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Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128245231

Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes

1st Edition

Editors: Ajay Kumar Joginder Singh Jastin Samuel
Paperback ISBN: 9780128245231
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st June 2021
Page Count: 316
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Volatiles and Metabolites of Microbes compiles the latest research and advancement in the field of volatiles and metabolites synthesized from microbial strains such as actinomycetes, bacteria, cyanobacteria and fungal species, along with their potential applications in the field of healthcare and sustainable agriculture. Focusing on the most recent factors surrounding the topic, the book 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 the latest on volatiles, bioactive compounds and secondary metabolites of microbes
  • Responds to new developments in the detection of the complex compound structures of volatiles
  • Offers insights for 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. Chemical diversity of microbial volatiles and their potential application in health and sustainability
    2. Microbial Secondary Metabolites: Recent Developments and Technological Challenges
    3. Microbial Volatiles: Small Molecules with an Important Role in Intra- and Inter-Kingdom Interactions
    4. Detection and purification of microbial volatile organic compounds 
    5. Microbial volatiles as new frontier 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. Plants: a house of microbial volatiles and metabolites producing fungi
    9. Significance of microbial volatiles in ecological health
    10. Endophytic bacteria as source of novel bioactive compounds
    11. Bacterial metabolites
    12. Microbial metabolites in nutrition and healthcare 
    13. Fungal strains as source of bioactive compounds and their potential application 
    14. Cyanobacteria as a source of antibiotics and bioactive compounds
    15. Microbial metabolites in the antibiotic research


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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

Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

Joginder Singh

Dr. Joginder Singh is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Previously, he has worked as Young Scientist at Microbial Biotechnology and Biofertilizer Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University in Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. His broad research interest is to explore different efficient strategies towards bioremediation and phytoremediation of pollutants from water and soil. Presently, he is working on the designing and development of cleanup technology (biofilters) for in-situ bioremediation of textile industrial effluents. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Indian Society for Radiation Biology, and European Federation of Biotechnology. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Pedosphere, Soil and Sediment Contamination, International Journal of Phytoremediation, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, and Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and chaired technical sessions and presented papers in some of them. Till now, he has published more than 60 research and review articles in the peer-reviewed journals, edited four books entitled “Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi” & “Microbes: In Action” published by AgroBios, India and “Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development” and “Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives” published by Springer International Publishing and authored/co-authored 15 chapters in edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India

Jastin Samuel

Dr. Jastin Samuel (PhD) is working as Assistant Professor 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 2 industries (Sugar industry and Distillery industry) with reuse and business proposition in AP, India i.e. approved by CPCB; established a water treatment facility at Pondicherry in PPP mode with the state Govt. He is presently working with University of Greenwich, UK and IIT, Kharagpur 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, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

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