Submitted to: Complete Book
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 18, 2011
Publication Date: December 22, 2011
Citation: Liu, Z. 2012. Microbial Stress Tolerance for Biofuels: Systems Biology. Germany: Springer-Verlag Berlin. 307 p.
This book provides comprehensive up-to-date understanding and frontier research addressing mechanisms of microbial stress tolerance involved in biofuels using a systems biology approach. It ties closely with the cutting edge technology with a focus on the challenging subject of biofuels. The development of sustainable and renewable biofuels is attracting growing interest. It is vital to develop robust microbial strains for biocatalysts that are able to function under multiple stress conditions. This book contains two sections and 12 chapters contributed by leading scientists and expertise in the fields. Topics covered range from mechanisms to methodology for yeast and bacteria, including the genomics of yeast tolerance and detoxification; the genetics and regulation of glycogen and trehalose metabolism, programmed cell death, fermentations, and ethanol tolerance in yeast; improving biomass sugar utilization by engineered yeast; genomics on pretreatment inhibitor tolerance of bacterium; applications of microbial solvent tolerance; control of stress tolerance in bacterial host organisms for biofuel production; metabolomics for ethanologenic yeast; automated systems to improve microbes for biofuel production; gene expression data for comparable analyses under stress conditions. This book benefits biofuels research and development and can serve as a text book and necessary reference for postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and under graduate students as well as seasoned professionals and project managers interested in yeast, genomics, microbiology, mycology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemical engineering, genetic engineering, systems biology, energy, sustainable ecology, and biotechnology.