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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128213940, 9780128213957

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

1st Edition

Volume 1: Fungal Diversity of Sustainable Agriculture

Editors: Vijay Kumar Sharma Maulin Shah Shobhika Parmar Ajay Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128213940
eBook ISBN: 9780128213957
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd October 2020
Page Count: 560
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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. 

Key Features

  • 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


Researchers in microbial biotechnology in both academic and corporate settings, graduate students in related subjects

Table of Contents

  1. Endophytic fungi: A review of survival strategies
    that influence the biodiversity studies associated
    with biopotential products
    2. Evaluation of phylloplane fungal flora and host
    plants in the Southern Western Ghats
    3. Fungal endophytes from seaweeds and bio-potential
    applications in agriculture
    4. Fungal endophytes: Entry, establishment,
    diversity, future prospects in agriculture
    5. Fungal endophytes, biodiversity and biopotential
    6. The role of fungi in abiotic stress tolerance of plants
    7. Phytopathogenic fungi and their biocontrol applications
    8. Impact of fungal inoculants on sustainable agriculture
    9. Arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi: Potential
    role in sustainable agriculture
    10. Endophytic fungal diversity of selected medicinal
    plants and their bio-potential applications
    11. Prospect of biofuel production by fungus
    12. Fungal endophytes and their applications
    as growth promoters and biological
    control agents
    13. Rhizosphere fungi and their plant association:
    Current and future prospects
    14. Mycotoxins associated food safety concerns
    of agricultural crops, prevention and control
    15. Bioprospection of endophytic fungi associated with
    ethnoveterinary plants for novel metabolites
    16. Sustainable crop production and improvement
    through bio-prospecting of fungi
    17. Yeast as plant growth promoter and biocontrol agent
    18. Phytostimulation and ISR responses of fungi
    19. Bio-management of Fusarium spp. associated
    with fruit crops


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About the Editors

Vijay Kumar Sharma

Dr.V.K. 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 lifetime 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

Affiliations and Expertise

Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan Province, P.R. China

Maulin Shah

Maulin P. Shah, Senior Environmental Microbiogist, Applied & Environmental Microbiology Lab, 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 17 books with Elsevier in the Chemical Engineering portfolio. Since 2020 Dr. Shah is at the  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, United States

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Environmental Microbiologist, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Bharuch, India

Shobhika Parmar

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan Province, P.R. China

Ajay Kumar

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agriculture Research Organization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

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