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Gene Expression Systems in Fungi: Advancements and Applications

  • Monika Schmoll
  • Christoph Dattenböck

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jonas Ramoni, Verena Seidl-Seiboth, Robert H. Bischof, Bernhard Seiboth
      Pages 3-22
    3. Marja Paloheimo, Thomas Haarmann, Susanna Mäkinen, Jari Vehmaanperä
      Pages 23-57
    4. Tamás Papp, Ildikó Nyilasi, Árpád Csernetics, Gábor Nagy, Miklós Takó, Csaba Vágvölgyi
      Pages 97-118
    5. Sara Casado López, Outi-Maaria Sietiö, Kristiina Hildén, Ronald P. de Vries, Miia R. Mäkelä
      Pages 119-160
    6. Parveen Sarkari, Michael Feldbrügge, Kerstin Schipper
      Pages 183-200
    7. Pramote Chumnanpuen, Kanokarn Kocharin, Wanwipa Vongsangnak
      Pages 227-237
  3. Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Gyungsoon Park, Shouqiang Ouyang, Katherine A. Borkovich
      Pages 241-252
    3. Juliane Fischer, Volker Schroeckh, Axel A. Brakhage
      Pages 253-273
    4. Daniel Kiesenhofer, Astrid R. Mach-Aigner, Robert L. Mach
      Pages 275-288
    5. Skander Elleuche, Stefanie Pöggeler
      Pages 289-307
    6. Eva Stappler, Aroa Rodriguez-Iglesias, Hoda Bazafkan, Guofen Li, Monika Schmoll
      Pages 309-334
    7. George D. Ashton, Paul S. Dyer
      Pages 335-350

About this book


Biotechnology has emerged as one of the key environmentally safe technologies for the future which enables use of biomass to develop novel smart materials and to replace oil derived products. Fungi are the most efficient producers of the enzymes needed for this purpose and in addition they produce a plethora of secondary metabolites, among which novel antibiotics can be found. Industrial application and exploitation of the metabolic capacities of fungi requires highly productive and robust gene expression systems, which can be achieved by selection of appropriate species and strain improvement. In this book we aim to summarize homologous and heterologous gene expression systems of fungi for production of enzymes and secondary metabolites. A broad overview on requirements, challenges and successful applications shall serve as a basis for further development of fungi as biotechnological workhorses in research and industry.


Fungal biotechnology antibiotics enzyme production heterologous protein production secondary metabolite production

Editors and affiliations

  • Monika Schmoll
    • 1
  • Christoph Dattenböck
    • 2
  1. 1.and Environment-BioresourcesAIT Austrian Institute of Technology Department of HealthTullnAustralia
  2. 2.and Environment-BioresourcesAIT Austrian Institute of Technology Department of HealthTullnAustralia

About the editors

Dr. Monika Schmoll received her degree and Ph. D. on the topic of “Regulation of cellulase expression and signal transduction in the filamentous fungus Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei)” at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Besides gaining postdoctoral experience and building her own group at the Vienna University of Technology, she has been a visiting scientist in the laboratory of Professor N. Louise Glass (Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, USA), the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of Szeged, Hungary. In 2012, Dr. Schmoll moved to the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Tulln, Austria, where she is now group leader and senior scientist. In march 2013 she completed her habilitation at the Vienna University of Technology in the field of “Molecular Genetics and Genomics”.

The primary research field of Dr. Schmoll is the interconnection between light response, sexual development and metabolism, with an emphasis on effects on cellulase gene expression in the filamentous fungus Trichoderma reesei. She showed for the first time that cellulase gene expression is modulated by light in T. reesei and could since then elucidate important mechanistic details on the underlying mechanism. Her group discovered the sexual cycle in the biotechnological workhorseTrichoderma, which had previously been considered asexual. Recently, her group also showed that communication upon sexual development is mediated by regulation of secondary metabolism. Her work with Trichoderma is complemented by contributions to genome annotation of several fungi (Trichoderma spp., Aspergillus nidulans, Postia placenta, Ceriporiopsis subvermispora, Phlebiopsis gigantea), especially in the field of signal transduction.   

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gene Expression Systems in Fungi: Advancements and Applications
  • Editors Monika Schmoll
    Christoph Dattenböck
  • Series Title Fungal Biology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Fungal Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-27949-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80245-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-27951-0
  • Series ISSN 2198-7777
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-7785
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 499
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biotechnology
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