Agents --
chapter 25 Production of Ergot Alkaloids --
chapter 26 Microbial Transformation and Steroids and Sterols --
chapter 27 Vaccines --
chapter 28 Drug Discovery in Microbial Metabolites: The Search for Microbial Products with Bioactive Properties --
part Section H Waste Disposal --
chapter 29 Treatment of Wastes in Industry. Table of contents

This book is directed towards undergraduates and beginning graduate students in microbiology, food science and chemical engineering. Those studying pharmacy, biochemistry and general biology will find it of interest. The section on waste disposal will be of interest to civil engineering and public health students and practitioners. For the benefit of those students who may be unfamiliar with the basic biological assumptions underlying industrial microbiology, such as students of chemical and civil engineering, elements of biology and microbiology are introduced. The new elements which have necessitated the shift in paradigm in industrial microbiology such as bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, site-directed mutation, metabolic engineering, the human genome project and others are also introduced and their relevance to industrial microbiology and biotechnology indicated. As many references as space will permit are included. The various applications of industrial microbiology are covered broadly, and the chapt.

9781578089390 1439843236 9781138036147


Industrial microbiology.

QR53 / .O355 2007

660.62 / OKM 2007

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