part I. Biomedicine -- 1. Role of Bacteria in Nanocompounds formation and their Application in Medical -- 2. Microbial Source of Melatonin and Its Clinical Aspects -- 3. Major Source of Marine Actinobacteria and its Biomedical application -- 4. Antimycobacterial Agents: To Target or Not to Target -- Part II. Agriculture -- 5. Microbial Biofilm: Role in crop productivity -- 6. Bacterial quorum sensing (QS) in rhizosphere (paddy soil): Understanding soil signaling and N- recycling for increased crop production -- 7. Use of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria as biocontrol agents. Induced systemic resistance against biotic stress in plants -- 8. Biological Routes for the Synthesis of Platform Chemicals from Biomass Feedstocks -- Part III. Industry -- 9. Green synthesis of hydroxamic acid and its potential industrial applications -- 10. Bioactive Natural Products: An overview- with particular emphasis on those possessing potential to inhibit microbial quorum sensing -- 11. Fungi imperfecti laccase: Biotechnological potential and perspectives -- 12. Biosurfactants: a multifunctional microbial metabolite -- 13. Bioproduction of polyhydroxyalkanoate from plant oils -- 14. Microbial Synthesis of Polyhydroxyalkanoates: Diversification -- 15. Microbe derived itaconic acid: Novel route for biopolyamides -- 16. Basics of Methanogenesis in Anaerobic Digester -- 17. Laccases: Blue Copper Oxidase in Lignocellulose Processing. .
This contributed volume provides insights into multiple applications using microbes to promote productivity in agriculture, to produce biochemicals or to respond to challenges in biomedicine. It highlights the microbial production of nanocompounds with medical functionality alongside new anti-mycobacterial strategies, and introduces plant-growth-promoting Rhizobacteria as well as the correlation between biofilm formation and crop productivity. Further, the authors illustrate the green synthesis of biochemical compounds, such as hydroxamid acid or biosurfactants, using microbial and fungal enzymes. It inspires young researchers and experienced scientists in the field of microbiology to explore the combined use of green, white and red biotechnology for industrial purposes, which will be one of the central topics for future generations..