21st Century Guidebook to Fungi with CD

21st Century Guidebook to Fungi with CD

by David Moore, Geoffrey D. Robson, Anthony P. J. Trinci
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521186951

ISBN-13: 9780521186957

Pub. Date: 07/31/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Fungi have their own unique cell biology and life cycle, but also play critical roles in wider biological systems. This textbook provides a comprehensive view of fungal biology, ranging in scope from the evolutionary origins of fungi and other eukaryotes more than a billion years ago, to the impact fungi have on everyday life. Bringing mycology teaching right up to

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Fungi have their own unique cell biology and life cycle, but also play critical roles in wider biological systems. This textbook provides a comprehensive view of fungal biology, ranging in scope from the evolutionary origins of fungi and other eukaryotes more than a billion years ago, to the impact fungi have on everyday life. Bringing mycology teaching right up to date, this unique systems biology approach emphasises the interactions between fungi and other organisms to illustrate the critical roles that fungi play in every ecosystem and food web. With more than 60 colour figures, examples of computational modelling and resource boxes directing students to areas of interest online, this book gives students an appreciation of fungi both at the organism level and in the context of wider biology. A companion CD accompanying the print book features a hyperlinked version of the book and the fully integrated World of Cyberfungi website.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521186957
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
1,320,571
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Nature and Origins of Fungi: 1. 21st-century fungal communities; 2. Evolutionary origins; 3. Natural classification of fungi; Part II. Fungal Cell Biology: 4. Hyphal cell biology and growth on solid substrates; 5. Fungal cell biology; 6. Structure and synthesis of fungal cell walls; Part III. Fungal Genetics and Diversity: 7. From the haploid to the functional diploid: homokaryons, heterokaryons, dikaryons and compatibility; 8. Sexual reproduction: the basis of diversity and taxonomy; 9. Continuing the diversity theme: cell and tissue differentiation; Part IV. Biochemistry and Developmental Biology of Fungi: 10. Fungi in ecosystems; 11. Exploiting fungi for food; 12. Development and morphogenesis; Part V. Fungi as Saprotrophs, Symbionts and Pathogens: 13. Ecosystem mycology: saprotrophs, and mutualisms between plants and fungi; 14. Fungi as pathogens of plants; 15. Fungi as symbionts and predators of animals; 16. Fungi as pathogens of animals, including man; Part VI. Fungal Biotechnology and Bioinformatics: 17. Whole organism biotechnology; 18. Molecular biotechnology; Part VII. Appendices: Appendix 1. Outline classification of fungi; Appendix 2. Mycelial and hyphal; Index.

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