Recent Advancement in White Biotechnology Through Fungi

Volume 3: Perspective for Sustainable 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-xxvii
  2. Manish Kumar, Raghvendra Saxena, Pankaj Kumar Rai, Rajesh Singh Tomar, Neelam Yadav, Kusam Lata Rana et al.
    Pages 53-71
  3. Dhevagi Periasamy, Sudhakarn Mani, Ramya Ambikapathi
    Pages 73-100
  4. Hesham El Enshasy, Farid Agouillal, Zarani Mat, Roslinda Abd Malek, Siti Zulaiha Hanapi, Ong Mei Leng et al.
    Pages 101-152
  5. Shanmugapriya S., G. Manivannan, Selvakumar Gopal, Sivakumar Natesan
    Pages 153-187
  6. Prem Chandra, Enespa
    Pages 189-215
  7. Ulises Conejo-Saucedo, Darío R. Olicón-Hernández, Tatiana Robledo-Mahón, Haley P. Stein, Concepción Calvo, Elisabet Aranda
    Pages 217-236
  8. Nitika Singh, Abhishek Kumar, Bechan Sharma
    Pages 237-256
  9. Sushma Mishra, Deepika Goyal, Amit Kumar, Prem Kumar Dantu
    Pages 257-281
  10. Sandeep K. Malyan, Amit Kumar, Shahar Baram, Jagdeesh Kumar, Swati Singh, Smita S. Kumar et al.
    Pages 283-295
  11. Abdulhadi Yakubu, Upasana Saikia, Ashish Vyas
    Pages 297-317
  12. Dileep Kumar, Priyanka Priyanka, Pramendra Yadav, Anurag Yadav, Kusum Yadav
    Pages 319-348
  13. Subhadeep Mondal, Suman Kumar Halder, Keshab Chandra Mondal
    Pages 349-380
  14. Pavana Jyothi Cherukuri, Rajani Chowdary Akkina
    Pages 381-396
  15. Amit Kumar, Ashish K. Chaturvedi, Kritika Yadav, K. P. Arunkumar, Sandeep K. Malyan, P. Raja et al.
    Pages 437-461
  16. Peter Baker, Araven Tiroumalechetty, Rajinikanth Mohan
    Pages 463-489
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 499-511

About this book


Over the last decade considerable progress has been made in white biotechnology research and further major scientific and technological breakthroughs are expected in the future. The first large-scale industrial applications of modern biotechnology have been in the areas of food and animal feed production (agricultural/green biotechnology) and in pharmaceuticals (medical/red biotechnology). In contrast, the productions of bio-active compounds through fermentation or enzymatic conversion are known as industrial or white biotchnology. The fungi are ubiquitous in nature and have been sorted out from different habitats, including extreme environments (high temperature, low temperature salinity and pH);and  associated with plants (Epiphytic, Endophytic and Rhizospheric). 

The fungal strains are beneficial as well as harmful for human beings. The beneficial fungal strains may play important roles in the agricultural, industrial, and medical sectors. The fungal strains and its product (enzymes, bioactive compounds, and secondary metabolites) are very useful for industry (e.g., the discovery of penicillin from Penicillium chrysogenum).  This discovery was a milestone in the development of white biotechnology as the industrial production of penicillin and antibiotics using fungi moved industrial biotechnology into the modern era, transforming it into a global industrial technology. Since then, white biotechnology has steadily developed and now plays a key role in several industrial sectors providing both high value nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products. The fungal strains and bioactive compounds also play an important role in 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 BiotechnologyAkal College of Agriculture, Eternal UniversityBaru Sahib, SirmourIndia
  2. 2.Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityFaizabadIndia
  3. 3.Biotech ParkLucknowIndia
  4. 4.Department of ZoologyDr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh UniversityGondaIndia

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