Advances in Fungal Biotechnology for Industry, Agriculture, and Medicine

  • Jan S. Tkacz
  • Lene Lange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Genetic Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David M. Geiser
      Pages 3-14
    3. Ulrich Schulte
      Pages 15-29
  3. Special (Secondary) Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Russell J. Cox, Frank Glod
      Pages 69-96
    3. Isao Fujii, Akira Watanabe, Yutaka Ebizuka
      Pages 97-125
    4. Jonathan D. Walton, Daniel G. Panaccione, Heather E. Hallen
      Pages 127-162
    5. D. Barry Scott, Geoffrey B. Jameson, Emily J. Parker
      Pages 163-198
  4. Enzymes and Green Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Wendy Thompson Yoder, Jan Lehmbeck
      Pages 201-219
    3. Jesper Vind
      Pages 221-235
    4. Frieder Schauer, Rainer Borriss
      Pages 237-306
    5. Jon K. Magnuson, Linda L. Lasure
      Pages 307-340
    6. Ralf G. Berger, Holger Zorn
      Pages 341-358
  5. Host-Fungal Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Donald C. Sheppard, Ashraf S. Ibrahim, John E. Edwards . Jr
      Pages 361-384
    3. Joanna M. Jenkinson, Nicholas J. Talbot
      Pages 385-403

About this book

Introduction

In the past half century, filamentous fungi have grown in commercial importance not only in the food industry but also as sources of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of infectious and metabolic diseases and of specialty proteins and enzymes used to process foods, fortify detergents, and perform biotransformations. The commercial impact of molds is also measured on a negative scale since some of these organisms are significant as pathogens of crop plants, agents of food spoilage, and sources of toxic and carcinogenic compounds. Recent advances in the molecular genetics of filamentous fungi are finding increased application in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, and enzyme industries, and this trend promises to continue as the genomics of fungi is explored and new techniques to speed genetic manipulation become available.

This volume focuses on the filamentous fungi and highlights the advances of the past decade, both in methodology and in the understanding of genomic organization and regulation of gene and pathway expression.

Keywords

Expression Fungi agriculture biotechnology enzymes food industry genetics medicine plants protein proteins

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan S. Tkacz
    • 1
  • Lene Lange
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biologics ResearchMerck Research LaboratoriesRahwayNew Jersey
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Biotechnology Novozymes A/SBagsvaerdDenmark

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8859-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4694-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8859-1
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