Biotechnology relates innovations to basic sciences and leads to development of technologies for the benefit of mankind. Past few years have witnessed a good response to Biotechnology in terms of student strength, government support, public-private partnerships and faculty research. Success examples of commercialization of biotechnology related products and processes are leading researchers towards technopreneur programs whole heartedly supported by all countries.
This book is an exemplary representation of interdisciplinary research with industrial and societal relevance. The chapters represent advances in various sub-disciplines of Biotechnology with special focus on biological synthesis of industrial compounds, value added products from waste, genetic engineering for novel biomolecules, bioremediation, biofuels and medicinal compounds. The chapters of this book are contributed by eminent academicians and researchers across the globe. The book can be used as a reference book as well as a textbook. Each chapter is well illustrated with relevant figures, tables and references which make the book simple and self-explanatory.
1. Synthetic Potential of Cell Bound Glycosylhydrolases in Alkyl Glycoside and Oligosaccharide Synthesis 2. Biofuels and Value-added Products from Extremophiles 3. Bioproducts from Residual Lignocellulosic Biomass 4. Value-addition to Agro-industrial By-products 5. Multi-drug Resistance in Vibrios-Never Underestimate Bacteria 6. Anticancer Activity of Therapeutic Agents Conjugated with Metal Nanoparticles 7. The Relation Between the Actinobacterial Succession and Microbial Safety in Aerobic Waste Treatment (Composting) 8. Biorefinery Applications Through Catalytic Hydrogenation of Platform Molecules 9. Use of Anaerobic Soil Microbes in Biodegradation of Explosive Chemicals 10. Bacterial Degradation of Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonate Detergents 11. 14C-Labeled Lactose Uptake Rate by Kefir during Whey Fermentation, in the Presence of Promoters 12. Microbial Biopolymers for Edible Film and Coating Applications 13. Data Mining and Bioprospecting: In Pursuit of More Efficient Enantioselective Hydantoinases for the Synthesis of Optically Pure Amino Acids 14. Index.
Neelu N. Nawani :- Neelu N. Nawani, Associate Professor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, IndiaAshok Pandey :- Ashok pandey, Deputy Director, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science, & Technology; and Head, Centre for Biofuels & Biotechnology Division, Trivandrum, Kerala, India. His research focus areas includes Bioprocess and Product Development, mainly on agro-industrial solid waste utilization for the production of biofuels, biopolymers, industrial enzymes, etc.Madhukar Khetmalas :- Madhukar Khetmalas, Professor and Director, Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Institute, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, IndiaP. N. Razdan :- P. N. Razdan, Former Vice Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India