Recent Advancements in Microbial Diversity

Recent Advancements in Microbial Diversity

1st Edition - June 2, 2020

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  • Editors: Surajit De Mandal, Pankaj Bhatt
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212660
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212653

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Microorganisms are a major part of the Earth’s biological diversity. Although a lot of research has been done on microbial diversity, most of it is fragmented. This book creates the need for a unified text to be published, full of information about microbial diversity from highly reputed and impactful sources. Recent Advancements in Microbial Diversity brings a comprehensive understanding of the recent advances in microbial diversity research focused on different bodily systems, such as the gut. Recent Advancements in Microbial Diversity also discusses how the application of advanced sequencing technologies is used to reveal previously unseen microbial diversity and show off its function.

Key Features

  • Gives insight into microbial diversity in different bodily systems
  • Explains novel approaches to studying microbial diversity
  • Highlights the use of omics to analyze the microbial community and its functional attributes
  • Discusses the techniques used to examine microbial diversity, including their applications and respective strengths and weaknesses


Microbiologists, biotechnologists, biochemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Biodiversity of microbial life: Indian Himalayan region
    2. Microbial endophytes of plants: diversity, benefits, and their interaction with host
    3. A spotlight on the recent advances in bacterial plant diseases and their footprint on crop production
    4. Bacterial diseases of banana: detection, characterization, and control management
    5. Toward an enhanced understanding of plant growth promoting microbes for sustainable agriculture
    6. Multifaceted beneficial effects of plant growth promoting bacteria and rhizobium on legume production in hill agriculture
    7. Role of rhizospheric microbial diversity in plant growth promotion in maintaining the sustainable agrosystem at high altitude regions
    8. Microbes adapted to cold and their use as biofertilizers for mountainous regions
    9. Actinobacteria: diversity and biotechnological applications
    10. Quorum sensing: the microbial linguistic
    11. Exploration of microbial communities of Indian hot springs and their potential biotechnological applications
    12. Microbial diversity and functional potential in wetland ecosystems
    13. Effect of climate change on microbial diversity and its functional attributes
    14. Spatial variation of the microbial diversity in the mangrove dominated Sundarban Forest of India
    15. Microbe assisted plant stress management
    16. Insect gut microbiome and its applications
    17. Diversity and the antimicrobial activity of vaginal lactobacilli: current status and future prospective
    18. Gut microbiota and brain development: A review
    19. Role of microbial communities in traditionally fermented foods and beverages in North East India
    20. Metagenomics: Applications of functional and structural approaches and meta-omics
    21. Metagenomics: a vital source of information for modeling interaction networks in bacterial communities
    22. Metagenomics based approach to reveal the secrets of unculturable microbial diversity from aquatic environment
    23. Metagenomic-based approach to a comprehensive understanding of cave microbial diversity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 622
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: June 2, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128212660
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128212653

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

Pankaj Bhatt

Dr. Pankaj Bhatt completed his PhD. in microbiology from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, India. His research focused on the molecular and microbiological basis of bioremediation. Dr Bhatt has published several articles in high impact factor leading journals including Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, Chemosphere, Environmental research, World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, and 3-Biotech. He has also published several book chapters on microbial biotechnology. Presently he is working as a Post-Doctoral researcher at Integrative Microbiology Research Centre, South China Agriculture University, Guangzhou China.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Dolphin (P.G) College of Biomedical and Natural Sciences Dehradun, India

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