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Title Fungal biomolecules : sources, applications, and recent developments / editors, Dr. Vijai Kumar Gupta, Prof. Robert L. Mach, Prof. S. Sreenivasaprasad.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex, UK : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015.

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Subject Biofilms.
Fungal enzymes -- Research.
Aspergillus -- Research.
Alt Name Gupta, Vijai Kumar,
Mach, Robert Ludwig,
Sreenivasaprasad, S.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary Fungi have an integral role to play in the development of the biotechnology and biomedical sectors. The fields of chemical engineering, Agri-food, Biochemical, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical device development allemploy fungal products, with fungal biomolecules currently used in a wide range of applications, ranging from drug development to food technology and agricultural biotechnology. Understanding the biology of different fungi in diverse ecosystems, as well as their biotropic interactions with other microorganisms, animals and plants, is essential to underpin effective and innovative technological developments. Fungal Biomolecules is a keystone reference, integrating branches of fungal product research into a comprehensive volume of interdisciplinary research. As such, it:reflects state-of-the-art research and current emerging issues in fungal biology and biotechnology reviews the methods and experimental work used to investigate different aspects of fungal biomolecules provides examples of the diverse applications of fungal biomolecules in the areas of food, health and the environmentis edited by an experienced team, with contributions from international specialists This book is an invaluable resource for industry-based researchers, academic institutions and professionalsworking in the area of fungal biology and associated biomolecules for their applications in food technology, microbial and biochemical process, biotechnology, natural products, drug development and agriculture.
Contents 3.1 Introduction3.2 Fungal degradation in axenic conditions; 3.3 Real textile wastewaters; 3.4 Scale-up to large-volume reactors; 3.5 Immobilization of fungal biomass; 3.6 Fungal treatment integration in existing WWTPs; 3.7 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Discovery of fungal enzymes and pathways; 4.1 Applications of fungal enzymes; 4.2 Importance of elucidating fungal biosynthetic pathways; 4.3 Modern bioprospecting; 4.4 Outlook; References; Chapter 5: Fungal laccase in the textile industry; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Fungal laccases.
Title page; Copyright page; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Section 1: Fungi as cell factories; Chapter 1: Fungal biofilms: An overview; 1.1 Biofilm: Definition and basic concepts; 1.2 Fungi and fungal biofilms; References; Chapter 2: Fungal biomolecules for the food industry; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Enzymes; 2.3 Citric acid and other organics; 2.4 Exopolysaccharides; 2.5 Flavours and aromas; 2.6 Engineering of biomolecules; 2.7 Concluding remarks; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 3: Fungal biocatalysts in the textile industry: Whole-cell systems in real textile wastewater treatment.
5.3 Potential applications of fungal laccases in the textile industry5.4 Major hurdles to further development from laboratory trials; References; Section 2: Production of recombinant peptides; Chapter 6: Lignocellulose-degrading enzymes: An overview of the global market; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 The global market for industrial enzymes; 6.3 Lignocellulose-degrading enzymes; 6.4 The biorefinery concept for lignocellulose-degrading enzymes; 6.5 Final remarks; References; Chapter 7: Recent advancements in the role of volatile organic compounds from fungi; 7.1 Definition and classification of VOCs.
7.2 Chemotaxonomy of fungal VOCs7.3 Role of VOCs in fungal growth and development; 7.4 Fungal VOCs in microbial interactions; 7.5 VOCs in fungal-plant interactions; 7.6 Fungal VOCs in multitrophic interactions; 7.7 Concluding remarks; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 8: Peptaibiotics and peptaibols from fungi; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Alamethicin, the most extensively studied peptaibol; 8.3 Nomenclature and classification of peptaibols and peptaibiotics; 8.4 Fungi producing peptaibiotics; 8.5 Non-ribosomal biosynthesis of peptaibiotics; 8.6 Regulation of biosynthesis of peptaibiotics.
8.7 Properties and biological activities of peptaibiotics8.8 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Section 3: Fungal secondary metabolites and synthesis; Chapter 9: Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by fungi; 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Synthesis of silver NPs; 9.3 Physicochemical characterization of silver NPs; 9.4 Conclusions; References; Chapter 10: Fungal biomolecules as modulators of growth and pathogenesis; 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Fungal biomolecules: Various potential applications and need for identification of novel bioactive molecules using innovative strategies.
ISBN 9781118958322 (ePub)
1118958322 (ePub)
9781118958315 (Adobe PDF)
1118958314 (Adobe PDF)
9781118958292 (cloth)
Publisher # EB00597668 Recorded Books
OCLC # 893974567
Additional Format Print version: Fungal biomolecules. Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015 9781118958292 (DLC) 2014042236

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