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Microbial Biodiversity: A Boon for Agriculture Sustainability

Asha Sinha (Editor) Seweta Srivastava (Editor) Ravindra Kumar (Editor)

This book is a comprehensive compilation of all those issues related to ecological, morphological, pathogenic and molecular diversity in phytopathogens, conservation of microbial biodiversity, estimation and exploration of microbial diversity for agricultural sustainability, role of microbial diversity in biodegradation of organic pollutants and heavy metals under rhizosphere ecosystem contribution of rhizosphere microorganisms to plant health and agriculture, microbial community in rhizosphere and their impact on plant biology, microbial diversification in the rhizopshere soil, diversity and role of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria in agricultural crops, plant quarantine and the international exchange of microbial biodiversity, insects-microbes association, biodiversity and ecological distribution of nematophagous fungi, morphological and molecular diagnosis of phytopathogens, genetic variability and management of phytopathogens causing diseases in crop plants, utilization of molecular tools and techniques for studying soil microbial diversity, exploitation of soil microbial diversity for disease suppression, crop production and sustainable agriculture, which are useful for undergraduate and post graduate students, research scholars, scientists working in the areas of Agriculture, Botany, Micorbiology and Plant Pathology.

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About the authors

Asha Sinha

Asha Sinha is Professor in the Department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.) Varanasi (U.P.). She joined the department of Mycology and Plant Pathology, Institute of agricultural sci3ences, Banaras Hindu, University as senior research fellow in January 1980 and subsequently was appointed Lecturer in the same department. She has published research papers in the leading journal of both Indian and abroad. She has also edited a book on microbes and plants. Research field of her principal interest are microbial ecology, virology and mycology with particular interest in the area of plant litter decomposition. She has been engaged in teaching and research from more than 25 years. She has visited several foreign laboratories including those in Germany and USA and also participated in conference, seminar symposium and training courses. Presently she is life member of two reputed societies.

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Ravindra Kumar

Dr. Ravindra Kumar (b. 1959) is an Eminent Scholar, Writer and Indologist. He is the former Vice-Chancellor of C.C.S. University, Meerut (India). Dr. Ravinra Kumar has been closely associated with a number of academic, cultural, educational and social institutions in India and abroad. He has 50 outstanding works and 150 research articles to his credit. Some of his famous works, of which many are of international repute and have been translated in several Indian and foreign languages, viz.., Towards Peace Vol. I and II, Morality and Ethics in Public Life, Religion and World Peace, Lilfe and work of Kanjibhai Desai, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Com. Mao Tse-Tung: A Comparative Study with Reference to Peasantry, Essays on Gandhism and Peace, Correspondence and Selected Documents of Subhas Chandra Bose, Collected Essays: Voice of an Indologist, Sagai Ka Din and Kulpati Kaksha Tak. He is the founder of the World Peace Movement Trust, a member of I.C.P.A., Executive Councils / Senates of several Indian Universities and a Consultant of UN University of Peace for Gandhian Studies. He has visited many countries of the world as a Visiting Scholar and Professor. The President of India has conferred the honour of 'Padma Shri' upon Dr. Kumar for his outstanding services.

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Bibliographic information

Title Microbial Biodiversity: A Boon for Agriculture Sustainability
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2015
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Biotech Books
Language: English
isbn 9788176223416
length ix+458p., Illustrations; Figurs; Tables; 25cm.