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.
Section 1 Fungi as cell factories 1
Chapter 1 Fungal biofilms: An overview 3Virginia Medeiros de Siqueira
Chapter 2 Fungal biomolecules for the food industry 11Quang 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 39Federica Spina, Valeria Tigini, Valeria Prigione and Giovanna Cristina Varese
Chapter 4 Discovery of fungal enzymes and pathways 51Aleksandra Mitrovic and Anton Glieder
Chapter 5 Fungal laccase in the textile industry 63Susana Rodriguez?]Couto
Section 2 Production of recombinant peptides 73
Chapter 6 Lignocellulose?]degrading enzymes: An overview of the global market 75Paula 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 87Lourdes Macias?]Rodriguez, Hexon Angel Contreras?]Cornejo, Jesus Salvador Lopez?]Bucio and Jose Lopez?]Bucio
Chapter 8 Peptaibiotics and peptaibols from fungi 101Susanne Zeilinger
Section 3 Fungal secondary metabolites and synthesis 115
Chapter 9 Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by fungi 117Ana Olivia de Souza and Alexandre Gomes Rodrigues
Chapter 10 Fungal biomolecules as modulators of growth and pathogenesis 137Rajesh N. Patkar and Naweed I. Naqvi
Chapter 11 Fungi as a source of antitumour agents 145Shin Yee Fung and Nget Hong Tan
Chapter 12 Fungal mycotoxins: an overview 153Svetlana V. Malysheva, Jose Diana Di Mavungu and Sarah De Saeger
Chapter 13 Fungal pigments: An overview 173Marcela C. Pagano and Partha P. Dhar
Chapter 14 An overview regarding bioherbicide and their production methods by fermentation 183Rodrigo 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 203YiZhen Deng, Fan Yang and Naweed I. Naqvi
Chapter 16 Role of nitrogen sources in regulation of fungal secondary metabolism 213Bidisha Sharma and Dhruva Kumar Jha
Chapter 17 Regulatory genes in fungal secondary metabolism 225Jaswinder Kaur and Catherine Collins
Chapter 18 Fungal metabolic diversity 239Andrei Stecca Steindorff, Gabriela F. Persinoti, Valdirene Neves Monteiro and Roberto Nascimento Silva
Chapter 19 Secreted biomolecules in fungal plant pathogenesis 263Neil Andrew Brown and Kim E. Hammond?]Kosack
Section 5 Developments and advancements 311
Chapter 20 Fungal molecular taxonomy: an overview 313Marcela C. Pagano and Luiz H. Rosa
Chapter 21 Fungal biomolecules in wines and beer industries 323Carlos Roberto Felix and Eliane Ferreira Noronha
Chapter 22 Biosorption and bioaccumulation of chromium VI by different fungal species 333Dhara Shukla and Padma S. Vankar
Chapter 23 Fungal biomolecules in plant growth promotion 345Hexon Angel Contreras?]Cornejo, Lourdes Macias?]Rodriguez and Jose Lopez?]Bucio
Chapter 24 Fungal biomolecules and their implications 363Andleeb Zehra, Manish Kumar Dubey, Arti Tiwari, Mukesh Meena, Punam Kumari, Vivek Kumar Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta and R. S. Upadhyay
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.