Biotechnology and applied microbiology

Eugene Rosenberg*

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This chapter places applied microbiology and biotechnology into a historical perspective and then presents an overview of some of the general principles related to the biotechnology of prokaryotes. Topics discussed include antibiotics, biochemical engineering, applications of genetic engineering, bioremediation, bacterial pharmaceutical products, diagnostic microbiology, food microbiology, and legal protection in biotechnology. Applied microbiology is constantly expanding and new areas are being created. In the near future, the fields of prebiotics and probiotics, enzyme engineering, applied microbial ecology, and biofuels look particularly promising.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Prokaryotes
Subtitle of host publicationProkaryotic Biology and Symbiotic Associations
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783642301940
ISBN (Print)3642301932, 9783642301933
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2013


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