Cell biology, biochemical and molecular technologies: cell biology of hyphae, Oded Yarden; protoplast isolation, regeneration and fusion in filamentous fungi, Shubha P. Kale and Deepak Bhatnagar; metabolic pathway regulation in fungi, Perng-KuangChang and Richard B. Todd; fungal nuclei and chromosomes, Benjamin C.K. Lu; genomics of filamentous fungi - a general review, Ahmad M. Fakhoury and Gary A. Payne; stability and instability of fungal genomes, A. John Clutterbuck; secondary metabolic geneclusters in filamentous fungi, Jeffrey W. Cary; application of gene cloning in fungal biotechnology, Laszlo Hornok and Gabor Giczey; transformation and gene manipulation in filamentous fungi - an overview, Robert L. Mach; genetic manipulation systems fornon-conventional fungi, Johannes Wostemeyer, Anke Burmester and Christine Schimek; fungal mitochondria - genomes, genetic elements and gene expression, John C. Kennell and Stephanie M. Cohen; fungal evolution meets fungal genomics, Jessica Leigh, EliasSeif, Naiara Rodriguez-Ezpeleta, Yannick Jacob and B. Franz Lang; genome sequence patterns and gene regulation - a bioinformatics perspective, Gautam B. Singh; DNA chips and microarray analysis - an overview, Sangdun Choi; signal transduction in Fungi -signalling cascades regulating virulence in filamentous fungi, Susanne Zeilinger. Commercial applications and biotechnological potential: application of genetic engineering for strain improvement in filamentous fungi, Helena Nevalainen, Valentino Te'o andMerja Penttila; the genetic analysis and improvement of wine yeasts, Isak S. Pretorius; fungi in brewing - biodiversity and biotechnology perspectives, Jorgen Hansen and Jure Piskur; ethanol-tolerance and production by yeast, Tahia Benitez and Antonio C.Codon; solid state fermentation - an overview, Poonam Nigam, Tim Robinson and Dalel Singh; basic principles for the production of fungal enzymes by solid state fermentation, Gustavo Viniegra-Gonzalez and Ernesto Favela-Torres; commercial importance ofsome fungal enzymes, Rajendra Saxsena, Bhawana Malhotra and Anoop Batra; xylanases of thermophilic moulds and their application potential, Seema Rawat and Bhavdish N. Johri; chitin biosynthesis in fungi, Jose Ruiz-Herrera and Roberto Ruiz-Medrano;bioactive fungal polysaccharides and polysaccharopeptides, T.B. Ng; biotechnological potential of fungal lipids, Michel Sancholle, Dorothy M. Losel, Frederic Laruelle, and Jerome Muchembled; metabolic modelling and biochemical systems - appplication tocitric acid production in aspergillus niger Nestor V. Torres, Fernando Alvarez-Vasquez and Eberhard O. Voit; fungal carotenoid production, Javier Avalos and Enrique Cerda-Olmedo. (Part ).