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Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications

Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications

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Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications covers the review of recent developments in biotechnology and international authorship presents global issues that help in our understanding of the role of biotechnology in solving important scientific and societal problems for the benefit of mankind and environment. A balanced coverage of basic molecular biology and practical applications, relevant examples, colored illustrations, and contemporary applications of biotechnology provide students and researchers with the tools and basic knowledge of biotechnology. In our effort to introduce students and researchers to cutting edge techniques and applications of biotechnology, we dedicated specific chapters to such emerging areas of biotechnology as Emerging Dynamics of Brassinosteroids Research, Third generation green energy, Bioremediation, Metal Organic Frameworks: New smart materials for biological application, Bioherbicides, Biosensors, Fetal Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Animal forensics. Biotechnology: Prospects and Applications will be highly useful for students, teachers and researchers in all disciplines of life sciences, agricultural sciences, medicine, and biotechnology in universities, research stations and biotechnology companies. The book features broader aspects of the role of biotechnology in human endeavor. It also presents an overview of prospects and applications while emphasizing modern, cutting-edge, and emerging areas of biotechnology.Further, it providesthe readers with a comprehensive knowledge of topics in food and agricultural biotechnology, microbial biotechnology, environmental biotechnology and animal biotechnology. The chapters have been written with special reference to the latest developments in above broader areas of biotechnology that impact the biotechnology industry. A list of references at the end of each chapter is provided for the readers to learn more about a particular topic. Typically, these references include basic research, research papers, review articles and articles from the popular literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132229285
Publisher: Springer India
Publication date: 11/04/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 315
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. R. K. Salar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biotechnology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India. He received postdoctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Education, Slovak Republic, to pursue his post doctorate from Department of Biochemical Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia and visited several other countries including Japan, Norway, Austria, Hungary etc. His current interests are in fermentation technology and harnessing medicinal values of plants and microbes. Dr. Salar also received several research and development projects from UGC, New Delhi, HSCST, Chandigarh and International travel grant from DST, New Delhi. He is a reviewer of Journal of Basic Microbiology, Annals of Applied Biology (Wiley-VCH, Germany) and Frontiers in Life Sciences (Taylor & Francis, UK).

Dr. S.K. Gahlawat, Ph.D., isa Professor at the Department of Biotechnology and Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India. He has been awarded Boyscast fellowship and DBT Overseas Associateship for doing postdoctoral research in FRS Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK. He has received several R&D projects from UGC, ICAR and Haryana Govt. His research interests include development of molecular diagnostic methods for bacterial and viral diseases. He is a referee of International Journal of Aquaculture, The Netherlands and Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Dr. P. Siwach, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India. She has received R&D projects from UGC, New Delhi. Her current research areas include molecular marker analysis for improvement of quality traits, micropropagation and biochemical characterization of medicinal plants.

Dr. J.S. Duhan, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, India. He has received R&D projects from UGC and CSIR, New Delhi. His specialization includes microbial biotechnology and biological nitrogen fixation.

Table of Contents

Section - I: Agriculture and Food Biotechnology.- 1. Emerging Dynamics of Brassinosteroids Research.- 2. Molecular Basis of Salt Tolerance in Wheat and Other Crop Plants.- 3. Role of Biotechnology for Commercial Production of Fruit crops.- 4. Starch: its functional, in vitro digestibility, modification and applications.- 5. Molecular strategies for improving mineral density and bioavailability in rice.- 6. Hairy root cultures of Medicinal Trees: a viable alternative for commercial production of high value secondary metabolites.- 7. Precision phenotyping for mapping of traits for abiotic stress tolerance in crops.- Section - II: Microbial Biotechnology.- 8. Physiology of free and immobilised brewer’s yeast in stress conditions.- 9. Biofuels from Green Microalgae.- 10. Molecular Diversity of Rhizobial and Non rhizobial Bacteria from Nodules of Cool season Legumes.- 11. Bacteriocins from Lactic Acid Bacteria.- 12.Third generation green energy: Cyanobacteria key to production of sustainable energy through metabolic engineering.- Section - III: Environmental Biotechnology.- 13. Bioremediation of PCB-Contaminated Sediments and Adaptive Mechanisms of Bacterial Degraders Exposed to PCBs.- 14. Metal Organic Frameworks: New smart materials for biological application.- 15. Potential Bioherbicides: Indian perspectives.- 16. Nitrite Biosensors: Analytical Tools for Determination of Toxicity due to presence of nitrite ions.- V. Dhull, A. Gahlaut, A. Gothwal, J.S. Duhan and V. Hooda 17. Evaluation of low cost biotechnology for community based domestic water treatment.- Section - IV: Animal Biotechnology.- 18. Whole genome sequencing strategies and development of Orbivirus sequence database: implications for novel dsRNA virus detection.- 19. Fetal Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Farm Animals –Applications in Health and Production.- 20. Animal forensics and applications.- 21. Rapid detection of viruses using loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP): A Review.

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