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Quantitative Aspects of Growth and Metabolism of Microorganisms

  • A. H. Stouthamer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iii
  2. A. H. Stouthamer
    Pages 131-131
  3. B. Sonnleitner
    Pages 133-143
  4. Douglas B. Kell, Hazel M. Ryder, Arseny S. Kaprelyants, Hans V. Westerhoff
    Pages 145-158
  5. S. A. L. M. Kooijman, E. B. Muller, A. H. Stouthamer
    Pages 159-174
  6. Arthur L. Koch
    Pages 175-191
  7. Hans V. Westerhoff, Wally van Heeswijk, Daniel Kahn, Douglas B. Kell
    Pages 193-207
  8. J. D. Linton
    Pages 293-311
  9. Henk W. van Verseveld, M. Metwally, M. el Sayed, M. Osman, Jaap M. Schrickx, Adriaan H. Stouthamer
    Pages 313-323
  10. Ben A. Bulthuis, Caius Rommens, Gregory M. Koningstein, Adriaan H. Stouthamer, Henk W. van Verseveld
    Pages 355-371
  11. R. W. J. Hommes, J. A. Simons, J. L. Snoep, P. W. Postma, D. W. Tempest, O. M. Neijssel
    Pages 373-382

About this book

Introduction

Application of recent advances, such as non-equilibrium thermodynamics, the maintenance concept and the material balancing method, to the description, of microbial growth has suggested new experimental approaches which have yielded a wealth of data. These data have been used to develop mathematical models of microbial growth and metabolism, and the models have made it possible to direct the metabolism of a microorganism in such a way that more of a certain desired product is made.
While a full quantitative description of all aspects of microbial growth and metabolism is till remote, the new approaches are opening up large areas of new potential -- it is now possible, for instance, to deal with individual cells in a population and with quantitative aspects of product formation and optimisation. Microbiologists, biochemists and physiologists will find this an invaluable update on a field of great promise.

Keywords

cells enzymes fermentation metabolism physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • A. H. Stouthamer
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological LaboratoryFree University of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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