Methods in Molecular Biology

Microbial Carotenoids from Bacteria and Microalgae

Methods and Protocols

Editors: Barredo, José-Luis (Ed.)

  • Details experimental laboratory procedures for a wide range of carotenoids
  • Provides step-by-step detail essential for reproducible results
  • Contains key notes and implementation advice from the experts
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Carotenoids are a family of yellow to orange-red terpenoid pigments synthesized by photosynthetic organisms and many bacteria and fungi. They have beneficial health effects protecting against oxidative damage and may be responsible for the colours associated with plants and animals. In Microbial Carotenoids from Bacteria and Microalgae: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail many of the most up-to-date methods which are now commonly used to study carotenoids. These include methods for the study of canthaxanthin production, construction of carotenoid reporter systems, directed evolution of carotenoid synthases, and improvement of b-carotene hydroxylase catalytic activity are described. Additionally, the book includes methods of DNA fingerprinting for the identification of carotenogenic Dunaliella species, ketocarotenoid biosynthesis in microalgae expressing the beta-C-4-carotene oxygenase gene, characterization of carotenogenesis genes in Anabaena sp., obtaining lutein from microalgal biomass, NMR-based isotopologue profiling of microbial carotenoids, and analysis of diapocarotenoids. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

 Authoritative and practical, Microbial Carotenoids from Bacteria and Microalgae: Methods and Protocols provides practical experimental laboratory procedures for a wide range of carotenoids producing microorganisms.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Pathways of Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Bacteria and Microalgae

    Paniagua-Michel, J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Selection and Taxonomic Identification of Carotenoid–Producing Marine Actinomycetes

    Romero, Francisco (et al.)

    Pages 13-20

  • Isolation, Characterization, and Diversity of Novel Radiotolerant Carotenoid-Producing Bacteria

    Asker, Dalal (et al.)

    Pages 21-60

  • A Novel Radio-Tolerant Astaxanthin-Producing Bacterium Reveals a New Astaxanthin Derivative: Astaxanthin Dirhamnoside

    Asker, Dalal (et al.)

    Pages 61-97

  • Novel Zeaxanthin-Producing Bacteria Isolated from a Radioactive Hot Spring Water

    Asker, Dalal (et al.)

    Pages 99-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Carotenoids from Bacteria and Microalgae
Book Subtitle
Methods and Protocols
Editors
  • José-Luis Barredo
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Biology
Series Volume
892
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-879-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-879-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-878-8
Series ISSN
1064-3745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 355
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations
Topics