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Fungal Biomolecules. Sources, Applications and Recent Developments

  • ID: 2986065
  • Book
  • April 2015
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.

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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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Vijai Kumar Gupta
Robert L. Mach
S. Sreenivasaprasad
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