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Ecoplaning, Biodiversity and Climate Change
Asha Gupta
Human-induced climatic changes and greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere are already having observable impacts on ecosystems and species. A Climate-smart management plan for actively managing the viability of ecosystems as the climate changes has t ..more


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Applied Microbiology
Sampat Nehra
Microorganisms are capable of producing a great variety of substances that have commercial value. Many industrial processes are based on microorganisms as the source of some desirable substance or biochemical change. All major groups of microorganisms hav ..more


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Fermentation Biotechnology of Organic Acids and Amino Acids
H. A. Modi
Organic acids and amino acids are used in large volume by both food and chemical industries. Organic acids can be utilized to produce natural food additives and value-added chemicals such as biodegradable polymers, acrylic acid, propylene glycol, 1-4-bula ..more


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Industrial Solvents Biotechnology
H. A. Modi
Industrial solvents are used as component ingredients in formulated products or as processing aids in manufacturing. Annual U.S. solvents demand is about 12 billion pounds valued at about five billion dollars. Demand will grow modestly but the mix of solv ..more


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Plant Biodiversity Utilization and Biotechnology
A. Bijalwan
This book on Plant Biodiversity Utilization and Biotechnology covers the significant and most challenging aspect of biodiversity. The book incorporates the valuable topics on molecular diversity, tree improvement technology, agro-technology, phyto-remedia ..more


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Microbial Inoculants and Biofertilizer Technology
H.A. Modi
Biofixation of elements by several microbes such as fungi (mycorrhizae), bacteria (Azotobacter, Azospirillum and Rhizobium) or actinomycetes (Frankia) are blended or mixed in organic matter and this mixture is termed as “Biofertilizers”. Biofertilizer is an organic product containing a specific microbe (microbial inoculant) in concentrated form which is derived either from the nodules of plant roots or from the soil of root zone (rhizosphere). They possess unique ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen either living symbiotically with the roots of legumes or non-symbiotically (free-living) or to transform native soil nutrients such as phosphorus, zinc, copper, iron, sulphur etc. from the non-usable (fixed) to usable form through biological processes. India is one of the leading and important countries in biofertilizer production and consumption in the world. The book “Microbial Inoculants and Biofertilizer Technology” is enriched with 17 Chapters and 5 Appendices, Glossary as well as Selected Bibliography. The contents include: 1. Integrated Plant Nutrient Management (IPNM) 2. A Brief to Biofertilizers 3. Biofertilizer Production Technology 4. An overview of Biological Nitrogen Fixation 5. Non-symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation 6. Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation 7. Genetics of Nitrogen Fixation 8. Rhizobium Inoculants 9. Frankia Inoculants 10. Azolla Inoculants 11. Azotobacter Inoculants 12. Azospirillum Inoculums 13. Cyanobacteria Inoculants 14. Phosphate Solubilizing Microorganisms 15. Phosphate Mobilizers—Mycorrhizae 16. Phosphate Absorbers—VAM 17. Foliar Biofertilizers This book will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Agriculture Sciences and Technology as well as other basic science courses like Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Sciences, Food Sciences where this subject forms a part of its applied microbiology curricula. This book will also be proved as an useful reference to get first hand information on biofertilizers for the people who are working or interested in entreprenuring biofertilizer production units. ..more


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Food Additives
H.A. Modi
In food processing and preservation, certain chemical substances called “food additives” are used. These are meant to enhance the overall acceptability of the food in appearance and colour, flavour and texture, mouthfeel and in some cases the nutritive value. Preservatives contribute another class of additives whose main function is the extension of shelf-life by preventing spoilage of food products due to their anti-microbial activities. Food additives have to keep pace with the fast growing food industry in India and elsewhere in the world. With many chemical additives being banned, the need for natural alternatives is being felt. Some of these additives are produced at present by fermentation technology while others have possibility of production using biotechnology and genetic engineering techniques in future. These and related aspects of various food additives have been reviewed in twenty five chapters of this book. The contents includes : Biotechnology and Food Industry • Introduction to Food Additives • Acidulants • Lipid Antioxidants • Emulsifiers and Stabilisers • Microbial Polysaccharides as Thickeners • Food Colours • Humectants • Amino Acids as Nutrient Supplements • Sweeteners and HFCS • High Intensity Sweeteners • Scope and Development of Flavour Industry • Natural Flavourings and Essences • Spices and Herbs • Vanilla and Vanillin • Natural Aroma Formation during Food Processing • Biotechnological Production of Flavours • Flavour Enhancers : Nucleosides, Nucleotides and MSG • Organic Acid Preservatives • Non-Acid Antimicrobial Preservatives • Antimicrobial Preservatives of Microbial Origin • Antimicrobial Enzymes as Preservatives • Miscellaneous Food Additives of Microbial Origin • Enzymes in Food Processing Industry • Microbial Surfactants in Food Applications • Bibliography • Index It will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Food Science and Technology, Dairy Science and Technology, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Home Sciences, Food Nutrition and Home Economics as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. ..more


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Plant Tissue Culture Manual : Fundamentals and Applications in Biotechnology
A. Pareek
The Book “Plant Tissue Culture Manual : Fundamentals and Applications in Biotechnology” covers most of the important areas of present-day plant biotechnology, beginning from plant tissue culture media preparation to transgenic plant production and related molecular biology protocols. It would be helpful for teachers in formulating their own practical protocols using different model plant systems. This book includes the principles, theoretical background and the basis for each protocol. This approach has been adopted to help the learners and researchers modify their procedures to develop their own protocols and methods utilizing the proven protocols included in the book. The book provides laboratory exercises in plant tissue culture that demonstrate major educational concepts. The experiments can be conducted with a variety of plant materials that are available year round from easily accessible sources. Each chapter is devoted to a separate aspect of plant tissue culture and the chapters are arranged in the order of increasing technical complexity. The opening chapters present a brief historical survey of the field of plant tissue culture, a background in sterilization techniques. Various components of the nutrient medium have been dealt in greater detail. The text deals with the experimental details of each and every technique. The protocols have been simplified legibly to include details and notes, that we hope will help the user avoid unnecessary errors and confusion. All the applications of plant tissue culture have been very well discussed and the techniques associated with them are described in detail. ..more


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Crop Improvement: Biotechnological, Physiological and Nanotechnological Approaches
C.P. Malik
The present volume “Crop Improvement: Physiological, Biotechnological and Nanotechnological Approaches”is compiled to recount recent contributions in the varied fields of crop improvement especially focusing on the role of plant physiology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. A perusal of various titles comprising this volume shows that they cover : Tailoring Crop Plants for Adverse Conditions via Transgenic Approach, Genomic Tools in Crop Improvement, Diversity Arrays Technology (DArT) Markers - Accelerating Crop Improvement, Improving Nutritional Qualities of Food Crops, Recent Advances in Phylogenetic Relationships Among the U-triangle Six Brassica L. Species, Sugar-Mediated Signal Transduction: Role in Assimilate Allocation and Transport, Plant Peptides: New Modulators of Plant Growth and Development, and Nanotechnology – A New Revolution in Agriculture The ten articles cover wide varieties of topics (biotechnology (7), Plant physiology (2) and nanotechnology (1). The topics are bound to whip up enthusiasm among the readers and create eagerness to dwell into new information and insights, especially with the speed of new discoveries being made regularly. The book is useful for postgraduates and researchers in plant biotechnology, plant physiology and related areas e.g. biosciences, agriculture, food sciences, biochemistry etc. It would also be of interest to agriculture scientists as well as professionals working in the plant biotechnology industry. ..more


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Tools and Techniques of Biotechnology
M. Debnath
THE discovery of antibiotics and the need to develop “process fermentation” led to striking new developments in fermentation technology and to the coining of the term “Biotechnology”. Biotechnology is the use of microorganisms, cells or cell components to make a product. The field of Biotechnology is growing quickly. Its tools are powerful and its impact is increasingly evident in agriculture, environment, medicine and in daily life. This book deals with the various tools and techniques of Biotechnology. The subject matter is beautifully depicted in 8 units consisting of 28 chapters. Broadly, the various units cover tools and techniques of cell biology, separation of biomolecules and the physical method applied to understand the molecular structure of macromolecules. The other topics include radiochemical techniques, spectroscopic techniques and physical techniques for imaging biological structures, analytical techniques and tools of molecular biology with special emphasis on genetic engineering. Each chapter begins with a chapter outline and an introduction. The entire chapter contains a historical layout of discoveries and development in that field of biotechnology. Each chapter in this book is meticulously designed and well illustrated to make the understanding of the subject easy. This book combines the best of the theoretical aspects as well as some of the practical methodology. The book promises to be a complete book on tools and techniques of Biotechnology for the undergraduate and postgraduate programme, particularly for the students of Biotechnology including Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Botany, Zoology and other allied sciences. ..more


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Plant Tissue Culture and Applied Plant Biotechnology
A. KumarS. Roy
Plant biotechnology, especially genetic transformation, represents one of powerful tools for the improvement of various important crops through introduction of foreign genes into the plant genome. The present book aims at bringing out concise account of applications of plant biotechnology and role of plant tissue culture in it. The book has 4 sections. The first section deals with recent developments in use of Agrobacterium mediated gene transfer in some of the recalcitrant plant species like Mulberry, Oil palm, Cork oak and Neem using plant tissue culture. Two candidate genes have the potential to control plant height from the oil palm ESTs database. Some of the recent most successful strategies in cork oak propagation are summarized and factors involved in the control of oak somatic embryogenesis which includes data on cryopreservation, transformation and genetic fidelity strategies are presented. Somaclonal variants can appear among regenerants after in vitro tissue culture and there is special chapter on detecting them using molecular marker techniques to check DNA methylation variation. A review of in vitro flowering provides a model system for studying and conducting in vitro breeding. Cryopreservation techniques to various types of medicinal plant cultures including isolated roots, cultures of undifferentiated cells, embryogenic tissues and shoot tips of in vitro plants are presented in detail. Second section of the book deals with abiotic stress of salinity and biotic stress of plant nematode interaction at molecular level and determine genes involved in it. There is specific section on plant microbe interaction. The genetic framework underlying light and circadian developmental control in perennial fruit species has been devised by in silico analyses of sequence and motif conservation, expression profiling and candidate gene mapping. This book is unique in several respects, most important being the attempt to provide examples of genetic modification of recalcitrant tree species, providing insight in to fundamental as well as applied aspects of plant tissue culture and elaborating on various examples of applied plant biotechnology. The book is aimed towards students teachers and researchers of botany, plant biotechnology, horticulture, agriculture, forestry and engineering institutions and industry. ..more


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Food Bioprocessing
H. A. Modi
Presently food industry imploys bio based processes which account of 95 per cent of the industrial applications of living systems. The total annual turnover in bio based processes can be assumed to be over 100 billion dollars, constituting major share from alcholic fermented beverages and fermented milk and food products. Food technology, or, better, food process enginering, Should be based on a profound understanding of the physical or (bio) chemical mechanisms, underlying the processes and conversions related to food processing. Microbial activity in fermented food makes them more attractive in terms of appreance and flavours; more appetizing and easily digestible’ enhancing keeping qualities and shelf-life and providing calories, vitamins, enzymes, etc. The present book “Food Bioprocessing” attempts to explain basic concepts involved in food-processing industry and should prove of help to all students and professionals engaged in food-processing industry and business. The cotents include: 1. The Overview of Food Microbiology 2. Principles of Human Nutrition 3. Fermented Foods 4. Biosurfactants in Food Bioprocessing 5. Probiotics 6. Quality Criteria for Foods 7. Quality Assurance and Production Control in Food-Processing Industry 8. Microbial Analysis of Food 9. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points Appendix A : Application of Genetic Engineering in Food Bioprocessing Appendix B: Microbial Biomass : Single-Cell Protein Appendix C: Traditional Fermented Foods of India Bibliography & Index This book is useful to students pursuing U.G. and P.G. courses in Food Science and Technology, Home Science, Food Nutrition, Home Economics as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. ..more


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Plant Genetic Transformation & Molecular Markers
Ashwani Kumar
Large number of transgenic crop plants have now been released for commercial production using transformation technologies. Virus-mediated, chemical mediated microinjection, electroporation, particle-bombardment and other transformation methods are routinely used. However, problems are associated with stable integration and reliable expression of the DNA after integration. Genetic analysis of plants is a basic requirement for studies in genetics and plant breeding. Marker, be it morphological, biochemical or molecular, play a key role in genetic studies. With the increasing availability of information on genome sequences for different plant species, the sequence specific molecular markers (e.g. SNP, TRAP) are becoming more important and useful over the random DNA markers (e.g. RAPD, DAF). This book provides deep insight into the molecular techniques of genetic transformation and the application of molecular markers, used to scrutinize DNA sequence variation(s) in and among the crop species and create new sources of genetic variation by introducing new and favourable traits from landraces and related crop species. Examples are from crop and horticultural plants including rice, sugarcane etc. The book also covers nanotechnology and its application in plant biotechnology. This book is unique in several respects, the most important being the attempt to deal with all the topics in depth and to find molecular aspects of different processes of plant genetic transformation and molecular markers and is aimed towards the students, researchers and teachers in the field of plant biotechnology in Universities, Agricultural and Horticultural, Engineering Institutions and Industries. ..more


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Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology: 2nd Revised and Enlarged Edition
P. C. Trivedi
The knowledge of Herbal medicine has expanded a lot in recent years. This second edition of the book “Herbal Drugs and Biotechnology” contains 23 chapters on different aspects of medicinal plant having biotechnological approaches. Current information have been added as and where required, besides adding six new chapters in this second edition. Articles on traditional herbal medicines; Phytochemical and antimicrobial studies; plants used in hypercholesterolamina; having hypo- and anti-cancerous properties have been dealt with in detail covering recent findings on the subject. The role of biotechnology, using tissue culture studies on medicinal plants, antimicrobial agents from in vivo and tissue culture study; micropropagation and chemistry of plants have been included to project the importance of biotechnology in this century. The chapter on various facets of standardisation of tools for utilisation of medicinal plants is the need of the day, keeping in mind the adulteration in the crude drug market. The chapter on phytochemicals in radioprotection provides additional information on the subject. The book also covers information on medicinal orchids, exploitation of inter-specific crosses for developing novel plant and nematode diseases of medicinal plants. New chapters in this edition includes information on : Phyto-pharmacology of anti-asthmatic medicinal plants; Management of an unequivocal socio-dermatological problem vitilago involving medicinal plants; Phytochemical analysis of some medicinal plants; Ethnopharmacological evaluation of Biophytum sensitivum; Comparative pharmacognostical studies on different botanical sources etc. This revised edition of book provides adequate background & current information on herbal medicines. This book will serve as a practical guide for teachers, medical practitioners, research workers, industrialists, biotechnologists and workers in the field of medicinal plants. ..more


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Genetic Engineering: A new hope for crop production & improvement
C. P. Malik
This book entitled “Genetic Engineering : A New Hope for Crop Production and Improvement” provides study material for graduate and post graduate students. It represents a compilation of the recent trends offered by this awesome technology. In all there are 9 chapters and each chapter is resonant with the major research issues and sophisticated techniques that enrich the repertoire of this potential science. The chapters are written by experts in their respective disciplines and review the latest developments. The topics discussed are : Protease Inhibitors: Potential Defense Compounds in Plants; RNAi : An Emerging Field of Molecular Research; Recent Advances in Cotton Photosynthesis and Physiology; Advances in Stem Cells in Plants; Brassinosteroids : Chemistry, Activity and Applications; QTL Herald: A Revival of Biometrical Genetics.; Antiviral/Ribosome Inactivating Proteins for Strengthening Plants’ Defense Against Viruses. Last Chapter Hereafter........ briefly brings out nutrition improvement. The selected topics are most sought after by both researchers and students. Each chapter provides succinct review on different topics. Book shall be of great interest for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists. It is a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant breeding, crop improvement, plant physiology, biochemistry and other aspects of plant sciences. ..more


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Biotechnology: Development and Applications
C. P. Malik
Biotechnology : Developments and Applications offers information on recent advances in Biotechnology, the exciting area of scientific research and technology. The book is divided in three sections: The Current Scenario; Recent Developments & Applications and Biosafety and Regulations written by leading international experts. The volume discusses the most comprehensive and up-to-date key themes on topical topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate as well as postgraduate level viz Molecular Genetic Approach Elucidates Complex Plant Processes; Transgenic Bt Technology; Development of Biotech Crops in India; Quorum Quenching; Molecular Markers; Biotechnology and Banana Improvement; Oral Immunization Using Recombinant Plant Derived Edible Vaccines; Biosafety Issues and Molecular Detection of Genetically Modified Crops and Biotech Law and Policy in India. The three sections take the reader from the basics of the subject through to the latest thinking on biosafety. The strength of this volume is osmosis of most recent information, and extensive literature citation of each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in physiology and plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology. The book is dedicated to Dr. Norman Borlaug, Father of Green Revolution. ..more


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Biodiversity and Plant Resources
K. Jaganmohan ReddyS. Veeraiah
India is one of the 12 mega biodiversity countries of the world. It has a rich and varied heritage of biodiversity encompassing a wide spectrum of habitats. The rich biodiversity of India is under threat due to anthropogenic activities and change in global climate, as a result, its conservation requires utmost concern not only to safeguard the biological resources but also for the welfare of entire human being. The first Chapter Biodiversity and Environmental Monitoring deals with all aspects of Biodiversity, its value, threats and conservation. It also describes the biofertilizers and biopesticides in agro- ecosystem along with monitoring of environment. Agriculture is the backbone of Indian economy and 1/3 of national income is generated from forests and agriculture, allied sectors. The marketing of Indian Agriculture and extension programmes are extensively discussed. The forest types, integrated forest management and conservation etc., are dealt in Chapter 2 and 3. The growing human population is making ever increasing demands upon the earth's natural resources. In recent time, the Government of India is concentrating a lot on the harnessing of solar energy with latest technology and also tries to increase the biomass energy and hydrogen gas production. This has been emphasized in chapter 4 & 5. Wild life, in-situ and ex-situ conservation and developments are given in detail in the last chapter. The detailed account can be found on coral reefs, wetlands, mangroves, seed banks and botanical gardens. The book will be useful to UG & PG students of environment, forestry, botany and agriculture. ..more


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Agricultural Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Genetically Modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems, and to help protect and preserve the evironment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for government, especially in the areas of safety testing, regulation, international policy and food labeling. The present book “Agricultural Biotechnology” incorporates review and research articles on various aspects of plant biotechnology. This book contains 10 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent developments in the subject. Major topics covered in the book viz. Recent Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology; Genetically Modified Plants as Food; Crop Protection through Engineering of Insecticidal Proteins; Role of Microbial Diversity in Sustainable Agriculture Development; Wide Hybridization in Cicer through Biotechnological Techniques and Hardening & Acclimatization of Micropropagated Plants. Articles on Biochemistry of Fruit Softening; Seed Germination—Regulatory Interactions and Mechanisms and Biofuel—Biotechnological interventions have been specifically addressed in order to make this book more distinct and relevant, in the present day context. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, agriculture scientists, botanists, plant breeders, researchers, teachers & students of plant sciences. ..more


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Biotechnological Techniques and its Application
P. C. Trivedi
The application of newer biotechnological techniques provides practical approaches for manipulation of living organisms for improvement of both the quality and quantity production. Appropriate application of biotechnological techniques will increasingly play a crucial role in ensuring an adequate world food supply, environmental management, industrial development and public health sector areas. The present book “Biotechnological Techniques and Its Application” incorporates articles on recent biotechnological techniques and their practical applications. This book contains twelve articles covering latest information on the subject and techniques. Articles included are Riboswitches : Versatile Regulators of Gene Expression; Genetic Engineering : An Overview; DNA Fingerprinting : Importance and Applications; Monoclonal Antibodies—Production, Perspective and Applications; Proteomics; Microarrays; Real Time PCR—Applications in Plant Sciences and Clinical Microbiology. Other useful articles—Alleviation of Micronutrient Deficiency in Cereal Foods through Biotechnological Approaches; Physiological, Biochemical and Molecular markers of Salinity Tolerance in Plants; Gene Transfer through Somatic Hybridization have added value to the book. This book provide adequate current information on recent biotechnological tools and techniques and its application. Book will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students in the field of biotechnology. ..more


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Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants
P. C. Trivedi
The biotechnological tools are important to select, multiply and conserve the critical genotypes of medicinal plants which are in great demands worldover. Tissue culture is useful for multiplying and conserving the species; bioreactors for enhanced production of secondary metabolites and in vitro regeneration for production of high quality plant based medicine. The improved in vitro plant cell culture systems have potential for commercial exploitation of secondary metabolites. The present book “Role of Biotechnology in Medicinal Plants” contain ten articles covering latest information on application of biotechnological tools for conservation and multiplication of medicinal plants and production of high quality plant based medicine. Book covers articles on Role of Biotechnology in medicinal plants; Biotechnology for improvement of medicinal plants; Molecular characterization of medicinal plants; Plant tissue culture : A biotechnological tool for conservation of medicinal plants; Role of biotechnological tools for the production of secondary metabolites; In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants. Article on Safed Musli provide comprehensive account of different aspects of its utilization and conservation. A chapter on Current advances in plant biotechnology provide current information on the subject. This book also provide excellent glimpses on Biotechnological advances in India. This book will be useful for a variety of scholars—Biotechnologists, Ayurvedic and Medical people, Botanists, Pharmacologists, Phytochemists and Conservationists. ..more


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Current Trends in Plant Biology
P. C. TrivediS. K. Sopory
During the last decade, the advancement in plant biology have led to the development of newer areas due to new technologies available for improvement of plants. The present book “Current Trends in Plant Biology” contains 13 chapters by eminent scholars on different aspects of the subject. This book contain articles on—An integrative molecular cell biological approach for understanding early intracellular responses of living plant cells for environmental cues; Plant nitric oxide synthases—A versatile regulator & signaling molecule; Auxin transport and lateral root formation and calmodulin and their role in abiotic stresses. Review articles on—RNA Helicases; Photomorphogenesis—The interplay of negative & positive regulators; Some observations on molecular chaperones of Neurospora crassa provide detailed information on the subject. Articles on terminator gene technology; Floral diversity in orchids; Role of Bryophyte in the nutrient cycling and review on germplasm conservation have added to the value of book. This book provides excellent glimpses on the Current Trends of Plant Biology. The present book will be useful for the researchers to update their information on the topics dealt within this book. Book will be also useful to students, teachers and researchers in the field of Plant Biology. ..more


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Bioremediation of Wastes & Environmental Laws
P. C. Trivedi
Pollution is the contamination of the physical and biological components of the earth/atmosphere system to such an extent that normal environmental processes are adversely affected. Bioremediation is an option that offers the possibility to destroy or render harmless various contaminants using natural biological activity. Some examples of bioremediation technologies are bioventing, land farming, bioreactor, composting, bioaugmentation, rhizofiltration and biostimulation. The present book “Bioremediation of Wastes and Environmental Laws” incorporates articles on various aspects of pollution with special emphasis on Bioremediation, Phytoremediation and Environmental Laws of India. The book include articles on Pollution—causes, effects and solution; Microbial bioremediation of wastes; Phytoremediation—A novel approach for remediation of hazardous materials; Microbe assisted phytoremediation of fly ash and Bioremediation of waste material. A detailed chapter on Environmental laws of India provide sufficient information on the Consitutional provisions backed by a number of laws—acts, rules and notifications issued by Government of India time to time. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for cleaning the polluted environment using the green technology. Book will be useful to environmentalists, lawyers, teachers and students interested in pollution management. ..more


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Practicals in Bioinformatics
P. ShanmughavelG. Wadhwa
These days computers are part of our every day lives. Everywhere you go they are used to keep track of data, process transactions and support communication. The Human Genome Project (and other genome sequencing projects) is producing data at an astounding rate; currently sequence entries are being added to the EMBL sequence database faster than you can read their one-line descriptions - on average, one new sequence per second. The task of processing all this data and converting sequences into gene and protein predictions would be impossible without the development of computer based analysis tools. The last few years have seen a rapid acceleration in the development of new bioinformatics approaches, and a dramatic increase in the number of researchers involved in this field. So why do you need to learn bioinformatics? At the very least, you will need to identify whether your gene of interest has already been sequenced, and whether there are related sequences. If you aren't working on humans, or one of the other organisms that is being sequenced, there will be fewer pre-prepared resources available to you, although this discrepancy is narrowing, as more and more Genome projects are completed. Our aim is to present a hands-on approach to bioinformatics utility software for computing novices. The book will provide an overview of almost all bioinformatics subjects and discuss some of the ideas behind the approaches and tackle some common tasks. The book has many practical examples and these try to follow typical mini projects so that the relevance is apparent. ..more


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Dairy Microbiology
H. A. Modi
A professional in dairy field is incomplete without the fundamental knowledge of Dairy Microbiology, which covers the important area of quality management of raw materials and finished products and help in checking the processing efficiency. It also helps in dairy product manufacture through use of selected microorganisms (as starter cultures) and prevent the entry of harmful pathogens to the products, thereby proving the need and importance of Dairy Microbiologists. The contents include: • Introduction to Milk and Dairy Microbiology • Microbiology of Raw Milk • Milk-Borne Diseases • Pasteurization and Sterilization of Milk • Concentrated Milks • Dried Milks and Dry Whey Products • Microbiology of Starter Cultures • Metabolism of Starter Cultures • Genetics of Starter Cultures • Introduction to Fermented Milks • Fermented Milk Products • Microbiology of Cheese • Commercial Manufacture of Cheeses • Icecream and Related Frozen Dairy Desserts • Butter and Related Products • Whey, Casein and Caseinates • Probiotics • Physico-Chemical Testing of MIlk and Dairy Products • Routine Microbiological Examination of Milk • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point—HACCP • Shelf-life Predicting Methods for Milk • Indigenous (Indian) Dairy Products • Microbial Control by New Nonthermal Methods • Dairy Wastes and Treatment This book will prove of great help to students pursuing under-graduate or post-graduate courses in Dairy Science and Technology, Food Science and Technology, Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Home Science and Home Economics as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Environmental Science, and Food Nutrition) where this subject forms a part of its applied microbiology curricula. ..more


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Crop Breeding and Biotechnology
C. P. MalikC.WadhwaniB. Kaur
Biotechnology has revolutionized the concepts in agriculture, food, industrial feed stocks and health care in the past three decades. It has furnished techniques to enhance agricultural productivity, raise value added products and health care systems and has ensured better environments. Rapid advances in diverse areas of biotechnology have ushered tremendous new tools to affect change in agriculture, medicine and cell biology. The present volume entitled “Crop Breeding and Biotechnology” furnishes information on recent advances in Biotechnology. Written by leading experts it offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on selected topics, most sought after by researchers and students at the graduate and postgraduate level. Each chapter discusses the current status. The strength of this volume is lavishly used images, and extensive literature citation in each chapter. Certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, breeders, applied biologists, a must for teachers and students engaged in teaching and research in plant physiology, plant breeding, crop improvement and other aspects of plant sciences, the book is the definitive source for those who are keen to remain updated with the recent advances in biotechnology pertinent to crop breeding. ..more


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Bioprocess Technology
H. A. Modi
Bioprocess technology-fundamental principles and concepts, has used system biology for various purposes and has shown many possibilities. In more recent years advanced process-biotechnologies have delivered many commercially/industrially important products. These developments have convinced many institutes/universities and industries that process biotechnology practice is one of the key areas for research based education encompassing advanced biology like biochemical engineering, food science and technology and biotechnology disciplines in general. Biologist, physical, chemical and computer scientists, engineers and technologists with motivations and devotions in bioprocessing systems are contributing significantly towards the growing field of process biotechnology for the years to come. The basic principles of the subject are elaborately explained and discussed in well-organized twenty chapters in this book. The attempt is done that this book should prove to be a useful source of information for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The contents of this book will also be useful to the students of Pharmaceutical science and technology, Food science and technology, Dairy Science and technology, Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and other Fermentation related vocational courses. This book will also be useful as a reference source to get first-hand information of the subject for the people who are working in fermentation-based and biotechnology-based industries ..more


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Algal Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Provide information on the application of Cyanobacteria with their biotechnological potential in the present scenario. Topics covering algal cytology, ecology, marine, agronomy, environmental impact on marine pollution, biological nitrogen fixation, phototaxis, phycotoxins, etc. have been specially included to project their role in the present century. Information on dinoflagellates, diatoms and ultrastructural studies have also been included. ..more


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Biotechnology: A Text Book
M. Ahmed
Biotechnology concerns the practical application of organisms or their components. Historically biotechnology was an art, involved in the production of wines, beers and cheese. Nowadays it involves a series of advanced technologies spanning biology, chemistry, and process engineering. In recent years innovations involving genetic engineering and cryopreservation have had a major impact on biotechnology. Its applications are diverse, including the production of new drugs, transgenic organisms and biological fuels, gene therapy and clearing up pollution. This book embodies ten chapters, the language of the text is simple and the subject matter is fully illustrated. The book includes the most recent advances in molecular biology with special emphasis on topics like molecular technique, animal biotechnology, cryopreservation, crop production through tissue culture, fermentation technology, single cell protein etc. The other topics cover recent advances in gene biotechnology; enormous potential to genetical engineering and recombinant DNA technology and Bioinformatics. The book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers and teachers. ..more


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Tools of Pharmacogenomics
Mousumi Debnath
Pharmacogenomics is the whole genome application of pharmacogenetics, which examines the single gene interactions with drugs. By doing so, pharma-cogenomics aims to develop rational means to optimise drug therapy, with respect to the patients’ genotype, to ensure maximum efficacy with minimal adverse effects. Pharmacogenomics combines traditional pharmaceutical sciences such as biochemistry with annotated knowledge of genes, proteins, and single nucleotide polymorphisms. This book gives a theoretical application and tools of pharmacogenomics. It is organised into eight chapters and deals with Pharmacogenomics, Human Genome Project, Biosensor Technology, Nano-technology in Medicine, Microarrays, Bioinformatics and IPR and Health Care. In the last chapter we also discuss the trend in the Drug Researches with special emphasis on drug discovery and drug designing. This book promises to give the reader an insight into the future and the latest information in the field of diagnostics and pharmacogenomics. ..more


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Text Book of Environmental Biotechnology
Vinod SoniVinay Sharma
Environmental biotechnology is the application of biotechnology used to study the environment. It is mainly involved in the protection of environment such as the treatment of waste water, solid waste management, bioremediation of recalcitrant compound etc. Presently the world is facing a number of environmental problems like acid rain, depletion of ozone layer, disposal of animal waste etc. These problems can be solved by approach based on technology as well as detailed knowledge of environmental biology. The present book “A Text Book of Environmental Biotechnology” is specially designed in keeping the view of graduate and post graduate students of biosciences of various Indian Universities. The topics covered in the text have been explained in a lucid manner by using simple language, suitable diagrams to make the concepts illustrative. The contents includes: • Introduction to environmental biotechnology • Waste water treatment • Solid waste: Sources and management • Biodegradation • Bioremediation • Biogeochemical cycles • Biological nitrogen fixation • Biopesticides • Biofertilizers • Renewable and non-renewable resources • Bioenergy from wastes • Acid rain • Green house effect • Ozone depletion • Genetically modified organisms (GMO) and environment • Eco-friendly products • Biodiversity and its conservation • Biosensors • Bibliography ..more


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Text Book of Biotechnology
Preeti Gupta
Biotechnology has enormous potential in health care. It promises to provide novel treatments and better therapies for various diseases, the felicitation of drug development through new technologies, assays and models, new diagnostic tools for early detection of diseases. Biotechnology also has the potential to improve the efficiency of agriculture and to allow sustainable development. There is no shortage of books on biotechnology but this book stands out through its simple, easy to understand, fully illustrated subject matter. The book is divided into 15 chapters. The contents include : · Concepts of Genes · Eugenics · Introduction to Biotechnology · Major areas of Biotechnology · Vectors · Basic Concepts of Cell and Tissue Culture · Animal Cell Hybridoma Technology · Somatic Hybridization · Recombinant DNA · Microbes and Genetic Engineering · Cloning · Biotechnology in Medicine · Environment Biotechnology · Food, Drink and Dairy Biotechnology This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students of various branches of Zoology, Botany, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Pharma-ceutical Chemistry and Agricultural Sciences. ..more


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Recent Techniques in Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology is the integration of natural sciences and engineering in order to achieve the application of organisms as well as parts thereof and molecular analogues for products and services. The application of molecular biology to the analysis and manipulation of plant genomes provides practical approaches to enhancement of the efficiency of agriculture, forestry and food production by improvement of both the quantity and quality of production. This book outlines the current available techniques and their practical applications. The present book “Recent Techniques in Biotechnology” incorporates articles on new techniques in biotechnology fields and their practical applications. This volume contains six articles covering latest information on the subject and techniques. Articles included on the topics : Molecular markers : An effective tool for genome analysis; RNA interference; Stem cell technology : Application in medical science; DNA microarray and DNA chip technology; Protein engineering : Prospects and achievements and Expression proteomics: Tools and techniques. Each chapter provide extensive and recent information on the selected topic with definite conclusion and future prospects. This book provide adequate background and current information on recent biotechnological tools and techniques and its application. It will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students in the field of biotechnology. ..more


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Principles of Genetic Engineering
Mousumi Debnath
Genetic Engineering is the deliberate manipulation of an organism’s genetic makeup to achieve a planned and desired result. Genetic engineering techniques provide pure DNA in amounts sufficient for mapping, sequencing, and direct structural analyses. Furthermore, gene structure-function relationships can be studied by reintroducing the cloned gene into a eukaryotic nucleus and assaying for transcriptional and translational activities. The DNA sequences can be altered by mutagenesis before their reintroduction in order to define precise functional regions. It is now possible to produce a wide variety of foreign proteins in E.coli. These range from enzymes useful in molecular biology to a vast range of polypeptides with potential human therapeutic applications. Current applications of the technology include medical investigations of gene structure for the control of genetic disease, particularly through antenatal diagnosis. This technology has been applied to microbes, plants, and animals, and consequently used to modify foods, animal feedstuffs, and food-processing reagents. Seeing to the immense potentiality of this technology, the book “Principles of Genetic Engineering” has been designed for all the students, teachers, researchers and all innovative people interested in this field. The book comprises of 10 chapters. The basic principles of genetic engineering are introduced at the very beginning of the book. The molecular tools and applications are explained with details.The various cloning vectors, gene cloning strategy, nucleic acid extraction methods, purification protocols, amplification(PCR), sequencing methods, gene regulation methods are also discussed with illustrations and lucid explanations. The other topics include site directed mutagenesis, protein engineering, expression systems, protein to protein interaction, transgenic technology and gene therapy. It is evident that the science of genetic engineering and manipulation is ready to shape the society now and in the future. Each chapter starts with a prologue and introduction to the concept and finally ends with a futuristic note. Each topic has been approached as a separate topic and large illustrations in the chapters can help the student to understand better. This book can be a source reference to all innovative people studying and teaching Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and other basic and applied sciences. ..more


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Practical Manual of Biotechnology
S. Mansoor AliSyed Yawer Hussain
Biotechnology is emerging as the key of biological sciences. Microorganisms provides the models used in biotechnology and molecular biology for research. This research at the molecular level have provided and continues to provide, the answers to numerous fundamental questions in genetics, metabolism and cell forms and formations. This book is an introduction to the practical application of Biotechnology. It is one of the few books that give practical laboratory methodology of different streams of biotechnology. The methods are detailed completely in a step-by-step format that allows the laboratory workers to perform any procedure without reference to secondary sources. The broad topics included in this manual are Mixtures and Solutions, Buffer Preparation and pH Measurements, Spectrophotometry, Amino Acids, Protein Assays, Carbohydrates, Lipids, Enzymology, Isolation and Purification of Protein, Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The book will serve as a handy tool for the students of Biotechnology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. ..more


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Phytoremediation and Environmental Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Phytoremediation is the use of plants and their associated microbes for environmental cleanup. This technology makes use of the naturally occurring processes by which plants and their microbial rhizosphere flora degrade and sequester organic and inorganic pollutants. Phytoremediation also enjoys popularity with general public as a “green clean” alternative to chemical plants and bulldozers. The environmental biotechnology employs the application of genetic engineering to improve the efficiency and cost which are central to the future widespread exploitation of microorganisms to reduce the environmental application of microorganisms coupled with genetic engineering techniques will make a major contribution to improve the quality of environment. The present book “Phytoremediation and Environmental Biotechnology” incorporates articles on various aspects of pollution and its possible management with special emphasize on Phytoremediation, Bioremediation and Environmental Biotechnology. The book includes articles on Phytoremediation : A green technology for cleaning the polluted environment; Xenobiotics and biodegradation and Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Another major section includes articles on Environmental Biotechnology and its application; Biotechnological approaches for remediation of heavy metals contaminated soils and Microbial leaching of ores and environmental control. Articles on effect of Heavy metal contamination of rice pathogenic fungi in reclaimed wetland and Environment control : A core concern in healthcare have added value to the book. This book will definitely serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for environmentalists, teachers, students and research worker in the field of environmental biotechnology. ..more


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Microbes : Applications and Effects
P. C. Trivedi
Microorganisms are one of the most important partners in our life. They may be called worst of our enemies but at the same time they are among the best of our friends. They play an important and often critical role in the functioning of ecosystem by interacting with it and maintain a sustainable biosphere. Almost all biological processes in the environment, either directly or indirectly involve microorganisms, even though the potential benefits of regulating, optimizing and exploiting microbial diversity is largely unexplored. This book “Microbes : Applications and Effects” provides a comprehensive and critical review of the work done on different areas of microbiology. The book contains 13 chapters, which include informations on the Facts and Myths of Probiotics; Biotechnology for improved rumen microbial ecosystem and ruminant productivity—some applications; Exploitation of environmental resources for antibiotic production; Fungi as a source of novel bioactive metabolites; Microbial genomics; Hospital waste management and Cyanobacterial biofertilizers. Book also includes articles on Mycorrhiza : the saviour of plants from Phytonematodes; Biological control of sheath blight of rice with Pseudomonas fluorescens; Trypsin inhibitor : Emerging strategy of plant defense against insect and pathogens; Genetics of Aspergillus nidulans; Role of Cereal Cyst nematode management in food security and safety and Chilli leaf curl viral disease. Comprehensive account of microbes in the management of diseases throw light on the importance of microbes in the management of plant pests. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and Agriculture. ..more


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Immunology and Microbiology
Preeti Gupta
Immunology has become the one of the most integrative sciences today. There has been rapid growth, both in the field of experimental as well as clinical Immunology. The book deals with various aspects of immune system i.e., the cells and organs of the immune system, antigen-antibody reactions etc. Similarly, Microbiology is emerging as a key biological science. Microorganisms are being used as models in molecular biology research. This research has provided the answers to numerous fundamental questions in genetics, metabolism and cell forms. There is growing recognition of the potential of microorganisms in many applied areas, i.e., in decomposition of pesticides and herbicides, as new therapeutic substances etc. The main aim of this book is to understand and interpret the major current topics in the field of Immunology and Microbiology. Although there is no shortage of books on Immunology and Microbiology, this book stands out through its simple, easy to understand, fully illustrated subject matter. The book is divided into 2 sections. The contents include: Section A : Immunology · Introduction · Types of Immunity · Cells of the Immune System · Organs of the Immune System · Immunoglobulin’s · Antigen · Antigen-Antibody reactions Section B : Microbiology · Scope of Microbiology · Procaryota—Structure and Organization · Genetic material of Bacteria · Reproduction in Bacteria · Microbial Growth and Nutrition · Bacteria of Medical Importance · AIDS and Hepatitis ..more


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Fundamentals of Enzymology
Meenakshi MeenaDeepak Chouhan
Book Fundamental of Enzymology gives an all- round view of the field including enzyme purification and characterization, enzyme structure, enzyme kinetics, the mechanisms and control of enzyme action, enzyme folding, how enzymes act in vivo, enzyme synthesis and degradation, and also clinical and industrial applications of enzymology. The book provides deep knowledge of biosynthesis, structure, mechanisms of catalysis, metabolic regulations, large scale purification procedure, enzyme mimicry and the use of enzyme in industrial process. This book has adopted the SI systems of units and followed, as far as possible, the recommendations of the International Union of Biochemistry regarding the nomenclature of enzyme and substrates. This book has been along with the detailed study of developments in molecular biology and analytical techniques. This book places appropriate emphasis on the knowledge of enzymology, analytical technique and molecular biology. ..more


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Food-Borne Illnesses
H. A. Modi
The aim of this book is to review food-borne hazards and illnesses to protect the people from the victimization by the food-borne pathogens. The first chapter elaborates interactions between microorganisms and foods leading to the development of Food Microbiology. The second chapter describes all the nutrients that we must obtain from food. The basic principles of food-borne diseases are elaborately explained in chapter-3, which also helps the readers in understanding the control of food-borne illnesses. The various features of major bacterial food-borne infections and intoxications are summarized in chapter-4. Various types of mycotoxins are described in chapter-5. Other food-borne hazards—viral infections, animal toxins, parasitic infections, mushroom and chemical poisoning etc. are discussed in chapter-6. The basic principles of microbial control are briefed in chapter-7. The basic principles and practice of cleaning and sanitation involved in food industry are described in chapter-8 and so this chapter is very important for the students of food science and food technology. Similarly, chapter-9 “Microbiological Examination of Food” describes sampling, various test procedures used for detecting food-borne pathogens, food-spoilage organisms etc. The book will prove to be an useful source of information for anyone with an interest in food microbiology especially in food-borne illnesses for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology. It will also be useful to the students of Food Technology, Biotechnology, Medicine, Public Health and Sanitary Courses, Home Science, Hotel and Catering Management and for the people who are working in food-processing industries and Government organizations involved in public health. ..more


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Food Microorganisms
H. A. Modi
The food-processing industry is the oldest and larger user of microorganisms and biotechnological processes. The first chapter elaborates interactions between microorganisms and foods. The second chapter describes all the nutrients that we must obtain from food and significance of human nutrition. Important characteristics of food-associated microorganisms are summarized in third chapter. Various factors influencing microbial growth in foods are discussed in chapter 4. The sources of microorganisms are summarized in chapter 5. Incidence and significance of microorganisms in foods are mentioned in chapter 6. Among the food components, microbial metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids are of major importance for many reasons which are elaborately discussed in chapter 7. The detailed description on “Microbiological examination of food” covered in chapter 8 will be proved very useful to the students of food science and technology The principles of microbial spoilage of foods are discussed in chapter 9. Many hundreds of different types of fermented foods are found worldwide and these are briefly summarized in chapter 10. Health benefits of beneficial bacteria in foods are highlighted in chapter 11. The contents of this book will be useful to the students of Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Home Science, Food and Nutrition, Veterinary Science, Hotel and Catering Management and other food-related courses. The book will serve as an useful first-hand information of food microorganisms for the people who are working in food-processing industries. ..more


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Fermentation Technology
H. A. Modi
Louis Pasteur established the biological concept of “Fermentation Technology” which is now flourished as an applied science known as—“Industrial Microbiology” or “Microbial Biotechnology”. This is an important branch of Microbiology and Biotechnology, where economically valuable products are produced using cheaper raw materials (e.g. agrowastes/industrial wastes containing organic substrates, etc.) by using mass culture of microorganisms. This concept is seedling for the birth of these two volumes—(I) “Upstream Fermentation Technology” and (II) “Downstream Fermentation Technology”. The basic principle (with examples) of fermentation technology are elaborately explained and discussed in well-organized twenty chapters in each volume. The attempt is done that both volumes should prove to be an useful source of information for anyone with an interest in fermentation technology for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology. The contents of both volumes will also be useful to the students of Biotechnology, Industrial Microbiology, Pharmaceutical science and technology, Food science and technology, Agricultural Microbiology, Dairy science and technology, Public Heath sciences, Biochemical Engineering and other fermentation related commercial and vocational courses. These both volumes will also be proved as an useful reference sources to get first hand information of fermentation technology and industrial microbiology for the people who are working in fermentation based industries. ..more


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Essentials of Biochemistry
Nisha Khalsa
This book offers a concise yet comprehensive coverage of basic fundamental and application of Biochemistry to the Medical Sciences. It covers curriculum recommended by Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council (DCI) for MBBS and BDS students. The book is extremely useful to students of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Veterinary, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology and other health sciences who are studying Biochemistry as basic subject. Salient Features - • The Book is written in a lucid and interesting manner to make it more student friendly, in easy to understand style. • It has an appealing format and is systematically organized into different sections. The illustrations are lively and text has appropriate headings highlighting the key points. • It provides updated information and advances in metabolism and genetic engineering including molecular basis of genetic diseases. • The book includes topics of recent interest like Recombinant DNA technology, Gene therapy, Free radicals and antioxidants, as well as burning global medical problems such as AIDS, Cancer Hypercholesterolemia, Obesity, Cardiovascular disease and Diabetes Mellitus etc. ..more


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Cell Biology
Mousumi Debnath
Life, evolved and gave rise to cell. A living cell is a self assembling, self regulating, self replicating isothermal open system of organic molecules operating on the principle of maximum economy of parts and processes. It also promotes many consecutive linked organic reactions for the transfer of energy and synthesis of its own components by means of organic catalysts it produces itself. In this book, the basic aspects of cell biology is discussed. This book introduces the building blocks of life, the biomolecules, the structural, functional and biochemical aspects of cells in biological organisation. The basic molecular genetics are also elaborately discussed in the book. The various techniques to study cell have been included in this book. The book promises to fulfill all the needs of the young students, teachers and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, biotechnology, biochemistry as well as cell biology. ..more


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Cell and Molecular Biology
Mousumi Debnath
Living organism are complicated and highly organised. The cells are composed of intricate internal structures containing many kinds of complex molecules. The molecular logic of cells and tissues of living organisms is exciting and promises a new discovery route to understand diseases. Rapid advances in biological sciences are poised to dramatically unravel these mysteries of cells and molecular biology. This book includes some of the basic and latest advancements in the study of cell and molecular biology. The book covers the basic and molecular aspects of cell transport, cell cycle, cell death, cell communication, cell signalling events, cell differentiation and cell development. Cell based assays have become the rage once again, and there are a number of avenues for researchers to utilise to get the work done. This book helps to understand the concept of mammalian cell culture, cell line and the maintenance and manipulation of cells in culture. The book promises to fulfill the needs of the students, teachers and researchers in the field of botany, zoology, biotechnology, biochemistry as well as cell and molecular biology. ..more


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Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare
A. L. BhatiaS. K. Kulshreshtha
Keeping in view the risk involved and unpredictable and yet not estimated fully its damage, it becomes imperative that sufficient literature and information on Bioterrorism be available as there is still paucity of not only literature but also the interest of policy makers especially in Country like India. Hence, the present initiative of compiling invited chapters on Bioterrorism and Biological Warfare should fulfill the existing gap and provide authentic information. This book offers a rich dialogue of many opinions and different scientific dimensions of the bio-threats. It will assist actions such as coping with disaster or traumatic event, helping children and teens, information to responders, information for health professionals, information to states and planners and educational materials for public awareness may be developed to combat bio-terroristic events. The principles of biosurveillance are applicable to both man-made and natural epidemics. The use of agents that do not cause harm to humans but disrupt the economy such as foot and mouth disease have been witnessed in the 2001 and 2007 in the U. K. and henceforth would become more important. Clearly, there is a need to improve the ability to protect our citizens from potential bioterror threats, and to increase our capacity to deal with the medical and public health consequences of any future attacks. The book will be significant in the existing biotechnology and microbiology undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The book might also help in generating ideas of research in hitherto-ignored important areas of the bio-threat and biosurveillance fields. ..more


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Biotechnology : Tissue Culture to Proteomics
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology is any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The modern biotechnology can have a dramatic effect on the world economy and society. Biotechnology applications of particular interest include cell culture, genomics, molecular marker assisted breeding, cloning, bioprocessing and diagnostic testing, gene technology etc. Developments and researches in the application of biotechnology are underway in areas as diverse as pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, textile, aquaculture, forestry, chemicals, household products, environmental cleanup, food processing and forensics. The present book “Biotechnology : Tissue Culture to Proteomics” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of Biotechnology that has been made in the recent past. Major section includes articles on plant tissue culture and application of biotechnology in agriculture and medicine. Topic on Role of biotechnology in plant tissue culture; In vitro tissue culture studies in various leguminous plants; Regeneration and transformation in pigeonpea and legumes in general; In vitro micropropagation of medicinal plants; In vitro propagation of some medicinal plants as a biotechnological tool for conservation; Biotechnological applications in improvement of trees; In vitro clonal propagation through mature nodal segments of Gymnema sylvestre and development of transgenic plants resistant to fungal diseases provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. Topics covering information on Biotechnology in Astrobiology; Edible Vaccines; Bioinformatic tools for sequence analysis; Lipidomics; Proteomics have been specially included to project their role in 21st century. This book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Biotechnology : Applications in Human Healthcare
Sampat NehraPoonam Meena
The present book “Biotechnology : Applications in Human Healthcare” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of biotechnology for human healthcare that has been made in the recent past. The discovery and application of monoclonal antibodies for detecting and purifying a variety of biological compounds has greatly expanded industrial ventures in the medical, diagnostic, pharmaceutical and veterinary fields. Major section includes articles on Application of Stem Cell Technology; Pharmacogenomics; Genome Analysis for drug designing; Ex-vivo and In-vivo Gene therapy. Detailed information is provided on Edible Vaccines developed worldover for the prevention of major diseases. Article on Application of Transgenic Animals in Human Healthcare provide excellent information on the subject covering latest information on the techniques and application for human welfare. Book provide sufficient information on biotechnological tools in the areas of human welfare with special reference to healthcare. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, Medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students of biotechnology. ..more


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Biofuels Engine Performance and Exhaust Emissions
M. P. PooniaS. K. Mehta
Basically, internal combustion enginses or C.I.engine are designed to operate under conventional fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, LPG etc. However, owing to rapid depletion, escalating prices and environmental pollution, researchers around the globe have experimentally proved that some of the alternative fuel needs engine modification but biodiesel can be used without any engine modification. The book deals with Exhaust emission aspects of internal combustion engines with biodiesel, Effect of variation in Injection pressure on performance and exhaust emission of C.I. Engine using biodiesel, Combustion enrichment and emission reduction of biodiesel using exhaust gas recirculation & fuel conditioning, Effect of air preheating influence on performance & emission characteristics of D1 diesel engine using Jatropha curcas as fuel, Studies on the performance & emission characteristics of Ricardo variable compression engine using three degummed non edible vegetable oils, Experimental analysis of diesel engine with Karanji seed oil-diesel blend, Environmental effect of biodiesel, NOX and particulate emission studies for over load condition of a C.I. engine fuelled by vegetable oil ester, High temperature of air/steam gasification of biomass and waste etc. The book will be useful to students, academicians, researchers & Mechanical Engineers. ..more


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Biodiesel Performance Evaluation of Internal Combustion Engines
M. P. PooniaS.K. Mehla
Basically, internal combustion enginses or C.I. engine are designed to operate under conventional fossil fuels such as gasoline, diesel, LPG etc,. However, owing to rapid depletion, escalating prices and environmental pollution, researchers around the globe have experimentally proved that non conventional alternative and renewable energy sources could be utilized to operate these engines without any major changes in them. The book deals with Performance Evaluation of Internal Combustion engines with Biodiesel, Lubricating Oil Deterioration Analysis, Experimental Investigations on a Hot Surface Ignition Engine, Impact of Cold Flow Improver, Simulation of Compression Ignition Engine Process, Durability Testing of Diesel Engine, Effect of Compression Ratio and Hydrogen Addition on Part Throttle Performance of a Biogas Fuelled Spark Ignition Engine, Preheating and Carbureter on Engine Performance & Design and Experimental Evaluation of Fuel Efficient Heat Pipe Petrol Engine etc. The book will be a ready reckoner for students, academicians, researchers & Mechanical Engineers. ..more


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Nanobiotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Nanobiotechnology is defined as a field that applies the nanoscale principles and techniques to understand and transform biosystems and which uses biological principles and materials to create new devices and systems integrated from the nonoscale. Nanotechnology provides great hopes in various areas like Health Care, Electronics, Information technology, Bioinformatics, Cosmetics, Food additives etc. Nanobiotechnology is clearly a very broad and interdisciplinary area of research and development. This technology is expected to revolutionize the industry and life style of the people during the current decade, just as computer did in the earlier decades. The present book “Nanobiotechnology” incorporates articles on various facets of nanobiotechnolog. This volume contains articles covering latest information on the subject viz. Nanoparticles; Nanotechnology: where small thing is big; Nanobiotechnology: Prospects and challenges; Nanobiotechnology: A burgeoning discipline; Development of protein nanotechnology; Nanotechnology in medical research and Nanotechnology in drug designing. Article on Functional genomics using microarray have added to the value of the book. Each chapter provides extensive and recent information on the selected topic with definite conclusion & future prospects. This book provide adequate background and current information on Nanobiotechnology and its application. It will be very useful for a variety of scholars, biotechnologists, medical doctors, researchers, teachers and students in the field of nanotechnology. ..more


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Medical Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology has proved a boon for medical science in several ways. Be it in enhancing immunity against diseases, or in providing genetically improved treatment for ailments, biotechnology has become an inseparable part of the medical world. Medical biotechnology applications include Gene therapy, Development of vaccines, Skin grafting, DNA fingerprinting, Gene profiling, Pharmacogenomics, Pre-natal diagnosis of inherited diseases, Biophrmaceuticals (insulin, somatostatin, interferons), Fertility control and Stem cells and their applications. The present book “Medical Biotechnology” incorporates reviews and research articles on varied aspects of Medical biotechnology. This book contains 14 chapters incorporating recent development in the subject. Detailed information is given on the topics – Stem cells: A gift for life; Cryopreservation of mammalian cells : A boon to Biotechnology; Bioartificial organs of the future; Cancer, phytocompounds and plant tissue culture; Human Genome Sequence: Scope for Genomic analysis using bioinformatics approaches. Other articles includes-Mitochondrial dysfunction in human; Emerging trends in assisted reproductive technology and their outcomes; Non-tuberculous mycobacteria and Recent biotechnological advances in immunoathogenesis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Book cover articles on DNA microarray: Basic technology and application in medical research; Protein sequence analysis and characterization using insilico methods; Gnome analysis for drug designing and Biotechnology & IPR. Article on Biotechnology of Extremophiles: Haloarchae have added value to the book. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Biotechnology, Medical Science, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology and for the biotechnology industry people at large. ..more


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Environmental Biotechnology
R. K. SinhaR. Sinha
Environmental Biotechnology (EBT) is a new emerging discipline which integrates live materials, mainly plants, some very small animals like the earthworms, and the microorganisms to address the problems of environmental management and sustainable development. The technology originated in Germany in the 1930s, but gained importance in the 1980s when researches in biotechnology discovered the environmental virtues of some specially adapted plants and the microbes (and now the earthworms about which sir Charles Darwin had predicted long ago). EBT has given birth to an allied discipline ‘Bioengineering’. It is the ‘Green’ or ‘Soft’ & cheaper alternative to the ‘hard’ and costly civil engineering works for environmental restoration & reconstruction. The book discusses about the roles of some adapted plants, beneficial microbes and the earthworms in environmental management-e.g. combating & radiological pollution of air, water and soil, land remediation & stabilization, soil fertility improvement, solid waste management and wastewater treatment for reuse. It also discusses how some useful plants and microorganisms have been developed & used as ‘renewable biological resources’ by Environmental Biotechnology as a safe and sustainable alternative to the ‘non-renewable geochemical resources’ for development of clean energy, biodegradable industrial raw materials and safer cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. A special section is on the contribution of EBT in promoting ‘Sustainable Agriculture’ for safety and security of food for the million with ecological security of the farm. ..more


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Molecular Cell Biology, 2 Vols.
Mousumi Debnath
Molecular cell biology concentrates on the macromolecules and reactions studied by biochemist, the processes described by cell biologist and the gene control pathways identified by the molecular biologist and geneticist. The term “Cell” implies to a living entity wherein biological processes involve molecules that can form complex biological structures, organelles, membranes, tissues and organs. These structure interact via molecules that re present in the organism due to expression of information residing in the genetic material .The fine structure and function of the cell and its organelles, mechanism of gene function and regulation of gene expression and metabolic network of molecular interaction that keep the cellular machine going are some of the burning issues. This book introduces to the basic concepts of molecular cell biology as well as discusses the exciting advances in the field. This book starts with the building blocks of life, the cells and molecules that constitute the unity of living system. The importance of structural, functional and biochemical aspects of cells in biological organization, the basic molecular genetic mechanism and, how they function are also included in the book. Traditional as well as advanced technology like Chromosome painting using FISH and GISH that helps our understanding of gene control during development and disease states has been discussed in details. Significant advances in understanding phenomenon like transport of nutrients, ions and macromolecules across membranes, function of targeting protein, cytoskeleton cell motility, molecular mechanism of cell cycle, differentiation and cell death, cell signaling and developmental biology are some of the topics of focus. At the end, various characteristics and techniques for cell cultures and cell line development are discussed, The purpose of this book is to answer the questions arising in the minds of the young students, researcher and scientist in the field of cell and molecular biology at the same time summarize the current happenings in this field. ..more


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Biocontrol of Plant Diseases
P. C. Trivedi
Indiscriminate use of pesticides for the control of plant diseases and pests in no longer permissible due to risk of environmental and health hazards to human beings, animal and other beneticial organisms. Biological control has attracted affention as an important components of Integrated Pest Management system in recent times inspite of its indepedent use. The last two decade has withnessed a tremendour break through in the research efforts on biological control of plant diseases in India. The present book “Biocontrol of plant Diseases” incorporates critical review and research articles on management of plant diseases using biocontrol agents. This volume contains (20) chapters covering holistic information on biocontrol management of fungal, bacterial, nematode and insect pests of economically important plants. important articules are on Biocontrol—an Ecofriendly disease management approach; Commerical use of fungi as biocontrol agents; Biological control of foliar pathogens of crop plants; Ecofriendly management of diseases in mulberry; Bio-bullets to control post-harvest diseases of perishables; Use of biocontrol agents in integrated management of leaf rot in root affected coconut; Biological control of Pythium diseases in crops and biocontrol of sugarcane insect pests. Use of Trichoderma and Aspersillus as biocontrol agents of plant diseass provide detailed information on the subject. Use of VAM fungi in the management of fungal disease; Ecofriendly management of wilt of Guava by VAM Technology and AM fungi for Phytonematode management provide sufficient information on the application of AM fungi as biocontrol tool. Articles related to biopesticides viz. Antimicrobial agents from plants; Evaluation of extracts of Pipernigrum as fungicidal; Antifungal antibiotics from potential biocontrol microorganism and mechanism of antagonism—Hyperparasitism and antibiosis have added value to the book. Detailed information in given on fungi in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. One chapter provide information on biocontrol of water hyacenth with fungi, which some may feel out of place, but important to have it. I am sure that this book will be useful to all students and researchers in plant pathology, microbial ecology, mycology botany and agriculture. ..more


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Biotechnology and Food Security
P. C. Trivedi
Plant biotechnology had emerged as a powerful tool to efficiently and precisely re-tailor genetic barriers and enable gene transfer between distinctly different organisms in a timely fashion. A clear technological leap is merging traditional genetics with direct gene manipulation in producing transgenic plants with better quality, longer post-harvest life, and inbred-traits conferring resistance to Phytopathogens. The benefits of biotechnology are just in the beginning phase and the promises it has are still unfathomable. This book “Biotechnology and Food Security” contains 14 articles on different areas of biotechnology with special emphasis on application of biotechnology in relation to food security. Topics related to agriculture biotechnology includes: Food security through advances in rice biotechnology; Recent advances in Plant Biotechnology: Applications in Agriculture; Transgenic crops and biosafety measures; Enhancing shelf life of fruits by antisense technology and Genetically modified food-Myths and Facts. Other related articles includes-An account of advances in in vitro morphogenetic studies of pulses; Transgenic male sterility-Progress and prospects; Biotechnological interventions for Forage improvement and Biotechnology & Ornamentals. Book covers articles on Secondary metabolites and plant tissue culture applications; Biological hardening and enhancement of therapeutic properties of Centella asiatica and In vitro plant regeneration and somaclonal variation in medicago sativa. Article on Potential of rumen fungi to degrade plant lignin and cellulose and DNA microarray for monitoring entire genome on one chip have added value to the book. This book will be useful to researchers, teachers and students of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Agriculture and Botany and for the industry people at large. ..more


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Plant Morphology and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Recent years have witnessed major and exciting discoveries in various aspects of plant sciences. The significant researches in basic plant science and new discoveries related to biotechnology fields holds promise for plant improvement and increased crop productivity. Present book Plant Morphology and Biotechnology includes Twenty one articles on Biodiversity, Reproductive Biology, Medicinal Plants, Pollution and bioremediation, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology and Plant Biotechnology. Articles on Biodiversity are viz. Biodiversity and its conservation with special reference to microbes; Habitat diversity and distribution of alpine plants; Indigenous uses and population status of plants from temperate forest in Garhwal Himalaya; Mathematical modeling of crown architecture in some social forestry trees of South India. Topics related to reproductivie biology includes-light windows and their role in pollination of some angiosperms; Pollen-a tool for screening for stress tolerance; some morpho-anatomical aspects and their taxonomic significance in some Cassia species. Importance of medicinal plants is covered in the topics viz. Medicinal plants of Garhwal Himalaya; Conservation strategies and future prospects; common herbs for different health problems; Spirulina in the treatment of anaemia. Topics related to pollution and its management includes chapter on impact of environmental pollution on the water quality of the River Ganga at the foothill of the Garhwal Himalaya and AM fungi: A potential tool for phytoremediation. Plat pathology related topics includes chapter on Phytoplasmas: The silent killer of higher plants; Role of pectolytic and celluloytic enzymes in the process of pathogenesis; Marigold: An axillary and nematoantagonistic plant; and Prevalence of common allergic diseases. Plant Biotechnology section includes articles on Somatic embryogenesis-Nature and Application; Isozyme and RAPD Analysis as an aid to differentiate hybrids and parents of castor; In vitro response- influence of carbohydrate in medium and Recent advances in Biotechnology of cereals and millet crops. This book will be useful to Botanist, Biotechnologist Environmentalist, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Environmental Biotechnology
R. A. Sharma
The International Society of Environmental Biotechnology defines environmental biotechnology as “the development, use and regulation of biological systems for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water), and for environment-friendly processes (green manufacturing technologies and sustainable development)”. It is the multidisciplinary integration of sciences and engineering in order to utilize the huge biochemical potential of microorganisms, plants and parts thereof for the restoration and preservation of the environment and for the sustainable use of resources. Keeping with the general outline of the book , the chapters that have been included are: •Introduction • Environmental Biotechnology – Serving the Future • Microbiology & Biochemistry of Waste Water Treatment • Cell Physiology & Biological Treatment •Bioreactors for Waste Water Treatment •Types of Pollutants & their Sources • Removal of Specific Pollutants •Bioremediation •Biotechnology for Hazardous Waste Management • Modern Biotechnological Applications • Biotechnology for Pesticide Industry • Tannery Industry & Biotechnology • Applications of Biotechnology in the Forest Products Industry • Biotechnology for Waste Treatment of Food & Allied Industries • Biotechniques for Air Pollution Abatment & Odor Control • Novel Methods for Pollution Control • Biodiversity Conservation • Global Environmental Problems The book will be useful to biotechnologists & environmentalists." ..more


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Biodiesel Production Technologies
S. K. Mehla
India is major importer in the global oil market and any fluctuation in the price of the oil would affect its economy. Therefore alternative source of fuel is necessary to meet our oil demands. India has large scope of biodiesel due to the large scale of biomass availability. As per conditions of India only seeds containing non-edible oil can be considered for biodiesel. The biodiesel having the advantage of being potential renewable source of energy is known to be non-toxic, eco friendly, easy to store and to transport, and has better lubricity properties. The book deals with various technologies for production of biodiesel. Characterization of Vegetable Oils & Waste Vegetable Oils, Rate Equation for Biodiesel Production Reaction, Anaerobic Reactors for Production of Biogas and Biohydrogen, Kinetics of Generation of Power coupled with Reduction in BOD in Effluents using Microbial Fuel Cell and Micellar Spectrophotometric Determination of Metal Ions in Samples of Biodiesel are other major themes of this book. The book will be handy reference for students, academicians, researchers biotechnologists, chemical and bio-engineers. " ..more


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Applications of Biotechnology
B. N. TripathiG. S. ShekhawatVinay Sharma
Biotechnology is one of the most exciting and revolutionary sciences of this century. It can be defined as the technological application that uses biological systems, Living organisms or derivatives, thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use. The advent of biotechnology has opened up a wide horizon in the field of biological research. Biotechnology also proves its immense applications at every step of human life such as, health, care, crop improvement, development of valuable products and abatement of environmental problems. The book is comprised of fourteen chapters based on updated information on various aspects of biotechnology e.g. microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, physiology and tissue engineering, environment, health, where biotechnology finds tremendous application. All the chapters have been written by eminent academics and well known scientists in the field, thus ensuring a good balance between theory and practice. The information covered in the book are focused on follwing aspects: • Applications of biotechnology in exploitation of microbial diversity. • Abatement of environmental problems and pollution control using biotechnological approaches • Utility of biotechnology in public health care, human welfare and medical biology • Applications of biotechnology in crop improvement and development of resistant crops. Use of biotechnology in conservation of biological resources. • Assessment of hazardous compounds in the environment. • Use of biotechnology in remediation of disease and drug designing. Further extensive illustration and highlighting of major applications of biotechnology make this book invaluable to biotechnologists, microbiologists as well as students dealing with applied microbiology, industrial microbiology, metabolic engineering, environmental biotechnology, stress biotechnology and cell and tissue engineering." ..more


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Bio-Fuel Plants : Cultivation Practices & Seed Bank
S. K. Mehla
Soaring oil prices have encouraged major consumers worldwide to sharply increase their use of “green” biofuel. These concerns have lead to reasearch for biodiesel as commerical alternative. Since edible oil demand is higher than its domestic production, in India this is not feasible to divert this oil for production of biodiesel. Under Indian conditions only such plant sources can be considered for biofuel, which produces non-edible oil in appreciable quantity and can be grown in large scale on non cropped marginal and wastelands. There are many tree species which bear seeds rich in oil and can serve as excellent feedstock for biodiesel production. The book deals with cultivation practices of bio-fuel plants. Crops for waste land utilization, Bio-waste utilization as organic fertilizes, micropropagation protocols are other major themes of this book. The book will be handy reference for students, academicians, researchers and people with little or no training in biofuel plants." ..more


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Genome Characterization : Basics and Applications
V. Padmaja
Genome Characterization-Basic and Applications presents an overview of the selected area of present day research in life sciences. The coverage is from basic methodologies and techniques of chromosome research through cell and tissue culture to biotechnological approaches and bioinformatics. It explores current approaches in the study of chromosomes, cytotoxic effects, biotechnological potential of crop residues, plant disease evaluation, biocontrol methods and evaluation by molecular methods, micropropagation, protoplast fusion and molecular modeling uning bioinformatics. Features • Covers techniques and applications of cytogenetic and cytotoxic studies in assessing effects of gemetocides drugs, environmental effluents and heavy metals on a wide range of plant meterials. • Includes chapters on methods of micropropagation, protoplant fusion, production of medicinally important products. • Explores areas like flora studies, antimicrobial activities and medicinally important products. • Presents disease evaluation, biocontrol strategies, their evaluation and bioinformatics in molecular modeling" ..more


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Plant Reproductive Biology and Biotechnology
ChauhanRanaChauhan
India is one of the twelve-megadiversity centers of the world with two of the eighteen hotspots worldwide. However, the bio wealth is under unprecedented environ-mental threat. Over 4.66% of the country’s biodiversity rich areas have been earmarked for extensive in-situ conservation of habitats through protected area network. Serious efforts are also being made to conserve this wealth under ex-situ programmes. For biodiversity conservation our understanding of reproductive biology of flowering plants is of utmost importance. Besides, the role of reproductive biology in biodiversity conservation, the biotechno-logical advancement in various fields also plays an equally important role. ..more


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Laboratory Manual in Industrial Biotechnology
P. Chellapandi
Industrial biotechnology can play a vital role in overcoming the fundamental challenges including employment opportunity and manpower development. The main aim of the book to review fundamental bio-analytical techniques involved in common fermentation processes and to provide an up-to-date account of current knowledge in fermentation and biochemical technology with special emphases in microbial systems. It has covered useful protocols for recognizing the fundamentals of fermentation technology and for describing current knowledge in microbial technology, especially in applications of the modern fungal systems in bioprocess developments with industrial practices. Procedures are described step by step for the user to carry out experiments without further assistance. In each chapter, short summary of appropriate products are explained comprehensively for users so as to understand the concepts of fermentation and biochemical mechanisms of respective industrial organisms. This lab manual includes 10 major units in industrial biotechnology area, including animal and agricultural biotechnology. Each unit is further divided into the related production of bio-products and frequently associated analytical methods in coincided manner. Physiochemical and microbiological analysis are well documented with reagents prepration and media composition. The significance of using this manual is that there is no need to use any sophisticated instrument and very cost effective chemicals for analysis. The main units comprised in this book are, • Molecular and Microbial Techniques • Analysis of Fermentation Substrate • Immunobiotechnology • Agricultural Biotechnology • Dairy Biotechnology • Food Biotechnology • Enzyme Biotechnology • Biochemical Technology • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology • Biogas Technology This book will be useful to students of biochemical engineering, biotechnology, microbiology, fermentation technology and biochemistry, who are interested in the areas of industrial biotechnology." ..more


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Biotechnology in Plant Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
Biotechnology has made significant advances in recent years and emerged as a frontline area of research and development, with an overwhelming impact on the society. Plant Biotechnology is a engine for green to evergreen revolution. It has shown great promise in recent years for improving crop productivity, reducing environmental pollution and improving the quality of agricultural produce. This book contains 17 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent developments in the subject. Major section includes articles on plant biotechnology. Topic covering information on Genetic modification in plants - A biotechnological scenario; Genetic transformation in leguminous crops; Role of biotechnology in ornamental crops; Genetic engineering for major abiotic stresses tolerance in crop plants; Transgenic technology for future; Molecular markers in plant genome analysis and Molecular markers for assessing genetic diversity in Coconut Palm. Topics on micropropagation of Prosopis, callusing response and direct in vitro regeneration of nodal explants; In vivo propagation and conservation of pogostemon; In vivo & in vitro comparison of bioactive substances from Bacopa, Centella and Convolvulus related to memory improvement provide useful information on application of tissue culture technique in biotechnology. Articles on Microfluidics; Tannase: A versatile enzyme for future's biotechnology; Bioplastics- Biotechnological solution for undegradable plastic wastes; Peptide nucleic acid: Prospects of 21st Century & Genetic engineering of plants for environmental cleaning up are some of the important areas which have been specifically addressed in order to make this book more distinct and relevant, in the present day context. This book will be useful to Biotechnologists, agriculture scientists, researches, teachers & students of plant science." ..more


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Biochemistry and Biotechnology: A Laboratory Manual
V. K. YadavNeelam Yadav
This Laboratory Manual in Biochemistry and Biotechnology has been written to provide a source book of technical information on a number of experiments routinely performed by the Biology, Biotechnology and Agriculture graduate and post graduate students in practical classes. The manual would be useful not only for students but also for teachers and researchers as a handy and easy to understand experimental details for 76 experiments in total. The manual has been divided into six chapters- Carbohydrates, Lipids, Proteins and Amino Acids, Enzymes, Nucleic Acids, Pigments, Phenolics and Anti-nutritional factors. Each chapter has been introduced in brief to provide required information related with the experiments covered. Important information related with the experiment has been provided at the end of each experiment as ‘notes’. Enough care has been taken to include each and every detail of the experiments which can be used as such without any modification. A total of 33 experiments have been included under the head Nucleic Acids which cover from isolation and estimation of nucleic acids to gene cloning and library preparation. These experiments will cover practical syllabus of most of Biotechnology courses offered at under graduate and post graduate level. The remaining 43 experiments represent most of basic laboratory exercises of Biochemistry courses offered at under graduate level. ..more


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Recombinant DNA and Biotechnology
B. Singh
Success in Recombinant DNA technology has been possible due to rapid development in gene cloning methodologies. It is essentially the insertion of a specific fragment of foreign DNA into a cell, through a suitable vector, in such a way that inserted DNA replicates independently and transferred to progenies as a result of cell division. The transformed cells containing DNA after their characterization and confirmation can be used commercially for the production of useful compounds such as insulin, interferon, growth hormones, etc. The book is divided into 21 confirm chapters. The language of book is simple, easily understandable and subject matter is fully illustrated. The contents include: • Structure and Function of Genes • DNA : The Genetic Material • The Genetic Code • Structure of Genome • Transposable Elements • Mutations in DNA • Recombinant DNA Used in Evolution • Use of Genetic Engineering in Plants • Use of Genetic Engineering in Animals • Regulation of Cell Cycle • Regulation of Development in Drosophila • Protoonocogenes, Oncogenes and Antioncogenes • Use of Recombinant DNA in Pharmaceutical Industry • Human Genome • Human Gene Therapy • Polymerase Chain Reaction • Genes Pertaining to Physiology of Brain • Isolation and Synthesis of Cloned Genes • Signal Perception and Transduction • Animal Cloning and Human Gene Mapping • Immune Molecules and Vaccines • References. This book will be useful for undergraduate and postgraduate students in molecular biology and biotechnology courses. ..more


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Industrial Microbiology: A Laboratory Manual
Nupur MathurAnuradha Singh
Industrial Microbiology as an art dates back into antiquity. This book is based on the UGC syllabus of Industrial Microbiology. The book concentrates on the techniques that generally feature prominently in undergraduate practical classes. Exercises such as isolation and culture of microbes from different sources, their maintenance under laboratory conditions, electrophoresis, chromatography, biochemical quantifications, immunology, soil, water, air and dairy microbiology are dealt. Apart from this nucleic acid isolation, mushroom culture and fermentation technology are also covered. The contents of the book will serve to help students of different courses studying Microbiology as a subject. ..more


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Biotechnology in Agriculture
N. K. Joshi
Improvements and new discoveries in biological fertilizers, soil and water conservation, biodiversity conservation, pest control and changes in land ownership and distribution will lead to improved production capacity. Worldwide, agricultural production continues to suffer substantial losses (20-40%) due to pests, weeds and diseases. Biotechnology applications, integrated into conventional systems, hold much promise in augmenting agriculture production and productivity, particularly given the need to protect the environment and biodiversity while increasing production sustainably. In a single line we can say agricultural biotechnology plays a significant role in solving world hunger by developing agricultural crops that provide both higher yield and more resistance to pathogens and adverse environmental and climatic condition. The chapters have been chosen to ensure that the reader gets a complete picture of the processes and techniques involved in agricultural biotechnology and the methods by which productivity and food availability can be increased. The chapter include: • Crop Movement in India • Green Revolution • Nitrogen Fixation • Transgenic Plants • Synthetic Seeds • Mycorrhizae: Applications in Agriculture and Forestry • Somatic Embryogenesis • Micropropagation in Plants • Somaclonal Variation • Cell Selection and Genotype Improvement • Protoplast Culture • Plant Tissue Culture • Metabolites from Recombinant DNA Modified Plants • Virus Free Clones through Plant Tissue Culture • Forestry Biotechnology • Biotechnology Approaches for Better Utilization • of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants ..more


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Biotechnology, 2nd Edition
C. K. Naidu
As the global human population continues to expand, concern has been expressed in various quarters about the finite number of people world agriculture can support. Of particular relevance to this concern is Biotechnology which relates to the comparative efficiency of food production by animals and plants. All animals either directly or indirectly derive their nutrition from plants. Of this intake of food energy, only a small proportion, approximately 10 per cent, is stored and thus available to the next consumer, white the remaining 90 per cent is used by the animal for the various metabolic processes necessary to sustain life. The efficiency of stored energy transfer can be improved through Biotechnology and it is with this end in view that the chapters of this book have been planned. They include, following an Introduction, Molecular Biology of Plants, Gene Cloning, and Vectors for Gene Cloning in Plants, Expression of Foreign DNA in Bacteria, Principles of Fermentation Technology, Recombinant DNA Technology, Polymerase Chain Reaction, and Monoclonal Antibodies. The chapters cover practically all aspects of Biotechnology, which is now considered the solution of the acute food crisis by growing of crops needing less water, disease resistant cops, high yielding varieties, combining the traits of two or more plants in single plant and genetic engineering. Biotechnology provides the answers to the many problems facing the world today, and would continue to do so tomorrow. This book explores many vistas of Biotechnology, which will be useful for scientists and students to understand the latest techniques and processes of Biotechnology research. ..more


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Plant Molecular Physiology : Current Scenario and Future Projections
P. C. Trivedi
Plant Physiology and Biotechnology have made enormous progress at an astonishing pace in the recent past and have aroused unparalleled public interest. This book includes 21 articles and review papers in the area of stress physiology, plant tissue culture, plant growth regulators, senescence, seed deterioration, isolation and molecular characterisation of diazotrophs, lectins and biochemistry and molecular aspects of aflatoxins biosynthesis. A major section deals with the role of plant growth regulators in crop productivity, improvement of oil quality and quantity, complementary effects of CaCl2 and ABA in cotton fibre growth; Brassinosteriods as novel group of plant hormones, and information on nitric oxide as regulator and signalling molecule in plants. Compatible solutes as stress protectants, factors affecting salt tolerance, waterlogging tolerance under neutral and alkali soils, physiology of anaerobosis stress and ameliorating different stresses, etc. provide information on stress physiology. An excellent treatise comprehends latest information on plant senescence processes pertinent to productivity. One chapter discusses plant lectins—a special class of proteins with diversified functions. Micropropagation of very important economic plant species tea, production of withanolides from W. somniferum and application of plant tissue culture in preservation of economically important plant species, in-depth study of rhizome physiology in bamboo at various stages of development provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. The article on seed deterioration describes various characters affected by natural and artificial ageing. The review on aflatoxins, secondary metabolite discusses various aspects of its biochemistry, molecular biology of its biosynthesis. An article on microarray and its application have added to the value of the book. This is a must for all science libraries catering to the requirements of post-graduate and doctoral students and teachers engaged in Biotechnology, Physiology and Plant Sciences studies. ..more


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Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
BiotechnologicaL developments and genetic engineering are revolutionising agriculture and medical science. The many applications of biotechnology include the production of new and improved foods, industrial chemicals, pharmaceuticals and livestock, and offer hope for restoring the environment and protecting endangered species. Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology contains 17 chapters on varied aspects of current interest and progress made in the field of biotechnology in the recent past. A major section includes articles on plant tissue culture and application of biotechnology in agriculture, medicine and environmental management. The potential role of biotechnology in food and agriculture; Transgenic in oil seeds; Genetically modified plants for sustainable food security; Synthetic seed; Plant genetic engineering; Biotechnological achievement in sugarcane, etc. provide information on application of biotechnology in crop improvement. The book also covers information on stem cell therapy; Nanotechnology and Role of biotechnology in bioremediation. Other topics include Survey of alkaloids, steroids and flavonoids of in vivo and in vitro grown medicinal plants; Role of tissue culture in floriculture; Micropropagation of Aloe barbadensis and Datura metel; Plant propagation and bioreactors application in tissue culture and Regeneration studies in Brassica species provide necessary information using tissue culture technique. A comprehensive account of the role of plant-based anti-cancer drugs in the management of cancer and Identification of orchid hybrids through isozyme analysis have added to the value of the book. This book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers, teachers and students of plant sciences. ..more


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Plant Biotechnology : Perspectives and Prospects
P. C. Trivedi
Rapid advances in the field of biotechnology have brought revolutionary changes in agriculture, health care and environmental science. Biotechnology has been promoted by many as being essential for human survival, and as a technology that will improve the quality of life in every country. Plant biotechnology has affected all aspects of human life. Plant Biotechnology—Perspectives and Prospects—incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant biotechnology in 20 chapters. One section deals with genetic manipulation of photosynthesis in higher plants; Transgenic vegetables for pharmaceutical and industrial applications; Agricultural genomics and molecular manipulation of carbon dioxide assimilation in crop plants. The major section on tissue culture includes articles on in vitro production and utilisation of haploids/doubled haploids in rice; Conventional and biotechnological methods of propagation in oaks; Orchid roots and in vitro regeneration; Multiple bud formation and plant regeneration in aquatic ferns; Tissue culture of medicinal plants; Micropropagation of fabaceous woody species; Biotechnology of Chlorophyton borivilianum; Hairy root cultures and on the in vitro effects of polyamine in shootlet proliferation in sugarcane. One article is on important challenges in crop plant biology and provides future thrusts to mitigate hunger and poverty in the world. The section on stress includes articles on molecular biology and physiology of stress tolerance and micronutrients and their bioavailability to overcome hidden hunger. An account related to biotechnological potential of cellulases from extremophiles provides useful and current knowledge on the subject. An article on protection of biodiversity and traditional knowledge and another on the role of biotechnology in the protection of intellectual property rights have added to the value of the book. This book will be highly beneficial to students, teachers and research workers in the field of plant biotechnology, agriculture and plant science. ..more


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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
B. Singh
Different genes in an organism are meant for the synthesis of different proteins. The hereditary nature of every living organism is defined by its genome, which consists of a long sequence of nucleic acid that provides the information needed to construct the organism. By a complex series of interactions, the sequence of individual subunits of nucleic acid determines hereditary features. The genome contains the complete set of hereditary information for any organism. Each gene is sequence within nucleic acid that represents a single protein. Each of discrete nucleic acid molecules comprising the genome may contain a large number of genes. The concept of the gene as a continuous stretch of DNA had been shattered with the discovery of the introns, but alternative splicing and genes- within-genes were yet to be revealed. Identification of cellular oncogenes seemed to promise an understanding of cancer, but the mechanism of their action-and the existence of tumor suppressor genes-still subjects for speculation. The Contents Includes : l Diversity of cells l Cell Membrane and Transportation of Molecules l Nucleic Acids l Metabolism of Nucleic Acids l Structure and Organization of Genes l Genetic Code l Gene Expression: Protein Metabolism l Signal Transduction l Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes l Regulation of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes l Regulation of Mitotic Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes l Regulation of Gene Expression in Bacteriophages l Gene Cloning and Special Gene Regulation of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes l Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA Technology l References. The topics that are covered and the approach I had taken to describe them make this book suitable for undergraduate and post graduate students in molecular biology and biotechnology courses. ..more


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Plant, Microbes & Biotechnology
S. Nehra
During the last few decades, Plant Sciences have definitely made their presence felt as an important branch of science. The role of Plant Sciences becomes very important as it provides the basic information to botanists and biotechnologists to use in tailoring plants to desired traits. The present work-Plant, Microbes and Biotechnology-incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of biotechnology and microbes in 22 chapters. Articles on nanobiotechnology, protease inhibitors in defence mechanism, biotisation of micropropagated plants; green revolution in forestry and blue-green algae as biofertiliser project their importance in the near future. Information on basic branches of plant sciences, namely, pollination biology; epidermal studies; study of agarophytes and phytoplankton have been provided covering the latest knowledge. Account related to ecological monitoring of the bioinoculant; phytochemical investigation of medicinal plants; ethnobotanical study, diseases caused by nematodes and their interaction with other organism; use of AM fungi, etc. Provide excellent information on the subject. This book will prove to be a very useful reference book for botanists and biotechnologists under one cover covering varied facets of these branches. This book is a must for all science libraries catering to the requirements of post-graduate and doctoral students and teachers engaged in Plant Science studies. ..more


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Bulbous Ornamentals and Aquatic Plants
S. K. Bhattacharjee
The diversity of colour, form and size that exists among bulbous ornamentals and aquatic plants are usually much appreciated; their subtale and incidious charm add to the beauty of the landscape. International trade on these crops are rising rapidly and world-wide queries for new material are increasing. Apart from the ornamental value, many of these groups of plants are consumed as food and medicine, they also provide fibre and other useful material to mankind. In view of the importance of these crops, critical review have been made in this publication on the crop like tulip, lilium, gladiolus, tuberose, alstroemeria, cyclamen, tuberous begonia, dahlia, hemerocallis, hymenocallis, gloriosa, crinum, zantedeschia, canna, hippeastrum, anemone, anigozanthos, eucharis, fressia, gloxinia, iris, liatris, nelumbo, nymphaea, acorus, altrovanda, aponogeton, butomus, calla, callitricha, caltha, cyperus, decodon, eichhornia, glyceria, hottonia, hydrocleys, hydrocharis, hydrocleis, juncus, saururus, saussurea, thalia, trillium, trollius, utricularia and victoria. The book will be most beneficial to scientists, teachers, students, farmers, amateurs, commercial flower growers and all those interested in these alluring flower crops. ..more


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Biotechnology and Biology of Plants
P. C. Trivedi
The advancement in crop improvement in the past several decades have been phenomenal. During the last two decades or so enormous information about many facets of plant organization and development has been appearing. Some of these data are of great relevance and were sure to contribute significantly towards improvement of crop yield. This bok incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant science in 25 chapters. The contents are: • Methods of QTL Analysis in Crop Plants • Photosynthesis and Productivity of Agricultural Crops Grown under Elevated Carbon dioxide • Orchids : Chromosomes and Their In vitro Behaviour • Algal Diversity in India. • Mechanisms of Cotton Fibre Development • Agrobacterium tumefaciens • Molecular Genetic Analysis of Drought Stress Resistance in Plants • Enzyme Catalyzed Regioselective Esterification/Trans-esterification of Sugars and Related Compounds • Proximate Reproductive Causes of Decreased Crop Productivity in Soils Contaminated with Heavy Metals • Applications of Halophilic Enzymes in Industries • Diversity in Fruit Characters in Some Cucurbits of Agra and Kanpur • Biology of Fruit Dehiscence in Oilseed Brassicas • Biohydrogen Metabolism in Cyanobacteria and Green Algae • Reproductive Biology of Safflower • An Update on Mycotoxins • Spices as Antimicrobial Agents • Role of Allelopathy in Sustainable Weed Management • Endophytic Diazotrophs in Non-Legumes and their Molecular Characterization • In Vitro Rapid Propagation of Withania somnifera Through Tissue Culture • Bio-Accumulation of Heavy Metals by Water Hyacinth • Addition of New Records of Fossil Plants to the Mesozoic Flora of the Rajmahal Hills • Mechanism of Action of Plant Growth Retardants inhibiting Ga Biosynthesis • Management of Viral and Bacterial Plant Pathogens using Biopesticides. This book will be highly beneficial to student, teachers and research workers in the field of Plant Biotechnology, Physiology, Agriculture and Plant Science. ..more


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Biotechnology : Current Perspectives and Potential Applications
P. C. Trivedi
There is no doubt that biotechnology is a technical revolution. Biotechnology is the application of biological principles, organisms, & products to practical purposes. The last twenty years or so have seen the emergence of remarkable new technologies that can produce new drugs for the treatment of disease, alter the genetic makeup of plants and animals, & produce bacteria to help clean up toxic wastes. Never in the history of the word have biological organisms been so valuable to us as commodities that can be bought & sold. The present book “Biotechnology: Current Perspectives and Potential Applications” provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of biotechnology that has been made in the recent past. Major section includes articles on Plant Biotechnology. Topic covering information on Molecular markers and their application in Forest tress; Salt stress in rice & the biotechnological approaches; Plant regeneration & genetic transformation in sorghum; In vitro micropropagation of Origanum majorana; Genetically modified plant for sustainable Food security; Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated hairy roots in coleus etc. Provide information on application of biotechnology in crop improvement. Topics on microbial biotechnology includes articles on potential of rumen microbes for improved animal productivity by genetic manipulation; Lactic acid bacteria in food and pharmaceutical industry; Fungal biotechnology for enzyme, Feed & protein-enriched foods. Articles related to health care & medical biotechnology are: Biotechnology- Application in human health care; New concepts in vaccine development; Pharmacogenomics; Microbial tyrosine phenollyase & its application in development of therapeutic compound; Biotechnological production of terpenodial indole alkaloids from plant cell cultures of Catharanthus roseus. Topic covering information on Biofilsm; Biosensors; Mushroom biotechnology etc. has been specially included to project their importance in the present scenario. A comprehensive account of vegetable disease management through biotechnology approaches and Biotechnology in Plant pathology have added to the value of book. This book will be useful to Biotechnologist, biologist, agriculture scientist, medical biotechnologist, researchers, teachers & student of science. ..more


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Basic Biosciences : Part I - Botany
S. Rajore
The living world is most fascinating to any observer due to its wide diversity. The study of plants is one of the most important branches of Biology, which has a wide-ranging impact on many fields of human activity such as medicine, pharmacy, agriculture, etc. Basic Biosciences (Part I Botany) is a textbook that covers the syllabus of the first paper of the first year of B.Sc. Biotechnology integrated course. It should be useful to B.Sc. students who have taken Botany as an elective subject. It is a very useful book, well written in a concise, illustrative and innovative style making it easy for the average reader to be able to understand and enjoy it. The book has been divided into 15 chapters. The first chapter deals with an introduction to the plant world followed by plant classification and nomenclature, underground part—root; aerial parts—stem, leaf, inflorescence, flower, fruit, parthenocarpy, seed, anatomy of the stem, anatomy of the leaf, anatomy of the root, xylem, phloem and apomixis. Each chapter in the book is profusely illustrated and is written in a simple and straight language to make the understanding of the subject easy. Students will find this book most useful and informative. ..more


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Molecular Biophysics
B. Singh
The present book Molecular Biophysics deals with biochemical, biophysical, physical and biological aspects of macromolecules. The material covers a broad range of sophistication so that the text can be used in both undergraduate and post graduate courses. It should also be value to general scientific readers who simply wish to become faimliar with the field as well as to experienced readers in biophysical area. The book covers the topics on structure of nueleic acids, their conformation changes, structural classification of proteins, structure of membrane, transportation through membranes, photosynthesis and photochemical and photobniological phenoma, structural illustrations of carbohydrates and vitamins and hormones. This book also demonstrates that how biophysical techniques and principles are used in concert to gain an understanding of the behaviour and properties of biological macromolecules. The focus is on the conformational changes in macromolecules and there interactions. The name chapters are give below : ..more


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Transgenic Crops
P. C. TrivediS. Mathur
Genetically modified foods have the potential to solve many of the world’s hunger and malnutrition problems and to help protect and preserve environment by increasing yield and reducing reliance upon chemical pesticides and herbicides. Yet there are many challenges ahead for governments, especially in the areas of safety testing regulation, international policy and food labeling. Many people feel that genetic engineering is the inevitable wave of the future and that we cannot afford to ignore a technology that has such enormous potential benefits. However, we must proceed with caution to avoid causing unintended harm to human health and the environment as a result of our enthusiasm for this powerful technology. This book “Transgenic Crops” contains 18 chapters covering all aspects related to subject. Book provide latest information on the technology and developments in the area of developing transgenic crops. Major chapters included in the book : Need for transgenic technology; Benefits and Risks Associated with transgenic crops; Genetic manipulation of plant cells; Techniques for gene transfer in plants; Integration of transgenes; Problems in gene transfer; Analysis and confirmation of transgene integration; Field testing of transgenic plants; Agricultural impact of transgenic plants; Regulation of transgenic crops; Intellectual property and transgenic plants; Transgenic plants and controversies; Future prospects; Transgenic crops in India; Funds for research on transgenic crops; Conclusion and recent news about transgenic crops. This book will be useful to biotechnolgist, agriculture scientist, researchers, teachers and students of plant science. ..more


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Physiological Basis of Crop Production & Improvement
G. S. ChaturvediP.C. RamA.K. Singh
The book covers status of the physiological bases of production of important agricultural and horticultural plants. Information regarding cereal production with special reference to wheat for national food security and linking village information system with simulation models for agri-production and land use planning are the specific topics covered in the book. It also encompasses genetic basis of productivity enhancement and role of mineral nutrition in crop production. The book provides updated information about the physiological and genetic basis of yield improvement in specific crops like potato, wheat, maize, mustard, vegetables and jute. Mineral nutrition of temperate fruits and their production are also included in the book for students of horticulture working with plant nutrition.The book will be useful to plant physiologists, plant breeders, horticulturists, biotechnologists and botantists. ..more


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Physiological and Biotechnological Manipulations for Enhancing Plant Productivity
G. S. ChaturvediP.C. Ram
The book is an endeavour to present latest information about the physiological and molecular bases of productivity enhancement in plants. Main focus has been on crop improvement involving conventional breeding, genetic engineering, physiological manipulations for better growth dynamics and source sink relationship. Transgenic approach has been the latest technology to introduce desired genes for crop improvement with specific goal. Diverse gene pool is exploited for this technology. The chapter on crop improvement through transgenic approach has been a modest endeavour to address this point. The chapters on Plant growth and development concepts and quantifications and breeding for higher yields and quality will be more useful for students and researchers for understanding growth dynamics and research planning. Importance of manipulating photosynthesis and growth through herbicide actions in relation to crop production has been presented in a practical point of view. The book will be useful for students and research workers in acquiring in-depth knowledge in the field of physiology, agronomy, plant breeding, horticulturists, biotechnologists and botanists. ..more


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Microbial Spoliage of Foods
H. A. Modi
The loss of food due to microbial spoilage has economic consequences for the producers, processors and consumers. Except for sterile foods, all foods harbor microorganisms. Food spoilage stems from the growth of these microorganisms in food or in due to the action of microbial heat-stable enzymes. New marketing trends, the consumer’s desire for foods that are not overly processed and preserved, extended shelf-life, and chances of temperature abuse between production and consumption of foods have greatly increased the chances of food spoilage and, in some instances, with new types of microorganisms. The major concerns are the economic loss and wastage of food. New concepts are being studied to reduce contamination as well as control the growth of spoilage microbes in foods. This book includes • Food Microbiology and its Horizons • Basics of Human Nutrition • An Introduction to Microbial Spoilage of Foods • Spoilage of Meat and Meat Products • Spoilage of Poultry and Eggs • Spoilage of Fish and other Seafoods • Spoilage of Dairy Products • Spoilage of Vegetables, Fruits and their Products • Spoilage of Cereal Products • Spoilage of Canned Foods • Spoilage of Frozen Foods • Indicators of Microbial Food Spoilage • Microbiological Testing of Food The book should prove to be an useful source of information for the students of food microbiology, food science and technology, food biotechnology, agriculture, horticulture, food and nutrition, hotel and catering management and other food-related courses. ..more


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Microbial Biotechnology
H. A. Modi
The use of microorganisms for large-scale industrial processes is being used since time immemorial, which was long before the realization of the activities of the microorganisms. For centuries, beer, wine, vinegar, soy-sauce and other fermented foods like bread and curd were produced through spontaneous fermentation of naturally occurring microorganisms or the use of carry-over microbial seeds from the previous batch of fermentation. The diverse catalytic activities of microorganisms are being used more and more widely to perform specific chemical reactions in the industrial production processes. Microbial Biotechnology was escalated to a new height in the eighties when multifold developments have been realized in fermentation technology, which lead to considerable savings in capital, energy and labor costs. The scientific, breakthroughs like gene manipulation, genomics and proteomics have made the industrial manufacturing of human growth hormones, interferons, vaccines etc feasible. The basic principles of the subject are elaborately explained and discussed in well-organized twenty chapters in this book. The attempt is done that this book should prove to be a useful source of information for both undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses of Microbiology and Biotechnology. The contents of this book will also be useful to the students of Pharmaceutical science and technology, Food science and technology, Dairy Science and technology, Agricultural Microbiology and Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering and other Fermentation related vocational courses. This book will also be useful as a reference source to get first-hand information of the subject for the people who are working in fermentation-based and biotechnology-based industries. ..more


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Trends in Bioinformatics
P. Shanmughaval
Bioinformatics is a field which uses computers to store and analyse molecular biological information. It is the study of the application of computer and statistical techniques to the management of information. At the beginning of the 21st century, scientists began sequencing entire species genomes and storing them on computers allowing for the use of bioinformatics to model and track a number of fascinating things. One of these applications is in deducing evolutionary change in a species. The other applications of bioinformatics including predicting entire protein strands, learning how genes express themselves in various species, and building complex models of entire cells. As computing power increases and our databases of genetic and molecular information expand, the realm of bioinformatics is sure to grow and change drastically, allowing us to build models of incredible complexity and utility. This book "Trends in Bioinformatics" is a collection of recent investigation of Bioinformatics and the compendium of paper contained in this volume will serve to further cause of Bioinformatics research. The contents includes • Rice Functional Genomics • Potentials of Fold Recognition Methods in Structure Prediction of Acyl Homoserine Lactone Synthases • Bioinformatics—Features and Methods • Datamining in Bioinformatics • Database on Tree Species • Drug—DNA • Functional Genomics Approach for Cancer Classification • Stemness of a Stem Cell • Developing Integrative Bioinformatics Systems • Mathematical Modeling in Molecular Modeling • Genome Compression • Homology Modelling of HSCA Molecular Chaperone • Bioinformatics Tools to Explore G Protein Coupled Receptors • Establishment of Web Communities in Bioinformatics • Biological Web Database • Bioinformatics Application Tool Using—Visual Basic and Perl • Homology Modeling • Networks as Development Tool for Forest Information Flow • Pharmacogenomics—Drugs by Design • Tools for Bioinformatics • Bioinformatics in Drug Discovery Process • Construction of Database, Visualization and Analysis Tools for the Enzyme Catalase and Integration into Web page • Venom as a Drug, etc. ..more


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Principles of Biotechnology
R. A. Sharma
Biotechnology is the application of living organisms to develop new product or improve existing ones. Biotechnology today imbibes us to transfer of a gene from one organism to another to increase crop productivity, improve quality, safety etc. Plant biology has always been of immense practical importance, and has enjoyed an intimate relationship with medicine and other biological sciences for centuries. Increasing scientific specialisation and the rapid advances in Chemical and Medical Sciences during the last century have left many persons with the impression that plant biology & biotechnology is important only in relation to the agricultural sciences. This is no longer true. The biotechnology is also used in gene cloning, control of pollution, formagtion of bacteril plasmids, synthesis of alcohols, acids, vaccines, antibiotics, enzymes, production of biogas, production of interferons, steroids and monoclonal bodies, food industry, pharmaceutical industry etc. In a bid to cover the subject as widely as possible, the chapters include : l Plant Biotechnology l Biotechnology and Yeast Cloning l Enzyme Engineering l Enzymes and Cells Stability l Transgenesis l Protein Extraction and Purification l Immobilized Biocatalysts l Biosensors & their Applications l Cloning Genes in Mammalian Cell-lines l Impact of Recombinant DNA Technology in the Food Industry l Molecular Biology in the Pharmaceutical Disease l Gene Manipulation and Vaccination l DNA Profiling in Forensic Science l Bibliography. The book will be useful to biotechnologists, biologists, agriculture scientists, researchers and teachers. ..more


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Amenity Horticulture, Biotechnology and Post-Harvest Technology
S. K. Bhattacharjee
Floriculture helps in enriching the quality of life and development of our society through environmental improvement, and purposeful use of socially and ecologically responsive plants in our landscape. There is a global concern for environmental improvement such as reduction of pollution and noise, energy use minimisation, prevention of erosion and flood, biodiversity and nature conservation, therapeutic and economic benefits of our environment. It is well recognised that there is need to conserve biological diversity in both native and cultivated plant species. For genetic resource characterisation DNA marker polymerisation are advantageous. DNA finger printing techniques exhibit a great potential. Moreover, the application of biotechnology to the development of new varieties of flowers has been seriously considered. The genetic engineering technology has opened up possibilities for manipulation of flower senescence, colour pigments, plant height, flower shape, floral scent; and development of transgenic plants. Futhermore, the changing scenario in international trade in ornamental crops which provide unlimited export potentialities, demand perfection in post harvest technology to offer quality plant products to the people around the world, all the year round. This book is aimed to bring out an extensive and uptodate review on the above aspects for the benefit of readers. This book will be useful to the scientists, teachers, students, researchers, technologists, exporters, amateur and professional flower growers. ..more


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Handbook of Microbiology
A. L. Bhatia
This book has been designed to be as complete as possible incorporating the generally accepted words and phrases of Microbiology. A large number of well-labeled and self-explanatory diagrams are included. History and milestones of Microbiology have been taken note of. Definitions are given with most of the terms used. Synonyms, abbreviations and symbols appear in parenthesis preceding the definition. Abbreviations and contractions have been included except for the most common abbreviations. ..more


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Immunology
B. Singh
Immunology is truly a fascinating discipline that meets the challenge and offers an opportunity to fight and check the spread of several diseases. It got recognition as a science in 1880 when the world witnessed a spate of progress brought about by the work of Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch. This pioneering work established the role of cellular components of the blood in destroying disease-causing organisms. Indeed, even the pathogenesis of autoimmune and other immunogenic diseases depends on humoral antibodies to some extent, while some are caused by cell-mediated reactions. Health care today not only means advances in therapy, but also requires accurate, sensitive, specific, quick and cost effective diagnostic systems. This book has been organised into 22 chapters arranged in logical sequence that will help in comprehending the concepts of this ever-expanding field. The chapters are as follows: · Immune System: An Introduction · Immunological Cells · Lymphatic System · Antibodies: Types, Structure and Functions · Antigen-Antibody Interaction · Cell-mediated Reactions · Immunity Regulation and Development · Immunity Evolution · Immunity Against Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Parasites · Complement · Hypersensitivity · Immune System Development and Tolerance · Transplantation and Autoimmunity · Immunology of Cancer · Stimulation of Immune Responses · Agglutination and Precipitation · The Evolution of Diversity · The Role of Different Cells in Antibody Responses · Immunisation and Vaccines · Monoclonal Antibodies · Cytokinins and Cytotoxic Cells · Blood Flow and Inflammation ..more


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Biotechnology -I
Mousumi Debnath
The age of Biotechnology has arrived. Biotechnology is the application of biological systems, organisms’ or derivatives to make or modify products or processes for specific use. This book has been designed as per the UGC approved syllabus for Biotechnology B.Sc., Part I, Paper I. It covers Biochemistry, Statistics, Elementary Computers and Fermentation Technology. The chapters have exhaustive content, illustrations and are well designed to make the subject easy to understand. A large number of examples and theoretical questions have been added. This book will prove useful for students of Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology, pharmacy and allied sciences. ..more


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Genetic Engineering
A. Sharma
Genetic engineering is so new a subject and developing with such speed that it might transform us as a species before we notice what has occurred. Yet we must comprehend this technology if we are to have any hope of guiding it. If we are to ask about the religious significance of genetic engineering, we must first understand what genetic engineering is and what some of its major uses are. Therefore, we will review the development of this technology, noting the wide range of its applications and anticipating future directions in research. The chapters include Origins of Life Genetic Engineering: Definition and Meaning Genetics and the Spiral Staircase Purpose of Genetic Engineering Human Genetic Engineering Test-Tube Babies Artificial Genes Genes and Disease DNA to Protein DNA Texts Circular DNA Knotted DNA Problem of Recombinant DNA World of Genes in Genetic Engineering Genetic Engineering: Hazards and Hopes This book is essential reading for undergraduate students of biotechnology, genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. ..more


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Handbook of Biotechnology
A. L. Bhatia
Handbook of Biotechnology purports to deal with every important aspect of biotechnology which students are likely to come across today. It attempts to present the basic facts and definitions that are understandable to the generalist and acceptable to the specialist. It is a reference book that satisfies readers in minimum time. By far, the majority of these facts are from the mainstream of biotechnology. However, some of them are also drawn from sister overlapping disciplines such as microbiology, environmental biology, etc. and also from some of the basic sciences; some are also from applicable portions of biology, statistics and bioinformatics. ¨ This compilation provides adequate information with a minimum of effort and time. ¨ This book has been designed with the principle uppermost in the mind that it should be as complete as possible, in short and concise terms that appear in the literature and conversation of biotechnology. ¨ It contains a large number of well-labelled and simple diagrams, which are self-explanatory. ¨ This book also deals with the history of biotechnology in the form of milestones. Most of the terms used in the book are followed immediately by definitions. ¨ With a few exceptions, the ‘encyclopaedic’ approach, that is, extensive information under a single broad heading is avoided. ¨ Synonyms, abbreviations and symbols appear in parentheses preceding the definition. ¨ Abbreviations and contractions which have become adopted as terms in themselves are included, but the most common abbreviations (of units, for example) are not. ..more


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Plant Growth and Development
C.K. Naidu
The first phase of growth and development is germination of the seed and establishment of the seedling. The seed is the vehicle by which genetic information passes from parent to progeny. It is also an organ of multiplication, dispersal and survival during favourable periods. A detailed account of this process is given in the chapter on ‘Seed and Seedling’. The chapter on ‘Vegetative Plant’ describes the growth and development of the root and shoot system. Roots account for a larger proportion of the plant’s dry weight than is commonly realised. Just as the root grows by meristematic activity at its tip so does the shoot but in a rather different way. Flowering, fruiting and seeding are the means by which angiosperm plants carry out sexual reproduction. This is described in detail in Chapter 3. Environmental effects and internal programming of development are described in Chapter 4. Detailed account of natural plant hormones—the growth regulators—and importance of interactions between different types of hormones in stem elongation, apical dominance, root initiation, senescence and abscission and dormancy are given. Progress in plant agricultural depends to a great extent on an ability to select the husbandry measures and inherited plant characters which give the best crops. This is described in the last chapter ‘Plant, Variation, Inheritance and Breeding’. This book is meant for students, teachers and researchers of botany, agriculture and biotechnology who desire to understand the subject thoroughly. ..more


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Tree Improvement and Biotechnology
P. ShanmughavelRev. Fr. S. Ignacimuthus.j.
Forests are huge, natural, renewable resources of several useful products. They normally occupy a vast area, which simply can not be protected efficiently. Therefore, they are virtually regarded as open treasures of nature. The wise management of forests using biotechnological approaches is essential for the growth and prosperity of developing countries. Recent advances in biotechnology in forestry and tree improvement research and applications have enabled improvement of forest trees and its physiological functioning with varying success. This book, Tree Improvement and Biotechnology, is a unique, comprehensive one and provides up-to-date information relating to recent areas of research in forestry and tree improvement. This book contains 25 chapters covering various aspects of application of Biotechnology in Forest Management, Propagation Techniques in Woody Plants, Domestication of Trees and Agroforestry Systems, Arbuscular Mycorrhiza, Biomass of Tropical Forests and Plantations, Phylogenetic Relationships, Nutrient Cycling, Seed Technology, Agroforestry, etc. These chapters will provide useful information and encouragement to forestry researchers, biotechnologists, forest policy makers, planners and forestry field workers. ..more


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Microbial Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
Microbial Biotechnology may have a profound effect on the world economy over the next two decades. Innovations emerging in the food and pharmaeceutical sectors point to the enormous potential of biotechnology to provide diverse new products, environmental remediation technologies, biodegradable plastics, novel therapeutic agents and chemicals and enzymes thatwill reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of industrial processes. This book Microbial Biotechnology contains 21 articles on different aspects of microbial biotechnology. Articles on biotechnological approaches in cyanobacterial inoculant technology; biological waste water treatment; industrial application of cold-loving micro-organisms; treatment of dairy effluent by cyanobacteria and bioremediation of textiledye waste water provide information on the role and application of microbes in the present scenario. The book also covers information onthe potential of bioagents for the management of diseases, commercial uses of Ganoderma fungus, role of rumen fungi in fibre digestion and application of mycorrhizosphere helper bacteria. Aspects covering biotechnological advances in foods; biodegradation of cyanide; tailoringoil crops; antimicrobials fromnatural resources; Agrobacterium, Nature's genetic engineer and microbes as warehouse of genes have been included to project their importance in the 21 century. This book will serve not only as an excellent reference material but also as a practical guide for teachers, research workers, industrialists and workers in the applied field of microbial biotechnology. ..more


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Glimpses in Plant Sciences and Biotechnology
P. C. Trivedi
The book contains 20 articles on the varied aspects of Plant Sciences. Articles on the application of biotechnology includes gene cloning vectors, edible vaccines, AM fungal biotechnology, in vitro production of alkaloids, micropropagation of ornamental plants and in vitro morphogenetic studies. Topics covering carbon and fatty acid metabolism in oilseed, sensing mechanism in plants, herbicides as growth substances and plant responses under water stress have been included to project their importance. Articles on aeromycological survey, impact of air pollution on lichens, morphology of dwarf shoots and phylogeny of the pentoxyleae, current information about bioinformatics, intellectual rights and management of phytonematodes, etc. have added to the value of the book. ..more


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Text Book of Biotechnologyp
Preeti Gupta
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Plant Genetic Resources : An Overview
Anuradha SinghP.C. TivediB.P. Singh
Plant genetic resources are the key component of any agricultural production system. In recent years the growing awareness and concern on promotion of plant genetic resources activities in the national context makes it obligatory that we should have relevant literature on this discipline. The present book “Plant Genetic Resources–An Overview” incorporates review and research articles on varied aspects of plant genetic resources. This volume contains 13 chapters written by leading experts in the discipline incorporating recent development in the subject. Book includes articles on : Plant Genetic Resources–General account and management; Genetic Resources of Horticultural Crops–Management for Catering Future needs, An Overview of Plant Genetic Resources of the Indian Himalayan Region; Role of Genomic Resources in Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources; Plant Genetic Resources in Oilseed Brassicas : Its management & utilization; An Insight in Pulses Production and Genetic Resources in India; Cryopreservation on Plant Genetic Resources : A Novel approaches for safe long-term conservation; Ex-situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Articles on Traditional Agricultural Systems of Small Holder Farmers of Uttarakhand Himalayas and its Potential Contribution in Food Sovereignty; Status of Plant Genetic Resources in Afghanistan and their Relevance for India and Traditional Indian Wisdom for Food and Nutritional Security with Reference to Climatic Disasters have added to the value of the book. Last chapter ‘Plant Genetic Resources in Indian Perspective—An Overview’ provide details of Indian scenario in the field. The book is useful to scientist researchers, agriculturists, botanists, curators including those engaged in safeguarding plant diversity and equally so, the policy makers & conservationists advocating national and global concern on Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management.  ..more


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Nanotechnology in Agriculture
B.L. Jana
Nanotechnology is currently a new dynamically developing industry exceeding the impact of the industrial revolution. It is still unexplored in the field of agriculture – the key mainstay of the progress of the socio–economic progress of our country. Pot culture experiments conducted with coated seeds with nano scale (< 100 nm) ZnO powder @ 25 mg Zn/g seed, and @ 50 mg Zn/g seed also revealed that the crop growth with ZnO coated seeds were similar to that observed with soluble Zn treatments applied as ZnSO4, 7H2O (@ 2.5 ppm Zn). Likewise, application of CuO nano particles (< 50 nm) to maize plant increased the growth. The experiments also showed that maize seed soaked with MgO nano particles (< 50 nm & 1000 ppm HgO) enhanced the chlorophyll content and crop growth. However, using nanotechnology in agriculture (specially Nano–fertilizer), we can increase production, application and tremendous impact on crop yield. This should be harvested in a very near future with golden reaps of the crops. The book covers – Nanotechnology, its meaning, history, characteristics, concepts, applications; Implications of Nanotechnology, Health & Environmental Concerns, Regulation & Nano Innovation; Nanotechnology – larger to smaller, Molecular Nanotechnology, Current Research of Nanomaterials, Bottom–up/Top–down/Functional and Biometric Approaches; What Inventions Nanotechnology might yield, Tools & Techniques, Applications & Implications; Impact of Nanotechnology, Potential Benefits, Risks & Effects; Special Impact of Nanotechnology; Impact of Molecular Nanotechnology; Nanotechnology in Agriculture, Food, Recent Developments; Nano–fertilizer, Production, Application, Crop Yield, Nano–Micro nutrients Fertilizers; and Other Aspects of Nano–Agriculture in Precision Farming, Recommendations & Golden Days for Future. Hope, the book will help the students of the SAUs for further research in the farmers’ field, augmenting a golden future supplying foods to the hungry millions.  ..more


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Genetics and Molecular Biology in Crop Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
The physio-chemical basis of biological systems and the control of their development and interactions are being unraveled in spectacular advances in molecular biology. During the past few decades both basic and applied aspects of biotechnology have developed rapidly. Genetic engineering provides great promise for the improvement of crop plants. The successful application of biotechnological tools will require reliable, high levels of transgene expression and their stability over generations. The availability of cellular and molecular toolbox has opened up a plethora of prospects. This book provides an authoritative review account of many aspects of current interest and progress in the field of genetics and molecular biology in crop improvement that has been made in the recent past. Book includes 12 chapters, prepared by specialist and subject experts on different aspect of subjects. The major section includes articles viz. : Genetic improvement of sugarcane through non-conventional approaches; Potential of chloroplast simple sequence repeats in genetic analysis and crop improvement; Aroma, starch and shape of rice grain: A molecular prospective; Diversity analysis in Brassica juncea varieties by using morphological and molecular markers; Genomic and epigenetic perspectives of molecular and biochemical basis of Heterosis in plants; Methylomics and inheritance in plants: DNA and RNA methylation; Identification of the U-Triangle six Brassica species and three of their relatives based on chloroplast DNA; Molecular markers and their application : Foeniculum vulgare; Morphological and cytological studies on Morinda lucida; Effect of polyamines on seed quality parameters in aged seeds in radish; on Kala Zeera (Bunium persicum). This book is useful to researchers, molecular biologists, biotechnologists, plant breeders and teachers engaged in advanced genetics and molecular biology for crop improvement. ..more


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Biotechnology in Crop Improvement
P. C. Trivedi
Breathtaking discoveries have been scripted in biotechnology in the past three decades. The global biotechnology industry is exploiting its limitless potential. This rapidly merging cutting edge technology is ushering novel changes in food and nutrition, security, healthcare, and more so in crop improvement. Plant breeding is a continuous process. And with the availability of new technologies, and certain new breeding techniques plant breeding has assumed new dimensions. The emergence of Nanobiotechnology has broadened the spectrum of crop improvement. The present volume is a compilation of 14 chapters written by eminent scientists who work on tissue culture, nanotechnology, application of biotechnology in crop improvement, production of therapeutically important biomolecules, genetic modification of crop plants etc. Detailed information on Plant tissue culture in India- concept to commercialization and researches on Aloe barbadensis: A Miracle plant added value to the book. Each chapter provides updated literature on the topics of both academic and research interest. With their unique and expert views the book makes an interesting reference material for researchers in Biotechnology in Crop Improvement. It is certain to become the standard reference for biotechnologists, molecular biologists, plant breeders, and teachers engaged in teaching advanced biotechnology pertinent to crop improvement.  ..more


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Seeds, Bioregulants and Applied Plant Biotechnology
K. K.BoraKaran SinghArvind Kumar
The objective to the background of this publication has been to follow an equilibrated and realistically inter-disciplinary approach for enhancing productivity with sustainability. Hence, research papers and review articles have focused on certain vital aspects relating to productivity of crops and plants. Scientific information on practical aspects of osmoconditioning, thermoconditioning and invigoration of seeds for enhancing seed yield and quality have been documented alongwith dry permeation technique. Seed biological, phytohormonological and biotechnological aspects of crops like wheat, pea and other pulses, oilseed crops like groundnut and mustard, fruits, vegetables, medicinal plants, ornamental plants, spices, MPT (multi-purpose trees) like neem are the subjects of some research papers and review articles. Emphasis on micropropagational biotechnology has been given to obtain virus-free seedlings of few plants. Scientists, teachers, scholars, scientific managers, planners and administrators who have their interests in botanical, forestal, environmental, biotechnological, seed physiological, seed pathological, horticultural aspects shall certainly be benefitted by the scientific information contained in this book. ..more


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Industrial Microbial Enzymes
H. A. Modi
Recent developments in the fields of genetic engineering and protein chemistry are bringing ever more powerful means of analysis to bear on the study of enzyme structure and function that will undoubtedly lead to the rational modification of enzymes to ma ..more


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Fermented Food Biotechnology
H. A. Modi
It is apparent that indigenous fermentations improve the digestibility and nutritional value of various foods and contribute towards the nutritional well-being of the world population. Due to the uncontrolled increase of Indian population and rising cost of milk and other proteins of animal origin, the consumption of fermented foods is expected to increase in future in view of the protein malnutrition particularly among the people belonging to the low income group. Since fermentations also produce meat-like flavour and texture in vegetable foods, the products prepared by controlled fermentations can provide a cheaper alternative to feed the additional segments of low income group in developing countries. The contents include: • Introduction to Fermented Foods • Legume-based Fermented Foods • Starch-based Fermented Foods • Indian Fermented Mixed Preparations • Baked Foods • Fermented Meat and Fish Products • Tea Fermentation • Coffee Fermentation • Cocoa Fermentation • Introduction to Fermented Milks • Fermented Milk Products • Microbiology of Cheese • Commercial Manufacture of Cheeses • Introduction to Fermented Vegetables and Fruits • Sauerkraut • Pickles and Olives • Vinegar • Ethyl Alcohol • Fermented Alcoholic Beverages • Distilled Beverage Spirits • Microbial Surfactants in Food Applications • Ensilage This book will prove of great help to students pursuing U.G. or P.G. courses in Food Science and Technology, Dairy Science and Technology, Agriculture and Veterinary Science, Home Sciences, Food Nutrition, Home Economics as well as other basic science courses (Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science etc.) where this subject forms a part of its applied biotechnology curricula. It will also provide first-hand information to professionals engaged in food bio-processing industries. ..more

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