New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444635013

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Penicillium System Properties and Applications

Editors: Vijai Gupta Susana Rodriguez-Couto
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444635013
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th September 2017
Page Count: 308
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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Penicillium System Properties and Applications covers important research work on the applications of penicillium from specialists from an international perspective. The book compiles advancements and ongoing processes in the penicillium system, along with updated information on the possibilities for future developments. All chapters are derived from current peer reviewed literature as accepted by the international scientific community.

These important fungi were found to secrete a range of novel enzymes and other useful proteins, and are still being extensively studied and improved for specific use in the food, textile, pulp and paper, biocellulosic ethanol production and other industries. The book caters to the needs of researchers/academicians dealing with penicillium spp. related research and applications, outlining emerging issues on recent advancements made in the area of research and its applications in bioprocess technology, chemical engineering, molecular taxonomy, biofuels/bioenergy research and alternative fuel development.

In addition, the book also describes the identification of useful compound combinations/enzyme cocktails and the fermentation conditions required to obtain them at an industrial scale. Finally, the book provides updated information on the best utilization of these fungi as a natural tool to meet the next challenges of biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Compiles the latest developments and current studies in the penicillium system
  • Contains chapters contributed by top researchers with global appeal
  • Includes current applications in bioindustry and lists future potential applications of these fungi species
  • Identifies future research needs for these important fungi, including the best utilization of them as a natural tool to meet the next challenges of biotechnology


Bioengineers, Biochemical Engineers, Biochemists, Biotechnologists, food technologists, enzymologists, and related Professionals/ researchers. Graduate and postgraduate students, researchers and microbiologists, mycologists

Table of Contents


Chapter Title

Section A: Biology and biodiversity


Biodiversity of the Genus Penicillium in Different Habitats


Ecophysiology of Penicillium in Genomic Perspective


Understanding the Diversity of Penicillium by Next-Generation Sequencing

Section B: Secretion and protein production


Protein Production—Quality Control and Secretion Stress Responses in Penicillium


Heterologous Expression of Proteins in Penicillium


Penicillium Secretome: An Overview


The Secretory Pathway in the Filamentous Fungus Penicillium

Section C: Secondary metabolism


Secondary Metabolism and Antimicrobial Metabolites of Penicillium


Recent Advancements on the Role and Analysis of Volatile Compounds (VOCs) from Penicillium

Section D: Tools


Molecular Tools for Strain Improvement of Penicillium spp.


Genetic Transformation and Engineering of Penicillium for Enhanced Enzyme Production


RNAi-Mediated Gene Silencing in Penicillium: Principles and Applications

Section E: Applications


Penicillium systems in biomedical sector: An Overview


Enzyme system from Penicillium in Current Industrial Uses and Future Applications in the Production of Second Ethanol Generation


Enzyme system from Penicillium in Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks


Beta-Glucosidase from Penicillium


Regulation of Glycoside Hydrolase Expression in Penicillium


Penicillium Proteins with Disruption Activity on Cellulosic Substrates


Molecular Mechanism of Cellulase Production Systems in Penicillium


Penicillium Enzymes for Food Industries


Penicillium: A Fungi for in the Wine and Beer Industries


Penicillium Enzymes for Textile Industries


Metabolic Diversity of Penicillium


Sequence Analysis of Industrially Important Genes from Penicillium


Biosynthesis of Nano-Particles by Penicillium and Its Medical Applications


Role of Penicillium Species in Bioremediation Process


Applications of Penicillium in Plant Growth Promotion


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About the Editor

Vijai Gupta

Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta is the Co-lead Inventor of EI project, Molecular Glycobiotechnology, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway city, Ireland. He is on research leave from MITS University, India. Before joining NUIG, he worked as Assistant Professor of Biotechnology, FASC, MITS University, Lakshmangarh (Sikar), India. His area of expertise includes mycological research and plant-microbial interactions, bio-fuels and bioenergy research, and microbial biotechnology.

He completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Faizabad, UP, India in 2009.

He is one of the experts in the area of fungal biology and biotechnology. He is the active member of International Sub-commission on Trichoderma and Hypocrea, Austria and a working group member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation, UK. His work with Fusarium spp., Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, Aspergillus spp. Penicillium spp., and Trichoderma spp. has been complemented by contributions to biotechnological development, molecular diversity, disease diagnostic, plant pathology, fungal-plant interaction, secondary metabolites, and industrial applications.

Dr. Gupta is the Fellow of Prestigious- The Linnaean Society, London, UK; Fellow of Hind Agri Society, India; Fellow of Society of Applied Biotechnologist India; and Fellow of International Society of Contemporary Biologist, India. He has been honored with several awards in his career including the prestigious Indian ICAR Senior Research Fellowship and Indian Young Scientist Award 2009, 2011 & Gold Medal Award-2009 for his advanced research achievements in the field of fungal genetics and biology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Plant Pathology, USA; Senior Editor of Fungal Biology & Biotechnology, BioMed Central; Series Editor of a book series on fungal biology, Springer; and regional editor (Asia)/editorial board member of several International and national journals with many research/review publication/book chapter publications. He has edited about 16 books for publishers of international renown such as CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA; Springer, USA; Elsevier Press, The Netherlands; Nova Science Publisher, USA; LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany; and CABI, UK.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biochemistry School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

Susana Rodriguez-Couto

Prof. Dr. Susana Rodríguez-Couto graduated in Chemistry at the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1992 and obtained her doctorate in Chemistry in 1999 from the University of Vigo. He worked at the University of Santiago de Compostela as a research associate, at the University of Vigo as an associate professor and as an Isidro Parga Pondal senior researcher and at Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona) as a Ramón y Cajal senior researcher. She has also worked as an invited researcher at the Institute from Environmental Technology, Graz University of Technology (Austria) and at the Department of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal). Since January 2009, she holds a permanent position as an Ikerbasque (Basque Foundation for Science) Research Professor at the Water & Health Division of Ceit-IK4 (Donostia-San Seabastian, Spain). Her main achievements are the development of methods for enzymatic complex production by cultivation of different white-rot fungi under solid-state fermentation conditions and the efficient application of these enzymatic complexes to the decomposition of xenobiotic compounds, the design of different solid-state bioreactors and the design of enzymatic bioreactors. Non-confidential results have led to more than 110 international papers in outstanding journals (h index 35), 76 communications at both national and international conferences, 14 chapters in books and 2 books. She is also editor and member of the editorial board of several international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEIT-IK4 Research Alliance, Spain