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Swati Singh - Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.  
Archana Bachheti - Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.  
Madhvi Chahar - Institute of Post-Harvest and Food Science, The Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Rishon LeZion, Israel.
Mitali Kumari Sah - Regional Agricultural Research Station, Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal.
Narender -  Department of Soil Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.
Amit Kumar - Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Ajar Nath Yadav - g Department of Biotechnology, Dr. KSG Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Smita S. Kumar - Center for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Environment is contaminated due to abrupt growth of human population in last two centuries. Global warming, heavy metals toxicity and emerging pollutant contamination were the serious problem in the atmosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere respectively. Industry and agricultural system are utilizing large volume of fresh water and significantly contributes in contaminating surface and groundwater. Emission of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide from agricultural soil enhanced the phenomenon known as global warming. Cyanobacteria also known as blue-green algae can be feasible solution in combating global warming, soil toxicity and water contamination. The concentration of toxic pollutants present in industrial wastewater can be reduced by cyanobacteria (phycoremediation) before discharging into natural water bodies. Cyanobacteria have capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and due to this unique feature it can be used in agriculture as a potential bio-fertilizer. Subsisting chemical nitrogen based fertilizer by cyanobacteria help in reducing environmental risk and production cost of crop. In addition, cyanobacteria can use used in biofuel production, biocontrol agent, fodder, biofortification, etc. This book chapter is a work to enlist the scientific information about the cyanobacteria and its role in reducing environmental risk.

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Cyanobacteria: A perspective paradigm

Swati Singh - Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.  
Archana Bachheti - Department of Environmental Science, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.  
Madhvi Chahar - Institute of Post-Harvest and Food Science, The Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Rishon LeZion, Israel.
Mitali Kumari Sah - Regional Agricultural Research Station, Parwanipur, Bara, Nepal.
Narender -  Department of Soil Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India.
Amit Kumar - Central Muga Eri Research & Training Institute, Central Silk Board, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Ajar Nath Yadav - g Department of Biotechnology, Dr. KSG Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Smita S. Kumar - Center for Rural Development and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Cyanobacteria: A perspective paradigm for agriculture and environment

Environment is contaminated due to abrupt growth of human population in last two centuries. Global warming, heavy metals toxicity and emerging pollutant contamination were the serious problem in the atmosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere respectively. Industry and agricultural system are utilizing large volume of fresh water and significantly contributes in contaminating surface and groundwater. Emission of greenhouse gases such as methane and nitrous oxide from agricultural soil enhanced the phenomenon known as global warming. Cyanobacteria also known as blue-green algae can be feasible solution in combating global warming, soil toxicity and water contamination. The concentration of toxic pollutants present in industrial wastewater can be reduced by cyanobacteria (phycoremediation) before discharging into natural water bodies. Cyanobacteria have capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen and due to this unique feature it can be used in agriculture as a potential bio-fertilizer. Subsisting chemical nitrogen based fertilizer by cyanobacteria help in reducing environmental risk and production cost of crop. In addition, cyanobacteria can use used in biofuel production, biocontrol agent, fodder, biofortification, etc. This book chapter is a work to enlist the scientific information about the cyanobacteria and its role in reducing environmental risk.

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