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Fungal Biology

Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology

Editors: Purchase, Diane (Ed.)

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  • A timely update of the state-of-the-art fungal research in environmental biotechnology
  • Showcases the use of fungi as a sustainable resource to deal with a number of pressing global issues (e.g., food security and renewable energy)
  • Explores the exciting potential and future applications of this area (e.g., synthetic fungal biology)​
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About this book

Fungi are distinct eukaryotic organisms renowned for their remarkable biodiversity and extensive habitat range. Many fungal species have long been exploited for food and medicines. This volume considers other important applications of fungal biotechnology especially in an environmental context, showcasing the essential contributions of these amazingly versatile organisms. It explores how fungi offer sustainable solutions to tackle various environmental concerns. Written by eminent experts in their fields, this work presents a broad array of current advances and future prospects in fungal environmental biotechnology and discusses their limitations and potential. The book is organized in five parts, each addressing a theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): strengthen food security (Zero Hunger), wastewater treatment (Clean Water & Sanitation), pollution reduction (Life on Land), biofuel production (Affordable & Clean Energy) and biosynthesis of novel biomolecules (Responsible Consumption & Production).

About the authors

Diane Purchase received her BSc and PhD in Microbiology from King’s College London. She has over 20 years of research experience in academia and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University in London. She is the Honorary Secretary of the Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences in the UK and a Fellow of the Institution of Environmental Sciences. She has a long-held interest in the environmental applications of microorganisms and belongs to many microbiological and environmental organisations, such as the British Mycological Society, American Society for Microbiology, International Society for Microbial Ecology and Institution of Environmental Sciences. Diane has over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference papers and book chapters. She is the coordinating editor of Environmental Geochemistry and Health, a Springer Nature journal, and the co-editor of Microbial Applications – Recent Advancements and Future Developments, published by De Gruyter. She also serves as reviewer of numerous journals, including: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Journal of Hazardous Materials, PLoS ONE and Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Diane is committed to promoting sustainability through her research and teaching. She currently chairs an International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) task group to examine the environmental and health challenges of E-waste and its management.

Reviews

“The book is useful for microbiologists, mycologists, and scientists concerned with biotechnology. It shows current advances and discusses future prospects including potential and limitations of fungal environmental biotechnology.” (Marwa T. A. Abdel-Wareth, International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 74 (6), 2017)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Fungi in Composting

    Pages 3-28

    Wright, Christopher (et al.)

  • The Genetic Basis of Abiotic Stress Resistance in Extremophilic Fungi: The Genes Cloning and Application

    Pages 29-42

    Zhang, Shi-Hong

  • Fungi as an Alternative to Agrochemicals to Control Plant Diseases

    Pages 43-62

    Emoghene, Alexander O. (et al.)

  • Application of Biosorption and Biodegradation Functions of Fungi in Wastewater and Sludge Treatment

    Pages 65-90

    Lu, Tao (et al.)

  • Potential of White-Rot Fungi to Treat Xenobiotic-Containing Wastewater

    Pages 91-113

    Rodríguez-Couto, Susana

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eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $249.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82680-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fungal Applications in Sustainable Environmental Biotechnology
Editors
  • Diane Purchase
Series Title
Fungal Biology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42852-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42852-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42850-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82680-6
Series ISSN
2198-7777
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 405
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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