This new edition offers detailed overviews covering a wide area of fungal...
433 pages, 112 illustrations, 22 tables
Since the publication of the first edition of Volume 1 in 1994, the field of fungal biology has developed tremendously, mainly through the establishment of various molecular techniques. In consequence, most chapters in the 2nd edition have been completely revised or even newly written, either by the former authors or by new scientific teams. Experts in the field compiled the latest results obtained from cytological, genetic and molecular studies. Topics include: structure and function of fungal cellls and cell organelles, growth of fungal colonies, aging, programmed cell death, incompatibility reactions, environmental and internal signals for cellular differentiation and developmental processes such as asexual and sexual reproduction, genes and gene functions in growth and development of fungi.
- Fungal cell types
- Organelle inheritance in budding yeast and other fungi
- Mitosis in filamentous fungi
- Apical wall biogenesis
- The fungal cell wall
- Septation and cytokinesis in fungi
- Re-wiring the network: understanding the mechanism and function of anastomosis in filamentous ascomycete fungi
- Heterogenic incompatibility in fungi
- Programmed cell death in fungi
- Senescence and longevity
- Autoregulatory signals in mycelial fungi
- Pheromone action in the fungal groups Chytridiomycota, and Zygomycota, and in the Oomycota
- Photomorphogenesis and gravitropism
- Asexual sporulation in mycelial fungi
- Regulation of sexual development in filamentous ascomycetes (mating types, pheromones)
- Fruiting body development in ascomycetes
- Mating type genes of the basidiomycetes
- Regulatory and structural networks, orchestrating mating, dimorphism, cell shape, and pathogenesis in Ustilago
- The emergence of fruiting bodies in basidiomyctes
- Meiosis in mycelial fungi
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