Contents: Preface. 1. Cyanobacteria in the soil crusts and their significance/J. Tirkey and S.P. Adhikary. 2. Regulation of heterocyst and nitrogen metabolism/A.K. Mishra, S.K. Singh, S.S. Singh and V.D. Pandey. 3. Role of cyanobacteria in organic-scented rice farming/Y.V. Singh and B.V. Singh. 4. Studies on application of some potential cyanobacterial strains in scale-up production of ethnomedicinal plants of Southern Rajasthan/Usha Pandey. 5. Cyanobacteria as a source of antimicrobial compounds/V.D. Pandey, R.K. Gupta, R.C. Gupta, A.K. Mishra and S.K. Singh. 6. Distributional patterns of cyanobacteria/M. Kumar and G.S. Paliwal. 7. Biotechnological potential of a cyanobacterium: spirulina/Yashveer Singh. 8. Toxicity of different insecticides to rice field cyanobacteria/Mihir K. Das and S.P. Adhikary. 9. Stress response of mutant strain of Nostoc calcicola to high concentration of NaHCO3/P. Jaiswal, S. Roy and A.K. Kashyap. 10. Spirulina: a good food and feed supplement/B.V. Singh and S. Saxena. 11. Morphology and physiology of Antarctic cyanobacterium nostoc commune/R.K. Gupta, V.D. Pandey and A.K. Kashyap. 12. Cyanobacteria in relation to human and animal health/A. Khare and M. Kumar. 13. Impact of UV-B (312nm) radiation on nitrate, ammonium and phosphate uptake in spirulina fusiformis/V. Prasad, A. Kumar and H.D. Kumar. 14. Various roles of blue-greens in human life/M. Masroor A. Khan. 15. Algal species diversity of streams of schirmacher oasis, Antarctica/R.K. Gupta, V.D. Pandey, K.D. Pandey and D. Vyas. 16. Azolla: a potential cyanobacterial symbiont/S. Saxena and B.V. Singh. 17. Population dynamics of the cyanobacterial flora in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, Uttaranchal/M.K. Chaudhary and M. Kumar. 18. Cyanobacteria: the future food for man/Iqbal Habib and U.K. Chaturvedi. 19. Biotechnological potentials of cyanobacteria/Shalini, B.V. Singh and R.K. Gupta. 20. Spirulina: a blue green revolution/Surendra Singh, Archita Ganguly and Anuradha Tiwari. Authors index. Subject index. The editors.
"The present book is compendium of recent research on cyanobacterial studies. It is an assemblage of the up-to-date information of rapid advances and developments taking place in the field of cyanobacteriology. The book is a unique compilation of 20 chapters which discusses exhaustive studies on cyanobacterial ecology, taxonomy, morphology, physiology, stress responses, biotechnology and molecular biology. This book will be a mile-stone in the field of cyanobacteriology because it will open a new vista in the field of cyanobacteriology and its applied aspects.
Various information incorporated in the book by authors who are internationally acknowledged experts in the field of cyanobacteriology. The book has been framed with the intention of providing a sufficient depth of the subject to satisfy the needs at a level which will be comprehensive and interesting. The book will be useful to the students, teachers, scientists of phycology, agricultural biology and paddy growers." (jacket)