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Unravelling the Soil Microbiome

Perspectives For Environmental Sustainability

Benefits

  • Highlights the importance of the soil microbial world in an agriculture and sustainability context

  • Provides state-of-the-art technologies for the exploration of the structural and functional attributes of soil microbial diversity

  • Presents microbial community analyses for applications in agriculture, and environmental biotechnology

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 1-4
  3. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 5-22
  4. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 23-32
  5. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 33-49
  6. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 51-60
  7. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 61-70
  8. Rama Kant Dubey, Vishal Tripathi, Ratna Prabha, Rajan Chaurasia, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ch. Srinivasa Rao et al.
    Pages 71-75
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 77-104

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the significance of soil microbial diversity to understand its utility in soil functions, ecosystem services, environmental sustainability, and achieving the sustainable development goals. With a focus on agriculture and environment, the book highlights the importance of the microbial world by providing state-of-the-art technologies for examining the structural and functional attributes of soil microbial diversity for applications in healthcare, industrial biotechnology, and bioremediation studies. In seven chapters, the book will act as a primer for students, environmental biotechnologists, microbial ecologists, plant scientists, and agricultural microbiologists. 

Chapter 1 introduces readers to the soil microbiome, and chapter 2 discusses the below ground microbial world. Chapter 3 addresses various methods for exploring microbial diversity, chapter 4 discusses the genomics methods, chapter 5 provides the metaproteomics and metatranscriptomics approaches and chapter 6 details the bioinformatics tools for soil microbial community analysis, and chapter 7 concludes the text with future perspectives on further soil microbial uses and applications. 

Keywords

Soil microbiome Environmental remediation Microorganisms for agriculture Biocontrol agents Carbon sequestration Phyto-bioremediation Bioinformatics Metagenomics Metatranscriptomics Metaproteomics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekananda Technical UniversityBhilaiIndia
  4. 4.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  5. 5.ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important MicroorganismsMau Nath BhanjanIndia
  6. 6.National Academy of Agricultural Research ManagementHyderabadIndia
  7. 7.Department of Applied BiologyUniversity of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  8. 8.Institute of Environment & Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

About the authors

Dr. Rama Kant Dubey is a doctoral research fellow, working in the area of plant-microbe interactions, sustainable agriculture and soil system sustainability at Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India. Being a Green Talent Awardee (BMBF, Govt. of Germany), he has also worked as a Guest Researcher at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Neuherberg, Germany. He did his MSc. in Industrial Microbiology from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. He has received AU-CBT Excellence Award of Biotech Research Society of India, and NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puraskar’ from the and National Academy of Sciences, India. Mr. Dubey has been serving as an active member for the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), IUCN and serving as an Editor of the ‘Agroecosystems Newsletter’ of the IUCN-CEM Agroecosystems Specialist Group and special issue in Agronomy (MDPI). He is also serving as an expert reviewer for the various international research journals from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, Wiley, and PLOS. 

Dr. Vishal Tripathi is a Research Scholar at the Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University. His research interest lies in restoration and management of polluted lands and understanding the plant-microbe-pollutant interactions under changing climate to develop future remediation strategies. He has been recipient of the prestigious Green Talents Award of the Federal Ministry of Education & Research (BMBF), Germany for the year 2018. He has also been conferred with AU-CBT Research Excellence award of The Biotech Research Society of India, for the year 2016.  He is a member of the Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) and serving as an expert reviewer for several international journals namely Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Biomass and Bioenergy (Elsevier), Agronomy for Sustainable Development (Springer), Restoration Ecology (Wiley), Biodegradation (Springer), Environmental Management (Springer), PLOS One (PLOS), Energy, Ecology & Environment (Springer).

  

Dr. Ratna Prabha is a SERB-National Postdoctoral Fellow (DST, Govt. of India) at Chhattisgarh Swami Vivekanda Technical University, Bhilai. She  obtained her master’s degree in Bioinformatics from Banasthali Vidyapeeth and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Mewar University, India. She has been engaged in developing various digital databases on plants and microbes and has published two edited books, many book chapters, and various research papers and review articles in journals of international repute. Her current research interest lies in microbe-mediated stress management in plants, database development, comparative microbial genome analysis, phylogenomics and pangenome analysis of prokaryotic genomes, and metagenomics data analysis. She has completed several bioinformatics demonstration tasks at different national training programs on bioinformatics and computational biology. She has been awarded the Young Scientist Award at G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology; S&T SIRI, Telangana; and CGCOST, Chhattisgarh.

Dr. Rajan Chaurasia is a Research Fellow (CSIR-NET-JRF) at the Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University. His research interests are crop diversification, emerging cropping patterns, plant-microbe interactions, microbial diversity and sustainable agriculture. He has received Young Scientist Travel Award from International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), Paris. He is a life member of the Association of Environmental Analytical Chemistry of India (AEACI), Society for Science of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability and active member of Global Land Programme (GLP), Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, (GSBI) and Commission on Ecosystem Management of IUCN.

Dr. Dhananjaya Pratap Singh is a Principal Scientist in biotechnology at ICAR-National Bureau of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms (NBAIM), Maunath Bhanjan, India. He obtained his master’s degree from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, and Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests include plant-microbe interactions, bio-prospecting of metabolites of microbial and plant origin, microbe mediated stress management in plants, metabolomics-driven search for small molecules, and bioinformatics in microbial research. He was involved in the development of a supercomputational facility for agricultural bioinformatics in the microbial domain at ICAR-NBAIM under the National Agricultural Bioinformatics Grid (NABG) program of ICAR. He has been awarded with various prestigious awards including the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Award for Scientific Excellence in 2016 by Marina Labs. He has more than 134 publications and one Indian patent to his credit.

Dr. Ch. Srinivasa Rao is the Director of ICAR-national Academy of Agricultural Research & Management (NAARM), Hyderabad. He did his M.Sc (Ag) from ANGRAU, Bapatla, AP, Ph.D from IARI, New Delhi and Post-Doctoral from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. His specializations are soil carbon sequestration, climate change, agriculture contingency planning, conservation policy and agriculture research management. He was coordinated AICRP on dryland agriculture and Director of CRIDA, Hyderabad during 2013-17. He was the National Coordinator for ICAR-flag ship program on climate change, NICRA and worked as technical chairman of National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture, climate change negotiator in Indian delegation represented at UNFCCC, SBSTRA, COP meetings etc. He is executive board member of International Dryland Development Commission and Member, Asian Carbon Network. He is a Fellow of NAAS, ISSS, ISPRD and received prestigious awards from Honourable President and Prime Minister of India. He has published  255 research papers, 25 books and serving as a regular reviewer for 15 International journals.

Prof. Ali El-Keblawy  is a Professor and Chair of the Applied Biology Department, University of Sharjah, UAE. He was awarded his PhD degree in Plant Ecology from Tanat University, Egypt and Windsor (Ontario, Canada) in a joint program. Dr El-Keblawy has established the Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium and was director for it for 5 years. His research interests include, plant ecology, biodiversity and conservation of desert plants, invasion biology, rangeland management, propagation of native plants of the Arab Gulf deserts and domestication of desert native plants for urban landscaping. He has been awarded with Distinguished Faculty award in Scientific Research, University of Sharjah.

Prof. Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash is a senior Assistant Professor of sustainability science in the Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India and Chair of the Agroecosystem Specialist Group of IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and his research interest includes land degradation and restoration, bioremediation, integrated remediation techniques and harnessing plant-microbe interactions as a low-input techniques for multipurpose environmental benefits. He is serving the editorial board of AgronomyBiodegradationBiomass & BioenergyEnergy, Ecology & EnvironmentEnvironmental ManagementLand Degradation & DevelopmentLandRestoration Ecology, Sustainable Earth, and Tropical Ecology and as an expert of IPBES, IPCC, UNDP-BES Network, UNCCD and IRP of UNEP. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Unravelling the Soil Microbiome
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives For Environmental Sustainability
  • Authors Rama Kant Dubey
    Vishal Tripathi
    Ratna Prabha
    Rajan Chaurasia
    Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    Ch. Srinivasa Rao
    Ali El-Keblawy
    Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil Abhilash
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15516-2
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15515-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15516-2
  • Series ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5555
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 104
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Soil Science & Conservation
    Applied Microbiology
    Agriculture
    Microbiology
    Bioinformatics
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