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1st Edition

Fungi in Polar Regions

ISBN 9780367779979
Published March 31, 2021 by CRC Press
146 Pages

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Book Description

Fungi that inhabit polar-region can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures play important roles in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. Thus, changes in the mycoflora affect the ecological recycling in these regions, and understanding the cold-adaptation strategies of fungi under extreme environments is critical for a better understanding of polar-region ecosystems. Due to their ability to survive under extreme environments, fungi in polar-region are seen to show potential for utilization in biotechnologies. This book presents our current understanding of the mycoflora in polar-region and their cold adaptation strategies, and applied studies using their abilities.

Table of Contents


An Index of Non-lichenized Fungi Recorded in the Vicinity of Syowa Station, East Antarctica

Masaharu Tsuji

Diversity and Ecology of Fungi in Polar Region: Comparisons between Arctic and Antarctic Plant Remains

Takashi Osono, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Satoru Hobara, Dai Hirose and Masaki Uchida

Snow Molds and their Antagonistic Microbes in Polar Regions

Tamotsu Hoshino, Hisahiro Morita, Yuka Yajima, Masaharu Tsuji, Motoaki Tojo and Oleg B. Tkacehnko

Pathogenic Fungi on Vascular Plants in the Arctic: Diversity, Adaptation, Effect on Host and Ecosystem, and Response to Climate Change

Shota Masumoto

DNA Metabarcoding for Fungal Diversity Investigation in Polar Regions

Shunsuke Matsuoka, Yoriko Sugiyama and Hideyuki Doi

Oomycetes in Polar Regions

Motoaki Tojo

Biotechnological Potentials of Arctic Fungi

Purnima Singh and R. Kanchana

Dairy Wastewater Treatment under Low-Temperature condition by an Antarctic Basidiomycetous Yeast

Masaharu Tsuji, Sakae Kudoh and Tamotsu Hoshino

Ethanol Fermentation by the Basidiomycetous Yeast Mrakia blollopis Under Low Temperature Conditions

Masaharu Tsuji and Tamotsu Hoshino

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Masaharu Tsuji worked at the Hokkaido center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology as a technical staff member with Dr. Tamotsu Hoshino in 2009. He was awarded the Ph.D. degree in Agriculture from Iwate University, Japan, in March 2015. In April 2015, he joined the Biology group, National Institute of Polar Research as a Project Researcher. His current research interests include mycoflora in Polar region, cold adaptation strategies for them and utilization of their potential for biotechnology.

Tamotsu Hoshino received Ph.D. in fungal biotechnology from Graduate School of Agriculture, Nagoya University in 1992. He has developed ecophysiological characteristics of fungal cold adaptation from snow molds in the Arctic to Antarctica via Siberia. His research interests include cold adaptation of fungi from molecular to ecological level, speciation of fungi in cold environments and effects of climate change on cold-adapted fungi. He was a Board Member of Trustees of Mycological Society of Japan (2013-2016).