The application of microbial biotechnology to horticulture is of great importance, because it has the potential to increase productivity, to enhance quality and shelf-life of the produce and to develop novel techniques in food processing and for conversion of horticultural wastes into renewal energy sources. In addition, a wide array of scientific activities and resulting associated products, including biofertilizers, biological N2-fixation, microbial pesticides and microbial bio-control agents against plant pathogens focus at the interface between applied microbiology and horticulture. This volume attempts to highlight some of the significant aspects of the subjects.
* Microbial Biotechnology in Horticulture - An Overview: O.P. Ward and R.C. Ray; * Utilization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Horticulture: D.J. Bagyaraj et al.; * Nitrogen (N2) Fixation in Vegetable Legumes: Biotechnological Perspectives: H.H. Zahran; * Microbial Control of Plant Pathogens of Horticultural Crops - An Overview: J. Helbig; * Biological Control of Plant Diseases by Natural and Genetically Engineered Fluorescent Pseudomonas spp.: C.S. Nautiyal; * Microbial Control of Postharvest Diseases of Fruits and Vegetables: Current Concepts and Future Outlook: Shi-Ping Tian; * Bacillus thuringiensis Use in Horticulture: A Molecular Perspective: V. Sekar and P. Sekar; * Microbiology of Potatoes and Potato Products: C.H. Doan et al.; * Microbiology of Fresh and Minimally Processed Vegetables: M.L. Bari et al.; * Microbial Technology of Fermented Vegetables: D. Montet; * Post Harvest Microbial Biotechnology of Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: R.C. Ray and O.P. Ward; * Cassava Fermentation in Latin America: Fermented Starch and Flour: An Overview: M.P. Cereda and O.F. Vilpoux; * Microbial Starch Converting Enzymes of the a-Amylase Family: A. Tonkova; * Mushroom: Production, Disease, Management and Processing: T.H. Quimio; * Production of Renewable Energy from Agricultural and Horticultural Substrates and Wastes: O.P. Ward et al.