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Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323902748

Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Naveen Arora Shekhar Agnihotri Jitendra Mishra
Paperback ISBN: 9780323902748
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2022
Page Count: 346
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Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications provides the latest insights on the mechanisms these fascinating organisms use to survive. Topics covered include the ability of acidophiles to maintain a neutral intracellular pH, the way that psychrophiles "loosen up" their proteins at low temperatures, and other equally ingenious adaptations and metabolic strategies that extremophiles use to survive and flourish under extreme conditions. In addition, the book covers the established biotechnological uses of extremophiles and recent and novel applications, including their exploitation for enzyme production, potential use in the generation of sustainable energy, and in the oil industry.

Aimed at research scientists, students, microbiologists, and biotechnologists, this resource is essential reading for anyone who is interested in the biochemistry and microbiology of these organisms, as well as for those interested in bioprospecting, biomining, biofuels, and extremozymes.

Key Features

  • Presents information exclusively based on extremozymes and their application in industries
  • Collected from various experts, with each chapter dealing with contemporary issues related to extremozyme and their usability
  • Enriched with suitable illustrations that assist in increasing readership and broaden the reach of the book amongst scholars and academicians


Research students, academicians and scientists in the area of biochemistry, biotechnology and applied microbiology. Industry related to biochemistry, industrial microbiology/biotechnology

Table of Contents

  1. Enzymes from extremely thermophilic bacteria and archaea: Current status and future prospects
    2. Extremozymes for value-added product manufacturing
    3. Biotechnology of halophile extremozymes: Recent trends and future prospects
    4. Thermophilic xylanases and beta-xylosidases
    5. Microbial adaptation to extreme temperatures: An overview of molecular mechanisms to industrial application
    6. Advances in Industrial biocatalysis through immobilized extremozymes
    7. Understanding the role of extremophilic cellulases in saccharification of biomass
    8. Extracellular hydrolases produced by thermoactinomycetes: Biotechnological applications
    9. Marine extremophiles as a source of salt tolerant enzymes
    10. Extremozymes form deep-sea microorganisms: Industrial relevance and applications
    11. Molecular mechanism behind cold and hot adaptation of extremozymes
    12. Molecular adaptations in microorganisms for extremozyme production
    13. Extremozymes application in biofuels production
    14. Extremozymes from Antarctic region: Biotechnological advances
    15. Extremophilic cellulases from bacteria: Industrial application
    16. Biocontrol potential of halotolerant chitinase


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About the Editors

Naveen Arora

Naveen Kumar Arora, Ph.D. is a renowned researcher in the field of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology. His specific area of research is rhizosphere biology and plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). He has more than 80 research papers published in premium international journals. He is the editor of 25 books published by Springer Nature. He is member of several national and international societies, in the editorial board of 4 journals and reviewer of several international journals. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Environmental Sustainability published by Springer Nature and Series Editor of book series Microorganisms for Sustainability. He has been an advisor to 11 doctoral students. He has also received awards for excellence in research by the Honourable Governor of Uttar Pradesh, India, Asian PGPR Society, and Samagra Vikas Welfare Society. He is Fellow of International Society for Environmental Botanists and delivered talks as Key Note and Plenary Speaker in conferences around the world. He has collaborations with researchers in various countries including Germany, Uzbekistan, USA, Turkey, etc. Although an academician and researcher by profession, he has a huge obsession for the wildlife and its conservation and has authored a book, Splendid Wilds. He is President of Society for Conservation of Wildlife and is also Secretary of Society for Environmental Sustainability

Affiliations and Expertise

FISEB, Professor and Head in the Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (a Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Shekhar Agnihotri

Dr. Shekhar Agnihotri is currently working as an Assistant Professor at National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat (Haryana) under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Government of India. With a unique blend of science and engineering disciplines, Dr. Shekhar comes with two postgraduate degrees, MS (Biochemistry) and M.Tech (Biochemical Engineering) from IIT-BHU and has worked in a joint collaborative research at IIT Kanpur. Later he completed his PhD in Nanotechnology from IIT Bombay receiving the prestigious IIT-B Excellence Award for Best PhD thesis. To name few of the accolades in recent times, Dr. Shekhar is the recipient of DST young scientist award, Indo-Japan Young Fellowship Award, Gold access award (Royal Society of Chemistry, UK), and TIET Best Performer Award. His prime expertise lies in the area of nano-biotechnology, bioprocess engineering and enzyme technology and has published in high impact factor journals. Dr. Shekhar pursues interests in integrating immobilized enzymes and nano-supports for generating value-added products from agro-waste, novel packaging and smart sensing technologies. He has been generously funded several research grants from India and abroad. In a short span of 6 years, his research group has bagged many awards and recognition at several national and international platforms. He has been collaborating with leading research groups in Australia, Japan and Israel

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat (Haryana) under the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI), Government of India, India

Jitendra Mishra

Jitendra Mishra, Ph.D. (Agricultural Microbiology) has qualified ASRB-NET. He completed his master’s degree in the Environmental Microbiology (with Gold Medal) from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He gathered a comprehensive experience in terms of research as well as teaching. He has worked as Assistant Professor (Guest) in the Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He is also holding the post of Assistant Editor in the journal Environmental Sustainability published by Springer Nature. He has published his research finding in the form of research articles, reviews, book chapters, and opinion in several journals of repute. He has also published an edited book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, DST-Centre for Policy Research, BBAU, Lucknow, India

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