Lactic acid bacteria as biocontrol agents of food pathogens

Omotola Olagunju, Oluwatosin Ijabadeniyi

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Lactic Acid Bacteria as Cell Factories: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering describes the most recent developments on the metabolic engineering and synthetic biology of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) for production of biologically active biomolecules (enzymes, organic acids, bacteriocins, bioactive peptides, etc.), recombinant proteins, and their role in bioremediation. The book focuses on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering for the production of biologically active molecules such as bioactive peptides, polysaccharides, vitamins (Riboflavin), enzymes, organic acids (lactic and gamma-aminobutyric acid), flavor and aroma compounds, bacteriocins, recombinant proteins, etc. Individual chapters are devoted to the production of biosurfactants and their applications and the bioremediation of heavy metals by LAB from aquatic environments. Two critical chapters address Genome editing of LAB: opportunities for food, feed and pharmaceuticals and A synthetic biology approach for plasmid DNA and Recombinant protein production. This book will be a valuable resource for those working in biology, biotechnology, biological engineering, chemical engineering, microbiology, food science and technology, genetics and synthetic biology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLactic Acid Bacteria as Cell Factories: Synthetic Biology and Metabolic Engineering
EditorsRamesh C. Ray, Spiros Paramithiotis, Vasco Ariston De Carvalho Azevedo, Didier Montet
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780323919302
ISBN (Print)9780323919296
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


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