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Extremophilic Fungi

Ecology, Physiology and Applications


  • Introduces the biology of extremophilic fungi

  • Elucidates on ecology as well as molecular biology of extremophilic fungi

  • Describes extremophilc fungi's biotechnological applications

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Basic Information

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Isolation, Culture, and Maintenance of Extremophilic Fungi

      • Kalhoro Muhammad Talib, Jing Luhuai, Xiaoming Chen, Ali Akbar, Ayesha Tahir, Irfana Iqbal et al.
      Pages 3-32
    3. Modern Tools for the Identification of Fungi, Including Yeasts

      • Ayesha Tahir, Irfana Iqbal, Kalhoro Muhammad Talib, Jing Luhuai, Xiaoming Chen, Ali Akbar et al.
      Pages 33-51
  3. Eco-physiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 53-53
    2. Major Habitats and Diversity of Thermophilic Fungi

      • Swapnil Chaturvedi, Indira P. Sarethy
      Pages 55-75
    3. Thermophilic Fungi: Habitats and Morpho-Molecular Adaptations

      • Regina Sharmila Dass, Joy Elvin Dhinakar, Akriti Tirkey, Mayukhmita Ghose, Angeline Jessika Suresh
      Pages 77-95
    4. Modulation of Physiological and Molecular Switches in Thermophilic Fungi: A Brief Outlook

      • Tuyelee Das, Samapika Nandy, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha, Potshangbam Nongdam, Ercan Bursal, Mahipal S. Shekhawat et al.
      Pages 97-110
    5. Psychrotrophic Microfungi: Major Habitats, Diversity and Living Strategies

      • Kanak Choudhary, Najeeb Hussain Wani, Farooq Ahmad Ahanger, Suhaib Mohamad Malik, Vinod Chourse, Abdul Majid Khan et al.
      Pages 111-127
    6. Physiology and Molecular Biology of Psychrotrophic Fungi: An Insight

      • Tuyelee Das, Samapika Nandy, Devendra Kumar Pandey, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha, Potshangbam Nongdam, Ercan Bursal et al.
      Pages 129-139
    7. Ecology, Physiology, and Diversity of Piezophilic Fungi

      • Shyamji Shukla, Harshita Shukla
      Pages 141-170
    8. Halophilic, Acidophilic, Alkaliphilic, Metallophilic, and Radioresistant Fungi: Habitats and Their Living Strategies

      • Tuyelee Das, Abdel Rahman Al-Tawaha, Devendra Kumar Pandey, Potshangbam Nongdam, Mahipal S. Shekhawat, Abhijit Dey et al.
      Pages 171-193
    9. Ecology and Diversity of Microaerophilic Fungi Including Endophytes

      • Deeksha Patil, Vishal Dawkar, Umesh Jadhav
      Pages 195-218
    10. Xerophilic Fungi: Physiology, Genetics and Biotechnology

      • Sanhita Sarkar, Namita Ashish Singh, Nitish Rai
      Pages 253-270
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 271-271
    2. Extremophilic Enzymes: Catalytic Features and Industrial Applications

      • Kanak Choudhary, Mangesh Kumar Mankar, Sanjay Sahay
      Pages 273-314
    3. Biotechnological Application of Extremophilic Fungi

      • Aneesa Fasim, H. K. Manjushree, A. Prakruti, S. Rashmi, V. Sindhuja, Veena S. More et al.
      Pages 315-345
    4. Extremophilic Fungal Cellulases: Screening, Purification, Catalysis, and Applications

      • Sangita Chouhan, Rajkumar Ahirwar, Tejpal Singh Parmar, Ashiq Magrey, Sanjay Sahay
      Pages 347-365

About this book

This contributory volume is a comprehensive account of recent research on extremophilic fungi. It brings to the readers, latest information on all categories of extremophilic fungi, their isolation, culture, and potential applications. The book aims at providing the audience in-depth and updated theoretical concepts, also application on the field. It will serve as a supplementary reading material in addition to basic mycology textbooks. The book fills the gap in literature and will be useful to the postgraduate students and researchers in the field of mycology, agriculture, biotechnology and Microbiology.


  • Fungal ecology
  • Fungal physiology
  • Fungal enzymes
  • Extremophilic fungi
  • Extremophilic fungi in nanotechnology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sarojini Naidu Government Postgraduate Girl’s (Autonomous) College, Bhopal, India

    Sanjay Sahay

About the editor

Dr Sanjay Sahay, Professor of Botany, is currently serving Sarojini Naidu Government Girl’s Postgraduate College, Bhopal (India). He obtained his PhD in fungal genetics (Patna University, Patna, India), and post-doctoral research experience in yeast molecular biology (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India). He has teaching experience of 27 years, guided 18 PhD students, published more than 30 research papers, contributed 3 book chapters and filed two patent applications in lignocellulosic ethanol one of which has been awarded. His areas of research include psychrophilic fungi, cold-active enzymes and lignocellulosic ethanol. He has been awarded Biotechnology National Associateship by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Research Award by University Grants Commission, India.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Extremophilic Fungi

  • Book Subtitle: Ecology, Physiology and Applications

  • Editors: Sanjay Sahay

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-4906-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-4907-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 730

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Fungi, Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Genetics

Buying options

eBook USD 219.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-4907-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)