Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Alkaline Modification of a Metal–Enzyme–Surfactant Nanocomposite to Enhance the Production of L-α-glycerylphosphorylcholine
Previous Article in Journal
Dye-sensitized Photocatalyst of Sepiolite for Organic Dye Degradation
Previous Article in Special Issue
Cross-Linking with Polyethylenimine Confers Better Functional Characteristics to an Immobilized β-glucosidase from Exiguobacterium antarcticum B7
Article Menu
Issue 3 (March) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Catalysts 2019, 9(3), 236;

Advanced Rhodococcus Biocatalysts for Environmental Biotechnologies

Institute of Ecology and Genetics of Microorganisms, Perm Federal Research Center, Perm State University, Perm, 614000, Russia
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 14 February 2019 / Revised: 23 February 2019 / Accepted: 27 February 2019 / Published: 4 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biocatalysts: Design and Application)
Full-Text   |   PDF [962 KB, uploaded 4 March 2019]   |  


The review is devoted to biocatalysts based on actinobacteria of the genus Rhodococcus, which are promising for environmental biotechnologies. In the review, biotechnological advantages of Rhodococcus bacteria are evaluated, approaches used to develop robust and efficient biocatalysts are discussed, and their relevant applications are given. We focus on Rhodococcus cell immobilization in detail (methods of immobilization, criteria for strains and carriers, and optimization of process parameters) as the most efficient approach for stabilizing biocatalysts. It is shown that advanced Rhodococcus biocatalysts with improved working characteristics, enhanced stress tolerance, high catalytic activities, human and environment friendly, and commercially viable are developed, which are suitable for wastewater treatment, bioremediation, and biofuel production. View Full-Text
Keywords: biocatalysis; environmental biotechnologies; actinobacteria; Rhodococcus; whole cell biocatalysts; cell immobilization biocatalysis; environmental biotechnologies; actinobacteria; Rhodococcus; whole cell biocatalysts; cell immobilization

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Krivoruchko, A.; Kuyukina, M.; Ivshina, I. Advanced Rhodococcus Biocatalysts for Environmental Biotechnologies. Catalysts 2019, 9, 236.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics



[Return to top]
Catalysts EISSN 2073-4344 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top