Fungi as Bioremediators

  • Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh
  • Younes Rezaee Danesh
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ecophysiology of Fungal Bioremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Babak Pakdaman Sardrood, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Ajit Varma
      Pages 3-27
    3. Antonella Anastasi, Valeria Tigini, Giovanna Cristina Varese
      Pages 29-49
    4. Barbara Piškur, Miha Humar, Ajda Ulčnik, Dušan Jurc, Franc Pohleven
      Pages 51-74
  3. Application of Mycoremediation Against Organic Pollutants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Shweta Kulshreshtha, Nupur Mathur, Pradeep Bhatnagar
      Pages 77-116
    3. Eri Hara, Hiroo Uchiyama
      Pages 117-133
    4. M. H. Fulekar, Bhawana Pathak, Jyoti Fulekar, Tanvi Godambe
      Pages 135-157
    5. Irma Susana Morelli, Mario Carlos Nazareno Saparrat, María Teresa Del Panno, Bibiana Marina Coppotelli, Angélica Arrambari
      Pages 159-179
    6. António Alves Soares, José Tomás Albergaria, Valentina F. Domingues, Paolo De Marco, Cristina Delerue-Matos
      Pages 181-201
    7. Analía Alvarez, María S. Fuentes, Claudia S. Benimeli, Sergio A. Cuozzo, Juliana M. Saez, María J. Amoroso
      Pages 227-242
  4. Mycoremediation of Inorganic Pollutants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Younes Rezaee Danesh, Mehdi Tajbakhsh, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Ajit Varma
      Pages 245-267
  5. Mycoremediation: Agricultural and Forest Ecosystem Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. A. Neagoe, Virgil Iordache, Erika Kothe
      Pages 285-311
    3. Mozhgan Sepehri, Habib Khodaverdiloo, Mehdi Zarei
      Pages 313-345
    4. Mohammad Javad Zarea, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Nasrin Karimi, Ajit Varma
      Pages 347-369
    5. Safiye Elif Korcan, İbrahim Hakkı Ciğerci, Muhsin Konuk
      Pages 371-390
  6. Techniques in Mycoremediation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. Alessandro D’Annibale, Ermanno Federici, Maurizio Petruccioli
      Pages 393-417
    3. Morad Jafari, Younes Rezaee Danesh, Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh, Ajit Varma
      Pages 433-451
    4. Morad Jafari, Younes Rezaee Danesh, Yubert Ghoosta
      Pages 453-465
    5. Sangita Talukdar, Soniya Bhardwaj
      Pages 467-480
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 481-489

About this book


Biological remediation methods have been successfully used to treat polluted soils. While bacteria have produced good results in bioremediation for quite some time now, the use of fungi to decontaminate soils has only recently been established.

This volume of Soil Biology discusses the potentials of filamentous fungi in bioremediation. Fungi suitable for degradation, as well as genetically modified organisms, their biochemistry, enzymology, and practical applications are described. Chapters include topics such as pesticide removal, fungal wood decay processes, remediation of soils contaminated with heavy and radioactive metals, of paper and cardboard industrial wastes, and of petroleum pollutants.


Contaminated soil Heavy and radioactive metals bioaccumulation Industrial wastes Pesticide removal Petroleum pollutant Wood decay

Editors and affiliations

  • Ebrahim Mohammadi Goltapeh
    • 1
  • Younes Rezaee Danesh
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Agriculture, Dept. of Plant PathologyTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Faculty of Agriculture, Dep Plant ProtectionUrmia UniversityUrmiaIran
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-33810-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-33811-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
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