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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128210055, 9780128225578

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Recent Advances in Application of Fungi and Fungal Metabolites: Current Aspects

Editors: Joginder Singh Praveen Gehlot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210055
eBook ISBN: 9780128225578
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 21st September 2020
Page Count: 302
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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering presents an account of recent developments and applied aspects of fungi and its metabolites for human welfare. The fungi and its metabolites are employed in diverse fields of agri-food, biochemistry, chemical engineering, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals and medical device development. The book contains chapters by the eminent researchers working with fungi and fungal metabolites who explain their importance and potential in manifold prospects. The book includes a description of various fungal metabolites and their chemistry and biotechnology.

Key Features

  • Highlights the latest developments surrounding the utilization of fungi and fungal metabolites
  • Overviews applied aspects of fungi and their metabolites for human welfare
  • Details the usage of fungi and their metabolites in diverse fields
  • Identifies the importance and potential of fungi and fungal metabolites in manifold prospects
  • Illustrates recent trends in fungal metabolite research using elaborate, expressive tables and figures with concise information


Researchers at universities, scientists and students, industries, and government agencies interested in bioprocess engineering/microbial biotechnology, agriculture, food producing, biomedicine, drug manufacture and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology

Table of Contents

  1. The fungal resources: current utilization, future prospects and challenges
    2. Recent advancement and biomedical applications of fungal metabolites
    3. Thermophilic fungi: Diversity, Physiology, Genetics and Applications
    4. Endophytic fungi: Novel source of bioactive fungal metabolites
    5. Lichens: Fungal symbionts and their secondary metabolites
    6. Lichen metabolites: An unadulterated cradle of bioactive compounds
    7. Septin proteins and their role in regulation in fungi and yeast
    8. Bioactive terpenoids from wild mushrooms
    9. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi: Source of secondary metabolite production in medicinal plant
    10. Bioactive secondary metabolites of endophytic fungi from medicinal plants
    11. Bioactive natural products of endophytic fungi origin: production, activity and biotechnology
    12. Genus Penicillium: Advances and application in the modern era
    13. Aspergillus terreus: Taxonomy, biology and bioactive secondary metabolites with potential applications
    14. Bioprospect potential of gasteroid mushrooms of the genus Astraeus
    15. Chemical Creativity of Termitomyces mushrooms


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About the Editors

Joginder Singh

Prof. Joginder Singh is presently working as Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including Association of Microbiologists of India and European Federation of Biotechnology. He has more than 100 research and review articles in the peer-reviewed journals, edited 12 books published by Elsevier Science Publishing, Springer International Publishing and authored/coauthored 60 chapters in edited books. He serves as reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and many more. Dr. Singh attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and chaired technical sessions and presented papers in them.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Microbiology Climate Mitigation and Sustainable Agriculture Research lab (CMaSAR)Division of Research and Development Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Praveen Gehlot

Dr. Praveen Gehlot is Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur. He did his PhD from JNV University Jodhpur, under the able guidance of Prof. D.K. Purohit. He has about 18 years of teaching and research experience. He has been an awardee of Young Scientist under FAST Track Scheme by Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi and later worked as a Pool-Officer of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. Earlier, he taught at Budha Institute of Technology and Science Research College, Jodhpur and Government Bangor PG College, Pali, Rajasthan and subsequently served as an Associate Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Maharaja Ganga Singh University, Bikaner, Rajasthan. Dr. Gehlot worked out three major research projects sponsored by UGC, DST and CSIR, New Delhi. He has published more than 80 research papers, book chapters and review articles in journals of international and national repute and has edited three book entitled “Pyrenomycetes Fungi”, “Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi” and “Microbes: In Action” published by AgroBios, India and “Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives” published by Springer International. He attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and chaired technical sessions and presented papers in some of them. He is an active member Mycological Society of India, Society of Mycology and Plant Pathology, India, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Science Congress Association, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University Jodhpur, India

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