The multi-faceted issue of antimicrobial resistance has fast gained momentum and emerged as a potential global threat. An effort has been made through this compilation, to foray into the realm of renegade microbes that have threatened to wreak havoc worldwide. The contributory papers are descriptive of the incidences of resistant pathogens in the health care sector, agriculture, environment and food, and mechanisms of their evolved resilience. Alternative methods to curb the menace and strategies that might help mitigate the situation have also been discussed and reviewed.
Associate Editors: Anil K. Gulati.: Department of Microbiology Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Gerard Abraham.: Centre of Conservation and Utilization of Blue Green Algae Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi Editor: Rubina Lawrence.: Department of Microbiology and Microbial Technology Assistant Editors: G. Ebenezer Jeyakumar.: Dept. of Microbiology and Microbial Technology Jane Claryn Benjamin.: Dept. of Microbiology and Microbial Technology Prashant Ankur Jain.: Department of Bioinformatics Allahabad Agricultural Institute - Deemed University, Allahabad
Preface / Challenge of Emerging and Re-emerging Infections / Biocontrol of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria using Bacteriophage: An Emerging Approach / Mechanisms of Drug Action and Drug Resistance with Special Reference to Mycobacteria/ Emerging Trends of Multi-Drug Resistance in Bacteria: A Journey from Community Acquired to Nosocomial Infection / Drug Resistance among Salmonella Enterica Subspecies Enterica Serotype Typhi with Special Reference to Ciprofloxacin and Ceftriaxone / Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Potential of Some Medicinal Plants / Lectin in Antimicrobial Therapy / Carbapenem Resistance in Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Hospital in North India / Actinomycetes: An Importunate Source of Novel Antimicrobial Agents for Resistant Bugs / Modulation of Resident Flora by Metronidazole during Amoebiasis / Antibacterial Compound for Resistant Bugs from a Myxobacterium sp. / Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Common Human Pathogenic Bacteria and Yeasts against Commercially Available Drugs / Using Microbes to Detoxify Pesticide Residues / Problem of Fungicide Resistance in Crop Protection and Strategies for its Management / Biofertilizer: Role in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture / Rural India Perceives that Use of Antibiotics in Farm Animals must be influencing Antibiotic Resistance Development in Humans: Do the Regulators Think So? / Integrated Pest Management in Antimicrobial Resistance: Current Status and Prospects in India / Metagenomic Approaches for Bioprospecting Novel Antibiotics / Study on the Effectiveness of Isolated Phosphorous Solubilizing Bacteria on Chickpea Cultivation / Study on the Effectiveness of Formulated Biofertilizer Based on Compost in Rice Cultivation / Bioherbicides: An Alternative Novel Strategy in Agriculture to Control Weeds Resistant to Conventional Herbicides / Organic Farming: The Ultimate Strategy to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance / Awareness Scenario Amongst the Vegetable Growers Towards Application of Pesticides in Agra District / Antimicrobial Resistance: A Food Perspective / Antimicrobial Resistant Salmonella and Campylobacter from Indian Foods / Probiotics and Plants as an Alternative Antimicrobial Agent / Resistant Bacteria in Milk Samples: What are the Implications for Spread of Resistance and Public Health? / Antibiotic Resistance in Starter Strains of Streptococcus thermophilus / Cyanobacterial Resistance in Agrochemicals / The Emerging Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Pattern in the Environmental Isolates of Vibrio cholerae isolated from South Kerala / Detection of Ciprofloxacin and Metronidazole Coupled with Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Hospital Wastewater / Properties of Antibiotic Resistant Indicator Microbes of Polluted Site of Mahanadi River / Biodiversity of Multiple Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli from Indoor Air / Chemoinformatics and Molecular Interactions / Partial Characterization of a Novel Micrococcus Specific Antimicrobial Substance Purified from a Newly Isolated Bacterium: Bacillus subtilis RH 124 / Comparative Study of Binding Mode of Curcuminiods at the Active Site of Thioredoxin Reductase: Design and Synthesis of Anticancer Drugs / New Approaches to Drug Discovery for Combating Tuberculosis: The Open Source Concept / Systems Biology Approach in Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance: A Case Study on Mycobacterium tuberculosis / Diagnosis of Ferredoxin in Mutant Strains of Trichomonas Vaginalis for Increased Drug Resistance / In silico Modeling of AmpC Gene Product in Pseudomonas aeruginosa / Safety Assessment of Foods Derived from Genetically Engineered Crops: An Update / Antimicrobial Resistance, Globalization and Access to Medicines: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights / Discovery and Development of New Antibiotics / Intellectual Property Rights and Issues in Microbial Inventions / Subject Index / Author Index.