Microbial Carotenoids

Methods and Protocols

  • Carlos Barreiro
  • José-Luis Barredo

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1852)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Arnold L. Demain, Sergio Sánchez
    Pages 1-43
  3. Carlos Barreiro, José-Luis Barredo
    Pages 45-55
  4. Panagiota Langi, Sotirios Kiokias, Theodoros Varzakas, Charalampos Proestos
    Pages 57-71
  5. María del Carmen Cerón García, Cynthia Victoria González López, José María Fernández Sevilla, Emilio Molina Grima
    Pages 107-115
  6. Yixi Su, Zhiqian Yi, Snædís Huld Björnsdóttir, Sigurdur Brynjolfsson, Weiqi Fu
    Pages 117-126
  7. Dalal Asker, Tarek S. Awad, Teruhiko Beppu, Kenji Ueda
    Pages 143-170
  8. Dalal Asker, Tarek S. Awad, Teruhiko Beppu, Kenji Ueda
    Pages 193-209
  9. Eric Giraud, Laure Hannibal, Clémence Chaintreuil, Joël Fardoux, André Verméglio
    Pages 211-220
  10. Francisco E. Nicolás, María Isabel Navarro-Mendoza, Carlos Pérez-Arques, Sergio López-García, Eusebio Navarro, Santiago Torres-Martínez et al.
    Pages 221-237
  11. Enrique A. Iturriaga, María Isabel Alvarez, Arturo P. Eslava, Tamás Papp
    Pages 239-256
  12. Sonia Martínez-Cámara, Sara Rubio, Hannah del Río, Marta Rodríguez-Sáiz, José-Luis Barredo
    Pages 257-268
  13. Dámaso Hornero-Méndez, M. Carmen Limón, Javier Avalos
    Pages 269-281
  14. Carlos García-Estrada, Katarina Kosalková, Isabel-Clara Sánchez-Orejas
    Pages 283-295
  15. Diego Libkind, Martín Moliné, Fernando Colabella
    Pages 297-310
  16. Patricia Veiga-Crespo, José Miguel Araya-Garay, Tomás G. Villa
    Pages 311-326
  17. Marcelo Baeza, María Fernández-Lobato, Jennifer Alcaíno, Víctor Cifuentes
    Pages 327-339
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 341-343

About this book


In this volumeexpert researchers in the field detail the most up-to-date methods commonly used to study and produce carotenoids. These include methods on the manipulation and metabolic engineering of carotenoid producing microalgae and bacteria, including Corynebacterium glutamicumRhodopseudomonas palustris and radio-tolerant bacteria; in addition to fungi, as the beta-carotene producing Blakeslea trispora and Mucor circinelloides or the lycopene producing Blakeslea trispora; and the heterobasidiomycetous yeast producing xanthophylls Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (Phaffia rhodozyma) and the engineered yeast Pichia pastoris. Additionally, three overview chapters on the advancement of Biotechnology and carotenoid production are included. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and cutting-edge, Microbial Carotenoids: Methods and Protocols provides practical experimental laboratory procedures for a wide range of carotenoids producing microorganisms, aiming to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Barreiro
    • 1
  • José-Luis Barredo
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Biotecnología de León (INBIOTEC)Parque Científico de LeónLeónSpain
  2. 2.Department of Biotechnology, Crystal Pharma, A Subsidiary of AlbanyMolecular Research Inc. (AMRI), Parque Tecnológico de LeónLeónSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8741-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8742-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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