Biotechnology of Natural Products

  • Wilfried Schwab
  • Bernd Markus Lange
  • Matthias Wüst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Biotechnological Production of Selected Natural Products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nethaji J. Gallage, Birger Lindberg Møller
      Pages 3-24
    3. Soheil Pezeshki, Maike Petersen
      Pages 25-60
    4. Jian Wang, Yaping Yang, Yajun Yan
      Pages 61-79
    5. Jian Zha, Mattheos A. G. Koffas
      Pages 81-97
    6. Michael E. Pyne, Lauren Narcross, Cecilie I. C. Hansen, Alex Campbell, Meghan E. Davies, Leanne Bourgeois et al.
      Pages 99-130
    7. Misako Kato, Fumiyo Nakayama
      Pages 131-143
    8. Christopher McElroy, Stefan Jennewein
      Pages 145-185
  3. Technologies for Metabolic, Enzyme and Process Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Katja Härtl, Kate McGraphery, Julian Rüdiger, Wilfried Schwab
      Pages 219-263
  4. Analytical and Legal Aspects

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 307-316

About this book


This text comprehensively covers the analysis, enzymology, physiology and genetics of valuable natural products used in the food industry that are attractive targets for biotechnological production. The focus is on the recent advances made to achieve this goal. This unique work is the first book to focus on biotechnological production of important natural products in food additives, fragrances and flavorings, and other bioactive compounds in food. The chapters offer a deep insight into modern research and the development of low molecular weight natural products. 

Biotechnology of Natural Products covers products in the Phenolic, Terpenoid, and Alkaloid categories, providing a full overview of the biotechnology of food additives and other low molecular weight natural products. Gene clustering and the evolution of pathways are covered, as well as future perspectives on the topic. Due to limited oil resources and increasing consumer demand for naturalness, bioprocesses are increasingly needed to meet these requirements. Novel sophisticated technologies have facilitated the elucidation of new chemical molecules, their biosynthetic pathways and biological functions. This book provides researchers with a full overview of the technologies and processes involved in the biotechnology of natural products. 


Natural Product Biotechnology Gene Clustering Phenolics Terpenoids Vitamins

Editors and affiliations

  • Wilfried Schwab
    • 1
  • Bernd Markus Lange
    • 2
  • Matthias Wüst
    • 3
  1. 1.Biotechnology of Natural ProductsTechnische Universität MünchenFreisingGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Biological Chemistry and M.J. Murdock Metabolomics LaboratoryWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA
  3. 3.BioanalyticsInstitute of Nutritional and Food Sciences (IEL), University of BonnBonnGermany

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