Management of Microbial Resources in the Environment

Editors: Malik, Abdul, Grohmann, Elisabeth, Alves, Madalena (Eds.)

  • Details microbial resources and the related bioinformatics and biotechnology
  • Presents the recent developments in the microbial diversity study methodology
  • Provides up-to-date views on topics such as microbial insecticides (i.e. in food security and human health), bacteriocins (i.e. natural weapons for control of food pathogens) and more ​
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This volume details the exploration, collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of microbes for sustainable utilization in the development of the global as well as national economies, e.g. in agriculture, ecosystems, environments, industry and medicine. Many research institutes and universities all over the world carry out microbiological and biotechnological research, which generates substantial genomic resources such as cDNA libraries, gene constructs, promoter regions, transgenes and more valuable assets for gene discovery and transgenic product development.  This work provides up-to-date information on the management of microbial resources in the environment. It also covers the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments. In trying to understand microbial interactions it further focuses on genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances, as well as on microbial diversity and phylogeny; ecological studies of human, animal and plant microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in the environment; and key technological advances.  Though not intended to serve as an encyclopedic review of the subject, the various chapters investigate both theoretical and practical aspects and provide essential basic information for future research to support continued development.​

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“Management of Microbial Resources in the Environment is an eclectic mix of 20 papers centered on the very broad theme of microbes as an environmental resource. … The book can serve as a useful first reference for a knowledgeable researcher seeking to enter a new field; the articles are well written … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals.” (R. Seelke, Choice, Vol. 51 (5), January, 2014)

“The present book, edited by recognized leaders in the field, is written by well-known scientists from 10 countries … and covers various topics, such as the exploration, collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of microorganisms to be used in agriculture, ecosystems, environments, industry and medicine. … Both editors and contributors did a very good job … . this book is very useful for readers belonging to different domains of science, readers at different career stages, from undergraduate level up to true specialist status.” (Ioan I. Ardelean, Romanian Journal of Biochemistry, Vol. 50 (1), 2013)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Management of Microbial Resources in the Environment: A Broad Perspective

    Malik, Abdul (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Retracted: Recent Development in the Methods of Studying Microbial Diversity

    Ansari, Mohd Ikram (et al.)

    Pages 17-50

  • Microbial Resource Centers Towards Harnessing Microbial Diversity for Human Welfare

    Lone, Showkat Ahmad (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Fungal Biodiversity: A Potential Tool in Plant Disease Management

    Ashraf, Shabbir (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

  • Polyphasic Identification and Preservation of Fungal Diversity: Concepts and Applications

    Simões, Marta F. (et al.)

    Pages 91-117

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Management of Microbial Resources in the Environment
Editors
  • Abdul Malik
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
  • Madalena Alves
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5931-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5931-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5930-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9338-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 530
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations
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