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Microbial Resources of Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Hot Spot Region: Conservation and Sustainable Development with Special Reference to North-East India

edited by N. Irabanta Singh, Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, 2017, xiv, 342 p, figs., tables, plates, ISBN : 9788121109475, $90.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Microbial Resources of Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Hot Spot Region: Conservation and Sustainable Development with Special Reference to North-East India

Contents: Preface. Section I. Bacterial resources: 1. Biodiversity and prevalence of bacteria in sericulture farm located on Indo-Burma NH-02: A case study/H. Chandra, S. Mukta Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. 2. Airborne bacterial micro-flora of Oak Tasar Silkworm (Antheraea proylei J.) in Manipur and their pathogenicity/L. Gopen Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. Section II: Viral Resources: 3. Cross infectivity of Antheraea proylei cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus against Mulberry Silkworm, Bombyx mori/T. James Keisa, Reetu Luikham, N. Ibohal Singh and R. Varatharajan. Section III: Algal Resources: 4. Algal floristic composition of some tea garden soils of Assam state, India/Kamal Choudhury and G.C. Sarma. 5. Blue green algae present in rainwater of Imphal area/A. Chanchalkumari Devi and N. Irabanta Singh. 6. Screening of Cyanobacteria from rice field soil of Manipur for antifungal activity/Nonibala Khumanthem and N. Irabanta Singh.  Section IV: Fungal Resources: 7. Screening of fungi associated with the decay of three varieties of banana fruits in the fruit markets of greater Guwahati/T.C. Sarma, R.N. Bhattacharyee. 8. Foliacious fungal resources of North Eastern India-A mini review/N. Irabanta Singh. 9. Volumetric analysis of Indoor Aeromycoflora of the Manipur state archive main building/R.K. Bhorot Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. 10. Smut fungal resources of North Eastern India – a mini review/N. Irabanta Singh. 11. Concentration of pathogenic spore load in the air and their correlation with disease incidence, severity, meterological parameters and growth phases of the rice crop/Th. Kamala Devi and N. Irabanta Singh.  12. Mycoflora of synthetic compost used for cultivation of Auricularia delicata (Fr.) Henn. and A. Polytricha (Mont.) Sacc/Mutum Babita Devi and N. Irabanta Singh. 13. Volumetric analysis of aeromycoflora inside tribal textile showcases of Manipur state Museum/R.K. Bhorot Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. 14. Aeromycoflora of Fruit markets in Imphal Area/B. Hidangmayum  and N. Irabanta Singh. 15. Volumetric analysis of Aeromycoflora inside showcase having Animal Skull with Horn and Antlers (ASHA) in Manipur State Museum/R.K. Bhorot Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. 16. Volumetric analysis of Indoor Fungal airspora of Manipur State Museum building/R.K. Bhorot Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. Section V: Mites Resources. 17. Vertical distribution pattern of soil oribatid mites in two sub-tropical forest ecosystem at Khonghampat, Manipur/Ch. Chitrapati Devi and Th. Binoy Singh. Section VI: Earthworms Gut Contents Microbial Resources: 18. Microbes (Bacteria, Actinomycetes, Fungi, protozoa and Nematodes) associated with gut contents of earthworms/K. Babyshilla Devi and N. Irabanta Singh. Section VII: Microbial Resources for Sustainable Development: 19. Soil fertility improvement and crop enhancement through plant growth promoting Rhizobacteira/B S Dileep Kumar, S. Dutta, A. R. Sharma and A.K. Mishra. 20. Exploitation of microbial diversity for insect pest management/L.K. Hazarika, S. Kalita, Pranab Dutta and K.C. Puzari. 21. Diversity of phosphate solubilizing microorganisms in acidic soils of Manipur and their impact on soil conservation and sustainable production of groundnut (Arachis hypogia L.)/Bijaya Th., O.N. Tiwari, N. Irabanta Singh and M S Andhale. 22. Control of microbial diseases of Antheraea proylei J. through egg surface sterilization/L. Bidyapati Devi, N. Mohendro Singh and N. Ibohal Singh. 23. Role of biofertilizer in sustainable agricultural development of Arunachal Pradesh/Pronab Mudoi, Kamal Kishor Sood, Binay Singh and P. Rethy. 24. Management of undesirable fungal competitors during cultivation, cropping of Pleurotus and indoor Aero-Mycoflora of Mushroom cultivation shed at the Manipur University/Nivedita L. Th. Chittaranjan Singh and N. Irabanta Singh. 25. Biological control of wilt/rot disease causal pathogen of Neptunia prostrate (Lam.) Baill. caused by Fusarium oxysporum var. aurantiacum (Link.)/Romesh Sagolshemcha, M. Babita Devi and N. Irabanta Singh. 26. Agronomical trial using stem nodules of Aeschynomene aspera L. as green manure for high yielding rice variety/W. Radhapyari Devi and N. Irabanta Singh. 27. Some observations of the mycoflora of tea environment with special reference to their mycotoxin producing potential in black tea/B.K. Dutta.

The Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot is centred on the Indo-Chinese Peninsula and comprises of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, plus parts of Southern China and North Eastern India (States of Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland and South Assam). As per available record, out of 25 biodiversity Hot Spot regions of the world, Indo-Burma (Myanmar) region occupies 19th position with 2.3% a global endemic plants and 0.9% of global endemic vertebrates. Available information on non vascular plants, invertebrates and fungi is generally inadequate for conservation and evaluation of the species or sites.

The present volume “Microbial Resources of Indo-Myanmar (Burma) Hot Spot Region - Conservation and Sustainable Development with Special Reference to North-East India” encompases a wide range of topics on microbial resources of this hot spot region. This is the compilation of work done by selected life Scientists including Agri-Scientist of India in general and North-East India in particular under seven section viz., Bacterial resources, Viral resources, Algal resources, Fungal resources,  Mites resources,  Earthworm gut content microbial resources and microbial resources for sustainable development.

The wide diversity of topics included should make the volume an excellent reference for all those concerned with microbial resources and its sustainable economic development for the North East India. (jacket)

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