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Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology

Current Methods in Fungal Biology

  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
  • Maria G. Tuohy
  • Manimaran Ayyachamy
  • Kevin M. Turner
  • Anthonia O’Donovan
  • Consolidates the most widely used mycological methods available in the fields of biochemistry, biotechnology and microbiology

  • Features the work of the foremost authorities on fungal biology

  • Multi-purpose book for a diverse audience

Book

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Ladislav Homolka
    Pages 9-16
  3. Svetlana M. Ozerskaya, Natalya E. Ivanushkina, Galina A. Kochkina, Svetlana S. Eremina, Alexander N. Vasilenko, Nadezhda I. Chigineva
    Pages 17-65
  4. Anthonia O’Donovan, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Maria G. Tuohy
    Pages 67-72
  5. S. Chandra Nayaka, M. Venkata Ramana, A. C. Udayashankar, S. R. Niranjana, C. N. Mortensen, H. S. Prakash
    Pages 73-90
  6. Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai
    Pages 91-112
  7. Eduardo Alves, Gilvaine Ciavareli Lucas, Edson Ampélio Pozza, Marcelo de Carvalho Alves
    Pages 133-150
  8. Biplab C. Paul, Hui Ma, Laelie A. Snook, Tanya E. S. Dahms
    Pages 151-160
  9. Pilar Pérez, Juan C. Ribas
    Pages 175-196
  10. Vijai Kumar Gupta, Brejesh Kumar Pandey
    Pages 197-200
  11. Janelle M. Hare
    Pages 211-216
  12. Jean-Paul Ouedraogo, Ellen L. Lagendijk, Cees A. M. J. J. van den Hondel, Arthur F. J. Ram, Vera Meyer
    Pages 225-230
  13. Télesphore Sime-Ngando, Marlène Jobard, Serena Rasconi
    Pages 231-236
  14. Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai
    Pages 237-257

About this book

Introduction

Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology presents the latest techniques in fungal biology. This book analyzes information derived through real experiments, and focuses on cutting edge techniques in the field. The book comprises 57 chapters contributed from internationally recognised scientists and researchers. Experts in the field have provided up-to-date protocols covering a range of frequently used methods in fungal biology. Almost all important methods available in the area of fungal biology viz. taxonomic keys in fungi; histopathological and microscopy techniques; proteomics methods; genomics methods; industrial applications and related techniques; and bioinformatics tools in fungi are covered and complied in one book. Chapters include introductions to their respective topics, list of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting. Each chapter is self-contained and written in a style that enables the reader to progress from elementary concepts to advanced research techniques.  Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology is a valuable tool for both beginner research workers and experienced professionals.

Coming Soon in the Fungal Biology series:

Goyal, Manoharachary / Future Challenges in Crop Protection Against Fungal Pathogens

Martín, García-Estrada, Zeilinger / Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites

Zeilinger, Martín, García-Estrada / Biosynthesis and Molecular Genetics of Fungal Secondary Metabolites, Volume 2

van den Berg, Maruthachalam / Genetic Transformation Systems in Fungi

Schmoll, Dattenbock / Gene Expression Systems in Fungi

Dahms / Advanced Microscopy in Mycology


Keywords

Fungal Biology Mycology Plant Sciences

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijai Kumar Gupta
    • 1
  • Maria G. Tuohy
    • 2
  • Manimaran Ayyachamy
    • 3
  • Kevin M. Turner
    • 4
  • Anthonia O’Donovan
    • 5
  1. 1., Department of BiochemistryNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  2. 2., Department of BiochemistryNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  3. 3., Department of BiochemistryNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland
  4. 4., Manufacturing Sciences and TechnologyPfizer Ireland PharmaceuticalsClondalkinIreland
  5. 5., School of Natural SciencesNational University of Ireland GalwayGalwayIreland

About the editors

Editors

Vijai Kumar Gupta is Assistant Professor of Biotechnology at MITS University, India. Presently, he is working as a Post Doctoral Research Scientist, at NUIG, Ireland. He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology from Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, India. He has been honoured with several awards, including the prestigious Indian ICAR Senior Research Fellowship and Young Scientist Award-2009, 2011. He has over seven years of research experience in Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology with a special interest in fungal biology.  He has edited books published from Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany; Nova Science Publishers, USA; Science Publisher, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA; and Springer, USA.

Dr. Maria G. Tuohy is the Head of the Molecular Glycobiotechnology Research Group, NUI Galway. She has more than 20 years experience in the molecular biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology of fungi, with a special interest in thermophilic ascomycetes and the characterization of these fungi as cell factories for protein production, including novel thermostable enzymes/enzyme systems. Dr. Tuohy has authored 132 research publications. She is also a reviewer for international journals and funding agencies, an associate editor for Microbiology and co-editor of four books with Dr. V. K. Gupta.

Associate Editors

Dr. Manimaran Ayyachamy is a Research Scientist with NUIG, Ireland. He obtained his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Madras, India. He has twelve years of research experience in microbial biotechnology with a special interest in microbial enzymes and biofuels technology. He has co-edited books published from Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany; Nova Science Publishers, USA; Science Publisher, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, USA; and Springer, USA with Dr. V.K. Gupta

Dr. Kevin M. Turner is a Research Scientist in the division of Manufacturing Sciences and Technology in Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals, Dublin. He obtained his PhD from the University of Limerick, Ireland. He has three years of research experience in microbial biotechnology.

Dr. Anthonia O’Donovan is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist with NUIG, Ireland. She obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. She has seven years of research experience in microbial enzymes and biofuels technology.

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Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book ‘Laboratory Protocols in Fungal Biology’ written by international researchers, offers diverse modern laboratory techniques in the field of fungal biology. … Each chapter is comprehensive, provides readily reproducible protocols and is easy to grasp by beginners. This book is a valuable guide to budding mycologists as well as professionals. It is recommended to all the Universities. A crucial Laboratory Manual for Fungal Biologists, Taxonomists, Fungal Biotechnologists, Biochemists, Histochemists, Plant Pathologists and Laboratory technicians.” (Melvina D’souza and Samantha C. Karunarathna, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)

“This new book is very much hands-on, and covers an extraordinarily diverse range of topics. … Chapters are well-referenced to primary literature, and there are numerous links to website. There are numerous illustrations, most clearly presented, and in some cases using colour. This is a reference work that deserves to be accessible in all mycology laboratories … .” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 4 (1), 2013)