1st Edition

Bioresource Utilization and Management Applications in Therapeutics, Biofuels, Agriculture, and Environmental Science

    574 Pages 10 Color & 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    574 Pages 10 Color & 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    574 Pages 10 Color & 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The need for exploration, conservation, and sustainable utilization of bioresources is undeniable for the survival and growth of mankind. This new book throws light on new and recent research on and development of effective strategies for sustainable utilization of bioresources using modern tools and techniques to help meet this challenge. This volume addresses the utilization of bioresources in therapeutics, in biofuel, in agriculture, and in environmental protection. Beginning with the diverse potential applications of bioresources in food, medicine, and cosmetics, the volume goes on to address the various different underutilized bioresources and their sustainable uses. It discusses important advances in biofuel and patents that highlight recent developments that address the energy crises and the continuously fluctuating cost of petroleum. It explores new renewable energy sources from bioresources and their sustainable utilization in the bioenergy and biofuel industry.

    Several chapters focus on the sustainable utilization of bioresources in the agricultural sector. The volume considers that developing countries have huge agricultural resources that could be employed for production of value-added byproducts for the sustainable development of a bio-based economy. The book discusses efficient use of underexploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of genetics approaches for bioresource conservation and production of value-added products. Further, strategies for the production of biopesticides utilizing bioresources are also discussed.

    Part I: Utilization of Bioresources in Therapeutics

    1. Antifungal Drugs from Endophytic Microbes: Present and Future Prospects

    Rajreepa Talukdar, Sushmita Paul, and Kumananda Tayung

    2. Bioactive Compounds and Herbal Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Jayashree Prusty and Srikanta Jena

    3. Wild Cucurbits: An Ethnomedicinally Important Plant Species for Aboriginals of the Similipal Biosphere Reserve, Odisha, India

    Yasaswinee Rout, Sanjeet Kumar, Gitishree Das, and Jayanta Kumar Patra

    4. The Miracle Plant—Moringa

    Karabi Biswas and Sankar Narayan Sinha

    5. Biomedical Application of Polymeric Biomaterial: Polyhydroxybutyrate

    S. Mohapatra, D. Mohanty, S. Mohapatra, S. Sharma, S. Dikshit, I. Kohli, D. P. Samantaray, R. Kumar, and Meghavi Kathpalia

    6. Thermostable Cyclodextrin Glycosyltransferase (CGTase): Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Application of Cyclodextrins and Its Enzymatic Production

    Amrita Swain, Luna Samanta, and Dhananjay Soren

    7. Mangrove Plants in Therapeutic Management of Diabetes: An Update

    Swagat Kumar Das, Dibyajyoti Samantaray, and Swatismita Behera

    Part II: Utilization of Bioresources in Biofuel

    8. Microalgae as a Viable Bioresource for Sustainable Biofuel Production through Biorefinery Technologies

    Bunushree Behera, Suman Nayak, S. Rangabhashiyam, R. Jayabalan, and P. Balasubramanian

    9. Fruit Peel Waste “Biorefinery” and Sustainability Issues

    Pranav D. Pathak, Saurabh N. Joglekar, Sachin A. Mandavgane, and Bhaskar D. Kulkarni

    .10. Utilization of Bioresources: Towards Biomass Valorization for Biofuels

    Samuel Eshorame Sanni, Oluranti Agboola, Emetere Moses, Emeka Okoro, Sam Sunday Adefila, Rotimi Sadiku, and Peter Alaba

    11. Lignocellulosic Waste-Derived Bioethanol as Potential Biofuel for the Transportation Sector: Sources and Technological Advancements

    Shitarashmi Sahu, Krishna Pramanik, and Neelam Meher

    12. Cost-Effective Production of Biofuels from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Prospects and Challenges

    K. C. Samal and Laxmipreeya Behera

    13. Monitoring Innovations in Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Patent-Based Approach

    Suruchee Samparna Mishra, Sonali Mohapatra, and Hrudayanath Thatoi

    Part III: Utilization of Bioresources in Agriculture

    14. Effective Utilization of Palm Mesocarpic Husk: An Agrowaste in Producing Major Phenolics and Other Chemicals

    Swapan Kumar Ghosh and Kingsuk Das

    15. CRISPR/Cas9: An Invention for Plant Breeding and Agricultural Sustainability

    Debashrita Mittra and Sabuj Sahoo

    16. Self-Sustained Ramie Cultivation in Tripura, a Source of Multiple Commercial Uses for Adoption as an Alternative Livelihood

    Shaon Ray Chaudhuri, Basant Kumar Agarwala, Sunil K. Sett, Priyasankar Chaudhuri, Piyali Paul, Gourav Bhattacharjee, Sumona Deb, Sukanya Chowdhury, Purnasree Devi, Sinchini Barman, Mandakini Gogoi, Tethi Biswas, Purabi Baidya, Abhispa Bora, Amrita Chakraborty, Chaitali Chanda, Saurav Saha, Ajoy Modak, Gautam Das, Priya Sarkar, Ronald Jamatia, Amitava Mukherjee, Ashutosh Kumar, Ashoke Ranjan Thakur, Mathumal Sudarshan, Rajib Nath, Leena Mishra, Indranil Mukherjee, Gautam Bose, Amarpreet Singh, and Ranjan Kumar Naik

    17. Azolla: A Viable Resource of Biofertilizer and Livestock Feed for Sustainable Development of Farming Community

    Upendra Kumar, Snehasini Rout, Megha Kaviraj, Swastika Kundu, Hari Narayan, Himani Priya, and A. K. Nayak

    Part IV: Utilization of Bioresources in the Environment

    18. Bioremediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Environment Using Bacteria: An Update

    Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Ritesh Pattanaik, Birendra Kumar Bindhani, Hrudayanath Thatoi, and Pankaj Kumar Parhi

    19. Potential Applications of Coal Fly Ash: A Focus on Its Fungistatic Properties and Zeolite Synthesis

    Sangeeta Raut

    20. Heavy Metal Toxicity and Their Bioremediation Using Microbes, Plants, and Nanobiomaterials

    S. K. Sahu and H. G. Behuria

    21. Spent Coffee Waste Conversion to Value-Added Products for the Pharmaceutical and Horticulture Industry

    Priya Sarkar, Tethi Biswas, Chaitali Chanda, Amrita Saha, Mathumal Sudarshan, Chanchal Majumder, and Shaon Ray Chaudhuri

    22. Bioremediation: An Ecofriendly Technology for Sustainable Aquaculture

    S. K. Nayak and P. K. Nanda

    23. Biochar: An Advanced Remedy for Environmental Management and Water Treatment

    Chinmayee Acharya, Aneeya K. Samantara, Abhisek Sasmal, Chittaranjan Panda, and Hrudayanath Thatoi






    Hrudayanath Thatoi, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology of North Orissa University, Baripada, India, where he is also working as the Director of the Centre for Similipal Studies. He has initiated several research projects funded by UGC-DAE Govt. of India, DST Govt. of Odisha, and Forest Department, Govt. of Odisha. To date, Dr. Thatoi has published books, including two textbooks, and more than 250 research papers, proceedings of conferences, and book chapters. He serves as member of several scientific societies and editorial boards of the national and international journals. He is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Biotechnology.

    Swagat Kumar Das, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at College of Engineering and Technology at Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha, India. He has more than nine years of teaching experience and has published over 20 research and review articles as well as several book chapters. He has also co-authored two books. His research activities involve phytochemical analysis and drug development from mangrove plants for diabetes and oxidative stress.

    Mrs. Sonali Mohapatra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, CET, Bhubaneswar, India, and is pursuing her PhD at the College of Engineering and Technology, Ghatika, India. She has been working on biofertilizer production using industrial waste biomass as well as on a metabolomics approach for improving the ethanol tolerance capacity of ethalogenic microorganisms. Mrs. Mohapatra has published more than 15 original research papers in reputed international journals and eight international book chapters and has filed one patent to date.