- Offers readers a one-stop resource on the topic of plant and soil microbiome and their applications in plant disease, sustainable agriculture, soil health and medicinal plants
- Addresses the role of phytobiome to combat biotic and abiotic factors
- Emphasizes the use modern molecular tools such as smart delivery systems for microbial inoculation, next-generation sequencing and genome mapping
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION 1. Impact of Mycotoxigenic Fungi Contamination in Plants and Its Products: A Review 2. Emerging Insights on Potential role of plant microbiome in Sustainable Agriculture 3. Plant Microbiomes: Role in Nutrient Stewardship and Soil Health 4. Microbial Trade of Geochemical Nutrient Recycling 5. Exploring Interaction of Phytobiomes and Sustainable plant and soil health management 6. Bio-Potential of Herbal Medicinal Plants Associated Core Microbiota for Plant Growth, Quality, and Health
PART TWO: METHODS 7. Advancement of Multi-Omics Approaches to Decipher Untapped Plant-Microbe interaction 8. Modern Biotechnological Tools: An Opportunity to Discover Complex Phytobiomes of Horticulture Crops 9. Genome Mapping of Plant Growth Promoting Microbes: Prospectus and Applications
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS 10. Microbial Assemblages of Case Crops and Medicinal Plants and Their Applications 11. Mycorrhizal Fungi and Its Importance in Plant Health Amelioration 12. Sugarcane Microbiomes and Their Beneficial Linkages Towards Plant Health 13. Rhizobia: Nature's Boon for the Biological Control of Fungal Plant Pathogens 14. Phytobiomes Applications in Agriculture and Allied Sectors 15. Bacillus Consortia: Advanced Methods of Formulation, Deliver and Study the Impact on Native Microbes 16. Entomopathogenic Microbiomes: A Potential Source of Biological Control 17. Microbial Linkages in Heavy Metal Remediation 18. Role of Biofilm Forming Bacteria in Plant Disease Development 19. Actinobacteria Interventions in Plant Health Management 20. Microbial Phytases and Their Role in Phosphorus Acquisition in Plants: Retrospect and Prospects
Currently working as a visiting scientist in the Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Israel. He obtained his Master's degree in Microbiology from Barkatullah University in 2006 and the Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Rani Durgawati University, India in 2013. He was also awarded a visiting scientist fellowship from the Guangxi Academy of Agriculture Sciences, China in 2013-2015. During his Ph.D., he was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), India. He also worked as Research Associate in the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India in a Department of Biotechnology funded project. He has been engaged in various research activities on plants-microbes interaction, soil microbiology, plant disease management, enzymology, and published many book chapters and various research papers in the journals of international repute.
Kashyap, Prem Lal
Dr. Prem Lal Kashyap is a scientist (Plant Pathology) in ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research, India. His research interest includes comparative genomics and population genetics of plant pathogens, microbial diversity, characterization and conservation, plant-microbe interactions, and microbial nanotechnology. Dr. Kashyap has more than seventy publications to his credit, including research papers and book chapters, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Kashyap has 8 years of research experience, and he has been awarded the NAAS Young Scientist Award (Plant Protection) (2015-16) and Dr. Basant Ram Vashisht Youth Vaigyanic Puruskar- 2014 (2015) by the Uttar Pradesh Academy of Agricultural Sciences (UPAAS), Uttar Pradesh, India.
Ansari, Rizwan Ali
Dr. Rizwan Ali Ansari is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His research interests center on the development of formulation through organic and bio-organic interactions so that sustainable agriculture could be intensified. He has received prestigious awards by various scientific societies, such as the Society for Plant Protection Sciences (SPSS) and Nematological Society of India (NSI) for his outstanding contribution in the field of Plant Pathology and Nematology. He has published many research articles, review articles, chapters, and books on organic matters, mycorrhizal fungi, plant growth promoting bacteria, bio-inoculants being utilized in the sustainable management of plant pathogens.
Dr. Kumari obtained her Master's degree in Biotechnology from University of Rajasthan and the Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology from the Vinoba Bhave University (2017), Jharkhand, in collaboration with the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India. She has worked at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, April 2013-April 2014, in Nuclear Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology Division. She also worked there in the Radiation and Health division. Dr. Kumari has a great interest in Plant Microbiome interactions, especially in medicinal plants.