Aspergillus niger: Pathogenicity, Cultivation and Uses

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Eva Baughan (Editor)

Series: Plant Science Research and Practices
BISAC: SCI011000

Aspergillus niger: Pathogenicity, Cultivation and Uses summarizes the results of numerous research experiments on the biomineralization of rocks and minerals carried out with the participation of the fungus Aspergillus niger.

This compilation reviews recent advances in biocompounds and products with the most relevant biological and biocatalytic activities produced by Aspergillus niger. The challenges and future perspectives of biotechnological process extensions using Aspergillus niger will also be discussed.

The closing study focuses on how Aspergillus niger may be utilized as a bioadsorbent for the detoxification and decolorizing of wastewater. In industrial and pharmaceutical applications, it can similarly be utilized in the creation of some costly and helpful biopolymers, such as chitin, chitosan, and nourishment enhancements like chitin-glucan and glucosamine.

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Preface

Chapter 1. The Use of Aspergillus niger in Modeling of Modern Mineral Formation in Lithobiotic Systems
(Dmitry Yu. Vlasov, Olga V. Frank-Kamenetskaya, Marina S. Zelenskaya, Katerina V. Sazanova, Aleksei V. Rusakov and Alina R. Izatulina, Department of Botany, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, and others)

Chapter 2. Use and Applications of Aspergillus niger for the Development of Enzymes and Products of Biotechnological Interest
(Luciane Maria Colla, Naiara Elisa Kreling, Mateus Torres Nazari, Paola Manfredini, Thaís Strieder Machado, Jorge Alberto Vieira Costa, Thamarys Scapini, Aline Frumi Camargo, Karina Paula Preczeski, Fábio Spitza Stefanski, Bianca D’arck Melo Cavalcante, Gislaine Fongaro and Helen Treichel, Graduate Program in Food Science and Technology, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Aspergillus niger and Citric Acid
(T. Ramesh, H. Ann Suji, M.Thangaraj, R. Kumaran, D. Annadurai and M. Shenbagam, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamilnadu, India, and others)

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