The book deals with the application of fungi and the strategic management of some plant pathogens. It covers fungal bioactive metabolites, with emphasis on those secondary metabolites that are produced by various endophytes, their pharmaceutical and agricultural uses, regulation of the metabolites, mycotoxins, nutritional value of mushrooms, prospecting of thermophilic and wood-rotting fungi, and fungi as myconano factories. Strategies for the management of some plant pathogenic fungi of rice and soybean have also been dealt with. Updated information for all these aspects has been presented and discussed in different chapters.
The Promise of Plants and Associated Endophytic Fungi as Sustainable Resource of Important Pharmaceutical Compounds: Quo Vadis. Endophytic Fungi and their Bioprospection. Fungi: A Hidden Source of Antimycobacterial Activity Compounds. Endophytic Fungi: A Unique Biome to Impart Enhanced Host Plant Fitness in Diverse Environmental Condition. Antitumor Products from Fungi. Fungal Secondary Metabolites as Source of Anti-infective Compounds. Modulation of Fungal Secondary Metabolites Biosynthesis by Chemical Epigenetics. Antibacterial VOCs from Fungi. Isoprenil Compounds from Fungi and their Applications. Statins from Fungi. Glycans of Higher Basidiomycetes Mushrooms with Antiphytoviral Activity: Isolation, Characterization, and Biological Activity. Fungi as Myconanofactory: Mycoreduction, Mechanism, and Medicines. Potential Applications of Thermophilic Moulds. Wood-Inhabiting Fungi: Ecology, Medicinal Importance, Mycoremediation Aspects and Cultivation Techniques. Nutritional Aspects of Higher Fungi. Fusarium Toxins in Cereals. Mycotoxins: Fungal Secondary Metabolites with Toxic Properties. Strategies for the Management of Rice Pathogenic Fungi. Integrated Management of Fungal Diseases of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill] Occurring in India.