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Microbial Surfactants
Volume 2: Applications in Food and Agriculture

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March 10, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
294 Pages 7 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Biosurfactants are surface-active biomolecules produced by a wide variety of microorganisms. They can be produced from renewable sources, and possess high surface activity, high specificity, low toxicity, tolerance to pH, temperature and ionic strength, biodegradability, excellent emulsifying and demulsifying ability, antimicrobial activity, ability.  Biosurfactants have found applications in several industries including organic chemicals, petroleum, petrochemicals, mining, metallurgy (mainly bioleaching), agrochemicals, fertilizers, foods, beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many others.

The enormous diversity of biosurfactants make them an interesting group of materials for application in many areas such as agriculture and food. Both epiphytic and endophytic plant associate microbes produce biosurfactants and have vital role in motility, signaling and biofilm formation. In addition, biosurfactants are used to aid germination, act as biocontrol agents, and bioremediation of contaminated soil, replace chemical surfactants and enhance plant microbe’s interaction. Green surfactants, due to their amphipathic structure promotes seed germination, exhibit biocontrol activity by inhibition of phytopathogen and including systemic resistance in plants and also play a significant role in bioremediation of pollutants. Green surfactants are less toxic, more eco-friendly and have significant application in agriculture. The lipopeptides produced by many PGPRs can be used for many agricultural applications. Lipopeptides (LPs) are very small molecules that are synthesized by various microorganisms as form of secondary metabolites. Antimicrobial properties of lipopeptides are produced non-ribosomally in many bacteria and fungi during cultivation on various carbon sources.

The main aim of this volume is to highlight the concept, classification, production and applications of microbial surfactants in food and agriculture. The book provides a comprehensive coverage of fermentation, recovery, genomics and metagenomics of biosurfactant production. It is presented in an easy-to-understand manner, and includes protocols, figures, and recent data on the industrial demand. Market and economics, and the production of biosurfactants from novel substrates are particularly worthwhile additions. The volume will be useful for students, researchers, teachers, and entrepreneurs in the area of PGPR and allied fields

Table of Contents

Microbial Biosurfactants – Sources, Classification, Properties and Mechanism of Interaction

P. Saranraj, R. Z. Sayyed, P. Sivasakthivelan, M. Durga Devi, Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al – Tawaha and S. Sivasakthi

Microbial Fermentation Technology for Biosurfactants Production

P. Saranraj, P. Sivasakthivelan, Karrar Jasim Hamzah, Mustafa Salah Hasan and Abdel Rahman Mohammad Al – Tawaha

Biosurfactants: Industrial demand (Market and Economy)

Tesni Collins, Mark Barber, and Pattanathu K.S.M. Rahman

Biosurfactant - A Biomolecule and its Potential Applications

Priyanka Patel, Shreyas Bhatt, Hardik Patel, R.Z. Sayyed, and Lilana Aguilar-Marcelino

Biosurfactants from Pseudomonads: Applications in Food Industry

Dibyajit Lahiri, Moupriya Nag, Sougata Ghosh, Ritwik Banerjee, and Rina Rani Ray

Functional Properties and Potential Application of Biosurfactants as a Natural Ingredient in the Food Industry

Dayang Norulfairuz Abang Zaidel, Hassan Ahmadi, Nozieana Khairuddin, Noor Azwani Zainul, Zanariah Hashim, Nor Azizah Mohammad, and Nurul Asmak Md Lazim

Biosurfactants: Production and Applications in Food

Muzafar Zaman, Shahnawaz Hassan, Sabah Fatima, Basharat Hamid, Shabeena Farooq, Ishfaq Qayoom, Hina Alim, Vibhor Agarwal and R Z Sayyed

Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants: Production and Applications

Hebatallah H. Abo Nahas, Gunis Kibar, Gasser M. Khairy, Sh. Husien, Hoda Azmy Elkot, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem and Essa M. Saied

Current Perspectives of Microbial Lipopeptides with Their Advanced Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

Urja Pandya and Meenu Saraf

Biosurfactants: Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

Manju Sharma and SM Paul Khurana

Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants: Production and application in agriculture

Siti Syazwani Mahamad, Shobanah Menon Baskaran, Izzah Nurfarahiyah Md. Isa, Mohd Rafein Zakaria, and Mohd Ali Hassan

Microbial Biosurfactants: A new frontier for safe and sustainable agriculture

Shabeena Farooq, Sabah Fatima, Basharat Hamid, Muzafar Zaman, Shah Ishfaq, Zahoor Ahmad Baba, R. Z. Sayyed and Rahul Datta

Sustainable Farming with Biosurfactants from Fungi

Ahmed Abdul Haleem Khan, and Jelena Popović-Djordjević2

Biosurfactants of Nitrogen Fixers and Their Potential Applications

Mohammad Imran Mir, Humera Quadriya, B. Kiran Kumar, Shireen Adeeb Mujtaba Ali, Mohamed Yahya Khan, and Bee Hameeda

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R.Z. Sayyed is Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology at PSGVP Mandal's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Shahada 9KBC North Maharshtra University, Jalgao), India. He is the President of Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture. To his credit, he has received the "Prof. M. M. Sharma Award" from (2018); "Best Teachers Award" (2016) from the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India; "Green Globe Award" from the ISBR, Bareilly, India; "Young Scientist Award" for the years of 2005, 2008, and 2012 from the DST and DAE, GOI. He has over 18 years of teaching and 16 years of research experience in Microbiology and Biotechnology. He trained several graduate, post-graduate and research students and has mentored 7 PhD students. He has authored over 130 research papers in reputed journals, 18 Edited volumes/reference books and 50 textbooks. He has successfully demonstrated the transfer of laboratory research to the farmer’s fields in PGPR related technologies. He has delivered many invited talks at several South East Asian and European Countries.

Hesham Ali El Enshasy is Professor in Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Energy, and Assistant Director for Innovation and Products Development, Institute of Bioproducts Development, University Technology Malaysia (UTM). He is also the Director for Food, Pharmaceutical & Bio-Engineering Division, Division 15A (Food Director), American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AIChE). Before joining UTM, he was the assistant director of City for Scientific Research for Research Institutes Affairs (Alexandria, Egypt). Prof. El Enshasy received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Microbiology (Ain Shams University, Egypt), Dr. rer. Nat. in Industrial Biotechnology (TU Braunschweig, Germany 1998), M.Sc. Technology Management (UTM, Malaysia). Postdoc Faculty of Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University (USA) and GBF, (Germany). He is also visiting guest professor and honor guest professor to many top ranking universities worldwide.

He has established many research and industrial platforms for the industrial production of different bioactive metabolites using microbial, mammalian and plant cells in many universities, research institutes and companies. Prof. El Enshasy is active as editorial board member for many scientific journal and he is currently the Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Biotechnology for Wellness Industries (IJBWI). He is also the co-editor for the book entitled Bioprocessing Technologies in Biorefinery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers by John Wiley and Sons, 2013.