Novel Biodegradable Microbial Polymers

  • Edwin A. Dawes

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 186)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Opening Lecture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Polymer Characteristics and Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. R. W. Lenz, B.-W. Kim, H. W. Ulmer, K. Fritzsche, E. Knee, R. C. Fuller
      Pages 23-35
    3. Y. Doi, A. Segawa, S. Nakamura, M. Kunioka
      Pages 37-48
  4. Polymer Production — Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. S. Casella, C. Leporini, A. Corti, G. Picci, E. Chiellini, E. Casini et al.
      Pages 73-80
    3. A. J. Anderson, G. W. Haywood, D. R. Williams, E. A. Dawes
      Pages 119-129
  5. Molecular Biology and Enzymology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. B. Witholt, G. W. Huisman, H. Preusting
      Pages 161-173
    3. Oliver P. Peoples, Anthony J. Sinskey
      Pages 191-202
  6. Polyphosphates

  7. Natural Distribution of Microbial Polymers and Sulfur

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Hans Van Gemerden, Pieter T. Visscher, Jordi Mas
      Pages 247-262
    3. Carlos Pedrós-Alió, Jordi Mas-Castellà, Jordi Mas, Ricardo Guerrero
      Pages 263-274
  8. Polysaccharides I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. T. L. Reuber, A. Urzainqui, J. Glazebrook, J. W. Reed, G. C. Walker
      Pages 285-294
    3. J. D. Linton
      Pages 311-330
  9. Polysaccharides II

  10. Panel Discussion

  11. Posters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 417-417
    2. Ph. Guerin, C. Braud, J. P. Girault, M. Vert, E. Holler, H. Fischer et al.
      Pages 419-420
    3. Helmut Brandl, Petra Püchner
      Pages 421-422
    4. F. Rodriguez-Valera, J. A. Garcia Lillo
      Pages 425-426
    5. Vasiliki G. Karayiannis, Michael T. Madigan, F. Rudolf Turner
      Pages 427-430
    6. E. J. Knee Jr., M. Wolf, R. W. Lenz, R. C. Fuller
      Pages 439-440

About this book


The NATO Advanced Research Workshop from which this book derives was conceived during Biotec-88, the Second Spanish Conference on Biotechnology, held at Barcelona in June 1988. The President of the Conference, Dr. Ricardo Guerrero, had arranged sessions on bacterial polymers which included lectures by five invited participants who, together with Dr. Guerrero, became the Organizing Committee for a projected meeting that would focus attention upon the increasing international importance of novel biodegradable polymers. The proposal found favour with the NATO Science Committee and, with Dr. R. Clinton Fuller and Dr. Robert W. Lenz as the co-Directors, Dr. Edwin A. Dawes as the Proceedings Editor, and Dr. Hans G. Schlegel, Dr. Alexander J.B. Zehnder and Dr. Ricardo Guerrero as members of the Organizing Committee, the meeting quickly took shape. To Dr. Guerrero we owe the happy choice of Sitges for the venue, a pleasant coastal resort 36 kilometres from Barcelona, which proved ideal. The sessions were held at the Palau de Maricel in appropriately impressive surroundings, and invaluable local support was provided by Mr. Jordi Mas-Castella and by Ms. Merce Piqueras. Much of the preparatory work fell upon the broad shoulders of Mr. Edward Knee, whose efforts are deeply appreciated. The Organizing Committee hopes that this Workshop will prove to be the first of a series which will aim to keep abreast of a rapidly expanding and exciting area of research that is highly relevant to environmental and industrial interests.


Polysaccharid bacteria biology ecology microorganism polymer soil transcription transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Edwin A. Dawes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied BiologyUniversity of HullHullUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7458-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-2129-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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