1st Edition

Advances in Macrofungi
Industrial Avenues and Prospects

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ISBN 9780367562052
August 11, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
374 Pages 12 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Large scale cultivation of macrofungi is possible with fermentation, using easily accessible lignocellulosic agricultural residues utilising economical methods to generate substantial biomass, food and biofuels. Bioconversion of lignocellulosic wastes by macrofungi generates value-added fungal nutritional biomass for humans and livestock. Besides commercial cultivation techniques, other topics covered include healing potential of mushrooms, industrial opportunities, mycelium-based products, forest wild mushrooms and industrial applications of white rot fungi.

This book reviews the industrial applications and uses of macrofungi. It encourages students and researchers to explore non-conventional source of nutrition as well as bioactive metabolites to serve as nutraceuticals. It emphasizes the potential of macrofungi as source of bioactive compounds to remedy human lifestyle diseases especially cancers and cardiovascular ailments along with immunostimulation potential by Cordyceps. This book emphasises the role of on mushrooms as a source of cosmeceuticals, flavors, essence, scents and perfumes.

Table of Contents

Past, Present and Future of Macrofungal Applications: Old Friends yet Unknown Strangers

Dietmar Schlosser


Commercial Cultivation Techniques of Mushrooms

Jaime Carrasco, Diego C. Zied, María J. Navarro, Francisco J. Gea and Arturo Pardo-Gimenez

Mushroom Market in Malaysia

Shin Yee Fung and Chon-Seng Tan


Bioprospecting macrofungi for biotechnological and biomedical applications

Shin Yee Fung and Muhammad Fazril Razif

Infrequent Current and Potential Applications of Mushrooms

Waill Elkhateeb, Marwa Elnahas and Ghoson Daba

Industrial Applications of Truffles and Truffle-Like Fungi

Paul Thomas, Waill Elkhateeb and Ghoson Daba

Industrial and Biotechnological Applications of Pleurotus

Jegadeesh Raman, Kab-yel Jang, Shin Hyun-Jae, Wong-Sik Kong, and Hariprasath Lakshmanan

Macrofungi in the Production of Alcoholic Beverages: Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Jovana Vunduk and Sonja P Veljović

Biochemical Profile of Six Wild Edible Mushrooms of the Western Ghats

Venugopalan Ravikrishnan, Kandikere R. Sridhar and Madaiah Rajashekhar

Truffles: A Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds

Hasham El Enshasy


Potential Biotechnological Applications of Enzymes from Macrofungi

Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Ameer Khusro, Paul Agastian, Soosaimanickam Maria Packiam and Ponnuswamy Viayaraghavan

Enzymes of White Rot Fungi and their Industrial Potential

Deepak K. Rahi, Sonu Rahi and Ekta Chaudhary


Industrial Application of Pigments from Macrofungi

Malika Suthar, Ajay C. Lagashetti, Riikka Räisänen, Paras N. Singh, Laurent Dufossé, Seri C. Robinson and Sanjay K. Singh

Colorful Macrofungi and their Pigment Structures

Ajay Lagshetti, Riikka Raisänen, Seri C. Robinson, Sanjay K. Singh and Laurent Dufossé

Insights on the Structural and Functional Attributes of Melanin from Termitophilic Agaricales

Rosy de Souza and Nandkumar Kamath


Macrofungal Mycelia as Sources of Biopesticides

Leopold M. Nyochembeng

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Kandikere R. Sridhar is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biosciences, Mangalore University and Yenepoya (deemed to be) University. His main areas of research are 'Diversity and Ecology of Fungi of the Western Ghats, Mangroves and Marine Habitats'. He has been NSERC postdoctoral fellow/visiting professor in Mount Allison University, Canada; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and Martin Luther University, Germany; Centre of Biology, University of Minho, Portugal. He is Fellow of the Indian Mycological Society, Kolkata (2014), Distinguished Asian Mycologist (2015), etc. and is considered among the top scientists in the field of mycology.

Sunil K. Deshmukh is a veteran industrial mycologist who spent a substantial part of his career at Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited and Piramal Enterprises Limited. He is a fellow of Mycological Society of India (MSI) and served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University, Australia and worked towards the development of natural food colors, antioxidants and biostimulants through nanotechnology intervention.