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

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

Volume 3: Fungal Metabolites, Functional Genomics and Nano-technology

1st Edition - March 10, 2021

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  • Editors: Vijay Sharma, Maulin Shah, Shobhika Parmar, Ajay Kumar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217344
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217351

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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture: Fungal metabolites and Nano-technology 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 3 provides a comprehensive account of fungal metabolites, including bioactive and host origin compounds, along with other biomolecules, and mycotoxins. This book includes the applications, limitations, and prospects of working with fungal secondary metabolites. The authors explore fungi in the myco-mediated synthesis of nanoparticles along with their biotechnological, industrial, and agricultural uses. This book also discusses advancements in medical mycology for the diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections. Furthermore, this book provides up-to-date and in-depth knowledge about the adoption of advanced CRISPR-Cas9 technology in fungi for gene editing

Key Features

  • Covers the secondary metabolites of fungi including bioactive compounds, mycotoxins and other biomolecules
  • Provides insight into the fungal mediated biosynthesis of nanoparticles and its various applications in diverse fields
  • Describes advances in diagnosis and treatment of human fungal infections
  • Presents the latest information on applications of the CRISPR-Cas9 system in fungi


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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fungal metabolites: a source of bioactive natural products
    2. Endophytic and marine fungi are potential source of antioxidants
    3. Bioactive compounds from marine-derived fungi and their potential applications
    4. Marine endophytic fungi isolated from Gulf of Mannar—A source for new generation of pharmaceutical drugs and biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles and its antibacterial efficacy
    5. Pullulan: a bioactive fungal exopolysaccharide with broad spectrum of applications for human welfare
    6. Applications of biomolecules of endophytic fungal origin and its future prospect
    7. Microbial metabolites: as sources of green dye
    8. Fungal endophytes as a potential source of therapeutically important metabolites
    9. Prevention and control of mycotoxins for food safety and security of human and animal feed
    10. Food safety concern related to aflatoxins and control
    11. Role of the endogenous fungal metabolites in the plant growth improvement and stress tolerance
    12. Recent trends in fungal biosynthesis of nanoparticles
    13. Role of fungi in bio-production of nanomaterials at megascale
    14. Mycogenic fabrication of nanoparticles and their applications in modern agricultural practices & food industries
    15. Role of fungal endophytes in the green synthesis of nanoparticles and the mechanism
    16. Fungal infections: advances in diagnosis and treatment
    17. CRISPR-Cas9 system for functional genomics of filamentous fungi: applications and challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 610
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: March 10, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128217344
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128217351

About the Editors

Vijay 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 Shah is an active researcher and scientific writer for over 20 years. He received a B.Sc. degree in 1999 in Microbiology from Gujarat University in Godhra, Gujarat, India. He also earned his Ph.D. degree in 2005 in Environmental Microbiology from Sardar Patel University in Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, & phytoremediation of environmental pollutants from industrial wastewaters. He has published more than 250 research papers in national and international journals of repute on various aspects of microbial biodegradation and bioremediation of environmental pollutants. He is the editor of 55 books of international repute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Environmental Microbiology Lab, 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

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. He has published extensively in 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, Postharvest management of fruits. Dr. Kumar has published more than 165 research articles including review papers/book chapters/ books in the leading international journals. He is serving as special issue editors in some journals like “Frontiers in Microbiology, Microorganism” etc. In addition also acting as reviewer in some leading journals like Frontiers group, PLOS ONE, Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Biological Control, Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 3Biotech etc. Dr, Kumar has edited several books with leading publishers including Elsevier, Springer, and Taylor and Francis.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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