BCH 404 Course Synopsis

Courses Code: BCH 404

Course Title: INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY

Number of unit : 3 Units

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Office Lecturer: College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry

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COURSE SYNOPSIS

A short review of microbial physiology and genetics.  A review of general metabolic pathways, control and application in industrial processes.  Continuous culture methods – principles and applications.  The chemostat and its application in industrial fermentations.,  Fermentations – alcoholic, amino acids, antibiotics and other secondary metabolites.  Primary and secondary metabolism.  Process evaluation and development.  Over-production of metabolites – amino acids, taste enhancers, vitamins, toxins, etc.  Methods for screening and selecting micro-organisms of industrial importance.  Induction of mutation in micro-organisms and plants for the purpose of over-production.  Strain selection/development and enhancement.  Gene dosage and its application in industrial processes.  Enzymes biotechnology – enzyme immobilization, enzyme reactors, industrial uses of enzymes (Pre-requisites BCH 308).

 

BCH 404 – INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY

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