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The Genus Aspergillus: From Taxonomy and Genetics to Industrial Application / Edition 1

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Overview

This text contains a comprehensive review of the fungal genus Aspergillus with contributions from a diverse group of experts including taxonomy, molecular genetics, medical pathology, industrial fermentation, food and agriculture; offering the reader a current overview of the subject.

This book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Viswanath P. Kurup, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This book, edited from the proceedings of a symposium held by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, is the second attempt to publish a comprehensive treatise on Aspergillus. The earlier effort was published in 1977 by the British Mycological Society. This book primarily deals with three major aspects, namely, industrial, agricultural, and pathogenic roles of Aspergillus. The first two topics are extensively dealt with, whereas less emphasis is given to the third aspect.
Purpose: The objective is to present a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fungal genus Aspergillus covering areas of taxonomy, molecular genetics, medical pathology, and industrial fermentation.
Audience: There was a great need for such a book, and this is intended to fill the lacuna by serving a wider readership covering taxonomists, fermentation chemists, biologists, geneticists, agriculturists, medical students, and scientists. All of the contributors to this book are leaders in their respective fields.
Features: The moderate number of tables, charts, and figures included in the book are pertinent, although some of the glossy illustrations are substandard and could have been improved. The references are adequate and mostly current. The authors did a good job of keeping the format of the individual chapters uniform and readable. The glossary could have been extended. The appearance of the book is good.
Assessment: This is a very useful book for students in mycology and microbiology, fermentation technology, and biochemistry, and for industrial and agriculture scientists, veterinary students, and physicians. Because of the unique focus and coverage, this is a very good addition to the library and for students and scientists interested in Aspergillus
Viswanath P. Kurup
This book, edited from the proceedings of a symposium held by the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, is the second attempt to publish a comprehensive treatise on Aspergillus. The earlier effort was published in 1977 by the British Mycological Society. This book primarily deals with three major aspects, namely, industrial, agricultural, and pathogenic roles of Aspergillus. The first two topics are extensively dealt with, whereas less emphasis is given to the third aspect. The objective is to present a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the fungal genus Aspergillus covering areas of taxonomy, molecular genetics, medical pathology, and industrial fermentation. There was a great need for such a book, and this is intended to fill the lacuna by serving a wider readership covering taxonomists, fermentation chemists, biologists, geneticists, agriculturists, medical students, and scientists. All of the contributors to this book are leaders in their respective fields. The moderate number of tables, charts, and figures included in the book are pertinent, although some of the glossy illustrations are substandard and could have been improved. The references are adequate and mostly current. The authors did a good job of keeping the format of the individual chapters uniform and readable. The glossary could have been extended. The appearance of the book is good. This is a very useful book for students in mycology and microbiology, fermentation technology, and biochemistry, and for industrial and agriculture scientists, veterinary students, and physicians. Because of the unique focus and coverage, this is a very good addition to the library and for students andscientists interested in Aspergillus
Booknews
Proceedings of a symposium held under the auspices of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies, April 1993, in Canterbury, England. The volume presents a comprehensive, current review of the fungal genus Aspergillus, with contributions on aspects related to taxonomy, molecular genetics, medical pathology, industrial fermentation, food and agriculture. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306447013
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/30/1994
  • Series: F.E.M.S. Symposium Series , #69
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Agriculture, Aflatoxins, and Aspergillus; P.J. Cotty, et al. Biosynthesis of Aspergillus Toxins-Non-Aflatoxins; M.O. Moss. The Molecular Genetics of Aflatoxin Biosynthesis; J.W. Bennett, et al. Aspergillus Toxins in Animal Feeding Stuffs; K.A. Scudamore. Aspergilli in Feeds and Seeds; J. Lacey. Antiinsectan Effects of Aspergillus Metabolites; D.T. Wicklow, et al. Aspergillus Spoilage; B. Flannigan, A.R. Pearce. Industrial Fermentation and Aspergillus; A.G. Brooke. Regulation of Organic Acid Production by Aspergilli; C.P. Kubichek, et al. Aspergillus Enzymes and Industrial Uses; K. Oxenbol. Industrial Aspects of Soy Sauce and B.J. Fermentation Using Aspergillus; K.E. Aidoo, et al. Aspergillus and Fermented Foods; P.E. Cook, G. Campbell-Platt. The ARpI Aspergillus Replicating Plasmid; J. Clutterbuck, et al. 15 additional articles. Index.

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