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Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics

Editors: de Azevedo, Joao Lucio, Quecine, Maria Carolina (Eds.)

  • Deals with the diversity and applications of microorganisms obtained from some few explored tropical world areas as forests, mangroves, sea and other water environments
  • The importance of tropical energy sources substituting petrol based on microbes is a point focused in some chapters as well the use of microbial genes to develop transgenic plants for several purposes
  • Presents a huge range of potential applications of microorganisms in tropical agriculture
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This book addresses the diversity of tropical microorganisms and its applications in agriculture, renewable energy production and environmental protection. It covers several tropical habitats such as rain forests, mangroves, sea and river waters and describes how microorganisms isolated from these regions can be used to control insects and plant diseases, to improve sugar cane and biofuels production among other applications. The book also aims to bring researchers’ attention to the potential of tropical microorganisms for biotechnological purposes, an area that is still far from being well explored.

About the authors

DR JOAO LUCIO AZEVEDO –  B.S. : University of  Sao Paulo Brazil, in Agronomy 1960; PhD : University of Sheffield (Great-Britain)Genetics 1971; Associated Professor; University of Sao Paulo (1974); Pos-doctor: University of Nottingham UK 1979 and University of Manchester, UK  1988; Full professor at University of Sao Paulo (1984); Senior Professor (2009) till now. Specialization and areas of particular interest: Microbial genetics, microorganisms of agricultural interest ; endophytic bacteria and fungi: interactions between microorganisms and plants  Biological control of insect-pests and  plant diseases. Honors and Awards: Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Academy of Sciences State of Sao Paulo-Brazil; Prize Scopus contribution to increase scientific production in the country and formation of new PhDs (2006); Prize Bunge; Contribution to tropical agriculture (2009); Prize Frederico Veiga EMBRAPA - Contribution to Brazilian Agriculture (1993);  Member of the Brazilian order of Scientific merit from 2000Member emeritus of Brazilian Research Council- CNPq (2010); Professor Emeritus, Agriculture School, University of São Paulo. Brazil (2013); Luiz de Queiroz medal, Agriculture School, University of São Paulo (2014). Employment: Professor at  Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz  ESALQ/USP, Brazil (1960-present). Coordinator: Microbiology sector. Centro de Biotecnologia da Amazônia (CBA) (2008-2011).

DR MARIA CAROLINA QUECINE –Post-doctoral: Department of Genetics, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz  ESALQ/USP  (2011-2013) and (2010 – 2011).  Graduation: Direct Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding ESALQ-USP (2005 – 2010). Under-Graduation: Bachelor and Licentiate in Agronomic Engineering, ESALQ-USP (2000 – 2004). Research Interests and Activities: Experience in microbial genetics and molecular biology. Recent knowledge in microbial genomics with emphases in high throughput sequencing, genome assembly and gene annotation. Major interest in molecular genetics of plant-associated microorganisms, biological control of plant disease, molecular analysis of secondary metabolite and enzymatic compounds production to agronomic and industrial application. Employment: Assistant Professor: Department of Genetics. Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz University of São Paulo, Brazil (2014). International experience:  ASM YA - Young Ambassador of American Society of Microbiology to Brazil (2013). Ph.D. Sandwich - United States Department of Agriculture - USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory. Corvallis, Oregon, United States. Supervision: Dra. Joyce E. Loper. (2008-2008). Awards:  3o Top Ethanol – Academic work  (2012); Down Innovation and Sustainably (2010). José and Silvia Amador (2009); APS Annual Meeting (2009).11o Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da Universidade de São Paulo SIICUSP (2003). 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Diversity and Technological Aspects of Microorganisms from Semiarid Environments

    Taketani, Rodrigo Gouvêa (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Why Study Endophytic Fungal Community Associated with Cacti Species?

    Bezerra, Jadson Diogo Pereira (et al.)

    Pages 21-35

  • Diversity and Biotechnological Potential of Endophytic Microorganisms Associated with Tropical Mangrove Forests

    Sebastianes, Fernanda Luiza Souza (et al.)

    Pages 37-56

  • Endophytic Microorganisms of the Tropical Savannah: A Promising Source of Bioactive Molecules

    Sousa, Cristina Paiva (et al.)

    Pages 57-70

  • Overview on Biodiversity, Chemistry, and Biotechnological Potential of Microorganisms from the Brazilian Amazon

    Pereira, Jose Odair (et al.)

    Pages 71-103

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-55804-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55803-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics
Editors
  • Joao Lucio de Azevedo
  • Maria Carolina Quecine
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55804-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55804-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55803-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 439
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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