Lakes of Africa: Microbial Diversity and Sustainability examines microbial ecosystems in African lakes, including the history and formation of African lakes. The book describes how environmental stressors – including seasonal variations, climate change, and anthropogenic activities – affect microbial ecosystem dynamics in African lakes and the microbial responses to these stressors. The book explores and evaluates extremophiles in African lakes, including industrial biotechnology applications. The book highlights challenges facing microbial ecology in African lakes, as well as the design of models for solving these problems and predicting the future of lake microbial ecosystem sustainability.
1. History and formation of African lakes
2. Microbes and sustainability of African Lake
3. Exploring and phylogenetic characterization of microbial communities in African lakes.
4. Genomics of microbial communities in African Lakes
5. Microbial ecosystem dynamics and seasonal changes in African lakes
6. Microbial ecosystem and climate changes in African lakes
7. Geomicrobiology of African Lakes
8. Phytoplankton assemblage of African lakes
9. Prokaryotic communities in African lakes and water quality
10. Microbes and pollution in African lakes
11. Plankton and fish nutrition in African Lakes
12. Microbial community and Fish diseases in African lakes
13. Microbiology and microbial ecology of African desert lakes
14. Extremophiles in African brine lakes
15. African lakes as natural resources for microbial biotechnology
16. Problems and Challenges in microbial ecology of African lakes
17. Microbial modelling in African Lakes
Mostafa El-Sheekh is a Professor of Phycology at Tanta University, Egypt. He has nearly 35 years of experience in research and teaching in the field of algae, microbiology and its applications. Dr El-Sheekh served as the Dean and Vice Dean Faculty of Science, at Tanta University, Egypt and as a cultural counsellor in the Egyptian Embassy in Yemen and Uzbekistan. He holds a PhD in Phycology from Tanta University and Göttingen University, Germany as a Chanel System fellowship. He is the recipient of fellowships in Hungary, India, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Japan. He is the author of more than 160 papers and, 7 book chapters, and 2 books. He also serves as an editorial member and reviewer for more than 60 peer-reviewed journals. He has published many papers on the production of biodiesel, ethanol and hydrogen from algae. He has also 2 book chapters on biodiesel production from microalgae and one book on renewable energy.
Professor Hosam Elsaied is the chair of the Genetics and Genetic Engineering department at the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, NIOF, Egypt. Dr Elsaied has developed a patent for a gene screening system for the collection of microbial adaptive genes to several aquatic environmental stresses such as pollution, etc. In 2015-2018 Dr Elsaied had a project from the Egypt Science and Technology Developing Fund, STDF, for the mass production of genetically engineered planktons, useful for several industrial applications. Currently, Dr Elsaied is preparing the Blue Gene Bank of Egypt, BGBE, for genome analyses and germplasm preservation of Egyptian aquatic biota. Dr Elsaied has published in numerous journals, he participated in more than 50 conferences and co-authored two books. He is among the editorial board members of several journals, such as the Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research, EJAR, a member of the International Society of Marine Biotechnology, and the International Society of Aquaculture.