Cyanobacteria: Life History, Ecology and Impact on Humans

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Rajeshwar P. Sinha, PhD., FSAB – Professor, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Series: Bacteriology Research Developments
BISAC: SCI006000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/STKS9486

Cyanobacteria are a rich source of several novel metabolites having the potential for drug development. They are a promising bioresource for application in sustainable agriculture, medicine, and green nanotechnology. Certain natural compounds of cyanobacteria such as mycosporine-like amino acids (MAAs) and scytonemin, having UV-absorbing/screening and antioxidative properties, could be biotechnologically exploited by the pharmaceutical industries for the development of natural sunscreens as well as antiaging medicines. This book encompasses the most recent knowledge and modern trends in the field of cyanobacterial research and their impact on humans. It provides a guide for beginners as well as advanced researchers in the field of cyanobacterial study.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Evolution and Ecological Significance of Cyanobacteria
Varsha K. Singh and Rajeshwar P. Sinha
Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 2.Cyanobacterial Life History
Deepak K. Singh1, Rajeshwar P. Sinha2 and Jainendra Pathak3
1Department of Botany, A.N.D. Kisan P.G. College, Babhnan (Affiliated to R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad), Gonda, India
2Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
3Department of Botany, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru College (Affiliated to Bundelkhand University, Jhansi), Banda, India

Chapter 3. Cyanobacterial Ecology and Systematics: Introduction of a Polyphasic Approach in Cyanobacterial Taxonomy
Sagarika Pal and Prashant Singh
Laboratory of Cyanobacterial Systematics and Stress Biology, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 4. Cyanobacteria: Role and Utilities in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environmental Sustainability
Varsha K. Singh, Neha Kumari, Jyoti Jaiswal and Rajeshwar P. Sinha
Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 5. Cyanobacteria as a Promising Bioresource for Applications in Sustainable Agriculture, Medicine, and Green Nanotechnology
Pritam Kaur1, Preeti Agarwal1, Darakshan Zabin2, Farheen Islam3, Aadrita Das4 and Garvita Singh1
1Department of Botany, Gargi College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
2School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA
3Department of Botany, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
4Department of Environmental Science, Tezpur University, Assam, India

Chapter 6. Mycosporine-Like Amino Acids: Multipurpose Stress-Relieving Secondary Metabolites in Marine Ecosystems
J. Devika1, Anu Gopinath1, Idrees Babu2 and Rajeshwar P. Sinha3
1Department of Aquatic Environment Management, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies, Kochi, Kerala, India
2Scientist, Department of Science andTechnology, Union Territory of Lakshadweep, Kavaratti, Lakshadweep, India
3Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 7. Natural Compounds Derived from Cyanobacteria: Potential Benefits and Applicability to Skin-Care
Hakuto Kageyama1,2, Masaki Honda1, Takashi Hibino1,2 and Rungaroon Waditee-Sirisattha3
1Faculty of Science and Technology, Meijo University, Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2Graduate School of Environmental and Human Sciences, Meijo University, Shiogamaguchi, Tenpaku-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
3Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University,
Payathai Road, Pathum-wan, Bangkok, Thailand

Chapter 8. Recent Advances in Cyanobacterial Photopigments and Their Role in Sustainable Development
Ashish P. Singh, Amit Gupta, Jyoti Jaiswal, Prashant R. Singh, Niharika Sahu and Rajeshwar P. Sinha
Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Chapter 9. Cyanobacteria for Novel Drug Development: A Computational Analysis
Niharika Sahu, Amit Gupta, Varsha K. Singh and Rajeshwar P. Sinha
Laboratory of Photobiology and Molecular Microbiology, Centre of Advanced Study in Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Editor’s ORCID iD

Rajeshwar P. Sinhahttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0112-6161