1st Edition

Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture, Vol. 1

By R C Ray Copyright 2005
    508 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    In agriculture, microbial biotechnology covers a wide array of subjects ranging from biofertilizers to biological control of pests and diseases; from biological N 2 -fixation to lignocellulose degradation; from production of biomass and biofuels to genetically engineered plants. Similarly, microbial biotechnology in aquaculture touches several aspects such as biofilms, bioprocessing of biomaterials (metabolites, enzymes, proteins, exopolysaccharides, etc.), application of biofertilizers, probiotics, bio-remediation of contaminated water, etc. This book is an attempt to highlight the significant aspects of the vast subject area like application of microbial biotechnology in agriculture and aquaculture.

    Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture - An Overview; Biotechnology of Soil Enzymes
    Rhizobial Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture: Biotechnological Perspectives
    The Agro-industrial Productions Valorization
    The Possible Role of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi
    Microbial Biotechnology of Sulfur in Agriculture
    Interactions among Beneficial Soil Microorganisms
    Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agricultural Production in Arid Soils; Soil Microbial Biomass and Activity -Lasting Impact of Agricultural De-intensification
    Use of Microbial Biofertilizers for Sustainable Aquaculture/Fish Culture
    Actinomycetes Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture
    Trichoderma
    Systematics, Molecular Taxonomy and Agricultural and Industrial Applications
    Biological Control of Soil-borne Sclerotial Pathogens using Fluorescent Pseudomonads
    Biotechnology Applied for the Utilization of Lignocellulose Biomass
    Use of Microbes in Managing Post-harvest Crop Residues
    Sugarcane Residue as a Case Study
    Microbial Technology for Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Forestry Wastes