Unites a biological and a biotechnological perspective on cyanobacteria, and includes the industrial aspects and applications of cyanobacteria
Cyanobacteria Biotechnology offers a guide to the interesting and useful features of cyanobacteria metabolism that keeps true to a biotechnology vision. In one volume the book brings together both biology and biotechnology to illuminate the core acpects and principles of cyanobacteria metabolism.
Designed to offer a practical approach to the metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria, the book contains relevant examples of how this metabolic "module" is currently being engineered and how it could be engineered in the future. The author includes information on the requirements and real-world experiences of the industrial applications of cyanobacteria. This important book:
- Brings together biology and biotechnology in order to gain insight into the industrial relevant topic of cyanobacteria
- Introduces the key aspects of the metabolism of cyanobacteria
- Presents a grounded, practical approach to the metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria
- Offers an analysis of the requirements and experiences for industrial cyanobacteria
- Provides a framework for readers to design their own processes
Written for biotechnologists, microbiologists, biologists, biochemists, Cyanobacteria Biotechnology provides a systematic and clear volume that brings together the biological and biotechnological perspective on cyanobacteria.
1.1. Energy and electron generation and dissipation in cyanobacteria
1.2. Traits of fast-growing cyanobacteria
1.3. Photorespiration in cyanobacteria
1.4. The circadian clock in cyanobacteria, what role in biotechnology?
1.5. Regulation of fatty-acid synthesis in cyanobacteria
1.6. Expanding the spectral range of cyanobacteria
1.7. Storage polymers of cyanobacteria: friend or foe?
1.8. The cyanobacteria carboxysome and its application in synthetic biology
2. Heuristics for metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria
2.1. Applications of small and large metabolic models of cyanobacteria
2.2. Tools for synthetic control of transcription and translational in cyanobacteria
2.3. Increasing metabolic flux in central carbon metabolism of model cyanobacteria
2.4. Industrially relevant secondary metabolites from cyanobacteria
2.5. Product exporters in cyanobacteria
3. Cyanobacteria at larger scale
3.1. Desirable traits for industrial cyanobacteria
3.2. Natural and synthetic cyanobacteria biofilms
3.3. CyanoBiotech: The first attempt at industrial cyanobacteria to produce ethanol
3.4. Integrating product recovery in a scaled-up cyanobacteria process
3.5. Life cycle analysis shows where cyanobacteria processes succeed and where they fail