Forest Fungi

Forest Fungi

Biodiversity, Conservation, Mycoforestry and Biotechnology

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Ahmed Abdel Azeem, Marieka Gryzenhout, Soumya Ghosh, Teroj Mohammed
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443188701

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Forest Fungi: Biodiversity, Conservation, Mycoforestry and Biotechnology explores sustainable option aspects of forest fungal research, from the selection of hosting plants, isolation, identification, fermentation, identification of secondary metabolites, omics-tools for better understanding the plant–fungus Interactions. Forests are the world’s greatest repository of terrestrial biomass, soil carbon and biodiversity. They provide a variety of provisioning, supporting, regulatory and cultural ecosystem services, which are crucial for the survival of human beings. Fungi play key roles in forest ecosystems as mutualists, saprobes and pathogens.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the biodiversity of forest fungi and their potential biotechnological application for sustainable development
  • Includes high quality illustrations and figures for enhanced ease of understanding the process mechanism


Academics and professionals in forest ecology, mycology and microbiology, resource management, remediation and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fungi as Hidden Partners of Forest Plants: An Introduction
    2. Diversity, Phylogeny, and Taxonomic of Forest Fungal Communities
    3. Forest Fungal Diversity: Review of Traditional and Molecular Techniques
    4. Climate Changes and Drought challenges to Forest Fungi
    5. Geographic distribution of forest fungi and their associated plant taxa
    6. "Omics" Tools for Better Understanding the Plant–Fungi Interactions
    7. Plant Growth-Promoting Potentials of Forest Fungi
    8. Molecular Approaches to Screen Bioactive Compounds from Forest Fungi
    9. In Silico Prediction and Characterization of Secondary Metabolite from Forest Fungi
    10. The Insecticidal Activity of Forest Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture
    11. Bioactive Compounds of Forest Fungi for Diverse Biotechnological Applications
    12. Industrially Important Enzymes of Forest Fungi
    13. The Chitinolytic Potentiality of Forest Fungi
    14. Antimycobacterial Compounds Produced by Forest Fungi: An Overview
    15. Secondary Metabolites Production by Forest Fungi
    16. Forest Fungi—Alternative Sources of Cytotoxic Compounds
    17. Volatile Organic Compounds from Forest Fungi
    18. Anticancer and Antimicrobial Potential of Forest Endophytes
    19. Forest Endophytes as Novel Sources of Plastic degradation
    20. Forest Macrofungi as Novel Sources of Antioxidant Compounds
    21. Alkaloids of Forest Fungi, Diversity and Therapeutic Applications
    22. Forest fungi as a source of high protein.
    23. Forest Fungi: Secondary Metabolism, Regulation, Function and Drug Discovery
    24. Forest Fungi from the jungle to the Factory: Biodiesel Recent Developments
    25. Conservation of Forest Fungi: Current situation and future perspectives
    26. Industrial and Biotecchnological Application of Lignin Degrading Forest Fungi
    27. Ectomycorrhizal fungi as biofertilizers in Forestry
    28. Forest Fungi and White Biotechnology
    29. Forest Fungi Nanotechnology and their applications
    30. Forest Fungi as an Unseen Heritage and Wealth: Conclusion and Future Challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780443188701

About the Editors

Ahmed Abdel Azeem

Professor Azeem PhD is currently working as a Professor at the Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia 41522, Egypt. He completed his Ph.D. degree from Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. Prof. Abdel-Azeem is a mycologist with particular interest in the ecology, taxonomy, biology, and conservation of fungi, especially on the members of the phylum Ascomycota. His research includes isolation, identification, and taxonomic assessments of these fungi with particular emphasis on those which produce bioactive materials from different ecological habitats especially endophytes. He is the editor in chief of Microbial Biosystems Journal (MBJ) and a reviewer of more than seven international journals. He has published more than 70 research paper journals, 27 book chapters in books published by international publishers, and 5 books

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Marieka Gryzenhout

Dr. Marieka Gryzenhout PhD is passionate about studying fungi (mycology). Her mycology career started when she developed a world monograph of the important tree pathogen fungal family Cryphonectriaceae. Her research instilled in her a hunger to discover fungal species, describe them and untangle taxonomic problems using a practical approach and making the knowledge available to diverse end-users who do not necessarily have the appropriate skills and background. Her current position as biosystematist in the Department of Genetics at the University of the Free State, is conducive to follow her research ideals. Currently she published 85 international peer reviewed articles, three books (one has been revised and released again) and four book chapters

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Soumya Ghosh

Soumya Ghosh PhD is presently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Genetics, University of the Free State, South Africa since September, 2019. Following his completion of his PhD from Stellenbosch University, South Africa (2011-2015) he pursued his first postdoctoral studies at the Department of Biology, Thompson Rivers, University, BC, Canada (2016 -2017). Prior to his PhD, he worked as Research Fellow position at University of Gröningen, The Netherlands (2005) and at the Department of Systems Biology, Technical University Munich, Germany from 2008 to 2010.. Dr Ghosh is working on diverse fields ranging from plant biology to microbial diversity that will potentially lead to discovery of novel drug molecules. He has published 21 articles in peer reviewed journals Hhe is engaged in formulating bacteriogenic and mycogenic nanoparticles in order to mitigate the plant pathogens

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Teroj Mohammed

Dr.Teroj A. Mohammed PhD is currently working as a microbiologist at the Basic Science Department, College of Dentistry, University of Duhok and she is a Ph.D. candidate for medical microbiology.Teroj research includes isolation, identification, and taxonomic analysis of Microbiological organisms, emphasizing those that are Zoonotic and have an impact on human health, as well as special interest on fungi that produce biologically active compound . Her most recent attraction is for fungus consevation and biodiversity. She is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Collaborator Network, and the Iraqi Mycologists newtwork . She has published more than 13 research paper journals, focusing on Microbe's human health effect and Fungal bibliography

Affiliations and Expertise

Microbiologist, Basic Science Department, College of Dentistry, University of Duhok, Iraq

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