Applications of Microbial Genes in Enzyme Technology


Vijai Kumar Gupta (Editor)
School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

Maria G. Tuohy (Editor)
School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

Gauri Dutt Sharma (Editor)
Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India

Smriti Gaur (Editor)
JIIT, Noida, India

Series: Microbiology Research Advances, Genetics – Research and Issues
BISAC: MED052000

Enzymes are necessary for nearly all of life’s chemical reactions. With the advance of biotechnology, increasing numbers of enzymes are identified and over-produced prior to application in various industries that encompass medicine, agro-industry, commodity products sectors, and biofuel biotechnologies. Many enzymes currently are derived from recombinant microorganisms. Enzyme manufacturers take advantage of new genetic techniques to develop and manufacture enzymes with improved properties. Such enzymes often originate from microorganisms that cannot be readily cultured under laboratory or industrial conditions. By judicious selection of host microorganisms, recombinant production strains can be constructed to allow efficient production of enzymes that are substantially free of undesirable enzymes or other microbial metabolites. The developments in molecular genetics and cell biology in the last four decades have reshaped enzyme production. This book provides comprehensive material on applications of important microbes and their gene functions in enzyme technology for audiences across many disciplines. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Use of Metagenomics for the Production of Novel Enzymes
(Tanzeem Akbar Cheema, Radhika Singh and Sudip Kumar Rakshit, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology Program, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand, and others)

Chapter 2. Chitinase and the Encoding Gene may Increase Antifungal Activity of the Antagonistic Bacteria
(Chao-Ying Chen, Yi-Huei Wang and Hsiao-Dao Chang, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and others)

Chapter 3. Fungal Laccase Genes
(Gerardo Díaz-Godínez, Maura Téllez-Téllez, Rubén Díaz and Carmen Sánchez, Laboratory of Biotechnology, Research Center for Biological Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, Mexico)

Chapter 4. Applications of <i>Pichia Pastoris</i> Expression System in the Microbial Production of Industrial Enzymes
(Long Liu, Haiquan Yang, Yanfeng Liu, Xin Chen, Ningzi Guan, Jianghua Li, Guocheng Du and Jian Chen, Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Biocatalysis: An Overview-Lipases, Amidases and Peptidases
(Chandra S. Nayaka, Arakere C. Udayashankar, Raghavendra M. Puttaswamy, Nagaraju Shivaiah, Girish K. Subbaiah, Srinivas Chowdappa, Siddapura R. Niranjana and Harischandra S. Prakash, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore,
Manasagangotri, Mysore, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Microbial Glycosyltransferases: Recent Insight and Application
(Joo-Ho Lee, Tae-Jin Oh and Jae Kyung Sohng, Institute of Biomolecule Reconstruction (IBR), Department of Pharmaceutical Engineering, SunMoon University, Kalsan-ri, Tangjeong-myeon, Asansi, Chungnam, Republic of Korea)

Chapter 7. Microbial Synthesis of Polygalacturonases and its Industrial Applications
(Arakere C. Udayashankar, Chandra S. Nayaka, Nirmala Devi, Nagaraju Shivaiah, Chowdappa Srinivas, Siddapura R. Niranjana and Harischandra S. Prakash, Department of Studies in Biotechnology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Karnataka, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Dehydrogenase, Phosphatase and Lipase
(Mohammad Miransari, College of Biological Sciences, Tarbiat
Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 9. Biotechnological Attributes of Phytases: An Overview
(Ravish Rana, Kushagr Punyani, Vijai Kumar Gupta and Smriti Gaur, Department of Biotechnology, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University), Noida, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Production and Technological Applications of Enzymes from Microbial Sources
(Vishal Prasad, Vivek Kumar Singh, Mukesh Meena, Arti Tiwari, Andleeb Zehra and R. S. Upadhyay, Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Chapter 11. Filamentous Fungi Cellobiohydrolase Genes in Biotechnology
(Marcio José Poças-Fonseca, Fabiana Brandão Alves Silva, Robson Willian de Melo Matos and Thiago Machado Mello-de-Sousa, Department of Genetics and Morphology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Darcy Ribeiro University Campus, Brasilia-DF, Brazil)

Chapter 12. Microbial Beta-Galactosidase and its Use in Enzyme Technology
(A. G. Lydon, Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group, Discipline of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland)

Chapter 13. Genetics and Genetic Engineering Aspects of Bacterial ACC Deaminases: New Insights in Stress Agriculture
(Manoharan Melvin Joe and Tongmin Sa, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea)

Chapter 14. Variable Expression and Regulation of Genes Encoding Peroxidase: Multiple Applications
(Ram Naraian, Rajanish Kumar Pandey, Yashvant Patel and V. K. Singh, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India)

Chapter 15. Microbial Cold-Active Proteases: Fundamental Aspects and Their Biotechnological Potential
(Mohammed Kuddus and Athar Ali, Protein Research Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Integral University, Lucknow, India, and others)

Chapter 16. Microbial Gene Finding Through Identifying Transcription Factor Binding Sites (TFBS)
(Shripal Vijayvargiya and Pratyoosh Shukla, Department of Computer Sciences and Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Extension Centre Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, and others)

Chapter 17. Wild and Engineered Microbes and Proteins in Technical Enzymes: Food for Thought
(Amro A. Amara, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, Egypt, and others)

Chapter 18. Advancement on Bacterial Enzyme Technology for Industries: Research and Application of Novel Biocatalysts
(Héctor A. Cristóbal, Carlos M. Abate, Alicia G. Cid and Verónica B. Rajal, Planta de Procesos Industriales y Microbiológicos (PROIMI), CONICET, San Miguel de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 19. Biotechnology of  Trichoderma : An Overview
(Vijai Kumar Gupta, Gauri Dutt Sharma and Maria G. Tuohy, Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group, Department of Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland, and others)



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