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Reference Series in Phytochemistry

Fungal Metabolites

Editors: Mérillon, Jean-Michel, Ramawat, Kishan Gopal (Eds.)

  • Summarises, collates and structures knowledge of fungal (secondary) metabolites in a reference tool
  • Covers all aspects, from chemistry and beneficial use to potential health issues of fungal metabolites
  • Opens international expertise to a range of readers including chemists, biologists, life scientists, medical scientists
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About this Reference Work

This handbook compiles authoritative information about fungal metabolites and their chemistry and biotechnology. The first in the reference work series “Phytochemicals”, and written by a team of international expert authors, this book provides reference information ranging from the description of fungal natural products, over their use e.g. as anticancer agents, to microbial synthesis, even spanning to the production of secondary metabolites on industrial scale. On the other hand it also describes global health issues related to aflatoxin production in foods and agriculture, including perspectives for detoxification. The handbook characterizes different compound classes derived from fungal secondary metabolites, like ergot alkaloids and aflatoxins. The discussion puts a special emphasis on how potentially useful compounds can be obtained and what applications they can find, on the one hand, and how potential dangers can be encountered on the other hand. The comprehensive chapters in this handbook will thus appeal to readers from diverse backgrounds in chemistry, biology, life sciences, and even medicine, who are working or planning to work with fungal (secondary) metabolites and their application. They provide the readers with rich sources of reference information on important topics in this field.

About the authors

Professor Dr. Jean-Michel Merillon is the « Directeur de l’EA 3675 (Groupe d’Etude des Substances Vegetales à Activité Biologique + Polyphenols Biotech) », at the Faculte de Pharmacie, Universite de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin, in Villenave d’Ornon, France. He received his M.Pharma. (1979) and Ph.D. (1984) from the University of Tours in France. He joined the University of Tours as assistant professor in 1981, became associate professor in 1987. In 1993 he moved to the faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bordeaux, France, accepting a position as full professor. He is currently leading the “study group on biologically active plant substances” at the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences, which comprises 25 scientists and research students. The group has been working on phenolic compounds from vine and wine for many years, mainly complex stilbenes and their involvement in health. Prof. Mérillon has supervised the doctoral theses of 19 students. He is involved in developing teaching on plant biology, natural bioactive compounds and biotechnology.
Prof. Mérillon has published more than 145 research papers in internationally recognized journals, resulting in an H index of 35 (documents published between 1996 and 2015). He has co-edited books and reference works on secondary metabolites and biotechnology.
Throughout his career, Prof. Mérillon has traveled widely as a senior professor. Scientists from several countries have been and are working in his laboratory, and his research is supported by funding from the Aquitaine Regional Government, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and various private companies. In 2004, he founded the technology transfer unit “Polyphenols Biotech”, providing support for R&D programs for SMEs and major groups from the cosmetic, pharmaceutical, agricultural and health-nutrition sectors.
Prof. Dr. Kishan G. Ramawat is Former Professor & Head of the Botany Department, M.L. Sukhadia University, Udaipur, India, and can look back on longstanding research experience. He received his Ph.D. in Plant Biotechnology in 1978 from the University of Jodhpur, India and afterwards joined the university as a faculty member. In 1991 he moved to the M.L.Sukhadia University in Udaipur as Associate Professor and became Professor in 2001. He served as the Head of the Department of Botany (2001-2004, 2010-2012), was in charge of the Department of Biotechnology (2003-2004), was a member of the task force on medicinal and aromatic plants of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, New Delhi (2002-2005) and coordinated UGC-DRS and DST-FIST programmes (2002-2012).
Prof. Ramawat had done his postdoctoral studies at the University of Tours, France from 1983-85, and later returned to Tours as visiting professor (1991). He also visited the University of Bordeaux 2, France several times as visiting professor (1995, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2010), and in 2005 Poland in an academic exchange programme (2005). Through these visits in France, Prof. Ramawat and Prof. Mérillon established a strong connection, which has resulted in productive collaborations and several book and reference work publications.
Prof. Ramawat has published more than 170 well cited peer reviewed papers and articles, and edited several books and reference works on topics such as the biotechnology of medicinal plants, secondary metabolites, bioactive molecules, herbal drugs, and many other topics. His research was funded by several funding agencies.
In his research group, Prof. Ramawat has supervised doctoral thesis of 25 students. He is an active member of several academic bodies, associations and editorial boards of journals.

Prof. Ramawat and Prof. Mérillon are experienced editors and have already published numerous books and reference works with Springer, including e.g. “Natural Products - Phytochemistry, Botany and Metabolism of Alkaloids, Phenolics and Terpenes” and “Polysaccharides - Bioactivity and Biotechnology”. 

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Different Shades of Fungal Metabolites: An Overview

    Goyal, Shaily (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Fungal Genes and Metabolites Associated with the Biocontrol of Soil-borne Plant Pathogenic Fungi

    Daguerre, Yohann (et al.)

    Pages 33-104

  • Role of Quorum Sensing in Fungal Morphogenesis and Pathogenesis

    Sharma, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 105-132

  • Plant-Fungal Interactions: Special Secondary Metabolites of the Biotrophic, Necrotrophic, and Other Specific Interactions

    Pusztahelyi, Tünde (et al.)

    Pages 133-190

  • Host and Guest: Vanilla Inhabited by Endophytes

    Khoyratty, Shahnoo (et al.)

    Pages 191-217

Buy this book

Print + eBook $449.00
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eReference $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-25001-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print $299.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25000-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungal Metabolites
Editors
  • Jean-Michel Mérillon
  • Kishan Gopal Ramawat
Series Title
Reference Series in Phytochemistry
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25002-1
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-25001-4
Print ISBN
978-3-319-25000-7
Series ISSN
2511-834X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 1001
Number of Illustrations and Tables
81 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour
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