Microbial Biotechnology: Principles and Applications by Yuan Kun Lee

Microbial Biotechnology: Principles and Applications

byYuan Kun Lee

Kobo ebook | January 30, 2013

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The rapidly expanding molecular biological techniques and approaches have significant impact on microbial biotechnology, hence the need for the addition of four new chapters in the third edition of this textbook — “Chapter 3: Application of ‘Omics’ Technologies in Microbial Fermentation”, “Chapter 5: Microbial Genome Mining for Identifying Antimicrobial Targets”, “Chapter 21: Bacterial Biofilm: Molecular Characterization and Impacts on Water Management” and “Chapter 23: Microbial Biomining”. “Chapter 15: Transgenic Plants” has been completely revised while most of the other chapters have been thoroughly updated in this new edition.

There already exist a number of excellent general textbooks on microbiology and biotechnology that deal with the basic principles of microbial biotechnology. To complement them, this book focuses on the various applications of microbial-biotechnological principles. A teaching-based format is adopted, whereby working problems, as well as answers to frequently asked questions, supplement the main text. The book also includes real life examples of how the application of microbial-biotechnological principles has achieved breakthroughs in both research and industrial production.

Although written for polytechnic students and undergraduates, the book contains sufficient information to be used as a reference for postgraduate students and lecturers. It may also serve as a resource book for corporate planners, managers and applied research personnel.


  • Principles of Microbial Biotechnology
  • Food Production Involving Microorganisms and Their Products
  • Microbes in Agrobiotechnology
  • Microbes in Medical Biotechnology
  • Microbes in Environmental Biotechnology
  • Microbes in Alternative Energy and in Mining
  • Patenting Microbial Biotechnology

Readership: Primary Market: Undergraduates and teachers of tertiary institutions. Also can be used as a reference book for the industry (corporate planners, managers and applied research personnel).
Key Features:

  • Comprehensive coverage of subjects in microbial biotechnology, which include patenting inventions in microbiology
  • Written in a teaching-based format
  • Cites practical examples in the illustration of biotechnological principles
  • Includes sufficient details to serve as a resource book
Title:Microbial Biotechnology: Principles and ApplicationsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 30, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814513091

ISBN - 13:9789814513098

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