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Biotechnological Applications of Quorum Sensing Inhibitors

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Human Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vipin Chandra Kalia, Shikha Koul, Subhasree Ray, Jyotsana Prakash
      Pages 23-32
    3. Lekshmi Narendrakumar, Bhaskar Das, Balasubramanian Paramasivan, Jayabalan Rasu, Sabu Thomas
      Pages 63-85
    4. Lahari Das, Yogendra Singh
      Pages 111-126
    5. Manjusha Lekshmi, Ammini Parvathi, Sanath Kumar, Manuel F. Varela
      Pages 127-142
    6. Sahana Vasudevan, Shogan Sugumar Swamy, Gurmeet Kaur, S. Adline Princy, P. Balamurugan
      Pages 209-225
    7. Faizan Abul Qais, Mohammad Shavez Khan, Iqbal Ahmad
      Pages 227-244
    8. A. Jamuna Bai, V. Ravishankar Rai
      Pages 245-261
    9. Soumya Pandit, Shruti Sarode, Franklin Sargunaraj, Kuppam Chandrasekhar
      Pages 263-284
    10. Nishant Kumar, Hansita Gupta, Neha Dhasmana, Yogendra Singh
      Pages 309-325
  3. Plant Health

About this book


This book discusses the practical applications of quorum sensing inhibitors for both human and plant health. Quorum sensing inhibitors that disrupt microbial biofilms can be employed to treat bacterial infections. The book describes the various bioactive molecules that can serve as quorum sensing inhibitors to combat deadly bacterial infections, in addition to several synthetic quorum sensing inhibitors.

Quorum sensing is the mechanism through which bacteria develop antibiotic resistance. Intended to provide a clearer understanding of the practical applications of quorum sensing inhibitors, the book details how the problem of antibiotic resistance can be countered through the intelligent application of quorum sensing inhibitors.


Biofilm Bioremediation Ecology Microbiology Quorum sensing Quorum sensing inhibitor

Editors and affiliations

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbial Biotechnology and GenomicsCSIR – Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB)DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Vipin Chandra Kalia is a Professor at Molecular Biotechnology Lab, Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. He has been an Emeritus Scientist and ex-Chief Scientist at Microbial Biotechnology and Genomics, CSIR Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Genetics from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Microbiologists of India (FAMSc), National Academy of Sciences (FNASc), and National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (FNAAS). His main areas of research are Microbial Biodiversity, Genomics and Evolution, Bioenergy, Biopolymers, Antimicrobials, Quorum Sensing, and Quorum Quenching. He has published over 100 papers in scientific journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Biotechnology Advances, and Trends in Biotechnology.

He has edited 11 books, is currently Editor in Chief of the Indian Journal of Microbiology, and serves as an editor for several other journals. He is a life member of e.g. the Society of Biological Chemists of India, the Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, India, and the Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI).

He has been conferred numerous awards, including the Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award, Association of Microbiologists of India (2016), ASM-IUSSF Indo-US Professorship Program, American Society of Microbiologists, USA (2014), and the Dr. J.V Bhat Award, Association of Microbiologists of India (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017). He can be contacted at: or

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