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New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128210062, 9780128225554

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

Recent Advances in Application of Fungi and Fungal Metabolites: Applications in Healthcare

Editors: Joginder Singh Praveen Gehlot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210062
eBook ISBN: 9780128225554
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 19th August 2020
Page Count: 232
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Description

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Recent Advances in Application of Fungi and Fungal Metabolites: Applications in Healthcare presents an account of recent development and applied aspects of fungi and its metabolites in the healthcare sector. Chapters are written by eminent researchers, emphasizing the incredible role of fungi and its metabolites in the field of medicine. This book offers reference material to all mycologists working on the exploration and usage of medicinal aspects of fungi and fungal metabolites.

Key Features

  • Introduces the aspects and advances of fungi and fungal metabolites in healthcare
  • Includes a description of traditional uses and modern practices on how to harness the potential of fungi and its metabolites in healthcare applications
  • Provides details surrounding the use of fungi and its metabolites in medical purposes
  • Describes potential manifold prospects of fungi and fungal metabolites

Readership

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. Prospects for macro-fungal metabolites in human health
    2. Endophytic fungi: A New Hope for Drug Discovery
    3. Pharmacological Applications of Medicinal Mushroom
    4. Pharmacologically active fungal secondary metabolites in Lichen symbiosis
    5. Therapeutic potency of bioactive compounds from fungal endophytes
    6. Fungal origin antibiotics: the current scenario in pharmacology industries
    7. Role of fungi in neurodegenerative diseases
    8. Fungal secondary metabolites with potential anticancer activity
    9. Encounter of Fungal Secondary Metabolites: A Promising Source of Anti-cancer Drugs
    10. Neoteric trends in marine fungi research as promising and alternate source of anticancer phytochemicals
    11. Fungal Enzyme inhibitors: Repository of novel cancer therapeutics
    12. Enhancement of anticancer secondary metabolites production in fungi with biotechnological aspects
    13. Fungal Metabolites- A Potential Source of Anti-Viral Compounds
    14. Myconanoparticles as an effective antimicrobial against MDR (Multi Drug Resistant) pathogens
    15. Chitin: Promising biopolymer for biomedical application
    16. Status of fungal disease in silkworm
    17. Anti-pathogenic activity of fungal secondary metabolites: with special reference to human pathogenic bacteria
    18. Hypoglycaemic potential of mushrooms and their metabolites
    19. Marine Fungi: promising source for anticancer compounds
    20. Bio-medical applications of 4-hydroxycoumarin as fungal metabolite and its derivatives

Details

No. of pages:
232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
19th August 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128210062
eBook ISBN:
9780128225554

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

Reviews

"This book presents an account of recent development and applied aspects of fungi and its metabolites in the healthcare sector. Chapters are written by eminent researchers, emphasizing the incredible role of fungi and their metabolites in the field of medicine. This book offers reference material to all mycologists working on the exploration and usage of medicinal aspects of fungi and fungal metabolites also Includes a description of traditional uses and modern practices on how to harness the potential of fungi and its metabolites in healthcare applications." --ICP

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