Biosurfactants

  • Ramkrishna Sen

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 672)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Screening, Genetics and Biophysics

    1. Vanessa Walter, Christoph Syldatk, Rudolf Hausmann
      Pages 1-13
    2. Surekha K. Satpute, Smita S. Bhuyan, Karishma R. Pardesi, Shilpa S. Mujumdar, Prashant K. Dhakephalkar, Ashvini M. Shete et al.
      Pages 14-41
    3. Antonio Ortiz, Francisco J. Aranda, Jose A. Teruel
      Pages 42-53
  3. Properties And Potentialapplications

    1. Ashis K. Mukherjee, Kishore Das
      Pages 54-64
    2. Lígia R. Rodrigues, José A. Teixeira
      Pages 75-87
    3. Palashpriya Das, Soumen Mukherjee, C. Sivapathasekaran, Ramkrishna Sen
      Pages 88-101
    4. S. K. Mehta, Shweta Sharma, Neena Mehta, Swaranjit Singh Cameotra
      Pages 102-120
    5. Andrea Franzetti, Elena Tamburini, Ibrahim M. Banat
      Pages 121-134
    6. Amedea Perfumo, Ivo Rancich, Ibrahim M. Banat
      Pages 135-145
  4. Biosurfactant Production

    1. Alexander Koglin, Volker Doetsch, Frank Bernhard
      Pages 158-169
    2. Maria Benincasa, Anam Marqués, Aurora Pinazo, Angels Manresa
      Pages 170-184
    3. Olof Palme, Anja Moszyk, Dimitri Iphöfer, Siegmund Lang
      Pages 185-202
    4. Nadia Krieger, Doumit Camilios Neto, David Alexander Mitchell
      Pages 203-210
    5. Orathai Pornsunthorntawee, Panya Wongpanit, Ratana Rujiravanit
      Pages 211-221
    6. Priscilla F. F. Amaral, Maria Alice Z. Coelho, Isabel M. J. Marrucho, João A. P. Coutinho
      Pages 236-249
    7. Galba M. Campos-Takaki, Leonie Asfora Sarubbo, Clarissa Daisy C. Albuquerque
      Pages 250-260

About this book

Introduction

The microbial world has given us many surprises including microbes that grow under extremely harsh conditions (122C at 40 MPa), novel metabolisms such as the uranium and perchlorate reduction, and novel chemicals that can be used to control diseases. We continually face new and difficult problems such as the need to transition to more carbon-neutral energy sources and to find eco-friendly chemicals and to find new drugs to treat disease. Will it be possible to tap into the seemingly limitless potential of microbial activity to solve our current and future problems?The answer to this question is probably yes. We are already looking to the microbial world to provide new energy sources, green chemicals to replace those made from petroleum, and new drugs to fight disease. To help us along these paths, we are deciphering how microorganisms interact with each other. We know that microbial populations interact and communicate with each other. The language that microbes use is chemical where small molecules are exchanged among different microbial cells. Sometimes, these chemicals suppress activities of competitors and could be used as antibiotics or may have other therapeutic uses. Other times, the chemicals stimulate complex responses in microbial populations such as fruiting body or biofilm formation. By understanding the conversation that microbes are having among themselves, e. g.

Keywords

Bioremediation biodegradation biotechnology microorganism peptides

Editors and affiliations

  • Ramkrishna Sen
    • 1
  1. 1.Bioprocess and Bioproduct Development Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-5979-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5978-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5979-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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