Fungal Cell Factories for Sustainable Nanomaterials Productions and Agricultural Applications

Fungal Cell Factories for Sustainable Nanomaterials Productions and Agricultural Applications

1st Edition - September 15, 2022

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  • Editor: Kamel Abd-Elsalam
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999229

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Fungal Cell Factories for Sustainable Nanomaterials Productions and Agricultural Applications explores the mycogenic synthesis of many metal nanoparticles, including processing processes, environmental protection, and future perspectives. Nanomaterials, including silver, gold, palladium, copper, zinc, selenium, titanium dioxide, metal sulphide, cellulose, have been formed by major fungal genes, such as mushrooms, Fusarium, Trichoderma, endophytic fungi, and yeast, in addition to lichens. Understanding the exact process involved in the synthesis of nanoparticles and the effects of various factors on the reduction of metal ions can help to improve low-cost strategies for the synthesis and extraction of nanoparticles. Other sections focus on a new framework for the production of nano-antimicrobial, the use of myconanoparticles against plant diseases, post-harvest antibiotics, mycotoxin control and plant pests in addition to certain animal pathogens. Myconanomaterials are well developed with great potential and promise for advanced diagnostics, biosensors, precision farming and targeted smart delivery systems.

Key Features

  • Assesses the impact of a variety of copper-based nanostructures on agri-food sectors, addressing the most relevant knowledge gaps
  • Explores the opportunities that myconanotechnology can provide for industrial applications
  • Explains the major challenges of applying myconanotechnology at an industrial scale


Plant scientists, materials scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fungal nanotechnology for improving farm productivity and sustainability

    Part 1: Synthesis various types of NMs
    2. Fungal synthesis of gold nanoparticles and their applications
    3. Fungal synthesis of palladium nanoparticles and their applications
    4. Fungal synthesis of silver nanoparticles
    5. Fungal synthesis of copper nanoparticles and applications
    6. Fungal synthesis of zinc nanoparticles and applications in biomedical, environmental, and agri-food sectors
    7. Myco fabricated nanomaterials: Enzyme Mediated Extracellular and Intracellular Synthesis Mechanisms
    8. Synthesis of metal nanoparticles using lichens
    9. Mushroom factories for the production metal nanoparticles and their antimicrobial applications
    10. Fungal synthesis of selenium nanoparticles
    11. Myco synthesis of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles and their applications
    12. Bio synthesis of metal sulfide nanoparticles via microorganisms and their applications
    13. Nanocellulose production using fungi and its applications
    14. Yeast Cells as a Controllable synthesizer for Bio nanoparticles and Nanocomposites
    15. Are beneficial fungi like Trichoderma a safe producer for metal nanoparticles?
    16. Endophytic fungi as eco-synthesizer of various nanoparticles
    17. Mycogenic Nanoparticles, risk assessment, safety and regulation

    Part 2: Applications
    18. Myco synthesis of metal-based nanoparticles and their perspective exploitation in veterinary medicine and agriculture
    19. Fungi mediated nanoparticles: A review on its role in stress induced responses in plants
    20. Nanobiotechnological strategies for detection of fungi and mycotoxins in food and feed
    21. Fungal nanobionics: Principle, advances and applications.
    22. Antimicrobial application of myco-nanotechnology
    23. Role of fungi mediated nanoparticles in mitigation of biotic and abiotic stresses.
    24. Mycogenic Nanoparticles and Their Application as Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm Agents in post-harvest Stage
    25. Applications of fungal nanobiotechnology in veterinary drug control
    26. Myco nanotechnology applications in the veterinary sector
    27. Current updates of nanotechnology in myco remediation of environmental pollutants
    28. Myco synthesized Nanoparticles: Role in Food Processing Industries
    29. Advances in nanotechnology-based strategies for the identification of pathogenic fungi
    30. Commercialization and economics aspects of fungal nanobiotechnology in multidisciplinary applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 750
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323999229

About the Editor

Kamel Abd-Elsalam

Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam, Ph.D. He is a head researcher at Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza, Egypt. Dr. Kamel’s research interests include developing, improving and deploying plant biosecurity diagnostic tools, understanding and exploiting fungal pathogen genomes and developing eco-friendly hybrid nanomaterials for controlling toxicogenic fungi and plant diseases. He has published, 26 chapter in books, 12 review articles, 14 books, 1 translated book, and more than 133 research articles in international peer reviewed journals including Fungal Diversity, Fungal Biology, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, FEMS Review Microbiology, PLOS One and PLOS Genetics. He is associate editor for Mycosphere, and review editor for Frontiers in Genomic Assay Technology and referees for journals, including the Plant Pathology, Journal of Phytopathology, and Crop Protection, IET Nanotechnology, Fungal Diversity, BMC Genomics, Foodborne Pathogens and Diseases. Dr. Kamel has pursued his Ph.D. in Molecular Plant Pathology from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel (Germany) and Suez Canal University (Egypt) and then been awarded postdoctoral fellowship from Christian Alberchts University of Kiel in 2008. Dr. Kamel served as visiting associate professor in Institute of Excellence in Fungal Research, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand, Institute of Microbiology, TUM, Germany, Laboratory of Phytopathology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Plant Protection Department, Sassari University, Italy.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Agricultural Research Center, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

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