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Published: 10 May 2017

Microbial Resources: From Functional Existence in Nature to Applications

İpek Kurtböke By

Microbial Resources: From Functional Existence in Nature to Applications (Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-804765-1) provides an exciting interdisciplinary journey covering sustainable use of microbial resources stemming from sound understanding on their functional existence in nature, and utilising this knowledge for industrial and biotechnological applications. Examples include: (1) molecular detection, culturing and preservation of bioactive microorganisms, (2) socioeconomic value deriving from their industrial use, as well as (3) legal perspectives related to socioeconomic benefit sharing by all stakeholders, having effectively contributed to the detection, preservation and exploitation of such microbiological material. The book:

  1. Covers aspects of foundational information related to microbiology, microbial ecology, and diversity as well as providing insight into new advances in molecular microbiology,

  2. Provides information on the sustainable utilisation of microbial resources for biodiscovery and biotechnology,

  3. Covers legislative issues, policies and related law related to biodiscovery,

  4. Fulfils a need for multidisciplinary researchers and is a valuable resource for microbiologists working in the fields of applied and industrial microbiology,

  5. Has significant value due to the inclusion of comprehensive coverage of applied microbiology, microbial ecology, physiology and metabolism, also provides guidance and highlights potential career paths for researchers.

Contents

SECTION 1: ECOLOGY, BIOLOGY AND TAXONOMY

  1. CHAPTER 1: PLANCTOMYCETES – NEW MODELS FOR MICROBIAL CELLS AND ACTIVITIES (J.A. FUERST)

  2. CHAPTER 2: A FLAVOR OF PROKARYOTIC TAXONOMY: SYSTEMATICS REVISITED (P. DE VOS, F. THOMPSON, C. THOMPSON AND J. SWINGS)

  3. CHAPTER 3: BIOACTIVE ACTINOMYCETES: REACHING RARITY THROUGH SOUND UNDERSTANDING OF SELECTIVE CULTURE AND MOLECULAR DIVERSITY (D.I. KURTBÖKE)

SECTION 2: SUSTAINABLE USE OF MICROBIAL RESOURCES

  1. CHAPTER 4: MICROBIAL RESOURCES FOR GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY (J. PHILP AND R. ATLAS)

  2. CHAPTER 5: MODERN NATURAL PRODUCTS DRUG DISCOVERY AND ITS RELEVANCE TO BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION (C.B. NAMAN, C.A. LEBER AND W.H. GERWICK)

  3. CHAPTER 6: HYDROCARBON-OXIDIZING BACTERIA AND THEIR POTENTIAL IN ECO-BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOREMEDIATION (I.B. IVSHINA, M.S. KUYUKINA AND A.V. KRIVORUCHKO)

SECTION 3: BIODISCOVERY AND INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  1. CHAPTER 7: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INDUSTRIAL ASPECTS OF ANTIBIOTIC DISCOVERY (E. MARTENS AND A.L. DEMAIN)

  2. CHAPTER 8: ACCESSING MARINE MICROBIAL DIVERSITY FOR DRUG DISCOVERY (L. BUENO PÉREZ AND W. FENICAL)

  3. CHAPTER 9: CRYPTIC PATHWAYS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR NOVEL DRUG DISCOVERY (K. OCHI)

SECTION 4: CULTURE COLLECTIONS: ACCESSION INTO AND PRESERVATION OF MICROBIAL GENETIC RESOURCES FOR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  1. CHAPTER 10: THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL APPLIED TO MICROBIAL GENETIC RESOURCES (P. DESMETH)

  2. CHAPTER 11: FUNGAL GENETIC RESOURCES FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY (K. MCCLUSKEY)

  3. CHAPTER 12: INDUSTRIAL CULTURE COLLECTIONS: GATEWAYS FROM MICROBIAL DIVERSITY TO APPLICATIONS (O. GENILLOUD)

SECTION 5: CULTURE COLLECTIONS: IP, DEPOSIT, QUALITY CONTROL, TRANPORT AND SAFETY ASPECTS

  1. CHAPTER 13: AN OVERVIEW OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCE CENTER-MAINTENANCE OF MICROBIAL RESOURCES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT (K. SUZUKI)

  2. CHAPTER 14: IP AND THE BUDAPEST TREATY – DEPOSIT OF BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL FOR PATENT PURPOSES (V. BUSSAS, A. SHARMA AND Y. SHOUCHE)

  3. CHAPTER 15: BIOSAFETY, TRANSPORT AND RELATED LEGISLATION CONCERNING MICROBIAL RESOURCES – AN OVERVIEW (V. BUSSAS)

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