Fungi: Biology and Applications is a comprehensive, balanced introduction of the biology, biotechnological applications and medical significance of fungi. With no prior knowledge of the subject assumed, the opening chapters offer a broad overview of the basics of fungal biology, in particular the physiology and genetics of fungi. Later chapters move on to include more detailed coverage of topics such as proteomics, bioinformatics, heterologous protein expression, medical mycology, anti-fungal drug development and function, fungal biotechnology and fungal pathogens of economically important plants.
Carefully structured, each chapter contains self-assessment exercises with answers included at the end of the book to enhance student understanding.
* A comprehensive treatment of the medical and economic importance of fungi to everyday life
* Chapters include revision sections and problems to reinforce key concepts
* Invaluable for undergraduates taking a first course on fungal biology or mycology.
* also of interest to those working within the field looking for an up-to-date introduction.
Keywords: SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology SCI045000