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Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology

2nd Edition

Edited by Dilip K. Arora

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.


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Table of Contents


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


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


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


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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany