Microbiomes of Extreme Environments: Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Microbiomes of Extreme Environments

Biodiversity and Biotechnological Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Ajar Nath Yadav, Ali A Rastegari, Neelam Yadav

CRC Press

375 pages | 200 B/W Illus.

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Description

Extreme microbiomes are those microorganisms thriving under extreme conditions where no other living being will have any chance to survive. These extremophilic microbes are capable of thriving in the harshest places on earth including the deep sea, hot springs, glaciers, deserts, and hypersaline lakes. Nowadays, many new species have been discovered in both natural and artificial extreme environments. This book gives an extensive overview about several contemporary fields of research on extremophilic microbes and their potential applications in agriculture, industry, medicine and allied sectors.

Key Features:

  • Examines the biodiversity of extremophilic microbiomes
  • Discusses the role of extremophilic microbes in diverse processes
  • Presents potential applications of extremophiles in agriculture, and Industry

Table of Contents

1. Extremophilic microbes and their extremozymes for industry and allied sectors. 2. Acidophilic and alkaliphilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 3. Halophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 4. Halophilic microbes from hypersaline soil and their biotechnological applications in mitigation of salt stress in plants. 5. Piezophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 6. Hot Springs thermophilic microbiomes: biodiversity and biotechnological applications. 7. Molecular biology of thermophilic and psychrophilic archaea. 8. Psychrophilic microbiomes: biodiversity, molecular adaptations and applications. 9. Microbes from cold deserts and their applications in mitigation of cold stress in plants. 10. Cold-active microfungi and their industrial applications. 11. Indian Himalayas: A hot spot of psychrophilic microbes. 12. Polyextremophilic microbes and their indusial applications. 13. Genomic insights into extremophilic microbes. 14. Biological synthesis of nanoparticles from extremophilic microbes. 15. Extremophilic microorganisms and their role in food processing and production. 16. Biofuel production by extremophilic microbes: Resent trends and future prospects. 17. Global Scenario of extremophilic microbes and their applications for human welfare.

About the Editors

Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is an Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India, has 09 years of research and 03 years of teaching experiences in field of Microbial Biotechnology, Microbial Diversity, Plant-Microbe-Interactions and Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Yadav obtained doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India; M.Sc. (Microbial Biotechnology), from Bundelkhand University and B.Sc. (CBZ) from University of Allahabad, India. In his credit 82 Publications [30 Research papers, 06 Review articles, 05 Books, 28 Book chapters, 06 popular articles, 04 Editorials, 02 Technical reports and 01 Patent] in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. He has published 100 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops.

He has presented 19 papers presentation in national and international conferences/symposiums and got 10 best paper presentations Award, Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar-2013) and 02 certificates of excellence in reviewing Award. Dr. Yadav has contributed in organizing 06 conference/workshops. In his credit >6700 microbes (Archaea, bacteria and fungi) isolated from diverse sources and >550 potential and efficient microbes deposited at culture collection ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Mau, India and has deposited 2386 nucleotide sequences, 03 whole genome sequences (Bacillus thuringiensis AKS47, Arthrobacter agilis L77 and Halolamina pelagica CDK2) and 02 transcriptome to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain. Niche-specific microbes from extreme environments were reported as specific bio-inoculants (Biofertilizers) for crops growing in normal and diverse abiotic stress conditions.

Dr. Yadav and group have developed method/technology for screening of archaea for phosphorus solubilization for the first time. Dr. Yadav is editor/associate editor/reviewer of different international journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Microbial Ecology; PlosOne, Frontier in Microbiology, Springer Plus, Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Microbiology, Advance in Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has lifetime membership of Association of Microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India and National Academy of Sciences, India.

Dr. Ali Asghar Rastegari is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Biological Science, Department of Molecular and Cell Biochemistry, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, I.R. Iran. His areas 08 years of research and 13 years of teaching experiences in the field of Enzyme Biotechnology/Nanobiotechnology, Biophysical Chemistry, Computational Biology, and Biomedicine. Dr. A.A. Rastegari gained a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics in 2009, the University of Science and Research, Tehran Branch, Iran; M.Sc. (Biophysics), in 1994 from Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the University of Tehran, and B.Sc. (Microbiology) in 1990 from the University of Isfahan, Iran. In his honor 18 Publications [15 Research papers, 01 Book, 02 Book chapters] in various supposed international, national journals and publishers.

He has issued 12 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. He has presented 02 papers presented at national and international conferences/symposiums. Dr. Rastegari has delivered to organizing 03 conference/workshops. In his validity 01, SUB2459130 of BLAST/BLAT Genomic sequence with Ouery location 2594488_p5_APOC3_R with a single variant to ClinVar (NCBI) database. Dr. Rastegari is a reviewer of different international journals including Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), Cellulose (Springer Verlag), Frontiers in Microbiology, Mycosphere, The 2nd International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System(NEFES2017), The 3nd International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System(NEFES2018), Nanomedicine Journal , and Iranian Journal of Plant Biology and got 02 Award, Certificate of Reviewing, Awarded Sep., 2017, and In Recognition of the Review made for JECE (Elsevier) and Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Feb. 2017, in Recognition of the Contributions made to the Quality for JECE (Elsevier). He has a lifetime membership of Iranian Society for Trace Elements Research (ISTER), The Biochemical Society of I.R.IRAN, Member of Society for Bioinformatics in Northern Europe (SocBiN), Membership of Boston Area Molecular Biology Computer Types (BAMBCT),Bioinformatics / Computational Biology Student Society (BIMATICS Membership), Ensembl genome database and Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Clearinghouse (NITRC).

Dr. Neelam Yadav is currently working on microbial diversity from diverse sources and its applications in diverse sectors. She obtained her Post graduation degree in Food and Nutrition from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Deoli–Salamatpur, Bahadurganj-233001, Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her research interest is in the area of Probiotics microbes, Human microbiota, and beneficial microbiomes for human health. To her credit 10 Publications in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. She has published 19 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. She has presented 9 papers presentation in national and international conferences/symposiums and got 02 best paper presentations Award, and 01 certificates of excellence in reviewing Award. In her credit >1700 microbes (Archaea, bacteria and fungi) isolated from diverse sources and >115 potential and efficient microbes deposited at culture collection. She has deposited 295 nucleotide sequences to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain. She is Editor/associate editor/reviewer of different international and national journals including.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI010000
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General