Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development

  • Kunal Mukhopadhyay
  • Ashish Sachan
  • Manish Kumar
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Indu Kumari, R. K. Pandey
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sanjay Singh, Kanchan Kumari, Shweta Chaturvedi, Nutan Pandey, Ashley Varghese
    Pages 7-14
  4. Monalisa Padhan, Smaranika Pattnaik
    Pages 35-43
  5. S. Yadav, P. K. Yadav, A. K. Dubey, G. Anand, A. Tanveer, R. Dwivedi et al.
    Pages 51-64
  6. S. Bala, V. K. Nigam, A. K. Tiwari, A. S. Vidyarthi
    Pages 81-87
  7. Neha Panjiar, Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, Ashish Sachan
    Pages 97-107
  8. Swati Tikariha, Sharmistha Banerjee, Abhimanyu Dev, Sneha Singh
    Pages 121-128
  9. Pinki Pal, A. K. Singh, Dipti Kumari, Rahul Rahul, J. P. Pandey, Gautam Sen
    Pages 149-155
  10. Santosh Kumar Jha, Hare Ram Singh, Rati Kumari Sinha, Pragya Prakash
    Pages 157-168

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book discusses different bioprocesses to produce value-added compounds, the science behind their production, the economics of their introduction to the marketplace, their environmental impacts, and their implications for world agriculture. It also provides insights into various technologies and protocols used.

The major strength of biotechnology is its multidisciplinary nature and broad range of scientific approaches. Recent advances in various biotechnological fields are facilitating the production of fine chemicals, recombinant proteins, biomaterials and pharmaceuticals. Biotechnology plays an important role, especially in the fields of food production, renewable raw materials and energy, pollution prevention and bioremediation. Biotechnology’s greatest contribution is in agriculture – in making crops more efficient. Resource recovery, recycling and hazardous-waste disposal are other environmentally beneficial facets of biotechnology. Thus, biotechnology is a pivotal tool for sustainable development, which has become a priority for the world’s policy makers.

The concept of sustainable development is based on the goal of increasing the basic standard of living of the world’s growing population, without depleting finite natural resources and degrading the environment. Emerging biotechnologies offer novel approaches with the potential to achieve the goal of sustainability and striking a balance between developmental needs and environmental conservation.

Keywords

Enzymes Biotransformation recombinant DNA Plant Tissue Culture Biodiversity sustainable development biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Kunal Mukhopadhyay
    • 1
  • Ashish Sachan
    • 2
  • Manish Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Bio-EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Bio-EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Bio-EngineeringBirla Institute of Technology, MesraRanchiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-5538-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5537-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5538-6
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