Quorum Sensing and its Biotechnological Applications

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vipin Chandra Kalia, Jyotsana Prakash, Shikha Koul, Subhasree Ray
      Pages 3-16
    3. Mohini Mohan Konai, Geetika Dhanda, Jayanta Haldar
      Pages 17-42
    4. Soumya Pandit, Shruti Sarode, Kuppam Chandrasekhar
      Pages 43-60
    5. Vipin Chandra Kalia, Jyotsana Prakash, Subhasree Ray, Shikha Koul
      Pages 87-97
    6. Bhaskar Das, P. Balasubramanian, R. Jayabalan, N. Lekshmi, Sabu Thomas
      Pages 107-141
  3. Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Jyotsana Prakash, Vipin Chandra Kalia
      Pages 155-166
    3. Deepika Jothinathan, Nasrin Fathima AH, Pachaiappan Raman
      Pages 167-177
  4. Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Bhagwan Rekadwad, Pallab Kumar Ghosh
      Pages 181-191
    3. Venkadesaperumal Gopu, Sivasankar Chandran, Prathapkumar Halady Shetty
      Pages 193-219
  5. Health

About this book


This book delves into the biotechnological applications of Quorum sensing (QS)- a peculiar gene-regulatory process of some microorganisms. Quorum Sensing allows a large bacterial population to work together in a coordinated manner to carry out metabolic activities, which individual bacterium cannot. The different chapters describe how, associating bioremediation process with energy generation is an economical proposal, for reducing pollution and managing biowastes. 

The book discusses how QS can be exploited for biotechnological applications in generating bioproducts, bioenergy, bioremediation, biosensors, health and agricultural activities. It further highlights how QS is becoming an integral part of synthetic biology for genetic circuits for producing: (i) novel products, (ii) biosensors, (iii) bioactive molecules, etc. The book is divided into different sections for a clear understanding of the applicability of QS in, the Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Health sectors.


quorum sensing bioremediation microbiology agriculture biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

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