Scope of biotechnology in Oman

Saif N. Al Bahry, Nallusamy Sivakumar*, Salma K. Al-Musharafi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Biotechnology refers to the use of living organisms or their products to modify human health and the human environment. It also includes the commercial utilization of microbes and its products. Microorganisms play a crucial role in different fields such as biocontrol, antibiofouling agents, fermentation and also environmental remediation. Isolation of microorganisms with biotechnological potential from the arid region is of significant importance. In this chapter, the present status of biotechnology in Oman and the possibility of utilizing biotechnology to solve some of the problems in the environment are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Conservation of Species from Arid Regions
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781631178726
ISBN (Print)9781631178696
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014


  • Aquaculture
  • Biocontrol
  • Biofouling
  • MEOR
  • Mushroom
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology


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