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Fungi in Polar Regions

1st Edition

Edited by Masaharu Tsuji, Tamotsu Hoshino

CRC Press

150 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 25 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2019-05-15
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Fungi that inhabit polar-regions can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures and play an important role in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. 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-regions show potential to be utilized in biotechnologies. This book presents our current understanding of the mycoflora in polar-regions and their cold adaptation strategies, as well as potential applications.

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

About the Editors

Masaharu Tsuji, Tamotsu Hoshino

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology