Biocatalysts: Beautiful creatures

Walid Saibi, Salma Abdeljalil, Khaled Masmoudi, Ali Gargouri

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The chemical industry has come under increasing pressure to make chemical production more eco-friendly and independent to fossil resources. The development of industrial processes based on micro-organisms can especially help to eliminate the use or the generation of hazardous substances and can support the transition from dependence on fossil resources towards real sustainable and eco-safety industrial processes. The biocatalysts are the best solution given by nature that can be used to improve some biotechnological applications. In this research review, we report some peculiar properties of biocatalysts, implicated in a range of metabolic pathways and biotechnological tools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 28 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Bifunctionality
  • Biocatalysts
  • Biotechnology
  • Enzyme classification
  • Enzyme like

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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