Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

The Application of Genetics and Molecular Biology to Industrial Microorganisms Particularly Bacteria

B. Boboye* and O.F. Olukunle

Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 704, Akure. Ondo State, Nigeria.

Received on 27 February 2008 and accepted on 05 April 2008



Genetics and molecular biology are important to the development of industries that employ biological processes. There are two dinstinct industrial uses of these tools: (1) increase in the production of existing biological substances and (2) development of microbial systems for the production of biological substances of animal and plant origins. In addition, the qualities of these products can be improved.

Keywords : Genetics, Molecular biology, Industrial microbes, Biological processess.