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Bioremediation of Pollutants - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190258

Bioremediation of Pollutants

1st Edition

From Genetic Engineering to Genome Engineering

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Editors: Vimal Chandra Pandey Vijai Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190258
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 12th 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 Editor

Vimal Chandra 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 in the Department of Biosciences, School of Science at Indrashil University, Mehsana, Gujarat, India. Prior to this, Dr. Singh was a postdoctoral fellow at Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology, France and School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. Dr. Singh has served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at Invertis University, India and School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Institute of Advanced Research, India. Dr Singh received his Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University / National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources, Lucknow, India with a research focus on the development of molecular and immunoassay for Aeromonas hydrophila. Dr. Singh has designed and characterized a number of synthetic oscillators, gene networks, lycopene pathway, MAGE and CRISPR-Cas9 system in Escherichia coli. Currently, Dr. Singh’s laboratory focuses on the construction of a novel biosynthetic pathway for the production of pigments, chemicals, and fuels. Additionally, Dr. Singh’s laboratory works on developing CRISPR-based platform for disease diagnosis and eradication of MDR pathogens. Dr. Singh has published 72 articles in the peer-reviewed journals, 19 chapters, and 1 book. Dr. Singh serves as a member of the editorial board and reviewer of a number of peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biosciences, Indrashil University, Rajpur, Gujarat, India

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