Special Issue "Microbial Enzymes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: industrial microbiology; biotechnology; microbial fermentation; antibiotics; enzymes; secondary metabolism; biofuels; bioconversions
Interests: genetic engineering; industrial fermentation processes; carbohydrate metabolism; expression and secretion of glycohydrolases which degrade plant polymers; alcohol tolerance
There are six major classes of microbial enzymes: Hydrolases, isomerases, ligases, lyases, oxidoreductases, and transferases. They have very important applications as catalysts, e.g., elimination of extreme pH values, high temperatures, and use of organic solvents. They offer product purity, ease of termination of activity, reduced environmental impact, high substrate specificity and low toxicity. Microbes are the main sources of enzymes, since they produce high concentrations of extracellular enzymes. Microbial enzymes have unique properties including high specificity, high yields, rapid action, biodegradability, ability to act under mild conditions, and reduction in generation of waste materials. The most important enzymes include those used for (a) feeding of poultry and swine, e.g., proteases, phytases, glucanases, alpha-galactosidases, alpha-amylases, and polygalacturonases; and (b) food and beverage manufacture, e.g., lipases, proteases, oxidases, amylases, peroxidases and cellulases. This Special Issue will offer a platform for high-quality publications on microbial enzymes, leading to a better understanding of the functional properties of industrial enzymes.
Prof. Dr. Arnold L. Demain
Prof. Dr. Lonnie Ingram
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Microbial enzymes
- Extracellular enzymes
- Technical enzymes
- High specificity
- High yields
- Rapid action