The new volume takes an interdisciplinary look at current technical challenges and recent developmental trends in microbial biotechnology. It covers an avalanche of new information available through research by focusing on a broad spectrum of issues on different microorganisms and their recent applications and implications in agriculture, soil science and forestry, industry, and public health and medicine.
Microbes present in our immediate environment have a direct or indirect influence leading to either a harmful or beneficial effect. Microbial Biotechnology: Technological Challenges and Developmental Trends is divided into four major sections that focus on
Part I: Antimicrobial Agents: Role and Applications in Medicine and Health Care
Part II: Role of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology
Part III: Microbial Enzymes and Their Potential Industrial Applications
Part IV: Microorganisms in Environment: Role and Industrial Applications
Topic include organic chemistry, biomass conversion, optimal production processes for different microbes, screening methods, and application of omics approaches such as (meta) genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, or other biotechnology tools, to provide a deeper understanding of the microbial-based new and emerging products, trends, processes, and technologies.
The chapters present unbiased original research results on microbes by incorporating case studies wherever appropriate. Providing research findings applicable to the development of new methodologies, applications, and technologies, the book will be a valuable resource for people working in various fields of microbiology.
Antimicrobial agents: Role and Applications in Medicine and Health Care. Antimicrobial Peptides from Plants and Their Applications. Development of Antitubercular Agents through Hybridization Strategies, Future Challenges, and Perspectives. Novel Bioactive Compounds from an Endophytic Chaetomium arcuatum Strain Saf-2 Isolated from Semecarpus anacardium. Understanding Role of Biomarkers in Pathogenesis of Sepsis. Role of Copper in Modifying Cisplatin-Induced Cytotoxicity in Yeast. Role of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology. Role of Microbiome: Insights into the Kin Recognition Process in Oryza sativa by Proteomic and Metabolomic Studies. Associative Effect of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Rhizobium on Plant Growth and Biological Control of Charcoal Rot in Green Gram [Vigna raidata L. (Wilczek)]. Morphological Changes in Vigna radiata Root under Cadmium-Induced Stress in the Presence of Plant Growth Promoting Enterobacter sp. C1D. Potential USe of Trichoderma Species as Promising Plant Growth Stimulator in Tomato (Lycopersicum esculantum L.). Microbial Enzymes and Their Potential Industrial Applications. Strain Improvement of Aspergillus niger for the Enhanced Production of Cellulase in Solid State Fermentation. Screening, Quantification and Purification of Cellulases from Soil Actinomycetes. Kinetics Studies of Alkali-Pretreated Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Using Cellulase. Secretion of Ligninolytic Enzymes by the White Rot Fungus Stereum ostrea Immobilized on Polyurethane Cubes under the Influence of Chlorpyrifos. Structure and Gas Diffusion Path Analysis of Hydrogenase Enzymes by Homology Modeling. Nivedita Sahu, Anirudh Nelabhotla, and Pradhan Nityananda. Microorganisms in Environment: Role and Industrial Applications. Saccharomyces cerevisiae as an Efficient Biological Agent for Decolorization of Reactive Dyes in the Textile Industry. Metabolite Profiling and Biological Activities of Extrolites from Aspergillus turcosus Strain KZR131 Isolated from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India. Morphological, Cultural and Molecular Diversity of the Salt-Tolerant Alkaliphilic Actinomycetes from Saline Habitats. Microbial Population Dynamics of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh for Xylanase Production. 19. Phylogenetic and Phenogram Based Diversity of Haloalkaliphilic Bacteria from the Saline Desert. Fungal Biotransformation of Drugs: Potential Applications in the Pharma Industry. Index.