New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444635037

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Microbial Genes Biochemistry and Applications

Editors: Vijai Gupta H.B Singh
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444635037
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 462
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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Genes Biochemistry and Applications consolidates the most widely used genetic methods available, bringing together the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology and microbiology. Chapters give clear-and-concise direction on both standard and applied microbial genetic improvements, presenting undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers with the latest developments in microbial gene technology. In addition, the book describes the background and usefulness of each experiment in question. All chapters covered in the book are derived from current, peer reviewed literature accepted by the international scientific community.

Key Features

  • Compiles the latest developments in the area of microbial gene systems
  • Includes information on almost all areas of microbial gene technology
  • Relates microbial engineering and its direct application to the production of many useful compounds, i.e., pharmaceuticals
  • Written by an international team of authors


Bioengineers, Biochemical Engineers, Biochemists, Biotechnologists, food technologists, enzymologists, and related professionals/researchers. Graduate and postgraduate students, researchers and microbiologists, mycologists

Table of Contents

1. Function profiling of microbial communities with three figures
2. Enhanced resistance to fungal pathogens through selective utilization of useful microbial genes
3. Constitutive expression of the microbial B-1,4-xylanase gene and the B-1,4-endoglucanase gene
4. B-glucosidases from ethanol-fermenting fungus: enzyme purification, functional characterization, and molecular cloning of the gene
5. Profile of secondary metabolite gene cluster in microbe
6. Expression of a thermostable lipase gene from microbe
7. Isolation of cellulase genes from thermophiles
8. Microbial genes involved in interactions with plants
9. Virulence factors and their associated genes in microbes
10. Detection of toxigeneic and pathogenic microbes targeting metabolic pathway genes
11. Engineering of multispecies microbial cell factories
12. Construction of gene replacement vectors for Gram bacteria using genetically modified gene
13. Characterization of an adenylate cyclase gene
14. Engineering microbial expression systems: recombinant expression of two Class I alpha-1,2-mannosidases
15. Modulation of gene expression by microsatellites in the microbes
16. A Systematic Functional Analysis of a Prenyltransferase Gene using Computational Approaches
17. Polyketide and its Derivatives


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About the Editor

Vijai Gupta

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta is the Co-lead Inventor of EI project, Molecular Glycobiotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway city, Ireland. He is on research leave from MITS University, India. Before joining NUIG, he worked as Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, FASC, MITS University, Lakshmangarh (Sikar), India. His area of expertise includes mycological research and plant-microbial interactions, bio-fuels and bioenergy research, and microbial biotechnology.

He completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, UP, India in 2009.

He is one of the experts in the area of fungal biology and biotechnology. He is the active member of International Sub-commission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea, Austria and a working group member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation, UK. His work with Fusarium spp., Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Aspergillus spp. Penicillium spp., and Trichoderma spp. has been complemented by contributions to biotechnological development, molecular diversity, disease diagnostic, plant pathology, fungal-plant interaction, secondary metabolites, and industrial applications.

Dr. Gupta is the Fellow of Prestigious- The Linnaean Society, London, UK; Fellow of Hind Agri Society, India; Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnologist India; and Fellow of International Society of Contemporary Biologist, India. He has been honored with several awards in his career including the prestigious Indian ICAR Senior Research Fellowship and Indian Young Scientist Award 2009, 2011 & Gold Medal Award-2009 for his advanced research achievements in the field of fungal genetics and biology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Plant Pathology, USA; Senior Editor of Fungal Biology & Biotechnology, BioMed Central; Series Editor of a book series on fungal biology, Springer; and regional editor (Asia)/editorial board member of several International and national journals with many research/review publication/book chapter publications. He has edited about 16 books for publishers of international renown such as CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA; Springer, USA; Elsevier Press, The Netherlands; Nova Science Publisher, USA; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany; and CABI, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biochemistry School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

H.B Singh

Harikesh Bahudur Singh is a professor in the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathologyat the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Vārānasi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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