Anaerobic Fungi: Biology: Ecology, and Function

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CRC Press, Jul 28, 1994 - Science - 304 pages
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Uniting-for the first time-current information on anaerobic fungi from a number of different disciplines, this unique reference examines the taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and ecology of anaerobic fungi-focusing on fungi from the rumen and other gut environments such as the cecum and hindgut of nonruminant herbivores.
Anaerobic Fungi
  • Presents new techniques for culturing anaerobic fungi!
  • analyzes the isolation, culture, and survival of anaerobic fungi
  • describes the nucleic acids of anaerobic fungi, gene cloning, and the establishment of molecular phylogeny
  • discusses the fermentation of carbohydrates
  • explains how anaerobic fungi interact with other microorganisms
  • investigates the ultrastructure of plant cell walls degraded by fungi
  • details the effects of diet on fungal populations
  • delineates specific procedures for quantifying anaerobic fungi
  • outlines potential directions for future research in molecular genetics
  • and more!
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    Contents

    The Ultrastructure of Anaerobic Fungi
    47
    Nutrition and Survival of Anaerobic Fungi
    107
    Fermentation Product Generation in Rumen
    129
    Regulatory Constraints in the Degradation
    147
    Interactions Between the Rumen Chytrid Fungi
    191
    Effects of Diet on the Fungal Population of
    229
    Differential and Integral Equations and Their Application
    257
    Future Perspectives
    271
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