Microbial and Natural Macromolecules

Microbial and Natural Macromolecules

Synthesis and Applications

1st Edition - September 15, 2020

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  • Editors: Surajit Das, Hirak Dash
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200841
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200858

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Microbial and Natural Macromolecules: Synthesis and Applications brings together active scientists and academicians in the field who share updated information and research outcomes from global experts. Microbial macromolecular diversity, molecular composure, genetics, usability of advanced molecular tools and techniques for their study as well as their applicability are discussed with detailed research perspectives.

Key Features

  • Illustrates fundamental discoveries and methodological advancements
  • Discusses novel functional attributes of macromolecules
  • Updates progress on microbial macromolecular research


Researchers, (post)graduate students and industry personnel as well as academicians in microbiology, biotechnology, medical science and genetics

Table of Contents

  • Section A: Introduction to diverse biological macromolecules
    1. Production, properties, and processing of microbial polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolyesters
    Martin Koller
    2. Microbial siderophores: Markers of infectious diseases
    Radim Dobiáš, Vladimir Havlíček
    3. Synthesis and applications of Chitosan: A contemporary macromolecule
    Carlin Geor Malar, Muthulingam Seenuvasan, Kannaiyan Sathish Kumar, Madhava Anil Kumar
    4. Microbial caffeinases: Biosynthesis and properties
    Erick Peña-Lucio, Mónica L. Chávez-González, Liliana Londoño-Hernandez, Mayela Govea-Salas, Sabu Abdulhameed, Cristóbal N. Aguilar
    5. Metabolic pathways involved in the production of ketoacids, precursors to industrial products
    Alex MacLean, Anondo Bley, Vasu D. Appanna
    6. Microbial polymers produced from methane: Overview of recent progress and new perspectives
    Jia Wang, David R. Salem, Rajesh K. Sani
    7. Microbial production of rhamnolipid: Synthesis and potential application in bioremediation of hydrophobic pollutants
    Vivek Kumar Gaur, Natesan Manickam
    Section B: Various organisms/microbes and corresponding macromolecules
    8. Unraveling the diversity of algae and its biomacromolecules
    Koushalya S, Rashi Vishwakarma, Anushree Malik
    9. Antimicrobial peptides from Actinobacteria: Current status and future prospects
    Jerrine Joseph, Bhaskaran Abirami, Kaari Manigundan, Venugupal Gopikrishnan, Manikkam Radhakrishnan
    10. Biomedical applications of polysaccharide-based nanocomposites from fungal origin
    Payal Gupta, Hrishikesh Gupta, Krishna Mohan Poluri
    11. Mycobacterial glycoproteins: Functions and their significance in tuberculosis
    Abtar Mishra, Assirbad Behura, Lincoln Naik, Ashish Kumar, Puja Dokania, Rohan Dhiman
    12. Microbial extraction of micro and nanofibers from plant fibers
    Jithin Joy, Neenu George, Cintil Jose Chirayil,Hanna J. Maria, Sabu Thomas
    13. Natural molecules against QS-associated biofilm formation of pathogens
    Thirukannamangai Krishnan Swetha, Arumugam Priya, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian
    14. Cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS): Biosynthesis and their potential applications
    Sekar Nishanth, Asha Bharti, Himani Gupta, Krati Gupta,Udita Gulia, Radha Prasanna
    Section C: Tools and techniques to study microbial macromolecules
    15. Rediscovering and repurposing natural microbial macromolecules through computational approaches
    Mohamed Abdella, Bahaa Abdella, Chandrajit Lahiri
    16. The relevance of actinobacteria as sources of antioxidant compounds: Evaluation of Streptomyces isolates from rhizosphere collected at Brazilian Caatinga
    Priscilla Andrade de Moura, Thâmarah de Albuquerque Lima, Magda Rhayanny Assunção Ferreira, Luiz Alberto Lira Soares, Gláucia Manoella de Souza Lima, Thiago Henrique Napoleão, Márcia Vanusa da Silva, Ana Patrícia Silva de Oliveira, Patrícia Maria Guedes Paiva
    17. Spectroscopy, microscopy, and other techniques for characterization of bacterial nanocellulose and comparison with plant-derived nanocellulose
    Sindhu Suresh Singh, David R. Salem, Rajesh K. Sani
    18. Advancement in tools and techniques to divulge vital biological molecules from microbes associated with corals
    Neha P. Patel, Ankita Jain, Soumya Haldar
    Section D: Functional attributes of biological macromolecules
    19. Role of biological macromolecules of microbes in metal bioremediation
    Celin Acharya, Devanshi Khare, Divya TV, Pallavi Chandwadkar, Nilesh Kolhe
    20. Antimicrobial peptides as a potent therapeutic regimen to quench biofilm-mediated antimicrobial resistance
    Arumugam Priya, Thirukannamangai Krishnan Swetha, Shunmugiah Karutha Pandian
    21. Microbial release of exopolymeric substances and their role in removal of pollutants from wastewater
    E. Isil Arslan Topal, Murat Topal
    22. Microbial fouling in water treatment plants
    Sudhir K. Shukla, Atif Khan, T. Subba Rao
    23. Bacterial enzymatic degradation and remediation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene
    Kiran Lata, Anamika Kushwaha, Gurunath Ramanathan
    24. Biomass-derived microporous adsorbents for selective CO2 capture
    Shamik Chowdhury, Sharadwata Pan
    25. Biosynthesis of polyglutamic acid (γ-PGA), a biodegradable and economical polyamide biopolymer for industrial applications
    Divakar Dahiya, Rajen Chettri, Poonam Singh Nigam
    26. Microalgal cell factories, a platform for high-value-added biorenewables to improve the economics of the biorefinery
    Mohammed Rehmanji, Sukannya Suresh, Asha A. Nesamma, Pannaga P. Jutur
    27. Effect of bacterial attachment on permeable membranes aided by extracellular polymeric substances
    Subburaj Suganya, Madhava Anil Kumar, Soumya Haldar
    28. Biofilm extracellular polymeric substances-based bioremediation of radionuclides
    Sudhir K. Shukla, Atif Khan, T. Subba Rao
    29. Importance of protein structure and function in pathogenesis: Highlights on the multifaceted organism Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Satakshi Hazra, Sanjukta Patra

Product details

  • No. of pages: 862
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: September 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128200841
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128200858

About the Editors

Surajit Das

Dr. Surajit Das is an Associate Professor in the Department of Life Science at the National Institute of Technology, India. He has published several books, including three with Elsevier. His research interests include environmental biotechnology, biodiversity and ecology, marine microbiology, aquaculture, and fish biotechnology. He has received several awards, including the Junior Scientist Award in Environmental Microbiology from the Association of Microbiologists of India in 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Life Science, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Hirak Dash

Hirak Ranjan Dash is a Researcher for the Forensic Science Laboratory at India’s National Institute of Technology. His expertise is in the field of environmental and forensic microbiology, DNA fingerprinting, microbial phylogeny and diversity, genetics, bioremediation, degradation of biological materials and applied microbiology. He has authored many publications, including articles, book chapters, and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Science Laboratory, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India

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