CONTENTS:- 1. Fungal biotechnology: Opportunities in pulp and paper manufacturing; 2. Indian Keratinophilic fungal flora: A review; 3. Marine fungi from Maharashtra: Diversity and taxonomy; 4. fungal diverisyt in paper materials and its role in biodeterioration; 5. Role of ectomycorrhizal fungi as biofertilizers in tree nurseries; 6. Fungi in bioremeditation of toxic metals from waste water; 7. Recycling of agro-wastes for protein production through mushroom cultivation; 8. Role of fungi in bioremedation; 9. Curvularia lunata: A versatile organism for biotransformation of organic compounds; 10. Distribution of AM fungi in nursery and plantation in TFRI Jabalpur; 11. Starch hydrolyzing enzymes of thermophilic moulds; 12. Production and application of fungal Xylanases; 13. Vaccination against fungal infections: Emerging strategies; 14. Biology of edible mushrooms; 15. Phansomba, a folk medicinal mushroom from the Western Ghats of Maharashtra: Future perspectives; 16. Effect of storage fungi associated with Lobia seeds; 17. Mycopesticides: Their potential and challenges; 18. Entomopathogenic fungi for the management of mosquito; 19. Role of plant products in eco-friendly management of plant diseases; 20. Fungal infections in AIDS Patients; 21. Keratinophilic fungi: Diversity and sensitivity to some medicinal plants; 22. Furrent trends in aeromycological research.
The present book provides a broad overview of mycology. It explores the diversity of keratinophilic, marine and those involved in bio-deterioration causing losses in paper industry, and discusses role of fungal biotechnology in pulp and paper industry. Considering the sustainability of environment, ectomycorrhiza and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AMF) fungi can be applied as biofertilizers in nurseries and plantations. Moreover, answers for questions of bioremediation with special regards to handling toxic metals in wastewater, recycling of agro-wastes, etc. has been incorporated. This book would be very useful for readers of diverse disciplines including mycologist, plant pathologists, mycotechnologist, botanists, zoologists, pharmacologists, environmentalists and medical mycologists. Salient Feathers: Includes current developments in mycodiversity and biotechnology; Targets the most important issues of biotechnology; Provides new trends and innovative ideas in mycotechnology; Deals with diverse topics-fungi from soil to sea, from disease to drug potential; Focuses on eco-friendly biotechnology, viz., biofertilizers, biocontrol agents and bioremediators; Contains suitable materials for students, teachers and researchers.