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Pathogenic fungi are widely distributed and can infect many organisms, particularly humans, but also other vertebrates and insects. Due to a growing number of fungal infections, there is an increasing need to understand the interaction of pathogenic fungi with their hosts.
This second completely updated and revised edition of Volume VI of The Mycota consists of state of the art reviews written by experts in the field, covering three major areas of this rapidly developing field. In the first part the current understanding of pathogenic fungi and the physiological reactions relevant for the pathogen – host interaction are elucidated. The second part describes novel technologies for the identification of proteins, virulence factors and mechanisms central to the host – pathogen interaction. The third part deals with the characterization of the host response towards pathogenic fungi and addresses timely clinical aspects.
1 Trichomycetes and the arthropod gut Robert W. Lichtwardt
2 Opportunistic mold infections Ronald G. Washburn
3 Entomopathogenic fungi: biochemistry and molecular biology George G. Khachatourians, Sohail S. Qazi, William R. Reid
4 Physiology and metabolic requirements of pathogenic fungi Matthias Brock
5 CO2 sensing and virulence of Candida albicans Estelle Mogensen, Fritz A. Muhlschlegel
6 Hyphal growth and virulence in Candida albicans Andrea Walther, Jurgen Wendland
7 Pathogenicity of malassezia yeasts Peter A. Mayser, Sarah K. Lang, Wiebke Hort
8 Proteomics and its application to the human-pathogenic fungi Aspergillus fumigatus and Candida albicans Olaf Kniemeyer, Axel A. Brakhage
9 Transcriptomics of the fungal pathogens focusing on C. albicans Steffen Rupp Host
10 Yeast infections in immunocompromised hosts Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J. Walsh
11 The host innate immune response to pathogenic Candida albicans and other fungal pathogens Peter F. Zipfel, Katharina Gropp, Michael Reuter, Susann Schindler, Christine Skerka
12 Toll-like receptors and fungal recognition Frank Ebel, Jurgen Heesemann
13 Clinical aspects of dermatophyte infections, Jochen Brasch, Uta-christina Hipler
"This book has three sections dealing with pathogens, techniques and host, with 13 chapters and 26 contributors. [...] The book is well laid out and each chapter is provided with a contents part, so the reader can quickly scan the chapters' contents. All chapters are well referenced at the back with up-to-date references. [...] should be available in all good school, community and university libraries and any research laboratories dealing with fungi, yeasts and medical mycology."
- K. D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 45, 2010