© 2012

Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways

  • Xiaoyuan Wang
  • Jian Chen
  • Peter Quinn

Part of the Subcellular Biochemistry book series (SCBI, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Emerging Methods for Redesigning Microorganisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Niti Vanee, Adam B. Fisher, Stephen S. Fong
      Pages 43-71
    3. Joshua T. Ellis, Ronald C. Sims, Charles D. Miller
      Pages 73-94
    4. Jianfeng Wang, Zhiqiang Xiong, Hailin Meng, Yiguang Wang, Yong Wang
      Pages 95-114
    5. Ross P. Carlson, Olusegun J. Oshota, Reed L. Taffs
      Pages 139-157
    6. Tore Dehli, Christian Solem, Peter Ruhdal Jensen
      Pages 181-201
    7. Jan Nešvera, Jiří Holátko, Miroslav Pátek
      Pages 203-221
  3. Metabolic Engineering for Overproducing Chemicals and Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Adrie J. J. Straathof, Walter M. van Gulik
      Pages 225-240
    3. Jingwen Zhou, Guocheng Du, Jian Chen
      Pages 241-259
    4. Takashi Hirasawa, Jongpill Kim, Tomokazu Shirai, Chikara Furusawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
      Pages 261-281
    5. Xunyan Dong, Peter J. Quinn, Xiaoyuan Wang
      Pages 283-302
    6. Corinne P. Cluis, Dominic Pinel, Vincent J. Martin
      Pages 303-326
    7. Xiaoqing Hu, Peter J. Quinn, Zhou Wang, Guoqiang Han, Xiaoyuan Wang
      Pages 327-341
    8. Christopher J. Brigham, Natalia Zhila, Ekaterina Shishatskaya, Tatiana G. Volova, Anthony J. Sinskey
      Pages 343-366

About this book


Metabolic engineering has been developed over the past 20 years to become an important tool for rational engineering of microorganisms. This book has a particular interest in the methods and applications of metabolic engineering to improve the production and yield of a variety of metabolites in microorganisms. The overall goal is to achieve a better understanding of metabolism in different microorganisms, and provide a rational basis to reprogram microorganisms for improved biochemical production.

This book brings together contributions from leading researchers at the cutting edge of these topics. The subject matter is divided into two sections. The first section deals with novel and emerging methods for redesigning microorganisms exploiting systems biology and gene regulation. The second discusses practical aspects of metabolic engineering for over production of a variety of valuable chemicals and materials by fermentation.


Fermentation Industrial microbes Metabolic engineering Microbial Metabolic pathways Reprogramming microorganisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Xiaoyuan Wang
    • 1
  • Jian Chen
    • 2
  • Peter Quinn
    • 3
  1. 1., State Key LaboratoryJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.School of BiotechnologyJiangnan UniversityWuxiChina, People's Republic
  3. 3., Div. of Life SciencesKing's College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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