Industrial Microbiology

We exploit microbes and microbial traits for industrial purposes. Over time, the existing technologies to do so have been improved and new techniques have emerged. In this Virtual Issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters you find an overview of the recent advances, including the use of novel techniques and faced challenges in metabolic engineering and strain development, as well as in cultivation and bioreactor design.

 Industrial Microbiology
Scale-up of industrial microbial processes
Jason S Crater, Jefferson C Lievense
Autotrophic biorefinery: dawn of the gaseous carbon feedstock
Sai Kishore Butti, S. Venkata Mohan
 Biofilm-based photobioreactors: Their design and improving productivity through efficient supply of dissolved inorganic carbon
Tong Li, Marc Strous, Michael Melkonian
 Laboratory scale photobiotechnology – Current trends and future perspectives
Holger Morschett, Varun Loomba, Gregor Huber, Wolfgang Wiechert, Eric von Lieres, Marco Oldiges
 Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for the production of isoprenoids 
Valerie C A Ward, Alkiviadis O Chatzivasileiou, Gregory Stephanopoulos
Alternative strategies for lignocellulose fermentation through lactic acid bacteria: state-of-the-art and perspectives
Loredana Tarraran, Roberto Mazzoli
 The importance of fermentative conditions for the biotechnological production of lignin modifying enzymes from white-rot fungi
Francesca Martani, Fabrizio Beltrametti, Danilo Porro, Paola Branduardi, Marina Lotti
Novel sequencing technologies to support industrial biotechnology
Adalberto Costessi, Bartholomeus van den Bogert, Ali May, Emiel Ver Loren van Themaat, Johannes A Roubos, Marc A B Kolkman, Derek Butler, Walter Pirovano
 Large inserts for big data: artificial chromosomes in the genomic era
Arianna Tocchetti, Stefano Donadio, Margherita Sosio
 Advances in cyanobacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates production
Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Nirupama Mallick
















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