Microbes affect our lives in a variety of ways – playing an important role in our health, food, agriculture, and environment. While some microbes are beneficial, others are pathogenic or opportunistic.
Microbes: Concepts and Applications describes basic microbe biology and identification and shows not only how they operate in the subfields of medicine, biotechnology, environmental science, bioengineering, agriculture, and food science, but how they can be harnessed as a resource. It provides readers with a solid grasp of etiologic agents, pathogenic processes, epidemiology, and the role of microbes as therapeutic agents.
Placing a major emphasis on omics technology, the book covers recent developments in the arena of microbes and discusses their role in industry and agriculture, as well as in related fields such as immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology. It offers complete discussions of the major bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic pathogens; includes information on emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and bioterrorism; and talks about the future challenges in microbiology.
Chapter 1. Human and Microbial World
Chapter 2. Gene Technology: Application and Techniques
Chapter 3. Molecular Diagnostic and Medical Microbiology
Chapter 4. Identification and Classification of Microbes
Chapter 5. Diversity of Microorganisms
Chapter 6. Microbes in Agriculture
Chapter 7. Microbes as a Tool for Industry and Research
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Dr. Mousumi Debnath received her BSx and MSc from Calcutta University and PhD from the Unversity of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Her main research interest is in the field of abiotic stress on medicinal plants using plant biotechnology tools. Presently she isengaged in research on genomics and metabolomics of medicinal plants. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Business management (MBA) specialising in Human resource management. She presently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Jaipur Engineering College and Research centre, Affiliated to Rajasthan Technical University,India.
Professor Prakash Singh Bisen, PhD,D.Sc is an eminent scientist in the field of Biotechnology with over 32 years of research and teaching experience. He has one US Patent and an Indian Patent on Tuberculosis to his credit. He is also an author of over 130 research publicationsPresently, Professor Bisen is the Chairman of Bisen Biotech and Biopharma (P) Ltd. – a private equity venture which focuses on diagnostic solutions for widespread diseases. Professor Bisen is also the Chairman of the Vikrant Group, which focuses on advancing technical education through technical institutes at Gwalior and Indore, India.
Dr. G.B.K.S. Prasad is a Professor of Biochemistry at Jiwaji University, India and possess over 25 yrs of experience as a teacher and researcher in the field of Medical Biotechnology. He teaches Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Biotechnology to Postgraduate students at Jiwaji University and published over 50 research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. He was at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene as a Commonwealth Staff Fellow. The focus of his research is Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.