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1st Edition

Microbial Biotechnology
An Interdisciplinary Approach

Edited By

Pratyoosh Shukla

ISBN 9780367574130
Published June 30, 2020 by CRC Press
378 Pages

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Book Description

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach covers all aspects of microbial biotechnology, whilst bringing the field of functional foods and microbial bioremediation to the fore. Recounting the interdisciplinary scope of biotechnology and its discoveries, this text presents innovative ideas in the field of emerging biotechnology providing the scientific community with a much needed new resource.

Acting as an important means of information for researchers working in interdisciplinary areas of research, this text:

  • Envisages the recent ideas of novel findings in microbiology

  • Provides insight into the various interdisciplinary research avenues

  • Uniquely covers a diverse range of topics

  • Presents groundbreaking new findings in key areas of modern biotechnology

Enhanced and straight forward descriptions cater to the needs of researchers working in areas of bacterial exopolysaccharides, microalgal proteomics, applications of Microbial L-asparaginases, novel aspects of bioremediation, Probiotics and their impact on society, and microbial community analysis in waste water treatment techniques. It will also prove crucial reading for senior undergraduate and graduate students and professionals working in areas of modern biotechnology.

Table of Contents

1. Bacterial exopolysaccharides: Major types and future prospects  2. BIOREMEDIATION: "A novel green technology to clean up highly contaminated chromium mining sites of Odisha"  3. Recent developments in food Biotechnology to improve human health with probiotics with special emphasis on lowering of cholesterol. 4. Molecular characterization and quantification of microbial communities in wastewater treatment systems  5. Thermostable enzymes and their industrial applications  6. Microbial enzymes for pulp and paper industry: Prospects and developments 7. Rhizobacteria: Tools for the management of plant abiotic stresses 8. Betulin biotransformation towards its anti tumor activities: A brief overview.  9. Optimizing the performance of wastewater treatment plants and effluent quality using evolutionary algorithms  10. Production of fructooligosaccharides as ingredient of probiotic applications: future scope and trends  11. Avenues in Ophthalmic Optical Coherence tomography (OCT) in medical biotechnology: Prospects and future trends.

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Pratyoosh Shukla is Head of the Department of Microbiology at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India.