New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Microbes in Soil, Crop and Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition - July 18, 2019

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  • Editor: Jay Shankar Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182581
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182598

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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbes in Soil, Crop and Environmental Sustainability reviews the exploitation of microbial biodiversity in soil with respect to nutrient-use efficiency, also discussing the improvement and maintenance of certain physical and chemical conditions in soil that can provide economic and environmental benefits toward agricultural sustainability. The utilization of microbes ranges from applications in biotechnology, marginal land restoration, the formulation of microbial inoculants, the enhancement of crop productivity, and the mitigation of global warming gases. Finally, various uses for microbial resources in crop disease management, bioenergy production, and income based on microbial cultivation are explored.

Key Features

  • Highlights the developments and achievements of microbial resources and their role in the sustainable management of soil fertility and agriculture productivity
  • Outlines the role of microbial resource and biotechnology in sustainability to industry, agriculture, forest and management of environment
  • Provides up-to-date information on the application of microbial resources and the role of biotechnology to meet the ever increasing demand of food, soil and plant productivity management
  • Outlines enhancement in productivity through interventions of microbial bio-agents and eco-friendly technology


Graduates and post graduates research students, teachers and researchers in the disciplines of biotechnology, agricultural and industrial microbiology, bioremediation, and environmental sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 1. Bacterial Fertilizers for Soybean Plants: Current Status and Future Prospects 
    2. Plant-bacterial Interactions in Management of Plant Growth under Abiotic Stresses 
    3. Environmental Applications of Microalgae/Cyanobacteria  
    4. Plant-microbe Associations for Enhancement of Agricultural Productivity  
    5. Microbial Resources in Management of C Sequestration, Greenhouse Gases and BioRemediation Processes  
    6. Microbial Secondary Metabolites and PlantMicrobe Communications in the Rhizosphere  
    7. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: An Effective Tool for Metal Bioremediation  
    8. Microalgae: Potential Agents for CO2 Mitigation and Bioremediation of Wastewaters  
    9. Sustainable Approaches for Biological Control of Mycotoxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins in Cereals
    10. PGPMs: A Future Trend for Environmental Sustainability  
    11. Harnessing the Soil Microbial Wealth for Enhancement of Plant Secondary Metabolites in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants  
    12. Role of Plant-Associated Bacteria in Phytoremediation of Trace Metals in Contaminated Soils  
    13. Use of Microbial Bio-Fertilizer Technology in Agro-Environmental Sustainability  
    14. Microbes Mediated Management of Degraded and Marginal Lands  
    15. Trichoderma – A New Strategy in Combating Agriculture Problems  
    16. Phycoremediation of Industrial Effluents Contaminated Soils
    17. Microbial Services in Agro-Environmental Management
    18. Rhizosphere Microbiome and Plant Probiotics
    19. Role of Microbial Resources in Remediation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
    20. Microbial Approaches in Management and Restoration of Marginal Lands
    21. Host-endophyte cross-talk: An essential prerequisite for plant ecosystem functioning
    22. Tapping soil biodiversity for enhancing resource use efficiency
    23. Application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in remediation of pesticides contaminated stressed soil

Product details

  • No. of pages: 386
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: July 18, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128182581
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128182598

About the Editor

Jay Shankar Singh

Dr. Jay Shankar Singh is Faculty at the Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, India. He is an expert in the area of land use, restoration ecology, and natural resource management. He is also actively serving as member of various scientific committees, holding editorial responsibilities for journals. He has published several articles and books from Springer, Taylor & Francis, Elsevier, among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Raebarelly Road, Uttar Pradesh, India

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  • Shobhit Wed Dec 25 2019

    Best book with current themes

    This book contain recent developments in this research fields.

  • M S. Tue Jul 23 2019

    Good Book

    An updated book with recent aspects

  • SUDHAKAR M. Fri Jul 19 2019


    Informative and covers recent issues with possible solutions

  • M D. Fri Jun 28 2019


    This book covers major researchable issues...............

  • Jay S. Fri Mar 29 2019

    Good content