Recent Developments on Genus Chaetomium

  • Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Chaetomium: Biology to Biotechnology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Francisco J. Simões Calaça, Solange Xavier-Santos, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem
      Pages 143-159
    3. Eman A. Attia, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem
      Pages 161-173
  3. Metabolites of Chaetomium: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Shimaa Ragab Hamed, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Parsa Mahmood Dar
      Pages 177-204
    3. Parsa Mahmood Dar, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Shimaa Ragab Hamed
      Pages 205-225
    4. Amira M. G. Darwish, Neveen M. Abdelmotilib, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Hebatallah H. Abo Nahas, Marwa T. Mohesien
      Pages 227-240
    5. Amira M. G. Darwish, Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem
      Pages 241-249
    6. Adel K. Madbouly, Marwa T. A. Abdel-Wareth
      Pages 251-266
    7. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Gihan A. Hasan, Marwa T. Mohesien
      Pages 301-341
    8. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Robert A. Blanchette, Benjamin W. Held
      Pages 395-419
    9. Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Shimaa A. El-Mansy, Hebat Allah H. Abo Nahas, Mariam K. Mousa, Hossam E. Gandal, Salma E. Hamdy et al.
      Pages 421-439
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 441-452

About this book


Chaetomium genus was established by Gustav Kunze in 1817. According to Index Fungorum Partnership, there are 273 Chaetomium species accepted till now. Members of the genus Chaetomium are capable of colonizing various substrates and are well-known for their ability to degrade cellulose and to produce a variety of bioactive metabolites. More than 200 compounds have been reported from this genus. A huge number of new and bioactive secondary metabolites associated with unique and diverse structural types, such as chaetoglobosins, epipolythiodioxopiperazines, azaphilones, depsidones, xanthones, anthraquinones, chromones, and steroids, have been isolated and identified. Many of the compounds have been reported to possess significant biological activities, such as antitumor, antimalarial, cytotoxic, enzyme inhibitory, antimicrobial, phytotoxic, antirheumatoid and other activities. Chaetomium taxa are frequently reported to be cellulase and ligninase producers with the ability to degrade cellulosic and woody materials. 

This is the first, comprehensive volume covering Chaetomium genus in detail. It includes the latest research, methods, and applications, and was written by scholars working directly in the field. The book also contains informative illustrations and is fully referenced for further reading.


Genus Chaetomium Fungal biology Bioremediation Biotechnology Biomedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem
    • 1
  1. 1.Botany Department, Faculty of ScienceSuez Canal UniversityIsmaliliaEgypt

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-31611-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-31612-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7777
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7785
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