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Microbiomes of Extreme Environments
Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications

ISBN 9780367342746
Published March 22, 2021 by CRC Press
302 Pages 10 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The extreme microbiomes are those microorganisms thriving under extreme conditions where no other living being will have any chance to survive. The extreme habitats are those presenting high temperatures (thermophiles), low temperature (psychrophiles), hypersaline environments (halophiles), low and high pH (Acidophiles/alkaliphiles), high pressure (Piezophiles) are distributed worldwide. The extreme habitats have proved to offer a unique reservoir of genetic diversity and biological source of extremophiles. The extremophilic microbial diversity and their biotechnological potential use in agricultural and industrial applications will be a milestone for future needs. Extremophiles and their cell components, therefore, are expected to play an important role in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, paper and textile industries as well as environmental biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Extremophilic Microbes and their Extremozymes for Industry and Allied Sectors

Hiran Kanti Santra and Debdulal Banerjee

Halophillic Rhizobacteria as the Acquaintance of Crop Plants Enduring Soil Salinity

Deepanwita Deka and Dhruva Kumar Jha

Halophilic Microbiome: Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications

Mrugesh Dhirajlal Khunt, Rajesh Ramdas Waghunde, Chandrashekhar Uttamrao Shinde and Dipak Maganlal Pathak

Use of Halo-tolerant Bacteria to Improve the Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Medicinally Important Plants under Saline Stress

Yachana Jha and RB Subramanian

Hot Springs Thermophilic Microbiomes: Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications

Juan-José Escuder-Rodríguez, María-Eugenia DeCastro, Esther Rodríguez-Belmonte, Manuel Becerra and María-Isabel González-Siso

Molecular Biology of Thermophilic and Psychrophilic Archaea

Chaitali Ghosh and Jitendra Singh Rathore

Microbes from Cold Deserts and Their Applications in Mitigation of Cold Stress in Plants

Murat Dikilitas, Sema Karakas, Eray Simsek and Ajar Nath Yadav

Cold-active Microfungi and their Industrial Applications

Sanjay Sahay

Cold Adapted Microorganisms: Survival Mechanisms and Applications

Deep Chandra Suyal, Ravindra Soni, Ajar Nath Yadav and Reeta Goel

Psychrophilic Microbiomes: Unravelling the Molecular Adaptation Strategies using In Silico Approaches

Abhigyan Nath

Psychrophilic Microbiomes: Biodiversity, Molecular Adaptations and Applications

K. Kamala, P. Sivaperumal, S. Manjunath Kamath, P. Kumar and Richard Thilagaraj

Extremophilic Microbes: Blooms the Biological Synthesis of Nanoparticles

Aathira Sreevalsan, Jamseel Moopantakath and Ranjith Kumavath

Biocontrol Potential and Applications of Extremophiles for Sustainable Agriculture

Gajanan Mehetre, Vincent Vineeth Leo, Garima Singh, Prashant Dhawre, Igor Maksimov and Bhim Pratap Singh

Alcohol and Hydrogen Production by Hyperthermophiles

Kesen Ma, Sarah Danielle Kim and Vivian Serena Chu

Microorganisms from Permafrost and their Possible Applications

A. Brouchkov, V. Melnikov, G.I. Griva, E. Kashuba, V. Kashuba, M. Kabilov, O. Fursova, V. Bezrukov, Kh. Muradian, V. Potapov, G. Pogorelko, N. Fursova, S. Ignatov, V. Repin, L. Kalenova, A. Subbotin, Y.B. Trofimova, E.V. Brenner, S. Filippova, V. Rogov, V.Galchenko and A. Mulyukin

Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications of Extremophilic Microbiomes: Current Research and Future Challenges

Ajar Nath Yadav, Tanvir Kaur, Rubee Devi, Divjot Kour and Neelam Yadav

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Ajar Nath Yadav is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) in Department of Biotechnology, Dr. KSG Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 5 years of teaching and 11 year of research experience in the field of Extreme Microbiology and Plant-Microbe-Interactions. Dr. Yadav has 277 publications, with h-index of 38, i10-index of 92, and 3859 citations (Google Scholar). Dr. Yadav has received "Outstanding Teacher Award" in 6th Annual Convocation 2018 by Eternal University.

Ali Asghar Rastegari is currently working as an assistant professor in the Faculty of Biological Science, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, I.R. Iran. He has 13 years of experiences in the field of Enzyme Biotechnology, and Nanobiotechnology. To his credit are 39 publications in various supposed international, national journals and publishers. He is editor of 2 books published by Elsevier, 2 by CRC Press, Taylor & Francis and 6 by Springer.

Neelam Yadav is currently working on microbial diversity from diverse sources and their biotechnological applications agriculture and allied sectors. She obtained her post graduation degree from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has to her credit 55 research/review/book chapters in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. She is editor of 2 books published by Elsevier, and 8 books by Springer. She has the lifetime membership of Association of Microbiologists in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India.