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Microbial Stress Tolerance for Biofuels

Systems Biology

  • Zonglin Lewis Liu
  • A valuable source of information for scientists in microbiology, biotechnology and renewable energy

  • Covers the current knowledge in the field of fermentation-based bioprocesses to biofuel production

  • Chapters are written by expert scientists


Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Jean Marie François, Thomas Walther, Jean Luc Parrou
    Pages 29-55
  3. Sergio Giannattasio, Nicoletta Guaragnella, Ersilia Marra
    Pages 57-75
  4. F. W. Bai, X. Q. Zhao
    Pages 117-135
  5. Akinori Matsushika, Z. Lewis Liu, Shigeki Sawayama, Jaewoong Moon
    Pages 137-160
  6. Shihui Yang, Martin Keller, Steven D. Brown
    Pages 161-175
  7. Mark Taylor, Jean-Baptiste Ramond, Marla Tuffin, Stephanie Burton, Kirsten Eley, Don Cowan
    Pages 177-208
  8. Aindrila Mukhopadhyay, Nathan J. Hillson, Jay D. Keasling
    Pages 209-238
  9. Ying-Jin Yuan, Ming-Zhu Ding, Jin-Mei Xia, Jing-Sheng Cheng
    Pages 239-258
  10. Stephen R. Hughes, Tauseef R. Butt, Scott Bartolett, Steven B. Riedmuller
    Pages 259-277
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 301-307

About this book


The development of sustainable and renewable biofuels is attracting growing interest. It is vital to develop robust microbial strains for biocatalysts that are able to function under multiple stress conditions. This Microbiology Monograph provides an overview of methods for studying microbial stress tolerance for biofuels applications using a systems biology approach.

Topics covered range from mechanisms to methodology for yeast and bacteria, including the genomics of yeast tolerance and detoxification; genetics and regulation of glycogen and trehalose metabolism; programmed cell death; high gravity fermentations; ethanol tolerance; improving biomass sugar utilization by engineered Saccharomyces; the genomics on tolerance of Zymomonas mobilis; microbial solvent tolerance; control of stress tolerance in bacterial host organisms; metabolomics for ethanologenic yeast; automated proteomics work cell systems for strain improvement; and unification of gene expression data for comparable analyses under stress conditions.


Biocatalysts Biofuel production Ethanol fermentation and tolerance Renewable biomass

Editors and affiliations

  • Zonglin Lewis Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.USDA-ARSNational Center for Agricultural Utiliza USDA-ARSPEORIAUSA

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