Anaerobic Fungi: Biology: Ecology, and Function, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Anaerobic Fungi

Biology: Ecology, and Function, 1st Edition

By Mountfort

CRC Press

304 pages

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Hardback: 9780824789480
pub: 1994-07-28

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Uniting-for the first time-current information on anaerobic fungi from a number of different disciplines, this unique reference examines the taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and ecology of anaerobic fungi-focusing on fungi from the rumen and other gut environments such as the cecum and hindgut of nonruminant herbivores.

Anaerobic Fungi

  • Presents new techniques for culturing anaerobic fungi!

  • analyzes the isolation, culture, and survival of anaerobic fungi

  • describes the nucleic acids of anaerobic fungi, gene cloning, and the establishment of molecular phylogeny

  • discusses the fermentation of carbohydrates

  • explains how anaerobic fungi interact with other microorganisms

  • investigates the ultrastructure of plant cell walls degraded by fungi

  • details the effects of diet on fungal populations

  • delineates specific procedures for quantifying anaerobic fungi

  • outlines potential directions for future research in molecular genetics

  • and more!
  • Reviews


    …a comprehensive and very well illustrated account of the lives of these fascinating organisms and of their activities and importance in their animal hosts.

    "-The Society for General Microbiology Quarterly

    Table of Contents

    Anaerobic Fungi: Taxonomy, Biology, and Distribution in Nature, Colin G. Orpin

    The Ultrastructure of Anaerobic Fungi, Edward A. Munn

    Nutrition and Survival of Anaerobic Fungi, Michael K. Theodoro, David R. Davies, and Colin G. Orpin

    Fermentation Product Generation in Rumen Chytridiomycetes, Nigel Yarlett

    Regulatory Constraints in the Degradation and Fermentation of Carbohydrate by Anaerobic Fungi, Douglas O. Mountfort

    Ultrastructure of Plant Cell-Walls Degraded by Anaerobic Fungi, Danny E. Akin

    Interactions Between the Rumen Chytrid Fungi and Other Microorganisms, Alan G. Williams, Keith N. Joblin, and G. Fonty

    Effects of Diet on the Fungal Population of the Digestive Tract of Ruminants, G. Fonty and E. Grenet

    The Nucleic Acids of Anaerobic Fungi, Alan G. Brownlee

    Differential and Integral Equations and Their Applications in Quantifying the Fungal Population in the Rumen, James France and Michael K. Theodorou

    Anaerobic Fungi: Future Perspectives, Douglas O. Mountfort

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
    SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology