Microbes for Sustainable Development:
Scope & Applications (MSDSA-2017)
Since, microbes are an integral part of biogeochemical cycles which are a key factor for the maintenance of our environment and balancing ecosystem, because large number of microbes is beneficial to plants, animals and humans health. Microorganisms find their home in numerous diverse conditions as they can thrive well in the most natural habitats due to their versatile nutritional behaviors but, at the same time, they can live happily in the extreme heights of physiological environments like colds, high temperature, frost, hot springs, droughts, acidic and salinity conditions due to their unique adaptability.
These organisms have many unexplored and hidden properties of their existence, since they have faced a lot of diverse conditions during their evolutionary track and this evolved their communities so diverse that even in the era of most modern instrumentation backup, we could only detect their presence upto only 1-2% and rest 98-99% are unexplored.
The kind of interactions within the microbes and their hosts and non-hosts and within the biotic communities and abiotic components represented a classical ecological relationship highlighted the basis of cooperation and constitutive livelihood in the nature that leads to benefits in many cases but simultaneously it may cause a negative effect in some cases due to antagonistic effect in environment.
Microbial communities are the important drivers of the ecosystem functioning and reflect their dominance in terms of the physical, chemical or biological properties they impart. The most basic questions in microbial ecology “who is present there?” and “what are they doing?” are still often unanswered for microbiologist and several microbial taxa in nature are still unknown. Further, there is a need for creation of a global account of microbial resources for its role of environmental management and sustainable development. But, the importance of microbial contributions not yet recorded properly for the maintenance of several activities in industry, environment and agricultural sector.
Therefore, it is high time to understand and evaluate the role of microorganisms for its contribution to balance ecosystem, human health, improving the agricultural products and wastewater treatment. Hence, the conference will trigger on the various unresolved points in the environment, agriculture, biotechnology, medical microbiology and industrial application for the betterment of human society.