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Biotechnology of Microbial Exopolysaccharides : Cambridge Studies in Biotechnology - Ian W. Sutherland

Biotechnology of Microbial Exopolysaccharides

Cambridge Studies in Biotechnology

Hardcover Published: 15th February 2003
ISBN: 9780521363501
Number Of Pages: 172

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This volume provides a thorough account of the structure and synthesis of microbial exopolysaccharides and of their widespread application across a broad range of industries, including food, oil and medicine. The successful exploitation of these polysaccharides requires a sound scientific understanding of their chemical and physical properties and also their biochemistry and biosynthesis.

"...for somebody moving into the field of polysaccharide studies this book is a good starting point, serving as a fine general introductory textbook...well written and easy to follow." Ian S. Roberts, Quarterly Review of Biology

Introduction and definition
Analytical and structural methods
Exopolysaccharide structure
Exopolysaccharide-degrading enzymes
Physiological aspects of production
Genetics and regulation of exopolysaccharide synthesis
Physical properties of polysaccharides
Industrial uses - food
Industrial uses - non-food
Medical uses of exopolysaccharides
Future prospects
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ISBN: 9780521363501
ISBN-10: 0521363500
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biotechnology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 15th February 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43