Special Issue "New Research on Strains Improvement and Microbial Biosynthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1578
Interests: biofuels; process optimization; waste substrates utilization
Microbial biosynthesis is the foundation of numerous biotechnological processes for the production of invaluable chemicals widely used as fuels, platform reagents, pharmaceuticals, and various ingredients in food and cosmetics everyday life. Biosynthetic pathways also provide a shortcut to the valorization of renewable natural resources and waste compounds, and a means for the development of a circular economy.
This special issue aims to bring together the latest research in the field of fermentation processes for the biosynthesis of primary and secondary metabolites by genetically improved microbial strains. The scope extends to low molecular weight compounds such as organic acids and alcohols, natural and recombinant enzymes, and biologically active molecules with a protein or lipopeptide nature. Despite the prevailing opinion that the most stable microbial strains applied in industrial biotechnologies are the wild-type isolates found after prolonged selection, modern approaches to genetic engineering offer vast horizons for improvement. In this way, new or enhanced biochemical pathways could be obtained, by-products could be marginalized, and the tolerance to the final biosynthetic product could be increased.
The present special issue provides a forum for cutting-edge research in genomics, mutagenesis, and metabolic/enzyme engineering whose purpose is to achieve enhanced biosynthesis of final metabolites. The development of biotechnologies for novel metabolites or highly optimized microbial processes for the overproduction of those already available, as well as their synthesis from renewable substrates or waste biomass, is also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Kaloyan Petrov
Prof. Dr. Penka Petrova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- genetic improvement
- biosynthetic pathways engineering
- microbial biosynthesis of new metabolites
- enzymes production
- bioactive molecules
- process optimization