Mycotechnology has a crucial role to play in the 21st century. Fungi are bioprotectors, bioremediators, bio-fertilizers, drug-producers and involved in everyday life. Mycotechnology: Present Status and Future Prospects includes current and rare topics on mycotechnology, such as, molecular techniques (for analysis of soil fungi, diagnosis of ochratoxin-A producing fungi, identification of ectomycorrhizal fungi), SPPADBASE, bioactive sesquiterpenes, mycological applications of Raman spectroscopy, etc. K
Mahendra Rai :- Mahendra Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He published 270 research papers, more than 100 popular articles in Indian and foreign journals and more than 30 books from reputed publishers like Elsevier, Springer, CRC, Taylor and Francis and Scientific Publisher. He is a member of several scientific societies and have been a national Scholar for five years. He received several prestigious awards, including the father T.A. Mathias award (1989) from the All India Association for Christian Higher Education, and the Medini award (1999) from the Department of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He also received SERC visiting fellowship by Department of Science and Technology (1996), INSA visiting fellowship by Indian National Science Academy (1998) and TWAS-UNESCO Associateship (2002), Italy. Mahendra Rai serves as a referee for 20 international journals and is a member of editorial board of ten national and international journals. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nanobased bioactives against human pathogenic microbes.