Dimorphic Fungi in Biology and Medicine

  • Hugo Vanden Bossche
  • Frank C. Odds
  • David Kerridge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introductory Paper

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Kerridge
      Pages 3-10
  3. Molecular Genetics of Morphogenetic Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. B. B. Magee, Wen-Shen Chu, Bernhard Hube, Rachel J. Wright, E. H. A. Rikkerink, P. A. Sullivan
      Pages 23-35
    3. William A. Fonzi, Susan Saporito-Irwin, Jiang-Ye Chen, Paul Sypherd
      Pages 37-50
    4. P. W. Robbins, A. R. Bowen, J. L. Chen-Wu, M. Momany, P. J. Szaniszlo, J. Zwicker
      Pages 51-59
    5. Neil A. R. Gow, Rolf Swoboda, Gwyneth Bertram, Graham W. Gooday, Alistair J. P. Brown
      Pages 61-71
    6. Carlos J. Gimeno, Per O. Ljungdahl, Cora A. Styles, Gerald R. Fink
      Pages 83-103
  4. Cell Biology and Biochemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Marcel Borgers
      Pages 123-131
    3. Salomon Bartnicki-Garcia, Gerhard Gierz
      Pages 133-144
    4. Maxwell G. Shepherd, Pramod K. Gopal
      Pages 153-167
    5. Rafael Sentandreu, Maria Victoria Elorza, Salvador Mormeneo, Raquel Sanjuan, Maria Iranzo
      Pages 169-175
    6. Garry T. Cole, David Kruse, Kalpathi R. Seshan, Shuchong Pan, Paul J. Szaniszlo, Jon Richardson et al.
      Pages 191-212
    7. Paul J. Szaniszlo, Leonel Mendoza, Sankunny M. Karuppayil
      Pages 241-255
    8. José Ruiz-Herrera
      Pages 257-265
  5. Dimorphism and Pathogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Margaret K. Hostetter, Eric J. Michael, Catherine M. Bendel
      Pages 281-289
    3. L. Jeavons, A. J. Hamilton
      Pages 299-305
    4. Annemarie Polak, Dennis M. Dixon
      Pages 307-312
  6. Diagnosis and Treatment of Mycoses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Jan Van Cutsem, Frans Van Gerven, Jan Fransen
      Pages 341-360
    3. Hideyo Yamaguchi, Yayoi Nishiyama, Yukiyo Aoki
      Pages 361-372
    4. John R. Graybill, Patricia Kay Sharkey
      Pages 381-389
    5. John N. Galgiani
      Pages 397-403
    6. M. A. Viviani, J. O. Hill, D. M. Dixon
      Pages 413-422
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 423-429

About this book


Fungal dimorphism is a topic that sounds inherently too rarified to attract more than a specialist audience. Yet some 230 individuals representing an eclectic mixture of interests, from basic science to medical practice, gathered in Churchill College, Cambridge in Semptember 1992 for a meeting devoted only to this subject. The symposium was the fourth in a series "Topics in Mycology" to be jointly organized by the Janssen Research Foundation and the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology. The participants enjoyed a rich and varied diet of oral presentations and poster displays in the field of fungal morphogenesis. This book sets down in print the material presented at the dimorphism symposium. We think that the high quality of these papers conveys very well the flavor of what was an excellent meeting. The selection of contributions in this volume covers very wide ground indeed. Chapters devoted to some non-pathogenic fungi are included, because the scientific basis of morphological development belongs to the fields of cellular and molecular biology: it does not recognize the boundary imposed by considerations of virulence of a fungus for a human host. Yet morphogenetic change in those fungi that do cause human disease frequently appears to be a component of the pathological process: many important pathogens change from a hyphal form in the external environment to a round form in infected tissues. This relationship between dimorphism and pathogenicity is the point of contact between pure biology and medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hugo Vanden Bossche
    • 1
  • Frank C. Odds
    • 1
  • David Kerridge
    • 2
  1. 1.Janssen Research FoundationBeerseBelgium
  2. 2.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6226-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2834-0
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