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Manuscript Submission Deadline 14 April 2023

Fungi are micro-eukaryotes known as “decomposers” in many ecosystems. They play an essential role in the cycling of carbon and other elements. Fungi also synthesise various products, including enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides, polyols, pigments, lipids, glycolipids, etc. Some of these products are produced ...

Fungi are micro-eukaryotes known as “decomposers” in many ecosystems. They play an essential role in the cycling of carbon and other elements. Fungi also synthesise various products, including enzymes, vitamins, polysaccharides, polyols, pigments, lipids, glycolipids, etc. Some of these products are produced commercially, while others have potential value in biotechnology. Thus, these microorganisms show extraordinary potential for sustainable green biomanufacturing and clean production. Recently, fungal-based biotechnology and biomanufacturing have been in the early stages of carbon emissions and carbon neutrality.

Many strategies for fungal green biomanufacturing are still under development and many bottlenecks and challenges still need to be overcome. For example, fungi are categorized according to their life cycle, substrates, and the arrangement and type of spores. Thus, the biotechnological approach is different for yeasts, moulds, and mushrooms. Strategies for exploration and optimisation of fungal biomanufacturing are complex and diverse, and include fungal cell factories for enzymes and natural products, novel biocomposites based on mycelium, fungal-based alternative food products, etc. In addition, fungal green biomanufacturing also considers strain optimisation and optimisation of fermentation processes based on adaptive evolution.

This Research Topic will cover valuable and effective strategies for sustainable and green production using fungi, including the following topics:

• Fungal genetics and systems biology tools in biotechnology
• Fungal metabolic and regulatory pathway engineering
• Construction of fungal cell factories for proteins and natural products
• Strategies for fungi-based bio-composites and alternative foods
• Other approaches in fungal green biomanufacturing

Keywords: fungal cell factories, biosynthesis, bioconversion, biocomposite, natural product, biomaterial


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