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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology

  • ID: 5018897
  • Book
  • October 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 416 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Fungi bio-prospects in sustainable agriculture, environment and nanotechnology is a three-volume series that has been designed to explore the huge potential of the many diverse applications of fungi to human life. The series unveils the latest developments and scientific advances in the study of the biodiversity of fungi, extremophilic fungi, and fungal secondary metabolites and enzymes, while also presenting cutting-edge molecular tools used to study fungi. Readers will learn all about the recent progress and future potential applications of fungi in agriculture, environmental remediation, industry, food safety, medicine, and nanotechnology.

Volume 1 will cover the biodiversity of fungi and the associated biopotential applications. This volume offers insights into both basic and advanced biotechnological applications in human welfare and sustainable agriculture. The chapters shed light on the different roles of fungi as a bio-fertilizer, a bio-control agent, and a component of microbial inoculants. They also focus on the various applications of fungi in bio-fuel production, nano-technology, and in the management of abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, and metal toxicity.

- Provides a deep understanding of fungi and summarizes fungi's various applications in the fields of microbiology and sustainable agriculture

- Describes the role of fungal inoculants as biocontrol agents, and in improved stress tolerance and growth of plants
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1. Fungal endophytes, biodiversity and bio-potential applications
2. Fungi from extreme environments
3. Impact of climate change on fungal biodiversity
4. Role of fungi in bio-production of nanomaterials at a megascale
5. Potential of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal (AM) Fungi in agriculture
6. Rhizosphere fungi and their plant associated benefits
7. Fungal enzymes: Production, purification, characterization and applications
8. Fungal metabolites: Source of bioactive natural products
9. Fungal endophytes derived cytotoxic compounds, application and challenges
10. Fungal infections: Advances in diagnosis and treatment
11. Functional genomics in filamentous fungi and applications
12. Bio-potential applications of marine-derived fungi
13. Fungi as a plant growth promoter
14. Fungal symbionts in abiotic stress tolerance of plants
15. Fungi in bioremediation of soil
16. Fungi in the bioremediation of toxic effluents
17. Mycotoxins associated food safety concerns, prevention and control
18. Phytopathogenic fungi and their biocontrol applications
19. Recent trends in fungal mediated biosynthesis of nanoparticles
20. Future of myco-synthesized nanoparticles and applications
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Sharma, Vijay Kumar
Dr. Vijay Kumar Sharma has a Ph.D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P., India. He has more than eleven years of research experience, particularly in the area of endophytes. His research interest is in the bio-potential applications of endophytes and their mechanism. He also has a keen interest in emerging environmental issues and mitigation. He is currently working on the role of fungal endophytes in heavy metal stress tolerance of host plants, and mechanism. Dr. Sharma has more than thirty research articles and book chapters in journals of national and international repute to his credit. He is life time member of Mycological Society of India (MSI). He is also the recipient of MJ Thirumalachar Young Scientist Award Lectures by MSI in 2016. He also received Yunnan provincial government funding-II. He has also actively participated in many national and international conferences, symposia and workshops related to his research field.
Shah, Maulin P.
Maulin P. Shah, currently Chief Scientist & Head - Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification and Genetic Engineering of high impact of Microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. He has more than 250 research publication in highly reputed national and international journals. He has edited 15 books with Elsevier, Springer.
Parmar, Shobhika
Dr. Parmar has a Ph.D. in Environment Science from from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India. She has more than eight years of research experience, particularly in the area of toxic metal pollution of water bodies and soil, their phytoremediation, bio-prospects of endophytes in host plant growth enhancement and stress tolerance, and the mechanism. She has about 12 publications in journals and edited book of international repute such as Microbial Biotechnology and Elsevier. Recently she was awarded by the Yunnan provincial government, funding-II in China.
Kumar, Dr. Ajay
Dr. Ajay Kumar is a visiting scientist at the Agriculture Research Organization, Volcani center, Rishon Leziyon, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development Israel. Dr. Kumar completed his doctoral research from Department of Botany, Institute of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India. He has published more than sixty research articles and book chapters in the leading International and National journals or books. He has wide area of research experience, especially in the field of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Microbial biocontrol, and Endophytes related with the medicinal plants. He is an invited member of the editorial committee of the"International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences” and "Journal of Plant Science and Agriculture Research. He is also an active reviewer for journals including PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc.
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