Biotechnological Applications of Microorganisms by D K Maheshwari
A large number of microbes have been exploited commercially in multifarious areas such as production of industrially viable products, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, recovery of metals, improvement and maintenance of environmental quality, and pest control. The book embodies twenty review articles contributed by the subject experts from India, Japan and South Korea. The articles fall under the three categories; agriculture microbiology, industrial microbiology, and bioremediation. The Psychrophiles hold many biological secrets such as biochemical limits to macromolecular stability and the blueprints for constructing stable macromolecules. Lactic acid bacteria known for their role in fermentation, economics, and systematics have been dealt with in great detail. Biotechnological applications of pectinases in general and alkaline pectinases in particular play a significant role in industries. Production, characteristics and applications of microbial alkaline pectinolytic enzymes have been elaborated. Nowadays, semi-synthetic ergot alkaloids are widely used as a potential therapeutic agent. Microbial production of glucans, functional organisation and their industrial significance have been systematically reviewed. Bioactive exopolysaccharides production from mushrooms have gained importance in recent years.
Audience of the Book :
This book useful for areas of agriculture, microbiology, industrial microbiology, and bioremediation.
The main features of the book are as follows:
1.The articles focus on the commercial application of the microorganisms to industries.
2.Amply illustrated by diagrams and photomicrographs.
Table of Contents:
1. Constraints in commercial bio-inoculant production and their quality assurance
2. Psychrophiles: Their Diversity and Industrial Applications
3. Lactic Acid: A Potential Microbial Metabolite
4. Production, Characteristics and Biotechnological Applications of Alkaline Pectinases
5. Properties, Uses and Directed Evolution of Glucansucrases Elaborated by Various Leuconostoc mesenteroides
6. Biotechnological Relevance of Ergot Alkaloids with Future Perspectives
7. Production and characterisation of exopolysaccharides in submerged culture of different species of Phellinus
8. Production of value-added Hydroxy Fatty Acids by a Bacterial Strain Pseudomonas aeruginosa PR3
9. Bioactive potential of actinomycetes from India and Saudi Arabia
10. Potential entomopathogenic fungi for management of insect pests
11. Biotechnological applications of fusaria
12. Microbial production and applications of 1,3-propanodial
13. Biochemical methods for production of aldehydes and organic acids
14. Genetic manipulation in sustainable crop production
15. Characterisation of Streptomyces Causing Potato Scab Disease in Korea
16. Secondary metabolite mediated antagonism against soil borne pathogens
17. Biocatalysis and Biodegradation in the Context of Functional Genomics
18. Bioremediation of Agrochemicals and Heavy Metals in Soil
19. Application of Microorganisms for Bioremediation of Organochlorine and Organophosphate Pesticides
20. Fungal biosorbents: A benign alternative for removal and recovery of heavy metals from wastewater