Special Issue "Application of Fungi in Bioconversions and Mycoremediation"

A special issue of Fermentation (ISSN 2311-5637). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbial Metabolism, Physiology & Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editor

Laboratory of General and Agricultural Microbiology, Department of Crop Science, Agricultural University of Athens, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: solid state fermentation; mushroom cultivation; analytical techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fungi, among other properties, possess a powerful arsenal of oxidizing and hydrolytic enzymes, capable of degrading numerous complex compounds (such as lignin, cellulose, phenols, etc.), contributing in this way to the degradation/detoxification, bioconversion, and/or valorization of agricultural, forestry, and agro-industrial by-products. For example, the ability of many macrofungi to grow on a large range of plant residues is exploited towards the production of various high-value products, such as mushrooms, feed, bioactive compounds, biomaterials, etc. Furthermore, fungi have the ability to degrade wastes containing significant amounts of toxic compounds and pollutants (e.g., dyes, olive mill wastes, industrial effluents), while they are also suitable for the bioremediation of contaminated soil and water receptors. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to gather and communicate the latest advances on the above-mentioned properties of fungi, the techniques/methodologies adopted for such purposes, pertinent applications and products, as well as the use of analytical techniques for the evaluation of these bioprocesses.

Dr. Georgios Bekiaris
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fermentation is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • solid-state fermentation
  • enzymatic activity
  • bioremediation
  • bioconversion
  • mushroom cultivation
  • waste detoxification
  • degradation of pollutants

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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