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Biology of Macrofungi

  • Bhim Pratap Singh
  • Lallawmsanga
  • Ajit Kumar Passari

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Lallawmsanga, Ajit Kumar Passari, Bhim Pratap Singh
    Pages 1-13
  3. Malarvizhi Kaliyaperumal, Kezhocuyi Kezo, Sugantha Gunaseelan
    Pages 15-56
  4. Jasmina Glamočlija, Marina Kostić, Marina Soković
    Pages 81-113
  5. Katarzyna Sułkowska-Ziaja, Katarzyna Kała, Jan Lazur, Bożena Muszyńska
    Pages 129-157
  6. Jaime Carrasco, Maria L. Tello, Margarita Perez, Gail Preston
    Pages 159-175
  7. Sachin Gupta, Sudheer K. Annepu, Baby Summuna, Moni Gupta, Sunil A. Nair
    Pages 177-190
  8. Yuxiao Wang, Xiaojun Huang, Shaoping Nie
    Pages 191-210
  9. Yuxiao Wang, Xiaojun Huang, Shaoping Nie
    Pages 211-226
  10. Peter Chiew Hing Cheong, Chon Seng Tan, Shin Yee Fung
    Pages 243-274
  11. Peter Chiew Hing Cheong, Chon Seng Tan, Shin Yee Fung
    Pages 287-304
  12. Gail M. Preston, Jaime Carrasco, Francisco J. Gea, María J. Navarro
    Pages 305-317
  13. Mohammad Soltani, Roslinda Abd Malek, Nagib A. Elmarzugi, Mohamad Fawzi Mahomoodally, Davin Uy, Ong Mei Leng et al.
    Pages 319-349
  14. Anu Kalia, Gagandeep Kaur
    Pages 351-360
  15. Aparecido Almeida Conceição, Joice Raisa Barbosa Cunha, Vandinelma Oliveira Vieira, Rubén Darío Romero Pelaéz, Simone Mendonça, João Ricardo Moreira Almeida et al.
    Pages 361-377
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 395-406

About this book

Introduction

Mushrooms are fleshy fungi with a high prospective for the production of secondary metabolites including extracellular enzymes with high agricultural and biotechnological significance. Worldwide, they are well recognized as supplementary foods due to their high nutritional values and their medicinal importance, which includes their uses in exhibiting antioxidant and antimicrobial activities, immune enhancer, and to be effective for the treatment of several diseases including diabetes and few types of cancers as well. According to recent studies, extracellular enzymes produced by several white-rot fungal strains such as Phanerochaete chrysosporium, Pleurotus sajor-caju and several mushrooms have shown a high capacity to decolorize dyes that are very harmful for the environment. Moreover, wild macrofungi have the capability to synthesize nanoparticles which are more useful for the treatment of cancer, gene therapy, DNA analysis and biosensors. Wild macrofungi are extremely important model for basic biology and commercial manufacture.

Keywords

Mushroom biology Medical mycology Ethno-mycology Mushroom Antimicrobial Antioxidant Exo-polysaccharide Bioactive potential

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhim Pratap Singh
    • 1
  • Lallawmsanga
    • 2
  • Ajit Kumar Passari
    • 3
  1. 1.Molecular Microbiology and Systematics Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia
  2. 2.Molecular Microbiology and Systematics Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia
  3. 3.Molecular Microbiology and Systematics Laboratory, Department of BiotechnologyMizoram UniversityAizawlIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-02622-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02621-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02622-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7777
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7785
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