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Title Clostridia : biotechnology and medical applications / edited by H. Bahl and P. Dürre
Published Weinheim ; Chichester : Wiley-VCH, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 279 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. From Pandora's Box to Cornucopia: Clostridia -- A Historical Perspective -- 2. Taxonomy and Systematics -- 3. General Biology and Physiology -- 4. Genetic Tools for Solventogenic Clostridia -- 5. Applied Acetone-Butanol Fermentation -- 6. Clostridial Toxins Involved in Human Enteric and Histotoxic Infections -- 7. Clostridial Neurotoxins -- 8. Clostridia in Cancer Therapy
Summary Clostridia have a high biotechnological potential, although they are generally still regarded more as a group of pathogenic microorganisms. They undertake a broad variety of biocatalytic reactions some of which are unique and of use in the chemical and biotechnology industry for the production of chemicals or for biopharmaceutical purposes. Even some of the clostridial toxins are of medical relevance and can be used as therapeutic agents; The book presents the biology, pyhsiology, and genetics, including genome projects of Clostridia and highlights their potential for industrial and medical applications. It is mostly based on research during the last decade which has brought significant progress in the field and outlines future perspectives of industrial interest
Analysis Biotechnology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clostridium -- Biotechnology.
Bacteria, Anaerobic.
Form Electronic book
Author Bahl, H. (Hubert)
Dürre, P. (Peter)
John Wiley & Sons.
LC no. 2002282123
ISBN 1280557540
3527301755 (print edition)
3527600108 (electronic bk.)
9783527301751 (print edition)
9783527600106 (electronic bk.)