This book, a compilation of 21 chapters, includes research findings and review articles contributed by scientists and researchers in different areas of microbiology. It contains review articles on bacterial pheromones, biosensors, various microbial enzymes, industrial biocatalysis, chaperones and proteases, present scenario of tuberculosis, diagnostic techniques for indoor dust enumeration including the human papilloma virus. In a nutshell, it contains useful information about the current hot spots of microbiology, enlisting the latest techniques. For all those involved in the pursuit of microbial ecology, medical microbiology, industrial microbiology, environmental microbiology and microbial physiology, this volume will prove to be immensely useful and stimulating.
Vinita Katiyar holds a Masters Degree in Botany with specialisation in Ecology & Plant Pathology. She received the UGC/NET fellowship for Ph.D. in 1994 & completed her PhD in Botany from Vikram University, Ujjain. She has done her post-doctoral work at IIT Delhi in the area of Indoor Air Pollution. Dr. Katiyar has vast research experience and is the recepient of Young Scientist Award twice, in 2001 and 2004 from the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. Her areas of research include ambient and indoor air pollution, exposure studies on plants and humans. She has more than 20 publications in national and international journals of repute to her credit. She is also a reviewer for many international journals. She has been Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. She has taught at Gargi College and at the Department of Microbiology, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University. Presently, Dr. Katiyar is working as Assistant Regional Director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and posted at IGNOU Regional Centre Delhi - 2 Rajghat, New Delhi. Anubha Joshi acquired her Masters Degree in Botany from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, in 1991. Ph. D. Microbiology degree was awarded in the year 2001, jointly from Vallabh Bhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi University and Institute for Functional Genomics, formerly Center for Bio-Chemical Technology, affiliated to CSIR, Delhi. She did her certificate course from Department of Modern European Languages, Delhi University, in German language. She has contributed a number of papers in the area of Molecular Biology. She has more than 18 publications in national and international journals of repute to her credit. Dr. Joshi has vast research experience in various reputed research organisations, in the area of medical microbiology She has worked in capacity of Assistent Professor, Consultant and Project Officer in different organisations. She has also given her services as Academic Counsellor of IGNOU M.Sc (DFSM) Program. She has been editor and co-editor of many books, magazines and articles. Presently she is working as an editor in a reputed publishing company in Delhi