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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nano-technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128217344, 9780128217351

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

1st Edition

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

Editors: Vijay Sharma Maulin Shah Shobhika Parmar Ajay Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128217344
eBook ISBN: 9780128217351
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 10th March 2021
Page Count: 610
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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


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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 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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