Nutraceuticals from Bioengineered Microorganisms

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


Microbiota inhabits almost all the niches on earth and has shunned the modern world. Microbial metabolites combined with modern natural product research methodology has opened the way for a new era of nutraceuticals and therapeutic. Microbes can be engineered to produce metabolites, called as postbiotics that have health, nutrition, and industrial applications. The postbiotics confer beneficial health effects such as inhibition of gut and genitourinary microbial infections, immunomodulation, and preventing the inflammatory gut diseases and cancer.


  • Microorganisms can be engineered to do produce an array of metabolites

  • The microorganism of humans or animals origin are considered to be useful

  • Several recombinant microbial products are in use in humans and animals.


Nutraceuticals Bioengineered microbes Recombinant enzymes Probiotics Postbiotics Immunomodulation Antimicrobial peptides 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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