J. W. Deacon Fungal Biology

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Fungal Biology is the fully updated new edition of thisundergraduate text, covering all major areas of fungal biology andproviding insights into many topical areas.


  • Provides insights into many topical areas such as fungalultrastructure and the mechanisms of fungal growth, importantfungal metabolites and the molecular techniques used to studyfungal populations.
  • Focuses on the interactions of fungi that form the basis fordeveloping biological control agents, with several commercialexamples of the control of insect pests and plant diseases.
  • Emphasises the functional biology of fungi, with examples fromrecent research.
  • Includes a clear illustrative account of the features andsignificance of the main fungal groups.

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Fungal Biology is the fully updated new edition of thisundergraduate text, covering all major areas of fungal biology andproviding insights into many topical areas such as:


  • fungal ultrastructure and the mechanisms of fungal growth
  • important fungal metabolites, including antibiotics, mycotoxinsand immunosuppressants
  • the molecular techniques used to study fungal populations
  • fungal genetics and fungal genomes
  • the significance of fungi in mutualistic and pathogenicinteractions
  • the major methods for controlling fungi, including the fungithat cause diseases of humans and the antifungal drugs used totreat these infections


This edition also focuses on the interactions of fungi that formthe basis for developing biological control agents, with severalcommercial examples of the control of insect pests and plantdiseases.


The text is illustrated with many diagrams and tables thatsummarize key points, and with many high-quality images (availablein color to download free via www.blackwellpublishing.com/deaconand for instructors on CD-ROM).


The emphasis throughout is on the functional biology of fungi,with several examples from recent research. The book also includesa clear illustrative account of the features and significance ofthe main fungal groups.

About the Author:

Jim Deacon is Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh, and has 35 years of teaching experience in the field of plant–microbe–fungal interactions. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, been an invited keynote speaker at international symposia and congresses around the world, and acted as consultant to biotechnology companies.

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