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Biology of Macrofungi

  • Bhim Pratap Singh
  • Lallawmsanga
  • Ajit Kumar Passari


  • Provides information on macrofungi ranging from morphological identification and molecular diversity to biotechnological approaches beneficial for industrial and medical fields

  • Features over 100 figures and colored images illustrating the diversity of wild macrofungi

  • Emphasizes present research on macrofungi and its future prospects


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

About this book


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.


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

About the editors

Bhim Pratap Singh

Dr. Bhim Pratap Singh working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India, has more than 10 years of research experience in the field of molecular microbiology, biocontrol of plant diseases, mushroom diversity, biosynthetic potential of actinobacteria and fungi associated with medicinal plants. He has worked for last 10 years on microbial diversity and explored the microbial population associated with medicinal plants and rhizospheric soils. His group has documented the wild mushroom of from Mizoram, Northeast India. He has completed seven externally funded research projects on screening and characterization of endophytic actibacteria and fungi associated with medicinal plants and the rhizospheric soils funded by several funding agencies. Dr. Singh has organized several international and national conferences and seminars including India-UK scientific seminar jointly funded by the British Council and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi. Dr. Singh has been awarded with several honors like young scientist award in 2014 from Scientific and education Research Society, India and Best achievement award for the contribution to the Asian PGPR society, USA. Dr. Singh is serving ad editors of several reputed peer reviewed scientific journals like Frontiers in Microbiology, Plos ONE etc., and he is an active member of several national and international professional bodies like Asian PGPR Society, Association of Microbiologists of India, MSI, ISCA etc.. His group has published more than 45 research papers in SCI journals and 16 book chapters in the books published by national and international publishers. Dr. Singh has also edited two books published from Springer and Elsevier publications. Dr. Singh has guided 4 Ph.D students and 3 M.Phil students till date.


Lallawmsanga Chhakchhuak

Mr. Lallawmsanga is pursuing Ph.D. at the Department of Biotechnology, Mizoram University. With his research experience at the Centre for advanced studies in Botany, University of Madras, India. He has been working in the field of plant science and environmental microbiology during the last eight years. He has attended several national and international conferences. Mr. Lallawmsanga has published one paper in PLOSONE international journal to explain about diversity and antimicrobial potential of wild edible mushroom from Mizoram, Northeast India. He has been actively taking part in the university outreach programmes to educate the tribal community in Mizoram, India.


Ajit Kumar Passari

Dr. Ajit Kumar Passari working as Research Associate in Department of Biotechnology, Aizawl, Mizoram University, India, has more than six years of research experience on various fields of molecular marker study and their phylogenetic analysis, Molecular biology, secondary metabolites production and plant growth promoting potential of actinobacteria associated with medicinal plant. He has especially worked on DNA fingerprinting of endophytic actinobacteria, fungi and mushroom and screening for their antimicrobial biosynthetic potential. His research team has explored number of actinobacteria, fungi and mushroom from different sources of Mizoram, India and their functional approach. Dr. Passari has been received various awards like Young Scientist Award in International Conference on “Innovative Approaches in Applied Sciences and Technologies” at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and selected for 2nd BRICS Young Scientist Forum in 2017 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He is an active member of various national and international societies like Asian PGPR Society of Sustainable Agriculture, Association of Microbiologists of India and Indian Science Congress etc. Dr. Passari has published more than 25 research papers in peer reviewed national and international journals with high impact factor. He has published 08 book chapters in national and international publishers as well as also edited one book in actinobacteria: diversity and biotechnology applications published from Elsevier publications.

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