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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.
- 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
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
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- 17th April 2020
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Dr Jayanta Kumar Patra, MSc, PhD, PDF, is an Assistant Professor at the Research Institute of Biotechnology & Medical Converged Science at Dongguk University, Republic of Korea. He has around 11 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 >100 articles in various national and international peer-reviewed journals, including Materials Science and Engineering C, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, and Journal of Nanobiotechnology. He is editor of 15 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 several international journals, including BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Frontiers in Microbiology and Frontiers in Plant Science.
Assistant Professor, Research Institute of Biotechnology & Medical Converged Science, Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea
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.
Associate Professor, MITS School of Biotechnology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Prof. HN Thatoi, M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D, is currently working as Professor, Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Odisha, INDIA. He has around 15 years of teaching and 25 years of research experience. His research activities is basically based on bioremediation, biodiversity, mangrove biology, medicinal plants, ethnopharmacology etc. Prof. Thatoi obtained his M.Phil and Ph.D. from Utkal University, Odisha, India and his research work was based on N2 fixation in legume plants under dual inoculation of Rhizobium and VAM fungi and contributed significantly towards development of technology for mine waste reclamation in iron and chromite mine soils. Prof. Thatoi has handled many research projects of state Government and Central Government organizations like DST, Govt. of Odisha, UGC-DAE, Govt. of India, Department of Forest, Govt. of Odisha etc. So far 14 students have obtained PhD. under his guidance and supervision and some 7 students are still continuing for their Ph.D degree. Besides, several M.Sc. M.Tech and B.Tech students have received his guidance for their dissertation works. Prof. Thatoi has published more than 200 research papers in various national and International reputed journals and around 30 book chapters. Prof. Thatoi has also authored around 10 books/manuals by different notable publishers like, 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 Publication, New Delhi for MSc. and BSc. Students. Prof. Thatoi has contributed immensely to the field of microbiology and biotechnology throughout his research and teaching career.
Professor, Department of Biotechnology, North Orissa University, Baripada, Odisha, India
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