Biotechnological applications of microbial bioconversions

Carrie Perkins, Sana Siddiqui, Munish Puri, Arnold Demain

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    Abstract

    Modern research has focused on the microbial transformation of a huge variety of organic compounds to obtain compounds of therapeutic and/or industrial interest. Microbial transformation is a useful tool for producing new compounds, as a consequence of the variety of reactions for natural products. This article describes the production of many important compounds by biotransformation. Emphasis is placed on reporting the metabolites that may be of special interest to the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, as well as the practical aspects of this work in the field of microbial transformations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1050-1065
    Number of pages16
    JournalCRITICAL REVIEWS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
    Volume36
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

    Keywords

    • Cometabolism
    • immobilized cells
    • microbial bioconversions
    • mutagenesis
    • permeability
    • regulation

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