1st Edition

Integrative Approaches to Biotechnology

Edited By Atul Bhargava, Shilpi Srivastava Copyright 2024
    286 Pages 30 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    286 Pages 30 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biotechnology is one of the fastest emerging fields that has attracted attention of conventional biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, medical and agricultural scientists. The coming decades are likely to witness a boom in biotechnology, which is expected to surpass information technology as the new engine of the global economy. Biotechnology is experiencing a revolution that will affect every facet of our lives, from crop improvement to commerce, drugs and sustainable development. New approaches and a plethora of information available at a frantic pace demands its dissemination to the scientific community. The current book has been written with the specific objective of providing information on the recent developments in biotechnology to the readers.

    The proposed book presents a multidisciplinary approach to the latest information and developments in biotechnology in an easy-to-read, succinct format. The book has been divided into 6 sections and 15 chapters giving an in-depth analysis of the latest research and developments in the biotechnological realm. The topics have been presented in a lucid, easy-to-read methodical way with illustrations and suitable case studies to provide additional help and clarity. The authors have tried to present state-of-the-art and integrative information in a manner that familiarizes the reader with the important concepts and tools of recent biotechnological studies. Apart from biotechnological personnel, the book would also be useful for readers of diverse disciplines such as bioinformatics, agriculture, environmental science, pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry and general biology.


    • A systematic overview of the recent state-of-the-art technologies.
    • Novel contents with maximum coherence.
    • Extensive use of examples and case studies to illustrate how each technique has been used in practice.
    • Incorporation of the latest information on these topics from recent research papers.

    This book serves as a reference book and presents information in an accessible way for students, researchers and scientific investigators in biotechnology. It may also be used as a textbook for postgraduate-level courses in biological sciences.

    Section I: Plant Biotechnology

    Chapter 1. Insights in Plant Epigenetics
    Shilpi Srivastava, Francisco Fuentes, and Atul Bhargava

    Chapter 2. Recent Advances in Biotechnological Interventions for Nutritional Enhancement of Linseed (Linum usitatissimum L)
    Ramanuj Maurya and Pawan Kumar Pal

    Chapter 3. Abiotic Stress and Candid Conduct of Proteins
    Srishti Shukla, Vineet Awasthi, Shalini Singh Visen, and Gurjeet Kaur

    Section II: Microbial and Medical Biotechnology

    Chapter 4. Long Non-coding RNA: Is the Junk Worth It?
    Arushi Misra

    Chapter 5. Exosomes as a Therapeutic Tool against Infectious Diseases
    Nishant Sharma and Nevadita Sharma

    Chapter 6. Plant Thionins: The Green Antimicrobial Agents
    Raghvendra Pandey and Shilpi Srivastava

    Section III: Nanobiotechnology

    Chapter 7. Curcumin Nanoemulsions: Recent Advances and Applications
    T.P. Sari, Kiran Verma, Prarabdh C. Badgujar, Monika Sharma, Benoît Moreau, Deborah Lanterbecq, Vinay B. Raghvendra, and Minaxi Sharma

    Chapter 8. Mechinism and Method of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles (ZnO NPs): Induced Toxicity in Biological Systems
    Anurag Kumar Srivastav, Supriya Karpathak, Jyoti Prakash, and Mahadeo Kumar

    Section IV: Environmental Biotechnology

    Chapter 9. Waste Management with Thermophilic Bacteria
    Nevadita Sharma and Nishant Sharma

    Chapter 10. Extremophiles: Biofactories for Bioremediation
    Rachna Chaturvedi

    Section V: Bioinformatics

    Chapter 11. Role of Bacterial Infection in Cancer Genomics
    Suchitra Singh, Piyush Kumar Yadav, and Ajay Kumar Singh

    Chapter 12. Structural Recognition and Cleavage Mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein
    N. Dhingra, U. Bhardwaj, R. Bhardwaj, S. Sharma

    Chapter 13. Decoding Transcriptomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Computational Approach
    Prekshi Garg and Prachi Srivastava

    Chapter 14. Next-Generation Sequencing Technologies for the Development of Disease-Resistant Plants
    Aryan Shukla and Ruchi Yadav

    Section VI: Biochemistry

    Chapter 15. Alcohol Dehydrogenases: Structural and Functional Diversity
    Upagya Gyaneshwari, Kumari Swati, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Anand Prakash, Priti Pal, Babli Kumari, and Brijesh Pandey


    Dr. Atul Bhargava is Head of the  Department of Botany, School of Life Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, India. He completed his PhD in 2005 from National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, and has over 16 years of teaching and research experience. His research interests include genetic improvement of crop plants, nanobiotechnology and phytoremediation. Dr. Bhargava has published 55 research papers on these topics in international, peer-reviewed journals, as well as 5 books and numerous book chapters. He also has more than 4000 citations of his work. Dr. Atul Bhargava is also serving as an editorial board member of several international journals of repute. 

    Dr. Shilpi Srivastava is Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Campus, Lucknow. Her research areas include nanobiotechnology, biological synthesis of nanoparticles and their antimicrobial activity. She has 16 years of research and teaching experience, and has published 5 books, several book chapters and numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has attended and presented her research work in various national and international conferences. Dr. Srivastava is a referee for a number of international journals and is also a member of the editorial boards of several international journals.