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Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources

  • ID: 4850245
  • Book
  • 300 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Mangroves are typically tropical coastal ecosystems found in the inter-tidal zones of river deltas and back water areas. They represent highly dynamic and fragile ecosystems, yet they are the most productive and biologically diversified habitats of various life forms including plants, animals and microorganisms. Mangroves are a resource of many different products, including; microorganisms that harbor a diverse group of industrially important enzymes, antibiotics, therapeutic proteins and vaccines; timber resistant to rot and insects; and medicinal plants.

Divided into three main parts, Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources first provides a broad introduction into mangrove ecology. Subsequent chapters discuss the biodiversity of mangroves, including the diverse nature of the organisms within the mangroves themselves. The final part pays special attention to biotechnological utilization of mangroves. Topics such as antimicrobial activity of mangrove-derived products, anti-oxidant activity of mangrove derived products and pharmaceutical applications, are covered in detail.

Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources brings the latest research and technologies in mangrove biology into one platform, providing readers with an up-to-date view on the area. This would serve as an excellent reference book for researchers and students in the field of marine biology especially interested in mangrove ecosystems.

- Highlights the diversity of different life forms in the mangrove ecosystem, including the importance of mangroves and mangrove-derived products.- Focuses on biotechnological utilization of mangrove resources such as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of microorganisms, and industrial and pharmaceutical applications- Discusses the different modern tools and techniques used for the study of mangrove resources
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1. Potential Contribution of Multifunctional Mangrove Resources and Its Conservation 2. Mangroves: Source of Endophytic Microorganisms and Efficiency of Endophytes in Biotechnological Aspects 3. Devastating Effect and Challenges of The Exotic Mangrove Nypa Fruticans Van Wurmb (Arecaceae) on the Mangroves of West and Central Africa 4. Sylvo-Socioeconomic Study of Urban Mangrove Patches: Case of Kribi, Cameroon 5. Secondary Metabolites from Mangrove Plants and Their Biological Actives 6. Assessment of Diversity and Physico-Chemical Characterstics of Mangrove Vegetation of, Odisha, India 7. Fungal Diversity in Mangroves of India And A Note on Their Medicinal Potential 8. Bioprospecting Potential of Mangrove Resources 9. Nutraceutical Potential of Ripened Beans of Mangrove Wild Legume Sesbania Speciosa 10. Neuroprotective Effects of Mangrove Plants 11. Therapeutic Potentials of Littoral Vegetation: An Antifungal Perspective 12. Bactericidal Activity of Endophytic Bacteria Isolated from Acanthus Ilicifolius -A Mangrove Plant of Divar Island, Goa Against Human Pathogenic Bacteria 13. Biotechnological Potential of Microbial Pigments from Mangrove Ecosystems: A Review 14. Mangrove Plant Derived Bioactive Compounds to Overcome Diabetes and Its Associated Complications 15. Industrial Applications of Enzymes Derived from Indian Mangroves 16. Mangrove Plant Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles and Their Pharmaceutical Applications -A Review 17. Mangrove- An Abode for Microorganisms with Promising Enzymatic Activity 18. Biotechnological Aspects of Microfloral Mangrove Ecosystems 19. Bio-Nano Technological Approaches for Degradation and Decolonization of Dyes by Mangrove Plants 20. Diversity of Halotolerant and Halophilic Bacteria from Mangrove and Their Biotechnological Potentials 21. Role of Mangrove Endophytic Fungi in Diabetes Mellitus (Dm) 22. Vaccines from Mangrove Microbes

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Patra, Jayanta Kumar
Dr. Patra received his PhD in 2012 from North Orissa University and his research interests include; green synthesis of silver, gold, iron, calcium, phosphorous nanoparticles using food waste; agricultural waste and plant materials and evaluation of their antibacterial, antioxidant and cytotoxicity potential. He has served as Chief Editor for several journals, including the Asian Journal of Biology and the Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. He has edited 7 books and has over 90 publications.
Mishra, Rashmi Ranjan
Dr. Mishra received his PhD in 2010 from North Orissa University and his thesis focused on Microbial Diversity in Mangroves. He has 17 journal publications and has co-authored 3 book chapters.
Thatoi, Hrudayanath
Dr. Thatoi received his PhD in Botany in 1995 from Uktal University. He received the Excellence in Microbial Technology award by the Society for Applied Biotechnology in 2016, has over 70 publications with 1100 citations, and has edited 9 books.
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