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The realm of microbial lipases in biotechnology

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Pandey, A, Benjamin, S, Soccol, CR, Singh - Nee Nigam, Poonam, Krieger, N and Soccol, VT (1999) The realm of microbial lipases in biotechnology. BIOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY, 29 (Part 2). pp. 119-131. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In this review, a comprehensive and illustrious survey is made of the applied aspects of microbial lipases in modern biotechnological practices. Lipases are the most versatile biocatalyst and bring about a range of bioconversion reactions such as hydrolysis, interesterification, esterification, alcoholysis, acidolysis and aminolysis. After a brief description of the microbial sources of lipases, the pivotal role of lipases in the processes and products of the food and flavourings industry is illustrated. An ii lustration is presented of biomedical applications. The panorama of lipases in the manufacture of fine chemicals is depicted with special emphasis on pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cosmetics, biosensors and detergents. Widening applications such as those in waste management and improved tanning techniques are other novel aspects of lipase utilization that are discussed in this review.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Infection and Immunity/Microbiology
ID Code:5521
Deposited By:Dr Poonam Singh - Nee Nigam
Deposited On:21 Dec 2009 11:07
Last Modified:04 Aug 2011 09:48

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