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Bioremediation of Pollutants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190258, 9780128190265

Bioremediation of Pollutants

1st Edition

From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering

Editors: Vimal Pandey Vijai Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190258
eBook ISBN: 9780128190265
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd June 2020
Page Count: 488
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Bioremediation of Pollutants: From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering provides insights into genetic and genome engineering strategies in bioremediation, covering a wide range of microorganisms that are key to the removal of pollutants. The book includes discussions on root engineering, transgenic plants, metagenomics, bioreactors, molecular biology tools, genome editing, synthetic biology, microbial indicators, biosurfactants, biofilms, genetically modified organisms, and engineered fungi and bacteria. Presented by top experts in the field, this resource captures the essence and diversity of bioremediation methodologies in a single source.

Students and beginners in environmental science, researchers, soil scientists, genetic and genome engineers, stakeholders and policymakers interested in improving this rapidly growing area of research will find this resource extremely useful.

Key Features

  • Draws together research from eminent scientists from across the globe in the areas of phytoremediation and microbial remediation
  • Includes case studies of engineered bacterial remediation
  • Covers the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 system that has been less explored in plants and microorganisms


Applied microbiologists, environmental scientists, soil scientists, environmental engineers

Table of Contents

Part I Phytoremediation

1 Phytoremediation—a holistic approach for remediation of

heavy metals and metalloids

2 Role of potential native weeds and grasses for phytoremediation

of endocrine-disrupting pollutants discharged from pulp paper

industry waste

3 Transgenic plants in phytoremediation of organic pollutants

4 Progress, prospects, and challenges of genetic engineering in


5 Recent advances in phytoremediation using genome engineering

CRISPR-Cas9 technology

Part II Microbial Remediation

6 Endophytes—the hidden world for agriculture, ecosystem, and

environmental sustainability

7 Engineering bacterial aromatic dioxygenase genes to improve


8 Microbial remediation progress and future prospects

9 Development of biologically-based activated carbon for advanced

water and wastewater treatment process

10 The role of microorganism bioremediation for sustainable

environment management

11 Bioreactor and bioprocess technology for bioremediation of

domestic and municipal wastewater

12 Metagenomics approach for bioremediation: challenges and


13 Microbial bioremediation of industrial effluents and pesticides

14 Synthetic biology approaches for bioremediation

15 Microbial indicators and biosensors for bioremediation

16 Biosurfactant-based bioremediation

17 Engineered bacteria for bioremediation

18 Biofilm in bioremediation

19 Genetic engineering approaches for detecting environmental


20 Current status, challenges, and future of bioremediation

21 Engineered microbes and evolving plastic bioremediation



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About the Editors

Vimal Pandey

Dr. Pandey received his Ph.D. in Botany from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, UP, India in 2008. He completed his Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, UP, India. Dr. Pandey has worked in Plant Ecology and Environmental Sciences Division, CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, UP, India and as a consultant at the Council of Science & Technology. Dr. Pandey is an Environmental Botanist, internationally recognized in the field of phytomanagement. His research domain includes phytoremediation, revegetation of fly ash dumps, and restoration of degraded lands with special reference to raising rural livelihoods and maintaining ecosystem services. He has published his research findings in high quality international peer-reviewed journals. He has had over 50 articles published in SCI journals with a cumulative impact factor of 130+, four book chapters, and two books published by Elsevier.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Vijai Singh

Dr. Vijai Singh is an Associate Professor and Dean (Research & Innovation) at School of Sciences, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology at the Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar, India and also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at the Invertis University, Bareilly, India. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Synthetic Biology Group at the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, Paris, France and School of Energy & Chemical Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea. He received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology (2009) from the National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India with a research focus on the development of molecular and immunoassays for diagnosis of Aeromonas hydrophila. His research interests are focused on building novel biosynthetic pathways for production of medically and industrially important biomolecules. Additionally, his laboratory is working on CRISPR-Cas9 tools for genome editing. He has more than 8 years of research and teaching experience in synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics, microbiology, and industrial microbiology. He has published 76 articles, 39 chapters, and 10 books. He serves as an associate editor, editorial board member, and reviewer of several peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of the Board of Study and Academic Council of Indrashil University and is the Member Secretary of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBSC) at the same University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biosciences, School of Science, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

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