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Topics in Current Genetics

Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi

Editors: Pérez Martín, José, Di Pietro, Antonio (Eds.)

  • Covers a broad spectrum of taxonomically and biologically diverse fungal pathogens, plus a number of key topics related to morphogenesis and pathogenesis
  • Offers an in-depth and up-to-date analysis of the current state of knowledge on the subject
  • Written by experts in their respective fields
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Infectious fungal diseases continue to take their toll in terms of human suffering and enormous economic losses. Invasive infections by opportunistic fungal pathogens are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in immuno-compromised individuals. At the same time, plant pathogenic fungi have devastating effects on crop production and human health. New strategies for antifungal control are required to meet the challenges posed by these agents, and such approaches can only be developed through the identification of novel biochemical and molecular targets. However, in contrast to bacterial pathogens, fungi display a wealth of “lifestyles” and modes of infection. This diversity makes it extremely difficult to identify individual, evolutionarily conserved virulence determinants and represents a major stumbling block in the search for common antifungal targets. In order to activate the infection programme, all fungal pathogens must undergo appropriate developmental transitions that involve cellular differentiation and the introduction of a new morphogenetic programme. How growth, cell cycle progression and morphogenesis are co-ordinately regulated during development has been an active area of research in fungal model systems such as budding and fission yeast. By contrast, we have only limited knowledge of how these developmental processes shape fungal pathogenicity, or of the role of the cell cycle and morphogenesis regulators as true virulence factors. This book combines state-of-the-art expertise from diverse pathogen model systems to update our current understanding of the regulation of fungal morphogenesis as a key determinant of pathogenicity in fungi.

 

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“This book describes the molecular basis of morphogenesis and pathogenicity in the fungi and highlights new approaches. … All the chapters are well organized and each chapter contains an introduction at the beginning and a conclusion at the last that can be very useful for the reader. … This book is very important to scientists, researchers and teachers as well as students who are interested in fungal morphogenesis and pathogenicity. Therefore this book should be available in all schools, research laboratories, community and university libraries.” (Kasun M. Thambugala, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 57 (1), November, 2012)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Molecular Basis of Morphogenesis in Fungi

    Harris, Steven D.

    Pages 1-20

  • Tropic Orientation Responses of Pathogenic Fungi

    Brand, Alexandra (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Hyphal Fusion

    Fleißner, André

    Pages 43-59

  • Signaling of Infectious Growth in Fusarium oxysporum

    Pérez-Nadales, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

  • Integrating Cdk Signaling in Candida albicans Environmental Sensing Networks

    Aldana, Carlos R. Vázquez (et al.)

    Pages 81-96

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eBook £103.50
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Hardcover £159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi
Editors
  • José Pérez Martín
  • Antonio Di Pietro
Series Title
Topics in Current Genetics
Series Volume
22
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-22916-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-22916-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-22915-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42834-0
Series ISSN
1610-2096
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 286
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