Recent Advancement in Microbial Biotechnology

Recent Advancement in Microbial Biotechnology

Agricultural and Industrial Approach

1st Edition - August 14, 2021

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  • Editors: Surajit De Mandal, Ajit Kumar Passari
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220986
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232613

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The rapid increase in microbial resources along with the development of biotechnological methods has revolutionized the field of microbial biotechnology. Genome characterization methods and metagenomic approaches further illustrate the role of microorganisms in various fields of research. Recent Advancement in Microbial Biotechnology: Agricultural and Industrial Approach provides an overview on the recent application of the microorganisms in agricultural and industrial improvements. The purpose of this book is to integrate all these diverse areas of research in a common platform. Recent advancement in Microbial Biotechnology targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Gives insight in the exploration of microbial functional diversity in different systems
  • Highlights important microbes and their role in enhancing agricultural productivity
  • Provides understanding to the basics with advance information of microbial biotechnology
  • Explores the importance of microbial genomes studies in agricultural and industrial applications


Microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists. Graduate students in agricultural and industrial biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microbial biofertilizers: Recent trends and future outlook
    2. Phosphate-solubilizing bacteria: Recent trends and applications in agriculture
    3. Trichoderma spp.—Application and future prospects in agricultural industry
    4. Current status and future prospects of entomopathogenic fungi: A potential source of biopesticides
    5. Microbial fortification during vermicomposting: A brief review
    6. Potential of compost for sustainable crop production and soil health
    7. Fungal bioprocessing of lignocellulosic materials for biorefiner
    8. Bioelectrochemical technologies: Current and potential applications in agriculture resource recovery
    9. Purple nonsulfur bacteria: An important versatile tool in biotechnology
    10. Bacterial community response to pesticides polluted soil
    11. Potential role of heavy metal-resistant plant growthpromoting rhizobacteria in the bioremediation of contaminated fields and enhancement of plant growth essential for sustainable agriculture
    12. Nanotechnology: Recent trends in microbial nanotechnology
    13. Nif genes: Tools for sustainable agriculture
    14. Recent technological advancements in studying biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through theoretical approaches

Product details

  • No. of pages: 478
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128220986
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128232613

About the Editors

Surajit De Mandal

Dr Surajit De Mandal is Postdoctoral researcher in College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University (SCAU), Guangzhou, P. R. China. He completed his Ph.D from the Dept. of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, India. His main areas of research are microbial ecology, insect-microbe interactions and microbial biopesticides. Dr. De Mandal has more than fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and edited book. He has reviewed publications for various international journals like Frontier in Microbiology, Scientific reports, Heliyon, Geomicrobiology etc. Presently he is studying the role of gut microbiota in insect immunity.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

Ajit Kumar Passari

Dr. Ajit Kumar Passari working as Postdoctoral Scientist in Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México. Dr. Passari has more than eight years of research experience in the fields of Clinical, Genomics, Bioactive Compound Production, Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Natural Product Isolation, PGPR, and biocontrol effect in crop plants. Dr. Passari obtained a doctorate in Biotechnology from the Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, India. Dr. Passari has published more than 50 publications in different reputed international and national journals along with many edited books published with Elsevier, Springer, etc. and he has also filled many patents in India. Dr. Passari has a life member of various scientific bodies like American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Microbiology Society & Indian Science Congress etc. Dr. Passari is a reviewer of different international journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, PLOS One, Biotechnology Reports and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Scientist, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico

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