Fungal Biomolecules: Sources, Applications and Recent Developments

Fungal Biomolecules: Sources, Applications and Recent Developments

By: Robert Ludwig Mach (editor), S. Sreenivasaprasad (editor), Vijai Kumar Gupta (editor)Hardback

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Fungi have an integral role to play in the development of the biotechnology and biomedical sectors. The fields of chemical engineering, Agri-food,Biochemical, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical device development all employ fungal products, with fungal biomolecules currently used in a wide range of applications, ranging from drug development to food technology and agricultural biotechnology. Understanding the biology of different fungi in diverse ecosystems, as well as their biotropic interactions with other microorganisms, animals and plants, is essential to underpin effective and innovative technological developments. Fungal Biomolecules is a keystone reference, integrating branches of fungal product research into a comprehensive volume of interdisciplinary research. As such, it: reflects state-of-the-art research and current emerging issues in fungal biology and biotechnology reviews the methods and experimental work used to investigate different aspects of fungal biomolecules provides examples of the diverse applications of fungal biomolecules in the areas of food, health and the environment is edited by an experienced team, with contributions from international specialists This book is an invaluable resource for industry-based researchers, academic institutions and professionals working in the area of fungal biology and associated biomolecules for their applications in food technology, microbial and biochemical process, biotechnology, natural products, drug development and agriculture.

About Author

Dr Vijai Kumar Gupta is Lead Researcher of the Molecular Glyobiotechnology Group, Department of Biochemistry, at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. S. Sreenivasaprasad is Chair Professor of Environmental Sciences and Director of the Institute of Biomedical and Environmental Science and Technology (iBEST) at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. Robert L. Mach is Professor of Molecular Biology, Vice-Head of the Research Division of Gene Technology and Applied Biochemistry, and Head of the Research Group Gene Technology at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria.


Contributors ix Foreword xiii Preface xvii Section 1 Fungi as cell factories 1 Chapter 1 Fungal biofilms: An overview 3 Virginia Medeiros de Siqueira Chapter 2 Fungal biomolecules for the food industry 11 Quang D. Nguyen, Erika Bujna, Gabriella Styevko, Judit M. Rezessy-Szabo and Agoston Hoschke Chapter 3 Fungal biocatalysts in the textile industry: Whole?]cell systems in real textile wastewater treatment 39 Federica Spina, Valeria Tigini, Valeria Prigione and Giovanna Cristina Varese Chapter 4 Discovery of fungal enzymes and pathways 51 Aleksandra Mitrovic and Anton Glieder Chapter 5 Fungal laccase in the textile industry 63 Susana Rodriguez?]Couto Section 2 Production of recombinant peptides 73 Chapter 6 Lignocellulose?]degrading enzymes: An overview of the global market 75 Paula M. D. Jaramillo, Helder A. R. Gomes, Antonielle V. Monclaro, Caio O. G. Silva and Edivaldo X. F. Filho Chapter 7 Recent advancements in the role of volatile organic compounds from fungi 87 Lourdes Macias?]Rodriguez, Hexon Angel Contreras?]Cornejo, Jesus Salvador Lopez?]Bucio and Jose Lopez?]Bucio Chapter 8 Peptaibiotics and peptaibols from fungi 101 Susanne Zeilinger Section 3 Fungal secondary metabolites and synthesis 115 Chapter 9 Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by fungi 117 Ana Olivia de Souza and Alexandre Gomes Rodrigues Chapter 10 Fungal biomolecules as modulators of growth and pathogenesis 137 Rajesh N. Patkar and Naweed I. Naqvi Chapter 11 Fungi as a source of antitumour agents 145 Shin Yee Fung and Nget Hong Tan Chapter 12 Fungal mycotoxins: an overview 153 Svetlana V. Malysheva, Jose Diana Di Mavungu and Sarah De Saeger Chapter 13 Fungal pigments: An overview 173 Marcela C. Pagano and Partha P. Dhar Chapter 14 An overview regarding bioherbicide and their production methods by fermentation 183 Rodrigo Klaic, Raquel C. Kuhn, Edson L. Foletto, Valeria Dal Pra, Rodrigo J. S. Jacques, Jerson V. C. Guedes, Helen Treichel, Altemir J. Mossi, Debora Oliveira, J. Vladimir Oliveira, Sergio L. Jahn and Marcio A. Mazutti Section 4 Regulation of fungal secondary metabolism 201 Chapter 15 The role of nutrients in fungal development and pathogenesis 203 YiZhen Deng, Fan Yang and Naweed I. Naqvi Chapter 16 Role of nitrogen sources in regulation of fungal secondary metabolism 213 Bidisha Sharma and Dhruva Kumar Jha Chapter 17 Regulatory genes in fungal secondary metabolism 225 Jaswinder Kaur and Catherine Collins Chapter 18 Fungal metabolic diversity 239 Andrei Stecca Steindorff, Gabriela F. Persinoti, Valdirene Neves Monteiro and Roberto Nascimento Silva Chapter 19 Secreted biomolecules in fungal plant pathogenesis 263 Neil Andrew Brown and Kim E. Hammond?]Kosack Section 5 Developments and advancements 311 Chapter 20 Fungal molecular taxonomy: an overview 313 Marcela C. Pagano and Luiz H. Rosa Chapter 21 Fungal biomolecules in wines and beer industries 323 Carlos Roberto Felix and Eliane Ferreira Noronha Chapter 22 Biosorption and bioaccumulation of chromium VI by different fungal species 333 Dhara Shukla and Padma S. Vankar Chapter 23 Fungal biomolecules in plant growth promotion 345 Hexon Angel Contreras?]Cornejo, Lourdes Macias?]Rodriguez and Jose Lopez?]Bucio Chapter 24 Fungal biomolecules and their implications 363 Andleeb Zehra, Manish Kumar Dubey, Arti Tiwari, Mukesh Meena, Punam Kumari, Vivek Kumar Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta and R. S. Upadhyay Index 377

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  • ISBN13: 9781118958292
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781118958292
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 1118958292

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