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Microbial Diversity in Hotspots - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323901482

Microbial Diversity in Hotspots

1st Edition

Editors: Aparna Gunjal Sonali Shinde
Paperback ISBN: 9780323901482
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th November 2021
Page Count: 216
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Microbial Diversity in Hotspots provides an introduction to microbial diversity and microbes in different hotspots and threatened areas. The book gives insights on extremophiles, phyllosphere and rhizosphere, covers fungal diversity, conservation and microbial association, focuses on biodiversity acts and policies, and includes cases studies. Microbes explored are from the coldest to the hottest areas of the world. Although hotspots are zones with extremely high microbiology activities, the knowledge of microbial diversity from these areas is very limited, hence this is a welcome addition to existing resources.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to microbial biotechnology
  • Addresses novel approaches to the study of microbial diversity in hotspots
  • Provides the basics, along with advanced information on microbial diversity
  • Discusses the techniques used to examine microbial diversity with their applications and respective pros and cons for sustainability
  • Explores the importance of microbial genomes studies in commercial applications


Postgraduate students; Researchers; Professors in microbiology. Graduate students in applied microbiology and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  1. Microbial biodiversity: An introduction
    2. Microbes in hotspots and threatened areas
    3. Extremophiles in the Biodiversity Hotspots
    4. Phyllosphere and Rhizosphere in hotspots
    5. Fungal diversity
    6. Conservation of biodiversity
    7. Microbial association
    8. Biodiversity Act
    9. Biodiversity policies
    10. Case studies


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About the Editors

Aparna Gunjal

Dr. Aparna B. Gunjal has completed her B.Sc. from Annasaheb Magar Mahavidyalaya, Hadapsar; M.Sc. from Modern College Arts, Commerce and Science College, Ganeshkhind and Ph.D in Environmental Sciences subject from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India. She is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Microbiology at Dr. D.Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Aparna has 66 publications to her credit. She has received 06 Awards for the Best Paper presentations and also received the travel grants. Aparna has also received Pune Municipal Corporation Award for excellent work in Applied Microbiology Research in 2015, The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme” in 2018 and Young Researcher award with Innovative Technology. She has worked on composting aspect as a Senior Researcher Assistant at Hongkong Baptist University, Hongkong. Aparna is Reviewer for many Journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Dr. D.Y. Patil, Arts, Commerce and Science College, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Sonali Shinde

Sonali S. Shinde is working as Assistant Professor at Annasaheb Kulkarni, Department of Biodiversity, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Maharashtra, India. Sonali completed her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Microbiology and Masters in Microbiology. She teaches courses in Microbial diversity, Molecular Biology, Environment Laws and Patents to Postgraduate students. She has supervised Master students for dissertation work. She was associated with several research projects in the Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (IBB), National Center for Cell Sciences (NCCS) and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Unit for Research and Development of Information Products (CSIR- URDIP), Pune Maharashtra India. She has worked in experimental microbiology, systems biology, and procedures of patenting an invention. She has published research papers and book in International Journals of repute. Her research areas of interest are Natural Product Chemistry and interaction studies involving Microbial Diversity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Annasaheb Kulkarni, Department of Biodiversity, MES Abasaheb Garware College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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