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Mycosynthesis of Nanomaterials
Perspectives and Challenges

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ISBN 9781032355474
July 6, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
306 Pages 17 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Mycosynthesis of Nanomaterials: Perspectives and challenges focus on the use of diverse groups of fungi for the synthesis of inorganic (metal and metalloid) and organic nanoparticles. Such synthesis is eco-friendly, economically viable, and can be carried out at ambient temperature without the use of high temperature, pressure or toxic chemicals. It also describes different techniques used for the characterization of the nanoparticles and various hypotheses put forward to elucidate the mechanistic aspect of the synthesis by fungi.

There is a worldwide representation of eminent contributors including the US, Europe, Canada, Russia, India, Korea, Egypt, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Iran, and Sri Lanka. The book is interdisciplinary and essential reading for academicians.

Table of Contents

DIFFERENT NANOPARTICLES SYNTHESIZED BY FUNGI. Using Fungi to Produce Metal/Metalloid Nanomaterials. Yeast as a Cell Factory: Biological Synthesis of Selenium Nanoparticles. Penicillium species as an Innovative Microbial Platform for Bioengineering of Biologically Active Nanomaterials. Biosynthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Using Fungi. Mycosynthesis of Chitosan Nanoparticles. Fungi-Mediated Fabrication of Copper Nanoparticles and Copper Oxide Nanoparticles, Physical Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity. Mycogenic Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and its Optimization. Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles by Fungi: Progress, Challenges and Applications. Biosynthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Major Applications. Fungi-Mediated Synthesis of Carbon-Based Nanomaterials. Fungi-Based Synthesis of Nanoparticles and its Large-Scale Production Possibilities. CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES OF MYCOSYNTHESISED NANOPARTICLES AND MECHANISM OF SYNTHESIS. Techniques for Characterization of Biologically Synthesized Nanoparticles by Fungi. Mechanism of Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles by Fungi. TOXICITY OF NANOPARTICLES TO HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENT. Toxicity of Mycosynthesised Nanoparticles.

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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 the University of Geneva, Debrecen University, Hungary; the University of Campinas, Brazil; Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland, VSB Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic, National University of Rosario, Argentina, and the Federal University of Piaui, Teresina, Brazil. Dr. Rai has published more than 400 research papers in national and international journals with 71 index. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 60 books and 6 patents. The main focus of his research is Myconanotechnology and its applications in medicine and sustainable agriculture.

Dr. Patrycja Golinska, currently works at the Department of Microbiology at Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) as an Associate Professor. She received a fellowship from the Marshal of Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship for the best doctoral students in 2006 and from the NCU in 2011 to complete one-year postdoctoral internship at the School of Biology of Newcastle University, UK. She has fourteen years of teaching and eighteen years of research experience. Dr. Golinska scientific contribution encompasses 46 original and 13 review articles, 14 book chapters, and editor of one book. She has received the grant within the Horizon Europe programme of European Commission. The main focus of Dr. Golinska 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.