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Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128190012, 9780128190043

Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health

1st Edition

Editors: Pankaj Chowdhary Abhay Raj Digvijay Verma Yusuf Akhter
Paperback ISBN: 9780128190012
eBook ISBN: 9780128190043
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 22nd July 2020
Page Count: 534
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Microorganisms for Sustainable Environment and Health covers hazardous pollutants released from natural as well as anthropogenic activities and implications on environmental and human health. This book serves as a valuable source of basic knowledge and recent developments in the clean technologies and pollution-associated diseases and abnormalities in the context of microorganisms. Focused on current solutions to various environmental problems in the field of bioremediation, it provides a detailed knowledge on the various types of toxic environmental pollutants discharged from different sources, their toxicological effects in environments, humans, animals and plants as well as their biodegradation and bioremediation approaches.

This book helps environmental scientists and microbiologists learn about existing environmental problems and suggests ways to control or contain their effects by employing various treatment approaches.

Key Features

  • Provides information on waste treatment approaches using microbes
  • Includes applications in biofuel and bioenergy production
  • Covers green belt development, hydroponics, phytoremediation, wetland treatment technology, and common effluent treatment plants (CETPs)
  • Discusses dissemination of antibiotic resistance among pathogenic microbes and strategies to combat multi-drug resistance (MDR)


Environmental scientists, environmental biotechnologists, microbiologists, medicinal biologists

Table of Contents

1. Recent advancement in the biotechnological application of lignin Peroxidase and its future prospects

2. Microbes mediated approaches for environmental waste management

3. Actinobacteria for the effective removal of toxic dyes

4. Arsenic toxicity: Adverse effect and recent advance in microbes mediated bioremediation

5. Biofilm mediated bioremediation and other applications

6. Waste Treatment Approaches for environmental sustainability

7. Biodegradation of Environmental Pollutant through Pathways Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Approaches

8. Exploring the microbiome of smokeless tobacco

9. Microbial ligninolytic enzymes and their role in bioremediation

10. Recent advancements in microalgal-induced remediation of wastewaters

11. Cyanobacteria as source of novel antimicrobials: a boon to mankind

12. Composite nanostructure: A potential materials for environmental safety and health

13. In Silico bioremediation strategies for removal of environmental pollutants released from paper mills using bacterial ligninolytic enzymes

14. Potential Application of Microbial Pectinases: An overview

15. Understanding and Combating the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis

16. Multidrug resistance in pathogenic microorganisms

17. Microbial hydrogen production: Fundamentals to application

18. Antibiotics: Mechanisms of Action and Modern Challenges

19. Food Poisoning Hazards and Their Consequences Over Food Safety

20. Application of Microbial Consortia in Degradation and Detoxification of Industrial Pollutants

21. Environmental pollution: Causes, effects, and the remedies

22. Microplastic degradation by bacteria in aquatic ecosystem

23. The role of microbial pathogens in cancer development: A potential guide to new anticancer drugs


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About the Editors

Pankaj Chowdhary

Pankaj Chowdhary currently works at the Department of Microbiology, at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow India. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology from Department of Microbiology, at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow India. The focus of his research is the role of ligninolytic enzyme producing bacterial in the degradation of coloring compounds from distillery wastewater. He has published original research and review articles in peer-reviewed journals of high impact. He has also published many National and International book chapters & magazine articles on the biodegradation and bioremediation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Lucknow, India

Abhay Raj

Abhay Raj’s research team is broadly focused on bioremediation of industrial wastes (paper and tannery industry), bacterial enzyme (xylanase, laccase and lignin peroxidases), and microbial genomics. He has studied screening and evaluation of bacterial strains for ligninolytic enzymes (LiP & Lac), basic mechanisms behind treatment and changes in the paper mill effluent toxicity after treatment. He has published more than 50 national/international articles and reviews in peer reviewed journals. Currently Dr. Raj oversees 7 Ph.D. students and more than 32 Ph.D. dissertations have been completed under his supervision. In addition, Dr. Raj has handled major R&D projects funded by DatStat.

Affiliations and Expertise

Scientist, Environmental Microbiology Section, CSIR Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Uttar Pradesh, India

Digvijay Verma

Dr. Verma received his Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Delhi South Campus. His research area is retrieving thermo-alkali-stable xylanase genes using metagenomic approaches. He has received post-doc experience from CSIR-IGIB, New Delhi. Currently, he is researching the areas of Microbiomics and Metagenomics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (A Central University), Uttar Pradesh, India

Yusuf Akhter

Yusuf Akhter is an Assistant Professor at Babsaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Hyderabad. Dr Dr. Akhter has carried out his research at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-Hamburg (Germany) and the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (India) in the laboratories of biochemistry and structural biology. He was awarded with a DAAD fellowship for his doctoral studies and an EMBO long term fellowship for his post-doctoral research at EMBL-Hamburg. He also serves as an editorial board member/reviewer for several international journals published by Nature publishing group, Biomed central, PLoS, Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Bentham Science Publishers, and Springer. He was a visiting lecturer at Universiti Technology Malaysia. His research interests are focused on therapeutic targets from microbial pathogens and microbes for sustainable development. His research group uses computational and molecular biology techniques to analyze biomolecular patterns and structures and their functional mechanisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Yusuf Akhter, Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Babasaheb Bhimaro Ambedkar University, India

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