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Environmental Biotechnology

261 pages
Arcler Education Inc
Pollution is a global issue unequivocally causing multiple impacts. Globally, industrialization and modernization at an unrestrained pace are disturbing natural systems and equilibriums to impact us too economically, physically, mentally and socially! This book emerges as pertinent to present a succinct account of few solutions to start with along with case studies from research to enable a reader to gain an insight into how we are handling this issue. This becomes even more significant in the current COVID-19 pandemic given that several studies have unveiled how air pollution weakens the immune system to facilitate COVID-19 virus entry, augmented virulence, lethality and persistence
Author Bio
Dr. Birendra Prasad is a Professor of Botany & Coordinator of Biotechnology at Patna University, Patna, India. He has contributed to the world with publications appearing in many National and International Journals. His areas of research are anti-ageing plant metabolites and bioethanol production from agro-wastes. He has also isolated many novel strains of microorganisms and also filed three patents in the area of modern biology. He has handled a few major research projects of Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India and Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Govt. of India.