The human body contains 20 times more microbes than it does cells and in each cell there are about 10 microbes. Approximately 99% of the viruses and bacteria inhabiting our body are yet to be identified. Some of our colonists, viruses in the cells of our brain influence even our thoughts and feelings. This book illustrates how microbes and human life go hand in hand.Microbes for Human Life elaborates the relevance of microbes and their role in everyday human life? microbes in food production and agriculture, in biotechnology and industry, and in ecology and environment. It also discusses some of the negative impacts of microbes on our world, such as their role in causing diseases and bio-terrorism. But the primary focus is on how microbes, in their incredible variety, are essential to human life. The book presents the many ways in which we intentionally, and at times unintentionally, utilize microbes to improve our lives and enhance our life experience.
Ashok K. Chauhan :- Ashok K Chauhan, Ph.D. Polymer Chemistry (Germany), is the founder President of Ritnanad Balvaed Education foundation, an umbrella organicazation of Amity Group of Institutions. Under the guidance of Dr Chauhan the Amity group expanded into higher education and within a few years has grown to serve more than 60,000 full-time students across 22 campuses, offering more than 130 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Over the years. Dr Chauhan has won numerous honors and awards in Europe and India. Dr Chauhan has founder and leads a multitude of educational and philanthropic institutions, including the Europa India Foundation, Amity Humanity Foundation, Amity Research Foundation and Ritnand Balved Medical Foundation.Ajit Varma :- Ajit Varma, Ph.D. is Director General, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (Amity University, Uttar Pradesh) and Vice chairman, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation. He was formerly Professor of Microbial Technology in School of life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interest is mycorrhizal fungi and their biotechnological applications. Dr. Varma has published over 283 research articles, in national and international journals of repute, and also several major review articles and book chapters. He has published 31 books in the area of Microbial Technology published by Academic Press (London), CRC Press (USA), IDRC (Canada) and Springer-Verlag (Germany). Dr. Varma is a recipient of a large number if International Scientific Fellowships, to name a few: Commonwealth fellowship (Australia), national Research Council (Canada), Alexander Von-Humboldt Foundation (Germany).Harsha Kharkwal :- Harsha Kharkwal is Lecturer and group leader of Herbal Technology at Amity Institute of Microbial Sciences, Amity University Uttar Pradesh. She did her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from National Botanical Research Institute-CSIR, Lucknow.Further research was pursued at University Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai. She is the recipient of Lucid Research Award for the year 2004. Her research interest is hepatoprotective and anticancer drugs.