Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444639875

Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology

1st Edition

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Editors: Ram Prasad Sarvajeet Singh Gill Narendra Tuteja
Paperback ISBN: 9780444639875
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st February 2018
Page Count: 362
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Description

Crop Improvement through Microbial Biotechnology explains how certain techniques can be used to manipulate plant growth and development, focusing on the cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes in plants, including the utilization of microbes at every step, from cloning and characterization, to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers microbial biotechnology in sustainable agriculture, aiming to improve crop productivity under stress conditions. It includes sections on genes encoding avirulence factors of bacteria and fungi, viral coat proteins of plant viruses, chitinase from fungi, virulence factors from nematodes and mycoplasma, insecticidal toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis, and herbicide tolerance enzymes from bacteria.

Key Features

  • Introduces the principles of microbial biotechnology and its application in crop improvement
  • Lists various new developments in enhancing plant productivity and efficiency
  • Explains the mechanisms of plant/microbial interactions and the beneficial use of these interactions in crop improvement
  • Explores various bacteria classes and their beneficial effects in plant growth and efficiency

Readership

Students, scientists and researchers at universities, industries, and government agencies interested in microbial biotechnology, food producing, crop improvement and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology

Table of Contents

1. The Use of Microorganisms for Gene Transfer and Crop Improvement

2. Actinomycetes as potential plant growth promoting microbial communities

3. Microbial genes in crop improvement

4. Microbial transformations implicit with soil and crop productivity in rice system

5. Application of Microbial Biotechnology in Food Processing

6. Innate immunity engaged or disengaged in plant-microbe interactions

7. Novel Strategies for Engineering Resistance to Plant Viral Diseases

8. Molecular characterization of sugarcane viruses and their diagnostics

9. Cyanobacterial Biodiversity and Biotechnology: A Promising Approach for Crop Improvement

10. Pseudomonas flourescens - A Potential Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and biocontrol agent

11. Crop Improvement Through Microbial Technology: a Step Towards Sustainable Agriculture

12. Microbial technologies for sustainable crop production

13. Trichoderma, its multifarious utility in crop improvement

14. Microbe-mediated enhancement of nitrogen and phosphorus content for crop improvement

15. Microbiome in Crops: Diversity, distribution and potential role in crops improvements

16. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR): Perspective in Agriculture under Biotic and Abiotic stress

17. Rhizosphere metabolite profiling: An opportunity to understand plant–microbe interactions for crop improvement

18. Phosphate-solubilizing Pseudomonads for improving crop plant nutrition and agricultural productivity

19. Targeted Genome editing for crop improvement in post genome sequencing era

20. Endophytic Microorganisms: Their Role in Plant Growth and Crop Improvement

21. Microbes in crop improvement: future challenges and perspective

22. Plant-microbe interaction and genome sequencing: an evolutionary insight

23. Crop breeding using CRISPR/Cas9

Details

No. of pages:
362
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2018
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Paperback ISBN:
9780444639875

About the Editor

Ram Prasad

Presently, Assistant professor at Amity Institute of Microbial technology, Amity University, Noida, India, he is working on plant microbe interaction, microbial nano-biotechnology including fungal biology. Dr Prasad has edited several books and has a number of research papers and review articles to his credit in the journals of international repute. During 2014, Dr Prasad has been awarded American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigator, USA and now he is the Fellow Member of UICC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Amity Institute of Microbial technology, Amity University, Noida, India

Sarvajeet Singh Gill

Currently assistant professor at MD University, Rohtak, India, Sarvajeet Singh Gill has made significant contributions to abiotic stress tolerance. Sarvajeet Gill’s main area of research includes genetic engineering, stress physiology and molecular biology. Together with Narendra Tuteja he is working on plant helicases and discovered a novel function of plant MCM6 and PHH45 in tobacco and rice for salinity stress tolerance that will help to improve crop production at sub-optimal conditions. Furthermore, he also reported that Cd at high dose perturbs growth, photosynthesis and nitrogen metabolism while at low dose it up regulates sulfur assimilation and antioxidant machinery in garden cress. Sarvajeet Gill has edited several books and has a number of research papers, review articles, and book chapters to his name.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Ag. Biotechnology, Stress Physiology & Molecular Biology Lab, Centre for Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, MD University, Rohtak, India

Narendra Tuteja

An elected fellow of numerous national & international academies, Narendra Tuteja is currently Professor and head at Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, NOIDA and visiting Scientist at ICGEB, New Delhi, India. He has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nucleolin and eIF4A as DNA helicases. Furthermore, he discovered novel functions of helicases, G-proteins, CBL-CIPK and LecRLK in plant stress tolerance, and PLC and MAP-kinase as effectors for Gα and Gβ G-proteins. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plants and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Noida, and visiting Scientist at ICGEB, New Delhi, India