Methods in Microbiology

Methods in Microbiology

1st Edition - July 7, 2021

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  • Editor: Volker Gurtler
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211465
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211458

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The book Methods in Silkworm Microbiology is the first ever publication that provides in-depth reviews on the latest progresses about silkworm –pathogen interactions, diseases and management practices for sustainable development of sericulture. Different molecular and immunodiagnostic methods for the detection of pathogens have been comprehensively addressed. Most recent advancements on the role of Micro RNAs in silkworm and pathogen interactions are provided with suitable illustrations. Recent technological advances and emerging trends in exploring silkworm gut microbial communities towards translation research, particularly to understand microbiome functions have been highlighted. Information on various immune mechanisms of silkworm against invading pathogens is summarized. The book further highlights the silkworm gut microbiota as a potential source for biotechnological applications.

Key Features

  • Provide comprehensive reviews and valuable methods from the selected experts on the topic "Methods in silkworm microbiology/pathology"
  • Provides latest information on application of genomics and transcriptomics to decipher silkworm gut microbial communities. Different molecular and immunodiagnostic methods for the detection of pathogens have been comprehensively addressed
  • Provides up to date information on silkworm-pathogen interactions, different silkworm diseases and immune mechanisms


Academic faculty and students studying entomology, sericulture, pathology and allied areas. Scientists and research scholars involved in insect science, microbiology and biotechnology subjects. Biologists working in the domains of insect – pathogen interactions, economic insects, applied insect science and immunodiagnostics. Government organizations, policy makers, and NGOs working in sericulture industry across the world

Table of Contents

  • Preface
    Volker Gurtler and Gangavarapu Subrahmanyam III
    1. Silkworm gut microbiota: A potential source for biotechnological applications
    Shyam Kumar Vootla and Mallikarjun Gadwala
    2. Immunodiagnosis of Silkworm Diseases
    V. Sivaprasad
    3. Molecular Approaches for Detection of Pebrine Disease
    V. Sivaprasad
    4. Pebrine Monitoring Methods in Sericulture
    V. Sivaprasad
    5. MicroRNAs in the silkworm-pathogen interactions
    Chandra Pal Singh
    6. Profiling microbial communities to understand silkworms-microbe interaction-A methodological overview
    Rajal Debnath
    7. Functional role of beneficial gut-microflora on productivity of Antheraea Assamensis Helfer
    Dipkumar Gogoi
    8. Molecular mechanisms of fungal parasite Nosema bombyces  in Bombyx mori L 
    Guo-Qing Pan
    9. Chapter title to be confirmed
    KM. Ponnuvel
    10. Silkworm as an animal model: Advantages and Limitations
    M. Chutia
    11. Immune mechanisms in Silkworm Bombyx mori L.
    Mallikarjun Gadwala
    12. Genomics and Omics tools to assess complex microbial communities in silkworms: a paradigm shift towards translational research
    K. Satyanarayana
    13. Tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta midgut bacteria: Diversity and functions
    Mohammed Muzeruddin
    14. Chapter title to be confirmed
    Liu Jiping

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: July 7, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128211465
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128211458

About the Serial Editor

Volker Gurtler

Volker Gurtler
Dr Gurtler is a Molecular biologist with extensive industry experience and expertise in DNA analysis for the identification and typing of organisms. He is known internationally as the author of the original methodology of ribotyping. He is Advisor to Geneious (Bioinformatics software company) and previous head of Molecular Biology at Austin Health Microbiology, currently Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Editor of Journal of Microbiological Methods, Editor of Heliyon and Series Editor of Methods in Microbiology. Dr Gurtler is currently working in collaboration with Assoc. Prof Danilla Grando on ribosome analysis of E. coli isolates and association with virulence. He visits RMIT regularly to advise on experimental methods and help PhD students use Geneious Bioinformatic software.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

About the Serial Volume Editor

Gangavarapu Subrahmanyam

Dr. Gangavarapu Subrahamnyam obtained PhD from Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, India in 2013. He has received prestigious TWAS-CAS PG international fellowship and worked in Research Centre for Eco-environmental Science (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, PR China during 2011-2012. He has done postdoctoral research in UNESCO-MIRCEN center for Marine Biotechnology, College of Fisheries, Mangalore, India during 2014. He has done substantial research on microbial ecology and soil metagenomics for exploring nitrifying bacteria and archaeal dynamics in polluted soils and published excellent articles reputed journals. Dr. G. Subrahmanyam has been working as a scientist in Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute (CMER&TI), Central Silk Board (CSB), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Lahdoigarh, Assam since 2015. He is expertise in silkworm pathology, biotechnology and published various high impact research articles and international book chapters. He has received various national and internal awards from India and abroad. He has handled more than 05 research projects funded by CSB, DST and DBT and developed technologies suitable for Muga silkworm (A. assamensis Helfer) rearing. Currently he is working on silkworm gut microbiomes and microsporidian biology. He is one of the editorial board members for the journal “Frontiers in Microbiology”. He is a member in DBT-Institutional Bio-safety Committee (IBSC), Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India,

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