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Fungal Biology

Agriculturally Important Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture

Volume 1: Perspective for Diversity and Crop Productivity

Editors: Yadav, A.N., Mishra, S., Kour, D., Yadav, N., Kumar, A. (Eds.)

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  • Covers fungal diversity and their role in plant growth
  • Discusses fungal roles in agriculture systems with consideration of the environment 
  • Shows in depth knowledge of beneficial fungi and fungi products for sustainable agriculture
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Microbes are ubiquitous in nature. Among microbes, fungal communities play an important role in agriculture, the environment, and medicine. Vast fungal diversity has been associated with plant systems, namely epiphytic fungi, endophytic fungi, and rhizospheric fungi. 

These fungi associated with plant systems play an important role in plant growth, crop yield, and soil health. Rhizospheric fungi, present in rhizospheric zones, get their nutrients from root exudates released by plant root systems, which help with their growth, development, and microbe activity. Endophytic fungi typically enter plant hosts through naturally occurring wounds that are the result of plant growth, through root hairs, or at epidermal conjunctions. Phyllospheric fungi may survive or proliferate on leaves depending on material influences in leaf diffuseness or exudates.

The diverse nature of these fungal communities is a key component of soil-plant systems, where they are engaged in a network of interactions endophytically, phyllospherically, as well as in the rhizosphere, and thus have emerged as a promising tool for sustainable agriculture. These fungal communities promote plant growth directly and indirectly by using plant growth promoting (PGP) attributes. These PGP fungi can be used as biofertilizers and biocontrol agents in place of chemical fertilizers and pesticides for a more eco-friendly method of promoting sustainable agriculture and environments.

This first volume of a two-volume set covers the biodiversity of plant-associated fungal communities and their role in plant growth promotion, the mitigation of abiotic stress, and soil fertility for sustainable agriculture. This book should be useful to those working in the biological sciences, especially for microbiologists, microbial biotechnologists, biochemists, and researchers and scientists of fungal biotechnology.

About the authors

Ajar Nath Yadav is an Assistant Professor (Sr. Scale) in Department of Biotechnology, Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 4 years of teaching and 10 year of research experiences in the field of Microbial Biotechnology, Microbial Diversity, and Plant-Microbe-Interactions. Dr. Yadav obtained doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology, jointly from IARI, New Delhi and BIT, Mesra, Ranchi, India; M.Sc. (Biotechnology) from Bundelkhand University and B.Sc. (CBZ) from University of Allahabad, India. Dr. Yadav has 136 publications, which include 69 research/review papers, 11 books, 54 book chapters, and 02 patents with h-index of 27, i10-index of 64, and 2287 citations (Google Scholar). Dr. Yadav has published 111 research communications in different international and national conferences. Dr. Yadav has got 12 Best Paper Presentation Awards, and 01 Young Scientist Award (NASI-Swarna Jyanti Purskar). Dr. Yadav received “Outstanding Teacher Award” in 6th Annual Convocation 2018 by Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. He has been serving as an editor/editorial board member and reviewer for more than 35 national and international peer-reviewed journals. He has lifetime membership of Association of Microbiologist in India, and Indian Science Congress Council, India.

Shashank Mishra is presently working as Scientist ‘C’, Biotech Park, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. He obtained his doctorate degree in Science “Industrial Biotechnology” in 2015, from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India; M.Phil. (Biotechnology) in 2008 from Alagappa University, Tamil Nadu; M.Sc. (Botany), in 2005 from Dr. R.M.L. University, Ayodhya; M.Sc. (Biotechnology), in 2004 from Barkatullah University, Bhopal and B.Sc. (Botany and Chemistry) in 2001 from Dr. R.M.L. University, Ayodhya, India. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of Microbial Biotechnology; Natural product synthesis and Environmental Microbiology for food, pharmaceutical and Human Health. In his credit 21 Publications [06 research papers, 02 review articles, 03 books and 10 book chapters] in different reputed international and national journals and publishers with 82 Citation, h-index-05 and  i10-index 04 (Google Scholar). He has reported first time with high concentration of phenolic compounds by optimizing various parameters and published in peer-reviewed and referred international journals. He has published 16 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. He has presented 16 papers presentation [12 poster + 04 oral] in conferences/symposiums and got 01 best poster presentations Award, Dr. Mishra has contributed in organizing 07 conference/workshops. He has deposited 03 nucleotide sequences to NCBI GenBank databases: in public domain. He is reviewer in 06 international journals including BMC Microbiology, Indian Phytopathology, PLOS One, Scientific Reports and Archive of Phytopathology and Plant Protection and 3 Biotech. He has the lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist of India (AMI) and Vigyan Bharti (VIBHA).

Divjot Kour is currently working as Project Assistant in DEST funded project “Development of Microbial Consortium as Bio-inoculants for Drought and Low Temperature Growing Crops for Organic Farming in Himachal Pradesh”. Dr. Kour obtained doctorate degree in Microbial Biotechnology from Department of Biotechnology, Dr. Khem Singh Gill Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. She obtained M.Phil. in Microbiology in 2017 from Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences, Solan, Himachal Pradesh; M.Sc. in Microbiology from University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and B.Sc. from University of Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir in 2014. She has research experience of 04 years. In her credit 39 publications (11 research/review and 28 book chapters) in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. She is editors of 02 books in Springer. She has published 18 abstracts in different conferences/symposiums/workshops. She has presented 09 papers in national and international conferences/symposiums and got 05 best paper presentation awards. In her credit more than 700 microbes (bacteria and fungi) isolated from diverse sources. She has the membership of National Academy of Sciences and Agro Environmental Development Society, India.

Neelam Yadav is currently working on microbial diversity from diverse sources and their biotechnological applications agriculture and allied sectors. She obtained her post graduation degree from Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Uttar Pradesh, India. She has research interest in the area of beneficial microbiomes and their biotechnological application in agriculture, medicine environment and allied sectors. In her credit 35 research/review/book chapters publication in different reputed international, national journals and publishers. She is editors of 02 books in Elsevier, 03 in CRC press, Taylor & Francis and 09 in Springer, under the process of publication. She is Editor/associate editor/reviewer of different international and national journals including Plos One, Extremophiles, Annals of Microbiology, Journal of Basic Microbiology, Advance in Microbiology and Biotechnology. She has the lifetime membership of Association of microbiologist in India, Indian Science Congress Council, India and National Academy of Sciences, India.

Anil Kumar is Director, Education, Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Near Pahuj dam Gwalior Road, Jhansi (UP). He has 30 years of research, teaching and administrative experience in various capacities. He had worked as Professor & Head, (2006- till date), Associate Professor  (2003-2006) and Assistant Professor (1993- 1999) Dept. of Molecular Biology & Genetic Engineering, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. He has to his credit more than 200 publications including research papers, reviews, and chapters contributed to books, popular articles, Books/Bulletins/Manuals. The research interests focus on diverse but speci^2398, h-index 27 and i10 index 82. He has been an outstanding teacher and researcher who is credited with many awards and recognitions viz. Dr Radhakrishnan Best Teacher Award, INSA Best Teacher Award, Dr C. Subramanium Outstanding Teacher Award, Outstanding Faculty Recognition, Dr B.B. Singh Outstanding Researcher Award and also conferred three times “Governor’s Award” for best research in the year 2015, 2017 & 2019 from different organizations including university, ICAR, INSA, DBT.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Agriculturally Important Fungi: Plant–Microbe Association for Mutual Benefits

    Pages 1-20

    Nouh, Fatma Ahmed Abo (et al.)

  • Endophytic Fungi: Diversity, Abundance, and Plant Growth-Promoting Attributes

    Pages 21-59

    Mansy, Shimaa Mohsen (et al.)

  • The Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Community in Paddy Soil

    Pages 61-88

    Novair, Sepideh Bagheri (et al.)

  • Natural Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Colonization of Wheat and Maize Crops Under Different Agricultural Practices

    Pages 89-108

    Di Salvo, Luciana P. (et al.)

  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Their Potential Applications for Sustainable Agriculture

    Pages 109-119

    Silva Folli-Pereira, Muriel (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agriculturally Important Fungi for Sustainable Agriculture
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Perspective for Diversity and Crop Productivity
Editors
  • Ajar Nath Yadav
  • Shashank Mishra
  • Divjot Kour
  • Neelam Yadav
  • Anil Kumar
Series Title
Fungal Biology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-45971-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-45971-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-45970-3
Series ISSN
2198-7777
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 300
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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