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Cover for Preserving the reference strains.

It is critical that storage of the living reference strains, on which the names and properties are based and the DNA sequenced to assign a name (the reference genetic resources), are preserved optimally to retain stability. The fact that less than 1% of microbial diversity can be grown sets...

Author(s)
Smith, D.; Bussas, V.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Where to now?

This chapter provides information on the status quo of molecular assessment of prokaryotes, fungi and yeast. The recent developments in sequencing approaches to assess the diversity of cultured and not-as-yet-cultured organisms and metagenomes, together with the most widely applied algorithms for...

Author(s)
Bridge, P.; Stackebrandt, E.; Smith, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Guidelines to cytology smear examination.

This chapter highlights guidelines to cytology smear examination presenting a step-by-step approach in slide examination and description. Also included are ways of interpreting cytological findings, and pointers to reduce the chances of missing important details. A poor and superficial examination...

Author(s)
Cian, F.; Monti, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392251)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing in fungi: a diversity of pathways and functions.

Although RNAi has been described in many fungal species, most of the knowledge on sRNA and RNAi pathways in fungi is centred in two reference organisms: the ascomycete Neurospora crassa and the opportunistic human pathogen Mucor circinelloides, a basal fungus belonging to the subphylum...

Author(s)
Torres-Martínez, S.; Ruiz-Vázquez, R. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The handbook of microbial metabolism of amino acids.

This handbook explores the most recent advances in knowledge regarding amino acid metabolism in different microbial organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, protozoa and nematodes, with emphasis on the similarities and differences in the way these organisms handle amino acids. Inclusive of 9...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book
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Cover for The role of nitric oxide signalling in yeast stress response and cell death.

Nitric oxide (NO) is a small gaseous molecule and free radical with important and distinct roles in diverse physiological functions in biological systems. The relevance of NO as a signalling molecule is well known, particularly in neurons as a neurotransmitter, in blood vessels as a regulator of...

Author(s)
Ludovico, P.; Sampaio-Marques, B.; Osório, N.; Rodrigues, F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cellular responses to serine in yeast.

The serine-glycine interconversion has been the subject of considerable research over several decades and it involves series of reactions of relevance to bacteria and fungi as well as higher organisms. Much has been published on the role of cofactors and one-carbon units in this reversible...

Author(s)
Dawes, I. W.; Kornfeld, G. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Approved ingredients for organic diets.

This chapter presents the lists and criteria of approved feed ingredients, feedstuffs, nutrient elements, feed additive, and processing of feeds for organic poultry diets.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnological production of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The market for omega-3 fatty acids or polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) for biodiesel production is continuously increasing. The main source of omega-3 fatty acids is from the extraction of oil from cold-water fish that usually inhabit deep-water environments, whereas biodiesel is produced from...

Author(s)
Abaide, E. R.; Bastos, J.; Prá, V. dal; Terra, L. de M.; Kuhn, R. C.; Mazutti, M. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial xylanases: production, applications and challenges.

Xylanases (enzyme code EC 3.2.1.8) are a class of enzymes catalysing the degradation of the linear polysaccharide β-1,4-xylan into xylose, thus breaking down hemicellulose, a major constituent of the plant cell wall. Xylanase production has been reported in a wide spectrum of microorganisms,...

Author(s)
Shiv Shankar; Shikha; Manjul Gupta
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter

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