Amino Acid Biosynthesis ~ Pathways, Regulation and Metabolic Engineering

  • Editors
  • Volker F. Wendisch

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Christoph Wittmann, Judith Becker
    Pages 39-70
  3. Mechthild Rieping, Thomas Hermann
    Pages 71-92
  4. Georg A. Sprenger
    Pages 93-127
  5. Miroslav Pátek
    Pages 129-162
  6. Eric Guédon, Isabelle Martin-Verstraete
    Pages 195-218
  7. Lothar Eggeling
    Pages 259-272
  8. Hideaki Yukawa, Masayuki Inui, Alain A. Vertès
    Pages 349-401
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 403-413

About this book


Amino Acids Biosynthesis presents the current knowledge of fundamental as well as applied microbiology of amino acids. Topics discussed are the amino acid biosynthetic pathways, their genetic and biochemical regulation, transport of amino acids and genomics of producing microorganisms. The characterization of the control mechanisms of amino acid biosynthesis has revealed insights into principles of genetic and biochemical regulation, such as transcriptional regulators and a new class of regulatory elements, the riboswitch.

The volume further deals with the metabolic engineering of microorganisms for the biotechnological production of amino acids for use as pharmaceuticals and, particularly, as food and feed additives. Comprehensive reviews are given of recent achievements to enable or improve production of amino acids and dipeptides by fermentation and enzyme catalysis. Here, the particular focus is on metabolic engineering, the rational improvement of metabolic functions using recombinant DNA technology.


Amino acid Bacterial metabolism DNA Enzyme catalysis Fermentation Food additives Peptides Sulphur Transport enzymes metabolism microbiology microorganism transcription

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-48595-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48596-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
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