The field of industrial microbiology involves a thorough knowledge of the microbial physiology behind the processes in the large-scale, profit-oriented production of microbe-related goods which are the subject of the field. In recent times a paradigm shift has occurred, and a molecular understanding of the various processes by which plants, animals and microorganisms are manipulated is now central to industrial microbiology. Thus the various applications of industrial microbiology are covered broadly, with emphasis on the physiological and genomic principles behind these applications. Relevance of the new elements such as bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, site-directed mutation and metabolic engineering, which have necessitated the paradigm shift in industrial microbiology are discussed.

section A|11 pages


section B|133 pages

Biological Basis of Productivity in Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology

section C|49 pages

Basic Operations in Industrial Fermentations

section D|59 pages

Production of Metabolites as Bulk Chemicals or as Inputs in Other Processes

section E|61 pages

Use of Whole Cells for Food Related Purposes

chapter 17|10 pages

Single Cell Protein Production

chapter 18|8 pages

Yeast Production

chapter 19|10 pages

Production of Microbial Insecticides

chapter 20|7 pages

Production of Rhizobium Biofertilizer

chapter 21|24 pages

Production of Fermented Foods

section F|48 pages

Alcohol-Based Fermentation Industries

chapter 23|16 pages

Production of Wines and Spirits

chapter 24|9 pages

Production of Vinegar

section G|69 pages

Production of Commodities of Medical Importance

section H|15 pages

Waste Disposal

chapter 30|13 pages

Treatment of Wastes in Industry