Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes

1st Edition - June 22, 2021
  • Editors: Ajay Kumar, Joginder Singh, Jastin Samuel
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245231
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851640

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Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes compiles the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, metabolites synthesized from the microbial strains such as actinomycetes, bacteria, cyanobacteria, and fungal species and their potential applications in the field of healthcare issue and sustainable agriculture. There is an urgent need to explore new and advanced biological methods for health industries and sustainable agriculture and to protect the environment from environmental pollution or contaminates, global warming, and also control the health of human beings from the side effects of various pharmaceuticals products. Focusing all these factors, Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes explores new aspects of microorganism in terms of volatiles, enzymes, bioactive compounds synthesized from the microbes and their potential applications in the field of sustainable agriculture and health-related issues

Key Features

  • Provides a broad aspect about volatiles, bioactive compounds, and secondary metabolites of microbes compiled in one cover
  • Gives the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles, secondary metabolites, and bioactive compounds synthesized from the different microbial strains
  • Responds to new developments in the detection of the complex compound structures of volatiles
  • Offers insight to a very broad audience in Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Agronomy, and Pathology


Researchers in microbial biotechnology in both academy and corporate settings, graduate students on related subjects. Microbiologists, plant pathologists, agronomists, molecular biologists, pharmacologist and related researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Microbial secondary metabolites: recent developments and technological challenges
    2. Bacterial VOCs and gene-induced host-defense pathways
    3. Microbial volatiles: small molecules with an important role in intra- and interbacterial genus interactions-quorum sensing
    4. Detection and purification of microbial volatile organic compounds
    5. Microbial volatiles as new frontiers in antibiotic research
    6. Fungal volatile compounds: a source of novel in plant protection agents
    7. Endophytic microbes: an array of organic volatiles and secondary metabolites
    8. Role and behavior of microbial volatile organic compounds in mitigating stress
    9. Significance of microbial volatiles in ecological health: impact on wetland systems
    10. Endophytic bacteria as source of novel bioactive compounds
    11. Bacterial metabolites: an unexplored quarry
    12. Microbial metabolites in nutrition and healthcare
    13. Fungal strains as source of bioactive compounds and their potential application
    14. Cyanobacteria-derived small molecules: a new class of drugs
    15. Endophytic fungi as a potential source of cytotoxic drugs: a fungal solution to cancer
    16. Volatile organic compounds for enhancement of plant growth through plant growth promoting rhizobacteria
    17. Importance of microbial secondary metabolites in health care applications
    18. Role of fungal metabolites as biopesticides: an emerging trend in sustainable agriculture
    19. Endophytes producing active constituents in Centella asiatica with a special emphasis on asiaticoside and madecassoside: a review update
    20. Endophytes producing bioactive compounds from Piper spp.: a review on utilization, bottlenecks, and future perspectives
    21. Recent advances and future prospects of indole alkaloids producing endophytes from Catharanthus roseus

Product details

  • No. of pages: 512
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: June 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128245231
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323851640

About the Editors

Ajay Kumar

Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has published more than sixty research articles and book chapters in the leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants. He is an invited member of the editorial committee of the “International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences” and “Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also an active reviewer for journals including PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Scientist, Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

Joginder Singh

Prof. Joginder Singh is presently working as Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including Association of Microbiologists of India and European Federation of Biotechnology. He has more than 100 research and review articles in the peer-reviewed journals, edited 12 books published by Elsevier Science Publishing, Springer International Publishing and authored/coauthored 60 chapters in edited books. He serves as reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and many more. Dr. Singh attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and chaired technical sessions and presented papers in them.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Microbiology Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Agriculture Research lab (CMaSAR)Division of Research and Development Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Jastin Samuel

Dr. Jastin Samuel (PhD) is working as Assistant Professor leading waste valorization research lab at Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India. He has more than a decade experience in R&D. He has been an active part of DST, EU-DBT, and CSIR-funded projects. He was awarded the prestigious CSIR-SRF fellowship in Engineering (ENG42) in 2013. Along with his team, he has developed lab-scale mine wastewater treatment system for opencast mines at Orissa, India; established ETP tertiary treatment facility for two industries (sugar industry and distillery industry) with reuse and business proposition in Andhra Pradesh, India, that is, approved by CPCB; established a water treatment facility at Pondicherry in PPP mode with the State Government. He is presently working on pathway assessment and mitigation of Micro and Nano-plastics. He has been a member of review boards of various journals and conferences in India and abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Waste Valorization Research Lab, Department of Trans-disciplinary Research, Division of Research and Development (DRD), Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab, India