Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality

  • Ursula Kües
  • Reinhard Fischer

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Vegetative Processes and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K. J. Boyce, A. Andrianopoulos
      Pages 3-20
    3. L. J. García-Rodríguez, A. C. Gay, L. A. Pon
      Pages 21-36
    4. S. D. Harris
      Pages 37-51
    5. J. H. Sietsma, J. G. H. Wessels
      Pages 53-72
    6. J. P. Latgé, R. Calderone
      Pages 73-104
    7. J. Wendland, A. Walther
      Pages 105-121
    8. K. Esser
      Pages 141-165
    9. B. C. K. Lu
      Pages 167-187
    10. H. D. Osiewacz, A. Hamann
      Pages 189-200
  3. Signals in Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. L. M. Corrochano, P. Galland
      Pages 233-259
  4. Reproductive Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. R. Fischer, U. Kües
      Pages 263-292
    3. R. Debuchy, B. G. Turgeon
      Pages 293-323
    4. S. Pöggeler, M. Nowrousian, U. Kück
      Pages 325-355
    5. L. A. Casselton, M. P. Challen
      Pages 357-374
    6. M. Feldbrügge, M. Bölker, G. Steinberg, J. Kämper, R. Kahmann
      Pages 375-391
    7. H. A. B. Wösten, J. G. H. Wessels
      Pages 393-414
    8. D. Zickler
      Pages 415-438
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 439-449

About this book


Since publication of the first edition of Volume I in 1994, the field of fungal biology has developed tremendously, mainly through the advancement of various molecular techniques and international fungal genome projects. To accommodate these developments, the second edition has been completely updated. Six chapters have been revised by former authors, others by newly recruited experts, and also novel subjects, emerged in more recent years, have been added to the book.

Leading scientists in the field have compiled comprehensive overviews as well as latest results obtained from cytological, genetic and molecular studies. Topics include: cellular and colony growth of fungi, cellular fusion and incompatibility, senescence and programmed cell death, environmental and physiological signalling in differentiation processes, asexual and sexual reproduction, mitosis and meiosis of various types of fungi. Both parallels and differences become visible between individual fungi as well as between fungal classes.


Ascomycetes Basidiomycetes Chytridiomycota Meiosis Oomycota Organe Organelle Pathogene Zygomycota evolution fungal genome fungi genes morphogenesis regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ursula Kües
    • 1
  • Reinhard Fischer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Forstbotanik, Abteilung für Molekulare HolzbiotechnologieGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Angewandte Biowissenschaften, Abteilung für Angewandte MikrobiologieUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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