Trichoderma And Gliocladium, Volume 2: Enzymes, Biological Control and commercial applications

1st Edition

Gary E. Harman, C. P. Kubicek

CRC Press
Published July 31, 1998
Reference - 393 Pages
ISBN 9780748408054 - CAT# TF2174

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Summary

Fungi belonging to the genera Trichoderma and Gliocladium are soil- bourne saprophytes which have been used for industrial and agricultural applications for decades. Some strains produce enzymes and antibiotics while others are useful as biological agents for the protection of plants against pathogens.
This second volume of two describes the commercial uses of Trichoderma and Gliocladium, beginning with an in depth discussion of the degradation of polysaccharides and macromolecules by fungal enzymes. The application of the fungi in biocontrol for agricultural purposes is then examined. The final section of this volume deals with protein production and the utilisation of Trichoderma enzymes by various industries.

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