Author: Bhav Patel


Actinomycetes and antibiotics

Antibiotics have been used since the discovery of penicillin in 1929, generating a multibillion pound industry. They are the initial weapon to use against bacterial infections regardless of the rise of resistant bacterial strains...

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Bacteriocins: Traditional and Modern Application

Bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides which are released from certain bacterial species. These have the ability to inhibit the growth of other bacteria, usually most effective against those which are closely related. The mode of...

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Biogas: fuel for the future?

It has been determined that in the next 50 years the fossil fuels that our society so heavily depends upon for heating homes, cooking and electricity production will be depleted. These fossil fuels are...

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Bioremediation of oil polluted marine environments

Bioremediation is the use of microorganisms to clean up pollution. These can range from explosives such as TNT to petroleum products and crude oil. A whole range of microorganisms can be used although the...

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Microbial amylases and their industrial applications

Amylases play a fundamental role in carbohydrate metabolism of microorganisms, plants and higher organisms. Microbial amylases are starch degrading enzymes derived from microorganism which catalyse the hydrolysis of polysaccharides into sugars and are grouped...

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Recombinant protein production by filamentous fungi

Filamentous fungi are single-celled eukaryotic organisms. The fungi used in protein production are Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) and subjected to extensive study. They grow rapidly on cheap media in fermenters, although not as...

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β-Lactam Antibiotics

Antibiotics are our mainstay in the battle against bacterial infections, despite often rapid rates of resistance development. β-lactam antibiotics are a class of antimicrobial that all contain a β-lactam ring in their structure. The...

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Bioremediation of explosive polluted environments

  Environmental contamination by the waste products of over 70 years of explosive munitions production and testing presents a very serious problem to human health. Explosives such as TNT retain their ability to explode...

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