Modern Approaches in Soil Agriculture And Environmental Microbiology

ISBN Number : 978-81-8488-956-7

Student Price : Rs.530

Student Dollar Price : 21$

Library Price : Rs.1500

Library Dollar Price : 60$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2017

No. Of Pages : 515

Book Weight :1162

About The Book

The book,which is a comprehensive Compilation of eleven of Chapters, has been entitled "Modern Approaches to Soil, Agriculture and Environmental Microbiology" by the authors Dr. Shiva C. Aithal and Dr. Nikhilesh Kulkarni, because the origin of microbial activity by and large starts with soil and eventually effects the environment,with man accomplished techniques like agriculture contributing to the process. The authors have consciously and meticulously put efforts in study in the syllabus pertaining to various universities, so that a broad range of syllabus is encompassed, which will help not only the students but also the teachers alike.

The advancements that have taken place in all phases of soil agriculture and environmental microbiology have made it necessary to prepare this book. In order to bring the material up-to-date, the book has been thoroughly revised and written The chapters show the most significant compilation a containing a considerable amount of basics because it is believed that no student can intelligently understand or pursue research without first having had a sound knowledge of the fundamental concepts significantly more textbook materials has been incorporated in this edition and laboratory protocols have been kept out in a deliberate attempt to justify and encourage those who prefer the protocols given in good manuals.

Primarily aimed as a textbook on the subject of soil agriculture and environmental microbiology and biotechnology for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, we hope this book to be of significant assistance to them written in an academic and lucid style, the book should help the reader to quickly master the various biological aspects in varied yet allied areas of microbiology and biotechnology like air, germ free environment, fresh and waste water pollution and its control, soil disease plants genetically modified foods, bio-geochemical cycles, bio-fertilisers, composting, petroleum, bio-degradation, bio-leaching, bio-augmentation. Etc.

A prime objective and hope is that this edition will generate ideas, in the minds of young students, which will bring forth new approaches and methodology leading to further advances in understanding of interactions and their implications for agriculture, soil and environmental microbiology via project and research. We hope that this book becomes a valuable addition to the literature in the subject of microbiology.


Contents :

1. Environement and The Ecosystem
2. Soil Microbiology
3. Composting and Biofertilizers
4. Applications of Biotechnology in Agriculture
5. Air Microbiology
6. Water Microbiology
7. Water Pollution and Its Control
8. Petroleum Microbiology
9. Global Environmental Problems
10. Bioremediation and Biocontrol
11. Biodegradation,Bioleaching and Oil Recovery
12. Emerging Technologies in Pollution Management by Microorganisms
Suggested Readings
A Word From Authors on How to Answer Exam Questions
Question Bank (Chapter 1-12)

About The Author

Dr. Shiva Chandrashekhar Aithal graduated from Marathwada University (Presently known as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University), Aurangabad in 1991 and received his Master’s degree in Microbiology from the same university in 1993. He did his doctoral in Microbiology in the applied area of “Ethanol Production” to receive a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded. Dr. Aithal is serving as a Professor in Microbiology at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels since 1993 in Dnyanopasak Shikshan Mandal’s College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Parbhani (M.S.). He is a recognized University Research Guide and PG teacher who has guided numerous students at the postgraduate level in various fields of research. Presently, he is guiding research scholars to pursue their doctorate degrees and extending his research in enzymes and fermentation technology. Dr. Aithal has participated in many National and International level Conferences and seminars. He has to his credit several research articles published in reputed Journals and Symposia along with the publication of 10 books.

Late Dr. N.S. Kulkarni received his Master’s degree from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad in 1994 and was awarded Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Since 1994 until 2020, he worked as an Assistant Professor in Microbiology and at undergraduate and postgraduate level and guided research scholars successfully to their Ph.D. He was Head, Department of Microbiology at Rajasthan Aryans College, Washim. He guided many research projects publications, having attended both conferences of National and International repute, including one of SAARC countries. In addition to this, he also had authored books entitled General Enzymology and Food and Nutrition. He was also a Member of the Board of Studies in Biochemistry including Microbiology in Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. This ambitious book on Virology remains his last publication, which he and his co-authors have compiled, as he now to longer with us to see it published. However, he remains immortal as an example in his work, character and the down-to-earth human nature which he had lived and inspired. He was and will be, always equally and unconditionally, loved by his students, staff, administrators, friends and family.

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