Fungi: Biology and Applications

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Kevin Kavanagh
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 20, 2005 - Science - 267 pages
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Fungi: Biology and Applications is a comprehensive, balanced introduction of the biology, biotechnological applications and medical significance of fungi. With no prior knowledge of the subject assumed, the opening chapters offer a broad overview of the basics of fungal biology, in particular the physiology and genetics of fungi. Later chapters move on to include more detailed coverage of topics such as proteomics, bioinformatics, heterologous protein expression, medical mycology, anti-fungal drug development and function, fungal biotechnology and fungal pathogens of economically important plants.

Carefully structured, each chapter contains self-assessment exercises with answers included at the end of the book to enhance student understanding.

  • A comprehensive treatment of the medical and economic importance of fungi to everyday life
  • Chapters include revision sections and problems to reinforce key concepts
  • Invaluable for undergraduates taking a first course on fungal biology or mycology.
  • also of interest to those working within the field looking for an up-to-date introduction.
 

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Contents

Fungal Genetics
35
A PostGenomic Perspective
65
Fungal Fermentation Systems and Products
89
Antibiotics Enzymes and Chemical Commodities from
113
The Biotechnological Exploitation of Heterologous Protein
145
Fungal Diseases of Humans
171
Antifungal Agents for Use in Human Therapy
191
Fungal Pathogens of Plants
219
Chapter 3
253
Chapter 4
256
Chapter 5
257
Chapter 6
258
Chapter 7
260
Chapter 8
261
Index
263
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Answers to Revision Questions
251

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