Environmental Microbiology highlights the interrelatedness of microbes with life and the environment. It explores the beneficial impact that microbes have on agriculture and food processing, as well as the environment. Further, it goes on to discuss some of the negative impacts that microbes have on our world, such as their role in causing diseases. With its focus and coverage, this text is an essential reading for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students in environmental microbiology studies, and to serve as a reference resource for scientists, professionals and engineers interested in this field.
1. Evolutionary History of Microbiology 2. Prospects of Vermicompost for Organic Cultivation in India3. Role of Blue Green Algae in Environment Management4. Medicinal Plants for Microbial Control5. Microorganisms and Role in Sustainable Environment6. Fluoride Tolerant Microorganisms and their Possible Role in Bioremediation 7. PGPR Bio-inoculants for Sustainable Crop Production8. Mass Production of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza9. Physicochemical and Bacteriological Studies of Wetland Soils of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan10. Production of Bacterial Proteases Using Agro-industrial Wastes by Statistical Experimental Designs11. Adverse Effect of Indiscriminate use of Chemical Pesticides and its Alternative Eco-friendly Means for Management of Diseases and Pests Infecting Agricultural Crops12. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and its Interactions with Environment13. Arbuscular Mycorrhiza as Bioprotectant: A Review of the Mechanisms Involved14. Resistance: Origin, Evolution and Challenges in Future15. Algae and Wastewater Remediation: Current and Future Scenario
Ram Prasad :- Ram Prasad is Assistant Professor, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology, Amity University, Uttar Pradesh. He obtained his PhD (Microbiology) from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut for which he did the experimental work in School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He did his MSc in Life Sciences from School of Life Sciences, JNU, New Delhi and has qualified CSIR-NET, GATE and ASRB-NET. He has seventy-five publications to his credit, which include research papers and book chapters at international and national levels. He also has five patents issued or pending and he is author/editor of three books. Dr Prasad has twelve years of research and nine years of teaching experience. He was awarded Young Scientist Award and Prof JS Datta Munshi Gold Medal. He has also been awarded FSAB fellowship by the Society for Applied Biotechnology in the field of Microbial Biotechnology. Recently, he has been awarded American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowships (2014) for Beginning Investigators and, is presently, Visiting Assistant Professor in Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, the USA.