Marine Pollution and Microbial Remediation

  • Milind Mohan Naik
  • Santosh Kumar Dubey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andreia Cruz, Ana Julia Cavaleiro, Ana M. S. Paulo, António Louvado, M. Madalena Alves, Adelaide Almeida et al.
    Pages 41-66
  3. Sanika Shivdas Naik, Irene Furtado
    Pages 143-151
  4. Md Imran, Preethi B. Poduval, Sanjeev C. Ghadi
    Pages 189-203
  5. Priya Mallika D’Costa, Maria Shamina D’Silva, Ravidas Krishna Naik
    Pages 205-222
  6. Krupali Poharkar, Swapnil Doijad, Savita Kerkar, Sukhadeo Barbuddhe
    Pages 239-253
  7. M. K. Praveen Kumar, Avelyno D’costa, S. K. Shyama
    Pages 263-270

About this book


Marine environment is the largest habitat covering approximately 70% of the total earth surface. Oceans are the main regulatory agent of earth’s climate and harbour a huge diversity of living organisms. Marine environment provide a unique ecological niche to different microbes which play a significant role in nutrient recycling as well as various environmental activities. However with rapid industrialization, urbanisation,  ship trafficking and mining activities enormous amounts of  waste including heavy metals, hydrocarbons, chemicals, dyes, organic load, agriculture waste, pesticides, antifoulants (e.g.tributyltin) and bacterial pathogens  have accumulated in marine/estuarine environments over several decades and pose a serious threat to marine macro and micro biota and humans and therefore require special attention.  However some natural marine microbes are known to possess diverse resistance mechanisms and degradation pathways to variety of toxic pollutants and these unique characteristics of marine/estuarine bacteria proved to be an ideal tool in bioremediation of contaminated marine and estuarine environmental sites. Reclamation of marine polluted environments using marine microbes has been found to be effective, affordable and ecofriendly technological solution over conventional physical and chemical methods.

Objective of this book is focus on marine pollution and application of marine microorganisms in cost effective and ecofriendly methods of pollution abatement.


Bio-monitoring Bioremediation Environmental Hazards Marine Environment Marine Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Milind Mohan Naik
    • 1
  • Santosh Kumar Dubey
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyGoa University Department of MicrobiologyGoaIndia
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyGoa University Department of MicrobiologyGoaIndia

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