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Frontiers in Fungal Ecology, Diversity and Metabolites

Edited By: KR Sridhar

IK International

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #185821 | ISBN-13: 9788189866914
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About this book

In view of tremendous developments in the field of mycology, the present treatise emphasizes various aspects of contemporary issues in mycology. It comprises 22 chapters with emphasis on the fungal ecology, diversity and metabolites. The topics treated include aquatic ecology, diversity and phylogeny, mutualism and interactions, potential metabolites, pathology and toxins, fungal infections and prevention, cell permeabilization and advances in monocarboxylate transporters in yeasts with an emphasis on cancer therapy. This volume is of special interest to mycologists as a valuable source of information on the frontier areas of mycology dealing with diversity, ecological amplitudes, methods of assessment, novel metabolites and bioprospecting avenues.


Contents

Preface. 1. Freshwater hyphomycetes/K.R. Sridhar. 2. Diversity of aquatic hyphomycetes of the western Ghat rivers/Nityanand D. Maddodi, N.S. Raviraja and M. Rajashekhar. 3. Mangrove fungi of the Indian Peninsula/K.R. Sridhar. 4. Marine fungi and novel metabolites/Rajeev Bhat and K.R. Sridhar. 5. Trichomycetes/J.K. Misra. 6. Forest pathology in India/V. Ravishankar Rai and A. Bhanumathi. 7. Diversity and adaptive response of Lichens in Antarctica/S. Nayaka, D.K. Upreti and R. Bajpai. 8. Diversity of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of endemic myristicaceae/P. Rama Bhat. 9. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of the 'Khazan Land' agro-ecosystem/B.F. Rodrigues and Anuradha N. Naik. 10. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and salinity stress in crop plants/D. Shobha and K.R. Chandrashekar. 11. Production of Indole Acetic Acid by ectomycorrhizal fungi/K. Natarajan and Malathi Srinivasan. 12. Endophytic fungi: mutualism, bioactive metabolites and bioprospecting/S. Niranjan Raj and H. Shekar Shetty. 13. Identity and toxigenic potentiality of Fusarium spp. colonizing sorghum/A.H. Rajasab and S. Mohammed Shabbir. 14. Fumonism--a new class of fusarial mycotoxins/G.R. Janardhana, Regina Sharmila Dass and M.Y. Sreenivasa. 15. Improvement of coffee quality through prevention of moulds/K. Velmourougane and Rajeev Bhat. 16. Fungal infections in humans/Jerome Pinto, M. Manjunath Shenoy, B.S. Girisha and M. Suchitra Shenoy. 17. Plasma membrane transport of monocarboxylates in yeasts/F. Cassio, C. Leao and F. Baltazar. 18. Cell permeabilization--an approach to increase the biocatalysis in yeasts/Rajendra Upadlhya. 19. Molecular approaches in mycology based on polymerase chain reacion/Seena Sahadevan. 20. Phylogenetic tools for the identification of fungi/M.V. Tejesvi and H.S. Prakash. 21. Bioactive peptaibol antibiotics from trichoderma/S. Shishupala. 22. Emerging issues in mycology/K.R. Sridhar. Index.

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