Biology and Biotechnology of Actinobacteria

  • Joachim Wink
  • Fatemeh Mohammadipanah
  • Javad Hamedi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Javad Hamedi, Joachim Wink
    Pages 1-3
  3. Javad Hamedi, Naghmeh Poorinmohammad
    Pages 5-28
  4. Javad Hamedi, Naghmeh Poorinmohammad, Reyhaneh Papiran
    Pages 29-50
  5. Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Mona Dehhaghi
    Pages 51-77
  6. Horbal Lilya, Luzhetskyy Andriy
    Pages 79-121
  7. Olga Genilloud
    Pages 151-180
  8. Wolfgang Wohlleben, Agnieszka Bera, Yvonne Mast, Evi Stegmann
    Pages 181-232
  9. Yitayal S. Anteneh, Christopher M. M. Franco
    Pages 233-268
  10. Javad Hamedi, Naghmeh Poorinmohammad, Joachim Wink
    Pages 269-328
  11. Joachim Wink, Fatemeh Mohammadipanah, Hamed Kazemi Shariat Panahi
    Pages 329-376
  12. Naghmeh Poorinmohammad, Javad Hamedi
    Pages 377-395

About this book


This book provides in-depth insights into the biology, taxonomy, genetics, physiology and biotechnological applications of Actinobacteria. It especially focuses on the latter, reviewing the wide variety of actinobacterial bioactive molecules and their benefits for diverse industrial applications such as agriculture, aquaculture, biofuel production and food technology. Actinobacteria are one of the most promising sources of small bioactive molecules and it is estimated that only a small percentage of actinobacterial bioactive chemicals have been discovered to date. Identifying new diverse gene clusters of biotechnological relevance in the genome of Actinobacteria will be crucial to developing advanced applications for pharmaceutical, industrial and agricultural purposes. The book offers a unique resource for all graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of microbiology, microbial biotechnology, and the genetic engineering of Actinobacteria. 


Actinobacteria Biofuel Microbial Biotechnology Actinomycetes Applied Bacteriology

Editors and affiliations

  • Joachim Wink
    • 1
  • Fatemeh Mohammadipanah
    • 2
  • Javad Hamedi
    • 3
  1. 1.Microbial Strain Collection; Helmholtz-Centre for Infection ResearchBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran
  3. 3.College of ScienceUniversity of TehranTehranIran

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