Refinement in sequencing technologies and potential of genomic research resulted in meteoric growth of biological information such as sequences of DNA, RNA and protein requiring databases for efficient storage, management and retrieval of the biological information. Also, computational algorithms for analysis of these colossal data became a vital aspect of biological sciences. The work aims to show the process of turning bioscience innovation into companies and products, covering the basic science, the translation of science into technology. Due to rapid developments, there seems to be no basic difference between the pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnological industry. However, approved products in the pipeline and renewed public confidence make it one of the most promising areas of economic growth in the near future. India offers a huge market for the products as well as cheap manufacturing base for export. The book is a sincere work of compilation of new and recent advances in the topic of concern through various innovative researches and scientific opinion therefrom. The book is dedicated to the readers who will definitely find it interesting and knowledgeable in carrying out their respective researches in different aspects of applied microbiology and biotechnology.
Prof. (Dr.) S.M. Paul Khurana had PhD in 1969 on papaya viruses, and 2 years of Post-Doctoral Research (1970-72) in Adv Plant Virology at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan with Prof Zyun Hidaka as JSPS fellow. Also availed GOI DBT overseas fellowship for one year at University of Minnesota, St Paul (USA) with Prof EE Banttari & specialized in Immunodiagnostics (March 1987 to April, 1988). Worked at Central Potato Research Institute(CPRI), Shimla since 1973 as Scientist/Sr Scientist ,Principal Scientist, Head, Virus/Seed Pathology (1976-82/1988), Principal Scientist & Head, Plant Pathology Divn (1988-93), Project Coordinator AICRP-Potato( 1994-2004), and Director (2002-2004)CPRI, Shimla; Vice -Chancellor, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur (2004-2009).Also served as visiting Consultant for CIP/FAO (1992, 1996,1997). Then as the Director, Amity Instt of Biotechnology, AUUP, Noida (2009-10),and moved to Amity Univ Haryana at Gurgaon in Aug 2010 for establishing Instt of Biotechnology (2010-2015), Dean, Sci, Engg & Technology (2013-contd.) Amity Univ Haryana, Gurgaon. An internationally recognized Plant Virologist/Pathologist & Biotechnologist having 53yrs experience, 230 research papers & 100+ reviews, guided 16 PhDs, edited 16 books etc.
Dr. Rajarshi Kumar Gaur
earned PhD in 2005, now Professor & Head, Department of Bioscience, Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Sikar, Rajasthan, India. His Ph.D was on molecular characterization of sugarcane viruses, viz., mosaic, streak mosaic and yellow luteovirus. He received MASHAV fellowship in 2004 of Israel government for his post-doctoral studies and joined The Volcani Centre, Israel and BenGurion University, Negev, Israel. In 2007 he received the Visiting Scientist Fellowship from Swedish Institute Fellowship, Sweden for one year to work in the Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden. He has made significant contributions on sugarcane viruses and published 130 national/international papers and presented near about 50 papers in the national and international conferences. He was awarded as Fellow of Linnean Society, London. Currently, he is handling many national & international grants and international collaborative projects on plant viruses and disease management.
Selected Innovative Solutions for the Regulation of GM crops in times of Gene EditingPrinciples and Implications of various genome enrichment approaches for targeted sequencing of plant genomesGenomic intervention in wheat improvementCurrent Trends in Biotechnology: from genome sequence to crop improvementEmergence of Medicagotruncatula as a model for legume genomicsGenomics and supporting factors involved in plant response to abiotic and biotic stress accompanied with molecular mechanismGenome editing: Advances and ProspectsBioinformatics Intervention In Plant Biotechnology In The Era of Genomics: An OverviewPlant Oil Biodiesel: Technologies for Commercial Production, Present Status and Future ProspectsEffect of nanomaterials and their possible implication on the plantsGenerating bioelectricity from different organic residues using microbial fuel cellsProgress and Prospects in the Production of Cellulosic EthanolImportance of Actinobacteria for Bioremediation Medicinal properties and health benefits of Withania somniferaActive compounds and Bacteria harbouring capacity of Lichens and its medicinal use in bacterial and cancer infectionsSymbiosis between Sebacinales and Aloe veraNanotechnological Interventions For Improving Plant Health And ProductivityRoot nodule development in model versus non-canonical plantsCRISPR Applications in Plant Genetic Engineering and BiotechnologyDefense mechanism and diverse actions of fungal biological control agents against plant biotic stressesRole of ROS in induction signalling mediated defense in Plants against abiotic stressesPlant viruses as Virus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) vectorsPost-transcriptional gene silencing as a tool for controlling viruses in plantsPlant platform for therapeutic monoclonal antibody productionDroplet digital PCR for absolute quantification of plant pathogensDiagnostics for citrus greening disease (Huanglongbing): current and emerging technologiesChloroplast proteins & virus interplay: a pathfinder to crop improvement