Picture of a sphere with binary code

Making Strathclyde research discoverable to the world...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs. It exposes Strathclyde's world leading Open Access research to many of the world's leading resource discovery tools, and from there onto the screens of researchers around the world.

Explore Strathclyde Open Access research content

Guidelines for reporting of biocatalytic reactions

Halling, P.J. and Gardossi, L. (2010) Guidelines for reporting of biocatalytic reactions. Trends in Biotechnology, 28 (4). pp. 171-180. ISSN 0167-7799

[img] Microsoft Word (Gardossi10_preprint.doc)
Gardossi10_preprint.doc

Download (403kB)

Abstract

Enzymes and whole cells are being increasingly applied in research and industry, but the adoption of biocatalysis relies strongly on useful scientific literature. Unfortunately, too many published papers lack essential information needed to reproduce and understand the results. Here, members of the scientific committee of the European Federation of Biotechnology Section on Applied Biocatalysis (ESAB) provide practical guidelines for reporting experiments. The document embraces the recommendations of the STRENDA initiative (Standards for Reporting Enzymology Data) in the context of pure enzymology and provides further guidelines and explanations on topics of crucial relevance for biocatalysis. In particular, guidelines are given on issues such as the selectivity, specificity, productivity and stability of biocatalysts, as well as on methodological problems related to reactions in multiphase systems. We believe that adoption and use of these guidelines would greatly increase the value and impact of published work in biocatalysis, and hence promote the further growth of applications.