BIOL 4053 - Industrial Microbiology

Lectures and laboratory exercises on the principles and practices of industrial processes involving microorganisms with emphasis on microbial biotechnology. Topics include screening and improvement of industrial microorganisms, fermentation media/equipment/systems, healthcare products (antibiotics, anti-tumor agents, alkaloids, steroids, vaccines, etc.) alcoholic beverages, biofuel, single cell protein, probiotics, bio-insecticides, microbial fertilizer, fermented foods, microbial mining, production of amino acids, bio-catalysis, waste biotechnology, and recombinant DNA technology. This course includes a required laboratory component. Prerequisite BIOL 2010, BIOL 2011 or BIOL 3010, BIOL 3011.
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