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Diversity and Benefits of Microorganisms from the Tropics

  • João Lucio de Azevedo
  • Maria Carolina Quecine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Microorganisms in Tropical Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rodrigo Gouvêa Taketani, Vanessa Nessner Kavamura, Suikinai Nobre dos Santos
      Pages 3-19
    3. Jadson Diogo Pereira Bezerra, João Lucio de Azevedo, Cristina Maria Souza-Motta
      Pages 21-35
    4. Fernanda Luiza Souza Sebastianes, João Lucio de Azevedo, Paulo Teixeira Lacava
      Pages 37-56
    5. Cristina Paiva de Sousa, Nadja Fernanda Gonzaga Serrano, Paulo Teixeira Lacava
      Pages 57-70
    6. Jose Odair Pereira, Antonia Queiroz Lima de Souza, Afonso Duarte Leão de Souza, Suzelei de Castro França, Luiz Antonio de Oliveira
      Pages 71-103
    7. Marcus Adonai Castro da Silva, André Oliveira de Souza Lima
      Pages 105-136
  3. Tropical Microorganisms and Biotechnological Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Janaina Rigonato, Danillo Oliveira Alvarenga, Marli Fátima Fiore
      Pages 139-167
    3. V. K. Sharma, J. Kumar, D. K. Singh, A. Mishra, S. K. Gond, S. K. Verma et al.
      Pages 169-184
    4. João Alencar Pamphile, Marcos Alessandro dos Santos Ribeiro, Julio Cesar Polonio
      Pages 185-206
  4. Agricultural and Livestock Microorganisms in the Tropics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Diogo Neves Proença, Stefan Schwab, José Ivo Baldani, Paula V. Morais
      Pages 209-243
    3. Elke J. B. N. Cardoso, Marco A. Nogueira, Waldemar Zangaro
      Pages 245-267
    4. Bruna Durante Batista, Jaqueline Raquel de Almeida, Thana Esashika Bezerra, João Lucio de Azevedo, Maria Carolina Quecine
      Pages 293-312
    5. Aline Silva Romão-Dumaresq, Henrique Coutinho Junqueira Franco, Bernardo Melo Montes Nogueira Borges, Bruna Durante Batista, Maria Carolina Quecine
      Pages 313-339
  5. Microorganisms: Promisses and Chalenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Trichur Subramanian Suryanarayanan, Venkat Gopalan, Ramanan Uma Shaanker, Anindita Sengupta, Gudasalamani Ravikanth
      Pages 343-365

About this book


This book addresses the diversity of tropical microorganisms and its applications in agriculture, renewable energy production and environmental protection. It covers several tropical habitats such as rain forests, mangroves, sea and river waters and describes how microorganisms isolated from these regions can be used to control insects and plant diseases, to improve sugar cane and biofuels production among other applications. The book also aims to bring researchers’ attention to the potential of tropical microorganisms for biotechnological purposes, an area that is still far from being well explored.


Agrobiology Tropical Soils Tropical Agriculture Microbial Diversity Microbiol Ecology Microorganisms in Tropical Regions Tropical Water Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • João Lucio de Azevedo
    • 1
  • Maria Carolina Quecine
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP)PiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.College of Agriculture “Luiz de Queiroz”University of São Paulo (ESALQ/USP)PiracicabaBrazil

About the editors

DR JOAO LUCIO AZEVEDO –  B.S. : University of  Sao Paulo Brazil, in Agronomy 1960; PhD : University of Sheffield (Great-Britain)Genetics 1971; Associated Professor; University of Sao Paulo (1974); Pos-doctor: University of Nottingham UK 1979 and University of Manchester, UK  1988; Full professor at University of Sao Paulo (1984); Senior Professor (2009) till now. Specialization and areas of particular interest: Microbial genetics, microorganisms of agricultural interest ; endophytic bacteria and fungi: interactions between microorganisms and plants  Biological control of insect-pests and  plant diseases. Honors and Awards: Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences; Member of the Academy of Sciences State of Sao Paulo-Brazil; Prize Scopus contribution to increase scientific production in the country and formation of new PhDs (2006); Prize Bunge; Contribution to tropical agriculture (2009); Prize Frederico Veiga EMBRAPA - Contribution to Brazilian Agriculture (1993);  Member of the Brazilian order of Scientific merit from 2000Member emeritus of Brazilian Research Council- CNPq (2010); Professor Emeritus, Agriculture School, University of São Paulo. Brazil (2013); Luiz de Queiroz medal, Agriculture School, University of São Paulo (2014). Employment: Professor at  Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz  ESALQ/USP, Brazil (1960-present). Coordinator: Microbiology sector. Centro de Biotecnologia da Amazônia (CBA) (2008-2011).

DR MARIA CAROLINA QUECINE –Post-doctoral: Department of Genetics, Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz  ESALQ/USP  (2011-2013) and (2010 – 2011).  Graduation: Direct Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding ESALQ-USP (2005 – 2010). Under-Graduation: Bachelor and Licentiate in Agronomic Engineering, ESALQ-USP (2000 – 2004). Research Interests and Activities: Experience in microbial genetics and molecular biology. Recent knowledge in microbial genomics with emphases in high throughput sequencing, genome assembly and gene annotation. Major interest in molecular genetics of plant-associated microorganisms, biological control of plant disease, molecular analysis of secondary metabolite and enzymatic compounds production to agronomic and industrial application. Employment: Assistant Professor: Department of Genetics. Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz University of São Paulo, Brazil (2014). International experience:  ASM YA - Young Ambassador of American Society of Microbiology to Brazil (2013). Ph.D. Sandwich - United States Department of Agriculture - USDA-ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory. Corvallis, Oregon, United States. Supervision: Dra. Joyce E. Loper. (2008-2008). Awards:  3o Top Ethanol – Academic work  (2012); Down Innovation and Sustainably (2010). José and Silvia Amador (2009); APS Annual Meeting (2009).11o Simpósio Internacional de Iniciação Científica da Universidade de São Paulo SIICUSP (2003). 

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