Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources

Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources

1st Edition - April 17, 2020

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  • Editors: Jayanta Kumar Patra, Rashmi Ranjan Mishra, Hrudayanath Thatoi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223826
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195321

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Mangroves are typically tropical coastal ecosystems found in the inter-tidal zones of river deltas and back water areas. They represent highly dynamic and fragile ecosystems, yet they are the most productive and biologically diversified habitats of various life forms including plants, animals and microorganisms. Mangroves are a resource of many different products, including; microorganisms that harbor a diverse group of industrially important enzymes, antibiotics, therapeutic proteins and vaccines; timber resistant to rot and insects; and medicinal plants. Divided into three main parts, Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources first provides a broad introduction into mangrove ecology. Subsequent chapters discuss the biodiversity of mangroves, including the diverse nature of the organisms within the mangroves themselves. The final part pays special attention to biotechnological utilization of mangroves. Topics such as antimicrobial activity of mangrove-derived products, anti-oxidant activity of mangrove derived products and pharmaceutical applications, are covered in detail. Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources brings the latest research and technologies in mangrove biology into one platform, providing readers with an up-to-date view on the area. This would serve as an excellent reference book for researchers and students in the field of marine biology especially interested in mangrove ecosystems.

Key Features

  • Highlights the diversity of different life forms in the mangrove ecosystem, including the importance of mangroves and mangrove-derived products.
  • Focuses on biotechnological utilization of mangrove resources such as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of microorganisms, and industrial and pharmaceutical applications
  • Discusses the different modern tools and techniques used for the study of mangrove resources


Researchers and students interested in the fields of mangrove ecology and conservation, mangrove biotechnology and marine biology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Potential Contribution of Multifunctional Mangrove Resources and Its Conservation
    2. Mangroves: Source of Endophytic Microorganisms and Efficiency of Endophytes in Biotechnological Aspects
    3. Devastating Effect and Challenges of The Exotic Mangrove Nypa Fruticans Van Wurmb (Arecaceae) on the Mangroves of West and Central Africa
    4. Sylvo-Socioeconomic Study of Urban Mangrove Patches: Case of Kribi, Cameroon
    5. Secondary Metabolites from Mangrove Plants and Their Biological Actives
    6. Assessment of Diversity and Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Mangrove Vegetation of, Odisha, India
    7. Fungal Diversity in Mangroves of India and a Note on Their Medicinal Potential
    8. Bioprospecting Potential of Mangrove Resources
    9. Nutraceutical Potential of Ripened Beans of Mangrove Wild Legume Sesbania Speciosa
    10. Neuroprotective Effects of Mangrove Plants
    11. Therapeutic Potentials of Littoral Vegetation: An Antifungal Perspective
    12. Bactericidal Activity of Endophytic Bacteria Isolated from Acanthus Ilicifolius – A Mangrove Plant of Divar Island, Goa Against Human Pathogenic Bacteria
    13. Biotechnological Potential of Microbial Pigments from Mangrove Ecosystems: A Review
    14. Mangrove Plant Derived Bioactive Compounds to Overcome Diabetes and Its Associated Complications
    15. Industrial Applications of Enzymes Derived from Indian Mangroves
    16. Mangrove Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Pharmaceutical Applications - A Review
    17. Mangrove - An Abode for Microorganisms with Promising Enzymatic Activity
    18. Biotechnological Aspects of Microfloral Mangrove Ecosystems
    19. Bio-Nano Technological Approaches for Degradation and Decolonization of Dyes by Mangrove Plants
    20. Diversity of Halotolerant and Halophilic Bacteria from Mangrove and Their Biotechnological Potentials
    21. Role of Mangrove Endophytic Fungi in Diabetes Mellitus (Dm)
    22. Vaccines from Mangrove Microbes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: April 17, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223826
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128195321

About the Editors

Jayanta Kumar Patra

Dr Jayanta Kumar Patra, MSc, PhD, PDF, is an Associate Professor at Dongguk University, Republic of Korea. He has around 14 years of research and teaching experience in the fields of pharmacology and nano-biotechnology. His current research focuses on nanoparticle synthesis by green technology methods and associated biomedical applications: green synthesis of silver, gold, iron, calcium, phosphorous nanoparticles using food waste, agricultural waste and plant materials and evaluation of their antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity potential. He also focuses on the antibacterial synergistic potential of nanoparticles and conjugation with different antibiotics, drugs etc. along with ethno-medicinal potential of plants. Dr Patra has published >150 articles in various national and international peer-reviewed journals, including Materials Science and Engineering C, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, International Journal of nanomedicine and Journal of Nanobiotechnology and around 35 book chapters. He is editor of 16 books covering nanotechnology in pharmacology, biomedicine and food sciences, including titles published with Apple Academic Press, CRC Press and Springer. He is currently also an editorial board member of >10 international journals, including BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Frontiers in Nanotechnology, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, and Frontiers in Microbiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Research Institute of Integrative Life Sciences, Dongguk University, South Korea

Rashmi Ranjan Mishra

Dr. Mishra received his PhD in 2010 from North Orissa University and his thesis focused on Microbial Diversity in Mangroves. He has 17 journal publications and has co-authored 3 book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, MITS School of Biotechnology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Hrudayanath Thatoi

Hrudayanath Thatoi is a Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo University, Odisha, India. He is also Director of the Centre for Similipal Studies and Director, HRDC, Maharaja Sriram Chandra BhanjaDeo University. Prof. Thatoi obtained his M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Utkal University, Odisha, and has more than 17 years of teaching and 27 years of research experience. He is a fellow recipient of the Society of Applied Biotechnology (FSAB), India. He has contributed immensely to the field of microbiology and biotechnology throughout his research and teaching career. His research activities are based on exploration microbial diversity, bioremediation, biofuel production, mangrove biology, bioactivity studies in medicinal plants and mushrooms, ethnopharmacology and in silico drug design and modeling etc. Prof. Thatoi has handled many research projects funded by the State and Central Government including DST, Govt. of Odisha, UGC-DAE, Govt. of India, Department of Forest, Govt. of Odisha amongst others. So far, 17 students have obtained their Ph.D. under his guidance and supervision, and some 7 students are still continuing. As well as this, several M.Sc., M.Tech., and B.Tech.students have received his guidance for their dissertation works. Prof. Thatoi has published more than 250 research papers in various nationally and internationally reputed journals with total citations of above 5802 with an h-index of 40 and i10-index of 81, and more than 30 book chapters in National and International publications. Dr. Thatoi has also filed two patents (one India another abroad) to his credit. Prof. Thatoi has also authored 18 reference books and Seminar Proceedings through various notable publishers like, Elsevier, Springer, Taylor & Francis (CRC &Apple Publications), Studium Press LLC USA, IK International, Narosa publishers, Biotech Books, APH Publication, etc. He has also authored two text books on “Microbiology and Immunology”, published by India Tech Publication, New Delhi, and “Practical Biotechnology: Principles and Protocols” by IK International Publications, New Delhi for Graduation and Post-Graduation students in the field of Life Sciences and Biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Maharaja Sriram Chandra BhanjaDeo University, Baripada, Odisha, India

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