The Microbial Cell Factory

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Title: The Microbial Cell Factory
Authors: Murphy, Cormac D.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4308
Date: 14-Mar-2012
Abstract: Microorganisms have been used for decades as sources of antibiotics, vitamins and enzymes and for the production of fermented foods and chemicals. In the 21st century microorganisms will play a vital role in addressing some of the problems faced by mankind. In this article three of the current applications in which microbes have a significant role to play are highlighted: the discovery of new antibiotics, manufacture of biofuels and bioplastics, and production of fine chemicals via biotransformation.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Copyright (published version): 2012, Royal Society of Chemistry
Keywords: Antibiotic;Biocatalysis;Biofuels;Bioplastics;Biotransformation
DOI: 10.1039/C2OB06903B
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Biomolecular and Biomedical Science Research Collection

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