Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment

Volume 1 : Research Trends, Priorities and Prospects

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
  • Ratna Prabha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Pratiksha Singh, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Mohini Prabha Singh, Qi Qi Song, Manoj K. Solanki, Li-Tao Yang et al.
    Pages 63-92
  3. Ratna Prabha, Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta
    Pages 93-130
  4. Stefan Shilev, Hassan Azaizeh, Nikolay Vassilev, Danail Georgiev, Ivelina Babrikova
    Pages 131-171
  5. Anupam Maharshi, Gagan Kumar, Arpan Mukherjee, Richa Raghuwanshi, Harikesh Bahadur Singh, Birinchi Kumar Sarma
    Pages 219-240
  6. Vincent Vineeth Leo, Lallawmsangi, Lalrokimi, Bhim Pratap Singh
    Pages 241-260
  7. Muhammad Shahid, Temoor Ahmed, Muhammad Noman, Natasha Manzoor, Sabir Hussain, Faisal Mahmood et al.
    Pages 261-279
  8. Pankaj Prakash Verma, Rahul Mahadev Shelake, Suvendu Das, Parul Sharma, Jae-Yean Kim
    Pages 281-311
  9. Amita Sharma, Rajnish Kumar Verma
    Pages 313-327
  10. Rajni Singh, Prerna Gautam, Mahek Fatima, Sonali Dua, Jyoti Misri
    Pages 329-352
  11. Bhavana V. Mohite, Sunil H. Koli, Hemant P. Borase, Jamatsing D. Rajput, Chandrakant P. Narkhede, Vikas S. Patil et al.
    Pages 353-380
  12. Abiya Johnson, Prajkata Deshmukh, Shubhangi Kaushik, Vimal Sharma
    Pages 381-418
  13. Raksha Ajay Kankariya, Ambalal Babulal Chaudhari, Pavankumar M. Gavit, Navin Dharmaji Dandi
    Pages 419-452
  14. Soumya Nair, Jayanthi Abraham
    Pages 453-478
  15. Kandikere R. Sridhar, Namera C. Karun
    Pages 479-507
  16. Brijendra Kumar Kashyap, Roshan Ara, Akanksha Singh, Megha Kastwar, Sabiha Aaysha, Jose Mathew et al.
    Pages 509-530
  17. Prasad Jape, Vijay Maheshwari, Ambalal Chaudhari
    Pages 531-544

About this book


Microbial communities and their functions play a crucial role in the management of ecological, environmental and agricultural health on the Earth. Microorganisms are the key identified players for plant growth promotion, plant immunization, disease suppression, induced resistance and tolerance against stresses as the indicative parameters of improved crop productivity and sustainable soil health. Beneficial belowground microbial interactions with the rhizosphere help plants mitigate drought and salinity stresses and alleviate water stresses under the unfavorable environmental conditions in the native soils. Microorganisms that are inhabitants of such environmental conditions have potential solutions for them. There are potential microbial communities that can degrade xenobiotic compounds, pesticides and toxic industrial chemicals and help remediate even heavy metals, and thus they find enormous applications in environmental remediation. Microbes have developed intrinsic metabolic capabilities with specific metabolic networks while inhabiting under specific conditions for many generations and, so play a crucial role. The book Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment is an effort to compile and present a great volume of authentic, high-quality, socially-viable, practical and implementable research and technological work on microbial implications. The whole content of the volume covers protocols, methodologies, applications, interactions, role and impact of research and development aspects on microbial interventions and technological outcomes in prospects of agricultural and environmental domain including crop production, plan-soil health management, food & nutrition, nutrient recycling, land reclamation, clean water systems and agro-waste management, biodegradation & bioremediation, biomass to bioenergy, sanitation and rural livelihood security. The covered topics and sub-topics of the microbial domain have high implications for the targeted and wide readership of researchers, students, faculty and scientists working on these areas along with the agri-activists, policymakers, environmentalists, advisors etc. in the Government, industries and non-government level for reference and knowledge generation. 


Microbial Diversity and Functions Bioremediation Biological control Plant and Soil Health Plant Growth Promotion

Editors and affiliations

  • Dhananjaya Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 2
  • Ratna Prabha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyICAR – NBAIMMaunath BhanjanIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology, School of ScienceTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyICAR – NBAIMMaunath BhanjanIndia

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