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Biotechnology of Biopolymers

The book “Biotechnology of Biopolymers” comprises 17 chapters covering occurrence, synthesis, isolation and production, properties and applications, biodegradation and modification, the relevant analysis methods to reveal the structures and properties of biopolymers and a special section on the theoretical, experimental and mathematical models of biopolymers. This book will hopefully be supportive to many scientists, physicians, pharmaceutics, engineers and other experts in a wide variety of different disciplines, in academia and in industry. It may not only support research and development but may be also suitable for teaching. Publishing of this book was achieved by choosing authors of the individual chapters for their recognized expertise and for their excellent contributions to the various fields of research.

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Biotechnology of BiopolymersEdited by Magdy Elnashar

Published: July 5th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/683

ISBN: 978-953-307-179-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4490-8

Copyright year: 2011

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108642 Total Chapter Downloads

80 Crossref Citations

167 Web of Science Citations

212 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Art of Immobilization Using Biopolymers, Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology

By Magdy M.M. Elnashar


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2. Polysaccharides from Wastes of Vegetable Industrial Processing: New Opportunities for Their Eco-Friendly Re-Use

By Annarita Poli, Gianluca Anzelmo, Gabriella Fiorentino, Barbara Nicolaus, Giuseppina Tommonaro and Paola Di Donato


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3. Conversion of Biomass into Bioplastics and Their Potential Environmental Impacts

By Lei Pei, Markus Schmidt and Wei Wei


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4. Natural Rubber Biosynthesis and Physic-Chemical Studies on Plant Derived Latex

By Christian Schulze Gronover, Daniela Wahler and Dirk Prüfer


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5. Characterization and Properties of Chitosan

By Elson Santiago de Alvarenga


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6. The Development, Characterization and Application of Water Soluble Chitosan

By Zanariah Ujang, Mazita Diah, Ahmad Hazri Abdul Rashid and Ahmad Sukari Halim


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7. Perspectives of Chitin Deacetylase Research

By Yong Zhao, Wan-Taek Ju, Gyung-Hyun Jo, Woo-Jin Jung and Ro-Dong Park


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8. Mechanisms Controlling the Expression of the Exopolysaccharide of Burkholderia and Role in Niche Adaptation

By Ana S. Ferreira, Ines N. Silva and Leonilde M. Moreira


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9. Zimm-Bragg Model Applied to Sorption of Dyes by Biopolymers: Alginic Acid and Xanthan

By Juan Jáuregui-Rincón, Juan Antonio Lozano-Alvarez and Iliana Medina-Ramírez


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10. Macro and Micro Characterization of Biopolymers: Case of Cotton Fibre

By Omar Harzallah and Jean-Yves Drean


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11. SR-IMS Molecular Spectroscopic Image of Functional Groups in Biopolymers in Feed Systems

By Peiqiang Yu


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12. New Conceptions about Structure Formation of Biopolymers

By Shabalkin I.P. and Shabalkin P.I.


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13. Activated Sugar Precursors: Biosynthetic Pathways and Biological Roles of an Important Class of Intermediate Metabolites in Bacteria

By Sílvia A. Sousa, Joana R. Feliciano and Jorge H. Leitao


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14. Biofunctional Xerography

By Felix Loffler, Yun-Chien Cheng, Tobias Fortsch, Edgar Dorsam, Ralf Bischoff, Frank Breitling and Alexander Nesterov-Muller


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15. Thermodynamics of Nucleic Acid Structural Modifications for Biotechnology Applications

By Stefan Franzen


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16. Nutraceutical Properties of Milk Fat Globular Membrane

By Korry J. Hintze, Dallin Snow, Ian Burtenshaw and Robert E. Ward


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17. The Development of Novel In Vitro Binding Assays to Further Elucidate the Role of tRNAs in Protein Synthesis

By Anthony J. Bell, Jr., Suzanna Ellzey, Devin McDougald and Crystal Serrano


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