Marine Pollution And Microbial Remediation by Milind Mohan NaikMarine Pollution And Microbial Remediation by Milind Mohan Naik

Marine Pollution And Microbial Remediation

byMilind Mohan NaikEditorSantosh Kumar Dubey

Hardcover | October 5, 2016

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Marine environment is the largest habitat covering approximately 70% of the total earth surface. Oceans are the main regulatory agent of earth's climate and harbour a huge diversity of living organisms. Marine environment provide a unique ecological niche to different microbes which play a significant role in nutrient recycling as well as various environmental activities. However with rapid industrialization, urbanisation, ship trafficking and mining activities enormous amounts of waste including heavy metals, hydrocarbons, chemicals, dyes, organic load, agriculture waste, pesticides, antifoulants (e.g. tributyltin) and bacterial pathogens have accumulated in marine/estuarine environments over several decades and pose a serious threat to marine macro and micro biota and humans and therefore require special attention. However some natural marine microbes are known to possess diverse resistance mechanisms and degradation pathways to variety of toxic pollutants and these unique characteristics of marine/estuarine bacteria proved to be an ideal tool in bioremediation of contaminated marine and estuarine environmental sites. Reclamation of marine polluted environments using marine microbes has been found to be effective, affordable and ecofriendly technological solution over conventional physical and chemical methods.

Objective of this book is focus on marine pollution and application of marine microorganisms in cost effective and ecofriendly methods of pollution abatement.

Dr. Milind Mohan Naik is PhD in Microbiology from Goa University. He joined the Department of Microbiology Goa University as Assistant Professor of Marine Microbiology in the year 2013. His research efforts have been focused on understanding the metal resistant mechanism in bacteria from marine and terrestrial environments and their po...
Title:Marine Pollution And Microbial RemediationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 25.4 × 17.8 × 0.03 inPublished:October 5, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811010420

ISBN - 13:9789811010422

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Table of Contents

1.Assessing Metal Contamination in Recent Creek Sediments Using Fractionation Technique Along Mumbai Coast, India.- 2.Bioremediation of heavy metals from saline water using hypersaline dissimilatory sulphate reducing bacteria.- 3.Lead and Mercury Resistant Marine Bacteria and Their Application in Lead and Mercury Bioremediation.- 4.Microbial Remediation of Organometals and Oil Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment.- 5.Extracellular Polysaccharides Production by Bacteria as a Mechanism of Toxic Heavy Metal Biosorption and Biosequestration in the Marine Environment.- 6.Biosurfactant - A Promising Approach Towards the Remediation of Xenobiotics, a Way to Rejuvenate the Marine Ecosystem.- 7.Optimization of Cultural Conditions for Marine Microbial Biosurfactant Production: Future Prospects From Untapped Marine Resources.- 8.Biosurfactant Producing Denitrifying Bacteria in Marine Petroleum Contaminated Environmental Sites.- 9.Interaction of Haloarchaea with Metals.- 10.Manganese Tolerant Bacteria From the Estuarine Environment and Their Importance in Bioremediation of Contaminated Estuarine Sites.- 11. Pathogenic Bacteria of Public Health Significance in Estuarine Mangrove Ecosystem.- 12. Global Concerns of Ship's Ballast Water Mediated Translocation of Bacteria.- 13. Genotoxic Biomarkers A as Indicators of Marine Pollution.- 14.Applications of Siderophore Producing Marine Bacteria in Bioremediation of Metals and Organic Compounds.- 15.Bacterial Degradation of Algal Polysaccharides in Marine Ecosystem.- 16.Impact of Pollution on Phytoplankton and Implications for Marine Econiches.- 17.Selenium Pollution in Marine Environment and Marine Bacteria in Selenium Bioremediation.