Microbes, Environment and Human Welfare

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Tilak Saha (Editor)
Assistant Professor (Senior), Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, India

Bipransh Kumar Tiwary (Editor)
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj, West Bengal, India

Series: Recent Trends in Biotechnology
BISAC: SCI010000

The book entitled “Microbes, Environment and Human Welfare” is divided into fifteen chapters that cover various aspects of microorganism-based biotechnology, including recent methodologies such as advanced molecular techniques, as well developments in classical microbiological techniques. The authors also explain how the latest and classical techniques are being used in modern-day microbial biotechnology. All chapters were written by experts from prominent universities, research laboratories, and institutes around the globe. Above all, they focus on recent advances in microbial technology that promote the welfare of living beings and the environment.
Microbes in human welfare from different angles starting from source of antibiotics to fermented food to production of biofuel have been discussed with environmental relevance. Separate chapters discussing the use of microbes for remedy of environmental problems help the book to stand with the moto of sustainable development and protection of nature. Global problem in clinical microbiology is discussed with plausible novel remedial approaches. Further, it explains how and why microbes play an important role in preserving the welfare of living beings and the environment. Many bacteria play a significant part in cleaning our environment by detoxifying various xenobiotic compounds, while several microbes produce secondary metabolites that are useful to human beings. (Imprint: Nova)

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Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Antibiotic Resistance: Genesis, Germs and the Way Forward
(Sandipan Mukherjee, Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India)

Chapter 2. Microbe-Mediated Remediation of Heavy Metal Contamination
(Palas Samanta, PhD, Apurba R. Ghosh, PhD, and Jinho Jung, PhD, Department of Environmental Science, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, University of North Bengal, Dhupguri, West Bengal, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Microbes in Extreme Environments
(Masrure Alam, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Aliah University, New Town, Kolkata, India)

Chapter 4. Gut Microbes, Inflammation and Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus in Human: An Intricate Relationship
(Amlan Jyoti Ghosh and Tilak Saha, PhD, Laboratory of Immunology and Microbiology, Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 5. Quorum Quenchers: Next Generation Antibacterials
(Manab Deb Adhikari and Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Department of Biotechnology, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Emergence of Antimicrobial Resistance: Need for Alternate Therapies
(Y. Kumar, PhD, A. Sharma and A. K. Tahlan, MD, National Salmonella and Escherichia Center, Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India)

Chapter 7. Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria as an Alternative Source of Costly Chemical Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture
(L. Verma, A. Chhetri, V. Dwivedi, P. Mehra and B. K. Pandey, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Bioremediation: A Green Approach to Prevent the Plastic Hazards
(Bapi Ray Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 9. Traditional Indian Fermented Food and Their Health Promoting Effects
(Shankar Prasad Sha and Kriti Ghatani, Department of Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Sikkim University, Tadong, Sikkim, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Soil Microbiome and Sustainable Agriculture – Role of Soil-Fauna
(Tilak Saha, PhD, Laboratory of Immunology and Microbiology, Department of Zoology, University of North Bengal, Siliguri, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 11. Recombinant Protein Production in E. Coli Host
(Rinka Sanatan Pramanik and Gopal Jee Gopal, PhD, C. G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Bardoli, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 12. Bacillus Thuringiensis Based Biopesticides: An Overview
(Bipransh Kumar Tiwary, Swagata Nag and Manab Deb Adhikari, Department of Microbiology, North Bengal St. Xavier’s College, Rajganj, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Management of Invasive Weeds and Leaf Litter through Vermicomposting (Perionyx excavatus)
(Susmita Debnath and Priyasankar Chaudhuri, Department of Zoology, Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura, India)

Chapter 14. Microbial Phytases in Combating Phosphorus Pollution and Managing Agricultural Phosphorus
(Moushree Pal Roy, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Ananda Chandra College, Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 15. Application of Microbes in Biofuel Production: Principles and Practices
(Bikram Basak, Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea)

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