Plant genetic engineering has revolutionized our ability to produce genetically improved plant varieties. A large portion of our major crops have undergone genetic improvement through the use of recombinant DNA techniques in which microorganisms play a vital role. The cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes into plants has utilized microbes at every step-from cloning and characterization of a gene to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers the important aspects of Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture with and aim to improve crop yield.
Microbes and their Contributions to Plant Biotechnology; Genetically Modified Plants: Applications and Issues; Rhizobial Production Technology; Phosphorus Solubilizing Microorganisms and their Role in Plant Growth Promotion; Biotechnology of Biofertilizers for Rice Crop; Physiological and Genetic Effects of Bacterial ACC Deaminase on Plants; Rhizobial Strain Improvement: Genetic Analysis and Modification; Influence of Microorganisms/ Microbial Product on Water and Sediment Quality in Aquaculture Ponds; Linking Ecotechnology and Biotechnology in Aquaculture; Marine Microbial Biotechnology and Aquaculture-An Overview; Microbial Degradation of Pesticides: Atrazine as a Case Study; Microbiological Technology for Extraction of Jute and Allied Fibres; Microbial Bioconversions of Agri-Horticultural Produces into Alcoholic Beverages-Global Scenario; Aquaculture Biotechnology for Enhanced Fish Production for Human Consumption; Microbial Processing of Agricultural Residues for Production of Food, Feed and Food-Additives