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

New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering

1st Edition

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

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Editors: Joginder Singh Praveen Gehlot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210062
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2020
Page Count: 362
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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:
362
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2020
Published:
1st August 2020
Imprint:
Elsevier
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128210062

About the Editor

Joginder Singh

Dr. Joginder Singh is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India. Previously, he has worked as Young Scientist at Microbial Biotechnology and Biofertilizer Laboratory, Department of Botany, Jai Narain Vyas University in Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. His broad research interest is to explore different efficient strategies towards bioremediation and phytoremediation of pollutants from water and soil. Presently, he is working on the designing and development of cleanup technology (biofilters) for in-situ bioremediation of textile industrial effluents. He is an active member of various scientific societies and organizations including, Association of Microbiologists of India, Indian Society of Salinity Research Scientists, Indian Society for Radiation Biology, and European Federation of Biotechnology. He serves as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, including Science of the Total Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Pedosphere, Soil and Sediment Contamination, International Journal of Phytoremediation, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Annals of Agricultural Sciences, and Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He attended several International and National Seminars, Symposia, Conferences and chaired technical sessions and presented papers in some of them. Till now, he has published more than 60 research and review articles in the peer-reviewed journals, edited four books entitled “Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi” & “Microbes: In Action” published by AgroBios, India and “Microbial Bioprospecting for Sustainable Development” and “Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives” published by Springer International Publishing and authored/co-authored 15 chapters in edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Lovely Professional University, 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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