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

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

Volume 2: Extremophilic Fungi and Myco-mediated Environmental Management

1st Edition - October 24, 2020

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  • Editors: Vijay Kumar Sharma, Maulin Shah, Shobhika Parmar, Ajay Kumar
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219263
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219256

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Fungi Bio-prospects in Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Nanotechnology, Volume Two: Extremophilic Fungi and Myco-mediated Environmental Management explores varied aspects of fungal biology and their relevance in microbiology and agriculture, thus allowing for better insights on basic and advanced biotechnological application in human welfare and sustainable agriculture. Chapters throw light on different sectors of fungi, including fungi in extreme circumstances, bioremediation, complex and toxic effluents, and mycoremediation. The book was designed to explore the possibility of huge fungal diversity for present and future generation in different sectors of human life. Volume Two focuses on extremophilic fungi and myco-mediated environmental management.

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 could be articulated in various fields


Researchers in microbial biotechnology in both academy and corporate settings, graduate students on related subjects. Environmental Scientists and Engineers, microbiologists, plant pathologists, agronomists, molecular biologists, pharmacologists and related researchers

Table of Contents

    1. Extremophilic fungi at the interface of climate change
    2. Bioprospects of extremophilic fungus Myceliopthrora thermophila: Insights from genomic analysis and recent developments
    3. Marine fungal biocatalysts: The bionomical standpoint
    4. Pharmaceutical applications of marine derived fungi isolated from Gulf of Mannar
    5. Biodiversity of the fungi in extreme marine environments 000 Thangavelu Ramesh
    6. Fungi mediated pollutant degradation and bioelectricity generation: An overview of current status
    7. Role of fungi in bioremediation of contaminated soil
    8. Fungi in bioremediation of soil: Mycoremediation of PAHs compounds
    9. Fungi in the bioremediation of toxic effluents
    10. Potential applications of fungi in the remediation of toxic effluents from pulp and paper industries
    11. Isolation and identification of South African indigenous fungal strains and assessment of their ability to degrade diclofenac in synthetic wastewater
    12. Advances in fungi: Rejuvenation of polluted sites
    13. Role of fungi and their enzymes in degradation and decolorization of distillery effluent for environmental safety
    14. Advances in mycoremediation of emerging potential toxic effluents
    15. Biosorption of heavy metals using fungal biosorbents < A review
    16. Fungal bioremediation of toxic textile dye effluents
    17. Fungi in bioremediation of soil organic pollutants
    18. Fungi in the bioremediation of toxic effluents
    19. Mycoremediation- Effective strategy to ameliorate arsenic toxicity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 498
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 24, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219263
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128219256

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

Dr. Maulin P. Shah is Chief Scientist and Head of the Industrial Waste Water Research Lab, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology Lab at Enviro Technology Ltd., Ankleshwar, Gujarat, India. His work focuses on the impact of industrial pollution on the microbial diversity of wastewater following cultivation-dependent and cultivation-independent analysis. His major work involves isolation, screening, identification, and genetically engineering high-impact microbes for the degradation of hazardous materials. His research interests include biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, biodegradation, bioremediation, and 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 more than 50 books of international repute (Elsevier, Springer, RSC, and CRC Press). He is an active editorial board member in top-rated journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Waste Water Research Laboratory, Division of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 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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