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Recent Advancement in Microbial Biotechnology. Agricultural and Industrial Approach

  • Book

  • August 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5275280

The rapid increase in microbial resources along with the development of biotechnological methods has revolutionized the field of microbial biotechnology. Genome characterization methods and metagenomic approaches further illustrate the role of microorganisms in various fields of research. Recent Advancement in Microbial Biotechnology: Agricultural and Industrial Approach provides an overview on the recent application of the microorganisms in agricultural and industrial improvements. The purpose of this book is to integrate all these diverse areas of research in a common platform. Recent advancement in Microbial Biotechnology targets researchers from both academia and industry, professors and graduate students working in molecular biology, microbiology and biotechnology.

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Table of Contents

1. Microbial biofertilizers: Recent trends and future outlook
2. Phosphate-solubilizing bacteria: Recent trends and applications in agriculture
3. Trichoderma spp.-Application and future prospects in agricultural industry
4. Current status and future prospects of entomopathogenic fungi: A potential source of biopesticides
5. Microbial fortification during vermicomposting: A brief review
6. Potential of compost for sustainable crop production and soil health
7. Fungal bioprocessing of lignocellulosic materials for biorefiner
8. Bioelectrochemical technologies: Current and potential applications in agriculture resource recovery
9. Purple nonsulfur bacteria: An important versatile tool in biotechnology
10. Bacterial community response to pesticides polluted soil
11. Potential role of heavy metal-resistant plant growthpromoting rhizobacteria in the bioremediation of contaminated fields and enhancement of plant growth essential for sustainable agriculture
12. Nanotechnology: Recent trends in microbial nanotechnology
13. Nif genes: Tools for sustainable agriculture
14. Recent technological advancements in studying biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons through theoretical approaches


Surajit de Mandal Postdoctoral Researcher, College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. Dr Surajit De Mandal is Postdoctoral researcher in College of Agriculture, South China Agricultural University (SCAU), Guangzhou, P. R. China. He completed his Ph.D from the Dept. of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, India. His main areas of research are microbial ecology, insect-microbe interactions and microbial biopesticides. Dr. De Mandal has more than fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and edited book. He has reviewed publications for various international journals like Frontier in Microbiology, Scientific reports, Heliyon, Geomicrobiology etc. Presently he is studying the role of gut microbiota in insect immunity. Ajit Kumar Passari Postdoctoral Scientist, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico. Dr. Ajit Kumar Passari working as Postdoctoral Scientist in Instituto de Investigaciones Biom�dicas, Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de M�xico (UNAM), M�xico. Dr. Passari has more than eight years of research experience in the fields of Clinical, Genomics, Bioactive Compound Production, Agricultural Biotechnology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Natural Product Isolation, PGPR, and biocontrol effect in crop plants. Dr. Passari obtained a doctorate in Biotechnology from the Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University, India. Dr. Passari has published more than 50 publications in different reputed international and national journals along with many edited books published with Elsevier, Springer, etc. and he has also filled many patents in India. Dr. Passari has a life member of various scientific bodies like American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Microbiology Society & Indian Science Congress etc. Dr. Passari is a reviewer of different international journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Frontiers in Microbiology, PLOS One, Biotechnology Reports and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.