Actinobacteria: Diversity and Biotechnological Applications

Actinobacteria: Diversity and Biotechnological Applications

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition - February 1, 2018

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  • Editors: Bhim Singh, Vijai Gupta, Ajit Passari
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444639943
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444639950

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Actinobacteria: Diversity and Biotechnological Applications: New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering, a volume in the series New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering series, offers the latest on the biotechnology of Kingdom actinobacteria, covering unique niches like their endosphere, rhizospheric soil and contaminated sites, etc. The book also covers the bioactive secondary metabolites obtained from actinobacteria and describes the application of microorganism (Actinobacteria) in plant growth promotion and in environmental cleanup. Finally, the book describes the biocontrol aspects of actinobacteria and how they can control fungal phytopathogens and the production of secondary metabolites.

Key Features

  • Includes an overview of all types of actinobacteria, source and enzymatic activity
  • Lists various bioengineering methods for the production of these enzymes
  • Reviews numerous industrial applications of actinobacteria, i.e., crop improvement, removal of heavy metals, etc.
  • Offers unique coverage of the application of actinobacteria in bioremediation processes
  • Explores the plant growth promoting potential of endophytic actinobacteria
  • Describes biosynthetic potential genes associated with actinobacterial genome


Researchers and students in biotechnology, biochemical engineering, chemistry/biochemistry in academia, government labs and corporate labs and provides new ideas to the upcoming research students about various biological applications of Kingdom actinobacteria

Table of Contents

  • 1. Methods Used for the Recovery of Culturable Endophytic Actinobacteria: An Overview
    2. Actinobacteria from Rhizosphere: Molecular Diversity, Distributions, and Potential Biotechnological Applications
    3. Molecular Markers Used for Identification and Genomic Profiling of Plant Associated Endophytic Actinobacteria
    4. Freshwater Actinobacteria: Potential Source for Natural Product Search and Discovery
    5. Actinobacteria: Eco-Friendly Candidates for Control of Plant Diseases in a Sustainable Manner
    6. Biocontrol Potential and Applications of Actinobacteria in Agriculture
    7. Endophytic Actinobacteria From Native Plants of Algerian Sahara: Potential Agents for Biocontrol and Promotion of Plant Growth
    8. Streptomyces in Plant Growth Promotion: Mechanisms and Role
    9. Current Status and Applications of Actinobacteria in the Production of Anticancerous Compounds
    10. Biotechnological Potential of Thermophilic Actinobacteria Associated With Hot Springs
    11. The Role of Actinobacteria in the Production of Industrial Enzymes
    12. Characterization of the Genus Sinomonas: From Taxonomy to Applications
    13. Actinobacteria: A Highly Potent Source for Holocellulose Degrading Enzymes
    14. Metabolic Potential and Biotechnological Importance of Plant Associated Endophytic Actinobacteria
    15. Biology of Pathogenic Actinobacteria: Nocardia and Allied Genera
    16. Novel Perspectives of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance Mechanism in Actinobacteria
    17. Detection and Expression of Biosynthetic Gene Clusters in Actinobacteria
    18. Recent Trends in Biosorption of Heavy Metals by Actinobacteria
    19. Antimicrobial Compounds From Actinobacteria: Synthetic Pathways and Applications
    20. Bio-Augmentation of Actinobacteria and Their Role in Dye Decolorization
    21. Future Prospects of Actinobacteria in Health and Industry
    22. Genomics of Actinobacteria With a Focus on Natural Product Biosynthetic Genes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: February 1, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444639943
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444639950

About the Editors

Bhim Singh

Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India, has more than 8 years of research experience in the field of molecular microbiology, DNA fingerprinting and biocontrol of plant diseases, biosynthetic potential of actinobacteria associated with medicinal plants. He has worked for last 8 years on microbial diversity and explored the microbial population associated with medicinal plants and rhizospheric soils of Mizoram. He completed four research projects on screening and characterization of endophytic actibacteria and fungi associated with medicinal plants and the rhizospheric soils funded by University Grants Commission, Government of India and Indian Council Agricultural Research, Government of India, New Delhi. Recently, his group isolated and characterise about 150 actinobacteria having biosynthetic potential isolated from traditional medicinal plants. Dr. Singh’s group has also focused on understanding the chemical composition traditional medicinal plants. In 2015-16, the group published 15 international and national research papers in high impact factor journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India

Vijai Gupta

Vijai K. Gupta has previously worked as- Senior Scientist, ERA Chair VALORTECH, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonia; Senior Scientist, ERA Chair Green Chemistry, Tallinn Technical University, Estonia and Senior Researcher, Molecular Glycobiotechnology Group Department of Biochemistry. NUI Galway Ireland. Currently, he working as Professor (Associate) of Biochemistry at UM6P University, Morocco. Dr. Gupta’s present work is focused on the development and optimization of novel enzyme-based bioconversion systems for biorefining and bioenergy, bioactive natural products and biomass to bioproduct valorisation using microbial technologies. He has 122 publications with h-index 36 and RG Score 41.25

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, AgroBioSciences (AgBS) and Chemical and Biochemical Sciences (CBS) Department, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), Benguerir, Morocco

Ajit Passari

Dr. Ajit Kumar Passari working as Postdoctoral Scientist in Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México. Dr. Passari has more than eight years of research experience in the fields of Clinical, Genomics, Bioactive Compound Production, Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Natural Product Isolation, PGPR, and biocontrol effect in crop plants. Dr. Passari obtained a doctorate in Biotechnology from the Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, India. Dr. Passari has published more than 50 publications in different reputed international and national journals along with many edited books published with Elsevier, Springer, etc. and he has also filled many patents in India. Dr. Passari has a life member of various scientific bodies like American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Microbiology Society & Indian Science Congress etc. Dr. Passari is a reviewer of different international journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, PLOS One, Biotechnology Reports and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Scientist, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

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