Russian Journal of Biotechnology Articles archive Archive 2013 N 4 Microbial Biofilms in Biotechnological Processes

Microbial Biofilms in Biotechnological Processes

Автор: Yu.G. Maksimova

Страница: 9-23


Microbial Biofilms in Biotechnological Processes

Biotekhnologiya, 2013, N 4, P. 9-23

UDC 579.66: 579.695

Section:  “Problems and Prospects”


Yu.G. Maksimova

The Institute for Ecology and Genetics, Russ. Acad. Sci., Ural Dept.,  614081, Perm' Russia



The review summarizes the information concerning the following biotechnological applications of microbial biofilms: for biodegradation of organic and inorganic substances during wastewater decontamination, in biosynthesis and biocatalysis. Main types of reactors for proceeding of biotechnological processes based on microbial biofilms are discussed. The advantages and drawbacks of biocatalysts used in the form of microbial biofilms for biotransformations of organic substances are examined.


Key words:  biocatalysis,  biodegradation,  biofilms,  biofilm reactors,  wastewater treatment.


The full English version of the article was published in “Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology”, 2014, Vol. 50, Issue 8, pp. 750-760 as Yu. G. Maksimova “Microbial biofilms in biotechnological processes”.

It is contained at the SpringerLink website:

DOI: 10.1134/S0003683814080043


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