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The Growing Fungus

Edited By: NAR Gow and GM Gadd

496 pages, 36 b/w photos, 105 illus

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #24071 | ISBN: 0412466007
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Biodiversity, roles in the environment and use of biotechnology, make the fungi one of the most important groups on earth. This comprehensive text brings together recent advances in the cell biology, physiology, genetics, growth, and differentiation of the filamentous fungi.

...each chapter is a useful source for postgraduate and some undergraduate mycology students, as well as for specialist mycologists wishing to read around mycological issues (...) Overall, the book presents a snapshot picture of contemporary fungal research, illustrating its impressive diversity and encouraging cross-fertilisation of ideas between different mycological disciplines - CAB International; A well-written, closely edited, excellent book...includes excellent discussions of cell walls, the cytoskeleton, and cellular organelles...includes outstanding chapters on fungal exoenzymes... - Choice; Upon reading the description of this 'new textbook' in the publisher's catalogue some months ago, my initial reaction almost verged on euphoria. This book is extremely comprehensive ... fellow mycologists will find this a most valuable text - SGM Quarterly; This a very good book ... [it] surely must become a standard text on the shelves of every microbiology library. - World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology


Part I: The growing fungus. The success of mycelium. Filamentous fungi as model enkaryotes. Part II: The architecture of fungal cells. The cell wall. The cell membrane. Fungal organelles. Cytoskeleton. Part III: Metabolism and genetic regulation. Exoenzymes. Transport. Cellular homeostasis. Intermediary metabolism. Genetic systems. Molecular biology. Part IV: Coordination of growth and division. Tip growth and polarity. Kinetics of filamentous growth. Modelling filamentous growth. Part V: Differentiation. Sporulation of lower fungi. Sporulation of higher fungi. Sexual reproduction. Yeast-hyphal dimorphism. Infection structures. Tissue formation. Regulation of differentiation. Appendix: Taxonomic groupings of fungi.

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