Biochemistry of Cell Walls and Membranes in Fungi

  • Paul J. Kuhn
  • Anthony P. J. Trinci
  • Michel J. Jung
  • Michael W. Goosey
  • Leonard G. Copping

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. P. J. Kuhn, A. P. J. Trinci
    Pages 1-4
  3. J. F. Peberdy
    Pages 5-30
  4. E. Cabib, S. J. Silverman, A. Sburlati, M. L. Slater
    Pages 31-41
  5. G. W. Gooday
    Pages 61-79
  6. J. G. H. Wessels, P. C. Mol, J. H. Sietsma, C. A. Vermeulen
    Pages 81-95
  7. M. Fèvre, V. Girard, P. Nodet
    Pages 97-107
  8. H. Vanden Bossche
    Pages 135-157
  9. S. L. Kelly, S. Kenna, H. F. J. Bligh, P. F. Watson, I. Stansfield, S. W. Ellis et al.
    Pages 223-243
  10. J. E. Hill, C. Chung, P. McGraw, E. Summers, S. A. Henry
    Pages 245-260
  11. G. D. Robson, M. Wiebe, P. J. Kuhn, A. P. J. Trinci
    Pages 261-281
  12. C. L. Slayman, P. Kaminski, D. Stetson
    Pages 299-316

About these proceedings

Introduction

Despite the many advances made during the last decade in various aspects of fungal biochemistry, there have been very few volumes devoted to the sub­ ject in recent years. This lack is all the more surprising in view of the increas­ ing use of fungi in gene manipulation studies and in biotechnological ap­ plications, and of the current interest in the biorational discovery of novel agents for the control of fungal pathogens of plants and humans. We hope that this book goes some way to rectifying this situation by providing an up­ to-date account of selected developments in two important areas, namely cell walls and membranes. Topics included in the book concern both yeasts and filamentous fungi. Although the main emphasis is on biogenesis, functional aspects are also discussed, e.g. the role of glycoproteins in recognition of sterols in mem­ branes and of calcium in regulation. Several contributions describe in­ terference with the 'normal' biochemistry of cell walls and membranes with a view to increasing fundamental knowledge, but also highly relevant to the design of new fungicides and antimycotics. The steadily increasing impact of molecular biology on the study of fungal biochemistry is highlighted throughout.

Keywords

Calcium biochemistry biology cell cell wall fungi glycoprotein membrane molecular biology protein proteins regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Kuhn
    • 1
  • Anthony P. J. Trinci
    • 2
  • Michel J. Jung
    • 3
  • Michael W. Goosey
    • 1
  • Leonard G. Copping
    • 3
  1. 1.Sittingbourne Research CentreShell Research Ltd.Sittingbourne, KentUK
  2. 2.Microbiology Group Department of Cell & Structural Biology School of Biological SciencesUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.Dow Agricultural ProductsR & D, Letcombe LaboratoryWantage, OxfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74215-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74217-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74215-6
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