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Basics and Biotechnological Applications

Edited by

Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran

Bharathidasan University, India

This book presents an introductory overview of Actinobacteria with three main divisions: taxonomic principles, bioprospecting, and agriculture and industrial utility, which covers isolation, cultivation methods, and identification of Actinobacteria and production and biotechnological potential of antibacterial compounds and enzymes from Actinobacteria. Moreover, this book also provides a comprehensive account on plant growth-promoting (PGP) and pollutant degrading ability of Actinobacteria and the exploitation of Actinobacteria as ecofriendly nanofactories for biosynthesis of nanoparticles, such as gold and silver. This book will be beneficial for the graduate students, teachers, researchers, biotechnologists, and other professionals, who are interested to fortify and expand their knowledge about Actinobacteria in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biomedical Science, Plant Science, Agriculture, Plant pathology, Environmental Science, etc.

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ActinobacteriaBasics and Biotechnological ApplicationsEdited by Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran and Yi Jiang

Published: February 11th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/60457

ISBN: 978-953-51-2248-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5422-8

Copyright year: 2016

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52945 Total Chapter Downloads

88 Crossref Citations

91 Web of Science Citations

212 Dimensions Citations


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1. An Introduction to Actinobacteria

By Ranjani Anandan, Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai and Gopinath Ponnusamy Manogaran


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2. Isolation and Cultivation Methods of Actinobacteria

By Yi Jiang, Qinyuan Li, Xiu Chen and Chenglin Jiang


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3. Morphological Identification of Actinobacteria

By Qinyuan Li, Xiu Chen, Yi Jiang and Chenglin Jiang


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4. Cultural, Physiological, and Biochemical Identification of Actinobacteria

By Qinyuan Li, Xiu Chen, Yi Jiang and Chenglin Jiang


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5. Chemotaxonomy of Actinobacteria

By Yongxia Wang and Yi Jiang


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6. Molecular Phylogenetic Identification of Actinobacteria

By Xiu Chen, Yi Jiang, Qinyuan Li, Li Han and Chenglin Jiang


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7. Production of Antibacterial Compounds from Actinomycetes

By Letizia Lo Grasso, Delia Chillura Martino and Rosa Alduina


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8. Biotechnological Potential of Oxidative Enzymes from Actinobacteria

By Marilize Le Roes-Hill and Alaric Prins


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9. Hypersaline Actinomycetes and Their Biological Applications

By Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Galal Ali Esmail and Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi


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10. Actinobacteria as Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria

By Marcela Franco-Correa and Vanessa Chavarro-Anzola


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11. Frankia as a Biodegrading Agent

By Medhat Rehan, Erik Swanson and Louis S. Tisa


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12. Enzymes and Phytohormones from Micromonospora

By Waleed M. Abdulkhair and Mousa A. Alghuthaymi


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13. Industrial Enzymes and Metabolites from Actinobacteria in Food and Medicine Industry

By María Valdés Ramírez and Liliana Calzadíaz


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14. Actinobacteria — A Biofactory of Novel Enzymes

By Govindharaj Vaijayanthi, Ramasamy Vijayakumar and Dharmadurai Dhanasekaran


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15. Advanced Oxidation Process Applied to Actinobacterium Disinfection

By Michelle Fernanda Brugnera, Bárbara Camila de Araújo Souza and Maria Valnice Boldrin Zanoni


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16. Green Nano Actinobacteriology – An Interdisciplinary Study

By Mrinalini J. Singh


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