Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi

Volume 2: Perspective for Value-Added Products and Environments

  • Ajar Nath Yadav
  • Sangram Singh
  • Shashank Mishra
  • Arti Gupta

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Divjot Kour, Kusam Lata Rana, Neelam Yadav, Ajar Nath Yadav, Joginder Singh, Ali A. Rastegari et al.
    Pages 1-64
  3. Daniel Joe Dailin, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Elsayed Ahmed Elsayed, Dalia Sukmawati, Nur Izyan Wan Azelee, Jennifer Eyahmalay et al.
    Pages 65-99
  4. Abhijit Banik, Suman Kumar Halder, Chandradipa Ghosh, Keshab Chandra Mondal
    Pages 101-117
  5. Surekha Challa, Titash Dutta, Nageswara Rao Reddy Neelapu
    Pages 119-148
  6. Sudipta Roy, Debdulal Banerjee
    Pages 149-175
  7. Paramanantham Parasuraman, Busi Siddhardha
    Pages 177-193
  8. Mohammadhassan Gholami-Shabani, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
    Pages 195-228
  9. Amit Kumar Singh, Harvesh Kumar Rana, Abhay K. Pandey
    Pages 229-248
  10. Enespa, Prem Chandra
    Pages 249-283
  11. Ashok Kumar, Srishti Prajapati, Nikhil, Smriti Nandan, Trisha Guha Neogi
    Pages 285-301
  12. Camila Rodrigues de Carvalho, Mariana Costa Ferreira, Soraya Sander Amorim, Raissa Hellen da Silva Florindo, Jéssica Catarine Silva de Assis, Carlos Leomar Zani et al.
    Pages 303-361
  13. Spriha Raven, Aditya Francis, Chitra Srivastava, Sezotalu Kezo, Archana Tiwari
    Pages 385-405
  14. Rahul Chaubey, Jitendra Singh, Mohammed Muzeruddin Baig, Amit Kumar
    Pages 441-474
  15. Rashmi, Upendra Kumar, Poonam Maan, Priyanka
    Pages 475-491
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 493-504

About this book


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, techniques were developed 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. This volume covers the latest research developments related to value-added products in white biotechnology through fungi.


White biotechnology Bioresources Bioactive compounds Hydrolytic enzymes Antibiotics Food processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajar Nath Yadav
    • 1
  • Sangram Singh
    • 2
  • Shashank Mishra
    • 3
  • Arti Gupta
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biotechnology, Akal College of AgricultureEternal UniversityBaru Sahib, SirmourIndia
  2. 2.Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityFaizabadIndia
  3. 3.BiotechnologyBiotech ParkLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyDr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityGondaIndia

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