Recent Trends in Human and Animal Mycology

  • Karuna Singh
  • Neelabh Srivastava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Human and Animal Mycoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco, Jéssica Luana Chechi, Giselle Souza da Paz, Theerapong Krajaejun
      Pages 3-26
    3. Ramona Moraru, René Chermette, Jacques Guillot
      Pages 27-45
    4. Roman S. Ovchinnikov, Dmitry B. Vasyliev
      Pages 47-80
    5. Seyedmojtaba Seyedmousavi
      Pages 81-98
    6. Shanker Mohan Singh, Richa Gumasta
      Pages 99-142
    7. Sandra de Moraes Gimenes Bosco, Giselle Souza da Paz, Jéssica Luana Chechi, Alana Lucena Oliveira, Ana Carolina do Prado, Danielle Hamae Yamauchi et al.
      Pages 143-192
  3. Mycotoxins in Relation to Human and Animal Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Elena Piecková
      Pages 195-202
    3. Ankita Kumari, Neha Nidhi Tirkey
      Pages 203-211
  4. Antifungal Therapeutic Candidates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-280

About this book


Fungal pathogens pose an on-going and serious threat for poikilotherms and homeotherms, and can cause a broad spectrum of diseases ranging from innocuous to life-threatening. In addition, long-term exposure to some mycotoxigenic moulds can lead to mycotoxicoses in human and animals. Given the expanding population of immune compromised hosts, the list of fungal opportunists grows longer every year. Moreover, antifungal resistance, drug-related toxicity and our limited arsenal of antifungals have exacerbated the situation. To address these problems, strategies such as the identification of novel targets, use of the structure-activity relationship in rational drug design, development of new formulations, modification of existing antifungals to combat resistance, and bioavailability enhancement are called for. 

For the reader’s convenience, this book has been divided into three sections. The first six chapters of Section I provide a timely review of mycoses, from endemic to cosmopolitan and from generalized to specific, while both chapters of Section II focus on risks associated with mycotoxins. In closing, the two chapters of Section III describe potential antifungal leads and drug candidates based on phytochemicals and coumarin scaffold.


Antifungals Fungal infections Homeotherms Mycology Mycotoxins Pathogenic

Editors and affiliations

  • Karuna Singh
    • 1
  • Neelabh Srivastava
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Zoology, Mahila MahavidyalayaBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Zoology, Mahila MahavidyalayaBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

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