Microbial Extremozymes

Microbial Extremozymes

Novel Sources and Industrial Applications

1st Edition - August 20, 2021

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  • Editor: Mohammed Kuddus
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229453
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231029

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Microbial Extremozymes: Novel Sources and Industrial Applications is a unique resource of practical research information on the latest novel sources and technologies regarding extremozymes in bioremediation, waste management, valorization of industrial by-products, biotransformation of natural polymers, nutrition, food safety and diagnosis of disease. The book's broad knowledge and varying applications are useful to the food industry, dairy industry, fruit and vegetable processing, and baking and beverages industries, as well as the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries. This is a concise, all-encompassing resource for a range of scientists needing knowledge of extremozymes to enhance and research. Furthermore, it provides an updated knowledge of microbial enzymes isolated from extreme environments (temperatures, etc.) and their biotechnological applications. It will be useful to researchers, scientists and students in enzyme research. In addition, users from the dairy and baking industries will benefit from the presented content.

Key Features

  • Explores recent scientific research on extremophiles and extremozymes technologies that help innovate novel ideas
  • Provides innovative technologies for enzyme production from extremophilic microbes
  • Includes cutting-edge research for applications in various industries where extreme temperature conditions exist
  • Presents novel microorganisms and their enzymes from extreme environments (Thermophilic, Psychrophilic, Acidophilic, Alkaliphilic, Anaerobic, Halophilic, Barophilic, Metallotolerant, Radioresistant, etc.)


Researchers, scholars and scientists working in food, pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Graduate students, post-graduate students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microbial screening for extremozymes
    2. Structure-function relationship of extremozymes
    3. Innovative technologies for enzyme production from extremophilic microbes
    4. Cold-active food enzymes: Enabling nonthermal processing in food industry
    5. Metagenomic approach for the isolation of novel extremophiles
    6. Microbial extremozymes: Novel sources and industrial applications
    7. Potential of microbial extremophiles for biotechnological applications: An overview
    8. Biomedical application of marine extremozymes
    9. Pharmaceutical application of extremozymes
    10. Extremozymes from extremophilic microorganisms as sources of bioremediation
    11. Functionality of thermophilic bacteria as probiotics
    12. Current trends in applicability of thermophiles and thermozymes in bioremediation of environmental pollutants
    13. l-Asparaginases from hyperthermophilic archaea and their applications
    14. Psychrozymes: A novel and promising resource for industrial applications
    15. Applications of extremozymes in the food industries
    16. Extremophilic lipases and esterases: Characteristics and industrial applications
    17. Current applications and future trends of extremozymes in detergent industries
    18. Bioenergy production in extremophiles
    19. Enzyme engineering and application of extremozymes: A vast vision for the future
    20. Metagenomics for mining of thermoalkalophilic enzymes
    21. Molecular mechanism of radio-resistant and heavy metal tolerance adaptation in microbes
    22. New Biotech tool from hot sources: Thermostable self-labeling protein-tags near to the boiling water
    23. Microbial nanotechnology: New horizons in food science and technology

Product details

  • No. of pages: 338
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229453
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231029

About the Editor

Mohammed Kuddus

Mohammed Kuddus
Dr. Mohammed Kuddus. PhD in Enzyme Biotechnology. After completing PhD in Enzyme Biotechnology, he worked in different R&D projects funded by various scientific agencies. Prof. Kuddus’ main research area includes biochemistry, industrial enzymes, waste utilization, extremophiles, microbial and food biotechnology. He has more than 15 years of integrated teaching and research experience and published more than 75 research articles in peer reviewed international journals along with 8 books and 22 book chapters. Also, published 40 abstract at International/ National conferences and symposia and received best presentation awards. He supervised 6 PhD thesis and 12 PG/UG dissertations. He has been serving as an editor/editorial board member for 20 and reviewer for more than 40 international peer-reviewed journals; along with research grant reviewer for scientific body of USA, Italy, South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia. He has also been awarded SERC Young Scientist Project from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India; and Young Scientist Project from International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor at Department of Biochemistry, College of Medicine, University of Hail, Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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