Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Biotechnol. Mol. Biol. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1538-2273
  • DOI: 10.5897/BMBR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 103

Table of Content: October 2009; 4(5)

October 2009

The development of the pitcher plant Sarracenia purpurea into a potentially valuable recombinant protein production system

The unique inducible system of protein secretion by the carnivorous pitcher plantSarracenia purpurea may be an ideal system for recombinant protein farming. S. purpurea is relatively uncommon and difficult to grow in vitro, so it has not been explored as a potential source of recombinant proteins. However, it naturally secretes large amounts of proteins into a liquid found in the leaf pitchers, so it...

Author(s): Bruce A. Rosa, Lada Malek and Wensheng Qin,

October 2009

An investigation for potential development on biosurfactants

Biosurfactants are surface-active metabolites produced by microorganisms. The applications of these biological compounds in the field of enhanced oil recovery and bioremediation proved effective. Besides their environmental applications; biosurfactants have shown interesting properties in several processes. Thus, this article attempts to organize this Information for ease of reference and further stimulates those that...

Author(s): A. Salihu, I. Abdulkadir and M. N. Almustapha