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Handbook of Fungal Biotechnology

Series: Mycology Series Volume: 20

Edited By: Dilip K Arora

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 2 | #154991 | ISBN: 0824740181
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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.

well writtena good balance between the basic biology of the fungi and their commercial applicationsexcellent. ASM News


Cell biology, biochemical and molecular technologies: cell biology of hyphae, Oded Yarden; protoplast isolation, regeneration and fusion in filamentous fungi, Shubha P. Kale and Deepak Bhatnagar; metabolic pathway regulation in fungi, Perng-KuangChang and Richard B. Todd; fungal nuclei and chromosomes, Benjamin C.K. Lu; genomics of filamentous fungi - a general review, Ahmad M. Fakhoury and Gary A. Payne; stability and instability of fungal genomes, A. John Clutterbuck; secondary metabolic geneclusters in filamentous fungi, Jeffrey W. Cary; application of gene cloning in fungal biotechnology, Laszlo Hornok and Gabor Giczey; transformation and gene manipulation in filamentous fungi - an overview, Robert L. Mach; genetic manipulation systems fornon-conventional fungi, Johannes Wostemeyer, Anke Burmester and Christine Schimek; fungal mitochondria - genomes, genetic elements and gene expression, John C. Kennell and Stephanie M. Cohen; fungal evolution meets fungal genomics, Jessica Leigh, EliasSeif, Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, Yannick Jacob and B. Franz Lang; genome sequence patterns and gene regulation - a bioinformatics perspective, Gautam B. Singh; DNA chips and microarray analysis - an overview, Sangdun Choi; signal transduction in Fungi -signalling cascades regulating virulence in filamentous fungi, Susanne Zeilinger. Commercial applications and biotechnological potential: application of genetic engineering for strain improvement in filamentous fungi, Helena Nevalainen, Valentino Te'o andMerja Penttila; the genetic analysis and improvement of wine yeasts, Isak S. Pretorius; fungi in brewing - biodiversity and biotechnology perspectives, Jorgen Hansen and Jure Piskur; ethanol-tolerance and production by yeast, Tahia Benitez and Antonio C.Codon; solid state fermentation - an overview, Poonam Nigam, Tim Robinson and Dalel Singh; basic principles for the production of fungal enzymes by solid state fermentation, Gustavo Viniegra-Gonzalez and Ernesto Favela-Torres; commercial importance ofsome fungal enzymes, Rajendra Saxsena, Bhawana Malhotra and Anoop Batra; xylanases of thermophilic moulds and their application potential, Seema Rawat and Bhavdish N. Johri; chitin biosynthesis in fungi, Jose Ruiz-Herrera and Roberto Ruiz-Medrano;bioactive fungal polysaccharides and polysaccharopeptides, T.B. Ng; biotechnological potential of fungal lipids, Michel Sancholle, Dorothy M. Losel, Frederic Laruelle, and Jerome Muchembled; metabolic modelling and biochemical systems - appplication tocitric acid production in aspergillus niger Nestor V. Torres, Fernando Alvarez-Vasquez and Eberhard O. Voit; fungal carotenoid production, Javier Avalos and Enrique Cerda-Olmedo. (Part ).

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