"Alginates: Biology and Applications" provides an overview of the state of art of alginate material properties, genetics and the molecular mechanisms underlying alginate biosynthesis as well as applications of tailor-made alginates in medicine, food and biotechnology.
Topics treated are: material properties of alginates, alginate production: precursor biosynthesis, polymerization and secretion, bacterial system for alginate uptake and degradation, enzymatic alginate modification, alginate gene regulation, role of alginate in bacterial biofilms, microbial production of alginates: physiology and process aspects, alginate-based blends and nano/microbeads, applications of alginates in food, alginate and its comonomer mannuronic acid: medical relevance as drugs.
Material Properties of Alginates.- Alginate Production: Precursor Biosynthesis, Polymerization and Secretion.- Bacterial System for Alginate Uptake and Degradation.- Enzymatic Alginate Modification.- Alginate Gene Regulation.- Role of Alginate in Bacterial Biofilms.- Microbial Production of Alginates: Physiology and Process Aspects.- Alginate-Based Blends and Nano/Microbeads.- Applications of Alginates in Food.- Alginate and Its Comonomer Mannuronic Acid: Medical Relevance as Drugs.
Series: Microbiology Monographs
Number Of Pages: 266
Published: 28th October 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.39