379 pages | 22 Color Illus. | 95 B/W Illus.
Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers
Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trendsoffers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case studies—to highlight relevant topics, issues, and recent developments surrounding this highly interdisciplinary field. It factors in metagenomics and microbial biofuels production, and incorporates major contributions from a wide range of disciplines that include microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering. In addition, it also provides a variety of photos, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material.
The book consists of 15 chapters and contains subject matter that addresses:
Students, scientists, and researchers can benefit from Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends, a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, bioprocess/fermentation technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, food innovations/food processing, plant agriculture/crop improvement, energy and environment management, and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology.
Microbial biotechnology: An introduction; Farshad Darvishi Harzevili
Screening of microbial metabolites and bioactive components;Ram Baskaran, PM Mohan, S Ganesamoorthy, and Ashok Kumar
Metagenomics as advanced screening methods for novel microbial metabolites;Sakshi Sharma and Jyoti Vakhlu
Genetic engineering of nonconventional yeasts for the production of valuable compounds;Andriy Sibirny, Catherine Madzak, and Patrick Fickers
Induced anhydrobiosis: Powerful method for preservation of industrial microorganisms;Armando Hernández García
Recent developments in solid-state fermentation: Chinese herbs as substrate;Hongzhang Chen and Guanhua Li
Microbial biofuels production;Anoop Singh and Poonam Singh Nigam
Microbial production of organic acids;Sarafadeen Olateju Kareem and Temitope Banjo
Microbial amino acids production;Zafar Alam Mahmood
Probiotics: The possible alternative to disease chemotherapy;Adel M Mahasneh and Muna M Abbas
Microbial healthcare products;Zafar Alam Mahmood and Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood
Microbial biomass production;Ashok Kumar
Microbial biofertilizers and their pilot-scale production;Santosh Kumar Sethi, Jayanti Kumari Sahu, and Siba Prasad Adhikary
Bacterial biocontrol agents;Rikita Gupta and Jyoti Vakhlu
Microbial biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons;Pankaj Kumar Jain