Description

Published since 1959, Advances in Applied Microbiology continues to be one of the most widely read and authoritative review sources in microbiology.

The series contains comprehensive reviews of the most current research in applied microbiology. Recent areas covered include bacterial diversity in the human gut, protozoan grazing of freshwater biofilms, metals in yeast fermentation processes and the interpretation of host-pathogen dialogue through microarrays.

Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics, including Archaea and sick building syndrome. Impact factor for 2011: 5.233.

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Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field

Readership

Researchers in applied microbiology, molecular biology, mycology, biotechnology and biochemistry

Table of Contents

Contributors

Chapter One. Insights into Lignin Degradation and its Potential Industrial Applications

1 Lignocellulosic Biomass

2 Chemical Structure of Lignin

3 Lignin-degrading Microorganisms

4 Biotechnological Applications of Ligninolytic Enzymes

5 Conclusion

References

Chapter Two. Bacterial Volatiles and Diagnosis of Respiratory Infections

1 Introduction

2 Identification of Volatiles and VOCs

3 Bacterial Volatiles

4 Volatiles from Major Bacterial Respiratory Pathogens

5 Development of Breath Testing

6 Diagnosis of Respiratory Infection by Analysis of Volatiles

7 Standardization

8 The Future of Diagnosis by Breath Testing

References

Chapter Three. Polymicrobial Multi-functional Approach for Enhancement of Crop Productivity

1 Introduction

2 Nitrogen-fixing Rhizobacteria

3 Plant Growth-Promoting Microorganisms

4 Mycorrhizae

5 Microbial Inoculants

6 Conclusions

References

Chapter Four. Recombinant Production of Spider Silk Proteins

1 Introduction

2 Spiders and Spider Silk

3 Recombinant Production of Spider Silk Proteins

4 Conclusion and Outlook

References

Chapter Five. Mechanisms of Immune Evasion in Leishmaniasis

1 Immunity to Leishmania

2 Mechanisms of Immune Evasion

References

Index

Contents of Previous Volumes

Details

No. of pages:
224
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124078055
Print ISBN:
9780124076792

Reviews

Praise for the series:
"No laboratory scientist, field worker or technical administrator can afford to pass it up." --ASM News
"The topics are well supported by an extensive bibliography and provide a rich source of current information." --Biopharm