Biology and Biotechnology of Patagonian Microorganisms

  • Nelda Lila Olivera
  • Diego Libkind
  • Edgardo Donati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Environmental Microbial Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Paula Isaac, Natalia Bourguignon, Daniela Maizel, Marcela A. Ferrero
      Pages 31-42
    3. Marina L. Nievas, Rosana Polifroni, Federico del Brio, Marcela A. Sepúlveda
      Pages 43-69
    4. Ana Belén Segretin, María Alejandra Lima, Graciana Willis Poratti, María Sofía Urbieta, Cecilia Bernardelli, Alejandra Giaveno et al.
      Pages 71-90
  3. Patagonian Microorganisms for Industrial and Sanitary Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Verónica Elizabeth Álvarez, María Paula Quiroga, Gabriel Alejandro Castro, Marcelo Hernán Cassini, Daniela Centrón
      Pages 111-125
    3. Gonzalo V. Arnau, Mariana E. Danilovich, Leandro A. Sánchez, Federico Acosta, Osvaldo Delgado
      Pages 127-146
    4. María Soledad Vela Gurovic
      Pages 147-154
    5. Fiorella F. Gomez, Jaime D. Babot, Gustavo A. Lovrich, Faustino Siñeriz, Osvaldo Delgado
      Pages 155-167
    6. Nelda Lila Olivera, Martín S. Iglesias, Cynthia Sequeiros
      Pages 169-184
    7. Patricia Chiacchiarini, Laura Lavalle, María Sofía Urbieta, Ricardo Ulloa, Edgardo Donati, Alejandra Giaveno
      Pages 185-204
    8. Cynthia Sequeiros, Marisa E. Garcés, Melania Fernández, Sergio F. Martínez Díaz, Diego Libkind, Nelda Lila Olivera
      Pages 205-224
    9. Danay Valdés La Hens, Bárbara M. Bravo-Ferrada, Natalia S. Brizuela, Elizabeth E. Tymczyszyn, Axel Hollmann, Lucrecia Delfederico et al.
      Pages 225-248
  4. Yeast Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. María Eugenia Rodríguez, Andrea Cecilia Origone, Melisa González Flores, Christian Ariel Lopes
      Pages 251-276
    3. Silvana María del Mónaco, Yolanda Leticia Curilén, Sebastián Mario Ezequiel Bravo, Adriana Beatriz Simes, Viviana Andrea Carreño, Ramona del Carmen Maturano et al.
      Pages 277-300
    4. María L. Villalba, María C. Lutz, Sofía Lopez, María B. Pildain, Marcela P. Sangorrín
      Pages 301-323
    5. Diego Libkind, Martin Moliné, Andrea Trochine, Nicolas Bellora, Virginia de Garcia
      Pages 325-351
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 353-360

About this book


The Argentinean Patagonia offers a great diversity of scarcely explored environments suitable for the bioprospection of biotechnological relevant microorganisms. This book provides readers with a concise and clearly illustrated treatment of outstanding topics of Patagonian microbiology and biotechnology. It covers a wide range of areas interesting to several audiences such as researchers, graduate students and professionals working on the industry food. Among the main topics we will discuss examples of environmental applications, such as heavy metal and hydrocarbon bioremediation, bioprospection of valuable molecules from extremophilic bacteria and yeasts, the use of Patagonian yeasts and lactic acid bacteria in fermented foods and beverages, aquaculture probiotics and yeasts for food biopreservation.


Bioprospection Biotechnology Extremophiles Microorganisms Patagonia Yeast

Editors and affiliations

  • Nelda Lila Olivera
    • 1
  • Diego Libkind
    • 2
  • Edgardo Donati
    • 3
  1. 1.Patagonian Institute for the Study of Continental Ecosystems (IPEEC-CENPAT), National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Puerto MadrynArgentina
  2. 2.Andean-Patagonian Institute for Biological and Geoenvironmental Technologies (IPATEC) CONICETNational University of ComahueBarilocheArgentina
  3. 3.Industrial Fermentation Research and Development Center (CINDEFI)CONICET-UNLP, School of Science National University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina

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