Fungi: Biology and Applications / Edition 2

Fungi: Biology and Applications / Edition 2

by Kevin Kavanagh
     
 

Fungi: Biology and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, introductory treatment of fungi, covering biochemistry, genetics and the medical and economic significance of these organisms. 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

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Fungi: Biology and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive, introductory treatment of fungi, covering biochemistry, genetics and the medical and economic significance of these organisms. 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 and also a new chapter on the application of genomics to fungi. The book then moves on to include detailed coverage of topics such as antibiotic and chemical commodities from fungi, new chapters on biotechnological use of fungal enzymes and fungal proteomics, and fungal diseases of humans, antifungal agents for use in human therapy and fungal pathogens of plants.

  • Fully updated and including three new chapters on Applications to Genomics to fungi, Biotechnological use of Fungal Enzymes and Fungal Proteomics
  • Includes revision questions and further reading
  • Comprehensive treatment of the medical and economic importance on everyday life
  • Invaluable for undergraduates taking a first course on fungal biology or mycology
  • Written by internationally respected experts in the field
  • Colour plate section

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470977095
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1Introduction to fungal physiology1
2Fungal genetics35
3Fungal genetics : a post-genomic perspective65
4Fungal fermentation systems and products89
5Antibiotics, enzymes and chemical commodities from fungi113
6The biotechnological exploitation of heterologous protein production in fungi145
7Fungal diseases of humans171
8Antifungal agents for use in human therapy191
9Fungal pathogens of plants219

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