Microbial Products

Microbial Products - Microbial Products The term industrial...

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Unformatted text preview: Microbial Products The term industrial microbiology refers to the use of microorganisms for industrial purposes. Such things as anticoagulants, antidepressants, vasodilators, herbicides, insecticides, plant hormones, enzymes, and vitamins have been isolated from microorganisms or produced in large quantities by genetically engineering the organisms with foreign genes. In commercial industrial plants, microorganisms are widely used to produce numerous organic materials that have far-reaching value and application. Enzymes. Among the enzymes industrially produced by bacteria are amylases , which break down starches to smaller carbohydrates for commercial use. Amylases are also used in brewing, baking, and textile production. Bacteria have been used to produce proteases , which break down proteins and are used for tenderizing meats, preparing leathers, and making detergents and cheese. and are used for tenderizing meats, preparing leathers, and making detergents and cheese....
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course BIO 1421 taught by Professor Farr during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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