Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources

Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources
Author: Jayanta Kumar Patra,Rashmi Ranjan Mishra,HRUDAYANATH THATOI
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2020-04-17
ISBN 10: 0128223820
ISBN 13: 9780128223826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources Book Review:

Mangroves are typically tropical coastal ecosystems found in the inter-tidal zones of river deltas and back water areas. They represent highly dynamic and fragile ecosystems, yet they are the most productive and biologically diversified habitats of various life forms including plants, animals and microorganisms. Mangroves are a resource of many different products, including; microorganisms that harbor a diverse group of industrially important enzymes, antibiotics, therapeutic proteins and vaccines; timber resistant to rot and insects; and medicinal plants. Divided into three main parts, Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources first provides a broad introduction into mangrove ecology. Subsequent chapters discuss the biodiversity of mangroves, including the diverse nature of the organisms within the mangroves themselves. The final part pays special attention to biotechnological utilization of mangroves. Topics such as antimicrobial activity of mangrove-derived products, anti-oxidant activity of mangrove derived products and pharmaceutical applications, are covered in detail. Biotechnological Utilization of Mangrove Resources brings the latest research and technologies in mangrove biology into one platform, providing readers with an up-to-date view on the area. This would serve as an excellent reference book for researchers and students in the field of marine biology especially interested in mangrove ecosystems. Highlights the diversity of different life forms in the mangrove ecosystem, including the importance of mangroves and mangrove-derived products. Focuses on biotechnological utilization of mangrove resources such as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of microorganisms, and industrial and pharmaceutical applications Discusses the different modern tools and techniques used for the study of mangrove resources

Actinobacteria

Actinobacteria
Author: Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran,Yi Jiang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN 10: 9535122487
ISBN 13: 9789535122487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actinobacteria Book Review:

This book presents an introductory overview of Actinobacteria with three main divisions: taxonomic principles, bioprospecting, and agriculture and industrial utility, which covers isolation, cultivation methods, and identification of Actinobacteria and production and biotechnological potential of antibacterial compounds and enzymes from Actinobacteria. Moreover, this book also provides a comprehensive account on plant growth-promoting (PGP) and pollutant degrading ability of Actinobacteria and the exploitation of Actinobacteria as ecofriendly nanofactories for biosynthesis of nanoparticles, such as gold and silver. This book will be beneficial for the graduate students, teachers, researchers, biotechnologists, and other professionals, who are interested to fortify and expand their knowledge about Actinobacteria in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Plant Science, Agriculture, Plant pathology, Environmental Science, etc.

Biodiversity of Mangrove Ecosystems

Biodiversity of Mangrove Ecosystems
Author: K. Kathiresan,Syed Zahoor Qasim
Publsiher: HPC Publishers Distributors
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015062480234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity of Mangrove Ecosystems Book Review:

Study with special reference to India.

The Marine Microbiome

The Marine Microbiome
Author: Lucas J. Stal,Mariana Silvia Cretoiu
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 498
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN 10: 3319330004
ISBN 13: 9783319330006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marine Microbiome Book Review:

This book describes the state-of-the-art concerning the ‘marine microbiome’ and its uses in biotechnology. The first part discusses the diversity and ecology of marine microorganisms and viruses, including all three domains of life: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. It discusses whether marine microorganisms exist and, if so, why they might be unique. The second part presents selected marine habitats, their inhabitants and how they influence biogeochemical cycles, while the third discusses the utilization of marine microbial resources, including legal aspects, dissemination, and public awareness. The marine microbiome is the total of microorganisms and viruses in the ocean and seas and in any connected environment, including the seafloor and marine animals and plants. The diversity of microbial life remains unquantified and largely unknown, and could represent a hidden treasure for human society. Accordingly, this book is also intended to connect academics and industry, providing essential information for microbiologists from both fields.

Coastal Plant Communities of Latin America

Coastal Plant Communities of Latin America
Author: Ulrich Seeliger
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0080925677
ISBN 13: 9780080925677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coastal Plant Communities of Latin America Book Review:

Published ecological information on Latin American coasts is scarce, despite the growing need for a comprehensive examination of coastal processes on a global scale. This book brings together details on benthic marine algae, seagrasses, salt marsh, mangrove, and dune plant communities throughout Latin America. Researchers and graduate students in plant ecology, marine biology, and environmental management will benefit from the valuable information in this book. Distribution and community ecology Modern research approaches Coastal management possibilities

The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems

The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems
Author: Victor Jaccarini,Els Martens
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 9401732884
ISBN 13: 9789401732888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecology of Mangrove and Related Ecosystems Book Review:

The mangrove, seagrass and coral reef ecosystems are of paramount ecological importance but have already undergone great degradation, which is advancing at an alarming rate. If present trends continue, the natural resource basis of the economy and ecology of tropical coastal regions will soon be ruined. This was the unanimous conclusion of the 110 scientists from 23 countries who gathered in Mombasa, Kenya, for a Symposium on the ecology of these ecosystems. Mangrove forest systems yield large amounts of fish, crabs, prawns and oysters. They are also valuable sources of fuelwood, timber, tannin and other natural products. Their non-marketable value is of equal importance: stabilization of the coastline, an indispensable nursery ground for numerous marine species with commercial value, a natural filter maintaining the clarity of nearshore water, a home for resident and migratory birds and other wildlife. Many of the true mangrove flora and fauna are now endangered by the clearing of the mangroves. It has been shown that in many countries between 25 and 100% of the mangrove forest has been destroyed alraedy in the last twenty years. The international scientific assembly concluded that much can be done to stop the degradation of these damaged ecosystems and to rehabilitate them. But new techniques must be found to use them on a sustainable basis for long-term economic return and for the well-being of coastal human settlements and a healthy environment.

Australia s Mangroves

Australia s Mangroves
Author: Norman C. Duke
Publsiher: MER
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0646461966
ISBN 13: 9780646461960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australia s Mangroves Book Review:

"The Australian coastline is 18% occupied by a very special and beneficial habitat of extraordinary trees and larger shrubs bathed regularly by flooding tides and washing waves. This practical guide describes each of these highly adapted plants." - - Back cover.

The State of the World s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The State of the World   s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN 10: 9251316082
ISBN 13: 9789251316085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the World s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture Book Review:

The conservation, sustainable use and development of aquatic genetic resources (AqGR) is critical to the future supply of fish. The State of the World’s Aquatic Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture is the first ever global assessment of these resources, with the scope of this first Report being limited to cultured AqGR and their wild relatives, within national jurisdiction. The Report draws on 92 reports from FAO member countries and five specially commissioned thematic background studies. The reporting countries are responsible for 96 percent of global aquaculture production. The Report sets the context with a review of the state of world’s aquaculture and fisheries and includes overviews of the uses and exchanges of AqGR, the drivers and trends impacting AqGR and the extent of ex situ and in situ conservation efforts. The Report also investigates the roles of stakeholders in AqGR and the levels of activity in research, education, training and extension, and reviews national policies and the levels of regional and international cooperation on AqGR. Finally, needs and challenges are assessed in the context of the findings from the data collected from the countries. The Report represents a snapshot of the present status of AqGR and forms a valuable technical reference document, particularly where it presents standardized key terminology and concepts.

Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology

Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology
Author: Se-Kwon Kim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 3632
Release: 2020-08-14
ISBN 10: 1119143764
ISBN 13: 9781119143765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology Book Review:

A keystone reference that presents both up-to-date research and the far-reaching applications of marine biotechnology Featuring contributions from 100 international experts in the field, this five-volume encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of topics in marine biotechnology. It starts with the history of the field and delivers a complete overview of marine biotechnology. It then offers information on marine organisms, bioprocess techniques, marine natural products, biomaterials, bioenergy, and algal biotechnology. The encyclopedia also covers marine food and biotechnology applications in areas such as pharmaceuticals, cosmeceuticals, and nutraceuticals. Each topic in Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology is followed by 10-30 subtopics. The reference looks at algae cosmetics, drugs, and fertilizers; biodiversity; chitins and chitosans; aeroplysinin-1, toluquinol, astaxanthin, and fucoxanthin; and algal and fish genomics. It examines neuro-protective compounds from marine microorganisms; potential uses and medical management of neurotoxic phycotoxins; and the role of metagenomics in exploring marine microbiomes. Other sections fully explore marine microbiology, pharmaceutical development, seafood science, and the new biotechnology tools that are being used in the field today. One of the first encyclopedic books to cater to experts in marine biotechnology Brings together a diverse range of research on marine biotechnology to bridge the gap between scientific research and the industrial arena Offers clear explanations accompanied by color illustrations of the techniques and applications discussed Contains studies of the applications of marine biotechnology in the field of biomedical sciences Edited by an experienced author with contributions from internationally recognized experts from around the globe Encyclopedia of Marine Biotechnology is a must-have resource for researchers, scientists, and marine biologists in the industry, as well as for students at the postgraduate and graduate level. It will also benefit companies focusing on marine biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and bioenergy.

Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Author: Mirza Hasanuzzaman,Khalid Rehman Hakeem,Kamrun Nahar,Hesham F. Alharby
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 3030061183
ISBN 13: 9783030061180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance Book Review:

Plants have to manage a series of environmental stresses throughout their entire lifespan. Among these, abiotic stress is the most detrimental; one that is responsible for nearly 50% of crop yield reduction and appears to be a potential threat to global food security in coming decades. Plant growth and development reduces drastically due to adverse effects of abiotic stresses. It has been estimated that crop can exhibit only 30% of their genetic potentiality under abiotic stress condition. So, this is a fundamental need to understand the stress responses to facilitate breeders to develop stress resistant and stress tolerant cultivars along with good management practices to withstand abiotic stresses. Also, a holistic approach to understanding the molecular and biochemical interactions of plants is important to implement the knowledge of resistance mechanisms under abiotic stresses. Agronomic practices like selecting cultivars that is tolerant to wide range of climatic condition, planting date, irrigation scheduling, fertilizer management could be some of the effective short-term adaptive tools to fight against abiotic stresses. In addition, “system biology” and “omics approaches” in recent studies offer a long-term opportunity at the molecular level in dealing with abiotic stresses. The genetic approach, for example, selection and identification of major conditioning genes by linkage mapping and quantitative trait loci (QTL), production of mutant genes and transgenic introduction of novel genes, has imparted some tolerant characteristics in crop varieties from their wild ancestors. Recently research has revealed the interactions between micro-RNAs (miRNAs) and plant stress responses exposed to salinity, freezing stress and dehydration. Accordingly transgenic approaches to generate stress-tolerant plant are one of the most interesting researches to date. This book presents the recent development of agronomic and molecular approaches in conferring plant abiotic stress tolerance in an organized way. The present volume will be of great interest among research students and teaching community, and can also be used as reference material by professional researchers.

Agrindex

Agrindex
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924068455892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge for Food Security

Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge for Food Security
Author: Romesh Kumar Salgotra,Bharat Bhushan Gupta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 9811000603
ISBN 13: 9789811000607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge for Food Security Book Review:

With exponentially increasing population across the globe and shrinking resources, the concern of food security is looming large over the world community. To catch up with the fierce pace of growth in all the sectors of development, ensuring uninhibited availability of food resources is a prime agenda. The growing global demand for food, feed, fiber and bio-based renewable materials, such as bio-fuels, is changing the conditions for genetic resources development and bio-resource production worldwide. The crucial role in ensuring food security is played by the agro-based industries and enterprises. Advances in plant genetic resources coupled with traditional knowledge of the local tribes and native practices facilitate achievement of food security.

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia
Author: Friedhelm Goltenboth,Kris H. Timotius,Paciencia P. Milan,Josef Margraf
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006-12-07
ISBN 10: 9780080467979
ISBN 13: 0080467970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecology of Insular Southeast Asia Book Review:

The textbook entitled Tropical Ecology of Southeast Asia – The Indonesian Archipelago unfolds in its 5 major chapters with 20 subchapters on more than 500 pages, with more than 300 figures, the basic principles of ecology with examples mainly coming from the Indonesian Archipelago. After an introduction describing the geography, geology and climate of the region, the second chapter is dedicated to marine and freshwater ecosystems. Chapters on the functional ecology of seagrass beds, coral reefs, open ocean and deep sea are followed by information on lotic and lentic freshwater ecosystems. In chapter III ecotones and special ecosystems of the achipelago are in focus. The ecology and ecosystems of shore and tidal flats, mangroves, estuaries and soft bottom shores, caves, small islands, grasslands and savannas are decribed. The forest ecosystems with beach forest, tropical lowland evergreen rainforest, some special forest systems and mountain forests form the contents of chapter IV. The final chapter V is dealing with agroecosystems and human ecology. The main focus in this chapter is ricefield ecology, landuse systems and social ecology, including the advent of man and the development and expansion of man influencing this achipelago. An extended glossary and bibliography is added as well as tables of abbreviations, conversion factors, international system of units and measurements or SI and a geological time table and systematics. The index gives assess to important keywords and relevant information spread thoughout the contents of the book. The textbook will certainly be useful to teachers, lecturers and their students at university and college level. It also gives an overview about insular ecology of the vast Indonesian archipelago to any interested person or working ecologist. * Focuses on the tropical ecology and insular ecosystems and biodiversity of Indonesia, as well as the agroecology of humid tropics * Contains over 300 figures * Provides an extended glossary and bibliography, as well as tables of abbreviations, converstion factors, international system of units and a geological time table * Easy-to-use index gives access to important keywords used throughout the text

Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology

Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology
Author: Padmanabh Dwivedi,S.K. Dwivedi,M.C. Kalita
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 9388449789
ISBN 13: 9789388449786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Environmental Biotechnology Book Review:

This book embodies twenty four chapters. The methodology of tools and techniques has been given due place in these chapters. Figures, illustrations and examples are presented to elucidate the topics making the subject more interesting and knowledge-rich. The book covers a wide range of topics like phyto and microbial diversity; medical microbiology; application of plant tissue culture techniques, bioinfor-matics, 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 proteins, biopesticides, organic farming, scope of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), biotechnological approach of curbing air pollutants, air pollution biomonitoring, sericulture, pharmacognosy, characterization of biodiversity through molecular approach, etc have also been covered in this book. Biodiversity and its management have roots in cultural practices and diversity, besides traditional knowledge.

Mangrove Ecology Silviculture and Conservation

Mangrove Ecology  Silviculture and Conservation
Author: Peter Saenger
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 9401599629
ISBN 13: 9789401599627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mangrove Ecology Silviculture and Conservation Book Review:

Mangroves are a fascinating group of plants that occur on tropical and subtropical shorelines of all continents, where they are exposed to saltwater inundation, low oxygen levels around their roots, high light and temperature conditions, and periodic tropical storms. Despite these harsh conditions, mangroves may form luxuriant forests which are of significant economic and environmental value throughout the world - they provide coastal protection and underpin fisheries and forestry operations, as well as a range of other human activities. This book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove plants from around the world, together with silvicultural and restoration techniques, and the management requirements of these communities to ensure their sustainability and conservation. All aspects of mangroves and their conservation are critically re-examined. Those activities which threaten their ongoing survival are identified and suggestions are offered to minimise their effects on these significant plant communities.

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands
Author: Chandrakasan Sivaperuman,A. Velmurugan,Awnindra Kumar Singh,I. Jaisankar
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 805
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN 10: 0128130652
ISBN 13: 9780128130650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands Book Review:

Biodiversity and Climate Change Adaptation in Tropical Islands provides comprehensive information on climate change, biodiversity, possible impacts, adaptation measures and policy challenges to help users rehabilitate and preserve the natural resources of tropical islands. While biodiversity and climate change of tropical islands has previously received less attention, it is ironically one of the most vulnerable regions in this regard. The core content of the work derives largely from the ideas and research output from various reputed scientists and experts who have recorded climate change impacts on aquatic and coastal life in tropical regions. Contributors have direct working experience with the tribes in some of the tropical islands. All of their expertise and information is compiled and presented in the work, including coverage related to climate change. This work highlights the ever-growing need to develop and apply strategies that optimize the use of natural resources, both on land and in water and judicious use of biodiversity. It functions as a critical resource on tropical island biodiversity for researchers, academicians, practitioners and policy makers in a variety of related disciplines. Covers a huge range of biodiversity documentation, conservation measures and strategies that can be applied to various sectors, from forests to agriculture Brings together expertise from researchers in the area who have direct experience in the regions described Contains a wealth of field research related to biodiversity conservation and its applications from a variety of tropical islands

Handbook of Marine Macroalgae

Handbook of Marine Macroalgae
Author: Se-Kwon Kim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-11-04
ISBN 10: 1119977657
ISBN 13: 9781119977650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Marine Macroalgae Book Review:

The Handbook of Macroalgae: Biotechnology and Applied Phycology describes the biological, biotechnological and the industrial applications of seaweeds. Vast research into the cultivation of seaweeds is currently being undertaken but there is a lack of methodological strategies in place to develop novel drugs from these sources. This book aims to rectify this situation, providing an important review of recent advances and potential new applications for macroalgae. Focusing on the chemical and structural nature of seaweeds the book brings the potentially valuable bioactive nature to the fore. Novel compounds isolated from seaweeds are reviewed to provide an invaluable reference for anyone working in the field.

Microorganisms in Saline Environments Strategies and Functions

Microorganisms in Saline Environments  Strategies and Functions
Author: Bhoopander Giri,Ajit Varma
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN 10: 3030189759
ISBN 13: 9783030189754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microorganisms in Saline Environments Strategies and Functions Book Review:

This book gathers the latest findings on the microbial ecology of saline habitats, plant-microbe interactions under saline conditions, and saline soil reclamation for agricultural use. The content is divided into four main parts: Part I outlines the definition of salinity, its genesis and impacts, and microbial diversity in saline habitats. Part II deals with impact of salinity on microbial and plant life/health. Part III highlights plant – microbe interactions in saline environments, and Part IV describes strategies for mitigation and reclamation of saline soils. The salinization of arable land is steadily increasing in many parts of the world. An excessive concentration of soluble salts (salinity) in soils or irrigation water adversely affects plant growth and survival. This problem is exacerbated in arid and semiarid areas due to their low precipitation and high evaporation rates. In turn, poor management practices and policies for using river water for the irrigation of agriculture crops often lead to the secondary salinization of soils. Considering the growing demands of a constantly expanding population, understanding the microbial ecology and interactions under saline conditions and their implications for sustainable agriculture is of utmost importance. Providing both an essential review of the status quo and a future outlook, this book represents a valuable asset for researchers, environmentalists and students working in microbiology and agriculture. .

Priorities in Aquatic Resources Research in the Asia Pacific Region

Priorities in Aquatic Resources Research in the Asia Pacific Region
Author: Modadugu V. Gupta,Natalie Macawaris-Ele
Publsiher: WorldFish
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9718020071
ISBN 13: 9789718020074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia

Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Committee on a Study of Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Africa and South Asia
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-02-21
ISBN 10: 0309124948
ISBN 13: 9780309124942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia Book Review:

Increased agricultural productivity is a major stepping stone on the path out of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, but farmers there face tremendous challenges improving production. Poor soil, inefficient water use, and a lack of access to plant breeding resources, nutritious animal feed, high quality seed, and fuel and electricity-combined with some of the most extreme environmental conditions on Earth-have made yields in crop and animal production far lower in these regions than world averages. Emerging Technologies to Benefit Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia identifies sixty emerging technologies with the potential to significantly improve agricultural productivity in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Eighteen technologies are recommended for immediate development or further exploration. Scientists from all backgrounds have an opportunity to become involved in bringing these and other technologies to fruition. The opportunities suggested in this book offer new approaches that can synergize with each other and with many other activities to transform agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.