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Fungi from Different Environments

Series: Progress in Mycological Research Volume: 1

Edited By: JK Misra and SK Deshmukh

393 pages, Col & b/w plates, tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #177597 | ISBN-13: 9781578085781
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NHBS Price: £90.00 $118/€102 approx

About this book

Mycologists now look at the genes of fungi to decipher many features that they have been studying in the past beyond just looking at the morphology and other such traits of these organisms. Fungi are also attracting the attention of scientists in various other disciplines. These include the search for useful fungi in various extreme environments that may be useful in other ways such as for their therapeutic value. Fungi are known to produce low molecular weight compounds and several cholesterol-lowering ones like the statins. Compounds such as the cytochalasins, peptaibols, grisan and scirpene derivatives are found only in fungi. Nanotechnology has opened many new areas of research including the use of microorganisms in the biosynthesis of nano-materials, including fungi.

This volume aims to bring together what we know about the fungi from different environments. It comprises of 14 chapters written by experts in their chosen area of specialization and covers fungi from various environments such as air, water (freshwater and marine), palaeo-environment, and their influence on the environment and their management.


Fungi from Paleo-environments: Their Role in Environmental Interpretations: S.K.M. Tripathi

Fungi in the Air-Aeromycology: An Overview: S.T. Tilak

Fungi in Saline Water Bodies with Special Attention to the Hypersaline Dead Sea Mycobiota: A.S. Buchalo, S.P. Wasser and E. Nevo

Filamentous Fungi in the Marine Environment: Chemical Ecology: M. Namikoshi and Jin-Zhong Xu

The Genus Achlya from Alkaline and Sewage Polluted Aquatic Environment: J.K. Misra and A. Pant

Keratinolytic and Keratinophilic Fungi in Sewage Sludge: Factors Influencing their Occurrence: K. Ulfig

Fungi in Snow Environments: Psychrophilic Moulds-A Group of Pathogens Affecting Plants under Snow: N. Matsumoto and T. Hoshino

Fungi from High Nitrogen Environments-Ammonia Fungi: Ecophysiological Aspects: A. Suzuki

Prospecting for Novel Enzyme Activities and their Genes in Filamentous Fungi from Extreme Environments: H. Nevalainen, J. Te'o and R. Bradner

The Cuckoo Fungus "Termite ball" Mimicking Termite Eggs: A Novel Insect-fungal Association: K. Matsuura and T. Yashiro

The Hallucinogenic Mushrooms: Diversity, Traditions, Use and Abuse with Special Reference to the Genus Psilocybe: G. Guzman

Environmental Impacts on Fatty Acid Composition of Fungal Membranes: G. Cene, T. Martina and G.-C. Nina

Microsporum canis-Airborne Pathogen of Cats and its Control through Environmental Management: A Review: R. Papini

Thermophilic Moulds in Environmental Management: B. Singh and T. Satyanarayana

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