Fungi and their Role in Sustainable Development: Current Perspectives

  • Praveen Gehlot
  • Joginder Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sustainable Cultivation and Conservation Strategies of Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sangeeta Singh, Shiwani Bhatnagar, Sunil Choudhary, Bindu Nirwan, Kuldeep Sharma
      Pages 23-33
    3. Mahiti Gupta, Vineet Meshram
      Pages 51-74
    4. Anubha Pathak, Sharda Vaidya
      Pages 75-89
    5. Debjani Mukherjee, Simranjeet Singh, Mohit Kumar, Vijay Kumar, Shivika Datta, Daljeet Singh Dhanjal
      Pages 91-103
  3. Sustainable Aspects of Fungi in Agriculture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Pratibha Vyas, Anu Bansal
      Pages 107-120
    3. Anamika, Samiksha Joshi, Manvika Sahgal, Sharda Sahu, Anil Prakash
      Pages 121-146
    4. S. Bhuvaneswari Manivel, G. Subashini Rajkumar
      Pages 183-203
    5. U. N. Bhale, S. A. Bansode, Simranjeet Singh
      Pages 205-220
    6. Sarvjeet Kukreja, Neha Salaria, Kajal Thakur, Umesh Goutam
      Pages 293-309
    7. Umesh Goutam, Kajal Thakur, Neha Salaria, Sarvjeet Kukreja
      Pages 311-325
  4. Fungi for sustainable Industrial and Environmental Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Deepansh Sharma, Mehak Manzoor, Parul Yadav, Jagdip Singh Sohal, Gajender Kumar Aseri, Neeraj Khare
      Pages 349-366
    3. Mundamoole Pavithra, Kandikere R. Sridhar, Ammatanda A. Greeshma
      Pages 367-382
    4. Gautam Kumar Meghwanshi, Abhishek Vashishtha
      Pages 383-411
    5. Sharmila Tirumale, Nazir Ahmad Wani
      Pages 413-426
    6. Ajay Kumar, Ranjan Deb, Joginder Singh
      Pages 427-448
    7. Abhishek Vashishtha, Gautam Kumar Meghwanshi
      Pages 449-465
    8. Santosh Kumar Mehar, S. Sundaramoorthy
      Pages 467-482
    9. Amarish Kumar Sharma, Anjana Rana Sharma
      Pages 483-503
  5. Bioconversion Technologies of Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Devendra K. Pandey, Prabhjot Kaur, Abhijit Dey
      Pages 507-538
    3. Jyoti Goutam, Ranjana Singh, Rajyoganandh S. Vijayaraman, Mukesh Meena
      Pages 539-551
    4. Rashmi Mishra, V. Venkateswara Sarma
      Pages 553-584
    5. V. Venkateswara Sarma
      Pages 585-596
  6. Modern Biotechnological Interventions of Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 633-633
    2. C. Ganesh Kumar, Poornima Mongolla
      Pages 651-697
    3. Vijayalakshmi Selvakumar, A. Panneerselvam
      Pages 699-717
    4. Ammatanda A. Greeshma, Kandikere R. Sridhar, Mundamoole Pavithra, Kaori Tomita-Yokotani
      Pages 719-738
    5. G. Subashini, S. Bhuvaneswari
      Pages 753-779

About this book


This book illustrates the multiple roles of fungi in everyday life. Fungi are the large group of organisms with tremendous diversity and economic importance. Their ability to produce commercially efficient useful products makes them the vulnerable sustainable tool for the future generation. This book describes a systems approach and provides a means to share the latest developments and advances about the benefits of fungi including their wide application, traditional uses, modern practices, along with designing of strategies to harness their potential. The chapters are organized with data, providing information related to different sustainable aspects of fungi in agriculture, its cultivation and conservation strategies, industrial and environmental utilization, advanced bioconversion technologies and modern biotechnological interventions. Updated information and current opinion related to its application for sustainable agriculture, environment, and industries as futuristic tools have been presented and discussed in different chapters. The book also elucidates a comprehensive yet a representative description of the challenges associated with the sustained application of fungi to achieve the goals of sustainability.


Fungal ecology Fungal Bioconversion Environmental sustainability Fungal Nanoparticles Fungal Bioinformatics Endophytic microorganisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Praveen Gehlot
    • 1
  • Joginder Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BotanyJai Narain Vyas UniversityJodhpurIndia
  2. 2.School of Bioengineering & BiosciencesLovely Professional UniversityPhagwaraIndia

Bibliographic information