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Taxonomy of Mycotoxigenic Fungi

 
S. Girisham (Author) V.K. Rao (Author) S.M. Reddy (Author)
Synopsis

Mycotoxins, toxic metabolites of molds elaborated during their colonization of foods and feeds, pose a threat to human and animal life. Molds are the diverse group of fungi, which grow in compatatively dry and warm environments, produce copious amount of spores and promote the elaboration of these mycotoxins. Mycotoxigenic fungi, which are unique their sporulating apparatus and exhibit wide variation in their morphology, poses a challenge in their identification. There are numerous examples of their misidentification leading to wrong conclusions.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Isolation and detection of mycotoxigenic fungi. 3.Description of Various Mycotoxigenic Fungi. 4. Molecular Detection of Mycotoxigenic Fungi and Mycotoxins. 5. Pleomorphism in Mycotoxigenic Fungi. 6. Ecology of Mycotoxigenic Fungi. References.

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About the authors

V.K. Rao

V.K. Rao is a product of Osmania University, Hyderabad. He had a brilliant academic career, winning honours and awards in India and abroad. Dr. Rao is the autor of numerous scientific papers published in reputed India and Foreign periodicals. He is on the Editorial Institute of Government of India. He is praised for his valuable and technical writings at home and abroad.

S.M. Reddy

Dr. S.M. Reddy, Professor Emeritus (UGC), Department of Botany, Kakatiya University, is a recipient of Best Teacher Award by Govt. of A.P. He authored and edited about 15 books of university education. His research work spans over wide areas of microbiology right from microbial diversity to microbial biotechnology. He has guided 40 students for the Ph.D. degrees and published more than 400 original research papers in national and international journals. Successfully, he has completed nearly 20 research projects sponsored by different funding agencies. He is a fellow of many academic societies and an active member of several academic bodies.

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Title Taxonomy of Mycotoxigenic Fungi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.05.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788172339869
length viii+317p., Illustrations; 25cm.