Recent Advancement In White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 2: Perspective For Value-added Products And Environments by Ajar Nath YadavRecent Advancement In White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 2: Perspective For Value-added Products And Environments by Ajar Nath Yadav

Recent Advancement In White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 2: Perspective For Value-added…

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Hardcover | June 14, 2019

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White biotechnology is industrial biotechnology dealing with various biotech products through applications of microbes. The main application of white biotechnology is commercial production of various useful organic substances, such as acetic acid, citric acid, acetone, glycerine, etc., and antibiotics like penicillin, streptomycin, mitomycin, etc.,  and value added product through the use of microorganisms especially fungi and bacteria. The value-added products included bioactive compounds, secondary metabolites, pigments and industrially important enzymes for potential applications in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, medicine and allied sectors for human welfare. In the 21st century, humans acquired skills to harness fungi to protect human health (through antibiotics, antimicrobial, immunosuppressive agents, value-added products etc.), which led to industrial scale production of enzymes, alkaloids, detergents, acids, biosurfactants. The first large-scale industrial applications of modern biotechnology have been made in the areas of food and animal feed production (agricultural/green biotechnology) and pharmaceuticals (medical/red biotechnology). In contrast, the production of bio-active compounds through fermentation or enzymatic conversion is known industrial or white biotechnology. The beneficial fungal strains may play important role in agriculture, industry and the medical sectors. The beneficial fungi play a significance role in plant growth promotion, and soil fertility using both, direct (solubilization of phosphorus, potassium and zinc; production of indole acetic acid, gibberellic acid, cytokinin and siderophores) and indirect (production of hydrolytic enzymes, siderophores, ammonia, hydrogen cyanides and antibiotics) mechanisms of plant growth promotion for sustainable agriculture. The fungal strains and their products (enzymes, bio-active compounds and secondary metabolites) are very useful for industry. The discovery of antibiotics is a milestone in the development of white biotechnology. Since then, white biotechnology has steadily developed and now plays a key role in several industrial sectors, providing both high valued nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical products. The fungal strains and bio-active compounds also play important role in the environmental cleaning. The fungal strains and bioactive compounds also play an important role in environmental cleaning. This volume covers the latest research developments related to value-added products in white biotechnology through fungi.    

Dr. Ajar Nath Yadav is an Assistant Professor in Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of Agriculture, Eternal University, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pradesh, India. He has 3 years of teaching and 9 years of research experience in the fields of Industrial Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Microbial Diversity, and Plant-Microbe-Inte...
Title:Recent Advancement In White Biotechnology Through Fungi: Volume 2: Perspective For Value-added…Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:520 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 14, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3030148459

ISBN - 13:9783030148454


Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 Fungal White Biotechnology Applications for Food Security: Opportunities and Challenges

Umesha S, University of Mysore, India

 Chapter 2  Industrially Important Pigments from Different Groups of Fungi

V.S. Chauhan, Bundelhkhand University, India

Chapter Industrially Important Enzymes from Fungi for Food and Feed Processing

Suzymeire Baroni, Center for Health Sciences, Brazil

Chapter 4  Fungal Phytases: Biotechnological Application in Food and Feed

Vinod Kumar, Eternal University, India

  Chapter 5  Research and Production of Natural Value-Added Compounds from Fungal Community

Mohammad Shahid, Soochow University, China 

Chapter 6  Biotransformation of Agricultural Waste into Valuable Aroma-Compounds for Nutraceuticals

María Angeles Sanromán, Campus Universitario As Lagoas - Marcosende, E-36310 Vigo, Spain

Chapter 7  Natural Product Synthesis by Fungi: Recent Trends

Bijender Singh, MD University, India

Chapter 8  Biosynthesis of Methoxyphenol Aromas from Hydroxycinnamic Acid through Fungi

Nuansri Rakariyatham, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand

Chapter 9  Recent Advancements on the Role and Analysis of Volatile Compounds from Fungi

Paolina Garbeva, Netherlands Institute of Ecology,Netherlands

Chapter 10  Lignocellulosic Biomass Transformations: From Enzyme-Catalysis to Metabolic Engineering

Fabrizio Sibilla, Chemiepark Knapsack, Germany

Chapter 11  Bioconversion of Biomass to Biofuel using Fungal Consortium

Jitendra Kumar Saini, Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy Research, India

Chapter 12 New Prospects of Bioremediation for Environmental Cleaning by Fungal Enzymes

Sudhir Shekhar, BBAU Central University Lucknow, India

Chapter 13  Fungal Enzyme System for Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks

Zahid Anwar, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Chapter 14  The Potential of White-Rot Fungi in the Treatment of Pollutants

Ernest Marco-Urrea, Universitat Auto`noma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain

  Chapter 15 White-Rot Fungi and Their Enzymes for the Treatment of Industrial Dye Effluents

Manish Kumar, Amity  University, India

Chapter 16  Fungal Secretomes: Biodegradation Lignocelluloses and Biopolymers

Holger ZornTechnische Universität DortmundDortmund,Germany

Chapter 17  Bioremediation of Xenobiotic Compounds by the White-Rot Fungus

Showat Ahmad Alone, Jammu University, India

Chapter 18  Extracellular Fungal Peroxidases and Laccases for Waste Treatment: Recent Improvement

I.D. Buchanan, University of Alberta, Canada.

Chapter 19 Implications of Fungal Enzymes for Bioremediation of Heavy Metals Contaminated Soil

Diby Paul, Konkuk University, Korea

Chapter 20  Current Challenges of Research on Fungi as Sustainable Bio-Economy

Vera Meyer,Berlin University of  Technology, Germany