Author: Bhav Patel

Engineering yeast to make improved beer

Engineering yeast to make improved beer Since the discovery of Saccharomyces carlsbergensis by Emil Hansen in 1908, the genetics of brewer’s yeast has been the subject of many modifications, some natural and some engineered...

The importance of microbes in cocoa production

Cocoa production is a growing industry which produces well over a million tonnes of chocolate products annually. Cocoa is processed from the fruits of the Theobroma Cacao plant in countries with a tropical climate...

Microbial lipases and their importance

Microbial lipases and their importance Enzymes are thought to be natural catalysts. Nowadays 4000 enzymes are known and almost all of them are produced by fermentation of materials. Furthermore 200 of them are commercially...

Cardiovascular control of blood pressure

  Arteries have far more smooth muscle than veins, but all have connective tissue. Arterioles also have elastic tissue, composed of elastin which is a protein than enables elastic arteries to expand by approximately 10%...

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Microbial production of vitamins

Microbial production of vitamins Humans and other organisms have essential requirements of a range of different vitamins to assist in metabolic pathways, and as such, a plentiful dietary intake or vitamins is linked with...