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Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Management

1st Edition

Edited by Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Saher Islam

Apple Academic Press

287 pages | 11 Color Illus. | 19 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-12-15
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This new volume, Beneficial Microbes for Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Management, reviews the multifaceted interactions among microbes, ecosystems, and their pivotal role in maintaining a more balanced environment, in order to help facilitate living organisms coexisting with the natural environment.

Microbes are the most abundant organisms in the biosphere and regulate many critical elemental and biogeochemical phenomenona. Because microbes are the key players in the carbon cycle and in related biological reactions, microbial ecology is a vital research area for understanding the contribution of the biosphere in global warming and the response of the natural environment to climate variations. The beneficial uses of microbes have enabled constructive and cost-effective responses that have not been possible through physical or chemical methods.

This book provides valuable information on microbial utilization for environmental sustainability and provides fascinating insights into microbial diversity.

Table of Contents

1. Mycorrhiza: A Potential Bio-Enhancer in Agriculture Production Systems

Bakulranjan Jana

2. Plant Growth Promoting Microbiome Networks

Özlem Akkaya, Mine Gül Şeker, and Yelda Özden Çiftçi

3. Plant Growth-Promoting Endophytic Bacteria and Their Potential Benefits in Asian Countries

Nittaya Pitiwittayakul and Somboon Tanasupawat

4. Eccentricity in the Behavior of Pencillium Spp. as Phytopathogen and Phytoaugmentor

Dhaval Patel et al.

5. Environmental Management of E-Waste by Biological Process

Aparna Gunjal et al.

6. Microbial Degradation of Wastes for Environmental Protection

Manobendro Sarker and Md. Maksudur Rahman

7. Soil Microbial Biofilm Communities and Their Interactions

Bindu Sadanandan, Priya Ashrit, and V. Vijayalakshmi

8. Bacteriological Removal of Azo Dyes: An Eco-Friendly Approach

Shanmugapriya Saravanabhavan et al.

9. Impact of Soil-Plant Microbe Interaction in Metal-Contaminated Soils

Neetu Sharma, Abhinashi Singh, and Navneet Batra

10. Radiation-Resistant Thermophiles: From High Temperature and Radiation to Engineered Bioremediation

Preeti Ranawat and Seema Rawat

11. Dynamic Potential of Indigenous and Effective Microbes in Wastewater Treatment Processes

Jeyabalan Sangeetha et al.

12. Earthworms and Microbes in Environmental Management through Vermitechnology-Mediated Organic Farming

Abdullah Adil Ansari

About the Editors

Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Central University of Kerala at Kasaragod, South India. She earned her BSc in Microbiology and PhD in Environmental Science from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.

Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Senior Assistant Professor at Karnatak University in South India.

Saher Islam, MPhil, is an International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP) Scholar at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biological Diversity