Cyanobacteria: From Basic Science to Applications presents the latest information and applied aspects on cyanobacteria in the microbial world. All chapters acquaint the reader on the characteristics and application of cyanobacteria in the welfare of human beings. As cyanobacteria constitute the most widely distributed group of photosynthetic prokaryotes found in almost all realms of the earth and play an important role in Earth's nitrogen and carbon cycle, this comprehensive book will help the scientific community explore the diverse mechanisms of cyanobacteria for the advancement of cyanobacterial abilities towards higher biofuel productivity, enhanced tolerance to environmental stress, bioactive compounds and potential for biofertilizers.
- Describes cyanobacterial diversity, stress biology, and biotechnological aspects of cyanobacteria in three different segments
- Represents the global importance of cyanobacteria
- Provides a broad compilation of research that deals with cyanobacterial stress responses in both controlled laboratory conditions and their natural environment
1. Cyanobacteria in diverse habitat 2. Evolution of cyanobacteria 3. Cyanobacterial biodiversity: Role of molecular markers 4. Cellular differentiation: physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects 5. Photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation 6. Cyanobacterial phycobiliproteins: Production and applications 7. Environmental stresses and their management: physiological, biochemical and molecular mechanisms (Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomic approach) 8. Cyanobacteria: Applications in biotechnology 9. Natural product biosynthesis by cyanobacteria: pathways and applications 10. Siderophore production by cyanobacteria and their biotechnological applications 11. Plant growth promoting abilities in cyanobacteria and their application as biofertilizer 12. Production of extracellular polymeric substances by cyanobacteria and their role in stress tolerance 13. Genome mining of cyanobacteria for production of bioactive compounds: importance of bioinformatics
Dr. Mishra serves as Professor of Microbial Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics at the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, India. His research mainly focuses on systematics of Frankia strains isolated from root nodules of Hippophae salicifolia D. Don located at high altitude of Eastern Himalayas, North Sikkim, India and heterocystous cyanobacteria.
Dr. Tiwari has served as Professor of Physiology and Genetics at the Department of Botany, Banaras Hindu University, India
Dr. Rai is a Professor of Biochemistry at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has served as Vice Chancellor of Mizoram University and North Eastern Hill University. Between 2013 and 2015 he was Director of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) of India. He has been a Visiting Professor at Uppsala University and Stockholm University, Sweden. His research in nitrogen fixation and symbiosis in cyanobacteria are internationally acclaimed. He is also an elected Fellow of the Linnean Society of London.