Editor: Ana Lúcia M. D. Leitão

Mycofactories

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-309-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-223-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080522331110101

Introduction

Fungi are extremely versatile microorganisms as a biotechnology tool having the advantage of being relatively easy to grow, thus making them suitable for large scale production. Fungi have been successfully employed for biotransformations ranging from food manufacturing to drug design. Mycofactories comprise a substantial share of significant current research in the area of fungal biotechnology, and constitutes an effort to compile high level research in this domain. Topics include applications of fungi as a main source for the production of enzymes, manufacture of food derivatives, pigments and additives, and applications in bioremediation.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Ana Lúcia M. D. Leitão
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Portugal




Contributor(s):
G.D.Y. Boorgula
Departmental of Microbiology
Kakatiya University
Warangal
Andhra Pradesh, 506009
India


Renato Chávez
Departamento de Biología
Facultad de Química y Biología Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH)
Santiago
Chile


Francisco J. Enguita
Unidade de Biologia Celular,
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Lisboa
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz
Lisboa, 1649-028
Portugal


Francisco Fierro
Departamento de Biotecnología
División de Ciencias Biológicas y de la Salud Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalala
Mexico D.F.
Mexico


Jean Marie François
Université de Toulouse
INSA, UPS, INP, 135 Avenue de Rangueil
Toulouse, F-31077
France


Ramón O. García-Rico
Departamento de Microbiología
Facultad de Ciencias Básicas, Universidad de Pamplona
Pamplona
Colombia


Olivier Guais
Université de Toulouse
INSA, UPS, INP, 135 Avenue de Rangueil
F-31077, Toulouse
France


Sergio Hernández
Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos e Hidráulica
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Iztapalapa
Apdo. Postal 55-534
Mexico D.F
CP, 09340
Mexico


Federico Laich
Unidad de Microbiologia Aplicada
Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Spain


Min-Hsiung Lee
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan


Ana Lúcia Leitão
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Unidade de Biotecnologia Ambiental, Campus de Caparica
Caparica, 2829-516
Portugal


Yii-Lih Lin
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan


Aurelio Moraleda-Muñoz
Departamento de Microbiología



Facultad de Ciencias
Instituto de Biotecnología
Universidad de Granada
Av. De Fuentenueva s/n
Granada, E-18071
Spain


Juana Pérez
Departamento de Microbiología
Facultad de Ciencias, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad de Granada
Av. De Fuentenueva s/n
Granada, E-18071
Spain


J.L. Uma Maheswar Rao
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Unidade de Biotecnologia Ambiental, Campus de Caparica
Caparica, 2829-516
Portugal


Sergio Revah
Departamento de Procesos y Tecnología
Universidad Autónoma Metroplitana Cuajimalpa, c/o IPH, UAM-Iztapalapa
Av. San Rafael Atlixco No. 186
Mexico D.F., 09340
Mexico


Facultad de Ingeniería
Universidad Católica de Temuco
Rudecindo Ortega 02950, Casilla 15-D
Temuco
Chile


Nan-Wei Su
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan


Teng-Hsu Wang
Department of Agricultural Chemistry
National Taiwan University
Taiwan




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