Editors: Savita , Anju Srivastava, Reena Jain, Pratap Kumar Pati

Series Title: Mycology: Current and Future Developments

Myconanotechnology: Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development

Volume 3

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ISSN: 2452-0772 (Print)
ISSN: 2452-0780 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5051-37-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5051-36-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150513601220301


Myconanotechnology is the interface between mycology and nanotechnology. In other words, myconanotechnology represents the green synthesis of nanoparticles using fungi. The field is recently gaining attention due to the simple, resource efficient, and ecofriendly nature of fungal biotechnology. Therefore, Myconanotechnology is at the core of cost-effective and sustainable solutions for many industrial processes.

This volume provides readers at all academic levels with a broad background on some of the fastest developing areas in myconanotechnology. It is organised into two sections, A and B. Section A updates readers on several cutting-edge aspects of the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles through the use of fungi. Section B describes applications of myconanotechnology including: the management of bacterial and fungal diseases, pest control, among other applications in medicine and agriculture. The breadth of topics covered in the contents make this volume an informative resource on the field. Contributions are written by experts in industrial biotechnology, and include extensive references to published studies.

This book is a timely reference for researchers, teachers and students, and all readers who are interested in new developments in industrial mycology and nanotechnology.

Audience: Mycology and biotechnology researchers, teachers and students; All readers who are interested in new developments in industrial mycology and nanotechnology.


Mycology is the study of fungi which has become a valuable science in the last 100 years as it has wide applications in agriculture, food and beverages industry, biofuel production, biotechnology, medicine, etc. Recently nanotechnology has emerged as a potential candidate due to its immense applications in other fields of science such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, engineering and biomedicine. Nanotechnology is the art of science of manipulating matter at nano scale design (1-100 nm). Myconanotechnology is an interface between mycology and nanotechnology which can be defined as the green synthesis of nanoparticles using fungi which is recently gaining attention due to their cost-effective, sustainable, resource efficient, simplicity and ecofriendly nature. While the synthesis of nanoparticles through conventional chemical and physical methods requires high energy, they are toxic and expensive too. Myconanotechnology has a wide range of applications like in agriculture, biomedical, electronics, textiles, cell and molecular biology, nanodevices, and many more. In the proposed book entitled Myconanotechnology, the editors have included the recent advanced approaches for studying mycology for the benefit of humankind. The book will cover the history and scope of myconanotechnology, green synthesis of nanoparticles by using fungi, the mechanism involved in such biosynthesis, applications of green nanomaterials in agriculture, industries, cosmetics, wood industry, biofuel production, therapeutics, diagnostics, etc. This book will be immensely useful to researchers, scientists of fungal biology, teachers and students, microbiologists, nanotechnologists, technocrats, and to those who are interested in myconanotechnology. The present book is intended to provide both students and researchers with a broad background to some of the fastest developing areas in current myconanotechnology. The chapters in the book are loosely grouped into two sections (Synthesis of nanoparticles and their applications in environment, industry, medicine and agriculture) in order to reflect the wider 'customers' or context of the particular myconanotechnological areas or activities. Each chapter is contributed by internationally recognized researchers/scientists, so the reader is given up-to-date and detailed information about myconanotechnology and various applications of fungi. It is to be noted that the authors of individual chapters are solely responsible for any scientific queries. We are indebted to the scientists and active researchers who have contributed their research work in the form of chapters and made this compilation a unique collection of recent studies in the field of myconanotechnology.

Department of Botany
Hindu College
University of Delhi, India

Anju Srivastava
Department of Chemistry
Hindu College
University of Delhi, India

Reena Jain
Department of Chemistry
Hindu College
University of Delhi, India


Pratap Kumar Pati
Department of Biotechnology
Guru Nanak Dev University
Amritsar, Punjab, India