New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental Sustainability

1st Edition - March 19, 2019

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  • Editors: Jay Shankar Singh, DP Singh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642813
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641915

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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Microbial Biotechnology in Agro-environmental Sustainability describes, in detail, the various roles of microbial resources in the management of crop diseases and how microbes can be used as a source of income for biomass and bioenergy production. In addition, the book covers microbial inoculants as bio-fertilizers to enhance crop productivity, along with degraded land restoration. Users will find the latest information in the field of microbial biotechnology and its further applications in bio-fertilizers, bio-pesticides, its generation as an alternative source of energy, restoration degraded and marginal lands, the mitigation of global warming gases, and more.

Key Features

  • Describes microbial biotechnology and its applications in sustainable agriculture
  • Provides information on the use of a variety of microbes for crop production
  • Outlines microbe-based separation techniques for the removal of metal contaminants from soil
  • Describes the role of microbial agents in the generation of alternative sources of energy
  • Includes microbial tools and technologies for the restoration of degraded and marginal lands, the mitigation of global warming gases, and the bioremediation of polluted sites


Students, teachers and researchers in the disciplines of biochemical engineering, biotechnology, bioremediation, greenhouse-gas mitigation and environmental sustainability

Table of Contents

  • 1. Activity and Diversity of Aerobic Methanotrophs in Thermal Springs of the Russian Far East
    2. Promoting Crop Growth with Symbiotic Microbes in Agro-Ecosystems in Climate Change Era
    3. Bacillus: Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
    4. Role of Microbes in Restoration Ecology and Ecosystem Services
    5. The Role of Plant-Associated Bacteria in Phytoremediation of Trace Metals in Contaminated Soils
    6. Algae as a Sustainable and Renewable Bioresource for Bio-Fuel Production
    7. A Green Nano-Synthesis to Explore the Plant-Microbe Interactions
    8. Microbial Biotechnology: A Promising Implement for Sustainable Agriculture
    9. Rhizospheric Microbial Diversity: An Important Component for Abiotic Stress Management in Crop Plants Toward Sustainable Agriculture
    10. Functional Importance of the Phyllosphere Microbiome and Its Implications in Agriculture
    11. Fungi as Promising Biofuel Resource
    12. Arbuscular Mycorrhizae: Natural Ecological Engineers for Agro-Ecosystem Sustainability
    13. Biocontrol Strategies for Effective Management of Phytopathogenic Fungi Associated With Cereals
    14. Municipal Solid Waste to Bioenergy: Current Status, Opportunities and Challenges in Indian Context
    15. Microbes as Bio-Resource for Sustainable Production of Biofuels and Other Bioenergy Products
    16. Microbes-Assisted Remediation of Metal Polluted Soils
    17. The Prospects of Bio-Fertilizer Technology for Productive and Sustainable Agricultural Growth
    18. Plant-Microbe Interactions in Ecosystems Functioning and Sustainability
    19. Azotobacter- A Natural Resource for Bioremediation of Toxic Pesticides in Soil Ecosystems
    20. Significances of Fungi in Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil
    21. Microalgae-Assisted Phyco-Remediation and Energy Crisis Solution: Challenges and Opportunity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 329
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: March 19, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444642813
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780444641915

About the Editors

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

DP Singh

Dr. D.P. Singh is Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow-226025, India. Prof. Singh has published around 100 research and review articles in reputed international journals with high impact factors. He is a Chairman/member expert of various executive/selection committees and serving as editor/reviewer for various journals. Dr. Singh's area of research is Environmental Microbiology and Bioremediation. He has written two books 1. “Environmental Microbiology and 2. Biotechnology, Stress Physiology”, published from New Age International (P) Ltd. New Delhi, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (Central) University, India

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    New and Future Development

    Collection of informative articles