Microbial Diversity and Biotechnology in Food Security

  • R.N. Kharwar
  • R.S. Upadhyay
  • N.K. Dubey
  • Richa Raghuwanshi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Endophytes and Mycorrhiza

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Parijat Kusari, Michael Spiteller, Oliver Kayser, Souvik Kusari
      Pages 3-15
    3. R. N. Kharwar, Ashish Mishra, Vijay K. Sharma, S. K. Gond, S. K. Verma, A. Kumar et al.
      Pages 23-39
    4. Sanjana Kaul, Maroof Ahmed, Tanwi Sharma, Manoj K. Dhar
      Pages 41-57
    5. Sunil Kumar Deshmukh, Shilpa A. Verekar
      Pages 59-89
    6. Richa Raghuwanshi, Shilpam Sinha
      Pages 121-132
    7. D. J. Bagyaraj
      Pages 133-146
  3. Microbial Diversity and Plant Protection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Kamlesh Kumar Prajapati, O. P. Verma, Prakash Singh, Sanjeev Singh, Dhirendra K. Singh
      Pages 149-157
    3. Sananda Mondal, Bandana Bose
      Pages 193-203
    4. Mohamed A. Gad, Manab Deka, Naglaa A. Ibrahim, Sherif S. Mahmoud, R. N. Kharwar, Tarun C. Bora
      Pages 225-234
    5. Jitender K. Verma, D. K. Kishore, S. K. Sharma, Asha Sharma
      Pages 243-249
    6. K. Ravindran, S. Chitra, A. Wilson, S. Sivaramakrishnan
      Pages 251-255
    7. R. P. Gupta, B. C. Yadav, S. K. Singh, S. P. Singh
      Pages 265-271
    8. Santosh G. Tupe, Preeti M. Chaudhary, Sunita R. Deshpande, Mukund V. Deshpande
      Pages 315-325
    9. M. Loganathan, A. B. Rai, Arpita Singh, Sujoy Saha
      Pages 373-382
  4. Microbial Function and Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Anjisha R. Maharshi, Vrinda S. Thaker
      Pages 423-430
    3. Sapna, Jinender Jain, Bijender Singh
      Pages 431-437
    4. Deepti Singh, Ekta Narang, Preeti Chutani, Amit Kumar, K.K. Sharma, Mahesh Dhar et al.
      Pages 439-450
    5. Rashmi Tyagi, B. D. Kaushik, Jitendra Kumar
      Pages 463-470

About this book


The roles of microbes in agriculture, industry and environment have been the point of interest since long time for their potential exploitation. Although only a fraction of microbial diversity was accessed by microbiologists earlier for harnessing them owing to limited techniques available. The molecular techniques have opened new vistas to access the wide field of the unexplored microbes and their exploitation for useful genes and novel metabolites. Sincere efforts have been made in biotechnology using microbes leading to improve our life with respect to agriculture and people health.

This comprehensive volume covers different aspects of microbial biotechnology and its management in sustainable agriculture for food security and improved human health. The book comprises four sections: Endophytes and Mycorrhizae, Microbial Diversity and Plant Protection, Microbial Functions and Biotechnology, and Microbes and the Environment, which contain 53 chapters.

The book examines the aspects on endophytes and mycorrhizae, bioactive compounds, growth promoting microorganisms, disease management with emphasis on biocontrol, genetics of disease resistance, microbial enzymes, advances in potential of microbes and their industrial as well as pharmaceutical applications. In addition, the use of botanicals, and the etiology and management of medicinal and aromatic plants in the post harvest management have been reviewed in greater depth for the benefit of teaching and research community.  

The biotechnological developments using microbe potential have enabled us combat the environment and human health problems worldwide in ecofriendly manner. We are sure that this volume will be highly useful to all those concerned with fungi, bacteria, viruses and their biology, including environmental and public health officers and professionals in the field of interest. The volume is an exhaustive coverage of almost all the aspects of microbial biology and biotechnology.


Biocontrol Nanobiotechnology Pathogens Plant protection

Editors and affiliations

  • R.N. Kharwar
    • 1
  • R.S. Upadhyay
    • 2
  • N.K. Dubey
    • 3
  • Richa Raghuwanshi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu University Centre of Advances Studies in BotanyVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu University Centre of Advances Studies in BotanyVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu University Centre of Advances Studies in BotanyVaranasiIndia
  4. 4.Department of BotanyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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