Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 82

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124076792
eBook ISBN: 9780124078055
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th March 2013
Page Count: 224
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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.


Key Features

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


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

Table of Contents


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


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


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


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


Chapter Five. Mechanisms of Immune Evasion in Leishmaniasis

1 Immunity to Leishmania

2 Mechanisms of Immune Evasion



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