Skip to main content

Biopolymers, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applications, Volume 5, Polysaccharides I: Polysaccharides from Prokaryotes

Biopolymers, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applications, Volume 5, Polysaccharides I: Polysaccharides from Prokaryotes

Erick J. Vandamme (Editor) , Sophie De Baets (Editor) , Alexander Steinbüchel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-30226-0

Apr 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

534 pages

Select type: Hardcover

In Stock

$493.00

Description

Volumes 5 and 6 focus on simple and complex polysaccharides synthesized by organisms as storage compounds, cell wall constituents or compounds at the surfaces of cells. They describe biosynthesis, metabolism, biodegradation, functions, properties and applications of these biopolymers, covering such topics as: agar, alginates, alternan, carrageenan, cellulose, cell wall polysaccharides from fungi, fucogel, chitin, chitosan, curdlan, dextran, elsinan, emulsan, gellan, glycogen, glycolipids, glycopeptides, gums, hemicellulose, hyaluronan, inulin, levan, lipopolysaccharides and other eps, peptidoglycans from archaea and bacteria, pectin, pullulan, schizophyllan, scleroglucan, succinoglycan, starch, teichoic acids, teichuronic acids, xanthan.
Polysaccharides from Microorganisms, Plants and Animals (I. Sutherland).

Glycogen Synthesis and its Regulation in Bacteria (J. Preiss).

Bacterial Cellulose (S. Bielecki, et al.).

Bioemulsans: Surface-active Polysaccharide-containing Complexes (E. Rosenberg & E. Ron).

Other Bacterial Glycolipids (J. Desai & A. Desai).

Curdlan (I. Lee).

Succinoglycan (M. Stredansky).

Alginates from Bacteria (B. Rehm).

Poly-(1—4)-β-D-glucuronan (J. Courtois & B. Courtois).

Sphingan Group of Exopolysaccharides (EPS) (T. Pollock).

Xanthan (K. Born, et al.).

Dextran (T. Leathers).

Alternan (G. Côté).

Levan (S. Rhee, et al.).

Hyaluronan (P. Prehm).

Exopolysaccharides of Lactic Acid Bacteria (I. Hallemeersch, et al.).

Murein (Peptidoglycan) (C. Heidrich & W. Vollmer).

Teichoic and Teichuronic Acids from Gram-Positive Bacteria (V. Lazarevic, et al.).

Polysaccharide-containing Cell-wall Polymers of Archaea (H. König).

Index.

"Biopolymers (Volumes 5 & 6) are a "must have" for the well-equipped bio-/live-sciences library." (SIM News, Vol. 53, No. 2, March/April 2003)

"...helpful to many students, scientists, physicians, pharmaceutical engineers and other experts in a wide variety of different disciplines..." (Carbohydrate Polymers, Vol 55, 2004)