Mushroom Biotechnology: Developments and Applications is a comprehensive book to provide a better understanding of the main interactions between biological, chemical and physical factors directly involved in biotechnological procedures of using mushrooms as bioremediation tools, high nutritive food sources, and as biological helpers in healing serious diseases of the human body.
The book points out the latest research results and original approaches to the use of edible and medicinal mushrooms as efficient bio-instruments to reduce the environment and food crises. This is a valuable scientific resource to any researcher, professional, and student interested in the fields of mushroom biotechnology, bioengineering, bioremediation, biochemistry, eco-toxicology, environmental engineering, food engineering, mycology, pharmacists, and more.
- Includes both theoretical and practical tools to apply mushroom biotechnology to further research and improve value added products
- Presents innovative biotechnological procedures applied for growing and developing many species of edible and medicinal mushrooms by using high-tech devices
- Reveals the newest applications of mushroom biotechnology to produce organic food and therapeutic products, to biologically control the pathogens of agricultural crops, and to remove or mitigate the harmful consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of hazardous contaminants in natural environment
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About the Author
Marian Petre is professor of biotechnology for environmental protection, microbial biotechnology, bioremediation, microbial ecology, and bioengineering at University of Pitesti, Faculty of Sciences. He has published more than 150 scientific articles, 73 of them in international journals and proceeding volumes all over the world; he is also the first author of 10 Romanian patents in mushroom biotechnology. So far, he has written and edited 25 books on applied biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, microbiology, bioremediation and microbial ecology.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Biotechnology of Mushroom Growth Through Submerged Cultivation
CHAPTER 2 Biotechnological Recycling of Fruit Tree Wastes by Solid-State Cultivation of Mushrooms
CHAPTER 3 Controlled Cultivation of Mushrooms on Winery and Vineyard Wastes
CHAPTER 4 Virtual Robotic Prototype for Safe and Efficient Cultivation of Mushrooms
CHAPTER 5 Growing Agaricus bisporus as a Contribution to Sustainable Agricultural Development
CHAPTER 6 New Prospects in Pathogen Control of Button Mushroom Cultures
CHAPTER 7 Sclerotium-Forming Mushrooms as an Emerging Source of Medicinals: Current Perspectives
CHAPTER 8 Medicinal Mushrooms with Anti-Phytopathogenic and Insecticidal Properties
CHAPTER 9 Cultivation of Medicinal Fungi in Bioreactors
CHAPTER 10 Use of Aspergillus niger Extracts Obtained by Solid-State Fermentation
CHAPTER 11 Identification and Application of Volvariella volvacea Mating Type Genes to Mushroom Breeding
CHAPTER 12 Biotechnological Use of Fungi for the Degradation of Recalcitrant Agro-Pesticides