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Practical Handbook of Microbiology (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Emanuel Goldman, Lorrence H Green Practical Handbook of Microbiology (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Emanuel Goldman, Lorrence H Green
R4,567 Discovery Miles 45 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Practical Handbook of Microbiology presents basic knowledge about working with microorganisms in a clear and concise form. It also provides in-depth information on important aspects of the field-from classical microbiology to genomics-in one easily accessible volume. This new edition retains the easy-to-use format of previous editions, with a logical presentation of frequently used reference data that enables readers to rapidly locate the information needed. New chapters have been included in this edition, including a noteworthy one on the business aspects of microbiology that has been added to address the needs of investors looking to understand the science behind companies that they are contemplating funding and scientists that are interested in commercializing their research. In addition, chapters have been added on new microorganism-based disease and pathogenic mechanisms. All chapters from the previous edition have been revised and updated. Major topics covered include almost all studied bacteria, and introductions to fungi, parasites, and viruses, as well as methods of culture collection, enumeration, and preservation of microorganisms, diagnostic medical microbiology, mechanisms of antimicrobial agents, and antibiotics and antifungal agents. Although this book will be of use to anyone interested in the subject matter, it will be of particular benefit to specialized microbiologists as well as those who simply use microbiology as an adjunct to their own discipline, in finding relevant information quickly and easily.

The Microbiome in Prenatal and Neonatal Life (Paperback): Josef Neu The Microbiome in Prenatal and Neonatal Life (Paperback)
Josef Neu
R3,373 R2,389 Discovery Miles 23 890 Save R984 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Microbiome in Prenatal and Neonatal Life clarifies that the microbiome in the maternal fetal unit and immediate changes that occur as new microbes are acquired postnatally play major roles in subsequent health and disease. Rapidly developing technologies for multi-omic analyses and systems biology are shifting paradigms in both scientific knowledge and clinical care with regard to this topic. In essence, we are changing the idea that newborns emerge from sterile environments. As such, in-utero colonization may have impacts on the development of immunity and metabolism that, with epigenetic modifications, will lead to diseases in later life. In addition, the microbial profile that develops during and after birth depends on mode of delivery, type of feeding (human milk versus formula), and various other environmental factors to which the newborn is exposed.

Advances in Probiotics - Microorganisms in Food and Health (Paperback): Dharumaurai Dhansekaran, Alwarappan Sankaranarayanan Advances in Probiotics - Microorganisms in Food and Health (Paperback)
Dharumaurai Dhansekaran, Alwarappan Sankaranarayanan
R3,243 Discovery Miles 32 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Probiotics: Microorganisms in Food and Health highlights recent advances in probiotic microorganisms, commercial probiotics, safety aspects of probiotics, preparation and commercialization, microbiome therapy for diseases and disorders, and next generation probiotics. This is a comprehensive resource of developments of new formulations and products for probiotic and prebiotic food with focus on the microorganisms to enable effective probiotic delivery. The book deliberates contemporary trends and challenges, risks, limitations in probiotic and prebiotic food to deliver an understanding not only for research development purposes but also to benefit further standardize industrial requirements and other techno-functional traits of probiotics. At present there is no solitary volume to describe the probiotics and prebiotics properties, Advances in Probiotics: Microorganisms in Food and Health provides novel information to fill the overall gap in the market. It presents the most current information on probiotic and prebiotics for the food industry. This book is a valuable resource for academicians, researchers, food industrialists, and entrepreneurs.

Physiology, Genomics, and Biotechnological Applications of Extremophiles (Hardcover): Aparna B. Gunjal, Rebecca Thombre, Javid... Physiology, Genomics, and Biotechnological Applications of Extremophiles (Hardcover)
Aparna B. Gunjal, Rebecca Thombre, Javid A. Parray
R7,423 Discovery Miles 74 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Extremophiles are organisms that live in extreme conditions. Their ability of surviving in extreme environments is due to their unique physiological and genetic adaptations. Extremophiles are harnessed for their extremozymes that have wide applications in biotechnology, pharmaceutics and industry. Recent developments in genomics and proteomics have helped unravel the mechanism of survival, physiological adaptation and genomics structure of extremophiles. This book covers the latest developments in understanding the physiology and biochemistry of extremophiles. It gives a complete idea about the microorganisms in these groups along with their biotechnological applications and also discusses the molecular genomics and molecular aspects of the extremophiles. It also presents detailed aspects related to newer applications of extremophiles in the industry will also be covered. The study of extremophiles is gaining wide interest and this book bridges the critical gap in knowledge related to extremophiles. This book is essential to anyone who is interested in studying the microbiology, biochemistry and application of these microorganisms.

Environmental Microbial Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Lala Behari Sukla, Nilotpala Pradhan, Sandeep Panda, Barada... Environmental Microbial Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Lala Behari Sukla, Nilotpala Pradhan, Sandeep Panda, Barada Kanta Mishra
R5,228 Discovery Miles 52 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a timely review of strategies for coping with polluted ecosystems by employing bacteria, fungi and algae. It presents the vast variety of microbial technologies currently applied in the bioremediation of a variety of anthropogenic toxic chemicals, mining and industrial wastes and other pollutants. Topics covered include: microbe-mineral interactions, biosensors in environmental monitoring, iron-mineral transformation, microbial biosurfactants, bioconversion of cotton gin waste to bioethanol, anaerobe bioleaching and sulfide oxidation. Further chapters discuss the effects of pollution on microbial diversity, as well as the role of microbes in the bioremediation of abandoned mining areas, industrial and horticultural wastes, wastewater and sites polluted with hydrocarbons, heavy metals, manganese and uranium.

Foodborne Infections and Intoxications (Paperback, 5th edition): J. Glenn Morris Jr, Duc J. Vugia Foodborne Infections and Intoxications (Paperback, 5th edition)
J. Glenn Morris Jr, Duc J. Vugia
R3,292 Discovery Miles 32 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, 5th edition brings together up-to-date, relevant interdisciplinary expertise of 70 authors presenting foodborne disease pathogens and toxins, microbiology, disease diagnosis and treatment, epidemiology, and disease prevention in the context of public health and food safety regulation. Beginning with the estimation of foodborne disease burden at the international scale, this book dives deep in foodborne disease outbreak investigation, food safety risk assessment, and molecular analysis, together with detailed descriptions of the major bacteria, viruses, parasites, and toxins associated with foodborne illness. This new edition also emphasizes development of risk-based approaches to food safety and safety regulation implementation. This book is a valuable scientific resource for understanding causes and management of foodborne diseases. The new edition offers the latest knowledge and updates on foodborne infections and intoxications and food safety for multiple generations of students, investigators, public health workers, food scientists, and food safety practitioners.

Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O.... Tuberculosis in Animals: An African Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Asseged B. Dibaba, Nicolaas P. J. Kriek, Charles O. Thoen
R6,024 Discovery Miles 60 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book recounts the biology of M. bovis, followed by the status of bovine Tuberculosis (bTB) in African countries, primarily based on zoonotic and epidemiological field reports. Since the accumulation of data is valueless unless it led to practicable control measures, emphasis is put on locally adapted protocols for future control of the disease. In order to systematically evaluate the knowledge base of bTB, Epidemiologic Problem Oriented Approach (EPOA) methodology was used. The methodology is composed of two triads: i) the problem identification/characterization triad, which is mainly descriptive in nature, and ii) the problem management/solution/mitigation triad, which is mainly geared toward problem management/solution (see figure). The first triad comprises three pillars: i) agent ii) host, and iii) environment and the second one: i) therapeutics/treatment, ii) prevention/control, and iii) health maintenance/promotion. The two triads are linked together by the diagnostic procedure linkage. The systematic and detailed studies of the 'Host-Agent-Environment' interactions are the building blocks to the understanding of agent transmission pathways and disease spread. These may include data about the disease status of the country, the nature of the disease agent and its hosts, the modes of transmission, the wildlife reservoirs in nature, persistence of infection, and agent survival in animal products and the environment. The problem identification and characterization triad identifies these interactions. Once a problem has been identified and well understood, the next step is to minimize the risk of transmission and spread of a disease. This area, referred to as problem solution/management triad, consists of problem management alternatives that rely upon prevention/control, and health maintenance/promotion of the disease in livestock, wildlife, and humans with the emphasis on resource-poor, developing countries in Africa.

Textiles and Their Use in Microbial Protection - Focus on COVID-19 and Other Viruses (Paperback): Jiri Militky, Aravin Prince... Textiles and Their Use in Microbial Protection - Focus on COVID-19 and Other Viruses (Paperback)
Jiri Militky, Aravin Prince Periyasamy, Mohanapriya Venkataraman
R1,821 Discovery Miles 18 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Textiles and Their Use in Microbial Protection: Focus on COVID-19 and Other Viruses provides readers with vital information about disinfection mechanisms used in textile applications in the fight against dangerous microbes and viruses. KEY FEATURES: Introduces the basics of textile materials used for medical applications Features key information on virology, characterization, indication, and passivation of COVID-19 Describes UV, photocatalysis, photooxidation, application of TiO2, copper-based viral inhibition, and activated carbon Discusses antiviral finishes for the protection against SARS-CoV-2, particle penetration in dense cotton fabrics under swollen state, and the impact of moisture on face masks and their designs Aimed at textile and materials engineers as well as readers in medical fields, this text offers a comprehensive view of fundamentals and solutions in the use of textiles for microbial protection.

Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment (Paperback): Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto Membrane-based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment (Paperback)
Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto
R3,762 Discovery Miles 37 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Membrane-Based Hybrid Processes for Wastewater Treatment analyzes and discusses the potential of membrane-based hybrid processes for the treatment of complex industrial wastewater, the recovery of valuable compounds, and water reutilization. In addition, recent and future trends in membrane technology are highlighted. Industrial wastewater contains a large variety of compounds, such as heavy metals, salts and nutrients, which makes its treatment challenging. Thus, the use of conventional water treatment methods is not always effective. Membrane-based hybrid processes have emerged as a promising technology to treat complex industrial wastewater.

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants - Biological Treatment Systems (Paperback): Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto,... The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants - Biological Treatment Systems (Paperback)
Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Kavit Mehta
R3,776 Discovery Miles 37 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Future of Effluent Treatment Plants: Biological Treatment Systems is an advanced and updated version of existing biological technologies that includes their limitations, challenges, and potential application to remove chemical oxygen demand (COD), refractory chemical oxygen demand, biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), color removal and environmental pollutants through advancements in microbial bioremediation. The book introduces new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with thorough discussions of recent developments. In addition, it illustrates that the application of these new emerging innovative technologies can lead to energy savings and resource recovery. The importance of respiration, nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, denitrification and biological phosphorus removal processes in the development of a fruitful and applicable solution for the removal of toxic pollutants from wastewater treatment plants is highlighted. Equally important is the knowledge and theoretical modeling of water movement through wastewater ecosystems. Finally, emphasis is given to the function of constructed wetlands and activated sludge processes.

Wastewater Treatment Reactors - Microbial Community Structure (Paperback): Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto Wastewater Treatment Reactors - Microbial Community Structure (Paperback)
Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto
R3,759 Discovery Miles 37 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wastewater Treatment Reactors: Microbial Community Structure analyzes microbial community structure in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, the gene content (metagenome) or gene expression (metatranscriptome) of microbial communities in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, physiological aspects of microbial communities, enrichment cultures or pure cultures of key species in relation to changes in physico-chemical parameters, and modeling of potential consequences of changes in microbial community structure or function for higher trophic levels in a given habitat. As several studies have been carried out to understand bulking phenomena and the importance of environmental factors on sludge settling characteristics, which are thought to be strongly influenced by flocculation, sludge bulking, foaming and rising, this book is an ideal resource on the topics covered.

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 114 (Hardcover): Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 114 (Hardcover)
Geoffrey M. Gadd, Sima Sariaslani
R2,825 Discovery Miles 28 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 114 continues the comprehensive reach of this widely read and authoritative review source in microbiology. Users will find invaluable references and information on a variety of areas relating to the topic of microbiology, with this release focusing on recent advances in the biosynthesis of isoprenoids in the engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops - Mechanisms and Applications (Paperback): James White, Ajay Kumar, Samir Droby Microbiome Stimulants for Crops - Mechanisms and Applications (Paperback)
James White, Ajay Kumar, Samir Droby
R4,063 Discovery Miles 40 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microbiome Stimulants for Crops: Mechanisms and Applications provides the latest developments in the real-world development and application of these crop management alternatives in a cost-effective, yield protective way. Sections address questions of research, development and application, with insights into recent legislative efforts in Europe and the United States. The book includes valuable information regarding mechanisms and the practical information needed to support the growing microbial inoculant and biostimulant industry, thus helping focus scientific research in new directions.

New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater (Paperback): Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Vineet... New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater (Paperback)
Maulin P. Shah, Susana Rodriguez-Couto, Vineet Kumar
R3,775 Discovery Miles 37 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

New Trends in Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater covers the applicable technologies relating to the removal of heavy metals from wastewater and new and emerging trends in the field, both at the laboratory and industrial scale. Sections explore new environmentally friendly technologies, the principles of sustainable development, the main factors contributing to heavy metal removal from wastewater, methods and procedures, materials (especially low-cost materials originated from industrial and agricultural waste), management of wastewater containing heavy metals and wastewater valorization, recycling, environmental impact, and wastewater policies for post heavy metal removal. This book is an advanced and updated vision of existing heavy metal removal technologies with their limitations and challenges and their potential application to remove heavy metals/environmental pollutants through advancements in bioremediation. Finally, sections also cover new trends and advances in environmental bioremediation with recent developments in this field by an application of chemical/biochemical and environmental biotechnology.

The Demon in the Freezer - A True Story (Paperback, 1st Ballantine mass market ed): Richard Preston The Demon in the Freezer - A True Story (Paperback, 1st Ballantine mass market ed)
Richard Preston
R196 R166 Discovery Miles 1 660 Save R30 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

“The bard of biological weapons captures
the drama of the front lines.”

-Richard Danzig, former secretary of the navy


The first major bioterror event in the United States-the anthrax attacks in October 2001-was a clarion call for scientists who work with “hot” agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, his first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Richard Preston takes us into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Maryland, once the headquarters of the U.S. biological weapons program and now the epicenter of national biodefense.

Peter Jahrling, the top scientist at Usamriid, a wry virologist who cut his teeth on Ebola, one of the world’s most lethal emerging viruses, has ORCON security clearance that gives him access to top secret information on bioweapons. His most urgent priority is to develop a drug that will take on smallpox-and win. Eradicated from the planet in 1979 in one of the great triumphs of modern science, the smallpox virus now resides, officially, in only two high-security freezers-at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and in Siberia, at a Russian virology institute called Vector. But the demon in the freezer has been set loose. It is almost certain that illegal stocks are in the possession of hostile states, including Iraq and North Korea. Jahrling is haunted by the thought that biologists in secret labs are using genetic engineering to create a new superpox virus, a smallpox resistant to all vaccines.

Usamriid went into a state of Delta Alert on September 11 and activated its emergency response teams when the first anthrax letters were opened in New York and Washington, D.C. Preston reports, in unprecedented detail, on the government’s response to the attacks and takes us into the ongoing FBI investigation. His story is based on interviews with top-level FBI agents and with Dr. Steven Hatfill.

Jahrling is leading a team of scientists doing controversial experiments with live smallpox virus at CDC. Preston takes us into the lab where Jahrling is reawakening smallpox and explains, with cool and devastating precision, what may be at stake if his last bold experiment fails.


From the Hardcover edition.

Microbial Models: From Environmental to Industrial Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Susana Castro Sowinski Microbial Models: From Environmental to Industrial Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Susana Castro Sowinski
R5,240 Discovery Miles 52 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book describes selected microbial genera from the perspective of their environmentally and commercially sustainable use. By focusing on their physiology and metabolism and combining historical information with the latest developments, it presents a multidisciplinary portrait of microbial sustainability. The chapters provide readers descriptions of each genus in the form of microbial models that move us closer to the goal of sustainability; selected chapters also include worldwide market information and lists of corresponding patents.

Biofertilizers - Volume 1: Advances in Bio-inoculants (Paperback): Amitava Rakshit, Vijay Singh Meena, Manoj Parihar, H. B... Biofertilizers - Volume 1: Advances in Bio-inoculants (Paperback)
Amitava Rakshit, Vijay Singh Meena, Manoj Parihar, H. B Singh, A.K. Singh
R3,851 Discovery Miles 38 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Biofertilizers, Volume One: Advances in Bio-inoculants provides state-of-the-art descriptions of various approaches, techniques and basic fundamentals of BI used in crop fertilization practices. The book presents research within a relevant theoretical framework to improve our understanding of core issues as applied to natural resource management. Authored by renowned scientists actively working on bio-inoculant, biofertilizer and bio-stimulant sciences, the book addresses the scope of inexpensive and energy neutral bio-inoculant technologies and the impact regulation has on biofertilizer utilization. This book is a valuable reference for agricultural/environmental scientists in academic and corporate environments, graduate and post-graduate students, regulators and policymakers.

Handbook of Advanced Approaches Towards Pollution Prevention and Control - Volume 1: Conventional and Innovative Technology,... Handbook of Advanced Approaches Towards Pollution Prevention and Control - Volume 1: Conventional and Innovative Technology, and Assessment Techniques for Pollution Prevention and Control (Paperback)
Rehab O. Abdel Rahman, Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
R3,623 Discovery Miles 36 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Handbook of Advanced Approaches towards Pollution Prevention and Control, Volume One: Conventional and Innovative Technology, and Assessment Techniques for Pollution Prevention and Control condenses all relevant information on pollution prevention and control in a single source. This handbook (Volume One of Two) covers the principles of pollution prevention and control technologies, recent advances in pollution prevention, control technologies and their sustainability, modernization in pollution prevention, and control technologies for future and next generation pollution prevention. This book is an indispensable resource for researchers and academic staff in chemical and process engineering, safety engineering, environmental engineering, biotechnology and materials engineering.

Handbook of Advanced Approaches Towards Pollution Prevention and Control - Volume 2: Legislative Measures and Sustainability... Handbook of Advanced Approaches Towards Pollution Prevention and Control - Volume 2: Legislative Measures and Sustainability for Pollution Prevention and Control (Paperback)
Rehab O. Abdel Rahman, Dr. Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
R3,619 Discovery Miles 36 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Handbook of Advanced Approaches towards Pollution Prevention and Control, Volume Two: Legislative Measures and Sustainability for Pollution Prevention and Control condenses all relevant information on pollution prevention and control in a single source. This handbook (Volume Two of Two) covers the principals of pollution prevention and control technologies, recent advances in pollution prevention, control technologies and their sustainability, modernization in pollution prevention and control technologies for future and next generation of pollution prevention and control technologies. The book is an indispensable resource for researchers and academic staff in chemical and process engineering, safety engineering, environmental engineering, biotechnology, and materials engineering.

Basic and Applied Aspects of Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Varsha Gupta, Manjistha Sengupta, Jayaprakash, Baishnab... Basic and Applied Aspects of Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Varsha Gupta, Manjistha Sengupta, Jayaprakash, Baishnab Charan Tripathy
R6,122 Discovery Miles 61 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the journey of biotechnology, searching for new avenues and noting the impressive accomplishments to date. It has harmonious blend of facts, applications and new ideas. Fast-paced biotechnologies are broadly applied and are being continuously explored in areas like the environmental, industrial, agricultural and medical sciences. The sequencing of the human genome has opened new therapeutic opportunities and enriched the field of medical biotechnology while analysis of biomolecules using proteomics and microarray technologies along with the simultaneous discovery and development of new modes of detection are paving the way for ever-faster and more reliable diagnostic methods. Life-saving bio-pharmaceuticals are being churned out at an amazing rate, and the unraveling of biological processes has facilitated drug designing and discovery processes. Advances in regenerative medical technologies (stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, and gene therapy) look extremely promising, transcending the limitations of all existing fields and opening new dimensions for characterizing and combating diseases.

Sustainable Biotechnology- Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Om V. Singh, Anuj K. Chandel Sustainable Biotechnology- Enzymatic Resources of Renewable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Om V. Singh, Anuj K. Chandel
R3,475 R2,908 Discovery Miles 29 080 Save R567 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nature offers abundant renewable resources that can be used to partially replace fossil fuels and commodity chemicals but issues of cost, technology readiness levels, and compatibility with existing distribution networks remain huge challenges. Cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel are the most immediately obvious target fuels, with hydrogen, methane and butanol as other potentially viable products. This book continues to bridge the technology gap and focus on critical aspects of lignocellulosic biomolecules and the respective mechanisms regulating their bioconversion to liquid fuels into energy and value-added products of industrial significance. This book is a collection of reviews elucidating several broad-ranging areas of progress and challenges in the utilization of sustainable resources of renewable energy, especially in biofuels. This book comes just at a time when government and industries are accelerating their efforts in the exploration of alternative energy resources, with expectations of the establishment of long-term sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based liquid fuels. Apart from liquid fuel this book also emphasizes the use of sustainable resources for value-added products, which may help in revitalizing the biotechnology industry at a broader scale. This book also provides a comprehensive review of basic literature and advance research methodologies to graduate students studying environmental microbiology, chemical engineering, bio-economy and microbial biotechnology.

Frontier Discoveries and Innovations in Interdisciplinary Microbiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Pratyoosh Shukla Frontier Discoveries and Innovations in Interdisciplinary Microbiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Pratyoosh Shukla
R5,175 Discovery Miles 51 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This excellent book covers wide-ranging topics in interdisciplinary microbiology, addressing various research aspects and highlighting advanced discoveries and innovations. It presents the fascinating topic of modern biotechnology, including agricultural microbiology, microalgae biotechnology, bio-energy, bioinformatics and metagenomics, environmental microbiology, enzyme technology and marine biology. It presents the most up-to-date areas of microbiology with an emphasis on shedding light on biotechnological advancements and integrating these interdisciplinary microbiology research topics into other biotechnology sub-disciplines. The book raises awareness of the industrial relevance of microbiology, which is key component of this unique collection. The topics include production of antioxidant-glutathione, enzyme-engineering methods, probiotic microbiology and features of microbial xylanases. It also covers some other remarkable aspects of microbiology, like potential health hazards in recreational water and fullerene nanocomposites, which are vital for biotechnological interventions. This book will be valuable resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and other interested professionals or groups working in the interdisciplinary areas of microbiology and biotechnology.

Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Samina Mehnaz Rhizotrophs: Plant Growth Promotion to Bioremediation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Samina Mehnaz
R5,157 Discovery Miles 51 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book describes the contributions of rhizotrophs - microbes associated with the parts of plants below ground - in sustainable agriculture. It covers a broad range of aspects, from plant growth promotion to bioremediation. It highlights the role of bacteria, actinomycetes, mycorrhizal fungi, and most interestingly protists, in the sustainability of agriculture. Further, it addresses in detail the involvement of quorum sensing signals, and the role of hydrolytic enzymes and bacteriocin in combating the phytopathogen. The book sheds light on the interaction of rhizotrophs in rhizosphere and how these microbes support plants growing under adverse stress conditions such as saline, drought or heavy-metals contamination. Challenges faced in the field application of these microbes, strategies for modifying the rhizosphere to improve crop yield, and the latest advances in rhizobial bioformulations are also discussed. Overall, the book provides comprehensive information on how various microbes can be used to improve the sustainability of agriculture without disturbing the environment.

The Beans and the Peas - From Orphan to Mainstream Crops (Paperback): Aditya Pratap, Sanjeev Gupta The Beans and the Peas - From Orphan to Mainstream Crops (Paperback)
Aditya Pratap, Sanjeev Gupta
R3,829 Discovery Miles 38 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Beans and the Peas: From Orphan to Mainstream Crops presents a comprehensive literature resource on the most important food legume crops previously known as "orphans," but which are increasingly becoming mainstream as their production opportunities have been improved through genetic improvement and biotechnology, and their role as an important nutrient source gains urgency. This book focuses on 12 important food legumes and discusses all relevant aspects on their economic importance, crop statistics, botany, and their general description. It also provides exhaustive information on plant genetic resources and their use, genetic improvement, resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, improved varieties, agronomy, seed system, and use of information and communication tools in each individual food legume. Development of innovative biotechnological tools, genetic transformation, and the genome sequencing information has also been covered in each chapter providing the readers with state-of-the-art information on pulses. All chapters have been supported by relevant figures, illustrations, and tables, which make the contents accessible and easy to understand. Each of the chapters has been authored by globally known scientists/researchers presenting up-to-date information on various aspects of food legumes. This book provides a current and comprehensive treatise to the readers and will be tremendously helpful in furthering their academic and research pursuits.

Food Security and Plant Disease Management (Paperback): Ajay Kumar, Samir Droby Food Security and Plant Disease Management (Paperback)
Ajay Kumar, Samir Droby
R3,897 Discovery Miles 38 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Food Security and Plant Disease Management offers a comprehensive exploration of biocontrol, the latest technologies being used in plant health assurance, and resulting impacts on crop production and food security. Discussing both theoretical and practical topics, the book examines basic and advanced applications of biosensor and nano-technologies, introduces plant disease, including modes of action and their transmission in host plants, then covers factors contributing to plant disease and various means of addressing those diseases. This volume is part of the Microorganisms in Agriculture and the Environment series and provides important information for developing new effective plant protection practices. The direct or indirect applications of beneficial microbes in the treatment of plant disease is termed "microbial control" and these methods have increasingly been identified as important options for plant health management. The beneficial microbes as well as recent omic and nano-technologies also reveal important mechanisms that can be utilized in disease management strategies.

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