The original work, published in 1985, appeared at the first interface between classical fungal genetics and modern genetic engineering, reflecting the excitement of a young and promising discipline. Since then, molecular mycology has come of age. The entirely new More Gene Manipulations in Fungi reviews state-of-the-art research with an intent to inform the researcher about what can be achieved by studying fungal systems with the tools of molecular biology. This book is a current reference providing overviews as well as practical information.
Updates Bennett and Lasure's classic Gene Manipulations in Fungi published in 1985**Describes fungi for the study of fundamental problems in biology and biochemistry**Explains both classical and molecular genetics for the study of fungi**Contains special appendixes on genetic analysis, growth media, and coding conventions**Demonstrates the progress of molecular mycology since the seminal paper published by Beadle and Tatum in 1941
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This is the second volume of what is rapidly becoming the standard reference work for fungal molecular geneticists. It continues the style of the earlier volume, with well-chosen authorities writing on important topics at a depth adequate for the bench researcher....This is a book for every fungal genetics laboratory.
--SOCIETY FOR GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY QUARTERLY
The book is well organized, well balanced, and well written....Indeed, biologists of many persuasions, whether they be interested in regulation of cell cycle, pathogenicity, growth, development, meiosis, sex, reproduction, or death, could learn much of significance by reading this latest volume of gene manipulation in fungi.
--THE QUARTERLY REVIEW OF BIOLOGY
This book has been very good at capturing a snapshot of the potential for molecular studies in fungi. Its principles are relevant and useful to the direction of fungal genetic research in the 1990s. However, I suspect that the authors will not be allowed long to rest on their laurels, and before the end of the decade, we will likely need a new version called Many More Gene Manipulations in Fungi.
From the reviews of Gene Manipulations in Fungi, 1986.
The broad scope of this book makes it a useful resource to two groups of researchers: classically trained mycologists who want an introduction to molecular applications to their field, and molecular biologists who are becoming interested problems of fungal biology.
--PLANT GENETICS NEWSLETTER
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Book Description Academic Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0120886421