The Physiology of Fungal Nutrition

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 9, 1995 - Medical - 622 pages
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The nutrition of a vegetative fungal colony can be viewed as a web of interconnected processes. In this volume, the author provides a mechanistic basis to the subject, focusing on processes at the plasma membrane, considering the modulating effects of the fungal wall and describing the fate of nutrients entering the fungus. The major emphasis is physiological, but biomechanical and molecular biological information has been drawn upon as appropriate to reflect the power of the multifaceted approach and encourage such further study. A comprehensive review of what is known for the more commonly studied fungal species is complemented by information on other fungi to provide an indication of the diversity of nutritional processes that exist in the fungal kingdom.
 

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Contents

1 Primary active transport
1
2 The relationship between membrane transport and growth
25
3 Walls and membranes
44
4 The vacuolar compartment vacuole
66
5 Carbon
87
6 Nitrogen
195
7 Phosphorus
251
8 Sulphur
288
10 Potassium and other alkali metal cations
317
11 Multivalent metals required or toxic
336
12 Organic acids
377
13 Water relations and salinity
398
14 Nutrient movement within the colony
447
Literature cited
468
Index
595
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9 Growth factors
303

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