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Advances in Microbial Biotechnology
Current Trends and Future Prospects

ISBN 9781774631577
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
590 Pages 8 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Over the last few decades, the rapid and vast development of advanced microbial bioresources and metagenomics techniques has completely transformed the field of microbial biotechnology. Our understanding of microbial diversity, evolutionary biology, and microbial interaction with their animal and plant hosts at molecular level has been revolutionized with an abundance of new research.

This new volume, Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current Trends and Future Prospect, focuses on the application of microorganisms for several purposes: for plant protection and improvement, for environmental remediation purposes, and for the improvement of human health.

Various applications of microorganisms are covered broadly and have been appropriately reflected in depth in different chapters. The book is divided into four major sections:

  • applied microbiology in agriculture

  • microbes in the environment

  • microbes in human health

  • microbes in nanotechnology

The book provides insight into the diverse microorganisms that have been explored and exploited in the development of various applications for agricultural improvements. The book also looks at the application of microbes for the removal of pollutants and the recovery of metals and oils. Also discussed is the detection and exploitation of microorganisms in the diagnosis of human diseases, providing possible holistic approaches to health.

This new volume will provide a wealth of information on new research on the application of microbial biotechnology today.

Table of Contents

The Genomics of Major Foodborne Pathogens: An Update. Microbial Beta Glucanase in Agriculture. Application of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Agriculture. Microbial Pesticides: Potential Alternative. Microalgae: A Potential Source of Biofuel. Prospects and Application of Azospirillum Spp. as a Natural Agricultural Biofertilizer. Yeast: A Multifaceted Eukaryotic Microbe and Its Biotechnological Applications. Antimicrobials for Textile Finishes. Influence of Wastewater Use in Agriculture: Advances in Human and Plant Health. Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment, Bioremediation, and Bioenergy Production. Role of Microorganisms in the Removal of Fluoride. Application of Microorganisms in Biodegradation of Cyanide from Waste Water. Microbial Infections and Human Health: What Ayurveda Can Offer. Bacteria Biofilms and Their Impact on Human Health. Prevention of Colorectal Cancer through Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Synbiotics: A Critical Review. Purification and Characterization of Microbial Polygalacturonases: An Update. Natural Agents Against Filariasis: A Review. Maximizing Expression and Yield of Human Recombinant Proteins from Bacterial Cell Factories for Biomedical Applications. Microbes and Nanotechnology: A Potent Confluence. Potential Applications of Nanotechnology: An Interface in Modern Science. A Systematic Study on Phytosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles and Antimicrobial Mode of Action

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"A collection of many interesting topics on the application and prospects of microbial biotechnology in agriculture, environment and advanced nanotechnology. The book highlights the use of microorganisms in various fields to improve the agricultural production and in a number of environmental applications including removal of pollutants, bioleaching, bioremediation etc. This is a compelling and delightfully readable narrative. The nanotechnology section describes many of the recent approaches used in medicine and other fields. I strongly appreciate the efforts made by the editors and the contributing authors in bringing such useful content, which will be helpful for the scientific community in many ways."

—Dr. Anjan Pradhan, PDF Scientist, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,

Virginia, USA