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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444635037, 9780444635105

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
eBook ISBN: 9780444635105
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th October 2018
Page Count: 254
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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. The chapters outlined give clear and concise direction on both standard and applied microbial genetic improvements, presenting undergraduates, postgraduates, 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 as accepted by the international scientific community.

Key Features

  • Compiles the latest developments made in the area of microbial gene systems
  • Includes exhaustive information on almost all areas of microbial gene technology
  • Relates microbial engineering and its direct application to the production of many useful compounds
  • Written by an international team of authors and compiled by award winning editors


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

Table of Contents

1. Gene Manipulation and Regulation of Catabolic Genes for Biodegradation of Biphenyl Compounds
2. Genetics and Molecular Biology of Genes Encoding Cephalosporin Biosynthesis in Microbes
3. Disruption of Protease Genes in Microbes for Production of Heterologous Proteins
4. Function profiling of microbial communities with three figures
5. Enhanced Resistance to Fungal Pathogens Through Selective Utilization of Useful Microbial Genes
6. Differential Expression of the Microbial β-1,4-Xylanase, and β-1,4-Endoglucanase Genes
7. Profile of Secondary Metabolite Gene Cluster in Microbe
8. Production of Recombinant Microbial Thermostable Lipases
9. Isolation of Cellulase Genes From Thermophilies: A Novel Approach Toward New Gene Discovery
10. Microbial Genes Involved in InteractionWith Plants
11. Virulence Factors and Their Associated Genes in Microbes
12. Modulation of Gene Expression by Microsatellites in Microbes
13. Polyketide and Its Derivatives
14. Synthetic Biology Strategy for Microbial Cellulases: An Overview


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About the Editors

H.B Singh

Professor Harikesh Bahadur Singh is Head of the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Over the past 35 years, Professor Singh has served at 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 G. Gupta is an Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at MITS University of India. Currently he is working as Research Scientist at National University of Ireland in Galway. Dr. Gupta’s present work is focused on the development and optimization of novel Enzyme-based bioconversion systems for biorefining and bioenergy. He has been honored with several awards, including the prestigious Indian ICAR Senior Research Fellowship and Indian Young Scientist Award. He has submitted 33 new fungal nucleotide sequences and deposited 147 fungal strains in International databases. His work with Fusarium spp., Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Penicillium spp. and Trichoderma spp. is augmented by contributions to biotechnological development, molecular diversity, secondary metabolites and industrial applications Dr. Gupta is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Plant Pathology and a regional editorial board member of 8 other respected journals. He is the author of 40 journal articles and 27 book chapters. Gupta has also written and edited books and series from reputed publishers, including CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA; Springer, USA; Elsevier, USA; Nova Science Publisher, USA and LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Sudisha Jogaiah

Dr. Sudisha Jogaiah (M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Post-doc (JSPS, Japan) FNABS) is Assistant Professor and Programme Coordinator at the Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Dharwad, India. The technological quality and expertise of Dr. Jogaiah’s lab is reflected in an extensive track record of publications with over 87 peer-reviewed papers, one national patent and 6 review articles with h-index of 24. He also contributed 18 chapters in various book editions published by Springer, Wiley-Blackwell, and Elsevier. He has expertise in plant defense enzymes and signalling pathways for induction of systemic resistance. He has also edited three books on bioactive molecules involved in plant-microbe interactions and defense. He is the recipient of Fellow of National Academy of Biological Sciences (FNABS) and has received a range of international awards. Dr. Jogaiah has served as editor of Scientific Reports, Plos One, BMC Plant Biology, Frontiers in Plant Science, Annals of Crop Sciences and Agriculture, Journal of Mycology and Plant Pathology, and BioMed Research International.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Plant Healthcare and Diagnostics, PG Department of Studies in Biotechnology and Microbiology, Karnatak University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad, Karnataka, India

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