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Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance

Editors: Tiquia-Arashiro, Sonia M., Grube, Martin (Eds.)

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  • Brings together the rapidly growing and often scattered information on fungal life in the whole range of extreme environmentsExplores habitats, biodiversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, biochemistry, and biotechnological applications in a collection of exciting reviews and original articlesComprehensive and reliable source of information on the recent advances and challenges of extremophilic fungal research, including possibilities for commercial use
  • Discusses experimental design problems associated with extremophiles and their biotechnological implications
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Over the last decades, scientists have been intrigued by the fascinating organisms that inhabit extreme environments.  These organisms, known as extremophiles, thrive in habitats which for other terrestrial life-forms are intolerably hostile or even lethal. Based on such technological advances, the study of extremophiles has provided, over the last few years, ground-breaking discoveries that challenge the paradigms of modern biology.  In the new bioeconomy, fungi in general,  play a very important role in addressing major global challenges, being instrumental for improved resource efficiency, making renewable substitutes for products from fossil resources, upgrading waste streams to valuable food and feed ingredients, counteracting life-style diseases and antibiotic resistance through strengthening the gut biota, making crop plants more robust to survive climate change conditions, and functioning as host organisms for production of new biological drugs. This range of new uses of fungi all stand on the shoulders of the efforts of mycologists over generations.

 

The book is organized in five parts: (I) Biodiversity, Ecology, Genetics and Physiology of Extremophilic Fungi, (II) Biosynthesis of Novel Biomolecules and Extremozymes (III) Bioenergy and Biofuel synthesis, and (IV) Wastewater and biosolids treatment, and (V) Bioremediation.

 


About the authors

Sonia Tiquia-Arashiro is an Environmental Microbiologist and a Professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her research focuses on microbial ecology, physiology and diversity, especially regarding the nitrogen cycle and biodegradation of environmental pollutants and the biotechnological applications of microorganisms. She served as Director the Master of Science in Environmental Science Program from 2011 to 2017 and currently serves as Chair of Microbiology at UM-Dearborn. She is the regional editor of the journal Environmental Technology and leads a large research laboratory with many undergraduate scholars.

Martin Grube is a professor at the Institute of Biologie, Graz, Austria. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Graz in 1995 for his work on taxonomy of tropical lichens and lichen-inhabiting fungi. He pioneered molecular phylogenetics of lichens and also studied of algal selectivity in lichens symbioses. Later he focused on the diversity and roles of bacterial communities in lichen symbioses. His research interests also include diversity studies of rock-inhabiting extremotolerant fungi, biological soil crusts, plant-associated microbiomes, and slime molds.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19030-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-19029-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungi in Extreme Environments: Ecological Role and Biotechnological Significance
Editors
  • Sonia M. Tiquia-Arashiro
  • Martin Grube
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19030-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19030-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19029-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 626
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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