By Jean-Michel Mérillon, Kishan Gopal Ramawat

This guide compiles authoritative information regarding fungal metabolites and their chemistry and biotechnology. the 1st within the reference paintings sequence “Phytochemicals”, and written by way of a group of overseas professional authors, this e-book presents reference details starting from the outline of fungal traditional items, over their use e.g. as anticancer brokers, to microbial synthesis, even spanning to the creation of secondary metabolites on business scale. however it additionally describes worldwide overall healthiness matters on the topic of aflatoxin construction in meals and agriculture, together with views for detoxing. The instruction manual characterizes various compound periods derived from fungal secondary metabolites, like ergot alkaloids and aflatoxins. The dialogue places a unique emphasis on how in all probability beneficial compounds could be bought and what purposes they could locate, at the one hand, and the way capability hazards may be encountered nonetheless. the excellent chapters during this instruction manual will therefore attract readers from varied backgrounds in chemistry, biology, existence sciences, or even drugs, who're operating or making plans to paintings with fungal (secondary) metabolites and their software. they supply the readers with wealthy resources of reference details on very important themes during this field.

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8 Small Antifungal Proteins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Reactive Oxygen Species . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Proteins Protecting Antagonistic Fungi Against Toxins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Microbial Competition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 Fatty acids and Glycolipids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Terpenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Strobilurins/Oudemansins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Small Antifungal Proteins . . . . . . . . . . . .

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