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Bacilli and Agrobiotechnology

  • M. Tofazzal Islam
  • Mahfuz Rahman
  • Piyush Pandey
  • Chaitanya Kumar Jha
  • Abhinav Aeron
  • Detailed account of Bacillus and related species as biocontrol agents

  • Discussion of industrial applications

  • Overview of genomics and metabolomics studies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Milad Mohkam, Navid Nezafat, Aydin Berenjian, Manica Negahdaripour, Abdolazim Behfar, Younes Ghasemi
    Pages 1-33
  3. Baljinder Singh, Kashmir Singh
    Pages 35-55
  4. M. A. Baset Mia, Umme Aminun Naher, Qurban Ali Panhwar, M. Tofazzal Islam
    Pages 57-76
  5. Angom Romita Devi, Rhitu Kotoky, Piyush Pandey, G. D. Sharma
    Pages 185-211
  6. Govindan Selvakumar, Gurupadam Hema Bindu, Periyasamy Panneerselvam, Arakalgud Nanjundaiah Ganeshamurthy
    Pages 213-236
  7. Dweipayan Goswami, Pinakin Dhandhukia, Janki N. Thakker
    Pages 281-307
  8. Arif Khan, Hiren V. Doshi, Mukund Chandra Thakur
    Pages 309-323
  9. Vijay Singh Meena, B. R. Maurya, Sunita Kumari Meena, Rajesh Kumar Meena, Ashok Kumar, J. P. Verma et al.
    Pages 367-395
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 397-416

About this book


This volume of comprehensive reviews updates our knowledge of research and commercialization of Bacillus-based products in agriculture and the environmental sector. The last couple of decades have witnessed tremendous growth of research on Bacillus species. Many of these species can produce industrial enzymes, and can act simultaneously as biofertilizers and as biopesticides inhibiting important phytopathogens. This "biocontrol" activity is now elucidated by a number of genomic and metabolomic studies. Bacillus formulations are being patented and commercialized on a regular basis. Understanding the biology, ecology and mechanism of action of these bacteria will play a role in the promotion of Bacillus-based products to support green technology in agriculture and agro-based industries.


Bacillus green technology Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria Sustainable agriculture Biofertilizers siderophore bioremediation

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Tofazzal Islam
    • 1
  • Mahfuz Rahman
    • 2
  • Piyush Pandey
    • 3
  • Chaitanya Kumar Jha
    • 4
  • Abhinav Aeron
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyBangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural UniversitySalnaBangladesh
  2. 2.WVU Extension ServiceWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA
  3. 3.Soil and Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, Department of MicrobiologyAssam UniversitySilcharIndia
  4. 4.Department of MicrobiologyGovernment Science CollegeVankalIndia
  5. 5.Division of BiotechnologyChonbuk National UniversityIksan-siKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Prof M Tofazzal Islam
Professor Islam is a Professor at the Department of Biotechnology Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Gazipur, Bangladesh.His broad experience includes molecular plant oomycete interactions, natural products chemistry, applied and environmental microbiology, biotechnology and plant physiology.

Dr. M M Rahaman
Dr. Rahaman is Assistant Professor at West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA. His specialities include plant pest diagnosis, investigation and recommendation of pesticide resistance in pest population and strategies for resistance management, pesticide safety and sustainable crop production.

Prof P Pandey
Professor Pandey is Head of the Department of Microbiology, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India. He is specialized in Soil and Environment Microbiology, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) – Bioinoculants, Biocontrol, Rhizoremediation.

Dr. Chaitanya Jha
Dr. Jha is Assistant Professor & Head of the Department of Microbiology, Government Science college, Vankal, Mangrol, India. He is specialized in plant growth.

Dr Abhinav Aeron, Post Doc Fellow, South Korea
Dr Aeron is a Post Doctoral Research Associate (PDF) in the Laboratory for Plant Growth Promotion by Systemic Investigation of Rhizomicrobiome, Division of Biotechnology, College of Environmental and Bioresources Sciences, Chonbuk National University, Iksan-Si, 570-752, Jeollabuk, South Korea.
He is specialized in Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), Rhizobial diversity, Biological control of fungi, Bacterial Endophytes as PGP agents, Arabidopsis (Plant)-PGPR(Microbe) interactions, Plant Growth Promoting Fungi (PGPF), Plant-Microbe-Heavy Metal Interactions, Microbial Enzymes, Antimicrobial screening (MIC, Microbial kill kinetics).

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