1st Edition

Advances in Microbial Biotechnology Current Trends and Future Prospects

Edited By PhD. Kumar, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Pranjal Chandra Copyright 2019
    590 Pages 8 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    590 Pages 8 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    590 Pages 8 Color & 48 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    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.

    The Genomics of Major Foodborne Pathogens: An Update

    Spiros Paramithiotis and Eleftherios H. Drosinos

    Microbial Beta Glucanase in Agriculture

    Lekshmi K. Edison, S. Shiburaj, and N. S. Pradeep

    Application of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in Agriculture

    Sushanto Gouda, Rout George Kerry, Dibyaranjan Samal, Gyana Prakash Mahapatra, Gitishree Das, and Jayanta Kumar Patra

    Microbial Pesticides: Potential Alternative

    Bigneswar Baliyarsingh, Aseem Mishra, and Saktikanta Rath

    Microalgae: A Potential Source of Biofuel

    Devendra Kumar, Priyanka Nehra, Anuj Kumar, and Neeraj Kumar

    Prospects and Application of Azospirillum Spp. as a Natural Agricultural Biofertilizer

    D. Mohapatra, N. R. Singh, and S. K. Rath

    Yeast: A Multifaceted Eukaryotic Microbe and Its Biotechnological Applications

    Nayan Moni Deori, Rachayeeta Deb, Riddhi Banerjee, and Shirisha Nagotu

    Antimicrobials for Textile Finishes

    Sagarika Devi

    Influence of Wastewater Use in Agriculture: Advances in Human and Plant Health

    Kavindra Kumar Kesari and Vijay Tripathi

    Microbial Fuel Cells for Wastewater Treatment, Bioremediation, and Bioenergy Production

    Ravinder Kumar and Pradeep Kumar

    Role of Microorganisms in the Removal of Fluoride

    Shubha Dwivedi, Prasenjit Mondal, and Chandrajit Balomajumder

    Application of Microorganisms in Biodegradation of Cyanide from Waste Water

    Naveen Dwivedi, Chandrajit Balomajumder, and Prasenjit Mondal

    Microbial Infections and Human Health: What Ayurveda Can Offer

    Chethala N. Vishnuprasad

    Bacteria Biofilms and Their Impact on Human Health

    Mukesh Kumar Yadav

    Prevention of Colorectal Cancer Through Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics: A Critical Review

    Sushrirekha Das, Smita H. Panda, Niladri B. Kar, Nakulananda Mohanty, and Hrudayanath Thatoi

    Purification and Characterization of Microbial Polygalacturonases: An Update

    Gautam Anand, Sangeeta Yadav, Aiman Tanveer, and Dinesh Yadav

    Natural Agents Against Filariasis: A Review

    Vishal Kumar Soni

    Maximizing Expression and Yield of Human Recombinant Proteins from Bacterial Cell Factories for Biomedical Applications

    Manash P. Borgohain, Gloria Narayan, H. Krishna Kumar, Chandrima Dey, and Rajkumar P. Thummer

    Microbes and Nanotechnology: A Potent Confluence

    Reecha Sahu and Lata S. B. Upadhyay

    Potential Applications of Nanotechnology: An Interface in Modern Science

    Anjan Kumar Pradhan and Sushil Kumar Sahu

    A Systematic Study on Phytosynthesized Silver Nanoparticles and Their Antimicrobial Mode of Action

    Anupriya Baranwal, Ananya Srivastava, and Pranjal Chandra


    Jayanta Kumar. Patra Kumar PhD. , Pranjal Chandra

    "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