Fungi of Antarctica

Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnological Applications

Editors: Rosa, Luiz Henrique (Ed.)

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  • The first book dedicated to the Antarctic mycology
  • Describes fungal occurrence in non-living and living substrates and habitats
  • Focuses on the diversity, ecology and biotechnology of the Antarctic fungi
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This book focuses on the fungi found in one of the most pristine regions on Earth: Antarctica. It discusses the fungal occurrence in all substrates of the region, including soil, seawater, lake and marine sediments, rocks, ice, and snow. It also addresses the impact of climate changes on these organisms, the genomic techniques developed to study them, and how a number of compounds, such as antibiotics and enzymes, produced by the Antarctic fungi can be used in medicine, agriculture and the chemical industry.

About the authors

Luiz Henrique Rosa is Professor at the Department of Microbiology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has been working on Antarctic microorganisms since 2016, and has taken part in more than ten scientific expeditions to Antarctica. He is the head of the Brazilian Antarctic Program and coordinates the project Antarctic Mycology (MycoAntar): diversity and biotechnology of extremophile fungi from Antarctica.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Fungi in Antarctica: Diversity, Ecology, Effects of Climate Change, and Bioprospection for Bioactive Compounds

    Pages 1-17

    Rosa, Luiz Henrique (et al.)

  • Uncultivated Fungi from Antarctica

    Pages 19-41

    Duarte, Alysson Wagner Fernandes (et al.)

  • Fungi Present in Soils of Antarctica

    Pages 43-67

    Gomes, Eldon Carlos Queres (et al.)

  • Diversity and Ecology of Fungal Assemblages Present in Lakes of Antarctica

    Pages 69-97

    Ogaki, Mayara Baptistucci (et al.)

  • Rock-Inhabiting Fungi in Antarctica: New Frontiers of the Edge of Life

    Pages 99-126

    Gonçalves, Vívian Nicolau (et al.)

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eBook 107,09 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungi of Antarctica
Book Subtitle
Diversity, Ecology and Biotechnological Applications
Editors
  • Luiz Henrique Rosa
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18367-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18367-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18366-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 345
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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