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Advances in Fungal Biotechnology

Mahendra Rai (Editor)

In the past two decades, fungal biotechnology has progressed with fast pace. Advances in Fungal Biotechnology is an important publication representing these advances and multiple roles played by fungi. This includes mostly industrial applications of fungi for the production of pigments, citric acid and vitamins, beneficial effects of mycorrhizal fungi, mycoviruses, biotransformation, and also various health implications. Special features: Focuses on biocontrol strategies by fungi. Deals with the role of fungal enzymes--xylanases and laccases. Discusses mycoviruses as an emerging tool for controlling pathogenic fungi. Incorporates industrial applications like production of pigments, citric acid and vitamins. Addresses biotransformation by fungi.  Illustrates the role of mycorrhizal fungi in revegetation programmes. Contains health implications (allergy, mycotoxins, tinea infections).  Includes role of internet in mycology. The book is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers of Botany, Mycology, Biotechnology, Microbiology and researchers working on sustainable technologies.

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About the author

Mahendra Rai

Dr M.K. Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amaravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has published 170 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and Thirteen books. He is a member of several scientific societies an has been a national Scholar for five years. He has received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and Forest, Government of India.

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Title Advances in Fungal Biotechnology
Author Mahendra Rai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.05.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189866532, 9788189866532
length xii+514p.