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

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.

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.

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

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology
Author: H. N. Thatoi,B. B. Mishra
Publsiher: Alpha Science International Limited
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781842657249
ISBN 13: 1842657240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biotechnology Book Review:

Microbes bear a great potential for their biotechnological applications. Without microbes biotechnology would be a limited science. In recent years, the scope of application and significance of microbiology has enlarged manifold. They are being employed since several decades for large-scale production of a variety of biochemicals ranging from alcohols to organic chemicals, antibiotics, enzymes and in processing of foods and feeds, etc. The book "MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY: Methods and Applications" covers an amazing range of topics from microbiology and their biotechnological applications in the field of industry, agriculture, food, pharmaceutics, medicine, environment etc. contributed by eminent subject experts, academicians, researchers and scientists from India and Abroad. This book would cater to the need of the graduate and post graduate students pursuing their study in any branch of life-sciences, researchers and scientists working in the laboratories and industries involved in the study and research in the field of microbes and their biotechnological applications.

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

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.

Green Nanoparticles

Green Nanoparticles
Author: Jayanta Kumar Patra,Leonardo F. Fraceto,Gitishree Das,Estefânia Vangelie Ramos Campos
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-04-06
ISBN 10: 3030392465
ISBN 13: 9783030392468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Nanoparticles Book Review:

Nanotechnology is the application of science to control matter at the molecular level. It has become one of the most promising applied technologies in all areas of science. Nanoparticles have multi-functional properties and have created very interesting applications in various fields such as medicine, nutrition, bioenergy, agriculture and the environment. But the biogenic syntheses of monodispersed nanoparticles with specific sizes and shapes have been a challenge in biomaterial science. Nanoparticles are of great interest due to their extremely small size and large surface-to-volume ratio, which lead to both chemical and physical differences in their properties (e.g., mechanical properties, biological and sterical properties, catalytic activity, thermal and electrical conductivity, optical absorption and melting point) compared to bulk of the same chemical composition. Recently, however, synthesizing metal nanoparticles using green technology via microorganisms, plants, viruses, and so on, has been extensively studied and has become recognized as a green and efficient way for further exploiting biological systems as convenient nanofactories. Thus the biological synthesis of nanoparticles is increasingly regarded as a rapid, ecofriendly, and easily scaled-up technology. Today researchers are developing new techniques and materials using nanotechnology that may be suitable for plants to boost their native functions. Recently, biological nanoparticles were found to be more pharmacologically active than physico-chemically synthesized nanoparticles. Various applications of biosynthesized nanoparticles have been discovered, especially in the field of biomedical research, such as applications to specific delivery of drugs, use for tumor detection, angiogenesis, genetic disease and genetic disorder diagnosis, photoimaging, and photothermal therapy. Further, iron oxide nanoparticles have been applied to cancer therapy, hyperthermia, drug delivery, tissue repair, cell labeling, targeting and immunoassays, detoxification of biological fluids, magnetic resonance imaging, and magnetically responsive drug delivery therapy. Nanoparticle synthesis for plant byproducts for biomedical applications has vast potential. This book offers researchers in plant science and biomedicine the latest research and opportunity to develop new tools for the synthesis of environmentally friendly and cost-effective nanoparticles for applications in biomedicine as well as other various fields.

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.

Agrindex

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

Agrindex Book Review:

Mexican Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Mexican Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity Conservation
Author: Alfredo Ortega-Rubio
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN 10: 3319905848
ISBN 13: 9783319905846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexican Natural Resources Management and Biodiversity Conservation Book Review:

This book presents valuable and recent lessons learned regarding the links between natural resources management, from a Socio-Ecological perspective, and the biodiversity conservation in Mexico. It address the political and social aspects, as well as the biological and ecological factors, involved in natural resources management and their impacts on biodiversity conservation. It is a useful resource for researchers and professionals around the globe, but especially those in Latin American countries, which are grappling with the same Bio-Cultural heritage conservation issues.

Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity

Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity
Author: Joydeep Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2014-11-22
ISBN 10: 3662450976
ISBN 13: 9783662450970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotechnological Applications of Biodiversity Book Review:

This book review series presents current trends in modern biotechnology. The aim is to cover all aspects of this interdisciplinary technology where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science. Volumes are organized topically and provide a comprehensive discussion of developments in the respective field over the past 3-5 years. The series also discusses new discoveries and applications. Special volumes are dedicated to selected topics which focus on new biotechnological products and new processes for their synthesis and purification. In general, special volumes are edited by well-known guest editors. The series editor and publisher will however always be pleased to receive suggestions and supplementary information. Manuscripts are accepted in English.

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology
Author: Jayanta Kumar Patra,Gitishree Das,Han-Seung Shin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2018-02-14
ISBN 10: 9811071403
ISBN 13: 9789811071409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biotechnology Book Review:

This edited book, is a collection of 25 chapters describing the recent advancements in the application of microbial technology in the food and pharmacology sector. The main focus of this book is application of microbes, food preservation techniques utilizing microbes, probiotics, seaweeds, algae, enzymatic abatement of urethane in fermentation of beverages, bioethanol production, pesticides, probiotic biosurfactants, drought tolerance, synthesis of application of oncolytic viruses in cancer treatment, microbe based metallic nanoparticles, agro chemicals, endophytes, metabolites, antibiotics etc. This book highlighted the significant aspects of the vast subject area of microbial biotechnology and their potential applications in food and pharmacology with various topics from eminent experts around the World. This book would serve as an excellent reference book for researchers and students in the Food Science, Food Biotechnology, Microbiology and Pharmaceutical fields.

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity
Author: Rosa Rao,Giandomenico Corrado
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN 10: 3038420034
ISBN 13: 9783038420033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity" that was published in Diversity

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

Priorities in Aquatic Resources Research in the Asia Pacific Region Book Review:

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.

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.

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies
Author: Brian Thompson,Leslie Amoroso
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1845937147
ISBN 13: 9781845937140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Combating Micronutrient Deficiencies Book Review:

This book, inclusive of 19 chapters, provides discussions on the benefits and limitations of food-based approaches for the prevention and control of micronutrient malnutrition. Different chapters focus on specific relevant topics, including current developments in food-based approaches and their program applications, relevance of agricultural interventions to nutrition, impact of multi-sectoral programmes with food-based approaches components in alleviating undernutrition and micronutrient malnutrition, animal-source foods as a food-based approach to address nutrient deficiencies, aquaculture's role in improving food and nutrition security, benefits of vegetables and fruits in preventing and combating micronutrient malnutrition, benefits of food-based approaches for overcoming single specific micronutrient deficiencies, and food fortification. This book will be of great use to professionals interested in public health, human nutrition, micronutrient deficiency interventions, food and nutrition security policy interventions, and agricultural research.

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.