334 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 27 B/W Illus.
This book aims to fill the gap by documenting thermophilic fungi discovered over the past five decades. The chapters spans from covering basic aspects, taxonomy and classification including molecular phyologeny and biotechnological applications of thermophilic fungi.
Basic Concepts: Introduction. Origin of thermophily in Fungi. Physiology of thermophilic fungi. Habitat Diversity. Taxonomy, Biodiversity and Classification. Bioprospecting of thermophilic fungi. Taxonomy and Molecular phylogeny of thermophilic fungi. Biodiversity and taxonomic status. The conflict of name change and synonymies. Biotechnological Applications. Role of thermophilic fungi in composting. Bioremediation and Biomineralization. Biocatalysts of Thermophilic Fungi. Future perspectives and Conclusions.