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Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology
Techniques and Applications

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ISBN 9780367487348
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
224 Pages 22 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Microorganisms have the greatest genetic diversity in the natural ecosystem, and characterization of these microbes is an important step towards discovering novel products or understanding complex biological mechanisms. The advancement of metagenomics coupled with the introduction of the High-Throughput cost-effective NGS technology has expanded the possibilities of microbial research in various biological systems. In addition to traditional culture and biochemical characteristics, omics approaches (metagenomics, metaproteomics, and met transcriptomics) are useful for analyzing the complete microbial communities and their functional attributes in various environments. Metagenomics and Microbial Ecology: Techniques and Applications explore the most recent advances in metagenomics research in the landscape of next-generation sequencing technologies. This book also describes how advances in sequencing technologies are used to study invisible microbes as well as the relationships between microorganisms in their respective environment.


  • Covers wide range of concepts, investigations, and technological advancement in metagenomics at the global level.
  • Highlights the novel and recent approaches to analyze microbial diversity and its functional attributes.
  • Features range of chapters that present an introduction to the field and functional insight of various ecosystems.

Table of Contents

Section-I: An Overview of Metagenomics

Principles and analysis of Metagenomics data

Arun Rawat; P. Singh; S. Al Khodor

Section-II: Metagenomics tools to access microbial diversity

Metagenomics tools for taxonomic annotation

Alma Delia Nicolás Morales, Nohemí Gabriela Cortez Lopez, Sara Cuadros Orellana, Natividad Castro Alarcón, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, María del Rayo Sánchez Carbente, Ramon Alberto Batista García, Yordanis Pérez-Llano

Section-III: Metagenomics of extreme environments

Metagenomic insights into Microbial communities of desert ecosystems

Satish Kumar, Bharat Bhushan, G.C. Wakchaure, Kamlesh K. Meena, Mahesh Kumar, Ajay Kumar Singh, Ajinath Shridhar Dukare and Jagadish Rane

Metagenomic approaches in elucadation of halophiles in coastal area

Jamseel Moopantakath, Madangchanok Imchen, Athira CH, and Ranjith Kumavath

Metagenome assembly for functional diversity associated with Xenobiotic degradation

Ashok Kumar Sharma and Vinay Shankar Dubey

Section-IV: Metagenomics of various ecotypes

Earthworm gut microbiome: The uncharted microbiome

Rashi Miglani, Amrita Kumari Panda, Monu Bala, Jyoti Upadhyay, Nagma Parveen, Ankit Kumar and Satpal Singh Bisht

Metagenomics of pollen borne microbes and gut microbiota of honey bee

Sampat Ghosh, Saeed Mohamadzade Namin, Chueui Jung

Viral metagenomics

Hugo G. Castelán-Sánchez, Xiaolong Liang, María del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Sonia Dávila-Ramos

Fresh water Metagenomics: Overall scenario

D. Patel and P. Chunarkar Patil

Section-V: Applications

Microbiomes and Microbial Ecology in Rice Ecosystems

Arabinda Mahanty, Srikanta Lenka, Raghu S, Amrita Kumari Panda

Understanding the Ecosystem Services of Microbes: It’s a small world after all

Joystu Dutta, Tirthankar Sen and Abhijit Mitra

Commercial exploitation of microbial communal services to enrich plant microbiome

Harikrishnan A, Ramasamy Shanmugavalli, Oshin K, Veena V

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Surajit De Mandal, Ph.D., is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, P. R. China. He has eight years of research experience and published several research articles in international journals. He also acts as acts as an editorial board member/ reviewer for various international journals. His field of interest includes microbial diversity and metagenomics, molecular phylogeny, bioinformatics, and microbial control of insect pests. He is presently working on microbial community analysis using next-generation sequencing methods.

Amrita Kumari Panda, Ph.D is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya Sarguja, Chhattisgarh India. She obtained her Doctoral degree in Biotechnology from Berhampur University, Odisha, India. Dr. Panda received Fast Track Post Doctoral fellowship from Science and Engineering Research Board, Govt. of India, New Delhi. She has more than eight years of research experience in the field of molecular microbiology, microbial diversity and published several articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. She received Federation of European Microbiological Society (FEMS) Meeting grant award in the year 2014. Her research interest includes Metagenomics and Microbial diversity.

N. Senthil Kumar, Ph.D, is Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University with 16 years of teaching and research experience. His field of interest includes Genomics, Molecular phylogeny and Bioinformatics. He is presently working on metagenomics, cancer DNA markers and mutation analysis. During his post-doctoral stint at Sun Yat-sen University, China he was involved in RNAi studies with chitin synthase gene. He has authored more than 90 research papers, and he is the investigator of various national research projects.

Satpal Singh Bisht, D.Sc is an inspiring Professor and researcher in the field of Life Sciences since 20 years. Dr. Satpal Singh Bisht, is an internationally acclaimed Biologist / academician and an administrator. He completed his Doctoral Degree in the year 1992 from Kumaun University, Nainital Uttarakhand, India. Dr. Bisht presently working as Professor of Zoology and Dean Biomedical Sciences at Kumaun University. He has published many research papers and articles in the journals of international repute, visited many countries on academic assignments. Prof. Bisht is a member of various academic bodies of many Universities & Colleges. His major research interest includes exploring the gut microbiome of earthworm using next generation sequencing and DNA barcoding of mountain earthworms. He served as editor & reviewer to many journals, nominated and received many professional awards from many academic organizations.

Dr. Fengliang Jin is presently working as a Professor in the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, 510642 P.R.China. His major research interest is on the role of non-coding RNAs in the regulation of insect immune signal transduction, exploring the interaction mechanism of insects to entomopathogens using next generation sequencing and bioinformatic analysis and RNAi-based functional analysis of immune-related genes and their role in the regulation of antimicrobial peptides of insects. Prof. Jin served as a Principle Investigator for several research projects related to the development of Biopesticide from various agencies. He has several patents, scientific articles and presently serving as a reviewer and editor in many international journals.