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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128217344

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

1st Edition

Volume 3: Functional Genomics and Nano-technology

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Editors: Vijay Sharma Maulin Shah Shobhika Parmar Ajay Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128217344
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th March 2021
Page Count: 416
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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology, Volume Three: Functional Genomics and Nano-technology explores varied aspects of fungal biology with relevance in microbiology and agriculture to explore new insights surrounding basic and advanced biotechnological applications in human welfare and sustainable agriculture. Chapters shine light on different sectors of fungi, including fungal endophytes, fungal metabolites, functional genomics and the applications of the fungal-origin of nanoparticles.

This book was designed to help further explore the possibility of huge fungal diversity for present and future generations in different sectors of human life. Volume Three has a special focus on Fungal metabolites, functional genomics and nano-technology.

Key Features

  • Summarizes various aspects of fungi in the field of microbiology, sustainable agriculture, nano-technology and environment
  • Describes the molecular approaches and gene expression of fungi
  • Provides a deeper understanding of fungi that can be articulated in various fields


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

Table of Contents

  1. Fungal enzymes: Production, purification, characterization and applications
    2. Pullulan: A Bioactive fungal exopolysaccharide with broad spectrum of applications for human welfare
    3. Marine Endophytic Fungi Isolated From Gulf of Mannar - A Source For New Generation of Pharmaceutical Drugs and Products
    4. Biosynthetic pathways associated with the bioactive fungal metabolites and bioprospects
    5. Fungi of endophytic origin: A source of bioactive natural products
    6. Applications of Biomolecules of endophytic fungal origin and its Future Prospect
    7. Fungi as the future microbial cell factories for natural products having industrial applications
    8. Fungal Metabolites: A sources of Green Dye
    9. Fungal endophytes: Potential source of medicinal compounds
    10. Fungal endophytes derived cytotoxic compounds, application and challenges
    11. Risk assessment of the human exposure of Mycotoxins, control strategies and challenges in analysis
    12. Prevention and control of mycotoxins in human and animal feed
    13. Food safety concern related to Aflatoxins and control
    14. CRISPR-Cas9system for functional genomics of filamentous fungi: Applications and challenges
    15. Recent advances in the molecular tools for the detection and characterization of fungi from various sources
    16. Fungal infections: Advances in diagnosis and treatment
    17. Future of myco-synthesized nanoparticles and applications
    18. Role of fungi in bio-production of nanomaterials at megascale
    19. Applications of the fungal-origin of nanoparticles in environment, agriculture and medicine
    20. Recent trends in fungal mediated biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles
    21. Bioprospection of Fungal Endophytes for Bioactive Colorants Enhanced with Nanotechnology Advancements Towards Eco-Friendly Functional Textiles
    22. Role of fungal endophytes in the green synthesis of nanoparticles and the mechanism
    23. Microbial manufacturing of nanoparticles and their application in agriculture and Food industry
    24. Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Its Antibacterial Efficacy Produced from Marine Fungus from Various Marine Resources


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About the Editors

Vijay Sharma

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Medical School of Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China

Maulin Shah

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientist, Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab, Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India Head, Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab, Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, 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

Postdoctoral Researcher, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, 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, Volcani Center, Rishon, Lezziyon, Israel

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