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About this book
About this book
This book charts a number of significant advances in our knowledge of the cytology, physiology and biochemistry of the growth of mould hyphae. It is a symposium volume, which includes contributions from leading research workers in the field. The articles concentrate on the detained investigations of a number of well known fungi, including Aspergillus, Neurospora, Mucor, Schizophyllum, Coprinus and Saccharomyces. Not only will it be of great interest to graduate students and research workers in these areas but also to geneticists and developmental biologists concerned with growth processes, especially since a number of these fungi were often employed in such studies.
Reissue of a book first published in 1979.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Aspects of structure and growth of hyphal walls J. H. Burnett; 2. Wall structure and growth in Schizophyllum commune J. G. H. Wessels and J. H. Sietsma; 3. Wall biogenesis by protoplasts J. F. Peberdy; 4. The use of temperature-sensitive mutants to study wall growth B. W. Bainbridge, B. P. Valentine and P. Markham; 5. Growth of rhizomorphs, mycelial strands, coremia and sclerotia S. C. Watkinson; 6. Wall growth during sporal differentiation and germination R. Marchant; 7. Chitosomes and chitin synthesis S. Bartnicki-Garcia, J. Ruiz-Herrera and C. E. Bracker; 8. Chitin and its degradation J. L. Stirling, G. A. Cook and A. M. S. Pope; 9. Localized activation of chitin synthesase in the initiation of yeast septum formation E. Cahib, A. Duran and B. Bowers; 10. Chitin synthesis and differentiation in Coprinus cinereus G. W. Gooday; 11. Glucanases, glucan synthases and wall growth in Saprolegnia monoica M. Fevre; 12. Endogenous lytic enzymes and wall metabolism R. F. Rosenberger; 13. Membrane transport and hyphal growth D. H. Jennings; 14. Regulation of macromolecular composition during growth of Neurospora crassa L. Alberghina, E. Sturani, M. G. Constanti, E. Martegani and R. Zippel; 15. The duplication cycle and branching in fungi A. P. J. Trinci; 16. Mathematical modelling of mycelial growth J. I. Prosser; 17. The kinetics of mycelial growth R. C. Righelato; Index of specific names; Subject index.