Yeasts and filamentous fungi need to cope with stress, whether growing in the laboratory or in the natural environment, whether victims or offenders in interactions with other organisms. These considerations are discussed in this volume that coveres stress in the broad sense, within the context of mycology.

Key Features

* Includes discussions of the stresses associated with organism-organism interactions and stress under controlled conditions * Anthropogenic stress towards fungi in the environment and the impacts that such stressors may have on different organisms and communities in the wild are explained * Encompasses a breadth of information from the bigger picture of stress effects on fungi in their natural habitats, to the recent advances in underlying molecular-level understanding


Mycologists, microbiologists, and anyone interested in the effects of stress on fungi

Table of Contents

Interactions between Agaricus bisporus and the pathogen Verticillium fungicola Environmental fluxes and fungal interactions: maintaining a competitive edge Intracellular mycoparasites in action: interactions between powdery mildew fungi and Ampelomyces The population dynamical consequences of density-dependence in fungal plant pathogens Differences in stress response between model and pathogenic fungi. The remarkably diverse pathogenicity effectors of the obligate oomycete Hyaloperonospora parasitica Ace2 and fungal virulence Integrative analysis of yeast osmoregulation Oxidative stress, fragmentation and cell death during bioreactor growth of filamentous fung Weak organic acid resistance of spoilage yeasts Heavy metal pollution and genetic adaptations in ectomycorrhizal fungi Lichens and Metals Responses of Mycorrhizal Fungi to Stress Regulation of protein synthesis in yeast by oxidative stress Cell differentiation as a response to oxidative stress. Signalling and defences against oxidative stress in Candida albicans Oxidant-specific Protein Folding During Fungal Oxidative Stress: Activation and Function of the Yap1p Transcription Factor in Saccharomyces cerevisiae


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About the editors

Simon Avery

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nottingham, School of Biology, U.K.

Malcolm Stratford

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Nottingham, School of Biology, U.K.

Pieter van West

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences, Scotland, U.K.