Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers

Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case studies—to highlight relevant topics, issues, and recent developments surrounding this highly interdisciplinary field. It factors in metagenomics and microbial biofuels production, and incorporates major contributions from a wide range of disciplines that include microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering. In addition, it also provides a variety of photos, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material.

The book consists of 15 chapters and contains subject matter that addresses:

  •  Microbial biotechnology from its historical roots to its different processes
  •  Some of the new developments in upstream processes
  •  Solid-state fermentation as an interesting field in modern fermentation processes
  •  Recent developments in the production of valuable microbial products such as biofuels, organic acids, amino acids, probiotics, healthcare products, and edible biomass
  •  Important microbial activities such as biofertilizer, biocontrol, biodegradation, and bioremediation

Students, scientists, and researchers can benefit from Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends, a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, bioprocess/fermentation technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, food innovations/food processing, plant agriculture/crop improvement, energy and environment management, and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology.

chapter 1|8 pages

Microbial biotechnology: An introduction

ByFarshad Darvishi Harzevili

chapter 2|34 pages

Screening of microbial metabolites and bioactive components

ByR. Baskaran, P.M. Mohan, S. Ganesamoorthy, and Ashok Kumar Nadda

chapter 3|20 pages

Metagenomics as advanced screening methods for novel microbial metabolites

BySakshi Sharma, Jyoti Vakhlu

chapter 4|50 pages

Genetic engineering of nonconventional yeasts for the production of valuable compounds

ByAndriy Sibirny, Catherine Madzak, Patrick Fickers

chapter 5|18 pages

Induced anhydrobiosis: Powerful method for preservation of industrial microorganisms

ByArmando Hernández García

chapter 6|24 pages

Recent developments in solid-state fermentation: Chinese herbs as substrate

ByHongzhang Chen, Guanhua Li

chapter 7|14 pages

Microbial biofuels production

ByAnoop Singh, Poonam Singh Nigam

chapter 8|18 pages

Microbial production of organic acids

BySarafadeen Olateju Kareem, Temitope Banjo

chapter 9|26 pages

Microbial amino acids production

ByZafar Alam Mahmood

chapter 10|26 pages

Probiotics: The possible alternative to disease chemotherapy

ByAdel M. Mahasneh, Muna M. Abbas

chapter 11|40 pages

Microbial healthcare products

ByZafar Alam Mahmood, Saad Bin Zafar Mahmood

chapter 12|18 pages

Microbial biomass production

ByAshok K. Rathoure

chapter 13|20 pages

Microbial biofertilizers and their pilot-scale production

BySantosh Kumar Sethi, Jayanti Kumari Sahu, Siba Prasad Adhikary

chapter 14|14 pages

Bacterial biocontrol agents

ByRikita Gupta, Jyoti Vakhlu

chapter 15|20 pages

Microbial biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

ByPankaj Kumar Jain