Fungi: Biology and Applications
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Editor(s): Kevin Kavanagh
Published Online: 7 OCT 2011 09:31AM EST
Print ISBN: 9780470977101
Online ISBN: 9781119976950
About this Book
Fungi: Biology and Applications, Second Edition provides a comprehensive treatment of fungi, covering biochemistry, genetics and the medical and economic significance of these organisms at introductory level. 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 and also a new chapter on the application of genomics to fungi. Later chapters move on to include more detailed coverage of topics such as antibiotic and chemical commodities from fungi, new chapters on biotechnological use of fungal enzymes and fungal proteomics, and fungal diseases of humans, antifungal agents for use in human therapy and fungal pathogens of plants.