Recent Advances in Biotechnology


Sanket J. Joshi and Geetha S. J. (Editors)
Department of Biology, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Series: Recent Trends in Biotechnology
BISAC: SCI008000

The biotechnology as we know today is the perfect amalgam of ‘Biology’ and its applications by utilizing advances in different fields such as engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics/information technology. Recent advances and developments in areas such as nanotechnology, molecular biology and OMICS, synthetic-biology, and genetic engineering tools further pave the way to achieve different selective criteria and development of ‘tailor-made’ microbe-metabolites that can be effectively applied for different applications. The presence of biotechnology has reached beyond academics research in microorganisms, plants and animals to different ‘day-to-day’ applications in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, green-nanotechnology, petroleum industry and environmental applications, to list a few.

It is worth mentioning the impact of substantial academic and industrial research and developments in last decade on several attributes of different branches of biotechnology, especially in nanotechnology for health and enzyme research, environmental applications, applications of extremophiles, proteomics, uses of toxins, and many more remarkable fields. In the current book, researchers highlighted such emerging technological advances and their applications. The current book was compiled with the help of leading biotechnologists from the Middle East and India, with the objective of providing recent developments in global status and opportunities of biotechnology. This book will prove to be a useful and timely contribution to both academic and industrial researchers from diverse biological background all over the world.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




Chapter 1. Applications of Metal Nanoparticles to Combat Biofilm Forming ESKAPE Pathogens
(Karishma Pardesi, Anupama Pable, Diksha Bhagat and Surekha Satpute, Department of Microbiology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra, India)

Chapter 2. Laccases in Nano-Biotechnology: Recent Trends and Advanced Applications
(Darshan M. Rudakiya and Akshaya Gupte, Department of Microbiology, N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Mota Bazar, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 3. Botox®: Paragon for a Common Person Concerning Cosmetic and Clinical Therapies
(Misba Saiyed, Anjum Banu and Anupama Shrivastav, Parul Institute of Applied science, Microbiology Department, Parul University, Limda, Waghodiya, Vadodara, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 4. Protein Modeling: A Review of Procedures
(Kush K. Mehta, Anoop R. Markande and Kirankumar G. Patel, C.G. Bhakta Institute of Biotechnology, Uka Tarsadia University, Maliba Campus, Bardoli Mahuva Road, Tarsadi, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Diversity and Importance of Halophiles in Fermented Foods
(Aparna Singh and Anil Kumar Singh, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Global Status of Biotechnology: Opportunities for GCC
(Avnish Pareek, Mohd. Zafar, Taqi Ahmed Khan, Shamshad Ahmad Khan and Sanket J. Joshi, Department of Applied Biotechnology, Ministry of Higher Education, Sur College of Applied Sciences, Oman, and others)

Chapter 7. Chemistry and Applications of Microemulsion Based Organogel: A Way Forward to Future Sciences
(Janki Trivedi, Yogesh Patel and Urvish Chhaya, Department of Microbiology, N. V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 8. Recent Advances in Cellulase Production
(Kalidoss Subramanian and Nallusamy Sivakumar, Department of Microbiology, J.J. College of Arts and Science, Pudukkottai, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Methane Recovery from Landfills: Recent Technological Advances
(Biswanath Mahanty, Ramkumar Lakshmi Narayanan, Shishir Kumar Behera and Mohd. Zafar, Department of Biotechnology, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, India, and others)

Chapter 10. The Degradation of Plastic by Microorganisms: A Way for a Bright Future
(Sharmin Mehmood Kazi, Anjum Khan and Anupama Shrivastav, Parul Institute of Applied Sciences, Microbiology Department, Parul University, Limda, Waghodiya, Vadodara, Gujarat, India)

Chapter 11. Potential of Bacteria for Biological Decolorization and Degradation of Synthetic Dyes
(Yogesh Patel and Urvish Chhaya, Department of Microbiology, College of Basic Science and Humanities, Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University, Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India, and others)


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