Btc 431 Microbial Biotechnology (3) (3 C.H.: 2 lectures and 1 practical). Prerequisite B 331+Btc 232
This course traces the development of modern biotechnology from its origins in traditional fermentation processes to strain selection and development of recombinant microbes for industrial applications. Industrial microorganisms, substrate for industrial fermentation, methods of fermentation, product recovery, cell immobilization, commercial exploitation of industrial microorganisms to produce beer, wine, organic acids, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, antibiotics and single cell protein will be emphasized.