Plant genetic engineering has revolutionized our ability to produce genetically improved plant varieties. A large portion of our major crops have undergone genetic improvement through the use of recombinant DNA techniques in which microorganisms play a vital role. The cross-kingdom transfer of genes to incorporate novel phenotypes into plants has utilized microbes at every step-from cloning and characterization of a gene to the production of a genetically engineered plant. This book covers the important aspects of Microbial Biotechnology in Agriculture and Aquaculture with and aim to improve crop yield.
Table of Contents
Microbes and their Contributions to Plant Biotechnology; Genetically Modified Plants: Applications and Issues; Rhizobial Production Technology; Phosphorus Solubilizing Microorganisms and their Role in Plant Growth Promotion; Biotechnology of Biofertilizers for Rice Crop; Physiological and Genetic Effects of Bacterial ACC Deaminase on Plants; Rhizobial Strain Improvement: Genetic Analysis and Modification; Influence of Microorganisms/ Microbial Product on Water and Sediment Quality in Aquaculture Ponds; Linking Ecotechnology and Biotechnology in Aquaculture; Marine Microbial Biotechnology and Aquaculture-An Overview; Microbial Degradation of Pesticides: Atrazine as a Case Study; Microbiological Technology for Extraction of Jute and Allied Fibres; Microbial Bioconversions of Agri-Horticultural Produces into Alcoholic Beverages-Global Scenario; Aquaculture Biotechnology for Enhanced Fish Production for Human Consumption; Microbial Processing of Agricultural Residues for Production of Food, Feed and Food-Additives