Course Objectives: 

To acquaint the students with conservation and reclamation of the environment through biotechnology. 

Course Contents:


Biodegradation of environmental pollutants by microorganisms, Field survey of polluted areas, Field study for pollution indicators (Plants, Microorganisms). 


1. Christon Hurst, Ronald Crawford, Jay Garland, David Lipson, Aaron Mills and Linda Stetzenbach (2007) Manual of Environmental Microbiology. 3rd Ed. Blackwell Publishers 

2. Christopher F. Faster and D. A John Wase, John Wase (2004) Environmental Biotechnology. John Willey & Sons. 

3. Derek R. Lovley (2000) Environmental Microb-Metal Interactions. ASM Press. 

4. Environmental Biotechnology by Bhattacharyya and Rintu Banerjee (Paperback - Mar 1, 2007) OUP India. 

5. Environmental Biotechnology by Bruce E. Rittmann and Perry L. McCarty (Paperback - Jan 1, 2001). McGraw-Hill Publishing Co. 

6. Environmental Biotechnology Theory and application, 2003. Gareth M Evans and Judith C. Furlong. Wiley Publishers. 

7. Environmental Biotechnology, 2008. T, Srinivas New Age international Publishers.  

8. Environmental Microbiology: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Biotechnology) by John F. T. Spencer and Alicia L. Ragout de Spencer (Hardcover - Jul 15, 2004) Humana Press; 1 edition. 

9. Laqrence P. Wackett (2001) Biocatalysis and Biodegradations: Microbial Transformation of Organic Compounds. ASM Press