Frontiers In Fungal Ecology, Diversity And Metabolites

Frontiers In Fungal Ecology, Diversity And Metabolites
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Frontiers In Fungal Ecology, Diversity And Metabolites

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Frontiers In Fungal Ecology, Diversity And Metabolites by K R Sridhar
Book Summary:

Mycology is a frontier area of research in life sciences. Fungi represent one of the three major evolutionary segments along with plants and animals. Fungal multidimensional features with basic and applied value projected their potential beyond routine systematics, diversity and environmental studies. 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.

 
Key Features:

The main features of the book are as follows:

1.The subject matter is compiled in 22 chapters covering broadly the major issues of fungal ecology, diversity and metabolites.

2.Serves as a valuable source of information on frontier areas of mycology: ecological amplitudes, conservation, novel methods of assessment and bioprospecting.

3.The chapters are contributed by 39 eminent scientists and academicians.


Table of Contents:

1. Freshwater Hyphomycetes

2. Diversity of Aquatic Hyphomycetes of the Western Ghat Rivers

3. Mangrove Fungi of the Indian Peninsula

4. Marine Fungi and Novel Metabolites

5. Trichomycetes

6. Forest Pathology in India

7. Diversity and Adaptive Response of Lichens in Antarctica

8. Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi of Endemic Myristicaceae

9. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi of the ‘Khazan Land’ Agro-Ecosystem

10. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Salinity Stress in Crop Plants

11. Production of Indole Acetic Acid by Ectomycorrhizal Fungi

12. Endophytic Fungi : Mutualism, Bioactive Metabolites and Bioprospecting

13. Identity and Toxigenic Potentiality of Fusarium spp. Colonizing Sorghum

14. Fumonisins-A New Class of Fusarial Mycotoxins

15. Improvement of Coffee Quality through Prevention of Moulds

16. Fungal Infections in Humans

17. Plasma Membrane Transport of Monocarboxylates in Yeasts

18. Cell Permeabilization-An Approach to Increase the Biocatalysis in Yeasts

19. Molecular Approaches in Mycology Based on Polymerase Chain Reaction

20. Phylogenetic Tools for the Identification of Fungi

21. Bioactive Peptaibol Antibiotics from Trichoderma

22. Emerging Issues in Mycology