Biotechnology: Health, Food, Energy and Environment Applications


Luis G. Torres Bustillos (Editor)
Bioprocessess Department, UPIBI-Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico

Ines Garcia Peña (Editor)

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
BISAC: SCI010000

In a world of declining fossil energy, biotechnology explores multiple products and processes hidden in the rich genome of microbes, plants and animals. One of the reasons for the renewed spirit of biotechnology is supported by its capacity to swiftly incorporate the multidisciplinary advances in basic and applied sciences. This book presents a wide range of biotechnology research by the UPIBI community, teachers and students in the past 24 years. Novel methodologies, basic results and new processes are reported in several of the most dynamic fields in biotechnology such as health, energy, food and environment. This effort will certainly be an inspiration for students wishing to join research teams, for academic colleagues in search of new knowledge and for professionals exploring novel ideas or innovative solutions. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents



1. UPIBI and the Biotechnology
(Juan Aranda-Barradas, Inés Peña and Luis G. Torres)

2. Chloroplast Transformation in Plants for the Production of Vaccines
(Jesús Agustín Badillo-Corona and Nuria González-Rabade)

3. The Role of Glycosides on Biotechnology
(Marco A. Brito-Arias)

4. State Estimation Based on Projection Observers Applied to Sequential Treatment Based on Ozonation and Aerobic Biodegradation: Application for Phenolic Wastewaters
(Pamela Guerra, Alan García, Tatyana Poznyak, Ines García and Isaac Chairez)

5. Metal Adsorption and Nanoparticles Formation by Microorganisms
(Luis C. Fernandez Linares, Dorian A. Bautista Hernandez and Isaias Martinez Bautista)

6. Micro-algae Culture as Feedstock for Biofuels
(Luis Fernández Linares)

7. Methane and Bio-hydrogen Production from Fruit and Vegetable Waste (FVW): From CH4 and H2 to Electricity
(Ines García-Peña, Edgar Salgado-Manjarrez, Juan Aranda-Barradas, Isaac Chairez, Prathap Parasmeswaran and Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown)

8. Biological Degradation of Aromatic Acids
(C. Garibay-Orijel and A. Ordaz-Cortés)

9. Flavonoids with Pharmacological Activity of Medicinal Plants
(Yolanda Gómez y Gómez, Maria Esther Bautista Ramírez and Abraham Balderas López)

10. Microbial Sulfate Reduction Combined with Reductive Dechlorination of Toxic Pollutants in Hydrothermal Vents Sediments
(Claudia Guerrero-Barajas, Jessica K. Suastes-Rivas, Lisiana E. Rosas-Rocha, Victor G. Rodríguez-García, Erika T. Quintana-Cano and Luis A. Maldonado-Manjarrez)

11. Hydrogen Bonding in Pharmacy: Oxalic Acid Derivatives as a Case of study
(Francisco J. Martínez-Martínez, Efrén V. García-Báez, Juan Saulo González-González and Itzia I. Padilla-Martínez)

12. Fractal and Multifractal Study of Heartbeat Interval Time Series Analysis in Young Patients with Metabolic Syndrome
(A. Muñoz Diosdado and G. Gálvez Coyt)

13. Optimization of the Ultrafiltration in Fermentation Broths
(Carlos Orozco-Álvarez, Sergio García-Salas and Leobardo Ordaz-Contreras)

14. New Approaches to Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR)
(Norma G. Rojas-Avelizapa, Regina Hernandez-Gamaz and Luis G. Torres)

15. Microbial Growth Modeling and Analysis
(Edgar Salgado-Manjarrez, Juan S. Aranda-Barradas and Ines Garcia-Peña)
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16. Plant Polysaccharides as a New Source for Coagulant-Flocculant Aids and Surfactants
(Luis G. Torres)



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