Best Books – Bioprospecting

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Bioprospecting subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Bioprospecting along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Bioprospecting subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Bioprospecting" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Marine Bioprospecting and Natural Product Research” by Vanessa Sunkel
2. “Pharmacognostical Studies and Bioprospecting of Calotropis Procera” by Ashwani Kumar and Anita Rana

“Pharmacognostical Studies and Bioprospecting of Calotropis Procera” Book Review: Calotropis grows wild in semi-desert and desert regions of the world. It has great profitable value as a plant producing medicines, bio-fuels. It has significant medicinal and insecticidal properties and is also used as an anti-cancer and anti HIV agent.Apart from Ayurveda, Homeopathy also makes use of Calotropis as medicine. The book is approved for undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers and industry dealing with pharmaceutical plants and biofuels.

3. “Microbial Diversity: Exploration and Bioprospecting” by S Ram Reddy and M A Singara Charya

“Microbial Diversity: Exploration and Bioprospecting” Book Review: This book includes the chapters on different sides of microbial diversity, its exploration and exploitation.The contents are categorized into two sections. The first section covers 25 review articles on various sides of microbial diversity and its applications, contributed by subject experts working in their respective areas. These areas consist of biotechnology, environment, agriculture, food, public health and nanotechnology. The second section includes original research papers on updated research areas contributed by active researchers. This book is helpful for university teachers, researchers, students, and industrial entrepreneurs.

4. “Bioprospecting of Bacteria from Decaying Wood” by Mubashara Sadia and Dr Azra Yasmin

“Bioprospecting of Bacteria from Decaying Wood” Book Review: Biofuels are produced with the help of cellulase and are environment friendly. Cellulases are enzymes that helps in effective utilization of cellulose that contains waste and results in a useful byproducts production. The book contains detailed experiments that were conducted to provide full information about cellulase enzyme production, characterization and its optimization. In chapter 1 information about cellulases production, types, sources, industrial importance etc are provided. Chapter 2 and 3 gives information about chemicals and experiments that can be used for cellulase extraction and optimization to get maximum products. The book will be useful for those people who are new in the cellulase field as well as for those who are already working on it.

5. “Bioprospecting of facultatively oligotrophic bacteria from soils” by Fo-Ting Shen and Yu-Shiuan Huang

“Bioprospecting of facultatively oligotrophic bacteria from soils” Book Review: Traditional cultivation methods used to rely on the usage of nutrient-rich medium, which limits the research of oligotrophic bacteria from soil ecosystems. In the recent research the aim is to isolate oligotrophic bacteria from non-rhizosphere samples collected from mountain roadside, beach, bay and wetland using 1000-fold diluted nutrient agar. All these isolates were exposed to phylogenetic and biogeographic studies. The tests are conducted for them to grow under various nutritional conditions, fix nitrogen or solubilize tricalcium phosphate.A wide range of bacterial lineages which are associated to class Actinobacteria and α–Proteobacteria were found. Members associated with many groups were first proved to possess plant growth promoting properties. All these facultatively oligotrophic bacteria provides an opportunity for soil microbiologists or ecologists to study their oligotrophic growth, metabolism and interaction with plants.

6. “Bioprospecting of Actinomycetes and its approaches” by Kiranjeet Kaur and Shweta Sharma

“Bioprospecting of Actinomycetes and its approaches” Book Review: The book discusses the ongoing research in the field of Actinomycetes diversity, their novel compound and their use. This book will be beneficial for those who work with actinomycetes and try to resolve their nature. The book will also be useful for scientists, students and other professionals who have interest in the field of identification and functional characterization of novel compounds from Actinomycetes.

7. “Bioresource Directory: Biodiversity for Bioresource through Bioprospecting for conserving the Biosphere.” by Ena Ray Banerjee

“Bioresource Directory: Biodiversity for Bioresource through Bioprospecting for conserving the Biosphere.” Book Review: The aim of Bioresource Directory is to conserve the biodiversity in heritage records so that we can understand in-depth research and development. The public can be made aware about the need to conserve through molecular taxonomy, taphonomy, forensic studies, correlation of gene clusters with signature environmental factors, and DNA barcoding. The scholars and the common people can be made aware about the need for bioresource generation in an economically viable but non-exploitative environmentally sustainable model, detailed information gathered from a digital inventory created during the systematic restoration and upgradation of a centenary heritage zoological museum kept in Kolkata.

8. “When Nature Goes Public – The Making and Unmaking of Bioprospecting in Mexico (In-Formation)” by Cori Hayden

“When Nature Goes Public – The Making and Unmaking of Bioprospecting in Mexico (In-Formation)” Book Review: Bioprospecting is a process of exchanging of plants so that we can develop new medicines with the aim of providing southern nations and ancient communities an opportunity of preserving their rich biodiversity. The book tells us that Mexican scientists and companies are on a mission to find out about medicinal plants and local knowledge. The book tells us about the processes through which researchers, plant vendors and other people put the research into work.

9. “Bioprospecting of Indigenous Bioresources of North-East India” by Jubilee Purkayastha

“Bioprospecting of Indigenous Bioresources of North-East India” Book Review: The book contains all the information about the local bioresources of North-East India. The book includes information about the various types of bioprospecting of North-East India, which is equipped with huge biodiversity which is beneficial for humans. The book covers the concepts of bioresources including plants, microbes, insects etc. North-East India is a melting point of bioresources which are not that much explored and also those resources which are still to be explored. The main highlights of the book are the bioprospecting approaches for North-East India and thus making itself a unique one in filling the knowledge gap. The book is designed for those people who are involved in biotechnology and biodiversity and also for those who are interested in biotechnology issues.

10. “Regulating Bioprospecting: Institutions for Drug Research, Access, and Benefit Sharing” by Padmashree Gehl Sampath

“Regulating Bioprospecting: Institutions for Drug Research, Access, and Benefit Sharing” Book Review: This book studies about the best property rights and established mechanisms so that we can implement bioprospecting for drug research. The book contains a lot of examples of bioprospecting collaborations by different countries. This book is one of the first books to address the issues on bioprospecting and all the problems regarding it. It is an ideal book for policymakers, practitioners, and scholars in the areas of law, economics, ethnobotany, anthropology, and environmental sciences.

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