Fungi belonging to the genera Trichoderma and Gliocladium are soil-borne saprophytes which have been used for industrial and agricultural applications for decades. Some strains produce enzymes and antibiotics while others are useful as biological agents for the protections of plants against pathogens. This first volume of two, gives a detailed account of the morphology and taxonomy of Trichoderma and Gliocladium, before discussing their ecology and basic biology. Molecular biological aspects examined include their genome and gene structure, genetic transformation and asexual genetics. A chapter on safety aspects is also included.
1. Morphology and Identification of Trichoderma W.Gams and J. Bisset 2. Molecular Taxonomy of Trichoderma and Gliocladium and their Teleomorphs E. Lieckfeldt, K. Kuhls and S. Muthumeenakshi 3. Ecology of Trichoderma D. Klein and D. Eveleigh 4.Sporulation and Light-Induced Development in Trichoderma V. Betina and V. Farkas 5. Nutrition, Cellular Structure and Basic Metabolic Pathways in Trichoderma and Gliocladium E. Kubicek-Pranz 6. Protein Secretion and Glycosylation in Trichoderma G.Palmarczyk, M. Maras, R. Contreras and J. Kruszewska 7. Secondary Metabolism in Trichoderma and Gliocladium K. Sivasithamparam and E. Ghisalberti 8. The Safety of Trichoderma and Gliocladium H. Nevalainen and D. Neethling 9. Trichoderma spp. Genome andGene Structure G. Goldman, C. Pellizon, M. Marins, J. McInerney and M. Goldman 10. Genetic Transformation of Trichoderma and Gliocladium R. Mach and S. Zeilinger 11. Asexual genetics in Trichoderma and Gliocladium: Mechanisms and Implications G. Harman,C. Hayes and K. Ondik Bisset, Agriculture Canada, Canada, R. Contreras, University of Gent, Belgium, D. Eveleigh, Rutgers University, USA, V. Farkas, Slovak Academy of Sciences. Slovakia, W. Gams, Centraalbureau voor Schimimmelcultures, E. Ghisalberti,University of Western Australia, Australia, G. Goldman, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, M. Goldman, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, G. Harman, Cornell University, USA, C. Hayes, BioWorks, USA, D. Klein, Cook College, USA, J. Kruszewska, PolishAcademy of Sciences, Poland, C. Kubicek, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, E. Kubicek-Pranz, Technical University of Vienna, Austria, K. Kuhls, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, E. Lieckfeldt, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, R. Mach,Technical University of Vienna, Austria, M. Maras, University of Gent, Belgium, M. Marins, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, J. McInerney, Natural History Museum, UK, S. Muthumeenakshi, Horticulture Research International, UK, D. Neethling, MacquarieUniversity, Australia, H. Nevalainen, Macquarie University, Australia, K. Ondik, Cornell University, USA, G. Palmarczyk, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland, C. Pellizon, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, K. Sivasithamparam, University of WesternAustralia, Australia, S. Zeilinger, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
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