Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology presents the novel, practical, and theoretical aspects of cyanobacteria, providing a better understanding of basic and advanced biotechnological application in the field of sustainable agriculture. Chapters have been designed to deal with the different aspects of cyanobacteria including their role in the evolution of life, cyanobacterial diversity and classification, isolation, and characterization of cyanobacteria through biochemical and molecular approaches, phylogeny and biogeography of cyanobacteria, symbiosis, Cyanobacterial photosynthesis, morphological and physiological adaptation to abiotic stresses, stress-tolerant cyanobacterium, biological nitrogen fixation. Other topics include circadian rhythms, genetics and molecular biology of abiotic stress responses, application of cyanobacteria and cyanobacterial mats in wastewater treatments, use as a source of novel stress-responsive genes for development of stress tolerance and as a source of biofuels, industrial application, as biofertilizer, cyanobacterial blooms, use in Nano-technology and nanomedicines as well as potential applications.
This book will be important for academics and researchers working in cyanobacteria, cyanobacterial environmental biology, cyanobacterial agriculture and cyanobacterial molecular biologists.
- Summarizes the various aspects of cyanobacterial research, from primary nitrogen fixation, to advanced nano-technology applications
- Addresses both practical and theoretical aspects of the cyanobacterial application
- Includes coverage of biochemical and molecular approaches for the identification, use and management of cyanobacteria
Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh is currently working as a Visiting Scientist in the Department of Vegetables and Field Crops, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Centre, Israel. He has published papers in reputed international journals such as Aquatic toxicology, Journal of Proteomics, Biochemical and Biophysical Acta, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Frontiers in Plant Sciences, BMC-Plant Biology, Gene, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Micro Biology, Acta Crystallography and various book chapters in Taylors and Francis Group as well as Elsevier publishing group. He completed his Ph.D. degree on title "Cadmium-induced changes in the proteome of three Anabaena species and molecular characterization Alr2954 for decoding its role in abiotic stress management in E. coli. He used a variety of techniques beginning with physiology, biochemistry, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics to understand the mechanism of differential cadmium survival in three diazotrophic Anabaena species. Dr. Singh also has exposure to various national (Department of Biophysics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi) and International institutes (Henan University, China). Dr. Singh has also been awarded a Young Scientist Award and lifetime members of various scientific societies such as International Plant Proteomics Organisation, American Society of Plant Biologists, Plantae community, Member on Board of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APEC), Member of Society for Experimental Biology, etc.
Dr. Ajay Kumar, Visiting Scientist, Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel
He completed his doctoral degree in Biotechnology from Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and currently working as Visiting Scientist in Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani centre, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel. His research interest includes plant-microbe interactions, Endophytic microorganism, sustainable agriculture and microbial biotechnology.
Singh, Vipin Kumar
Dr. Vipin Kumar Singh is currently working as CSIR Research Associate in the Department of Botany, Centre of Advanced Study, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Botany from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India in the year 2015. He has worked in the UGC project entitled "Detoxification of arsenic contaminated groundwater by transgenic eco-friendly microbes. He has more than nine years of research experience in the area of groundwater hydro-geochemistry and bioremediation approaches to clean the contaminated groundwater sites. His area of interest includes the use of fast-growing plants and microbes to clean the contaminated soil and water system. Dr. Singh has published eight book chapters, twenty-one research articles in journals of national and international repute. He is a life time member of Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI). Currently, he is the member of editorial board in Indian Journal of Microbiology research and Water open access journal. So far, he has reviewed more than dozens of research articles and book chapters of international repute. He has actively participated in many national and international seminars, symposia, conferences and workshop related to the application of microbes in the management of contaminated sites.
Shrivistava, Alok Kumar
Dr. Alok Kumar Shrivastava is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, India. He has published papers in reputed international journals such as Aquatic toxicology, Journal of Proteomics, Biochemical and Biophysical Acta, Functional and Integrative Genomics, Gene, Archives of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Micro Biology, and various book chapters in Taylors and Francis Group as well as Elsevier publishing group. He completed his Ph.D. degree on the title "Molecular analysis of AhpC of Anabaena sp. PCC7120 to decodes its role in abiotic stress management.