Fungi: A Handbook for Life Science Manufacturers and Researchers

Dec 2019
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Hardcover 17355 | Digital 18063
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This text can help identify and ameliorate fungal and mold problems and contains a wealth of information as a guide and reference. Many topics are discussed relevant to the food and agriculture industries, including the biology of fungi, outbreaks associated with pharmaceutical drug products and medical devices, mycotoxins, fungal biodegradation and remediation, and strategies for a rapid and accurate fungal identification. The text also contains a lengthy fungal glossary.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

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  1. Introduction by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  2. The Biology of Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  3. The Infamous Fungus: Enigmatic, Distinct and Misjudged by Ziva Abraham
  4. An Anatomy of Fungal Spores: Formation, Dispersal and Transfer Risk by Tim Sandle
  5. Health Concerns with Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  6. Historical Issues with Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  7. Fungal Outbreaks Associated with Pharmaceutical Drug Products and Medical Devices by Tony Cundell
  8. Strategies for a Rapid and Accurate Fungal Identification by Mary Griffin
  9. Investigating Sources of Fungi in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Facilities and Taking Appropriate Action by Tim Sandle
  10. A Holistic Approach to Controlling Fungal Spore Excursions in Cleanrooms by James Polarine, Jr., Richard Chai, Nicole Hill, and Rebecca Hostettler
  11. Fungal Remediation by Brian G. Hubka
  12. Prevention of Contamination by Brian G. Hubka and Jeanne Moldenhauer
  13. Uses of Fungi in Biotechnology by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  14. Medicine Production by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  15. Production of Secondary Metabolites by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  16. Mycotoxins by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  17. Enzyme Production by Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  18. Production of Vitamins and Coenzymes by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  19. Amino Acid Production by Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  20. Organic Acid Production by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  21. Production of Lipases by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  22. Nucleic Acid and Nucleotide Production by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  23. Ergot Alkaloid Production by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  24. Food and Beverage Applications by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  25. Fungi and Agriculture Applications by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  26. Marine Fungi by Jeanne Moldenhauer
  27. Fungal Issues in the Cannabis Industry by Bruce Hinckle and Brian Hubka
  28. Fungal Biodegradation and Remediation by Jeanne Moldenhauer

Appendix 1 Fungal Glossary

Appendix 2 Classification of Fungi

About the Authors

About the Editor

Jeanne Moldenhauer, Excellent Pharma Consulting, has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She chairs the PDA Environmental Monitoring/Microbiology Interest Group, serves on the PDA Scientific Advisory Board, founded the Rapid Microbiology User's Group ™, and is a member of ASQ and RAPS. She is the author of Recent Warning Letters Review for Preparation of a Non-Sterile Processing Inspection, Volume 2; Recent Warning Letters Review for Preparation of an Aseptic Processing Inspection and the Editor of Steam Sterilization: A Practitioner's Guide; Laboratory Validation: A Practitioner's Guide; Systems Based Inspections for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Thermal Validation in Moist Heat Sterilization among numerous other recent publications. She is the winner of the 2010 and 2005 PDA/DHI Distinguished Editor/Author Award.