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1st Edition

Microbes for Restoration of Degraded Ecosystems

ISBN 9780367147877
Published January 21, 2019 by CRC Press
368 Pages

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Book Description

Remediation of contaminants caused by growing human civilization and industrialization is a serious environmental issue. Recent research has shown that soil microorganisms play an important role in remediating and improving disturbed ecosystems. This approach is eco-friendly and relatively less expensive. The present book covers the investigations carried out using microbes for restoration of degraded eco-systems.
Please note: This volume is Co-published with New India Publishing Agency, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Table of Contents

1. Status of Beneficial Microbes and their Role as Bio-inoculants for Reclamation of Saline Areas in Tamil Nadu 2. Significance of Microbes for Humification Process 3. Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Microbes and Agro Wastes: An Ecofriendly Inexpensive Approach for Remediation of Heavy Metal Polluted Environment 4. Can Mycorrhizal Fungi Influence Plant Diversity and Production in an Ecosystem? 5. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Quenching the Detrimental Effects of Heavy Metals for Sustainable Agriculture of Crop Plants 6. Improvement of Growth of Tree Seedlings in Heavy Metal Polluted Soil 7. Biological Recovery of Metals from Electronic Waste Polluted Environment Using Microorganisms 8. Microbial Degradation of Textile Dye Wastes - an Eco-friendly Approach 9. Engineered Microbes for Remediation of Toxic Pollutants and Restoration of Contaminated Environments 10. Bioremediation of Pesticide Contaminated Soil: A Cost Effective Approach to Improve Soil Fertility 11. Ecological Restoration and Bioremediation of Canadian Mining Boreal Ecosystems 12. Microbial Restoration in Mined-out Areas Under Reduced Ecosystem - An Overview 13. Biological Synergism for Reclamation of Mined Lands 14. Mycorrhizal Fungi in Restoration of Coastal Forests 15. Biological Degradation of Crude Oil Contaminants and its Application in Indonesia

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D.J. Bagyaraj is the Chairman at Centre for Natural Biological Resources and Community Development, Bangalore, India.

Jamaluddin is Emeritus Scientist (CSIR) at Department of Biological Science, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India