1st Edition

Advances in Macrofungi Industrial Avenues and Prospects

Edited By Kandikere R. Sridhar, Sunil K. Deshmukh Copyright 2022
    374 Pages 12 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    374 Pages 12 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    374 Pages 12 Color & 35 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Large scale cultivation of macrofungi is possible with fermentation, using easily accessible lignocellulosic agricultural residues applying 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 in Advances in Macrofungi: Industrial Avenues and Prospects include: the 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 sources of nutrition as well as bioactive metabolites to serve as nutraceuticals. It emphasizes the potential of macrofungi as a source of bioactive compounds to remedy human lifestyle diseases especially cancers and cardiovascular ailments along with immunostimulation potential by Cordyceps. This book emphasizes the role of on mushrooms as a source of cosmeceuticals, flavors, essence, scents and perfumes.

    1. Past, Present and Future of Macrofungal Applications: Old Friends, Yet Unknown Strangers
    Dietmar Schlosser


    2. Commercial Cultivation Techniques of Mushrooms
    Jaime Carrasco, Diego C Zied, María J Navarro, Francisco J Gea and Arturo Pardo-Giménez

    3. Mushroom Market in Malaysia
    Shin-Yee Fung and Chon-Seng Tan


    4. Bioprospecting Macrofungi for Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications

    Shin-Yee Fung and Muhammad Fazril Razif

    5. Infrequent Current and Potential Applications of Mushrooms
    Waill Elkhateeb, Marwa Elnahas and Ghoson Daba

    6. Industrial Applications of Truffles and Truffle-like Fungi
    Paul Thomas, Waill Elkhateeb and Ghoson Daba

    7. Industrial and Biotechnological Applications of Pleurotus
    Jegadeesh Raman, Kab-yel Jang, Shin Hyun-Jae, Wong-sik Kong and Hariprasath Lakshmanan

    8. Macrofungi in the Production of Alcoholic Beverages: Beer, Wine, and Spirits
    Jovana Vunduk and Sonja Veljović

    9. Biochemical Profile of Six Wild Edible Mushrooms of the Western Ghats
    Venugopalan Ravikrishnan, Kandikere R Sridhar and Madaiah Rajashekhar

    10. Truffles: A Potential Source of Bioactive Compounds
    Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed, Ramzi Abdel Alsaheb, Ting Ho, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Dalia Sukmawati, Racha Wehbe and Hesham Ali El-Enshasy


    11. Potential Biotechnological Applications of Enzymes from Macrofungi
    Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Lekshmi R, Savarimuthu Ignacimuthu, Rajakrishnan R, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Ameer Khusro, Paul Agastian, Soosaimanickam Maria Packiam and Ponnuswamy Vijayaraghavan

    12. Enzymes of White Rot Fungi and their Industrial Potential
    Deepak K Rahi, Sonu Rahi and Ekta Chaudhary


    13. Industrial Applications of Pigments from Macrofungi
    Malika Suthar, Ajay C Lagashetti, Riikka Räisänen, Paras N Singh, Laurent Dufossé, Seri C Robinson and Sanjay K Singh

    14. Colourful Macrofungi and their Pigment Structures
    Ajay C Lagashetti, Riikka Räisänen, Seri C Robinson, Sanjay K Singh and Laurent Dufossé

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

    Rosy Agnes De Souza and Nandkumar Mukund Kamat


    16. Macrofungal Mycelia as Sources of Biopesticides
    Leopold M Nyochembeng



    Kandikere R. Sridhar is an adjunct faculty member at Mangalore and Yenepoya Universities, India. His main areas of research are Diversity and Ecology of Fungi of the Western Ghats and Marine Habitats. He was NSERC postdoctoral fellow/visiting professor at: Mount Allison University, Canada; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ and Martin Luther University, Germany; Centre of Biology, University of Minho, Portugal. He is a Distinguished Asian Mycologist and Outstanding Leader in Education and Research at the Association of Agricultural Technology, Southeast Asia. He is placed in the world's top 2% of scientists in mycology.

    Sunil K. Deshmukh is a veteran industrial mycologist who has spent a significant part of his career at Hoechst Marion Roussel Limited, Mumbai and Piramal Enterprises Limited, Mumbai. He has also served as Fellow at Nano-Biotechnology Centre, TERI, New Delhi and Adjunct Associate Professor at Deakin University, Australia. He is a fellow of the Mycological Society of India (MSI), the Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy, the Scoiety for Applied Biotechnology and the Maharashtra Academy of Science. He was the past President of the Mycological Society of India (2017). He has over 120 publications, 8 patents and has edited 10 books.