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Microbial Diversity, Interventions and Scope

  • Shiwani Guleria Sharma
  • Neeta Raj Sharma
  • Mohit Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lalita Vithal Baragi, Dhiraj Dhondiram Narale, Sangeeta Mahableshwar Naik, K. M. Rajaneesh
    Pages 1-20
  3. Microbes in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Jayakumar Pathma, Gurusamy Raman, Rajendiran Kamaraj Kennedy, Laxman Sonawane Bhushan
      Pages 23-49
    3. Pankaj Prakash Verma, Rahul Mahadev Shelake, Parul Sharma, Jae-Yean Kim, Suvendu Das, Mohinder Kaur
      Pages 51-73
    4. Manpreet Kaur, Vijay Kumar
      Pages 75-83
    5. Suruchi Jindal
      Pages 85-96
  4. Microbes in Nanotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Deepak Sharma, Reena Sharma, Abhishek Chaudhary
      Pages 99-108
    3. Gagandeep Kaur, Shivani Sharma
      Pages 109-114
  5. Microbes in Genetic Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Rahul Mehta
      Pages 117-122
    3. Alla Singh, Mehak Sethi, Diksha Verma, Ritu Naliath, D. P. Chaudhary
      Pages 123-134
  6. Microbial Enzymes & Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Kamla Malik, Nisha Kumari, Sushil Ahlawat, Upendra Kumar, Meena Sindhu
      Pages 137-156
    3. Abhishek Thakur, Chayanika Putatunda, Rashmi Sharma, Rahul Mehta, Preeti Solanki, Kavita Bhatia
      Pages 157-184
    4. Ashish Vyas, Abdulhadi Yakubu
      Pages 185-215
  7. Microbes in Bioremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Amaninder Kaur Riat
      Pages 219-229
    3. Sheetal Rana, Abha Sharma, Ranbir Singh Rana
      Pages 231-245

About this book


This book focuses on the application of microbes in all fields of biology. There is an urgent need to understand and explore new microbes, their biological activities, genetic makeup and further opportunities for utilizing them. The book is divided into sections, highlighting the application of microbes in agriculture, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, bioremediation, industry, medicine and forensic sciences, and describing potential future advances in these fields. It also explores the potential role of microbes in space and how they might support life on a different planet.  


Microbial applications Microbial ecosystem Agriculture Nanotechnology Genetic engineering Forensic science

Editors and affiliations

  • Shiwani Guleria Sharma
    • 1
  • Neeta Raj Sharma
    • 2
  • Mohit Sharma
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional UniveristyPhagwaraIndia
  2. 2.School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional UniveristyPhagwaraIndia
  3. 3.Molecular Genetics LaboratoryDayanand Medical College and HospitalLudhianaIndia

About the editors

Dr. Shiwani Guleria Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences at Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India.  She holds a PhD in Microbiology from DR Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Himachal Pradesh. Her research interests include agricultural microbiology, microbial enzymology and molecular biology. She has published articles in national and international, peer-reviewed journals. She has received various awards, including INSPIRE fellowship by DST-GOI, Gold Medal for doctorate from DR YSP UHF, H.P., state merit scholarships and a best research award from the Society for Advancement of Human and Nature, H.P. 

Dr. Neeta Raj Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Jiwaji University Gwalior, and heads the School of Bioengineering and Biosciences as Additional Dean at Lovely Professional University, Punjab. She has experience in multidisciplinary areas such as microbial biochemistry and biotechnology, and waste management. She has been instrumental in conducting various international funded research projects. Dr. Sharma is a member of a number of societies, including the Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, Indian Science Congress, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indo-US Collaboration of Engineering Education, International Science Congress Association, and the Indian Society of Agricultural Biochemists. She has published over 55 articles in respected journals and book chapters, and holds 20 patents. 

Dr. Mohit Sharma is an Associate Biotechnologist at the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. His interests include human genetics and cytogenetics, molecular plant microbial interactions, vector cloning, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and cell biology. He holds a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has also worked on the isolation and characterization of hypovirulence-associated mycovirus from Fusarium species from apple orchards in Himachal Pradesh. He has published research articles in various national and international, peer-reviewed journals. 

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