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Cyanobacteria: Antibacterial Activity

Abhishek Chauhan (Author) Purshotam Kaushik (Author)

The book begins with fossil record of cyanobacteria and gives comprehensive treatment of antibacterial activity of cyanobacteria based on extensive research done by the authors. It also highlights the other aspects of biological activity like anti-fungal, anti-HIV, proteinase inhibitor, anti-mycobacterial, anti-helmintics, anti-inflammatory, cytotoxic and anti-cancer characteristics of cyanobacteria.

Based on nine cyanobacterial spp. Anabaena variabilis, Anabaena fertilissima, Nostoc muscorum, Nostoc punctiforme, Nostoc linckia, Nostoc commune, Spirulina platensis, Westiellopsis prolifica and Hapalosiphon sp., monograph provides information regarding application of cyanobacteria. All the experiments are represented in a simple language with explanatory diagrams.

The volume also provides a glossary of technical terms used and about more than 200 references and index are in the end for the convenience of readers.

The book would be useful for the research students and teachers of the universities and colleges who want to study microbiology, medicine and pharmaceutical sciences with respect to antibacterial effects. It will also be useful for the pharmaceutical industries for research and development (R&D) related to drug discovery.

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About the authors

Abhishek Chauhan

Dr. Abhishek Chauhan is working as a Senior Microbilogist at Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, New Delhi. He has received his doctorate degree in Microbiology from Gurukul kangri University, Hardwar, Uttarakhand. He is a perfect blend of Research and Development and Analytical Micro-biological capabilities in his work. Beside this, he is involved in various sponsoredprojects both at national and international levels. Also supervised some graduate and post graduate student under him. He was got five research papers and four abstracts published in Indian and foreign journals. He possesses analytical capabilities, with evergreen aptitude ready to accept challenging trouble shooting tasks in Industrial Microbiology. Dr. Chauhan is an active member of the Indian Science Congress Association and Society for Plants Research, India.

Purshotam Kaushik

Dr. Purshotam Kaushik, is currently professor of Botany and Microbiology, Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar and he has also headed the department for two terms. Prof. Kaushik did his doctorate from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has professed teaching and research at Punjab University, and Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. He has bean the principal investigator of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, project on 'Environment Biology of the Himalayan Orchids' and U.G.C. project on Lectins. Prof. Kaushik has published over 70 research papers and has authored two text books on microbiology and original research monographs on orchids, medicinal plants and raw drugs. Prof. Kaushik, is currently President of Academy of plant sciences. He has visited Universities of London, Cambridge and R.B.G., kew (United Kingdom) and institute Pasteur, Paris (France). Prof. Kaushik has been associated with designing and starting M.Sc. (Microbiology) Courses at Gurukul Kangri University, Hardwar, since very inception of the courses, and possesses a teaching and research experience of three decades.

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Bibliographic information

Title Cyanobacteria: Antibacterial Activity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.05.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8190723770, 9788190723701
length xiv+198p., Tables; Figures