Expanding Horizon of Cyanobacterial Biology

Expanding Horizon of Cyanobacterial Biology

1st Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Prashant Singh, Maria Fillat, Viji Sitther, Ajay Kumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912020

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Expanding Horizon of Cyanobacterial Biology discusses the different aspects of cyanobacteria cyanobacterial application, providing a better understanding of cyanobacterial metabolism. Chapters deal with cyanobacteria applications and explore how to exploit cyanobacterial metabolism for industrial applications. Sections cover cyanobacterial applications for the production of nanoparticles, cyanobacterial diversity, and the characterization of different assemblages such as cyanolichens and cyanobacterial endophytes, along with their ecological, morphological and physiological aspects. In addition, bioactive compounds and their applications are explored. Increasing attention has been paid by scientists across the globe to Cyanobacteria as they are ubiquitous microbes and, undoubtedly, an important organism in terms of carbon as well as nitrogen fixation. However, the research on these organisms is limited in terms of their diversity and distribution across the globe.

Key Features

  • Provides background knowledge for researchers concerned with cyanobacterial diversity and characterization of different assemblages
  • Describes the exploitation possibility of cyanobacterial species for human welfare
  • Discusses the different aspects of cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial application and better understanding of cyanobacterial metabolism
  • Deals with the exploitation of cyanobacteria and their mats for bioremediation purposes
  • Includes cyanobacterial nanotechnology and its applications in industry and allied sectors


Research purposes for the university as well as institutions and students interested in microbiology, life sciences, agricultural sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, and plant sciences at both graduate and postgraduate levels. Microbiologists, ecologists, physiologists, plant biologists, environmentalists, molecular biologists, agronomists, pharmacologist and related researchers, who want to work in the field of cyanobacterial and plant researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Cyanobacterial diversity
    2. Cyanobacteria in extreme environment
    3. Cyanolichens: An Evolutionary perspective
    4. Cyanobacterial endophytes
    5. Polyphasic approaches for cyanobacterial diversity and their characterization
    6. Marine cyanobacterial diversity and ecology
    7. Cyanobacterial metabolomics and fluxomic: Role in understandings of cyanobacterial synthetic biology
    8. The exploitation of cyanobacteria for the production of bioactive compounds
    9. Cyanotoxins and their implications on human health
    10. Bioprospecting of sponge-associated marine cyanobacterial species
    11. Antifouling potential of cyanobacteria
    12. Molecular biology of non-ribosomal peptides (NRPSs) and polyketide (PKs) biosynthesis in cyanobacteria
    13. Comparative genomics of the cyanobacteria for the biosynthetic diversity of bioactive compounds
    14. Chemical pesticides and their impact on crop productivity and cyanobacterial diversity
    15. Cyanobacteria mediated heavy metal and xenobiotics bioremediation
    16. Cyanobacterial biofilms, diversity, and conservation of cultural heritages
    17. Biochemical changes during the synthesis of nanoparticles in cyanobacteria
    18. Cyanobacteria as nanogold factory
    19. Cyanobacterial nanoparticles: Application in agriculture and allied sectors
    20. Cyanobacteria nanoparticles: Evaluation of photocatalytic and antimicrobial activity
    21. Role of cyanobacterial nanoparticles in inhibition of bloom formation
    22. Biotechnological exploitation cyanobacterial nanoparticles
    23. Methanogenic cyanobacteria and their role in the environment
    24. Cyanobacterial based biofertilizers and it’s limitations

Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323912020

About the Editors

Prashant Singh

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is currently working as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Vegetables and Field Crops, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Centre, Israel. He has published papers in reputed international journals such as Aquatic toxicology, Journal of Proteomics, Biochemical and Biophysical Acta, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, BMC-Plant Biology, Gene, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Micro Biology, Acta Crystallography and various book chapters in Taylors and Francis Group as well as Elsevier publishing group. He completed his Ph.D. degree on title “Cadmium-induced changes in the proteome of three Anabaena species and molecular characterization Alr2954 for decoding its role in abiotic stress management in E. coli”. He used a variety of techniques beginning with physiology, biochemistry, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics to understand the mechanism of differential cadmium survival in three diazotrophic Anabaena species. Dr. Singh also has exposure to various national (Department of Biophysics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi) and International institutes (Henan University, China). Dr. Singh has also been awarded a Young Scientist Award and lifetime members of various scientific societies such as International Plant Proteomics Organisation, American Society of Plant Biologists, Plantae community, Member on Board of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APEC), Member of Society for Experimental Biology, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Department of Vegetables and Field Crops, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Centre, Rishon LeZion, Israel

Maria Fillat

María F. Fillat earned the Ph.D. degree in Sciences (University of Zaragoza, Spain) in 1988. She completed her instruction as PhD student at the University of Konstanz (Germany) and Emory University (GA, USA) studying the role of flavoproteins flavodoxin and ferredoxin-NADP+ reductase in photosynthetic electron transport and nitrogen fixation in cyanobacteria. From 1989 to 1991, Dr. Fillat worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) where she studied several aspects of molecular genetics in cyanobacteria. Since 2000, Dr. Fillat´s work is mainly focused in the functional study of FUR (ferric uptake regulation) proteins in cyanobacteria. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999 and Professor in 2012.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Viji Sitther

Dr. Viji Sitther serves as a professor of biology at Morgan State University, USA. Her research specializes on the genetic manipulation of cyanobacteria and use of nanotechnological approaches for sustainable energy applications. She holds M.Phil., Ph.D. degrees in the biological sciences, and has more than 20 years of research experience. Her efforts to genetically engineer genes for salt tolerance and lipid production, and the use of plasmon-resonant nanomaterial for improved light capture have led to patents, and a start-up company, “HaloCyTech” reliant on the technology has been formed.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biology, Morgan State University, USA

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as visiting scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, RishonLeziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has published more than sixty research articles and book chapters in the leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants. Recently London Journal Press provide him “Quarterly Franklin Membership" (Membership ID#TM89775) for their significant contribution in the research field. In addition, he is invited member in the editorial committee of “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences”and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also act as reviewer in some leading journals like PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. He has already edited some book with “Elsevier” like “PGPR amelioration in Sustainable agriculture”, “Climate Change and Agriculture Ecosystem”, “Role of Plant growth promoting bacteria in sustainable Agriculture and Nanotechnology”, “Microbial Endophytes: Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture”, “Abatements of Environmental Pollutants” and some are under the production

Affiliations and Expertise

visiting scientist at the Department of Postharvest Science, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel

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