The new volume takes an interdisciplinary look at current technical challenges and recent developmental trends in microbial biotechnology. It covers an avalanche of new information available through research by focusing on a broad spectrum of issues on different microorganisms and their recent applications and implications in agriculture, soil science and forestry, industry, and public health and medicine.

Microbes present in our immediate environment have a direct or indirect influence leading to either a harmful or beneficial effect. Microbial Biotechnology: Technological Challenges and Developmental Trends is divided into four major sections that focus on

Part I: Antimicrobial Agents: Role and Applications in Medicine and Health Care

Part II: Role of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology

Part III: Microbial Enzymes and Their Potential Industrial Applications

Part IV: Microorganisms in Environment: Role and Industrial Applications

Topic include organic chemistry, biomass conversion, optimal production processes for different microbes, screening methods, and application of omics approaches such as (meta) genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, or other biotechnology tools, to provide a deeper understanding of the microbial-based new and emerging products, trends, processes, and technologies.

The chapters present unbiased original research results on microbes by incorporating case studies wherever appropriate. Providing research findings applicable to the development of new methodologies, applications, and technologies, the book will be a valuable resource for people working in various fields of microbiology.



ByBhima Bhukya, Anjana Devi Tangutur

part 1|130 pages

Antimicrobial Agents: Role and Applications in Medicine and Healthcare

chapter 1|23 pages

Antimicrobial Peptides From Plants And Their Application

ByB. Bhima, Mohammed Al Saiqali

chapter 2|36 pages

Development of Antitubercular Agents Through Hybridization Strategies, Future Challenges and Perspectives

BySrinivas Kantevari, Anvesh Jallapally, Anjana Devi Tangutur, Dinesh Kumar

chapter 3|25 pages

Novel Bioactive Compounds from An Endophytic Chaetomium Arcuatum Strain Saf-2 Isolated From Semecarpus Anacardium

ByC. Ganesh Kumar, Narender Reddy Godumagadda, Poornima Mongolla, Sujitha Pombala, Preethi Badrinarayan, Cheruku Ravindra Reddy, Biswanath Das, K.V.S. Ramakrishna, Balasubramanian Sridhar, Ahmed Kamal

chapter 4|19 pages

Understanding The Role Of Biomarkers In The Pathogenesis Of Sepsis

ByS. Burgula, M. Swathi Raju, A. Nichita, A. Pawan Kumar, Karthik Rajkumar

chapter 5|22 pages

Role of Copper in Modifying Cisplatin Induced Cytotoxicity in Yeast

ByB. Sreedhar, B. Vijaya Lakshmi

part 2|68 pages

Role of Microorganisms in Agriculture and Plant Biotechnology

chapter 6|21 pages

Role of Microbiome: Insights into the Kin Recognition Process in Oryza Sativa by Proteomic and Metabolomic Studies

ByAnjana Devi Tangutur, Kommalapati Vamsi Krishna, Amrita Dutta Chowdhury, Neelamraju Sarla

part 3|95 pages

Microbial Enzymes and Their Potential Industrial Applications

chapter 10|18 pages

Strain Improvement of Aspergillus Niger for the Enhanced Production of Cellulase in Solid State Fermentation

ByG. Praveen Kumar Reddy, A. Sridevi, Kanderi Dileep Kumar, G. Ramanjaneyulu, A. Ramya, B. S. Shanthi Kumari, B. Rajasekhar Reddy

chapter 11|29 pages

Screening, Quantification, and Purification of Cellulases from Soil Actinomycetes

ByPayal Das, Renu Solanki, Monisha Khanna

chapter 12|15 pages

Kinetic Studies of Alkali Pretreated Sweet Sorghum Bagasse Using Cellulase

ByL. Saida, K. Venkata Sri Krishna

chapter 13|11 pages

Secretion of Ligninolytic Enzymes by the White Rot Fungus Stereum Ostrea Immobilized on Polyurethane Cubes Under the Influence of Chlorpyrifos

ByB. S. Shanthi Kumari, Kanderi Dileep Kumar, K. Y. Usha, A. Ramya, B. Rajasekhar Reddy

chapter 14|17 pages

Structure and Gas Diffusion Path Analysis of Hydrogenase Enzymes by Homology Modelling

ByNivedita Sahu, Anirudh Nelabhotla, Pradhan Nityananda

part 4|113 pages

Microorganisms in the Environment: Role and Industrial Applications

chapter 16|27 pages

Metabolite Profiling and Biological Activities of Extrolites from Aspergillus Turcosus Strain Kzr131 Isolated from Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India

ByC. Ganesh Kumar, Poornima Mongolla, Jagadeesh Babu Nanubolu, Pathipati Usha Rani, Kumar Katragunta

chapter 18|18 pages

Microbial Population Dynamics of Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh for Xylanase Production

ByG. Ramanjaneyulu, A. Ramya, B. Rajasekhar Reddy

chapter 19|14 pages

Phylogenetic and Phenogram Based Diversity of Haloalkaliphilic Bacteria from the Saline Desert

ByHitarth B. Bhatt, Satya P. Singh

chapter 20|21 pages

Fungal Biotransformation of Drugs: Potential Applications in Pharma Industry

ByG. Shyam Prasad, B. Sashidhar Rao