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Advances in Macrofungi

Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology, 1st Edition

Edited by Kandikere Ramaiah Sridhar, Sunil Kumar Deshmukh

CRC Press

366 pages | 30 Color Illus. | 47 B/W Illus.

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Advances in Macrofungi: Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnology discusses the diversity and ecology of edible, toxic, medicinal and mycorrhizal macrofungi; the impact of ectomycorrhizal fungi in terrestrial ecosystems, ectomycorrhizal complex in Boreal forests and commercial application of Pseudotsuga in silviculture; the nutritional evaluation and cultivation of edible wild mushrooms; the diversity of novel metabolites of macrofungi useful in food, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industries; mushrooms as tool for eco-friendly synthesis of nanoparticles and proteomics of edible and medicinal mushrooms. In addition, it covers experimental designs, methodological approaches, biogeochemical cycles, conceptual/hypothetical models and life history strategies, linking mycorrhizal diversity to plant performance, chemotaxonomy, role of mycorrhizae in forestry and macrofungi in nanotechnology. It provides a valuable resource to graduate, post-graduate and researchers (in botany, microbiology, ecology, biotechnology, forestry, life sciences and environmental sciences) to understand the diversity, ecology, therapeutic value, mutualistic associations and biotechnological potential of macrofungi.

Table of Contents


David L. Hawksworth

Global Diversity of the Genus Ganoderma: Taxonomic Uncertainties and Challenges

Viktor Papp

Auriculoscypha: A Fascinating Instance of Fungus-Insect-Plant Interactions

Patinjareveettil Manimohan

Biodiversity and Ecology of Boreal Pine Woodlands Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in the Anthropocene

Luis Villarreal-Ruiz and Cecilia Neri-Luna

The Roles of Macrofungi (Basidomycotina) in Terrestrial Ecosystems

John Dighton

Nutritional Attributes of two Wild Mushrooms of Southwestern India

Sudeep D. Ghate and Kandikere R. Sridhar

Cultivation of Lentinus squarrosulus

Atri, N.S., Rajinder Singh, Mridu, Lata and Upadhyay, R.C.

Some Edible, Toxic and Medicinal Mushrooms from Temperare Forests in the North of Mexico

Fortunato Garza Ocañas, Miroslava Quiñónez Martínez, Lourdes Garza Ocañas, Artemio Carrillo Parra, Horacio Villalón Mendoza, Humberto Gonzalez Rodríguez, Ricardo Valenzuela Garza, Gonzalo Guevara Guerrero, Jesús García Jiménez and Mario García Aranda

Biotechnological Exploitation of Macrofungi for the Production of Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmeceuticals

Susanna M. Badalyan and Alessandra Zambonelli

Bioactive Metabolites from Basidiomycetes

Christian Agyare and Theresa Appiah Agana

Terpenoids of Russula (Basidiomycota), with Emphasis on Cucurbitane Triterpenes

Marco Clericuzio and Alfredo Vizzini

The genus Phellinus: A Rich Source of Diverse Bioactive Metabolites

Sunil K. Deshmukh, Ved Prakash and Manish Gupta

Commercial Inoculations of Pseudotsuga with an Ectomycorrhizal Fungus and its Consequences

Ian R. Hall, Phil De La Mare, Gina Bosselmann, Chris Perley and Yun Wang

Barcoding DNA: A Tool for Molecular Identification of Macrofungi

Arun Kumar Dutta and Krishnendu Acharya

Mushroom as a Greener Agent to Biosynthesize Nanoparticles

Nor Athirah Kamaliah Ahmad Tarmizi, Chia-Wei Phan, Yee-Shin Tan and Vikineswary Sabaratnam

Proteomics of Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms

Shin-Yee Fung and Fazril Razif

About the Editors

Kandikere R. Sridhar is Senior Professor in the Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University with 40 years of teaching and research experience and has a UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship. His main area of research is ‘Diversity and Ecology of Fungi of the Western Ghats and Mangrove/Marine Habitats of the West Coast of India’. He was NSERC postdoctoral fellow/visiting professor in Mount Allison University, Canada; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and Martin Luther University, Germany and Center of Biology, University of Minho, Portugal. He was recipient of The Shome Memorial Award (2004) and has been Vice-President (2013) and President (2018) of the Mycological Society of India. He was also recipient of The Fellow of Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata (2014), Distinguished Asian Mycologist (2015) and Outstanding Leader in Education and Research, Association of Agricultural Technology of Southeast Asia (2016). He has over 300 publications and has edited four books.

Sunil K. Deshmukh is a Fellow and Area convener at the TERI-Deakin Nano-Biotechnology Research Centre, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India and Adjunct Associate Professor, Deakin University Australia. He was Assistant Director (Natural Products) at the Piramal Enterprises Ltd., Mumbai and also served as Senior Research Scientist at the Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltd., Mumbai. He has broad industry experience in the field of applied microbiology. He is a fellow of the Mycological Society of India, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy and Society for Applied Biotechnology. He was the president of the Mycological Society of India (2017). He has over 100 publications and holds eight patents. He has also edited eight books on different aspects of mycology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Herbal Medications
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General