Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications

Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications

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  • Editors: Naveen Arora, Shekhar Agnihotri, Jitendra Mishra
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902748

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Extremophiles belong to members of all three domains of life, i.e., bacteria, archaea, and eukarya. However, a high proportion of extremophiles are archaea and bacteria. These microbes live under chemical and physical extremes that are usually lethal to cellular molecules, yet they not only manage to survive but even thrive in such conditions. Extremophiles have important practical and industrial uses. They are a valuable source of industrially important enzymes also known as extremozymes. Recent research has revealed that extremozymes have unique structural features essential for biocatalysis under extreme conditions. Extremozymes have great commercial values and are known for their potential use in biotechnology, biomining, and bioremediation. Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications highlights the current and topical areas of research in this rapidly growing field of extremophiles and their applications. Expert researchers from around the globe are trying to uncover the underlying mechanisms responsible for their specific adaptations under extreme environments. The topics covered include the ability of acidophiles to maintain a neutral intracellular pH, the way 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. Extremozymes and their Industrial Applications also covers the established biotechnological uses of extremophiles and the most recent and novel applications, including their exploitation for enzyme production. Potential use of extremophiles and their enzymes in the generation of sustainable energy, biomass conversion, agro-waste processing, and biocontrol of phytopathogens is also covered. The book will be very useful for researchers and students working in the area of industrial microbiology and biotechnology, and microbial ecologists. It is also recommended reference text for those interested in the biochemistry and microbiology of extremophiles, as well as for those interested in bioprospecting, biomining, biofuels, and biodegradation.

Key Features

  • Presents information exclusively based on extremozymes and their application in industries
  • Chapters have been collected from various experts and deals with contemporary issues related to extremozymes and their usability in various industries
  • 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. Extremozymes and Their Applications

    Rajesh Kumar Sani, Dipayan Samanta, Tanvi Govil, Priya Saxena, Payal Thakur and Adhithya Narayanan

    2. Enzymes from Extremely Thermophilic Bacteria and Archaea: Current Status and Future Prospects

    Tunyaboon Laemthong, April M. Lewis, James R. Crosby, Ryan G. Bing, William H. Schneider, Daniel J. Willard, James A. Counts, and Robert M. Kelly

    3. Role of thermophilic cellulases and organisms in the conversion of biomass to biofuels

    Supratim Datta, Shubhasish Goswami and Praveen Nath

    4. Microbial adaptation to extreme temperatures: An overview of molecular mechanisms to industrial application

    Anee Mohanty and Shilpa Sharma, and Sumer Singh Meena

    5. Molecular mechanism behind cold and hot adaptation of extremozymes

    M Kavitha and Joshua Angelin

    6. Microbial thermostable hydrolases (amylase, lipase, keratinase) and polymerases: Biology and Application

    Hovik Panosyan, Mane Tadevosyan, Sahak Yeghiazaryan, Armine Margaryan, Diana Ghevondyan and Ani Saghatelyan

    7. Molecular Adaptations in Microorganisms for Extremozyme Production

    Sunil S. More

    8. Application of extremozymes in paper and pulp industries

    Vinod Kumar Nathan

    9. Genetic and protein engineering of halophilic enzymes

    Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa Sr.

    10. Halozymes: Sources, catalytic mechanism and potential applications in industries

    Gopal Kumar G. Raol, Hiral Chaudhari, Zuhour Wardah and Vimal Prajapati

    11. Industrial applications of enzymes from haloarchaea

    Rosa María Martínez-Espinosa Sr., Micaela Giani Alonso, Lorena Simó, Guillermo Martínez and Carmen Pire

    12. Insights into upstreaming and downstreaming processes of microbial extremozymes

    Balwinder Singh Sooch, Baljinder S. Kauldhar, Harpreet Kaur and Venkatesh Meda

    13. Reverse micellar systems as a versatile tool on halophilic biocatalysts

    Rosa Maria Camacho-Ruiz, José Martín Márquez-Villa, Jorge Alberto Rodríguez-González and Juan Carlos Mateos-Díaz

    14. Advances in industrial biocatalysis through immobilized extremozymes

    Shekhar Agnihotri, Devendra Sillu and Charu Agnihotri

    15. Biocontrol of fungal phytopathogens in saline soils by halophilic chitinase producing microbes

    Naveen Arora, Jitendra Mishra and Priya Mishra

Product details

  • No. of pages: 346
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: June 30, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323902748

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 Dean, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (a Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

Shekhar Agnihotri

Dr. Shekhar Agnihotri Ph.D. (Nanotechnology) 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

Project Coordinator, Science Technology and Innovation Hub Project, Catalyzed and Supported by DST-SEED Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (a Central University), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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