Growth, Differentiation and Sexuality

  • Jürgen Wendland

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Vegetative Processes and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pallavi Srivastava, Dana M. Alessi Wolken, Luis J. García-Rodríguez, Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria, Liza A. Pon
      Pages 3-25
    3. Samantha E. Roberts, Amy S. Gladfelter
      Pages 27-46
    4. M. Riquelme, R. W. Roberson, E. Sánchez-León
      Pages 47-66
    5. Míriam Osés-Ruiz, Wasin Sakulkoo, Nicholas J. Talbot
      Pages 67-79
    6. Piet W. J. de Groot, Albert D. de Boer, Bernd W. Brandt, Eulogio Valentín
      Pages 81-101
    7. Matthias Wiemer, Carolin Grimm, Heinz D. Osiewacz
      Pages 155-181
  3. Signals in Growth and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Unai Ugalde, Ana Belén Rodriguez-Urra
      Pages 185-202
    3. J. Wöstemeyer, C. Schimek, J. Wetzel, A. Burmester, J. Voigt, E. Schulz et al.
      Pages 203-234
    4. Luis M. Corrochano, Paul Galland
      Pages 235-266
  4. Reproductive Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Ursula Kües, Susanna M. Badalyan, Alexander Gießler, Bastian Dörnte
      Pages 269-328
    3. Daniela Freihorst, Thomas J. Fowler, Kirk Bartholomew, Marjatta Raudaskoski, J. Stephen Horton, Erika Kothe
      Pages 329-349
    4. P. S. Dyer, P. Inderbitzin, R. Debuchy
      Pages 351-385
    5. Jordi F. Pelkmans, Luis G. Lugones, Han A. B. Wösten
      Pages 387-405
    6. Leonardo Peraza-Reyes, Fabienne Malagnac
      Pages 407-455
    7. Monika Schmoll, Ting-Fang Wang
      Pages 457-474
    8. Ana M. Calvo, Jessica M. Lohmar, Beatriz Ibarra, Timothy Satterlee
      Pages 475-497
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 499-521

About this book


This new edition offers detailed overviews covering a wide area of fungal growth and reproduction on the mechanistic and molecular level. It includes 18 chapters by eminent scientists in the field and is – like the previous edition – divided into the three sections: Vegetative Processes and Growth, Signals in Growth and Development, and Reproductive Processes. Major topics of the first section include dynamic intracellular processes, apical growth, hyphal fusion, and aging. The second section analyses autoregulatory signals, pheromone action, and photomorphogenesis and gravitropism abiotic signals. The third section reveals details of asexual and sexual development in various fungal model systems, culminating in fruit body formation in basidiomycetes, which is a sector of growing economic potential.
Since the publication of the first edition of this volume in 1994 and the second edition in 2006, the field of fungal biology has continued to expand thanks to improvements in omics technologies and the application of genetic tools to an increasing variety of fungal models. Several additional chapters by a new generation of fungal biologists discuss this diversity and guarantee lively reading.


Fungal cell growth Fungal nuclear dynamics Hyphal tip growth Ascomycetous cell wall Heterogenic incompatibility Filamentous Ascomycete fungi Fungal senescence Mycelial fungi Autoregulatory fungal signals Chytridiomycetes Zygomycetes Fungal photomorphogenesis Fungal gravitropism Asexual sporulation Agaricomycetes Mating type genes Basidiomycetes Fruiting body formation Fungal sexual development

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Wendland
    • 1
  1. 1.Carlsberg LaboratoryYeast GeneticsCopenhagen VDenmark

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