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Freeze Drying: Preservations of Microorganisms by Freeze-Drying

  1. John H. Crowe,
  2. Lois M. Crowe

Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

DOI: 10.1002/0471263397.env122

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology

How to Cite

Crowe, J. H. and Crowe, L. M. 2003. Freeze Drying: Preservations of Microorganisms by Freeze-Drying. Encyclopedia of Environmental Microbiology. .

Author Information

  1. University of California, Davis, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2003

Abstract

  • Lessons from Nature

  • The Role of Sugar Glasses in Stabilization

  • Trehalose has Unusual Solution Properties

  • Trehalose and Survival following Dehydration in Yeasts: A Case Study

  • Introducing Trehalose into Cells Artificially

  • There is More than One Way to Achieve Stability

Keywords:

  • anydrobiosis;
  • desiccation of microorganisms;
  • extreme environments;
  • freeze-drying