Cell Wall Immunochemistry and Infection

  • Veronica M. Hearn
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 69)


The fungal wall performs many functions, giving the cell its shape, serving a protective role and regulating the flow of molecules, including digestive enzymes, out of the cell (Chang and Trevithick, 1974; Pugh and Cawson, 1977). Protection is of particular importance with fungal pathogens. It has been postulated that primary pathogens differ from opportunistic pathogens such as Aspergillus in the greater resistance of the former to microbicidal agents produced by the phagocytic cells of an invaded host (Diamond, 1991).


Invasive Aspergillosis Germ Tube Aspergillus Fumigatus Aspergillus Species Aspergillus Nidulans 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronica M. Hearn
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  1. 1.PHLS Mycology Reference Laboratory, Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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