Microbial Symbionts

Microbial Symbionts

Functions and Molecular Interactions on Host

1st Edition - September 25, 2022

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  • Editor: Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993340
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323993357

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Microbial Symbionts: Functions and Molecular Interactions on Host focuses on microbial symbionts of plants, animals, insects and molecular methods in the identification of microbial symbionts. The book describes the molecular mechanism and interactions of symbiosis of microbiome in plants, animals and humans. It brings the latest techniques for identification, localization and functional characterization of host-associated microbes and explains the role/importance of microbial symbionts. This comprehensive reference covers a wide range of symbiotic microorganisms used for basic and advanced techniques associated with the isolation, characterization and identification of microbial symbiotic microorganisms and their functions and molecular interactions on the host. The book will also helps users plan and execute experiments with appropriate knowledge rather than experimental trial and error in a wide range of disciplines, including Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology.

Key Features

  • Provides basic knowledge and working protocols for a wide range of disciplines like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Botany and Zoology
  • Presents the most current information in symbiotic microbiome and holobiome
  • Includes color photos pertaining to techniques


Undergraduate, Postgraduate, doctoral students, technicians, engineers & teachers of Agriculture, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding, Agronomy and Soil Science; Researchers in industries

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Microbial symbionts of plants: functions and molecular interactions with the host
    1. Cyanobacterial symbionts from plants bryophyte, pteridophyte, gymnosperm, angiosperm
    2. Frankia from actinorhizal plants
    3. Rhizobium from leguminous plants
    4. Fungal mycorrhiza from plants roots
    5. Photobionts and mycobionts from lichen
    6. Symbiotic fungal endophytes
    7. Invitro Symbiotic nitrogen fixation on legume plants
    8. Screening of symbiotic ability of Rhizobium under hydrophonic conditions
    9. Arbuscular mycorrhizal community analysis from a grassland ecosystem
    10. Cyanobacterial symbionts in Cycad coralloid roots
    11. Mass production of cyanobacterial symbionts, Rhizobium, Frankia, VAM fungi

    Section II: Microbial symbionts of Animals: functions and molecular interactions with the host
    1. Symbiotic microbes from ciliates
    2. Symbiotic microbes from bivalves
    3. Symbiotic microbes from crustaceans
    4. Symbiotic microbes from oligochaete
    5. Symbiotic microbes from polychaete worms
    6. Symbiotic microbes from gastropods
    7. Symbiotic microbes from sponges
    8. Symbiotic microbes from corals
    9. Symbiotic microbes from Pig gut
    10. Symbiotic microbes from Reindeer rumen
    11. Vibrio fischeri from Squid light organ
    12. Symbiotic microbes from Human gut

    Section III: Microbial symbionts of Insects: functions and molecular interactions with the host
    1. Primary and Secondary endosymbiont Aphids: Buchnera sp.
    2. Microbial symbionts of herbivorous insect
    3. Microbial symbionts from Termite gut
    4. Endosymbionts: Wolbachiaspp from Anthropods
    5. Endosymbionts: Wolbachiaspp from nematodes
    6. Burkholderia from Stinkbug midgut

    Section IV: Molecular methods and Interactions of Microbial Symbionts
    1. Molecular interactions on colonization, establishment and maintenance of microbial communities/symbionts
    2. Metagenomics analysis of Microbial Symbionts in root nodules, corals, sponges, lichens
    3. Functional metagenomics profiling of symbiotic microbiome
    4. Holobiont analysis of root nodules, corals, sponges, lichens
    5. Key Model systems in animal-microbe and plant-microbe beneficial interactions
    6. Culture-independent and dependent approaches in symbionts analysis
    7. In situ techniques to study non-cultivable microbial symbionts
    8. Omics Approach for the microbiome Function analysis of lichens, root nodules
    9. Sponge and Coral reef
    10. Modern techniques for identification, localization and functional characterization of host-associated microbes
    11. Autofluorescence in methanogenic, archaeal endosymbionts
    12. Exoproteme analysis of symbiotic signaling molecules in Frankia, Rhizobium
    13. Transcriptome analysis of symbiotic microbes
    14. Metaproteome analysis of symbiotic microbes
    15. Metabolic analysis of symbiotic microbes
    16. Quorum sensing relationship analysis of microbial symbionts
    17. Biosynthetic gene cluster analysis in symbiotic microbes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 964
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323993340
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323993357

About the Editor

Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai

Dr. Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran PhD is working as an Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. He has experience in the fields of actinobacteriology and mycology. His current research focus is microbiome profiling of actinorhizal root nodules, lichen, poultry gut, cattle’s reproductive system. He has been awarded UGC-Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship and worked in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA. He published 106 research and review articles including one paper in Nature Group Journal Scientific Report and 23 Book chapters. He has h-index of 26 with total citation of 2157 (Google scholar). Dr. Dharmadurai Dhanasekaran is rated in second position as in the field of Actinobacteria research in India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Bharathidasan University, Department of Microbiology, Tiruchirappalli, India

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