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About this book
About this book
In agriculture, microbial biotechnology covers a wide array of subjects ranging from biofertilizers to biological control of pests and diseases; from biological N 2 -fixation to lignocellulose degradation; from production of biomass and biofuels to genetically engineered plants. Similarly, microbial biotechnology in aquaculture touches several aspects such as biofilms, bioprocessing of biomaterials (metabolites, enzymes, proteins, exopolysaccharides, etc.), application of biofertilizers, probiotics, bio-remediation of contaminated water, etc. This book is an attempt to highlight the significant aspects of the vast subject area like application of microbial biotechnology in agriculture and aquaculture.
Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture - An Overview - R.C. Ray and S. Edison; Biotechnology of Soil Enzymes - Antonietta Fioretto and Amodio Fuggi; Rhizobial Nitrogen Fixation in Agriculture - Biotechnological Perspectives - Hamdi H. Zahran; The Agro-industrial Productions Valorization - The Possible Role of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi - Elvira Rea and Monica Tullio; Microbial Biotechnology of Sulfur in Agriculture - Ales Lettl; Interactions among Beneficial Soil Microorganisms - H.P. Singh; Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Agricultural Production in Arid Soils - A.V. Rao; Soil Microbial Biomass and Activity - Lasting Impact of Agricultural De-intensification - Christoph Emmerling; Use of Microbial Biofertilizers for Sustainable Aquaculture/Fish Culture - S.K. Garg and Anita Bhatnagar; Actinomycetes Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture - Julie D. Tan, Fusao Tomita and Kozo Asano; Trichoderma - Systematics, Molecular Taxonomy and Agricultural and Industrial Applications - S. Sriram and R.C. Ray; Biological Control of Soil-borne Sclerotial Pathogens using Fluorescent Pseudomonads - Shivani Bhatia et al. Biotechnology Applied for the Utilization of Lignocellulose Biomass - Lucia R. Durrant; Use of Microbes in Managing Post-harvest Crop Residues - Sugarcane Residue as a Case Study - R. Boopathy; Microbial Technology for Bioethanol Production from Agricultural Forestry Wastes - Owen P. Ward and Ajay Singh.