Recent Advances in Microbiology. Volume 3

NC Gautam (Editor)
Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramodaya University, Satna, MP, India

Shree Prakash Tiwari, Ph.D. (Editor)
Department of Microbiology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India

Rajesh Sharma, Ph.D. (Editor)
Department of Microbiology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India

Series: Recent Advances in Microbiology
BISAC: SCI045000

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Microbiology as a science has expanded by leaps and bounds in the past few decades due to advancements in sophisticated instrumentation and recombinant DNA technology, which added a new dimension and revealed an understanding of the subject at the molecular level. Microorganisms are highly ubiquitous in nature and manifold in their activity. Interest in microbiology increased quite significantly due to the wide application of microorganisms in studying different biological processes. An attempt has been made to introduce the readers to several areas of microbiology and microbial biotechnology, and to provide insight into basic concepts of biology and practical applications of microorganisms. To assist the readers in understanding the text, several illustrations and figures have been incorporated in the current volume.

The topics covered in this volume are arranged in such a way as to maintain the thread of continuity with Volumes One and Two as well as to make it easy for those who are not acquainted with Volumes One and Two of the series. The editors believe that the previous book of the series, Recent Advances in Microbiology, Volumes One and Two, would also be helpful to readers in strengthening their concepts about different areas of microbiology and microbial biotechnology. The present volume has been complied with the help of leading microbiologists from India and other countries, with an objective of providing current developments in the field of microbiology. This book will be useful for under- and postgraduate students, academicians, researchers and laboratory personnel from disciplines like microbiology, biochemistry, veterinary science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, food science, environmental science, industrial microbiology and other allied biological sciences.

Preface

Chapter 1. From Leeuwenhoek to Craig Venter
(R. Sharma, Rishi Srivastava, R. K. Singh and S.P. Tiwari, Department of Biotechnology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Microbes and Their Metabolites as a Rich Source of Antioxidants: An Overview
(Meenakshi Tiwari and Om Prakash Narayan, Department of Biochemistry, VBS Purvanchal University Jaunpur, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Production of Natural Vanilla from Ferulic Acid Using Biotransformation Tools
(Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Ashish Sachan, Adinpunya Mitra, Shashank Mishra, Meenakshi Kullu and A. S. Vidyarthi, Department of Biotechnology, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India, and others)

Chapter 4. Survival of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
(Anurag Yadav and Kususm Yadav, College of Basic Science & Humanities, SD Agricultural University, SK Nagar, Gujarat, India, and others)

Chapter 5. Antimicrobial Inheritance of Milk and Milk Products
(Dinesh Chandra Rai and Tanweer Alam, Dept of A. H. & Dairying, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP, India, and others)

Chapter 6. How Psychrophiles Survive Cold: Molecular Mechanisms and Industrial Applications
(Prachi Bhargava, Ravindra Soni and Reeta Goel, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, AUUP, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 7. Production and Potential Applications of Single Cell Protein
(D. V. Singh, P. Pathak, P. Malviya and U. P. Singh, Department of Botany, Udai Pratap College ( Autonomous), MGK Vidyapith, Varanasi, UP, India and others)

Chapter 8. Infra-Red Spectroscopy: Concerning the Scope of Food Microbiology
(Pranita Jaiswal, Manpreet Kaur Grewal, Shyam Narayan Jha and Rishi Bhardwaj, Agricultural Structures and Environmental Control Division, Central Institute of Postharvest Engineering & Technology, Ludhiana, India)

Chapter 9. Brain-Infecting Microorganisms
(Vaibhav Mishra, Akanksha Srivastava, Haushila Prasad Pandey and Gautam Palit, Division of Pharmacology, CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, U.P, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Nanotechnology in the Detection of Pathogenic Microorganisms
(Pradeep Kumar and Vandana Rai, Department of Biotechnology, VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur, India)

Chapter 11. An Overview on Soil Microorganisms Pathogenic to Vegetable Crops: Detection, Development and Management
(Bineet Kumar Sharma, Rakesh Kumar Rai and Sujoy Saha, ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India)

Index

Keywords: Microbiology, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), Psychrophiles, Nano Particles, IR Spectroscopy

Audience: Post Graduate students and researchers in the field of agriculture, medical, veterinary, industrial and food microbiology.

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