Editor: "Ana Lúcia M. D. Leitão"


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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


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.


Review 1

“…an exciting and stimulating book, with numerous fine colour diagrams … it gives a topical overview of cutting-edge research….. at a time where it endeavours to develop novel strategies to meet current and emerging human needs and challenges…. a fine prospectus for, and glimpses of, future directions in industrial mycology.”

Review 3

“The book is magnificently laid out and goes in depth concerning topics and therefore is an ideal book as a ready reference for students and researchers in the diverse areas of biology, biotechnology and environmental sciences.”