Frontiers In Fungal Ecology, Diversity And Metabolites by K R Sridhar
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.
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
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