Management of Microbial Resources in the Environment

  • Abdul Malik
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
  • Madalena Alves

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Abdul Malik, Farhana Masood, Elisabeth Grohmann
    Pages 1-15
  3. Showkat Ahmad Lone, Abdul Malik, Jasdeep Chatrath Padaria
    Pages 51-67
  4. Shabbir Ashraf, Mohammad Zuhaib
    Pages 69-90
  5. Marta F. Simões, Leonel Pereira, Cledir Santos, Nelson Lima
    Pages 91-117
  6. Mohammad Tabish, Shafquat Azim, Mohammad Aamir Hussain, Sayeed Ur Rehman, Tarique Sarwar, Hassan Mubarak Ishqi
    Pages 119-140
  7. E. V. Pershina, E. E. Andronov, A. G. Pinaev, N. A. Provorov
    Pages 141-166
  8. Masaki Shintani, Hideaki Nojiri
    Pages 167-214
  9. Elisabeth Grohmann
    Pages 215-247
  10. Surinder Kaur, Gurpreet Singh Dhillon, Satinder Kaur Brar, Vijay Bahadur Chauhan, Ramesh Chand, Mausam Verma
    Pages 249-287
  11. M. Shafiq Ansari, Salman Ahmad, Nadeem Ahmad, Tufail Ahmad, Fazil Hasan
    Pages 341-360
  12. Saman Khan, Amit Kumar Sonkar, Shakil Ahmed
    Pages 413-428
  13. Zuraini Zakaria, Basma Rajeh Mohammad Abu Arra, Sumathi Ganeshan
    Pages 429-444
  14. A. J. Cavaleiro, A. A. Abreu, D. Z. Sousa, M. A. Pereira, M. M. Alves
    Pages 445-469
  15. Nabil Ben Omar, Hikmate Abriouel, Ismail Fliss, Miguel Ángel Ferandez-Fuentes, Antonio Galvez, Djamel Drider
    Pages 471-494
  16. Farrakh Mehboob, Alette A. M. Langenhoff, Gosse Schraa, Alfons J. M. Stams
    Pages 495-521
  17. Abdul Malik, Elisabeth Grohmann, Madalena Alves
    Pages E1-E2
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 523-530

About this book


This volume details the exploration, collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of microbes for sustainable utilization in the development of the global as well as national economies, e.g. in agriculture, ecosystems, environments, industry and medicine. Many research institutes and universities all over the world carry out microbiological and biotechnological research, which generates substantial genomic resources such as cDNA libraries, gene constructs, promoter regions, transgenes and more valuable assets for gene discovery and transgenic product development.
This work provides up-to-date information on the management of microbial resources in the environment. It also covers the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments. In trying to understand microbial interactions it further focuses on genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances, as well as on microbial diversity and phylogeny; ecological studies of human, animal and plant microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in the environment; and key technological advances. Though not intended to serve as an encyclopedic review of the subject, the various chapters investigate both theoretical and practical aspects and provide essential basic information for future research to support continued development.


Genetic Diversity Microbial Diversity Microbial Resource Management Microbial Tools Application Sustainable Agriculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Abdul Malik
    • 1
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Grohmann
    • 2
  • Madalena Alves
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Microbiology Faculty of Agricultural SciencesAligarh Muslim UniversityAligarhIndia
  2. 2.Division of Infectious DiseasesUniversity Medical Center FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  3. 3.Center of Biological EngineeringUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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