Drug Discovery and Development by Combinatorial Biosynthesis

Matthew A. Desieno, Carl A. Denard, Huimin Zhao

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnzyme Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationMetagenomics, Evolution, Biocatalysis, and Biosynthesis
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9780470286241
StatePublished - May 25 2011


  • Biosynthetic applications, in drug discovery and development by combinatorial biosynthesis- natural products, key source of therapeutic agents in pharmaceutical industry
  • Combinatorial biosynthesis, time-consuming and labor-intensive process- methods and tools in combinatorial biosynthesis, microbiology techniques being far superior
  • Critical tool in combinatorial biosynthesis- utilization of heterologous hosts for production of original natural products and those modified

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering

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