Applied Mycology

Applied Mycology

By: Mahendra Rai (editor), Paul Bridge (editor)Hardback

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The fungal kingdom consists of a wide variety of organisms with a diverse range of forms and functions. Fungi have been utilized for thousands of years and their importance in agriculture, medicine, food production and the environmental sciences is well known. New advances in genomic and metabolomic technologies have allowed further developments in the use of fungi in industry and medicine, increasing the need for a compilation of new applications, developments and technologies across the mycological field. Applied Mycology brings together a range of contributions, highlighting the diverse nature of current research. Chapters include discussions of fungal associations in the environment, agriculture and forestry, long established and novel applications of fungi in fermentation, the use of fungi in the pharmaceutical industry, the growing recognition of fungal infections, current interests in the use fungal enzymes in biotechnology and the new and emerging field of myconanotechnology. Demonstrating the broad coverage and importance of mycological research, this book will be of interest to researchers and students in all biological sciences.

About Author

Dr. Mahendra Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. Paul Bridge is currently Head of Science Facilities at the British Antarctic Survey, in Cambridge, UK, and a visiting Professor at the University of Kent.


1: Mycology: an Overlooked Megascience - David Hawksworth I: Environment, Agriculture and Forestry 2: Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Symbiosis Under Stress Conditions: Ecological Implications of Drought, Flooding and Salinity - Ileana V. Garcia and Rodolfo E. Mendoza 3: An Overview of Ochratoxin Research - Janos Varga, Sandor Kocsube, Zsanett Peteri and Robert A. Samson 4: Improvement of Controlled Mycorrhiza Usage in Forest Nurseries - Robin Duponnois, D. Diouf. , A. Galiana and Y. Prin 5: Fungi in Tree Canopy: an Appraisal - K.R. Sridhar 6: Ecology of Endophytic Fungi Associated with Leaf Litter Decomposition - Takashi Osono and Dai Hirose II: Food, Food Products and Medicine 7: Brewing Yeast in Action: Beer Fermentation - Pieter J. Verbelen1 and Freddy R. Delvaux 8: Genomic Adaptation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to Inhibitors Involving Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion to Ethanol - Zonglin Lewis Liu and Mingzhou Joe Song 9: Spoilage Yeasts and Other Fungi: Their roles in Modern Enology - M. Malfeito-Ferreira and V. Loureiro 10: Medicinal Potential of Ganoderma lucidum - Daniel Sliva 11: Current Advances in Dematiaceous Mycotic Infections - Sanjay Revankar III: Biotechnology and Emerging Science 12: Biotechnological Aspects of Trichoderma spp. - A.M. Rincon, T. Benitez, A.C. Codon and M.A. Moreno-Mateos 13: Agrobacterium tumefaciens as a Molecular Tool for the Study of Fungal Pathogens - Carol M. McClell and and Brian L. Wickes 14: Myconanotechnology: a New and Emerging Science - Mahendra Rai, Alka Yadav, Paul Bridge, Aniket Gade 15: Current Advances in Fungal Chitinases - Duochuan Li and Anna Li 16: Extracellular Proteases of Mycoparasitic and Nematophagous Fungi - Laszlo Kredics, Sandor Kocsube, Zsuzsanna Antal, Lorant Hatvani, Laszlo Manczinger, Csaba Vagvoelgyi

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  • ISBN13: 9781845935344
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781845935344
  • weight: 920
  • ISBN10: 1845935349

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