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About this book
About this book
Presents a detailed analysis of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur utilization by fungi. Based on the 1988 British Mycological Society symposium, it is broadly based, covering four basic areas: physiology and metabolism of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur by fungi; role of these minerals in pathogenic relationships with plants; their role in mutualistic relationships with plants; and the role of saprotrophic fungi in cycling of the elements through ecosystems. This book will be of interest to research workers, advanced students and teachers of mycology, plant pathology, plant nutrition and soil ecology.
Reissue of a book first published in 1989.
Contributors; Preface; 1. Some perspectives on nitrogen and phosphorus metabolism in fungi D. H. Jennings; 2. The genetics and biochemistry of nitrate assimilation in ascomycete fungi A. B. Tomsett; 3. Transport and metabolism of suphur dioxide in yeasts and filamentous fungi Anthony H. Rose; 4. Inorganic sulphur oxidation by fungi M. Wainwright; 5. Sulphur compounds in fungi J. C. Slaughter; 6. Phosphonates: antifungal compounds against Oomycetes M. D. Coffey and D. G. Ouimette; 7. Phosphorus and nitrogen fluxes between plant and fungus in parasitic associations D. R. Walters; 8. Effects of fungal pathogens on nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur relations of individual plants and populations N. D. Paul; 9. The nitrogen nutrition of mycorrhizal fungi and their host plants D. J. Read, J. R. Leake and A. R. Langdale; 10. Acquisition of phosphorus by VA mycorrhizal fungi and the growth responses of their host plants B. A. D. Hetrick; 11. Phosphorus metabolism in mycorrhizas V. Gianinazzi-Pearson and S. Gianinazzi; 12. Nitrogen relations of mat-forming lichens P. D. Crittenden; 13. Role of fungi in nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur cycling in temperate forest ecosystems J. Dighton and Lynne Boddy; Index.