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Fungi: Biology and Applications

Edited By: Kevin Kavanagh

366 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Oct 2011 | Edition: 2 | #191242 | ISBN-13: 9780470977095
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Hardback | Oct 2011 | Edition: 2 | #194491 | ISBN-13: 9780470977101
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About this book

Fungi: Biology and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of fungi, covering biochemistry, genetics and the medical and economic significance of these organisms at introductory level. With no prior knowledge of the subject assumed, the opening chapters offer a broad overview of the basics of fungal biology, in particular the physiology and genetics of fungi and also a new chapter on the application of genomics to fungi. Later chapters move on to include more detailed coverage of topics such as antibiotic and chemical commodities from fungi, new chapters on biotechnological use of fungal enzymes and fungal proteomics, and fungal diseases of humans , antifungal agents for use in human therapy and fungal pathogens of plants.


Contents

List of Contributors
Preface

1. Introduction to Fungal Physiology (Graeme M. Walker and Nia A. White)
2. Fungal Genetics (Malcolm Whiteway and Catherine Bachewich)
3. Fungal Genomics (David Fitzpatrick and Edgar Mauricio Medina Tovar)
4. Fungal Genetics: A Post-Genomic Perspective (Brendan Curran and Virginia Bugeja)
5. Fungal Fermentation Systems and Products (Kevin Kavanagh)
6. Pharmaceutical and Chemical Commodities from Fungi (Karina A. Horgan and Richard A. Murphy)
7. Biotechnological Use of Fungal Enzymes (Shauna M. McKelvey and Richard A. Murphy)
8. The Biotechnological Exploitation of Heterologous Protein Production in Fungi (Brendan Curran and Virginia Bugeja)
9. Fungal Proteomics (Sean Doyle)
10. Fungal Infections of Humans (Derek J. Sullivan, Gary P. Moran and David C. Coleman)
11. Antifungal Agents for Use in Human Therapy (Khaled H. Abu-Elteen and Mawieh Hamad)
12. Fungal Pathogens of Plants (Fiona Doohan)

Answers to Revision Questions
Index

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