Microbial Endophytes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128187340

Microbial Endophytes

1st Edition

Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Ajay Kumar Vipin Kumar Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128187340
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 370
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Table of Contents

1. Isolation and characterization of endophytes: Biochemical and molecular approaches
2. Diversity of endophytes of traditionally used plant of Indian medicine system
3. Endophytic bacteria: Role in sustainable agriculture
4. Endophytic bacteria in plant diseases management
5. Endophytic bacteria in abiotic stress management
6. Endophytic bacteria in xenobiotic degradation
7. Endophytic bacteria: Function role in bioremediation
8. Endophytic bacteria as a source of bioactive compounds
9. Endophytic actinomycetes in bioactive compounds production and plant defense system
10. Synthesis and application of nano-particles from endophytic bacteria
11. Endophytic bacteria from the medicinal plants and their potential application
12. Endophytic fungi as biofertilizer and biocontrol agent
13. Application of endophytic fungi in nano-technology and their potential applications


Microbial Endophytes: Prospects for Sustainable Agriculture discusses practical and theoretical aspects of the use of endophytic microorganisms in agriculture, providing insights to the basic and advanced biotechnological application for long-term crop production. Chapters have been designed to deal with the various aspects of endophytic microorganisms including isolation, enumeration, characterization procedures, diversity anlaysis, role as biofertilizer, biocontrol agent, and microbial inoculants.

Framed to discuss the present as well as future potential role of microbial endophytes in biotic and abiotic stress management, bioremediation, bioactive compounds production, as well as applications in the field of nanotechnology, this book provides a single-volume resource valuable to academics and researchers interested in microbiology, agricultural sciences, and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Explores aspects of sustainable agriculture by using endophytic microorganism such as bacteria, fungi and actinobacteria
  • Presents insights into the use of endophytes as biofertilizer and biocontrol agents in sustainable agriculture
  • Relates endophyte organisms and nano-technology


Academics and researchers interested in microbiology, agricultural sciences, biotechnology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Also microbiologists, ecologists, plant pathologists, physiologists, agronomists, molecular biologists, pharmacologists and related researchers transitioning to multidisciplinary work in the field of sustainable agriculture


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About the Editors

Ajay Kumar Editor

Dr. Ajay Kumar is currently working as visiting scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.. In his nine years of research, he has published more than fifty five research articles and book chapters in the International and National journals of repute. Potential of his research is evidenced by high quality publications in journals like Journal of Environment management, Agriculture Ecosystem Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation, 3 Biotech, World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology, , Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Herbal Medicine, Biotechnology reports etc. He has wide area of research, especially in Plant-microbe interactions, endophytes related with the medicinal plants, microbial inoculants. He has already edited some book with “Elsevier publisher” like “PGPR amelioration in Sustainable agriculture” and “Climate Change and Agriculture System” and some are under the production. Dr. Kumar is lifetime member of Asian Society of PGPR, Quarterly Franklin Membership" by London Journal Press. In addition, he is member in the editorial committee of “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences” and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also act as reviewer in some highlighted journals like PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Associate, Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Vipin Kumar Singh Editor

Dr. Vipin Kumar Singh is currently working as CSIR Research Associate in the Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Botany from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in the year 2015. He has worked in the UGC project entitled “Detoxification of arsenic contaminated groundwater by transgenic eco-friendly microbes.” He has more than nine years of research experience in the area of groundwater hydro-geochemistry and bioremediation approaches to clean the contaminated groundwater sites. His area of interest includes the use of fast-growing plants and microbes to clean the contaminated soil and water system. Dr. Singh has published eight book chapters, twenty-one research articles in journals of national and international repute. He is a life time member of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI). Currently, he is the member of editorial board in Indian Journal of Microbiology research and Water open access journal. So far, he has reviewed more than dozens of research articles and book chapters of international repute. He has actively participated in many national and international seminars, symposia, conferences and workshop related to the application of microbes in the management of contaminated sites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India