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New Age Fungal Diversity and Biotechnology

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New Age Fungal Diversity and Biotechnology


  • A comprehensive treatment of the fungi as human and plant pathogens and their economic importance to everyday life.

  • Due emphasis on the history of mycology, highlighting the notable contributions made by internationally renowned mycologists, both Indian and Foreign.

  • Due emphasis on modern taxonomic proposals.

  • Updated life cycles represented diagrammatically for clear understanding.

  • Broad overview of genetics of fungi and fungal biotechnology.

  • Traditional and biotechnological applications of fungi in agriculture, food industry, fermentation, and as producers of SCP, antibiotics and other drugs.

  • Role of fungi as saprotrophs and in biodeterioration.

  • This is the one essential book for all who work with or are interested in fungi (including lichens, slime molds and yeasts).

Part I: Fungi—Introduction and Historical Development

  • Fungi and Fungus-like Organisms—Introduction and Classification

  • Historical Development of Mycology

Part II: Fungal Diversity—Kingdom Fungi

  • Phylum Chytridiomycota Class Chytridiomycets (Zoosporic Fungi)

  • Phylum Zygomycota Class Zygomycetes

  • Phylum Zygomycota Class Trichomycetes

  • Phylum Ascomycota Introduction

  • Phylum Ascomycota Class Pneumocystidomycetes

  • Phylum Ascomycota Class Schizosaccharomycetes

  • Phylum Ascomycota Class Taphrinomycetes

  • Phylum Ascomycota Class Saccharomycetes

  • Phylum Ascomycota Class Euascomycetes

  • Phylum Basidiomycota Introduction

  • Phylum Basidiomycota Class Urediniomycetes

  • Phylum Basidiomycota Class Ustilaginomycetes

  • Phylum Basidiomycota Class Basidiomycetes

  • Anamorphic Fungi (Deuteromycetes)

Part III: Fungi as Mutualistic Symbionts of Photobionts

  • Lichens

Part IV: Fungal Diversity-Kingdom Straminipila/Chromitsa

  • Kingdom Straminipila (Heterokont Zoosporic Organisms) Phylum Oomycota

  • Phylum Hyphochytriomycota Class Hyphochytriomycetes

  • Phylum Labyrinthulomycota (Net Slime Molds)

Part V: Fungal Diversity-Kingdom Protozoa

  • Kingdom Protozoa Phylum Plasmodiophoromycota (Endoparasitic Slime Molds)

  • Phylum Dictyosteliomycota (Dictyostelid Cellular Slime Molds)

  • Phylum Acrasiomycota (Acrasid Cellular Slime Molds)

  • Phylum Myxomycota (Plasmodial or True Slime Molds)

Part VI: Genetic Variation Involving Recombination without Meiosis

  • Compatibility and Alternative Genetic Systems in Fungi

Part VII: Fungal Ecology and Biotechnology


  • Fungi as Saprotrophs and their Role in Nutrient Cycling and Bioremediation

  • Fungal Biotechnology Introduction and Applications

  • Fungi in Agricultural Biotechnology

  • Fungi in Food Biotechnology

  • Fungi in Medical Biotechnology

  • Fungi in Industrial Biotechnology

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Brand / Publisher New Age International
Return Policy 30 Days
Book Type Text Books
Edition 2016
ISBN 9788122440331
Author K. R. Aneja, R. S. Mehrotra
Language English
Study Stream Science
Subject Biotechnology
Pages 740
Binding Hardback


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