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Title Exploitation of fungi : symposium of the British Mycological Society held at the University of Manchester, September 2005 / edited by G.D. Robson, P. van West and G.M. Gadd
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press for the British Mycological Society, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 345 pages) : illustrations
Series British Mycological Society symposium series ; v. 26
British Mycological Society symposium series ; v. 26
Summary The fungi are a highly diverse kingdom of eukaryotic microbes. Recent advances in molecular genetics, together with the release of whole genome sequences of an increasing number of fungi, are facilitating their exploitation and commercialisation. Fungi have the ability to secrete large quantities of proteins of commercial value, and their complex secondary metabolic pathways produce a diverse range of bioactive compounds which have had a major impact in the pharmaceuticals market. In addition, the fungi themselves are increasingly being developed as alternatives to conventional chemically-based pest control strategies, and as bioremediation agents capable of transforming pollutants in the soil environment. With chapters written by international experts, this volume highlights current and future biological, biochemical, and molecular exploitation of the fungi in biotechnology. It will have broad appeal, not only to mycologists and microbiologists, but also to biomedical scientists, biotechnologists, environmental and molecular scientists, plant pathologists and geneticists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fungi -- Economic aspects -- Congresses.
Fungi -- Industrial applications -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Gadd, Geoffrey M.
Robson, G. D. (Geoffrey D.)
West, P. van (Pieter)
British Mycological Society.
ISBN 0511901682 (electronic bk.)
051190245X (electronic bk.)
9780511901683 (electronic bk.)
9780511902451 (electronic bk.)