Textbook of Microbiology provides a structured approach to learning by covering all the important topics in a simple, uniform and systematic format. The book is written in a manner suited to the undergraduate and postgraduate of Microbiology / Industrial Microbiology courses. The language and diagrams are particularly easy to understand and reproduce while answering essay type questions.
Sections I of the book covers essentials of Microbiology including history, scope and milestones in the development of microbiology. This is followed by detailed accounts of characteristics and classification of microorganisms including bacteria, virus, fungi and actinomycetes. Individual chapters on microscopy, isolation and maintenance of microorganisms, microbial growth provide a detailed account of these techniques and their use in microbiology.
Section II of the book covers biochemistry, microbial genetics and some instrumentation including chapters on carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, gene regulation, translation and transcription along with detailed accounts of spectrophotometry, pH meter and fermenters.
Naveen Kango :- Dr. Naveen Kango is Professor and Head in the Department of Microbiology, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (a central university), Sagar, Madhya Pradesh and has teaching and research experience of more than 20 years. Dr. Kango did his MSc (Gold Medal) and PhD in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology from Dr. HS Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar. He qualified NET (CSIR-UGC, JRF) and GATE and joined this department in 1997. He has worked on xylanolytic enzymes from thermophilic fungi for his doctoral and post-doctoral work (Dept. of Biotechnology, Durban University of Technology, South Africa and Dept. of Microbiology, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has 40 international peer reviewed papers, 2 books and 1 patent to his credit. He has completed five major projects and supervised six doctoral students. His present research interests are production and application of industrial microbial enzymes such as cellulases, xylanases, mannanases, inulinases, L-asparaginase and generation of 2G bioethanol from agrowastes.