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Corynebacterium glutamicum

Biology and Biotechnology

Series: Microbiology Monographs, Vol. 23

Tatsumi, Nami, Inui, Masayuki (Eds.)

2013, VIII, 416 p.

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  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biotechnology and renewable energy
  • Provides an overview of the recent biotechnological applications
  • Chapters are written by expert scientists
Corynebacterium glutamicum was discovered in Japan in 1956 as a natural glutamate producer. Its “microbial factory” qualities, such as its physiological plasticity and robust catalytic functionalities, have since facilitated the development of efficient production processes for amino acids, nucleotides and vitamins. This monograph illustrates how the information gleaned from complete genome sequencing allows the rational engineering of the entire cellular metabolism and how systems biology permits the further optimization of C. glutamicum as a biocatalyst. Aspects of gene regulation, metabolic pathways, sugar uptake, protein secretion, cell division and biorefinery applications highlight the enormous biotechnological and biorefinery potential.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Amino acids - Biorefinery - Food enhancers - Genome engineering - Protein Secretion - Sugar metabolism - Synthetic pathways

Related subjects » Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biotechnology - Microbiology

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