Advances in Plant & Microbial Biotechnology

Advances in Plant & Microbial Biotechnology

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Biotechnology refers to the use or manipulation of an organism or parts of an organism. While the early applications were certainly simpler (though still relevant), modern plant biotechnology is primarily associated with molecular biology, cloning and genetic engineering. Over the last 50 years, several key discoveries have revolutionized the biological sciences and enabled the rapid growth of the biotechnology industry.

This book gathers handpicked articles presented by national and international scientists at the International Conference on Biotechnology and Biological Sciences, BIOSPECTRUM 2017. It highlights the works of researchers and students in India and abroad on plant biotechnology and its applications in addressing various agricultural and food production-related issues.

The respective papers explore a range of advances in plant biotechnology, e.g.: the cytotoxic potential of Moringaoleifera lam; the use of the entomo-pathogenic fungi Cordyceps sp. as unique and valuable sources of bioactive compounds; and strain improvement strategies for Cordyceps sp. In addition, they discuss the use of low-cost blue green algal biofertilizer comprising four blue green algal strains in rice fields; and the use of lignocellulosic materials as potential renewable energy resources for the production of fuels.

This book will be extremely useful for researchers and students of biotechnology and plant science, providing an essential update on the latest findings and trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789811363207
Publisher: Springer Singapore
Publication date: 04/12/2019
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Rita Kundu is a Professor at the University of Calcutta’s Department of Botany. With a specialization in Cell Biology and Genetics, she has been engaged in cancer biology research. She has explored cell death through apoptosis /autophagy /any other way in cervical cancer cell lines using traditional medicinal plants and other organic sources (marine/ freshwater algal compounds, microbial compounds, synthetic organic compounds) to regulate cell proliferation. Currently, her main interest is in identifying metal-resistant crop (rice) varieties in southern West Bengal and studying their stress responses. She is the author of numerous papers.

Dr. Rajiv Narula received his Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from the esteemed Presidency College (now Presidency University), Calcutta. He went on to complete a Master’s in Biotechnology at GGD University, Chhattisgarh, and a PhD in Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY. After completing his doctoral thesis on Pathogen Reduction and Recycling of Bedding Materials on Dairy Farms (May 2011), he joined the State University of New York, Canton in 2011, and is currently a member of its Environmental Science and Chemistry Department.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Chapter 1: Dilute Acid Pretreatment Efficiency on Various Solid Loadings and Effect of Different Neutralizing Agents on Xylulosic Ethanol Production.- Chapter 2: Effect of BGA Biofertilizers Using Different Carrier Materials on Rice Crop.- Chapter 3: Identification of Differentially Expressed Terminal Heat Stress Associated Proteins in Developing Grains in Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.).- Chapter 4: The genetic toxicity potential of heavy metals (Zn, Cu) on Vigna radiata, Triticum aestivum and Cicer arietinum.- Chapter 5: Production, Optimization, and Charaterization of Siderophore by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa (C3) Isolated From Rhizospheric Soil.- Chapter 6: Development of Marker in the Soft Gold Mushroom Cordyceps Sp. For Strain Improvement.- Chapter 7: Optimization of Microwave Assisted Pretreatment of Rice Straw with Fecl3 in Combination with H3po4 for Improving Enzymatic Hydrolysis.- Chapter 8: Profiling Indolic Auxins Produced by the Strains of Aspergillus Using Novel HPTLC Technique.- Chapter 9: Comparative Analysis of Cytotoxic Potential of Crude Extracts and Fractionated Isolates from Moringa Oleifera Lam.- Chapter 10: Hydroxy Fatty Acid from Camelina Sativa Seed Oil for Industrial Application.- Chapter 11: Comparison of Different Planting Methods to Determine the Precision of Phenotyping Wheat in Field Experiments.- Chapter 12: Effect of extraction temperature and different carrier agents on the physicochemical and antioxidant properties of spray dried Murraya koenigii (Linn.) leaf extract.- Chapter 13: Isolation and characterization of microbial Asparaginase to mitigate Acrylamide formation in food.- Chapter 14: Small Colony Variant Selection, Biofilm Induction and Interspecies Interactions of Ocular Clinical Pseudomonas aeruginosa.- Chapter 15: Comparative analysis of phyhemicals of healthy and symptomatic Clerodendrum inerme.- Chapter 16: Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticle of Aqueous extract of Allium Fistulosum and Its Efficiency against Bacterial Contaminants from Industrial waste water and its Phoatalytic potential.- Chapter 16: Exploration of biocontrol and growth promoting activity of bacterial strains isolated from the sugarcane crop.

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