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Handbook of Microbial Bioresources, The

Handbook of Microbial Bioresources, The

Edited by V K Gupta, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, G D Sharma, Bilaspur University, India, M G Tuohy, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, R Gaur, Dr. RML Avadh University, India

June 2016 / Hardback / 720 Pages / 9781780645216 £200.00 / €262.50 / $329.50
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Main Description

Microbial technology plays an integral role in the biotechnology, bioengineering, biomedicine/biopharmaceuticals and agriculture sector. This book provides a detailed compendium of the methods, biotechnological routes, and processes used to investigate different aspects of microbial resources and applications. It covers the fundamental and applied aspects of microorganisms in the health, industry, agriculture and environmental sectors, reviewing subjects as varied and topical as pest control, health and industrial developments and animal feed.

  • -: Foreword
  • 1: Microbial Resources for Improved Crop Productivity
  • 2: The contributions of mycorrhizal fungi
  • 3: Trichoderma: Utilization for Agriculture Management and Biotechnology
  • 4: The Role of Bacillus Bacterium in Formation of Plant Defence: Mechanism and Reaction
  • 5: Biofilm Formation on Plant Surface by Rhizobacteria: Impact on Plant Growth and Ecological Significance
  • 6: Biofilmed Biofertilizers Application in Agroecosystems
  • 7: Microbial nanoformulation: Exploring potential for coherent nano-farming
  • 8: Bacillus thuringiensis: A Natural Tool in the Insect Pest Control
  • 9: Pleurotus as an Exclusive Eco-Friendly Modular Bio-Tool
  • 10: Use of Biotechnology in Promoting Novel Food and Agriculture Important Microorganisms
  • 11: Endophytes: An Emerging Microbial Tool for Plant Diseases Management
  • 12: Role of L: monocytogenes in Human Health: Disadvantages and Advantages
  • 13: Natural Weapons against Cancer From Bacteria
  • 14: Giardia and Giardiasis: An Overview On Recent Developments
  • 15: Power of Bifidobacteria in Food Applications for the Health Promotion
  • 16: Probiotic and Dental Carries: A Recent Outlook on Conventional Therapy
  • 17: Human Microbiota for Human Health
  • 18: Biotechnological Production of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
  • 19: Functional Enzymes for Animal Feed Applications
  • 20: Microbial Xylanases: Production, Applications and Challenges
  • 21: Microbial Chitinase: Production and Potential Applications
  • 22: Characteristics of microbial inulinases: physical and chemical bases of their activity
  • 23: Microbial Resources for Biopolymer Production
  • 24: Microbial Metabolites in Cosmetic Industries
  • 25: Fungi of the Genus Pleurotus: Importance and Applications
  • 26: Useful Microorganisms for Environmental Sustainability: Application of Heavy Metal Tolerant Consortia for Surface Water Decontamination in Natural and Artificial Wetlands
  • 27: Exopolysaccharide (EPS) producing bacteria: an ideal source of biopolymers
  • 28: Microbial Process Development for Fermentation Based Biosurfactant Production
  • 29: Recent Developments on Algal Biofuel Technology
  • 30: Microbial lipases: Emerging Biocatalyst
  • 31: Bioremediation of Gaseous and Liquid Hydrogen Sulfide Pollutants by Microbial Oxidation
  • 32: Archaea, A Useful Group for Energy Unconventional Production: Methane Production from Sugarcane Secondary Distillation Effluents Using Thermotolerant Strains
  • 33: Industrial Additives Obtained Through Microbial Biotechnology: Biosurfactants and Prebiotics Carbohydrates
  • 34: Industrial Additives Obtained Through Microbial Biotechnology: Bioflavors and Biocolorants
  • 35: Actinomycetes in Biodiscovery: Genomic Advances and New Horizons
  • 36: Molecular Strategies for the Studies of the Expression of Gene Variation by Real-time PCR
  • 37: Whole Genome Sequence Typing Strategies for Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli of the O157:H7 Serotype
  • 38: Microbial Keratinases: Characteristics, Biotechnological Applications and Potential
  • 39: Philippine Fungal Diversity: Benefits and Threats to Food Security

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