2013, XII, 474 p. 61 illus., 47 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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Features methodologies and approaches that play an important role in the design cycle for strain improvement
Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
Contains key notes and expert implementation advice in order to guarantee success in the lab
With the ultimate goal of systematically and robustly defining the specific perturbations necessary to alter a cellular phenotype, systems metabolic engineering has the potential to lead to a complete cell model capable of simulating cell and metabolic function as well as predicting phenotypic response to changes in media, gene knockouts/overexpressions, or the incorporation of heterologous pathways. In Systems Metabolic Engineering: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field describe the methodologies and approaches in the area of systems metabolic engineering and provide a step-by-step guide for their implementation. Four major tenants of this approach are addressed, including modeling and simulation, multiplexed genome engineering, ‘omics technologies, and large data-set incorporation and synthesis, all elucidated through the use of model host organisms. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions on their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Systems Metabolic Engineering: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide for metabolic engineers, molecular biologists, and microbiologists aiming to implement the most recent approaches available in the field.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Cellular phenotype alteration - Large data-set synthesis - Metabolic function simulation - Modeling - Multiplexed genome engineering - Strain improvement - Systems metabolic engineering - ‘Omics technologies