Lignocellulose Biotechnology Future Prospects

Lignocellulose Biotechnology Future Prospects
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Lignocellulose Biotechnology Future Prospects

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Lignocellulose Biotechnology Future Prospects by R.C. Kuhad And A. Singh
Book Summary:

The agricultural and forestry processing wastes (lignocellulosics) are an important material resource and energy source. However, if untreated they can pose a danger to the environment and potentially valuable resources. Microorganisms contribute significantly to the problem of biomass degradation, its recycling and conservation. In the recent years, an increasing interest shown by the textile, food, feed & pulp and paper industries in the microbial and enzymatic processes has triggered in-depth studies of lignocellulolytic microorganisms and their enzymes.
Moreover, the advent of recombinant DNA technology in the late 1970s further paved the way for developing technologies based on lignocellulolytic microbes and enzymes. Lignocellulose Biotechnology presents a comprehensive review of the research directed towards potential and environment friendly agricultural and forest byproducts.


Audience of the Book :
This book is essential reading for students, researchers, scientists and engineers working in the areas of environmental microbiology, environmental biotechnology, life sciences, waste management and biomaterials
 
Key Features:

The main features of the book are as follows:

1.Comprises 22 articles spread into four parts, dealing with lignocellulolytic biotechnology, microorganisms and enzymes, bioconversion, and biotechnological applications.

2.Provides detailed insights into the fundamental and applied aspects of lignocellulose utilization, processing and biotechnology.

3.Contribution from scientists from different disciplines including microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics and biochemical engineering lends the book a strong interdisciplinary flavor.


Table of Contents:

Part I: Overview of Lignocellulolytic Biotechnology

1.Lignocellulolytic Microorganisms, their Enzymes and Possible Biotechnologies based on Lignocellulolytic Microorganisms and their Enzymes

2.Integrated Biosystems for Lignocellulosic Waste Management

Part II: Lignocellulolytic Microorganisms and Enzymes

3.Biodiversity of Ligninolytic Fungi

4.Structural and Functional Aspects of Lignolytic Enzymes

5.Effect of Phenol and 4-Chlorophenol on Mycelial Biomass and Laccase Activity in Some Fleshy Fungi

6.Molecular Biology of Fungal Biodegradation: Cellulolytic Activity Over Agricultural Wastes

7.Isolation and Characterization of Lignocellulose Biodegrading Fungi from Soil Polluted with Pulp and Paper Mill Effluent

 8.Biodiversity of Hemicellulose Degrading Microorganisms and their Enzymes

9.Xylanases: Structure, Molecular Cloning and Regulation of Expression

10.Methods of Purification and Characterization of Xylanases

11.Cellulose Degradation in the Rumen: An Anaerobic Eco-system

Part III: Lignocellulose Bioconversion

12.Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Feeds for the Feeding of Ruminants

13.Effect of Cell Wall Degrading Enzymes on Starch Recovery from Cassava Bagasse

14.Combinatorial Approaches to Improve Plant Cell Wall Digestion: Possible Solution for Cattle Feed Problems

Part IV: Biotechnological Applications

15.Bioethanol from Crop Residues, Production Forecasting and Economics: An Indian Perspective

16.Enzyme Prebleaching of Pulp: Perspectives in Indian Paper Industry

17.Biotechnological Applications of Thermostable and Alkalistable Microbial Xylanolytic Enzymes

18.Application of Xylanases in the Pulp and Paper Industry: An Appraisal

19.Enzymatic Deinking of Mixed Office Waste Paper: An Overview

20.Industrial Applications of Microbial Cellulases

21.Palo Podrido Feed: A Pivotal Trigger for Biodegradation Research Round the Globe

22.Biotechnological Production of Xylitol from Hemicellulosic Materials