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Hormones in Mycelial Fungi

  • G. W. Gooday
Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 1)

Abstract

The major means that a fungus has to monitor the environment is through its chemosensory system. Thus, it is not surprising that specific chemicals are used as signalling molecules in a range of activities of fungal cells. These chemicals are diverse in their chemical structures, in their effective concentrations, in their specificities and in their types of action. This chapter discusses non-nutritional chemical control of growth and development of fungi, concentrating on hormones, but also considering other chemicals with effects that are apparently specific. The term “hormone” will be used in its broadest sense as defined by Huxley (1935) as “a chemical substance produced by one tissue with the primary function of exerting a specific effect of functional value on another tissue”.

Keywords

Sexual Reproduction Neurospora Crassa Aspergillus Nidulans Schizophyllum Commune Opposite Mating Type 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Gooday
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, Marchial CollegeUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK

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