Plant Science & Botany

Industrial Biotechnology
Sustainable Production and Bioresource Utilization

Editors: Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD
Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD

Industrial Biotechnology

Published. Now available.
Pub Date: July 2016
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771882699
E-Book ISBN: 9781771882620
Pages: 484pp w index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 57 b/w illustrations

This important new book covers recent advancements, innovations, and technologies in industrial biotechnology, specifically addressing the application of various biomolecules in industrial production and in cleaning and environmental remediation sectors.

The goal of industrial biotechnology is to develop new techniques and technologies to transform renewable raw materials into chemicals, materials, and fuels by the substitution of fossil fuels. With the increase in the world’s population and the resultant growing energy demand, the need for more energy can be successfully met with the advancements in industrial biotechnology. Currently across the globe significant research has been undertaken in the production of cleaner fuels, materials, and semi-synthetic chemicals, with environmental benefits. Developing countries have huge agricultural resources that could be utilized for production of value-added byproducts for the sustainable development of bio-based economy.

The book opens with a chapter on the production of exopolysaccharides from halophilic microorganisms, a polymer that is normally very useful in various production sectors of the food, pharmaceutical, and petroleum industries. The book goes on to cover:

  • the production of antimicrobial compounds from alkaliphilic bacteria
  • thermophilic actinomycetes
  • food, agro, and pharmaceutical potential and biotechnological applications of biosurfactants, halophiles, cyclodextrin glycosyl transferease, fungal chitinase, proteases, and yeasts and yeast products
Also covered in the book are the environmental aspects of industrial biotechnology such as the genetic enhancement for biofuel production, the production of biodegradable thermoplastics, advancements in the synthesis of bio-oil, ecofriendly treatment of agro-based lignocelluloses, and anaerobic bio reactors for hydrocarbon remediation.

The international roster of chapter authors have been chosen for their expertise and contribution to the various fields of industrial biotechnology. This book is suitable to chemists, biotechnologists from research institutes, academia, and students as well as for industry professionals.

1. Exopolysaccharides of Halophilic Microorganisms: An Overview
Pradnya P. Kanekar, Siddharth V. Deshmukh, Sagar P. Kanekar, Prashant K. Dhakephalkar, and Prabhakar K. Ranjekar
2. Alkaliphilic Bacteria and Thermophilic Actinomyceytes as New Sources of Antimicrobial Compounds
Suchitra B. Borgave, Meghana S. Kulkarni, Pradnya P. Kanekar, and Dattatraya G. Naik
3. Industrial Production and Applications of Yeast and Yeast Products
Rebecca S. Thombre and Sonali Joshi
4. Industrial Applications of Biosurfactants
Shilpa Mujumdar, Shradha Bashetti, Sheetal Pardeshi, and Rebecca S. Thombre
5. Halophiles: Pharmaceutical Potential and Biotechnological Applications
Rebecca S. Thombre, Vaishnavi S. Joshi, and Radhika S. Oke
6. Cyclodextrin Glycosyl Transferase (CGTase): An Overview of Their Production and Biotechnological Applications
Rebecca S. Thombre and Pradnya P. Kanekar
7. Industrial Applications of Fungal Chitinases: An Update
Padmanabh Mishra, S.K. Singh, and Smita S. Nilegaonkar
8. Proteases from Thermophiles and Their Industrial Importance
D. R. Majumder and Pradnya P. Kanekar
9. Proteases in Leather Processing
Vasudeo P. Zambare and Smita S. Nilegaonkar
10. Genetic Enhancement of Saccharomyces cerevisiae for First and Second Generation Ethanol Production
Fernanda Bravim, Melina Campagnaro Farias, Oeber de Freitas Quadros, and Patricia Machado Bueno Fernandes
11. Biological System as Reactor for the Production of Biodegradable Thermoplastics, Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Akhilesh Kumar Singh and Nirupama Mallick
12. Hydrothermal and Thermochemical Synthesis of Bio-Oil from Lignocellulosic Biomass: Composition, Engineering and Catalytic Upgrading
Sonil Nanda, Pravakar Mohanty, Janusz A. Kozinski, and Ajay K. Dalai
13. Advances in Eco-Friendly Pre-Treatment Methods and Utilization of Agro-Based Lignocelluloses
Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Huma Ajab, Safoura Daneshfozoun, and Sakinatu Almustapha
14. Anaerobic Bioreactors for the Treatment of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons
Ricardo Alfán-Guzmán, Matthew Lee, and Michael Manefield

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD
Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka, South India

Devarajan Thangadurai, PhD, is Senior Assistant Professor at Karnatak University in South India; President of the Society for Applied Biotechnology; and General Secretary for the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science. In addition, Dr. Thangadurai is Editor-in-Chief of several journals, including Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering; Acta Biologica Indica; Biodiversity Research International; and the Asian Journal of Microbiology. He received his PhD in Botany from Sri Krishnadevaraya University in South India. During 2002–2004, he worked as CSIR Senior Research Fellow with funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Madeira, Portugal; University of Delhi, India; and ICAR National Research Centre for Banana, India. He is the recipient of the Best Young Scientist Award with a Gold Medal from Acharya Nagarjuna University and the VGST-SMYSR Young Scientist Award of the Government of Karnataka, Republic of India. He has edited/authored fifteen books including Genetic Resources and Biotechnology (3 vols.), Genes, Genomes and Genomics (2 vols.), and Mycorrhizal Biotechnology with publishers of national and international reputation.

Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India

Jeyabalan Sangeetha, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod, South India. She is the recipient of a Tami Nadu Government Scholarship and Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship of the University of Grants Commission, Government of India, for doctoral studies between 2004 and 2008. She served as a Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellow and UGC Postdoctoral Fellow at Karnatak University, Dharwad, South India, during 2012–2016. Her research interests focus on environmental toxicology, environmental microbiology, and environmental biotechnology.

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