Chapter 14. Biotechnological Relevance of Pseudomonads

  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm
  1. Prof. Dr. Bernd H. A. Rehm

Published Online: 31 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch14

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory

How to Cite

Rehm, B. H. A. (2008) Biotechnological Relevance of Pseudomonads, in Pseudomonas: Model Organism, Pathogen, Cell Factory (ed B. H. A. Rehm), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622009.ch14

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Author Information

  1. Institute of Molecular BioSciences, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527319145

Online ISBN: 9783527622009

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Keywords:

  • biotechnological relevance of Pseudomonads;
  • biodegradation;
  • biotransformation/bioconversion;
  • low-molecular-weight compounds;
  • microbial production of biosurfactants;
  • biopolymer production;
  • recombinant protein production;
  • biocontrol agents;
  • plant growth promotion

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biodegradation

    • Microbial Degradation of PAHs

    • Metabolic Engineering of Strains for Biodegradation

  • Biotransformation/Bioconversion

  • Low-molecular-weight Compounds: Microbial Production of Biosurfactants

    • Rhamnolipids as Biosurfactants

      • Rhamnolipid Biosynthesis

  • Biopolymer Production

    • Alginate Biosynthesis

      • Applications

    • Elastomeric Bioplastics: Medium-chain-length PHAs

      • Biosynthesis of Medium-chain-length PHAs

      • Potential Applications of Medium-chain-length PHAs

  • Recombinant Protein Production

  • Biocontrol Agents: Plant Growth Promotion

  • Outlook

  • References