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Biology of Conidial Fungi - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121795023, 9780323143547

Biology of Conidial Fungi

1st Edition

Editor: Garry T. Cole
eBook ISBN: 9780323143547
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 680
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Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume 2 presents detailed considerations of many facets of conidial fungi. Organized into four parts, this volume begins with the discussion on the four categories of clinical infections of man caused by this organism. It then describes the ultrastructure, development, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of conidial fungi. It also explains the techniques for investigation of conidial fungi, including isolation, cultivation, and maintenance. Techniques for examining developmental and ultrastructural aspects of conidial fungi are shown as well. This volume will fill some gaps in the knowledge of anamorphs and serve as a useful reference to advanced students who probably encounter such type of fungi.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Volume 1

IV Conidial Fungi and Man

15 Clinical Aspects of Medically Important Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Superficial Infections

III. Cutaneous Infections

IV. Subcutaneous Infections

V. Systemic Infections


16 Mycotoxin Production by Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Brief History of Mycotoxicoses

III. Mycotoxin-Producing Conidial Fungi

IV. Control of Mycotoxin Production

V. Methods for Detection and Proper Handling of Mycotoxins

VI. Summary


17 Development of Parasitic Conidial Fungi in Plants

I. Introduction

II. Ingress

III. Ramification

IV. Egress

V. Host Responses


18 Food Spoilage and Biodeterioration

I. Introduction

II. Factors Influencing Saprophytic Fungal Growth

III. Important Genera of Spoilage and Biodeteriorative Fungi

IV. Spoilage of Specific Foods by Conidial Fungi


19 Use of Conidial Fungi in Biological Control

I. Introduction

II. Conidial Fungi as Biological Control Agents

III. Recent Advances

IV. Considerations

V. Summary and Conclusions


20 Predators and Parasites of Microscopic Animals

I. Introduction

II. Predators of Nematodes

III. Predators of Other Animals

IV. Endoparasites of Nematodes

V. Endoparasites of Other Microfauna


21 Entomogenous Fungi

I. Introduction

II. The Infection Process

III. Special Problems: Dispersal, Survival, and Adaptation to the Host

IV. Microbial Control

V. Conclusion


22 Food Technology and Industrial Mycology

I. Introduction

II. Food Technology

III. Conidial Fungi in Industry

IV. Potential Uses of Conidial Fungi


V Ultrastructure, Development, Physiology, and Biochemistry

23 Conidiogenesis and Conidiomatal Ontogeny

I. Introduction

II. Blastic and Thallic Development

III. Summary of Different Modes of Conidiogenesis

IV. Conidiomatal Development in Coelomycetes and Hyphomycetes


24 Biochemistry of Microcycle Conidiation

I. Introduction

II. The Microcycle as a Model System for Sporulation Studies

III. Morphological and Ultrastructural Changes during Microcycle Conidiation

IV. Biochemical Aspects of Microcycle Conidiation


25 Nuclear Behavior in Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. General Morphology of Fungal Nuclei

III. Mitosis

IV. Some Further Examples of Mitosis in Conidial Fungi as Revealed by Light Microscopy

V. Nuclear Behavior during Conidiogenesis

VI. Methodology


26 Viruses of Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Discovery and Properties of Fungal Viruses

III. Transmission of Fungal Viruses

IV. Evolutionary Implications


27 Physiology of Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Cell Physiology

III. Organism Physiology

IV. Environmental Physiology

V. Conclusion


28 Cell Wall Chemistry, Ultrastructure, and Metabolism

I. Introduction

II. Conidial Walls

III. Hyphal Walls

IV. Cell Walls and Phytopathology


VI Genetics

29 The Genetics of Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. The Parasexual Cycle

III. Genetics and Natural Variation in Conidial Fungi

IV. Conclusions


VII Techniques for Investigation

30 Isolation, Cultivation, and Maintenance of Conidial Fungi

I. Isolation

II. Cultivation

III. Maintenance


31 Techniques for Examining Developmental and Ultrastructural Aspects of Conidial Fungi

I. Special Culturing Techniques

II. Light Microscope Examinations

III. Electron Microscopy

IV. Freeze-Fracture and Freeze-Etch Examinations


Subject Index

Index to Taxa


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