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For a Special Issue on

Fungi in Sustainable Products Development

Manuscript deadline
31 December 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr. Gaurav Rajauria, School of Microbiology, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork
[email protected]

Dr. Minaxi Sharma, CARAH, ASBL, Rue Paul Pastur
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Prof. Kavya Dashora, IIT Delhi
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Fungi in Sustainable Products Development

Fungi play a significant role in sustainable product development and are being studied for their potential biotechnological applications in industry and allied sectors. Fungal biotechnology can help transition from a fossil-based economy to a bio-based circular economy. It is indispensable for the creation of processes that can transform organic materials into food, feed, fuels, chemicals, textiles, and biomaterials for various industries. Fungi are increasingly recognized for their role in agri-food biomass/side-stream valorization that paves the transition to closed-loop circular production. Fungal cell factories are being explored for their potential to produce a variety of value-added bioproducts, bioactive compounds, and important metabolites for agri-food and pharmaceutical use. Fungal-led bioconversion of lignocellulosic biomass is paving the path for a sustainable alternative to proteins and the energy-consuming production of biofuel and bioenergy. The concept of integrated biorefineries that combine various bioconversion and downstream processes to produce a diverse set of useful products has been considered a viable strategy for biomass valorization. These biorefineries are helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by providing solutions for securing, stabilizing, and enhancing the food and green energy supply for a growing human population, while simultaneously lowering greenhouse gas emissions. This collection welcomes research focusing on fungi in sustainable product development under the themes including:



  • Fungal metabolites
  • Fungal biomaterial
  • Biomass valorization
  • Fungal-based food
  • Pretreatment
  • Bioconversion process
  • Downstream process
  • Mycoprotein
  • Circular bioeconomy
  • Fungal biorefinery
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Fermentation technology
  • Precision fermentation
  • Fungal cell factories


This special issue will cover but is not limited to the following topics:

  • Sustainable fungal food production
  • Fungal-based biorefineries for biofuel and biobased chemical production
  • Fungi in agri-food waste valorization
  • Fungal cell factories for efficient and sustainable production

Submission Instructions

Please submit your paper through our online submission system ( All papers will be peer-reviewed. The submission deadline is December 31, 2024. Accepted papers will be published continuously online (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together in the 2nd issue of 2025. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are all invited.


Mycology: An International Journal of Fungal Biology

Mycology ( is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal. It is the official journal of the Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Mycological Society of China and is published by Taylor & Francis with 4 issues per year. Publication in Mycology special issue offers article processing charge (APC) discount waived codes (50% percent or higher), with high visibility [indexed in ESCI (IF 4.2), Scopus (CiteScore 8.7), CABI, CSA, PubMed, DOAJ and Biosis preview].


If you need further information before submitting your paper, please read the full Instructions for Authors (


Please state in the cover letter that your submission is for the special issue of “Fungi in sustainable products development


For any further inquiries, please contact the Managing Editor Dr. Li Han by email at [email protected], [email protected].

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