Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • Dirk Hoffmeister

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Regulation of Gene Expression

  3. Signal Transduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Stefan Irniger, Özlem Sarikaya-Bayram, Özgür Bayram
      Pages 97-117
    3. Rekha Deka, Arit Ghosh, Ranjan Tamuli, Katherine A. Borkovich
      Pages 119-144
  4. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fungal Carbohydrates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Mark J. Lee, Donald C. Sheppard
      Pages 147-165
    3. Cesar Roncero, Alberto Sanchez-Diaz, M.-Henar Valdivieso
      Pages 167-190
    4. Marta Rubio-Texeira, Griet Van Zeebroeck, Johan M. Thevelein
      Pages 191-277
  5. Molecular Aspects of Biochemical Pathways

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Richard B. Todd
      Pages 281-303
    3. Matthias Brock, Elena Geib
      Pages 341-360
    4. Kerstin Voigt, Thomas Wolf, Katrin Ochsenreiter, Gábor Nagy, Kerstin Kaerger, Ekaterina Shelest et al.
      Pages 361-385
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 387-397

About this book


This new edition provides a comprehensive look at the molecular genetics and biochemical basis of fungal biology, covering important model organisms such as Aspergilli while also integrating advances made with zygomycetes and basidiomycetes.
This book groups a total of 15 chapters authored by expert scholars in their respective fields into four sections. Five chapters cover various aspects of gene expression regulation. These range from regulation in organismal interactions between parasitic fungi and their host plant, heavy metal stress and global control of natural product genes to conidiation and regulation through RNA interference. Two chapters are dedicated to signal transduction, highlighting MAP-kinase-dependent signaling and heterotrimeric G-proteins. Fungal carbohydrates are the subject of the third section, which addresses both polymeric cell wall carbohydrates and trehalose as an important, low molecular weight carbohydrate. The fourth section emphasizes the metabolism of major elements (carbon, nitrogen, sulfur) and critical cellular pathways for primary and secondary products.


Asexual sporulation Filamentous fungi Fungal secondary metabolism LaeA research RNAi function Heavy metal stress Phytopathogenic ascomycetes Fungal MAP kinase Heterotrimeric G-proteins Aspergillus fumigatus Fungal cell morphogenesis Trehalose metabolism Fungal nitrogen metabolism Fungal sulfur metabolism Fungal carbon metabolism Fungal catabolic pathways Fungal anabolic pathways Zygomycetes

Editors and affiliations

  • Dirk Hoffmeister
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmazeutische MikrobiologieFriedrich-Schiller-UniversitätJenaGermany

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