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Sunday, April 1, 2007

Application of Microbial Processes

o Fuel and Energy

o Waste treatment and utilization

o Cellulose conversion for food and fuel

o Antibiotics and vaccines

As Nitrogen fixers: It converts Atmospheric Nitrogen into Nitrates and Nitrites which Plants can utilize. Nitrogen fixing bacteria are of different types, they are

o Free living

o Symbiotic

o Associative


o Biofertilizers

Soil microbes in plant health and nutrition

o Rhizosphere effect

o Mineral cycling by soil microorganisms

o Biological control of soil borne pathogens

Food & animal feed

o Food preservation

o Improvement of nutritional value

o Single cell protein