Table of contents
About this book
This new edition offers
detailed overviews covering
a wide area of fungal growth and reproduction on the mechanistic and molecular
level. It includes 18 chapters by eminent scientists in the field and is – like
the previous edition – divided into the three sections: Vegetative Processes and Growth, Signals in Growth and Development, and Reproductive Processes. Major topics of
the first section include dynamic intracellular processes, apical growth,
hyphal fusion, and aging. The second section analyses autoregulatory signals,
pheromone action, and photomorphogenesis and gravitropism abiotic signals. The
third section reveals details of asexual and sexual development in various
fungal model systems, culminating in fruit body formation in basidiomycetes,
which is a sector of growing economic potential.
Since the publication of the first edition of this volume in 1994 and the second edition in 2006, the field of fungal biology has continued to expand thanks to improvements in omics technologies and the application of genetic tools to an increasing variety of fungal models. Several additional chapters by a new generation of fungal biologists discuss this diversity and guarantee lively reading.