bioconversion


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bioconversion

(bī′ō-kən-vûr′zhən)
n.
The conversion of organic materials, such as plant or animal waste, into usable products or energy sources by biological processes or agents, such as certain microorganisms.

bioconversion

Biochemistry
The conversion of one form of energy (e.g., organic waste) into another by the action of plants or microorganisms—e.g., conversion of biomass to ethanol, methanol or methane.

Industrial microbiology
The use of bacteria to convert a chemical in a reaction to another chemical.

bi·o·con·ver·sion

(bī'ō-kŏn-vĕr'zhŭn)
Transformation of organic matter into energy.
[bio- + conversion]

bioconversion

the conversion of a substance (SUBSTRATE) into another substance (product) as a result of biological activity, using for example living CELLS or isolated ENZYMES. See, for example, IMMOBILIZED CELLS, IMMOBILIZED ENZYMES.
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These biochemistry characterizations suggested that recombinant CtCel6 had a great prospect of commercial application in bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass.
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1999), however, observed the concentration of brassicasterol in oysters fed algal diets was low although its concentration in the diet was high, which they attributed to bioconversion of brassicasterol to other sterols.
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Debido a que la lignina envuelve y protege a los carbohidratos, formando en algunos casos complejos de lignina-carbohidratos, afecta la calidad de la madera y hace que sea uno de los factores limitantes mas importantes en el pulpeo y los procesos de bioconversion (Rowell et al.
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Techniques of lignocellulose bioconversion and metabolic engineering are discussed, and the range of fuels available through microbial processes is explored with a highlight on microalgae.
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