Unique Sequence Signatures in Plant Lipolytic Enzymes: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Unique Sequence Signatures in Plant Lipolytic Enzymes: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Nihed Ben Halima (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Release Date: December, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 197
ISBN13: 9781522574828|ISBN10: 1522574824|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781522586876|EISBN13: 9781522574835|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7482-8

Description

Lipids are biomolecules that constitute a significant amount of biomass in the earth, and plant lipids are rapidly growing in interest due to their roles in improving food technology, medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology. With recent advances in protein chemistry, biochemistry, and enzymology promoting research on lipolytic enzymes, it is important for research to address the mechanisms of such enzymes and their diverse functions.

Unique Sequence Signatures in Plant Lipolytic Enzymes: Emerging Research and Opportunities provides innovative insights into the biochemistry of plant lipases and phospholipases as well as their structures and catalytic mechanisms. The book explores the conserved domains and motifs of plant lipolytic enzymes by identifying the main residues involved in the catalysis in the enzymes and the phylogeny of important plant lipolytic enzymes, as well as calculating the evolutionary distance in those enzymes. Organized into six chapters, it is a vital reference source for researchers, chemists, biologists, academicians, practitioners, medical professionals, engineers, and graduate students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomedicine
  • Biomolecules
  • Enzymology
  • Food Technology
  • Lipid Metabolism
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Nutraceutical Technology
  • Phospholipases
  • Plant Growth
  • Polar Lipids
  • Protein Chemistry

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nihed Ben Halima was born in Sfax, Tunisia on June 26th, 1987. She received her Engineering degree in 2011 after doing research on the Laboratory of Environmental Bioprocesses, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax; and a Master's degree in Biological Engineering with honors in 2012 from the National Engineering School of Sfax (ENIS). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Biological Engineering in October 2015 with Mention Quite Honorable with Congratulation of Jury’s Members from the University of Sfax, ENIS, Sfax-Tunisia. Time after time, Dr. Nihed Ben Halima has proven her capacity to perform those tasks independently. Additionally, she has gained experience with scientific techniques, laboratory work, reading and writing skills, communication skills and teamwork. She is flexible and has the ability to adjust herself according to the needs of work and environment.