Advances in Microbial Biotechnology

Current Trends and Future Prospects
by Pradeep Kumar, PhD., Jayanta Kumar Patra & Pranjal Chandra
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Publisher: Apple Academic Press

Publication Date: August 31, 2018

ISBN: 9781351248891

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Over the last few decades, the rapid and vast development of advanced microbial bioresources and metagenomics techniques has completely transformed the field of microbial biotechnology. Our understanding of microbial diversity, evolutionary biology, and microbial interaction with their animal and plant hosts at molecular level has been revolutionized with an abundance of new research.

This new volume, Advances in Microbial Biotechnology: Current Trends and Future Prospect, focuses on the application of microorganisms for several purposes: for plant protection and improvement, for environmental remediation purposes, and for the improvement of human health.

Various applications of microorganisms are covered broadly and have been appropriately reflected in depth in different chapters. The book is divided into four major sections:

  • applied microbiology in agriculture
  • microbes in the environment
  • microbes in human health
  • microbes in nanotechnology

The book provides insight into the diverse microorganisms that have been explored and exploited in the development of various applications for agricultural improvements. The book also looks at the application of microbes for the removal of pollutants and the recovery of metals and oils. Also discussed is the detection and exploitation of microorganisms in the diagnosis of human diseases, providing possible holistic approaches to health.

This new volume will provide a wealth of information on new research on the application of microbial biotechnology today.