A short review of microbial physiology and genetics. A review of general metabolic

pathways and application in industrial processes. Continuous culture methods, principles and

applications. The chemostat and its application in industrial fermentations. Primary and

secondary metabolism. Process evaluation and development. Over production of metabolites

- amino acids, taste enhancers, vitamins, toxin etc. Methods for screening and selecting

micro-organisms of industrial importance. Induction of mutation in micro-organism and

plants for the purpose of over production; Strain selection/development and enhancement.

Gene dosage and its application in industrial processes.

Level of Study: 400 Level