1st Edition

Microbial Biotechnology in Horticulture, Vol. 1

Edited By R C Ray, O.P. Ward Copyright 2006

    The application of microbial biotechnology to horticulture is of great importance, because it has the potential to increase productivity, to enhance quality and shelf-life of the produce and to develop novel techniques in food processing and for conversion of horticultural wastes into renewal energy sources. In addition, a wide array of scientific activities and resulting associated products, including biofertilizers, biological N2-fixation, microbial pesticides and microbial bio-control agents against plant pathogens focus at the interface between applied microbiology and horticulture. This volume attempts to highlight some of the significant aspects of the subjects. Volume 2 of this book will highlight subjects like food biotechnology, coffee and cocoa fermentation, applications of microbial enzymes in food processing, single cell protein and wine biotechnology among others.

    Microbial Biotechnology in Horticulture
    An Overview
    Utilization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Horticulture; Nitrogen (N2) Fixation in Vegetable Legumes: Biotechnological Perspectives
    Microbial Control of Plant Pathogens of Horticultural Crops
    An Overview; Biological Control of Plant Diseases by Natural and Genetically Engineered Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp.
    Microbial Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables: Current Concepts and Future Outlook; Bacillus thuringiensis Use in Horticulture: A Molecular Perspective
    Microbiology of Potatoes and Potato Products
    Microbiology of Fresh and Minimally Processed Vegetables
    Microbial Technology of Fermented Vegetables
    Post Harvest Microbial Biotechnology of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops
    Cassava Fermentation in Latin America: Fermented Starch
    Microbial Starch Converting Enzymes of the a-Amylase Family
    Mushroom: Production, Disease, Management and Processing
    Production of Renewable Energy from Agricultural and Horticultural Substrates and Wastes


    R C Ray