Trends of Applied Microbiology for Sustainable Economy

Trends of Applied Microbiology for Sustainable Economy

1st Edition - May 14, 2022

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  • Editors: Ravindra Soni, Deep Suyal, Ajar Yadav, Reeta Goel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323915960
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323915953

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Trends of Applied Microbiology for a Sustainable Economy discusses the role of modern tools and next-generation technologies in applied microbial research, including recent trends and innovation in global biofertilizers. Agriculture has seen dramatic changes since the time of its inception. Starting with the domestication of wild plants to small-scale traditional farming and then large-scale, chemical-intensive agriculture.  It is at a crossroads once again, putting a huge amount of pressure on available natural resources like soil, water and biodiversity which is bound to increase with the ever-growing human population. This book helps readers understand the challenges associated with these demographic changes.

Key Features

  • Redefines the relationship between microorganisms and agricultural sustainability in view of the latest technologies and advancements
  • Documents recent microbiological advancements in agricultural research and discusses challenges and opportunities in the biofertilizers market
  • Identifies challenges and opportunities for scaling up biofertilizers technology
  • Discusses recent trends and innovations in the biotechnology market and economy

Readership

Researchers at the universities, scientists, students, industries, in applied microbiology. Government agencies interested in agriculture, food producing, and all disciplines related to agricultural microbiology

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1: Trends of agricultural microbiology for sustainable crops production and economy: An introduction
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Role of beneficial microbiomes in plant growth promotion
  • 1.3: Microbiomes for mitigation of biotic and abiotic stresses
  • 1.4: Beneficial microbiomes for sustainable crop production and protection
  • 1.5: Beneficial microbiomes in organic agriculture
  • 1.6: Implication of beneficial microbes sustainable economic
  • 1.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 2: Phytobiome research: Recent trends and developments
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Plant-associated microbiomes
  • 2.3: Plant-microbial interactions
  • 2.4: Functional roles of phytobiome for sustainable agriculture
  • 2.5: Plant microbiome in the field of translation and commercialization
  • 2.6: Conclusions
  • References
  • 3: An overview of microbial diversity under diverse ecological niches in northeast India
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Microbial diversity in different ecological niches
  • 3.3: Northeast microbial database (NEMiD)
  • 3.4: Conclusion and future prospects
  • References
  • 4: Microbial consortium and crop improvement: Advantages and limitations
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Microbial consortia
  • 4.3: Plant microbiota existing above the ground
  • 4.4: Managed microbial consortia
  • 4.5: Plant growth-promoting microorganisms
  • 4.6: Microbial interactions within consortium
  • 4.7: Stimulation of plant growth under stressed condition
  • 4.8: Application of microbial consortium in agriculture
  • 4.9: Conclusion and future scope
  • References
  • 5: Revisiting soil-plant-microbes interactions: Key factors for soil health and productivity
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Important types of plant-microbes interactions
  • 5.3: Major pathways of improved soil health and productivity attributed by different plant-microbe interactions
  • 5.4: Biofertilizers
  • 5.5: Outlook and conclusion
  • References
  • 6: Biological control of forest pathogens: Success stories and challenges
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: The importance of forest pathogens
  • 6.3: Biological control: A brief exposition
  • 6.4: Success stories of biological control with special reference to Heterobasidion annosum
  • 6.5: Challenges
  • 6.6: Future directions
  • 6.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 7: Cold-tolerant and cold-loving microorganisms and their applications
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Diversity of cold-tolerant mutants in cold ecosystems
  • 7.3: Mechanisms of cold tolerance in microorganisms
  • 7.4: Aspects of cold-tolerant enzymes
  • 7.5: Future prospects
  • References
  • 8: Plant growth-promoting diazotrophs: Current research and advancements
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Nitrogen fixation in diazotrophs
  • 8.3: Terrestrial nitrogen-fixing diazotrophs
  • 8.4: Nitrogen fixation in the ocean
  • 8.5: Genomic and transcriptomics of diazotrophs
  • 8.6: Beneficial mechanisms other than N-fixation provided by diazotrophs
  • 8.7: Application in global agriculture
  • 8.8: Future challenges in agriculture: Application of diazotrophs to nonlegumes
  • 8.9: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • 9: Role of mycorrhizae in plant-parasitic nematodes management
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Role of arbuscular mycorrhiza in the suppression of plant-parasitic nematodes
  • 9.3: Interaction of arbuscular mycorrhiza with soil-borne nematodes associated with plants
  • 9.4: Mycorrhizal mode of action to manage plant-parasitic nematode
  • 9.5: Mycorrhizal approaches for the management of plant pathogens
  • 9.6: Production and commercialization of AMF
  • 9.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 10: Plant growth-promoting and biocontrol potency of rhizospheric bacteria associated with halophytes
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Plant-microbe interactions and mitigation of abiotic stress
  • 10.3: Concluding remarks and future prospects
  • References
  • 11: Nanotechnology for plant growth promotion and stress management
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Synthesis, absorption, and translocation of nanoparticles in plants
  • 11.3: Nanoparticles in plant growth and stress tolerance
  • 11.4: Green nanoparticle
  • 11.5: Genetic engineering in nanoparticle
  • 11.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • 12: Role of microbial biotechnology for strain improvement for agricultural sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Microbial inoculants in agriculture for sustainability
  • 12.3: Microbial biotechnology for sustainable agriculture
  • 12.4: Advantages and limitation
  • 12.5: Concluding remarks
  • References
  • 13: Harnessing the potential of genetically improved bioinoculants for sustainable agriculture: Recent advances and perspectives
  • Abstract
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Importance of manipulation of microbial bioinoculants
  • 13.3: Genetic traits need to be manipulated for enhancing efficacy of microbes
  • 13.4: Genetic engineering techniques used for genetic manipulation of microbes
  • 13.5: Genetic manipulations/improvement of bioinoculants for different traits with examples
  • 13.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • 14: Omics technologies for agricultural microbiology research
  • Abstract
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Genomics
  • 14.3: Transcriptomics
  • 14.4: Proteomics
  • 14.5: Metabolomics
  • 14.6: Integrated omics
  • 14.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 15: Plant growth-promoting microorganism-mediated abiotic stress resilience in crop plants
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Diverse abiotic stress affecting plants
  • 15.3: Microbe-mediated abiotic stress alleviation
  • 15.4: Mechanisms of microbe-mediated abiotic stress tolerance
  • 15.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 16: Phosphate biofertilizers: Recent trends and new perspectives
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Introduction
  • 16.2: Importance of P and rationale for using phosphate biofertilizers in agrosystems
  • 16.3: Current status of phosphate biofertilizers
  • 16.4: Development of phosphate biofertilizers: An overview
  • 16.5: Overview of P solubilization mechanisms
  • 16.6: Phosphate biofertilizers: Phyto-beneficial and eco-physiological perspective
  • 16.7: Trends of phosphate biofertilizers use: A key for sustainable agriculture
  • 16.8: Molecular engineering of phosphate biofertilizers
  • 16.9: Challenges and future prospects of phosphate biofertilizers
  • References
  • 17: Plant-microbe interactions: Beneficial role of microbes for plant growth and soil health
  • Abstract
  • 17.1: Introduction
  • 17.2: Rhizobacteria
  • 17.3: Ecological considerations for plant beneficial function of microbes in the field
  • 17.4: Secondary metabolites in plant-microbe interaction
  • 17.5: Microbial-plant defense genes involved in interaction
  • 17.6: RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9 technology to explore plant-microbe interaction
  • References
  • 18: Potash biofertilizers: Current development, formulation, and applications
  • Abstract
  • 18.1: Introduction
  • 18.2: Potash biofertilizers and potassium solubilizing microorganisms (KSMs)
  • 18.3: Current development of potash biofertilizers
  • 18.4: Formulation of potash biofertilizers
  • 18.5: Field applications and crop improvement
  • 18.6: Conclusions and future perspectives
  • References
  • 19: Phosphate-solubilizing microbial inoculants for sustainable agriculture
  • Abstract
  • 19.1: Introduction
  • 19.2: Status and availability of soil phosphorus
  • 19.3: Importance of phosphate-solubilizing microorganism in agriculture
  • 19.4: Diversity of phosphate-solubilizing microorganisms
  • 19.5: Mechanisms of P solubilization by PSMs
  • 19.6: Types of phosphate biofertilizers
  • 19.7: Production, quality standards, evaluation, and marketing of phosphate biofertilizers
  • 19.8: Plant growth-promoting activities of PSMs
  • 19.9: Influence of PSMs on plant growth and yield
  • 19.10: Genetics of phosphate solubilization by PSMs
  • 19.11: Impact of application of phosphate biofertilizers on native soil microorganisms
  • 19.12: Constraints in using phosphate biofertilizers
  • 19.13: Future prospects
  • 19.14: Conclusion
  • References
  • 20: Trichoderma: Improving growth and tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants
  • Abstract
  • 20.1: Introduction
  • 20.2: Trichoderma
  • 20.3: Role of Trichoderma in stimulating plant growth
  • 20.4: Role of Trichoderma in increasing germination indices
  • 20.5: Significance of seed germination and seedling establishment in seed production
  • 20.6: Factors affecting germination
  • 20.7: Seedling establishment
  • 20.8: Effect of environmental stresses on seedling establishment
  • 20.9: Significance of regarding stresses of heavy metals
  • 20.10: Application of seed biological treatments (biopriming) in tolerance induction to environmental stresses
  • 20.11: Biopriming steps based on fungi microstructure
  • 20.12: Effect of Trichoderma species on increasing growth and antioxidant activity
  • 20.13: Role of Trichoderma in dealing with biological stresses (biotic)
  • 20.14: Induction of plant resistance to nonbiological stresses (abiotic)
  • 20.15: Biological mechanisms of Trichoderma
  • 20.16: Colonization as interactions between Trichoderma and plant
  • 20.17: Conclusion
  • References
  • 21: Bacterial biofertilizers for bioremediation: A priority for future research
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 21.1: Introduction
  • 21.2: Heavy metal contamination of agronomic soils: An overview
  • 21.3: Bioremediation: Concepts and prospects
  • 21.4: Biofertilizer technology in bioremediation
  • 21.5: Biofertilizers—A general perspective
  • 21.6: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • References
  • 22: Biopesticides: A key player in agro-environmental sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 22.1: Introduction
  • 22.2: What is sustainable environment and agriculture?
  • 22.3: Why must chemical pesticides not be used?
  • 22.4: What are biopesticides?
  • 22.5: Sources and types of biopesticides
  • 22.6: Mode of action of biopesticides on different pests/pathogens
  • 22.7: Role of biopesticides in sustainable environment and agricultural production
  • 22.8: Market of biopesticides
  • 22.9: Future prospects and conclusion
  • References
  • 23: Plant-pathogen interaction: Mechanisms and evolution
  • Abstract
  • 23.1: Introduction
  • 23.2: Plants
  • 23.3: Plant pathogens
  • 23.4: Plant-pathogen interaction
  • 23.5: Mechanisms involved in plant-pathogen interactions
  • 23.6: Evolution of plant-pathogen interactions
  • 23.7: Conclusions
  • References
  • 24: Global biofertilizer market: Emerging trends and opportunities
  • Abstract
  • 24.1: Introduction: The market and opportunities
  • 24.2: The market dynamics and growth drivers
  • 24.3: Growth-share matrix
  • 24.4: Biofertilizer market Segmentation
  • 24.5: The challenges
  • 24.6: Market ecosystem
  • 24.7: Biofertilizers and Indian agriculture
  • 24.8: Market potential and constraints
  • 24.9: Impact of COVID-19 on biofertilizer market and the future
  • References
  • 25: Organic agriculture for agro-environmental sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 25.1: Introduction
  • 25.2: Standards of organic agriculture
  • 25.3: Status of organic agriculture
  • 25.4: Pros and cons of organic agriculture
  • 25.5: Some of the products used in organic farming
  • 25.6: Impact of organic agriculture
  • 25.7: Regulatory policies in organic agriculture
  • 25.8: Market potential of organic produce
  • 25.9: Conclusion and future prospects
  • References
  • 26: Contributing effects of vermicompost on soil health and farmers’ socioeconomic sustainability
  • Abstract
  • 26.1: Introduction
  • 26.2: Literature review
  • 26.3: Effect of vermicompost on paddy-grown soil health
  • 26.4: Role of vermicompost usage on farmers’ socioeconomic sustainability
  • 26.5: Methodology
  • 26.6: Brief profile of the villages taken for the study
  • 26.7: Results and discussion
  • 26.8: Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 812
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: May 14, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323915960
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323915953

About the Editors

Ravindra Soni

Dr. Ravindra Soni is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Microbiology, I.G.K.V., and Raipur, India. He has more than 11 years of teaching & research experience in the field of agricultural microbiology, microbial ecology, molecular biology & biotechnology, especially with reference of higher altitudes. He was the recipient of DST- Young Scientist award from SERB, Department of Science & technology, India. He was also selected for UGC-DS Kothari Postdoc Fellowship and INSA summer Fellowship. He has published edited books, lab manual, several research articles and chapters in reputed international journals and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (I.G.K.V.), Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Deep Suyal

Dr. Deep Chandra Suyal is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Akal College of Basic Sciences, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has been actively engaged in research for 10 years, and has experience in the fields of agricultural microbiology, molecular biology & biotechnology and metagenomics. He is currently investigating the genomics & proteomics of cold adapted microorganisms. He has published numerous articles and books with reputed international journals and publishers. He has three patents in his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Akal College Of Basic Sciences, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India

Ajar Yadav

Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is currently working as Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale) and Assistant Controller of Examinations at Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 8 years of teaching and 12 year of research experiences in the field of Microbial Biotechnology, Microbial Diversity, and Plant-Microbe-Interactions. Dr. Yadav obtained doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India; M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Bundelkhand University and B.Sc. (CBZ) from University of Allahabad, India. Dr. Yadav has 245 publications, with h-index of 55, i10-index of 155, and 8360 citations (Google Scholar on 05/05/2021). Dr. Yadav has published 111 research communications in different international and national conferences. Dr. Yadav is editor of 19 Springer-Nature, 7 Taylor & Francis, 3 Elsevier and 1 Wiley book. In his credit one granted patent “Insecticidal formulation of novel strain of Bacillus thuringiensis AK 47”. Dr. Yadav has got 12 Best Paper Presentation Awards, and 01 Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar). Dr. Yadav received “Outstanding Teacher Award” in 6th Annual Convocation 2018 by Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Yadav has guided 02 Ph.D. and 01 M.Sc. Scholar and presently he is guiding 04 scholars for Ph.D. degree and one M.Sc. Dr. Yadav is editor-in-chief for "Journal of Applied Biology and Biotechnology". He has been serving as an editor/editorial board member and a reviewer for 35 different national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has lifetime membership of Association of Microbiologist in India, and Indian Science Congress Council, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Biotechnology, KSG Akal College of Basic Sciences, Eternal University, Himachal Pradesh, India

Reeta Goel

Prof. Reeta Goel is a Professor and former Head of the Department of Microbiology, G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Uttarakhand, India. Presently, she is serving as distinguished Professor at GLA University, Mathura, UP (India) after her retirement. She has also served as visiting scientist at various institutes in the USA and has more than 35 years of teaching and research experience in the area of plant-microbe interactions, microbial ecology, bio-degradation and metagenomics, especially with reference to higher altitudes. Moreover, she has worked extensively in the field of genomics and proteomics of cold adapted microorganisms. She has published over 100 research articles, book chapters and edited books. She has six patents in her credit, including one U.S. Patent, and received numerous awards for her contributions to science & technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Applied Sciences and Humanities, GLA University, Mathura UP Uttarakhand, India

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