Molecular Biology

  • A. J. Clutterbuck


Molecular biology provides some powerful tools for the analysis of any organism, and fungi have many advantages as subjects of molecular investigation. Molecular biology has made sense of many features of biochemistry, cell biology and genetics, from which the discipline evolved, but its methods are also applicable to much wider fields. Among these are investigations of individuality and stability of isolates, their interrelationships in populations, and their identity in taxonomic and evolutionary terms. This chapter deals first with a description of the molecular features peculiar to fungi and then with appropriate molecular methods. Methods for identifying molecular variation in fungi have been described in Chapter 11.


Mitochondrial Genome Filamentous Fungus Neurospora Crassa Aspergillus Nidulans Penicillium Chrysogenum 
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  • A. J. Clutterbuck
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  1. 1.Genetics Building, Institute of Biomedical and Life SciencesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK

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