Skip to main content

Metabolic Engineering

Principles and Methodologies

  • 1st Edition - October 2, 1998
  • Authors: George Stephanopoulos, Aristos A. Aristidou, Jens Nielsen
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 6 6 6 2 6 0 - 3
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 3 6 2 8 - 6

Metabolic engineering is a new field with applications in the production of chemicals, fuels, materials, pharmaceuticals, and medicine at the genetic level. The field's novelty is… Read more

Metabolic Engineering

Purchase options

Limited Offer

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.

Book bundle cover eBook and print

Institutional subscription on ScienceDirect

Request a sales quote

Metabolic engineering is a new field with applications in the production of chemicals, fuels, materials, pharmaceuticals, and medicine at the genetic level. The field's novelty is in the synthesis of molecular biology techniques and the tools of mathematical analysis, which allow rational selection of targets for genetic modification through measurements and control of metabolic fluxes. The objective is to identify specific genetics or environmental manipulations that result in improvements in yield and productivities of biotechnological processes.

Key features of the book are pathway integration and the focus on metabolic flux as a fundamental determinant of cell physiology. The book keeps mathematical complexity to a minimum, and provides a glossary of biological terms to facilitate use of the book by a broader spectrum of readers. A web page exists to communicate updates of the codes and homework problems.