Pseudomonas: Molecular And Applied Biology by Rachhpal S. Kahlon

Pseudomonas: Molecular And Applied Biology

byRachhpal S. Kahlon

Hardcover | June 10, 2016

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This book provides a concise and comprehensive overview of the basic biology, genomics, biotechnological applications and role ofPseudomonasin agriculture, environment and industry. ThePseudomonasgenus occupies a key position in medicine, the environment, agriculture and commercial biotechnology by virtue of its genetic diversity, metabolic adaptability and versatility and the broad array of ecological niches that it inhabits.

Pseudomonasaeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen, is known for its multiple drug resistance and is associated with cystic fibrosis and wound infections particularly in patients with burn injuries.Pseudomonassyringaeis a plant pathogen and is responsible for major crop losses in horticultural, vegetable and field crops. Another species,P. fluorescensis known for promoting plant growth through the production of certain hormones and the biocontrol of soil-borne fungal diseases and insects.

The ability to adapt to diverse and challenging environments and degrade recalcitrant compounds means that the genus is widely exploited for bioremediation, while their genetic diversity coupled with broad catalytic potential makes them valuable in biotransformation, synthesis of high-value chiral compounds for biosynthesis and production of biopolymers and bio-surfactants widely used in medicine, agriculture and industry.

The book serves as a ready reference and text book for graduate students, young field microbiologists and research scientists in academia, research institutes and industry.

Professor Rachhpal S Kahlon holds a PhD in Microbiology from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India and completed his postdoctoral research at the Institute of Microbiology, Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen. In India, he served in various positions at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and retired as Profess...
Title:Pseudomonas: Molecular And Applied BiologyFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:518 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.03 inShipping dimensions:518 pages, 23.5 X 15.5 X 0.03 inPublished:June 10, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319311972

ISBN - 13:9783319311975

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Table of Contents

1. Pseudomonas: Phylogeny and Current Taxonomy; by Elena García-Valdés, Jorge Lalucat.-
2. Pseudomonas: Molecular architecture of cell envelope; by R.S. Kahlon.-
3. Pseudomonas: Metabolic potential; by H.S. Saini.-
4. Pseudomonas: Oxygenases and their functions; by Swarnjit Singh and R.S. Kahlon.-      
5. Molecular Biology of Quorum Sensing and Biofilms in Pseudomonas aeruginosa; by Prince Sharma.-
6. Pseudomonas: Genome and Genomics; by R.S. Kahlon.- 
7. In silico analysis of Type VI secretion systems in Pseudomonas putida LS46 in Comparison to P. putida strains and other pathogens; by Parveen K Sharma1, Jilagamazhi Fu1, Richard Sparling, and David B. Levin.-
8. Plasmids of Pseudomonas and their role; by Yogesh C Sharama.-
9. Plant-Pseudomonas Interactions I: Pathogenesis by  P. Syringae and R.S. Kahlon.-
&10. Plant-Pseudomonas Interactions II: Plant Growth Promotion and Defense Mediated Mechanisms; by Hammad Khan and Nagina Parmar.-
11. Pseudomonas: Role in degradation of chemical pollutants and Bioremediation; by R.S. Kahlon.- 
12. Pseudomonas: Industrial  Applications, by R.S. Kahlon.