2nd Edition

Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology



ISBN 9780824740184
Published December 17, 2003 by CRC Press
608 Pages

 
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The Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology offers the newest developments from the frontiers of fungal biochemical and molecular processes and industrial and semi-industrial applications of fungi. This second edition highlights the need for the integration of a number of scientific disciplines and technologies in modern fungal biotechnology and reigns as the top source on current molecular, biochemical, and medical technologies and commercial usages for fungi. Authored by 81 world-renowned scientists from both industry and academia, it addresses contemporary issues pertaining to intellectual property rights, biodiversity, and biosafety, and devotes an entire section to medical biotechnology.

Table of Contents

CELL BIOLOGY, BIOCHEMICAL AND MOLECULAR TECHNOLOGIES
Cell Biology of Hyphae, O. Yarden
Protoplast Isolation, Regeneration, and Fusion in Filamentous Fungi, S.P. Kale and D. Bhatnagar
Metabolic Pathway Regulation, P.-K. Chang and R.B. Todd
Fungal Nuclei and Chromosomes, B.C.K. Lu
Genomics of Filamentous Fungi: A General Review, A.M. Fakhoury and G.A. Payne
Stability and Instability of Fungal Genomes, A.J. Clutterbuck
Secondary Metabolic Gene Clusters in Filamentous Fungi, J.W. Cary
Application of Gene Cloning in Fungal Biotechnology, L. Hornok and G. Giczey
Transformation and Gene Manipulation in Filamentous Fungi: An Overview, R.L. Mach
Genetic Manipulation Systems for Nonconventional Fungi, J.W Wöstemeyer, A. Burmester, and C. Schimek
Fungal Mitochondria: Genomes, Genetic Elements, and Gene Expression, J.C. Kennell and S.M. Cohen
Fungal Evolution Meets Fungal Genomics, J. Leigh, E. Seif, N. Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, Y. Jacob, and B.F. Lang
Genome Sequence Patterns and Gene Regulation: A Bioinformatics Perspective, G.B. Singh
DNA Chips and Microarray Analysis: An Overview, S. Choi
Signal Transduction in Fungi: Signaling Cascades Regulating Virulence in Filamentous Fungi, S. Zeilinger

COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS AND BIOTECHNOLOGICAL POTENTIAL
Application of Genetic Engineering for Strain Improvement in Filamentous Fungi, H. Nevalainen, V. Te 'o, and M. Penttilä
The Genetic Improvement of Wine Yeasts, I.S. Pretorius
Fungi in Brewing: Biodiversity and Biotechnology Perspectives, J. Hansen and J. Piskur
Ethanol-Tolerance and Production by Yeast, T. Benítez and A. C. Codón
Solid-State Fermentation: An Overview, P. Nigam, T. Robinson, and D. Singh
Basic Principles for the Production of Fungal Enzymes by Solid-State Fermentation, G. Viniegra-González and E. Favela-Torres
Commercial Importance of Some Fungal Enzymes, R. K. Saxsena, B. Malhotra, and A. Batra
Xylanases of Thermophilic Molds and Their Application Potential, S. Rawat and B.N. Johri
Chitin Biosynthesis in Fungi, J. Ruiz-Herrera and R. Ruiz-Medrano
Bioactive Fungal Polysaccharides and Polysaccharopeptides, T.B. Ng
Biotechnological Potential of Fungal Lipids, M. Sancholle, F. Laruelle, D.M.L Lösel,and J. Muchembled
Introduction to the Theory of Metabolic Modeling and Optimization of Biochemical Systems: Application to Citric Acid Production in Aspergillus niger, N.V. Torres, F. Alvarez-Vasquez, and E.O. Voit
Fungal Carotenoid Production, J. Avalos and E. Cerdá-Olmedo
Fungal Terpenoid Antibiotics and Enzyme Inhibitors, S. Inouye, S. Abe, and H. Yamaguchi
Commercial Production and Biosynthesis of Fungal Antibiotics: An Overview, S. Gutiéerrez, R.E. Cardoza, J. Casqueiro, and J.F. Martín
Molecular Biology of Trichoderma and Biotechological Applications, M. Pentillä, C. Limón, and H. Nevalainen
Plectomycetes:Biotechnological Importance and Systematics, J. Sugiyama and H. Ogawa
Exploitation of GFP-Technology with Filamentous Fungi, D.F. Jensen and A. Schulz

MEDICAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Antifungal Drugs in Fungal Infections, Y. Niwano
Antitumor and Immunomodulatory Compounds from Fungi, T.B. Ng
Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis of Fungal Infections, M. Richardson and S. Nikkari
Candidiasis, A.G. Palma-Carlos and M.L. Palma-Carlos
Immunizations Against Fungal Diseases in Man and Animals, E. Segal and D. Elad
Fungal Allergy, V.P. Kurup

CULTURE COLLECTIONS AND BIOSAFETY
Current Status of Fungal Collections and Their Role in Biotechnology, D. Smith and M.J. Ryan
Benefits and Risks of Genetically Modified Foods: An Overview, F. Goodyear-Smith
Transgenic Mycoherbicides:Needs and Safety Considerations, J. Gressel
Recent Developments in Biotechnology and Intellectual Property, Access to Genetic Resources, and Benefit-Sharing, P. Cheyne
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"well written…a good balance between the basic biology of the fungi and their commercial applications…excellent."

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