Biopolymers: v. 6 Biopolymers Polysaccharides from Eukaryotes Polysaccharides II (Biopolymers Volume 6)

Biopolymers: v. 6 Biopolymers Polysaccharides from Eukaryotes Polysaccharides II (Biopolymers Volume 6)

By: Alexander Steinbuchel (editor), Erik Vandamme (editor), Sophie De Baets (editor)Hardback

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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, and xanthan.

About Author

Erick Vandamme is a researcher in the area of renewable resources and alternative fuels sources, at the Laboratory of Industrial Microbiology and Biocatalysis, Department of Biochemical and Microbial Technology, Ghent University.


Pullulan (T. Leathers). Scleroglucan (I. Giavasis, et al.). Schizophyllan (U. Rau). Yeast Extracellular Polysaccharides (S. De Baets, et al.). Chitin and Chitosan in Fungi (M. Peter). Fungal Cell Wall Glycans (S. C. Jong). Agar Cell Wall beta Glucans of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (G. Dijkgraaf, et al.). Alginates from Algae (K. Draget, et al.). Carrageenan (F. de Velde, et al.). Cellulose (D. Klemm, et al.). Seed Gums (S. Dierckx & K. Dewettinck). Pectins (M. C. Ralet, et al.). Starch (R. Tester & J. Karkalas). Inulin (A. Franck & L. De Leenheer). Chitin and Chitosan from Animal Sources (M. Peter). Proteoglycans (Glycosaminoglycans/Mucopolysaccharides) (T. Nakano, et al.). Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9783527302277
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 644
  • ID: 9783527302277
  • weight: 1364
  • ISBN10: 3527302271
  • edition: Volume 6

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