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Advances in Applied Microbiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128022757, 9780128024737

Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 90

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Geoffrey Michael Gadd Sima Sariaslani
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128022757
eBook ISBN: 9780128024737
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th January 2015
Page Count: 228
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Table of Contents

Chapter One. Sugar Catabolism in Aspergillus and Other Fungi Related to the Utilization of Plant Biomass

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Composition of Plant Biomass
  • 3. Fungal Growth on Plant Biomass
  • 4. Aspergillus as a Plant Biomass Degrader
  • 5. Fungal Sugar Catabolism
  • 6. Conclusions

Chapter Two. The Evolution of Fungicide Resistance

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Fungicide Resistance: The Evolutionary Context
  • 3. Fungicide Use on Cereals in Europe
  • 4. Mechanisms of Resistance to Single-Site Inhibitors
  • 5. Case Histories
  • 6. Predictability of Resistance Evolution
  • 7. Estimating Resistance Risk
  • 8. Implications for Resistance Management
  • 9. Conclusions

Chapter Three. Genetic Control of Asexual Development in Aspergillus fumigatus

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Central Regulatory Pathway of Conidiation
  • 3. The Roles of the Velvet Regulators in Conidiation
  • 4. FluG and FLBs Govern Upstream Activation of Conidiation
  • 5. Heterotrimeric G-protein Signaling Indirectly Controls Conidiation
  • 6. Light and Conidiation
  • 7. Conclusions and Prospects

Chapter Four. Escherichia coli ST131: The Quintessential Example of an International Multiresistant High-Risk Clone

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli
  • 3. Expanded-Spectrum β-Lactamases
  • 4. OXA-48-like β-Lactamases
  • 5. International Multiresistant High-Risk Clones
  • 6. Escherichia coli ST131
  • 7. Rapid Methods for the Detection of E. coli ST131
  • 8. Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
  • 9. Summary

Chapter Five. Colonization Factors of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Pilus and Pilus-Related Colonization Factors
  • 3. Nonpilus Adhesins
  • 4. Regulation of Pilus Expression
  • 5. Conclusions


A compilation of up to date reviews of topics in biotechnology and medical field.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


All those who deal with today’s microbiology in the Medical and Biotechnological arena


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About the Serial Editors

Geoffrey Michael Gadd

Dr. Geoffrey Gadd works at the University of Dundee.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Sima Sariaslani

Sima Sariaslani

Sima Sariaslani - PhD in microbial Biochemistry - UK. Professor of microbiology/biochemistry - Iran

Research at Univ. of Calif, Riverside - US. Research at Univ. of Iowa - US. Research at DuPont Central Research and Development - US

Intellectual property - DuPont - US

Affiliations and Expertise

DuPont Central Research and Development, Wilmington, DE, USA