Joshua T. Ellis, Ronald C. Sims, and Charles D. Miller
Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways: Subcellular Biochemistry
With the rapid development of molecular techniques, particularly ‘omics’ technologies, the field of microbial ecology is growing rapidly. The applications of next generation sequencing have allowed researchers to produce massive amounts of genetic data on individual microbes, providing information about microbial communities and their interactions through in situ and in vitro measurements. The ability to identify novel microbes, functions, and enzymes, along with developing an understanding of microbial interactions and functions, is necessary for efficient production of useful and high value products in bioreactors. The ability to optimize bioreactors fully and understand microbial interactions and functions within these systems will establish highly efficient industrial processes for the production of bioproducts. This chapter will provide an overview of bioreactors and metagenomic technologies to help the reader understand microbial communities, interactions, and functions in bioreactors.
Joshua T. Ellis, Ronald C. Sims, and Charles D. Miller. 2012. Monitoring microbial diversity of bioreactors using metagenomic approaches. In Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways: Subcellular Biochemistry.X.,Wang, J., Chen, P. J., Quinn; United Kingdom, 2012; Volume 55, In Press
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