Get eBOOK Industrial Polysaccharides Proceedings of the Symposium on the Applications and Modifications of Industrial Polysaccharides: Genetic Engineering, Structure/Property ... industrial (Progress in Biotechnology, V. 3)
This volume contains over 30 scientific contributions and several review chapters on important research topics involving carbohydrate polymers. The book is based on recent developments in industrial polysaccharides in such areas as genetic engineering, chemistry, spectroscopy, and industrial applications. A number of significant scientific and technological breakthroughs are included. Extensive coverage is given on various chemical and enzymatic methodologies for systematic structural manipulations of polysaccharides, e.g. controlled manipulation of the biosynthetic pathways of industrial biopolymers such as PMB and xanthan gum, the effects of systematic enzymatic post-modification of galactomannans and molecular conformation studies of glycans. An important part of the volume is devoted to progress in the understanding of the important polysaccharide structure/property relations. Powerful chemical and enzymatic methodologies have advanced the prospects for the design of products with desired properties much closer to realization than ever before.