Microbes: Health and Environment highlights the interrelatedness of microbes with life and environment. It stresses that microbes have a beneficial impact on human life and environment. It covers the various aspects of microbes such as molecular biology, interrelationships, microbial intervention in our environment, microbial biotechnology, genetics, their immunology, biochemistry, economic importance, interaction with medicinal plants, human beings, industrial relevance, influence on our health and so on. It is an asset for enterprising students, teachers and scientists.
1. Impact of Microorganisms on Environment and Health 2. Synergism between Medicinal Plants and Microbes 3. Gloriosa superba L.: Biology and Biotechnological Strategies for Conservation 4. Antimicrobial Activity of Some Ayurvedic Plant Drugs: An Appraisal of Evidence Based Researches 5. Cyanobacteria for Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture 6. Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites: Emerging Trends and Prospects 7. Inter-Relationships of Physical and Biological Aspects of Soil Health in Sandy Soil 8. Clostridium botulinum: The source of Bioterror and Beauty 9. Forms and Functions of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria 10. Microbial Population and Biomass C and N in the Rhizophere of Albizia Iebbeck L. and Gmelina arborea Roxb. in a ‘jhum’ fallow in Northeast India 11. Effect of Co-inoculation of AM fungi and Bradyrhizobium japonicum on Nodulation, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Contents in Soya bean 12. Fungus Protoplast: Impediments on Biotechnology 13. Fungal Phytases in Ameliorating Nutritional Status of Foods and Combating Environmental Phosphorus Pollution 14. Microbial Intervention in Arsenic Rich Environment 15. Applications of Alkalistable and Thermostable Microbial Xylanolytic Enzymes in Pulp and Paper Industry 16. Bioleaching and Microbial Mineral Degradation 17. Environmental Benefits of Xylanase-Assisted Prebleaching of Kraft Pulps
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).