Biotechnology and Applied Microbiology

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Abstract

This chapter places applied microbiology and biotechnology into a historical perspective and then presents an overview of some of the general principles related to the biotechnology of prokaryotes. Topics discussed include antibiotics, biochemical engineering, applications of genetic engineering, bioremediation, bacterial pharmaceutical products, diagnostic microbiology, food microbiology, and legal protection in biotechnology. Applied microbiology is constantly expanding and new areas are being created. In the near future, the fields of prebiotics and probiotics, enzyme engineering, applied microbial ecology, and biofuels look particularly promising.

Keywords

Alcoholic Fermentation Strain Improvement Lactic Acid Fermentation Food Microbiology Diagnostic Microbiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Molecular Microbiology and BiotechnologyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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