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Microbial Diversity in Ecosystem Sustainability and Biotechnological Applications

Volume 2. Soil & Agroecosystems

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
  • Subrata Kumar Das
  • Bhavdish Narain Johri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Soil and Agroecosystem

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subhro Banerjee, D. K. Jha, S. R. Joshi
      Pages 3-30
    3. S. R. Joshi, Donald Bareh, Aishiki Banerjee
      Pages 57-82
    4. M. Senthilkumar, K. Swarnalakshmi, K. Annapurna
      Pages 83-107
    5. Rahul Singh Rajput, Ratul Moni Ram, Anukool Vaishnav, Harikesh Bahadur Singh
      Pages 109-144
    6. Shikha Khullar, M. Sudhakara Reddy
      Pages 145-166
    7. Manju M. Gupta, Dipanti Chourasiya, Mahaveer P. Sharma
      Pages 167-186
    8. Suseelendra Desai, T. V. Prasad, G. Praveen Kumar, John Peter, Leo Danile Amalraj
      Pages 205-230
    9. Shivali Sharma, Shanu Magotra, Sneha Ganjoo, Tabia Andrabi, Rikita Gupta, Shilpi Sharma et al.
      Pages 273-304
  3. Diversity of Specific Microbial Groups

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 305-305
    2. Khem Chand Saini, Sanjeeva Nayaka, Felix Bast
      Pages 307-323
    3. Digvijay Verma, Ravi Kumar, Tulasi Satyanarayana
      Pages 325-373
    4. Shikha Pachauri, Pramod D. Sherkhane, Prasun K. Mukherjee
      Pages 441-456

About this book


This volume comprehensively reviews recent advances in our understanding of the diversity of microbes in various types of terrestrial ecosystems, such as caves, deserts and cultivated fields. It is written by leading experts, and highlights the culturable microbes identified using conventional approaches, as well as non-culturable ones unveiled with metagenomic and microbiomic approaches. It discusses the role of microbes in ecosystem sustainability and their potential biotechnological applications. The book further discusses the diversity and utility of ectomycorrhizal and entomopathogenic fungi and yeasts that dwell on grapes, it examines the biotechnological applications of specific microbes such as lichens, xylan- and cellulose-saccharifying bacteria and archaea, chitinolytic bacteria, methanogenic archaea and pathogenic yeasts. 


Microbial ecology and diversity Microbial diversity and applications Microbial diversity in terrestrial ecosystem Agroecosystem Soil microbiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tulasi Satyanarayana
    • 1
  • Subrata Kumar Das
    • 2
  • Bhavdish Narain Johri
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Biological Sciences and EngineeringNetaji Subhas University of Technology (NSUT)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Division of Molecular MicrobiologyInstitute of Life SciencesBhubaneshwarIndia
  3. 3.Department of BiotechnologyBarkatullah UniversityBhopalIndia

About the editors

Professor T. Satyanarayana is a Faculty Fellow at the Division of Biological Sciences & Engineering, Netaji Subhas University of Technology, New Delhi.  He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Saugar University, India, and pursued postdoctoral studies in France.  He has over four decades of research and teaching experience, and has received the Association of Microbiologists of India’s Dr. G.B. Manjrekar Memorial Award, the Mycological Society of India’s Dr. V. Agnihotrudu Memorial Award, and the Biotech Research Society’s Malaviya Memorial Award for his valuable contributions. He is a Fellow of NAAS, AMI, BRSI, MSI and Telengana Academy of Sciences and a member of the Editorial Board of several journals. He has also served as reviewer for various respected journals. He has edited several books, published scientific papers, and has three patents to his credit. 

Dr. Subrata K Das is currently a Scientist F at the Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India. He received his Ph.D. degree from Bose Institute, Kolkata and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA. His research interests include geomicrobiology, metagenomics, and archaeal and bacterial origin and adaptation in geothermal springs. He has received the E.K. Janaki Ammal National Award from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India; Prof. KS Bilgrami Memorial Award from the Society for Plant Research, India; Outstanding contribution award from the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science and is a Fellow of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (FAScT) and the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science (FABSc). 

Professor BN Johri received his PhD from the University of Alberta, and gained postdoctoral experience at Alberta and the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has taught microbiology at Sagar, Bhopal, and Pantnagar. He is a recipient of several awards including INSA Young Scientist, KN Katju and the ICAR Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Award. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and National Institute of Ecology. He also received a Life Time Achievement Award from the AMI and Life Time Devotion Award from the Microbiologist Society of India. He has authored over 100 research papers and co-edited five books. He has recently retired after a long stint as Senior Scientist at the National Academy of Sciences at the Department of Biotechnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal. 

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