Microbes: Factories for Bioproducts
A quest for rapid progress has forced man to indiscriminately tap diverse natural resources. As a result, a scenario of rapid depletion of fossil fuels and unmanageable wastes have become major challenges. Fermentation of biological wastes and burning of fossil fuels release obnoxious gases, which are the major cause of worry for Environmentalists and Health departments. Efforts to meet these challenges have brought to the foreground certain innovative biological solutions especially the exploitation of microbial metabolisms. The advent of molecular biological techniques along with Bioinformatic tools have lead to the emergence of synthetic biology. These together have expanded the limits to which biological processes can be exploited for human welfare.
KeywordsFossil Fuel Anaerobic Digestion Lignocellulosic Biomass Synthetic Biology Fatty Acid Ester
The author wishes to thank the Director of CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) and CSIR-WUM (ESC0108), Government of India, for providing the necessary funds and facilities.
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