Carbohydrate Bioengineering

Author: S.B. Petersen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528519
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The Carbohydrate Bioengineering Meeting held in Elsinore, Denmark, April 23-26, 1995, gathered 230 scientists, mostly from Europe, with interest in carbohydrate analysis and structure; carbohydrates in medicine and glycopathology; structure, function, application, and protein engineering of carbohydrate active enzymes; oligo- and polysaccharides of industrial interest; and production of carbohydrate containing new materials. The first chapters address glycoconjugates as modulatory and recognition molecules, structure determination using NMR and mass spectrometry, and microdialysis-chip enzyme-based sensors. Active site mutations coupled with crystal structures and synthetic substrate analogue interactions as well as new three-dimensional structures and binding domains for biotechnological applications are included in the chapters. Carbohydrate active enzymes turned out to be a predominant topic. The rapid development in glycobiology and glycotechnology has resulted in an enormous increase in our knowledge on the structure conversion, and application of carbohydrates in industry and medicine.

Enzymes in Farm Animal Nutrition

Author: Michael Richard Bedford
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9780851993935
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This book contains 16 chapters by individual authors reviewing feed enzymes within the context of their mode of action, interaction with intestinal physiology, economic and environmental impacts, and application of the technology to the diets of various livestock species.

Biotechnology for Environmental Management and Resource Recovery

Author: Ramesh Chander Kuhad
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 8132208765
Format: PDF
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Various types of secondary agriculture and forestry wastes represent valuable resource materials for developing alternate energy as biofuels and other value added products such as sugars, phenols, furans, organic acids, enzymes and digestible animal feed etc. However, if not managed properly, waste material and environmental contaminants generated by various industries such as food and feed, pulp and paper and textile may lead to severe environmental pollution. The energy, food and feed demand necessitate developing simple and economically viable technologies for environmental management and resource recovery. Microorganisms and their enzymes contribute significantly in utilization of plant residues, resource recovery and eventually in pollution mitigation. “Biotechnology for Environmental Management and Resource Recovery” presents a comprehensive review of selected research topics in a compendium of 16 chapters related to environmental pollution control and developing biotechnologies in agro-ecosystem management and bioconversion of agro-residues (lignocellulosics) into biofuels, animal feed and paper etc. This book provides a valuable resource for reference and text material to graduate and postgraduate students, researchers, scientists working in the area of microbiology, biotechnology, and environmental science and engineering.

Recent Advances in Carbohydrate Bioengineering

Author: H. J. Gilbert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780854047741
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Presents 32 papers originating from the lectures given at the April 1999 meeting. The papers examine the use of the catalytic, structural, and biological roles of carbohydrate modifying enzymes in the pharmaceutical, food, and agricultural industries. Important topics discussed include a glycosidase-catalyzed approach to oligosaccharide synthesis, the biochemistry of the enzymes, the solving of the three dimensional structures of glycoside hydrolases and transferases, the field of non-catalytic polysaccharide binding modules, and the use of enzymes in the generation of industrially useful saccharides.

Enzymes for Carbohydrate Engineering

Author: K.-H. Park
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080544595
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This book describes the recent developments in enzymology in carbohydrate engineering based on modern sciences and technology, collected from recent symposia on agricultural biotechnology. It builds a bridge between basic knowledge and biotechnology in the field of carbohydrate chemistry and enzymology. The fundamental research and application of carbohydrate enzymes to agricultural biotechnology, concentrating on the structures and biochemical properties of various enzymes, and their production and application in plant and food is extensively described. This book will provide the reader with the most up-to-date information on development of enzymology in carbohydrate engineering.

Biotechnology in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Author: L. Viikari
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080528175
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This book covers both basic and applied sciences in a rather specified area of pulp and paper manufacture. The basic science of lignocellulose enzymology and plant genetics is covered also in many other contexts, whereas the application of biotechnology in process and product development is thoroughly reviewed. All the latest advances as well as new ideas of the research field are covered. This book will serve as an updated and compact information package of biotechnical aspects and the most recent advances of the pulp and paper industry sector.

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Author: Ashok Pandey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444636730
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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Production, Isolation and Purification of Industrial Products provides extensive coverage of new developments, state-of-the-art technologies, and potential future trends, focusing on industrial biotechnology and bioengineering practices for the production of industrial products, such as enzymes, organic acids, biopolymers, and biosurfactants, and the processes for isolating and purifying them from a production medium. During the last few years, the tools of molecular biology and genetic and metabolic engineering have rendered tremendous improvements in the production of industrial products by fermentation. Structured by industrial product classifications, this book provides an overview of the current practice, status, and future potential for the production of these agents, along with reviews of the industrial scenario relating to their production. Provides information on industrial bioprocesses for the production of microbial products by fermentation Includes separation and purification processes of fermentation products Presents economic and feasibility assessments of the various processes and their scaling up Links biotechnology and bioengineering for industrial process development

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Author: Vijai G. Gupta
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444635157
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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Cellulase System Properties and Applications covers the biochemistry of cellulase system, its mechanisms of action, and its industrial applications. Research has shed new light on the mechanisms of microbial cellulase production and has led to the development of technologies for production and applications of cellulose degrading enzymes. The biological aspects of processing of cellulosic biomass have become the crux of future research involving cellulases and cellulolytic microorganisms, as they are being commercially produced by several industries globally and are widely being used in food, animal feed, fermentation, agriculture, pulp and paper, and textile applications. The book discusses modern biotechnology tools, especially in the area of microbial genetics, novel enzymes, and new enzyme and the applications in various industries. As a professional reference, this new book is useful to all researchers working with microbial cellulase system, both academic institutions and industry-based research bodies, as well as to teachers, graduate, and postgraduate students with information on continuous developments in microbial cellulase system. The book provides an indispensable reference source for chemists, biochemical engineers/bioengineers, biochemists, biotechnologists and researchers who want to know about the unique properties of this microbe and explore its future applications. Compiles the latest developments made and currently undergoing in the area of microbial cellulase system Chapters are contributed from top researchers on this area around the globe Includes information related to almost all areas of microbial cellulase system Extensive cover of current industrial applications and discusses potential future applications

Cellulose Derivatives

Author: Thomas Heinze
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
ISBN:
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With contributions from many of the leaders in the field, this volume describes polysaccharide derivatives and new methods with unusual derivatives. It also highlights methods for modifying cellulose, nature's most abundant polymer, to make it accessible for numerous materials and products.