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Yellow Biotechnology I

Insect Biotechnologie in Drug Discovery and Preclinical Research

  • Andreas Vilcinskas
  • Covers trends in modern biotechnology

  • All aspects of this interdisciplinary technology, where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science, are treated

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Part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology book series (ABE, volume 135)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Yan Wang, De-Dong Li, Yuan-Ying Jiang, Eleftherios Mylonakis
    Pages 1-25
  3. Julia Hoffmann, Renja Romey, Christine Fink, Thomas Roeder
    Pages 41-61
  4. Annely Brandt, Andreas Vilcinskas
    Pages 63-77
  5. Theodoulakis Christofi, Yiorgos Apidianakis
    Pages 79-110
  6. Stefanie Grünwald, Iris V. Adam, Ana-Maria Gurmai, Ludmila Bauer, Michael Boll, Uwe Wenzel
    Pages 111-122
  7. Jette Pretzel, Franziska Mohring, Stefan Rahlfs, Katja Becker
    Pages 157-192
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-198

About this book


Yan Wang, De-Dong Li, Yuan-Ying Jiang and Eleftherios Mylonakis
Utility of Insects for Studying Human Pathogens and Evaluating New Antimicrobial Agents

Krishnendu Mukherjee, Ramya Raju, Rainer Fischer and Andreas Vilcinskas
Galleria Mellonella as a Model Host to Study Gut Microbe Homeostasis and Brain Infection by the Human Pathogen Listeria Monocytogenes

DisordersJulia Hoffmann, Renja Romey, Christine Fink and Thomas Roeder
Drosophila as a Model to Study Metabolic

Annely Brandt and Andreas Vilcinskas
The Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster as a Model for Aging Research

Theodoulakis Christofi and Yiorgos Apidianakis
Drosophila and the Hallmarks of Cancer

Stefanie Grünwald, Iris V. Adam, Ana-Maria Gurmai, Ludmila Bauer, Michael Boll, and Uwe Wenzel
The red flour beetle Tribolium castaneum as a model to monitor food safety and functionality

Alexander O. Brachmann and Helge B. Bode
Identification and Bioanalysis of Natural Products from Insect Symbionts and Pathogens

Jette Pretzel, Franziska Mohring, Stefan Rahlfs and Katja Becker
Antiparasitic Peptides


Antimicrobial Agents Antiparasitic Peptides Drosophila Fruit Fly Drosophila melanogaster Galleria Mellonella Gut Microbe Homeostasis Insect Symbionts Metabolic Disorders Tephritid fruit fly pest white biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Vilcinskas
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Inst. for Molec. Biol. IME Project Group "Bioresources"GiessenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Yellow Biotechnology I
  • Book Subtitle Insect Biotechnologie in Drug Discovery and Preclinical Research
  • Editors Andreas Vilcinskas
  • Series Title Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-39862-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50997-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-39863-6
  • Series ISSN 0724-6145
  • Series E-ISSN 1616-8542
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 198
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biotechnology
    Applied Ecology
    Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
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