1st Edition

Myconanotechnology Emerging Trends and Applications

Edited By Mahendra Rai, Patrycja Golinska Copyright 2023
    366 Pages 11 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    366 Pages 11 Color & 43 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Myconanotechnology is a highly interdisciplinary science emerging at a fast pace and has garnered the attention of nanotechnologists, mycologists, biomedical experts, and agriculture scientists, among others. For the last decade, there has been tremendous progress in this field owing to its wider and more effective applications. In this book, the authors have attempted to discuss different evolving trends in medicine, food, agriculture, veterinary, environment, and textiles.

    Globally contributed by eminent authors and experts, the present book contains valuable chapters on the diverse aspects of Myconanotechnology and thus would be essential reading for academicians.

    This book will cater to the need of postgraduate and research students in fungal biology, microbiology, chemistry, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and pharmacology.

    Section I: Introduction
    1. Myconanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges
    Mahendra Rai, Magdalena Wypij, Joanna Trzcinska-Wencel, et al.

    Section II: Biomedical Applications
    2. Synthesis of Biogenic Nanoparticles by Fungi and Cancer Applications
    Nelson Durán, Marcelo B. de Jesus, Queila C. Dias, et al.

    3. Myconanotechnology for Cancer: Current Status and Future Prospects
    Marcia Regina Salvadori

    4. Mycogenic Nanoparticles as Novel Antimicrobial Agents
    Sougata Ghosh, Khalida Bloch and Sirikanjana Thongmee

    5. Myconanotechnology in Vaccine Adjuvants, Challenges for Crises to Come
    Juan Bueno

    6. Antioxidant Activity of Mycosynthesized Nanoparticles
    Jashanpreet Kaur, Diksha Dhiman and Anu Kalia

    7. Fungal Biofilms in Nanotechnology Era: Diagnosis, Drug Delivery, and Treatment Strategies
    Mohammadhassan Gholami-Shabani, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Fatemehsadat Jamzivar et al.

    Section III: Applications in Food, Agriculture and Veterinary
    8. Strategic Role of Myconanotechnology in Agriculture for Control of Fungal Pathogens
    Graciela Dolores Avila-Quezada, Mahendra Rai, Nuvia Orduño-Cruz, et al.

    9. Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles by Fungi and their Applications as Nanofertilizers
    Sarika Bhalerao and Mahendra Rai

    0. Myconanotechnology in Food Preservation and Enhancement of Shelf-life of Agri-food and Fruits
    Avinash P. Ingle, Pramod Ingle, Magdalena Wypij, et al.

    11. Fungal Nanopesticides as Next Generation Insecticides for Insect Control
    Murugan Arunthirumeni, Kandhasamy Lalitha, and Muthugounder Subramanian Shivakumar

    12. Application of Mycosynthesized Nanoparticles in Veterinary Sciences
    Ranjit Ingole, Pramod Ingle and Aniket Gade

    Section IV: Miscellaneous
    13. Fungal-mediated Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and their Applications
    Chandrakant V. Pardeshi, Swapnil N. Jain et al.

    14. Myconanotechnology for Antimicrobial Textiles
    Magda A. El-Bendary, Shimaa R. Hamed, Samiha M. Abo El-Ola et al.


    Dr. Mahendra Rai is a Senior Professor and UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Maharashtra, India. Presently, he is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. He was Visiting Scientist at University of Geneva; Debrecen University, Hungary; University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic; National University of Rosario, Argentina; and Federal University of Piaui, Teresina, Brazil. Dr. Rai has published more than 425 research papers in national and international journals with 70 h-index. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 69 books and 6 patents. The main focus of his research is Myconanotechnology and its applications in medicine and sustainable agriculture.

    Dr. Patrycja Golińska, currently works at the Department of Microbiology at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU), Poland as an Associate Professor. She received a fellowship of the Marshal of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for the best doctoral students in 2006 and from the NCU in 2011 to complete a one-year postdoctoral internship at the School of Biology, Newcastle University, UK. She has 14 years of teaching and 18 years of research experience. Dr. Golińska’s scientific contribution encompasses 44 original and 14 review articles, 13 book chapters and edition of one book. She received a grant under the Horizon Europe programme of European Commission. The main focus of Dr. Golińska’s research is the biosynthesis of metal nanoparticles, mainly by actinobacteria and fungi, and their use to combat bacterial and fungal pathogens, the study of actinobacterial diversity in extreme biomes and the use of actinobacteria as biocontrol agent of fungal phytopathogens.