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Frontiers in Soil and Environmental Microbiology

1st Edition

Edited by Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra, Suraja Kumar Nayak

CRC Press

384 pages | 50 Color Illus. | 25 B/W Illus.

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Soil harbours a wide range of microorganisms with biotic potentials which can be explored for social benefits. The book on Frontiers in Soil and Environmental Microbiology comprises an overview of the complex inter-relationship between beneficial soil microbes and crop plants and highlights the potential for utilization to enhance crop productivity, bioremediation and soil health. The book focuses on important areas of research such as biocide production, pesticide degradation and detoxification, microbial decay processes, remediation of soils contaminated with toxic metals, industrial wastes, and hydrocarbon pollutants.

Salient Features

  • Presents the state-of-the-art of microbial research in environmental and soil microbiology
  • Discusses an integrated and systematic compilation of microbes in the soil environment and its role in agriculture and plant growth and productivity
  • Elucidates microbial application in environmental remediation
  • Explores advanced genomics topics for uncultivable microbes of soil

Table of Contents

1 Role of additives in improving efficiency of bioformulation for plant growth and development

Brahmaprakash G.P., Pramod Kumar Sahu, Lavanya G, Amrita Gupta, Sneha S Nair and Vijaykumar Gangaraddi 2 Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonization of Spartidium saharae and their impact on soil microbiological properties

Mahdhi Mosbah, Mahmoudi Neji and Mars Mohamed

3 Beneficial Role of Aspergillus sp. in agricultural soil and environment

Shubhransu Nayak, Soma Samanta and Arup Kumar Mukherjee

4 Verrucomicrobia in soil: An agricultural prospective

Byomkesh Dash, Swapnarani Nayak, Avishek Pahari and Suraja Kumar Nayak

5 Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria: Prospects and Application

Avishek Pahari, Alisha Pradhan, Suraja Kumar Nayak and Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra

6 Potential Use of Soil Enzymes as Soil Quality Indicators in Agriculture

Adewole Tomiwa Adetunji, Bongani Ncube, Reckson Mulidzi, Francis Bayo Lewu

7 Microorganisms for the imperishable growth of agriculture

Awanish Kumar

8 Mycorrhizae and its Scope in Agriculture

Pratima Ray

9 Industrial applications of novel compounds from Bacillus sp.

Estibaliz Sansinenea

10 Expanding role of microbial products in pharmaceutical development: a concise review

Dibyajyoti Samantaray, Swagat Kumar Das, Hrudayanath Thatoi

11 Thermophilic bacteria- environmental and industrial applications

Balsam T. Mohammad and Punyasloke Bhadury

12 Metagenomics: The Approach and Techniques in Finding New Bioactive Compounds

Bighneswar Baliyarsingh

13 Synthesis of biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates from soil bacteria

Catherine A. Kelly, Tim W. Overton and Mike J. Jenkins

14 Fish processing waste as a beneficial substrate for microbial enzyme production: An overview

Supriya Dash, Soumyashree Barik and Anupama Baral

15 Soil yeasts and its application in biorefineries - second-generation ethanol

Disney Ribeiro Dias, Angélica Cristina de Souza, Luara Aparecida Simões, and Rosane Freitas Schwan

16 Renewable Hydrocarbon from Biomass: Thermo-Chemical, Chemical and Biochemical Perspectives

Tripti Sharma, Diptarka Dasgupta, Preeti Sagar, Arijit Jana, Neeraj Atray,

Siddharth S Ray, Saugata Hazra and Debashish Ghosh

17 Prospect of microbes in the future fuelling

Arpan Das, Priyanka Ghosh, Uma Ghosh and Keshab Chandra Mondal

18 Lignolytic enzymes from fungus: A consolidated bioprocessing approach for bioethanol production

Sonali Mohapatra, Suruchee Samparnna Mishra, Manish Paul and Hrudayanath Thatoi

19 Microbial biofuels: Renewable source of energy

Ekta Narwal, Jairam Choudhary, Surender Singh, Lata Nain, Sandeep Kumar, Mohan Lal Dotaniya, Azad Singh Panwar, R.P. Mishra, Prakash Chand Ghasal, Lalit Krishan Meena, Amit Kumar, and Sunil Kumar

20 Sustainable Bioenergy Options in India: Potential for Microalgal Biofuels

Debesh Chandra Bhattacharya

21 Production of biofuels by anaerobic bacteria

Disney Ribeiro Dias, Maysa Lima Parente, Roberta Hilsdorf Piccoli and Rosane Freitas Schwan

22 Microbial cell factories as a source of bioenergy and biopolymers

Prasun Kumar

23 Production and future scenarios of advanced biofuels from microbes

Swagatika Rout

24 Soil yeasts and their application in biorefineries - Prospects for biodiesel production

Disney Ribeiro Dias, Luara Aparecida Simões, Angélica Cristina de Souza and Rosane Freitas Schwan

25 Production of Biodegradable Polymers (PHAs) by Soil Microbes Utilizing Waste Materials as Carbon Source

Swati Mohapatra, Niteesh Pandey, Saikat Dey, Diptarka Dasgupta, Parsenjit Mondal, Debashish Ghosh and Saugata Hazra

26 Microbial metagenomics: Current advances in investigating microbial ecology and population dynamics

Shreya Ghosh and Alok Prasad Das

27 Effect of Soil Pollution on Soil Microbial Diversity

Mohan Lal Dotaniya, K Aparna, Jairam Choudhary, Chetan Kumar Dotaniya, Praveen Solanki, Ekta Narwal, Kuldeep Kumar, RK Doutaniya, Roshan Lal, Babu L Meena, Manju Lata, Mahendra Singh and Udal Singh

28 Polyhydroxyalkanoates: The Green Polymer

Swati Mohapatra, Sudipto Maity, Swayamsidha Pati, Ankita Dash and Deviprasad Samantaray

29 Impact of Nano Particles on Soil Microbial Ecology

Tapan Adhikari and Samaresh Kundu

30 Chitinase producing soil bacteria: Prospects and Applications

Suraja Kumar Nayak, Byomkesh Dash, Swapnarani Nayak, Swaraj Mohanty and Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra

31 Recent Advances in Bioremediation for Cleanup Inorganic Pollutants Contaminated Soils

Praveen Solanki, Mohan Lal Dotaniya, Neha Khanna, Shiv Singh Meena, Amit Kumar Rabha, Sampda Rawat, Chetan Kumar Dotaniya and Rajeev umar Srivastava

32 Yeast: An agent for biological treatment of agroindustrial residues

Josiane Ferreira Pires and Cristina Ferreira Silva

33 Microalgae: a potential anti-cancerous and anti-inflammatory agent

S. M. Samantaray, Pritikrishna Majhi and Jayalaxmi Dash

34 Rod shaped maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) nanomaterials for adsorptive removal of Cr6+ and Fˉions from aqueous stream

Jyoti Prakash Dhal and Garudadhwaj Hota

About the Editors

Dr Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra is presently working as the ICAR-Emeritus Professor, P.G. Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Science & Humanities, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India after his superannuation from the University in May, 2018. He obtained M. Phil. and Ph.D. Degree in 1983 and 1987 respectively from Berhampur University, Odisha. He has more than 37 years of teaching and research experience. A total of 11 students have been awarded doctoral degree under his supervision from various Universities across India and currently four more are actively working in the field of environmental and soil microbiology. In addition, he has guided more than 25 P.G. students. He has 59 research publications and more than 20 book chapters & research manuscript in various journals of national and international repute. He is credited with 25 accession numbers submitted to NCBI, USA. Also he has contributed research article as book chapter to the encyclopedia ‘Environmental Engineering’ published by Gulf Publishing, USA and book chapters in many more edited books pertaining to soil and environmental microbiology. He has edited 9 books in microbiology and biotechnology published by national and international publishers and 1 book on Botany practical. Currently 2 more edited books are in press from Wiley and NIPA publishers. Moreover he has also successfully completed 1 UGC Major project from Govt. Of India and was the Chief Nodal Officer of project ‘Biofertilizer Production Unit’ under RKVY (Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojana), Govt. of Odisha amounting to 150 Lakh INR. He is awarded as ‘Best teacher award’ from the University in 2012 and from the college in 2015. For significant contributions in microbiology, he was conferred with Prof. Harihar Pattnaik memorial award by the Orissa Botanical Society in 2016. In addition he got best teacher award from Orissa Botanical Society in 2018.

Dr Suraja Kumar Nayak obtained Ph.D. from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology in 2013 and is presently working as Lecturer, Department of Biotechnology, College of Engineering and Technology, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Dr. Nayak has 07 years of teaching and research experience in field of Microbiology and Biotechnology. His areas of teaching and research include general and environmental microbiology, soil microbiology, industrial and food biotechnology, microbial biotechnology. Dr. Nayak has published 14 scientific papers including book chapters in various journals and national and international books. Currently 2 more edited books are in press from Wiley and NIPA publishers. He has also submitted 05 accession no. to NCBI, USA and have presented papers in various national and international seminars. Three numbers of M.Tech and more than 10 B.Tech students have successfully completed their dissertation under his guidance.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General