© 2013

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

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


From the book reviews:

“This book is useful to a wide range of clientele including scientist, genetic engineers, waste site managers and any expert in allied fields. This book is suitable for graduate and undergraduate students dealing with the fungal bioremediations. Hopefully this information will stimulate research in greater and wider scope in microremediation process in the coming times. Should be available in all research laboratories dealing with mycology, community and university libraries.” (Anupama Daranagamaand Kevin D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)