1st Edition

Microbiome Engineering The New Dimension of Biotechnology

    328 Pages 24 Color Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This reference book compiles the latest techniques and applications of microbiome engineering. Microbial communities interact dynamically with their hosts, creating a considerable impact on the host and their ecosystem. This book introduces readers to microbiomes and microbiome engineering. It covers topics like omics tools in microbial research, strategies to engineer human microbiomes, the application of synthetic biology to build smart microbes, and the future of microbiome engineering. It includes the application of microbiome engineering on improving human health, livestock, and agricultural productivity. The book is meant for researchers and students in microbiology and biotechnology.

    Part 1: Introduction. 1. An Introduction To Microbiome. 2. Microbiome Engineering And Its Application. 3. Methods And Tools Used In Microbiome Research. 4. Omics Tools For Determining Microbial Composition. Part 2. Human Microbiome. 5. Strategies Of Engineering Of Human Microbiome. 6. Human Microbiome Project And Its Objectives. 7. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation As A Perspective Of Microbiome Engineering. 8. Role Of Prebiotics And Probiotics In Human Microbiome Engineering. 9. Oral Microbiome Engineering By Using The AMP C16G2 To Prevent Dental Decay. Part 3. Animal Microbiome. 10. Inulin’s Role To Alter The Animal Microbiome. 11. Microbiome Engineering Of Livestock By Using Feed Enzymes. 12. Manipulating Phageomes, For Modulating Bacterial Community In Animal Or Human Gut And Its Effect On Microbiome Engineering. Part 4. Plant and Soil Microbiome. 13. Engineering Of Plant Microbiome. 14. Microbiome Engineering To Improve Biocontrol And Plant Growth Promoting Mechanism. 15. Root-Associated Microbiota Transplantation. 16. Manipulating Rhizosphere Microbiome For Plant Health. 17. Organic Fertilizers For Engineering Soil Microbiome. 18. Land Utilization Pattern And Its Effect On Soil Microbiome. Part 5. Future Aspects and Advanced Technologies. 19. Role Of Synthetic Biology And Generation Of Smart Microbes. 20. Biosensors Application For Engineering Smart Microbes For Therapeutic Applications. 21. Future And Challenges Of Microbiome Engineering.


    Dr. Nimmy Srivastava is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, at Amity University Jharkhand, India. She completed her Ph.D. in the field of Genetics. Dr. Salam A. Ibrahim is a Professor of Food Science at the North Carolina A & T State University. His areas of expertise are food safety, microbiology, dairy food fermentation, and biotechnology. Dr. Mohamed Hussein Arbab Nasr is an Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology at Omdurman Ahlia University Sudan, Khartoum. His research is focused on medical microbiology.