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Author Salar, R. K. (Raj Kumar), author.

Title Thermophilic fungi : basic concepts and biotechnological applications / Raj Kumar Salar
Edition First edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xvii, 333 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Author; Acknowledgments; Section I: Basic Concepts; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Overview of Thermophilic Fungi; 1.2 Defining Thermophily; 1.3 Historical Background; 1.4 Habitat Relationships; 1.5 Isolation and Culture of Thermophilic Fungi; 1.5.1 Isolation Techniques; Dilution Plate Technique (Apinis, 1963b); Warcup's Soil Plate Method (Warcup, 1950); Humidified Chamber Technique (Buxton and Mellanby, 1964); Paired Petri Plate Technique (Cooney and Emerson, 1964) Waksman's Direct Inoculation Method (Waksman et al., 1939) Isolation from Air; 1.5.2 Culture Media for Isolation of Thermophilic Fungi; 1.6 Biotechnological Significance; References; Chapter 2: Origin of Thermophily in Fungi; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Origin and Ecological Relationships; 2.3 Fungal Adaptations to Thermophily; 2.4 Hypothesis to Explain Thermophilism in Fungi; 2.4.1 Protein Thermostability and Stabilization; Structure-Based; Sequence-Based; 2.4.2 Heat Shock Proteins; 2.4.3 Proteome and Genome as Determinants of Thermophilic Adaptation
2.4.4 Reduction in Genome Size2.4.5 Thermotolerance Genes; 2.4.6 Rapid Turnover of Essential Metabolites; 2.4.7 Macromolecular Thermostability; 2.4.8 Ultrastructural Thermostability and Pigmentation; 2.4.9 Lipid Solubilization; 2.5 Acquired Thermotolerance; 2.6 Homeoviscous Versus Homeophasic Adaptations; References; Chapter 3: Physiology of Thermophilic Fungi; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Nutritional Requirements of Thermophilic Fungi; 3.3 Growth and Metabolism of Thermophilic Fungi; 3.4 Effects of Environmental Factors on Growth; 3.4.1 Effect of Temperature; 3.4.2 Effect of pH
3.4.3 Effect of Oxygen3.4.4 Effect of Solutes and Water Activity; 3.4.5 Hydrostatic Pressure; 3.4.6 Effect of Light; 3.4.7 Relative Humidity; 3.5 Complex Carbon Sources and Adaptations for Mixed Substrate Utilization; 3.6 Nutrient Transport; 3.7 Protein Breakdown and Turnover; 3.8 Virulence; References; Chapter 4: Habitat Diversity; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Natural Habitats; 4.2.1 Soil; Desert Soils; Coal Mine Soils; Geothermal Soils; Dead Sea Valley Soil; 4.2.2 Beach Sand; 4.2.3 Nesting Material of Birds and Animals; Bird Nests and Feathers Alligator Nesting Material4.2.4 Coal Spoil Tips; 4.2.5 Hot Springs; 4.3 Man-Made Habitats; 4.3.1 Hay; 4.3.2 Wood Chip Piles; 4.3.3 Nuclear Reactor Effluents; 4.3.4 Manure; 4.3.5 Stored Peat; 4.3.6 Retting Guayule; 4.3.7 Stored Grains; 4.3.8 Municipal Waste; 4.3.9 Composts; References; Section II: Taxonomy, Biodiversity, and Classification; Chapter 5: Bioprospecting of Thermophilic Fungi; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Biodiversity Perspective; 5.3 Culturable Microbial Diversity; 5.4 Bioprospecting the Uncultivable; 5.5 Bioprospecting and Conservation of Fungal Diversity
Summary "This book aims to fill the gap by documenting thermophilic fungi discovered over the past five decades. The chapters spans from covering basic aspects, taxonomy and classification including molecular phyologeny and biotechnological applications of thermophilic fungi."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 26, 2018)
Subject Thermophilic fungi.
Thermophilic fungi -- Classification
Thermophilic fungi -- Biotechnology
NATURE -- Plants -- Mushrooms.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Thermophilic fungi.
Thermophilic fungi -- Biotechnology.
Genre/Form Classification.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351118187