Fungal Nanobionics: Principles and Applications

  • Ram Prasad
  • Vivek Kumar
  • Manoj Kumar
  • Shanquan Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Luiz Fernando Cotica, Adriana Garcia, Andressa Domingos Polli, Raquel Dosciatti Bini, Thaís de Chaves, Verci Alves de Oliveira Junior et al.
    Pages 1-19
  3. Hesham A. El Enshasy, Nagib A. El Marzugi, Elsayed A. Elsayed, Ong Mei Ling, Roslinda Abd Malek, Afif Najiha Kepli et al.
    Pages 21-59
  4. Shadia M. Abdel-Aziz, Ram Prasad, Ahmed A. Hamed, Mohamed Abdelraof
    Pages 61-87
  5. Mohammadhassan Gholami-Shabani, Zeynab Gholami-Shabani, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh
    Pages 89-116
  6. Cintia Mariana Romero, Analía Alvarez, María Alejandra Martínez, Silvina Chaves
    Pages 117-143
  7. Marcia Regina Salvadori, Rômulo Augusto Ando, Cláudio Augusto Oller Nascimento, Benedito Corrêa
    Pages 165-199
  8. Rajender Boddula, Priyanka Dubey, Saurabh Gautam, Ramyakrishna Pothu, Aditya Saran
    Pages 201-213
  9. Shasmita, Nihar Ranjan Singh, Sakti Kanta Rath, Shashikanta Behera, Soumendra Kumar Naik
    Pages 215-242
  10. Kanti Bhooshan Pandey, Brahm Kumar Tiwari
    Pages 273-286
  11. Lakshmishri Roy, Debabrata Bera, Sunita Adak
    Pages 287-316

About this book


Fungal nanobionics has great prospects for developing new products with industrial, agriculture, medicine and consumer applications in a wide range of sectors. The fields of chemical engineering, agri-food, biochemical, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and medical device development all employ fungal products, with fungal nanomaterials currently used in a wide range of applications, ranging from drug development to food industry and agricultural sector. The fungal agents emerge as an environmentally friendly, clean, non‐toxic agent for the biogenic metal nanoparticles and employs both intracellular and extracellular methods. The simplicity of scaling up and downstream processing and the presence of fungal mycelia affording an increased surface area provide key advantages. In addition, the larger spectrum of synthesized nanoparticle morphologies and the substantially faster biosynthesis rate in cell-free filtrate (due to the higher amount of proteins secreted in fungi) make this a particularly enticing route. Understanding the diversity of fungi in assorted ecosystems, as well as their interactions with other microorganisms, animals and plants, is essential to underpin real and innovative technological developments and the applications of metal nanoparticles in many disciplines including agriculture, catalysis, and biomedical biosensors. Importantly, biogenic fungal nanoparticles show significant synergistic characteristics when combined with antibiotics and fungicides to offer substantially greater resistance to microbial growth and applications in nanomedicine ranging from topical ointments and bandages for wound healing to coated stents.


Nanobiotechnology Fungal biology Nanobiology Myconanotechnology Fungal Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Ram Prasad
    • 1
  • Vivek Kumar
    • 2
  • Manoj Kumar
    • 3
  • Shanquan Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Environmental Science and EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Himalayan School of BiosciencesSwami Rama Himalayan UniversityDehradunIndia
  3. 3.School of Life SciencesCentral University of JharkhandRanchiIndia
  4. 4.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringSun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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