eBook New and Future Developments in Microbial Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Penicillium System Properties and Applications, 1st Edition

  • Vijai Gupta
  • Susana Rodriguez-Couto
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  • ISBN-10: 0444635122
  • ISBN-13: 9780444635129
  • DDC: 589.23
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 474 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released May 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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This text covers important research work on the applications of penicillium from specialists from an international perspective. The book compiles advancements and ongoing processes in the penicillium system, along with updated information on the possibilities for future developments. The book caters to the needs of researchers/academicians dealing with penicillium spp. related research and applications, outlining emerging issues on recent advancements made in the area of research and its applications in bioprocess technology, chemical engineering, molecular taxonomy, biofuels/bioenergy research and alternative fuel development. In addition, the book also describes the identification of useful compound combinations/enzyme cocktails and the fermentation conditions required to obtain them at an industrial scale. Finally, the book provides updated information on the best utilization of these fungi as a natural tool to meet the next challenges of biotechnology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
Penicillium: Biology to Biotechnology.
1: Biodiversity of the Genus Penicillium in Different Habitats.
2: Understanding the Diversity of Penicillium Using Next-Generation Sequencing.
Secondary Metabolism.
3: Secondary Metabolism and Antimicrobial Metabolites of Penicillium.
4: Recent Advancements on the Role of Biologically Active Secondary Metabolites from Aspergillus.
5: Molecular Techniques to Register and Commercialize a Penicillium rubens Strain as a Biocontrol Agent.
6: Penicillium Enzymes for the Saccharification of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks.
7: Beta-Glucosidase From Penicillium.
8: Molecular Mechanism of Cellulase Production Systems in Penicillium.
9: Penicillium Enzymes for the Food Industries.
10: Penicillium: A Fungus in the Wine and Beer Industries.
11: Penicillium Enzymes for the Textile Industry.
12: Metabolic Diversity of Penicillium.
13: Biosynthesis of Nanoparticles by Penicillium and Their Medical Applications.
14: Role of Penicillium Species in Bioremediation Processes.
15: Diversity and Applications of Penicillium Spp. in Plant-Growth Promotion.
16: Usefulness of Penicillium in Enhancing Plants Resistance to Abiotic Stresses: An Overview.
Annexure I (Visagie et al., 2014).