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Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics

  • Deals with the diversity and applications of microorganisms obtained from some few explored tropical world areas as forests, mangroves, sea and other water environments
  • The importance of tropical energy sources substituting petrol based on microbes is a point focused in some chapters as well the use of microbial genes to develop transgenic plants for several purposes
  • Presents a huge range of potential applications of microorganisms in tropical agriculture

By: João Lucio de Azevedo(Editor), Maria Carolina Quecine(Editor)

470 pages, 40 colour & 14 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Jun 2017 | #235567 | ISBN-13: 9783319558035
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Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics addresses the diversity of tropical microorganisms and its applications in agriculture, renewable energy production and environmental protection. It covers several tropical habitats such as rain forests, mangroves, sea and river waters and describes how microorganisms isolated from these regions can be used to control insects and plant diseases, to improve sugar cane and biofuels production among other applications. Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics also aims to bring researchers' attention to the potential of tropical microorganisms for biotechnological purposes, an area that is still far from being well explored.


Part I. Microorganisms in tropical environments
Chapter 1. Diversity and Technological aspects of microorganisms from semi-arid environments
Chapter 2. Why study endophytic fungal community associated with cacti species?
Chapter 3. Diversity and biotechnological potential of endophytic microorganisms associated with tropical mangrove forests
Chapter 4. Endophytic microorganisms of the tropical savannah: a promising source of bioactive molecules
Chapter 5. Overview on Biodiversity, Chemistry and Biotechnnological potential of microorganisms from the Brazilian Amazon
Chapter 6. Diversity and prospection of South Atlantic Ocean Microorganisms

Part II. Tropical Microorganisms and biotechnological applications
Chapter 7. Tropical Cyanobacterial and Biotechnological applications
Chapter 8. Induction of crypitc metabolites production through epigenetic tailoringin Colletotrichum gloeosporioides isolated from Sygidium commune
Chapter 9. Secondary metabolites of endophytic microorganisms: techniques and biotechnological approaches

Part III. Agricultural and livestock microorganisms in the tropics
Chapter 10. Diversity and function of endophytic microbial community of plants with economical potential
Chapter 11. Importance of mycorhizae in tropical soils
Chapter 12. Diversity and importance of diazotrophic bacteria in agricultural sustainability in the tropics
Chapter 13. Describing the unexplored microorganisms associated with guarana: a typical tropical plant
Chapter 14. Beneficial microorganisms associated to sugarcane crop: the green gold for clean energy

Part IV. Microorganisms: Promises and challenges
Chapter 15. Translating endophyte research to applications: prospects and challenges
Chapter 16. Ecological aspects on ruminal microbiome
Chapter 17. Evolution of yeast selection for fuel ethanol: breaking paradigmas
Chapter 18. Genetically modified organisms in Brazil: challenges and perspectives

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