Microbes and Microbial Technology

Agricultural and Environmental Applications

Editors: Ahmad, Iqbal, Ahmad, Farah, Pichtel, John (Eds.)

  • Awareness about Biotechnology has been raised worldwide, which has brought about a stronger need to find new microbes and genes for fast production
  • Serves as a valuable overview of recent advances in this field
  • Looks at the need to develop strategies and intelligent test systems for more productive use of microbial biomass and microbial products
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Awareness of the role of microbes and microbial biotechnology in improving the quality of life has been recognized worldwide. Today, what is urgently needed an is exploration of new microbes and novel genes for solving some of the major challenges of the 21st century with particular reference to sustainable agriculture, the environment and human health. Therefore, it is realized that a book addressing microbes and microbial technology must be made available to meet the critical gap in applied microbiology and microbial technology for students, researchers and technology development professionals. It is expected that this book will serve as an invaluable overview of recent advances in this field for microbial biotechnology professionals and for other professionals with interests in sustainable agriculture and environmental health. The book covers a broad area which includes microbial diversity exploration and detection of microbial pathogens in food, concepts and applications of microbial biofilms, genetic exchange in bacterial populations in the natural environment, classical and modern techniques for studying and tracking plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria, bioremediation of contaminated soil and water using microbial surfactants, bioaugmentation–assisted phytoremediation, and degradation of agricultural pesticides by soil bacteria. Biosorption of common heavy metals by microbial biomass, recent trends in the role of baculoviruses and fungal-based agents in controlling plant pests and disease, and production technology of mycorrhizal fungi are addressed in depth. Trends in new frontiers of microbiology such as quorum sensing, biosensors, nanobiotechnology  and  probiotics are also covered.

This book is based on the contribution of authors and experts from different parts of the world in the areas of applied and environmental microbiology and microbial technology. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline and is relevant for students and researchers in microbiology, agriculture, the environment, and soil and crop sciences. This book will also be of much interest and useful for biotechnologists and industries involved in management of agricultural and environmental problems and those seeking novel applications of the microbial world.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Microbial Applications in Agriculture and the Environment: A Broad Perspective

    Ahmad, Iqbal (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Molecular Techniques to Assess Microbial Community Structure, Function, and Dynamics in the Environment

    Rastogi, Gurdeep (et al.)

    Pages 29-57

  • The Biofilm Returns: Microbial Life at the Interface

    Jain, Anand (et al.)

    Pages 59-85

  • Future Application of Probiotics: A Boon from Dairy Biology

    Singh, Vinod (et al.)

    Pages 87-100

  • Microbially Synthesized Nanoparticles: Scope and Applications

    Musarrat, Javed (et al.)

    Pages 101-126

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Hardcover $249.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbes and Microbial Technology
Book Subtitle
Agricultural and Environmental Applications
Editors
  • Iqbal Ahmad
  • Farah Ahmad
  • John Pichtel
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7931-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7931-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7930-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8172-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 516
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