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: H.B Singh Vijai Gupta Sudisha Jogaiah
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444635037
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 29th October 2018
Page Count: 266
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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

H.B Singh

Professor Harikesh Bahadur Singh is Professor and Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Over the past 35 years, Professor Singh has served Central Universities and CSIR Institutes with his teaching and research. Based on his scientific contribution and leadership in the field of plant pathology, Professor Singh has been honoured with prestigious awards such as the CSIR technology award, M. S. Swaminathan award, Mundkur Memorial award and BRSI Industrial Medal. His research has resulted in more than 300 publications and 17 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Vijai Gupta

Vijai Gupta

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta is Senior Scientist, ERA Chair of Green Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. He is one of the leading experts in the field of microbial biology and biotechnology. Dr. Gupta has been honoured with many awards in his career including the prestigious Indian ICAR Senior Research Fellowship and Indian Young Scientist Award for his advanced research achievements in the field of fungal biology and biotechnology. He is editor of several scientific journals and has authored and edited many publications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.

Sudisha Jogaiah

Dr. Sudisha Jogaiah is Assistant Professor at the Department of studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology and presently the programme coordinator of “Plant Healthcare and Diagnostic Centre for Northern Karnataka” of the Karnatak University, supported by the Vision Group of Science and Technology (VGST), Government of Karnataka. He has published more than 59 international research papers and several book chapters, and has successfully guided more than 36 M.Sc. students in the area of Plant Science, Microbiology, Biotechnology and Plant Pathology. Dr. Jogaiah is also the recipient of 14 Indian National Awards from various scientific bodies including ICAR, DST, DBT and Young Scientist Award for Agriculture Microbiology from Association of Microbiologist of India, as well as two international awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Karnataka, India

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