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Fungi

Experimental Methods In Biology, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Ramesh Maheshwari

CRC Press

358 pages

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Fungi are now at the forefront of research on mechanisms in gene silencing, biological rhythm, mating processes, biogenesis of intracellular organelles, adaptations to hostile habitats, structure of natural populations, and speciation. Because of their small genomes, fungi are being used in "systems biology" to understand the connections between ge

Table of Contents

The Unique Features of Fungi: The Hyphal Mode of Life. The Multinuclear Condition. Spores: Their Dormancy, Germination, and Uses. Fungi in Biosphere and Human Health: Fungi as Scavengers. Fungi as Symbiotic Partners. Fungi as Plant Pathogens. Fungi as Chemical Factories. Gene Silencing: Transformation and Discovery of Gene-Silencing Phenomena. Model Organisms: Yeast: A Unicellular Paradigm for Complex Biological Processes. Neurospora: A Gateway to Biology. Aspergillus nidulans: A Model for Study of Form and Asexual Reproduction. Ustilago maydis and Other Fungi as Models of Sexual Reproduction. Adaptations: Photoresponses and Circadian Rhythm. Thermophilic Fungi: Eukaryotic Life at High Temperature. Populations: Species-Their Diversity and Populations. Senescence. A Glossary of Mycological and Interdisciplinary Terms. Appendix: Naming, Defining, and Broadly Classifying Fungi. Index.

About the Author

Ramesh Maheshwari received his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and at Stanford University, California. He has held academic appointment as a professor of biochemistry at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. He is the author of Fungi: Experimental Methods in Biology and over 100 scientific papers on fungal and plant physiology. The thrust of his research over a span of 35 years was on the physiology and enzymes of thermophilic fungi and the genetics and ecology of Neurospora.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI045000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
SCI049000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology