Contents: Preface. 1. Environmental biotechnology. 2. Cleaner technology. 3. Biotechnology for pollution abatement. 4. Bioremediation. 5. Phytoremediation. 6. Biomineralization. 7. Bioaccumulation. 8. Biomagnification. 9. Bioinsecticides. 10. Bacillus thuringiensis insecticides. 11. Neem insecticides. 12. Biomonitoring. 13. Spiderwort strategy. 14. Biofertilizers. 15. Compost. 16. Vermicompost. 17. Green manure. Bibliography. Subject index.
"Biotechnology is the umbrella term that covers various techniques to restore ecological balance. It stands on the understanding of molecular basis of cell functions and our ability to alter cell functions to produce products required by the society. It also helps to degrade the wastes.
The book has been divided in seven chapters. It is a very useful book, well written in concise, illustrative and innovative style making it easy for an average reader to be able to understand and enjoy it." (jacket)