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1st Edition

Microbiomes and Emerging Applications




ISBN 9780367767044
Published May 11, 2022 by CRC Press
186 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book covers a range of important topics and recent advances in metagenomics, microbiomes and their emerging applications, including microbiota transplantation and its health implications. It also discusses microbiome composition and development in humans. The contributors of this volume provide detailed information on prebiotics and probiotics for enhanced human health. They also introduce microbiomes as the next frontiers in medicine, agriculture, industry and environment. A chapter is presented that discusses probiotic research studies in Nigeria and Canada that led to the discovery of Lactobacillus pentosus KCA1. The book contains timely knowledge and will be useful reference material for scientists and researchers working in the fields of food and agricultural biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and medical biotechnology, fermentation technology, environmental biotechnology, microbiomes and microbial biotechnology and health care.

  • Emphasizes recent advances in metagenomics and microbiomes and their emerging applications in medicine, agriculture, industry and environment
  • Provides detailed information on prebiotics and probiotics for enhanced human health
  • Introduces microbiomes as the next frontiers in medicine, agriculture, industry and environment
  • Reviews microbiota transplantation, health implications and the way forward
  • Discusses microbiome-epigenetic-host interactions essential for the physiological functions of the body in health and disease

Nwadiuto (Diuto) Esiobu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA, and the President and Founder, of Applied Biotech Inc. and ABINL.

James Chukwuma Ogbonna, Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, and Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency, South East Zonal Biotechnology Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, and Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria.

Olawole O. Obembe, Ph.D., is a Professor of Plant Biotechnology and UNESCO Chair, Plant Biotechnology, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Abdulrazak B. Ibrahim, Ph.D., is a Capacity Development Expert at the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D., is a Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology and Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria..

Table of Contents

Preface
Emeka I Nweze
Foreword
Benjamin Ewa Ubi
1. Microbiome and Metagenomics researches in Nigeria: evolution, current status and prospects
Francisca O. Nwaokorie, Ime R. Udotong, Nwadiuto Esiobu and Ifeoma Enweani Nwokelo
2. Microbial Biotechnology: Expanding the Frontiers of Microbiomes for Innovations in Agriculture and Medicine
Obembe, O. O., Esiobu, N., Aworunse, O. S. and Agbakoba, N. R.
3. The need for Probiotics in Nigeria
Kingsley C Anukam and Nneka R Agbakoba
4. Development And Composition Of The Human Microbiome From Birth
Toochukwu E. Ogbulie, Nwadiuto Esiobu and Muinah Foworah
5. Microbiota Transplantation, Health Implications and the Way Forward
Olugbenga S. Michael, Charles O. Adetunji, Olufemi I. Oluranti, Julianah B. Adetunji, Oshinjo M. Ayomide, Esiobu Nwadiuto
6. Microbiome Reshaping and Epigenetic Regulation
Olugbenga S. Michael, Charles O. Adetunji, Kehinde S. Olaniyi, Julianah B. Adetunji, Olufemi I. Oluranti, Oshinjo M. Ayomide
7. Probiotic Research Studiesthat Led to the Discovery of Lactobacillus pentosus KCA1
Kingsley C Anukam
8. A Brief Review of Earth Microbiomes and Applications
Toochukwu E. Ogbulie, Nwadiuto Esiobu and Ifeoma Enweani

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Biography

Nwadiuto Esiobu, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA; and President & Founder, Applied Biotech Inc. and ABINL.

James Ogbonna, Ph.D. is Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology & Director, National Biotechnology Development Agency, South East Zonal Biotechnology Centre, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Charles Oluwaseun Adetunji, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, & Director of intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Edo State University Uzairue, Nigeria

Olawole Obembe, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Biotechnology & UNESCO Chair, Plant Biotechnology, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria

Ifeoma Maureen Ezeonu, Ph.D. is a Professor of Medical Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in the Department of Microbiology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Abdulrazak Ibrahim, Ph.D. is a Capacity Development Expert at theForum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), and Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Benjamin Ewa Ubi, Ph.D. is Professor of Plant Breeding and Biotechnology & Director, Biotechnology Research and Development Centre, Ebonyi State University Abakaliki, Nigeria.