Fungi in Polar Regions

1st Edition

Masaharu Tsuji, Tamotsu Hoshino

CRC Press
April 30, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 140 Pages - 8 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138089709 - CAT# K34800

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Summary

Fungi that inhabit polar-region can grow and decompose organic compounds under subzero temperatures play important roles in the nutrient cycle of polar-region ecosystems. Thus, changes in the mycoflora affect the ecological recycling in these regions, and understanding the cold-adaptation strategies of fungi under extreme environments is critical for a better understanding of polar-region ecosystems. Due to their ability to survive under extreme environments, fungi in polar-region are seen to show potential for utilization in biotechnologies. This book presents our current understanding of the mycoflora in polar-region and their cold adaptation strategies, and applied studies using their abilities.