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  • Journal title : KSBB Journal
  • Volume 30, Issue 6,  2015, pp.257-267
  • Publisher : Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering
  • DOI : 10.7841/ksbbj.2015.30.6.257
 Title & Authors
Present and Perspective on Insect Biotechnology
Choi, Hwan-Suk; Kim, Sun-Am; Shin, Hyun-Jae;
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Insects are the most successful organisms on earth in terms of their diversity and adaptability. Insect biotechnology using this insect resource is an emerging area for future biotechnology with various applications. Insect resources have long been used to make food and/or functional food, feed, cosmetics as well as medicine and industrial ingredients. Recently, one of the most well-known industrial material from insect is spider silk that could be commercialize in near future. The insect cell lines have been used to express recombinant proteins that were difficult to be functional expression. For public purpose, while, the insect could be good amenity source and plant farming, so leisure resource. Only the interdisciplinary research will guarantee the successful story for insect biotechnology. And biochemical engineers should used insect as a bioresource for new products with applications in medicine, agriculture, and industrial biotechnology in near future. This review will cover state-of-the art of this field and the research and application areas of insect biotechnology and the possible role of biochemical engineer for the development of the future biotechnology using this bioresource.
Insect;Biotechnology;Biomass;Biochemical engineering;Spider silk;Interdisciplinary work;
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