Microbial Technology for the Welfare of Society


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Microbial Technology for the Welfare of Society Editor: Pankaj Kumar Arora Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer Verlag Singapore Pages: 341 Illustrations and other contents: 20 Tables, color; 36 Illustrations, color; 11 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 341 p. 47 illus., 36 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9789811388439 Categories: , , , , , , , , , ,

This book describes various aspects of modern microbiology including microbial enzymes, secondary metabolites, next-generation sequencing, microbial-based biopesticides, microbial-based cancer therapies, biodiesel, and microbial products from fermentation, biodegradation, bioremediation and wastewater treatment. Further, it explains how and why microbes play an important role in preserving the welfare of living beings and the environment. Many bacteria play a significant part in cleaning our environment by detoxifying various xenobiotic compounds, while several microbes produce secondary metabolites that are useful to human beings. The book is divided into 15 chapters that cover various aspects of microorganism-based biotechnology, including recent methodologies such as advanced molecular techniques, as well developments in classical microbiological techniques. The authors also explain how the latest and classical techniques are being used in modern-day microbial biotechnology. All chapters were written by experts from prominent universities, research laboratories, and institutes around the globe. Above all, they focus on recent advances in microbial technology that promote the welfare of living beings and the environment.

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Author Biography

Dr. Pankaj Kumar Arora is currently an Assistant Professor and DBT-Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellow at the Department of Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow, India. Dr. Arora is also an Editorial Board Member for the journal Scientific Reports, an Associate Editor for the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, and an Academic Editor for PLOS ONE. He is a recipient of several national awards and fellowships including a Young Botanist Award and Dr. Y. S. Murty Medal from the Indian Botanical Society. His major focus area is Environmental Microbiology; here, he is currently investigating the biodegradation and bioremediation of various xenobiotic compounds including nitrophenols, chlorinated nitrophenols and indole. He has a total of 36 publications in reputed journals and has eight years of teaching and research experience at national and international institutes.