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Microbial Biotechnology: Methods and Applications
Author(s): H.N. Thatoi, B.B. Mishra

ISBN:    978-81-8487-131-9 
Publication Year:   2012
Pages:   336
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   160mm x 240mm
Weight:   680

About the book

Microbes bear a great potential for their biotechnological applications. Without microbes biotechnology would be a limited science. In recent years, the scope of application and significance of microbiology has enlarged manifold. They are being employed since several decades for large-scale production of a variety of biochemicals ranging from alcohols to organic chemicals, antibiotics, enzymes and in processing of foods and feeds, etc. The book “MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: Methods and Applications” covers an amazing range of topics from microbiology and their biotechnological applications in the field of industry, agriculture, food, pharmaceutics, medicine, environment etc. contributed by eminent subject experts, academicians, researchers and scientists from India and Abroad. This book would cater to the need of the graduate and post graduate students pursuing their study in any branch of life-sciences, researchers and scientists working in the laboratories and industries involved in the study and research in the field of microbes and their biotechnological applications.

Table of Contents

Preface / Production of Pyruvic Acid, 2-keto Acids and Chiral 2-hydroxy Acids using Glycolate Oxidase and Catalase Co-expressed in Pichia pastoris / Application of Immobilized Microbial Cells for Enzyme Production with Special Reference to Tannase / Utilization of Algal Biomass as Biofuels / Microbial Degradation of Caffeine, Methylxanthines and Its Biotechnological Applications / Bacillus thuringiensis: Biodiversity to Biotechnology / Agrobacterium tumefaciens: A Powerful Tool for Transkingdom Transfer of Genetic Materials / An Overview on Microbial Biocontrol for a Sustainable Horticultural Practice / Mushroom Glucan as Biological Response Modifier in Therapy / In silico Identification of Potential Therapeutic Targets in Pathogens – An Overview / Microbial Studies to Establish Possible Biocompatible Coatings of Ferrofluids, Synthesized Biomimetically, for Biomedical Applications / Antioxidant Potential of Two Brown Seaweeds: A Comparative Study / Biopotentials of Marine Algae from Chilika Lake / Genotypic Characterization of Escherichia coli Isolates Associated with Paediatric Enteric Diseases by Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis / Heavy Metal Accumulation and Enzyme Secreting Novel Pseudomonas sp. from East Calcutta Wetland: Implication for Environmental Sustainance / Microbes in Costal Mangrove Ecosystems: Ecological Role and Bioprospecting Potential / A Critical Review on Viable but Non Culturable (VBNC) Microorganisms in Environmental Waters and Their Detection Methods; Available So Far / Environmental Monitoring using Lichen as Bio-indicator / Microbial Phosphate Solubilization with Special Reference to Mangrove Environment – A Review / Microbial Diversity in Mangroves Ecosystems and Bioprospecting Fungal Endophytes for Bioactive Metabolites.


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