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Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology

S.K. Dwivedi (Editor) M.C. Kalita (Editor) Padmanabh Dwivedi (Editor)

The applied aspects of microbiology and biotechnology with reference to environmental issues including biodiversity are now the frontier areas of research focus among researchers. The importance of biodiversity and environmental biotechnology has tremendously increased in recent years. This book will fulfil the need for a one-volume scientific discussion on the major aspects of biodiversity and environmental biotechnology. The book is an attempt to furnish students and teachers the information at one place in consolidated and precise manner, covering tools and techniques involved, figures, illustration and examples along with research highlights with updated latest references, in order to elucidate topics making the subject more interesting and knowledge-rich. The book embodies twenty four chapters and covers a wide range of topics like phyto- and microbial diversity, medical microbiology, application of plant tissue culture techniques, bioinformatics, bioprospecting and synthetic seed technology, etc. in the study of biodiversity and its management. Further, topics such as transgenics, bioremediation, waste utilization and role of single cell protein, biopesticides, organic farming, scope of genetically modified organisms, biotechnological approachof burbing air pollutants, air pollution monitoring, sericulture, pharmacognosy, characterization of biodiversity through molecular approach, etc. have also been covered in the book.

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About the authors

S.K. Dwivedi

Dr. S.K. Dwivedi, Ph.D., F.B.S., is reader in the dept. of Environmental science, B.B. Ambedkar University (a central university), Lucknow. He has 20 years of research experience and 12 years of teaching experience of both under-graduate and post-graduate classes. Dr. Dwivedi has more than 50 publications in national and international journals. He has authored several reviews and chapters in many books. He has been awarded Young Scientist Award by the Society for Eco-Sustainable Development in the field of Environmental Microbiology in the year 2003.

M.C. Kalita

Dr. M.C. Kalita is a reader in the Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University. His fields of interest include environmental biotechnology and mosquito vectors. A recipient of National Biotechnology Associateship of the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, he had carried out research on DNA fingerprinting on Indian Mustard in NRC on Plant Biotechnology, IARI, New Delhi. A devoted worker for promotion of biodiversity conservation in North-East and former General Secretary of Assam Science Society, Dr. Katila has participated in several training courses ad conferences including the International Biotechnological Congress held AT California, USA in 2004.

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Bibliographic information

Title Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172334672
length x+563p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 25cm.