Fungal Biology (4th edition)
Fungal Biology is the fully updated new edition of this undergraduate text, covering all major areas
of fungal biology and providing insights into many topical areas.
Paperback 372 pages, 351 illustrations. ISBN 9781405130660
- Provides insights into many topical areas such as fungal ultrastructure and the mechanisms of fungal growth,
important fungal metabolites and the molecular techniques used to study fungal populations.
- Focuses on the interactions of fungi that form the basis for developing biological control agents, with several
commercial examples of the control of insect pests and plant diseases.
- Emphasises the functional biology of fungi, with examples from recent research.
- Includes a clear illustrative account of the features and significance of the main fungal groups.
- 1 Introduction: the fungi and fungal activities
- 2 The diversity of fungi and fungus-like organisms
- 3 Fungal structure and ultrastructure
- 4 Fungal growth
- 5 Differentiation and development
- 6 Fungal nutrition
- 7 Fungal metabolism and fungal products
- 8 Environmental conditions for growth, and tolerance of extremes
- 9 Fungal genetics, molecular genetics, and genomics
- 10 Fungal spores, spore dormancy, and spore dispersal
- 11 Fungal ecology: saprotrophs
- 12 Fungal interactions: mechanisms and practical exploitation
- 13 Fungal symbiosis
- 14 Fungi as plant pathogens
- 15 Fungal parasites of insects and nematodes
- 16 "The moulds of man"
- 17 Principles and practice of controlling fungal growth
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