Bacterial Adaptation to Co-resistance

  • Santi M. Mandal
  • Debarati Paul

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Martha Premlatha
    Pages 61-80
  3. Lalitha Cheepurupalli, Sudarshan Singh Rathore, Thiagarajan Raman, Niranjana Sri Sundaramoorthy, Jayapradha Ramakrishnan
    Pages 81-107
  4. Timsy Bhando, Vineet Dubey, Ranjana Pathania
    Pages 109-139
  5. Amit Gaurav, Atin Sharma, Ranjana Pathania
    Pages 161-180
  6. Rajagopalan Saranathan, Sudhakar Pagal, K. Prashanth
    Pages 181-190
  7. Piyush Baindara
    Pages 191-210
  8. Ali-Akbar Safari-Sinegani, Mehdi Rashtbari, Nayereh Younessi, Babak Mashkoori
    Pages 211-232
  9. Debarati Paul, Santi M. Mandal
    Pages 233-249
  10. Juveria Khan, Monika Kaushik, Shailja Singh
    Pages 267-296
  11. Amrita Chakrabarti, Vigyasa Singh, Shailja Singh
    Pages 297-322

About this book


The proposed book aims to understand the mechanism of survival of microorganisms in response to chemical stress in various ecological niches that suffer direct human intervention, more so the agricultural, domestic and hospital settings. Microbicides (e.g. disinfectants, antiseptics, fungicides, algaecides, insecticides and pesticides) are used rampantly to control undesirable microbes. Insecticides and pesticides are routinely used in agriculture which directly affect the microbial population in farms, orchards and fields. Health care environments are always stressed with disinfectants and antibiotics. It is always probable that microbicide-stressed microorganisms are in a dynamic state, displaced from one niche to the other. Some soil and water borne bacteria or their resistance determinants are also getting prominence in hospital settings after suffering selective pressure from agricides. In order to reveal the survival strategies of microbicidal-resistant microbes, it is of prime importance to know the mode of action of these complete range of microbicides (agricides to antibiotics). The present book intends to address these issues. There will be several chapters dealing with tolerance and cross resistance in microbes and bacteria in particular, dwelling in various niches. Till date, there is no consensus among scientists in theorizing molecular mechanisms to explain bacterial tolerance and their cross resistance to agricides and antibiotics. 


Agricides Bacteria Resistance mechanism Pesticides/Insecticides Horizontal gene transfer

Editors and affiliations

  • Santi M. Mandal
    • 1
  • Debarati Paul
    • 2
  1. 1.Central Research FacilityIndian Institute of Technology KharagpurKharagpurIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of BiotechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia

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