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Microbial Biotechnology Approaches to Monuments of Cultural Heritage

  • Ajar Nath Yadav
  • Ali Asghar Rastegari
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
  • Neelam Yadav

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sushil Kumar, Priyanka, Upendra Kumar
    Pages 1-12
  3. Hina Upadhyay, Vandna Chhabra, Jatinder Singh
    Pages 25-40
  4. Saritha Vara, Manoj Kumar Karnena, Swathi Dash, R. Sanjana
    Pages 41-69
  5. Chanda Parulekar-Berde, Sachin S. Ghoble, Sagar P. Salvi, Vikrant B. Berde
    Pages 71-86
  6. Chanda Parulekar-Berde, Rishikesh R. Surve, Sagar P. Salvi, Prachiti P. Rawool, P. Veera Brahma Chari, Berde Vikrant B.
    Pages 87-101
  7. Prem Chandra, Enespa, Rajesh Kumar, Jameel Ahmad
    Pages 103-135
  8. Amrita Kumari Panda, Rojita Mishra, Satpal Singh Bisht
    Pages 137-149
  9. Lamha Kumar, Neha Kapoor, Archana Tiwari
    Pages 151-175
  10. Hesham El Enshasy, Daniel Joe Dailin, Roslinda Abd Malek, Nurul Zahidah Nordin, Ho Chin Keat, Jennifer Eyahmalay et al.
    Pages 177-198
  11. Amrita Kumari Panda, Rojita Mishra, Satpal Singh Bisht
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


Our country’s cultural legacy is one of the world’s most diverse, drawing millions of visitors every year to our convents and monuments, and to our museums, libraries, concert halls and festivals. In addition, it is a dynamic trigger of economic activity and jobs. Among the various scientific branches, microbial biotechnology offers an innovative and precise approach to the complexity of problems that restorers face in their daily work.

This book discusses a range of topics, including the biodiversity of microbial communities from various cultural heritage monuments, microbial biotechnological cleaning techniques, the role of bacterial fungal communities for the conservation of cultural heritage, and microbial enzymes and their potential applications as biorestoration agents. Written by internationally recognized experts, and providing up-to-date and detailed insights into microbial biotechnology approaches to cultural heritage monuments, the book is a valuable resource for biological scientists, especially microbiologists, microbial biotechnologists, biochemists and microbial biotechnologists.


Biorestoration Biocleaning Biodeteriogen Bacterial biomass Conservation Biotech art

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajar Nath Yadav
    • 1
  • Ali Asghar Rastegari
    • 2
  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 3
  • Neelam Yadav
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BiotechnologyEternal UniversitySirmourIndia
  2. 2.Department of Molecular & Cell BiochemistryFalavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityIsfahanIran
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry & BiotechnologyTallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  4. 4.Gopi Nath P.G. CollegeVeer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal UniversityGhazipurIndia

About the editors

Ajar Nath Yadav is an assistant professor (Senior Scale) in the Department of Biotechnology, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 10 years of teaching and research experiences. He obtained his doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology in 2016, jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. Dr. Yadav has 133 publications with h-index 27, i10-index 63, and 2203 citations. Dr. Yadav has got 12 Best Paper Presentation Awards, and “Outstanding Teacher Award”-2018. He has the lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council and National Academy of Sciences, India.

Ali Asghar Rastegari is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Biological Science, Department of Molecular and Cell Biochemistry, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, I.R. Iran. Dr. Rastegari has 13 years of teaching and research experiences. Dr. Rastegari gained a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics, the University of Science and Research, Tehran Branch, IranIn his credit 18 research publications and published 12 abstracts in different conference. He has a lifetime membership of Iranian Society for Trace Elements Research (ISTER), The Biochemical Society of I.R.IRAN, and Member of Society for Bioinformatics in Northern Europe (SocBiN).

Vijai Kumar Gupta from ERA Chair of Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, School of Science, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, is one of the leading experts in the area of microbial biology and biotechnology. He is the member of International Sub-commission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea, Austria; International Society for Fungal Conservation, UK; and Secretary of European Mycological Association. Dr. Gupta is the Fellow of Prestigious- The Linnaean Society, London, UK; Fellow of Indian Mycological Association; and Fellow of Mycological Society of India. He has been honored with several awards in his career including Indian Young Scientist Award for his advanced research achievements in the field of fungal biology and biotechnology. He is the editor of leading scientific journals of high repute and having many publications in his hands with h-index 34. He is editor of many books published by international publishers.

Neelam Yadav is senior researcher, currently working on microbial diversity from diverse sources and their biotechnological applications agriculture and allied sectors. She obtained her post graduation degree from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has research interest in the area of probiotics microbes, and beneficial microbiomes from diverse sources. In her credit 35 publications in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. She is Editor/ reviewer of different international and national journals. She has the lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India and National Academy of Sciences, India.

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