Courses Code: BCH 404
Course Title: INDUSTRIAL BIOCHEMISTRY
Number of unit : 3 Units
Office Lecturer: College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry
Other Lecturer :
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