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Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Volume 1. Microbial Diversity in Normal & Extreme Environments

Editors: Satyanarayana, Tulasi, Johri, Bhavdish Narain, Das, Subrata Kumar (Eds.)

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  • Focuses on the diversity of both culturable and unculturable microbes in a variety of habitats/environments
  • Discusses the roles that various microbes play in their environments and how they could promote human welfare
  • Covers the latest developments regarding various aspects of microbial diversity
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This book discusses microbial diversity in various habitats and environments, its role in ecosystem maintenance, and its potential applications (e.g. biofertilizers, biocatalysts, antibiotics, other bioactive compounds, exopolysaccharides etc.). The respective chapters, all contributed by renowned experts, offer cutting-edge information in the fields of microbial ecology and biogeography. The book explains the reasons behind the occurrence of various biogeographies and highlights recent tools (e.g. metagenomics) that can aid in biogeography studies by providing information on nucleic acid sequence data, thereby directly identifying microorganisms in various habitats and environments.

In turn, the book describes how human intervention results in depletion of biodiversity, and how numerous hotspots are now losing their endemic biodiversity, resulting in the loss of many ecologically important microorganisms. In closing, the book underscores the importance of microbial diversity for sustainable ecosystems.

About the authors

Prof. T. Satyanarayana is currently a UGC-BSR Faculty Fellow at the Division of Biological Sciences & Engineering, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi after retiring from the Department of Microbiology, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi, as Professor and Head in June 2016. He has over 270 scientific papers and reviews, 8 edited books and 2 patents to his credit. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Biotech Research Society (I), Mycological Society of India (MSI) and Telengana Academy of Sciences. He is a recipient of the AMI’s Dr. Manjrekar Award, the MSI’s Dr. Agnihotrudu Award, and the BRSI’s Malaviya Memorial Award. With over 40 years of research and teaching experience, he is also a past president of the AMI and MSI. His research efforts have largely focused on understanding the diversity and applications of yeasts; thermophilic fungi and bacteria and their enzymes; metagenomics; carbon sequestration employing extremophilic bacterial carbonic anhydrases; and bioethanol production from lignocellulosic substrates using enzyme cocktails. 

Dr. B.N. Johri is a former NASI senior scientist at the Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (India). He has received various academic awards, including the Indian National Science Academy’s Young Scientist Medal, the Rafi Kidwai Memorial Award and the Katzu Award. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (I), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and National Institute of Ecology. He has considerable teaching and research experience, and has 150 research publications and 5 edited books to his credit.

Dr. Subrata K. Das has been a Scientist at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, part of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, since 2003. His main research   interests are in microbial genomics and translational research. Dr. Das has discovered 20 novel bacteria, and his metagenomics research has revealed the community composition and functional correlation of microbiome in pristine environment. He has published 54 research papers and contributed a chapter for Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. He was selected for the prestigious E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award for the year 2015 by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India for his significant contributions to genomics, metagenomics and bacterial diversity. He received an outstanding contribution award from the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, India in January 2014. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology, USA, and a fellow of the West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology and the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science, Karnataka. Dr. Das had participated as a faculty member in the ‘South Asia Thematic School in Aquatic Microbial Ecology’ jointly organized by the CNRS, CEFIPRA, IRD, SORBONNE University (France), GORDEN & BETTY MOORE Foundation (USA) and Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8315-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8314-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications
Book Subtitle
Volume 1. Microbial Diversity in Normal & Extreme Environments
Editors
  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Bhavdish Narain Johri
  • Subrata Kumar Das
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8315-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8315-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8314-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 635
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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