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Microbial Enzymes: Tools for Biotechnological Processes
AbstractMicrobial enzymes are of great importance in the development of industrial bioprocesses. Current applications are focused on many different markets including pulp and paper, leather, detergents and textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemical, food and beverages, biofuels, animal feed and personal care, among others. Today there is a need for new, improved or/and more versatile enzymes in order to develop more novel, sustainable and economically competitive production processes. Microbial diversity and modern molecular techniques, such as metagenomics and genomics, are being used to discover new microbial enzymes whose catalytic properties can be improved/modified by different strategies based on rational, semi-rational and random directed evolution. Most industrial enzymes are recombinant forms produced in bacteria and fungi.
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Adrio, J.L.; Demain, A.L. Microbial Enzymes: Tools for Biotechnological Processes. Biomolecules 2014, 4, 117-139.View more citation formats
Adrio JL, Demain AL. Microbial Enzymes: Tools for Biotechnological Processes. Biomolecules. 2014; 4(1):117-139.Chicago/Turabian Style
Adrio, Jose L.; Demain, Arnold L. 2014. "Microbial Enzymes: Tools for Biotechnological Processes." Biomolecules 4, no. 1: 117-139.