Basic Biochemistry and Microbial Metabolism

ISBN Number : 978-93-5693-114-5

Student Price : Rs.950

Student Dollar Price : 38$

Library Price : Rs.2075

Library Dollar Price : 83$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2022

No. Of Pages : 600

Book Weight :734

About The Book

I have structured the contents of the book considering the U.G. and P.G. syllabus of different universities regarding Microbial Metabolism. It is not possible to understand the metabolism without the basic knowledge of biochemistry. Considering this fact, I have focused on inter-relationship between biochemistry and metabolism in Chapter-1, and Basic Biochemistry in Chapters-2, 3, 4 and 5. Since the enzymes play indispensable role in metabolism, study of enzymes has been focused in Chapter-6 and Chapter-7. Chapter-8 and Chapter-9 deals with the carbohydrate metabolism as it is the backbone of all metabolic processes. The most common mechanisms of ATP generation, i.e., Respiration and Photosynthesis are discussed in Chapter-10 and Chapter-11. The metabolism of other three biomolecules, i.e., proteins, nucleic acids and lipids that plays vital role in microbial metabolism has been discussed in Chapter-12, 13 and 14.

All these 14 chapters are subdivided into many subtopics. The book constitutes 217 figures including representations of biochemical mechanisms and 61 tables. The book has specially included with- Chapter index in detail, Subject index at the end of the book (with special differentiation as – General Index, Index of Microorganisms and Index of Enzymes), Chapter outline, Summary, Sample questions, Glossary and List of references for further reading.

 

Contents -

PART - I: INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIAL METABOLISM AND BIOMOLECULES
1. Introduction to Biomolecules and Metabolism
2. Biochemistry of Carbohydrates
3. Biochemistry of Proteins
4. Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
5. Biochemistry of Lipids
PART - II: STUDY OF ENZYMES
6. Enzymes: Indispensible Need of Metabolism
7. Enzymes: Kinetics and Applications
PART - III: CATABOLISM OF CARBOHYDRATES
8. Basic Pathways of Carbohydrate Metabolism
9. Carbohydrate Fermentations
PART - IV: MECHANISMS OF ATP GENERATION IN MICROORGANISMS
10. Respiration
11. Microbial Photosynthesis
PART - V: METABOLISM OF BIOMOLECULES
12. Metabolism of Proteins
13. Metabolism of Nucleic Acids
14. Metabolism of Lipids
Glossary
Index

About The Author

Dr. Balkrishna M. Sandikar is working as a Professor in Microbiology at Maharashtra Udayagiri College, Udgir Dist., Latur affiliated to Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, - Maharashtra.

He has 34 years teaching experience to students of Microbiology, i.e., since the date of his appointment 2nd July 1988. He is conducting research work especially in the field "Biological Control and Plant Growth Promotion". He has been awarded M.Phil. degree in microbiology for his research work on "Role of Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Growth Promotion of Cassia Uniflora" in May 2000 by University of Pune. He has completed minor research project sanctioned and financially supported by University Grants Commission Pune on Biological Control of Damping–off Diseases during 2002-2004. He has been awarded Ph.D. degree in Microbiology by Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded for his research work on "Studies on Biological Control Agents against Soil-borne Fungal Pathogens of Crop Plants" in March 2009.

He has published research papers in national and international journals regarding his research. He is working on advisory board of International Journal of Plant Protection, published by Hind Agricultural Research and Training Institute, Muzaffarnagar, U.P. Presently, he is working as In-charge Principal of Maharashtra Udayagiri College, Udgir, Dist., Latur.

His first book Applied Microbiology has been published by Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai in 2013, second book Fundamental Microbiology by Books and Allied, Publications, Kolkata in 2021, and the third book Laboratory Manual in Microbiology by Krupa-Drushti Publications, Pune in 2021.

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