Corynebacterium glutamicum

Biology and Biotechnology

  • Hideaki Yukawa
  • Masayuki Inui

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alain A. Vertès, Masayuki Inui, Hideaki Yukawa
    Pages 1-49
  3. Miroslav Pátek, Jan Nešvera
    Pages 51-88
  4. Nobuaki Suzuki, Masayuki Inui
    Pages 89-105
  5. Masato Ikeda, Seiki Takeno
    Pages 107-147
  6. Toru Jojima, Masayuki Inui, Hideaki Yukawa
    Pages 149-172
  7. Volker F. Wendisch, Tino Polen
    Pages 173-216
  8. Jasmin Schröder, Andreas Tauch
    Pages 239-261
  9. Michael Bott, Bernhard J. Eikmanns
    Pages 281-313
  10. Michal Letek, María Fiuza, Almudena F. Villadangos, Luís M. Mateos, José A. Gil
    Pages 391-407
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 409-416

About this book


Corynebacterium glutamicum was discovered in Japan in 1956 as a natural glutamate producer. Its “microbial factory” qualities, such as its physiological plasticity and robust catalytic functionalities, have since facilitated the development of efficient production processes for amino acids, nucleotides and vitamins. This monograph illustrates how the information gleaned from complete genome sequencing allows the rational engineering of the entire cellular metabolism and how systems biology permits the further optimization of C. glutamicum as a biocatalyst. Aspects of gene regulation, metabolic pathways, sugar uptake, protein secretion, cell division and biorefinery applications highlight the enormous biotechnological and biorefinery potential.


Amino acids Biorefinery Food enhancers Genome engineering Protein Secretion Sugar metabolism Synthetic pathways

Editors and affiliations

  • Hideaki Yukawa
    • 1
  • Masayuki Inui
    • 2
  1. 1.Technology for the Earth (RITE), Microbiology Research GroupResearch Institute of InnovativeSoraku-gun, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Technology for the Earth (RITE)Research Institute of InnovativeSoraku-gun, KyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29856-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29857-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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