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After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • discuss the sources of microorganisms for use in industrial microbiology and biotechnology
  • discuss the genetic manipulation of microorganism to construct strains that better meet the needs of an industrial or biotechnological process
  • discuss the preservation of microorganisms
  • describe the design or manipulation of environments in which desired processes will be carried out
  • discuss the management of growth characteristics to produce the desired product
  • list the major products or uses of industrial microbiology and biotechnology
  • discuss the use of microorganisms in manufacturing biosensors, microoarrays, and biopesticides
  • discuss the manipulation of microorganisms and the environment to control biodegradation

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