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Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development

  • Presents the latest research in the field of biotechnology

  • Provides insights into various technologies and protocols used in biotechnology

  • Collates research from diverse areas

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (23 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Antibacterial Activity of Euphorbia hirta L.

    • Indu Kumari, R. K. Pandey
    Pages 1-5
  3. Molecular Characterization of Anogeissus acuminata Genotypes Employing RAPD Markers

    • Sanjay Singh, Kanchan Kumari, Shweta Chaturvedi, Nutan Pandey, Ashley Varghese
    Pages 7-14
  4. A Correlation Study Between Drug Resistance and Plasmid Profiling

    • Monalisa Padhan, Smaranika Pattnaik
    Pages 35-43
  5. Molecular Biology, Genomics and Bioinformatics Insights into Fungal Pectin Lyase: An overview

    • S. Yadav, P. K. Yadav, A. K. Dubey, G. Anand, A. Tanveer, R. Dwivedi et al.
    Pages 51-64
  6. Studies on Nutraceutical Properties of Annaona squamosa

    • S. Bala, V. K. Nigam, A. K. Tiwari, A. S. Vidyarthi
    Pages 81-87
  7. Biosurfactant Production by Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIM 2100 Forming Stable Oil-in-Water Emulsions

    • Neha Panjiar, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Ashish Sachan
    Pages 97-107
  8. Growth Phase-Dependent Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Bacillus Licheniformis

    • Swati Tikariha, Sharmistha Banerjee, Abhimanyu Dev, Sneha Singh
    Pages 121-128
  9. Study of Biochemical Changes on Freeze-Dried and Conventionally Dried White Button Mushroom as a Sustainable Method of Food Preservation

    • Pinki Pal, A. K. Singh, Dipti Kumari, Rahul Rahul, J. P. Pandey, Gautam Sen
    Pages 149-155
  10. In Silico Modelling of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Linked PARP-1 Protein and Screening of Potential Inhibitors

    • Santosh Kumar Jha, Hare Ram Singh, Rati Kumari Sinha, Pragya Prakash
    Pages 157-168

About this book

This book discusses different bioprocesses to produce value-added compounds, the science behind their production, the economics of their introduction to the marketplace, their environmental impacts, and their implications for world agriculture. It also provides insights into various technologies and protocols used.

The major strength of biotechnology is its multidisciplinary nature and broad range of scientific approaches. Recent advances in various biotechnological fields are facilitating the production of fine chemicals, recombinant proteins, biomaterials and pharmaceuticals. Biotechnology plays an important role, especially in the fields of food production, renewable raw materials and energy, pollution prevention and bioremediation. Biotechnology’s greatest contribution is in agriculture – in making crops more efficient. Resource recovery, recycling and hazardous-waste disposal are other environmentally beneficial facets of biotechnology. Thus, biotechnology is a pivotal tool for sustainable development, which has become a priority for the world’s policy makers.

The concept of sustainable development is based on the goal of increasing the basic standard of living of the world’s growing population, without depleting finite natural resources and degrading the environment. Emerging biotechnologies offer novel approaches with the potential to achieve the goal of sustainability and striking a balance between developmental needs and environmental conservation.

Keywords

  • Enzymes
  • Biotransformation
  • recombinant DNA
  • Plant Tissue Culture
  • Biodiversity
  • sustainable development
  • biotechnology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India

    Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Ashish Sachan, Manish Kumar

About the editors

Dr. Kunal Mukhopadhyay is a professor at the Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology in Jharkhand, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Presidency College, Kolkata and M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Calcutta, India. He was selected for the Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rice Biotechnology Program and pursued his research at the University of Georgia, USA. He has worked extensively on wheat crop improvement. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has also worked in other areas of plant biotechnology, particularly genomics-driven metabolomics of medicinal plants like Guggul and Tulsi for the identification of key metabolites and regulation of genes involved in Guggulsterone and phenylpropanoid biosynthesis. He has completed seven research projects, published more than 30 research articles and contributed to three book chapters. 

Dr. Ashish Sachan is an assistant professor at the Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Jharkhand, India. He obtained his M.Tech. and Ph.D degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India. His main area of research is exploring the microorganisms for degradation of pollutants and production of value-added products. He is actively involved in research and has published more than 20 papers in international and national journals such as FUEL, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology, Journals of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Annals of Microbiology and Letters in Microbiology. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India and the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI).

Dr. Manish Kumar is an assistant professor at the Department of Bio-Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Jharkhand, India. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees from Ranchi University. His main area of research is exploring the environment for degradation of pollutants and instrumentation. He is actively involved in research and has published more than 25 papers in international and national journals such as Planta, Plant Cell Reports, PLoS ONE and Gene. He is a life member of the Association of Microbiologists of India and the Indian Society for Technical Education.

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Buying options

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  • ISBN: 978-981-10-5538-6
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Softcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)