Biology of the Fungal Cell

  • Richard J. Howard
  • Neil A. R. Gow

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Growth, Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicholas P. Money
      Pages 3-17
    3. Yi-Jun Sheu, Michael Snyder
      Pages 19-53
    4. Alistair J. P. Brown, Neil A. R. Gow
      Pages 55-71
    5. Brian D. Shaw, Harvey C. Hoch
      Pages 73-89
    6. Adrienne R. Hardham
      Pages 91-123
    7. Stefan Olsson
      Pages 125-141
  3. Structural Continuum

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Nicholas J. Talbot
      Pages 145-159
    3. Hans De Nobel, J. Hans Sietsma, Herman Van Den Ende, Frans M. Klis
      Pages 181-200
    4. Hyung Lee, Michael Plamann
      Pages 225-241
    5. Anne E. Ashford, Louise Cole, Geoffrey J. Hyde
      Pages 243-265
    6. J. W. Bennett, Jonathan Arnold
      Pages 267-297
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 299-307

About this book


Biology of the Fungal Cell offers a select sampling of current knowledge and direction of fundamental research into the cellular structure, morphogenesis and development of fungi. Topics range from the mechanisms of invasive growth and controls of polarity, to the nature of extracellular matrices and the various connections through the cell wall to the cytoskeleton and beyond. The fungal cell is considered in the context of colony formation, as well as from a molecular point of view - from signal transduction to the vast tubular matrix that comprises the vacuole system - with an over-riding emphasis on biology. The volume concludes with a forward-looking consideration of genomics as perhaps the most powerful tool available for studies of the fungal cell. Each chapter, some lavishly illustrated, authored by highly respected scientists in the field, offers an in-depth review of the subject that is key to a basic understanding on how these organisms develop as cells, colonies and pathogens.


Cytoskeleton Mykologie Pathogen Pilze Zellbiologie Zellstruktur cell biology cell structure fungi mycology

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard J. Howard
    • 1
  • Neil A. R. Gow
    • 2
  1. 1.DuPont Experimental Station E402/2231WilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Institute of Medical SciencesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-06103-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06101-5
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