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Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 1: Diversity and Enzymes Perspectives

Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 1: Diversity and Enzymes Perspectives

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Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 1: Diversity and Enzymes Perspectives

Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 1: Diversity and Enzymes Perspectives

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White biotechnology, or industrial biotechnology as it is also known, refers to the use of living cells and/or their enzymes to create industrial products that are more easily degradable, require less energy, create less waste during production and sometimes perform better than products created using traditional chemical processes.

Over the last decade considerable progress has been made in white biotechnology research, and further major scientific and technological breakthroughs are expected in the future. Fungi are ubiquitous in nature and have been sorted out from different habitats, including extreme environments (high temperature, low temperature, salinity and pH), and may be associated with plants (epiphytic, endophytic and rhizospheric).

The fungal strains are beneficial as well as harmful for human beings. The beneficial fungal strains may play important roles in the agricultural, industrial, and medical sectors. The fungal strains and their products (enzymes, bioactive compounds, and secondary metabolites) are very useful for industry (e.g., the discovery of penicillin from Penicillium chrysogenum). This discovery was a milestone in the development of white biotechnology as the industrial production of penicillin and antibiotics using fungi moved industrial biotechnology into the modern era, transforming it into a global industrial technology. Since then, white biotechnology has steadily developed and now plays a key role in several industrial sectors, providing both high value nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. The fungal strains and bioactive compounds also play an important role in environmental cleaning. This volume covers the latest developments and research in white biotechnology with a focus on diversity and enzymes.

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ISBN-13: 9783030104795
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/09/2019
Series: Fungal Biology
Edition description: 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 571
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is an Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 3 years of teaching and 9 years of research experience in the fields of Industrial Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Microbial Diversity, and Plant-Microbe-Interactions. Dr. Yadav obtained a doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology jointly from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India; a M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Bundelkhand University and a B.Sc. (CBZ) from University of Allahabad, India. He has produced 82 publications [31 Research papers, 7 Review articles, 26 Book chapters, 8 Popular articles, 7 Editorials, 2 Technical reports and 1 Patent] in different reputed international and national journals. Dr. Yadav has published 105 abstracts in different international and national conferences. He has presented 19 paper presentations in national and international conferences and got 10 best paper presentations Award and 1 Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar). Presently, he is guiding 2 scholars for PhD degree and 1 for M.Sc. dissertations. Dr. Yadav and his group have developed a pioneering method for the screening of archaea for phosphorus solubilization. Dr. Yadav is editor/reviewer of different international journals including Nature-Scientific Reports, Microbial Ecology; Plos One, Frontier in Microbiology, Springer Plus, Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Microbiology, Advance in Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has lifetime membership of Association of Microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India and National Academy of Sciences, India.

Dr. Shashank Mishra is presently working as Scientist ‘C’, BiotechPark, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his doctorate degree in Science “Industrial Biotechnology” from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India, his M.Sc. (Biotechnology), from Barkatullah University, Bhopal and his B.Sc. (CBZ) from Dr. R.M.L. University, Faizabad, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of microbial biotechnology, natural product synthesis and environmental microbiology for food, pharmaceutical and human health. He has produced 18 publications [6 research papers, 2 review articles and 10 book chapters] in different reputed international and national journals. He has published 16 abstracts in different conferences and got 1 best poster presentation Award. He has a long-standing interest in teaching at the UG, PG and Ph.D. level and is involved in taking courses in industrial biotechnology, bioprocess engineering and technology, environmental biotechnology, environmental microbiology, industrial microbiology, microbial biotechnology and techniques in microbiology and biotechnology. He is reviewer in international journals including BMC Microbiology, Indian Phytopathology, PLOS One, Scientific Reports and Archive of Phytopathology and Plant Protection. He has the lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist of India.

Dr. Sangram Singh is an Associate Professor in Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India and has 11 years of teaching and 14 years of research experience in field of applied biochemistry. Dr. Singh obtained his Ph.D. Biochemistry and M.Sc. Biochemistry from Dr. Rammanohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad, India. Dr. Singh has published 34 National and International research papers and 1 book chapter. He has presented 9 papers in different National and International Symposia/ Seminars/ Conferences/ Workshops.

Dr. Arti Gupta is an Assistant Professor in Department of Biology, Sri Avadh Raj Singh Smarak Degree College, Bishunpur Bairiya, Gonda, India. Dr. Arti received her B.Sc.(CBZ) and M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India. Dr. Gupta obtained her Ph.D. from Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India. Dr. Gupta’s current research interests are Animal Biotechnology, Molecular Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Animal Biotechnology, Bioprocess Technology, and Microbiology. Dr. Gupta has published 1 monograph, 21 National and International research papers. Dr. Gupta has been awarded with Gold Medal, M.Sc. (Biotech.), Young Scientist Award, 2 Poster Presenter awards, Fellowship Award awarded by International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist and Dr. V.P. Agarwal Gold Medal awarded. Dr. Arti has a lifetime membership of Indian Science Congress Association, Biotech Research Society of India, Zoological Society of India and International Consortium of Contemporary Biologist.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Biodiversity of Fungi from Extreme Habitats and Its Industrials Applications

Laura Selbmann, University of Tuscia , Viterbo, Italy

Chapter 2 Rhizospheric Fungi Isolated from Different Plants and Potential Applications in Diverse Sectors

Welington Luiz Araújo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil,

Chapter 3 Endophytic Fungi from Different Niches with Potential Industrial Important

Kusam Lata Rana, Eternal University, India

Chapter 4 Marine Fungal White Biotechnology: An Ecological and Industrial Perspective

Lara D. Sette, Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho, Rio Claro, Brazi

Chapter 5 Aspergillus: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances and Industrial Applications

G. Perrone, CNR, Bari, Italy

 Chapter 6 Fusarium: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances and Industrial Applications

Neera, Defence Food Research Laboratory, India

Chapter 7 Penicillium: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances and Industrial Applications

M. L. T. M. Polizeli, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Chapter 8 Trichoderma: Biodiversity, Ecological Significances and Industrial Applications

Eleonora Cano Carmona, Cidade Universitária, Recife, PE, Brazil

Chapter 9 Thermostable Enzymes from Fungi Isolated from Hot Springs and Its Applications

Paramasamy Gunasekaran, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, India

Chapter 10 Cold Active Enzymes from Psychrophilic Fungi and Its Applications

Shashwati Ghosh Sachan, BIT, India

Chapter 11 Industrially Important Enzymes from White-Rot Fungi or Filamentous Fungi

Leif J Jönsson, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

Chapter 12 Fungal Enzymes for the Textile Industry

Giovanna Cristina Varese, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

Chapter 13 Fungal Laccase: A Versatile Enzyme for Biotechnological Applications

Susana Rodríguez‐Couto, Basque Foundation for Science, Bilbao, Spain

Chapter 14 Fermentation Process for Production of Fungal Cellulases: Improvement Strategies

Benjamin Singh, University of Calicut, India

Chapter 15 Fungal Lipases: A Versatile Tools for White Biotechnology

K-E. Jaeger, Ruhr-Universität, Germany

Chapter 16 Fungal Community: An Eco-Friendly Bioresources for Novel Secondary Metabolites

Amod Kumar,  University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Chapter 17 Agriculturally Important Fungi: Role of Bio-Active Compounds for Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants

Divjot Kour, Eternal University, India

Chapter 18 Fungal White Biotechnology in Biosurfactants

Kuttuvan Valappil Sajna, CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Kerala, India

Chapter 19 Synthetic Biology: A Novel Approach for Pharmaceutically Important Compounds

H. Neumann, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany

Chapter 20 Global Scenario of Fungal White Biotechnology: Past, Present and Future

Zhenjiang Li, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China



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