Biology of the Fungal Cell

  • Dirk Hoffmeister
  • Markus Gressler

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Fungal Cell Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jun-ichi Maruyama, Katsuhiko Kitamoto
      Pages 3-14
    3. Stephan Seiler, Yvonne Heilig
      Pages 15-42
    4. Hee-Soo Park, Mi-Kyung Lee, Kap-Hoon Han, Min-Ju Kim, Jae-Hyuk Yu
      Pages 63-80
  3. Signals and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Roger R. Lew
      Pages 83-94
    3. Clément Pellegrin, Francis Martin, Claire Veneault-Fourrey
      Pages 95-109
    4. Yuanwei Zhang, Hechun Jiang, Ling Lu
      Pages 111-123
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 125-128

About this book


This volume provides a detailed look at various biochemical and developmental aspects of fungal cell biology, and offers extensive information on model organisms of filamentous fungi, such as Aspergillus, and yeasts, such as Saccharomyces, while also highlighting molecular differences between ascomycetes and basidiomycetes.

The book’s seven chapters, prepared by experts in the fields of mycology, have been grouped into two closely connected sections: “Fungal Cell Growth” and “Signals and Development”. The first section addresses bio-molecular mechanisms of fungal cell division and polarized cell growth, with a special emphasis on cell-cell connections, cell wall synthesis, and directed protein transport. In turn, the second section describes the intra- and extracellular signals that set off biochemical and conformational changes of cell type during development. Here, the authors focus on the molecular signalling pathways, including their impact on plant-fungus interactions, referred to as ectomycorrhizal symbiosis.

Given its scope, the book offers a valuable guide for all microbiologists, geneticists, cell biologists, biochemists and plant biologists, as well as advanced students of biology, who share an interest in the field of mycology.


Ascomycetes Basidiomycetes Filamentous fungi Yeasts Aspergillus Saccharomyces Fungal cell growth Fungal signals Fungal development

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Hoffmeister
    • 1
  • Markus Gressler
    • 2
  1. 1.Pharmazeutische MikrobiologieFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany
  2. 2.Pharmazeutische MikrobiologieFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany

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