Fungi and Allied Organisms

Fungi and Allied Organisms

By: P. D. Sharma (author)Hardback

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Description

Historically fungi included diverse organisms. In view of the recent developments in their ultra structure, biochemistry and molecular biology, the book provides a fresh look at the status of fungi in the biological world. Unlike traditional textbooks, taxonomic groups of fungi and related organisms studied by mycologists have been reshuffled and assigned positions according to modern scheme of classification. In the light of the advent of genetic manipulation and allied technology, the role of fungi in commercial production of unusual drugs, as hormones and some proteins, is examined. Some recently developed fungal products useful in agriculture, forestry and food industry are also briefly described. Besides students the book should also interest those inclined to learn what fungi do to mankind.

About Author

P. D. Sharma.: Formerly, Professor of Botany, University of Delhi

Contents

Preface / Introduction / Fungal Groups of the Kingdom Protozoa / Fungal Groups of the Kingdom Chromista / The Kingdom Fungi (True Fungi): Structure and Reproduction / Chytridiomycota (Chytridiomycetes) / Zygomycota (Zygomycetes) / Ascomycota (Ascomycetes) / Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes) / Anamorphic Fungi (Deuteromycetes) / Ecological Groups of Fungi / Lichens / Fungi and Biotechnology / Bacteria - General Account / Viruses - Structure, Replication and Plant Pathogens / Selected Plant Diseases / Appendix: Classification of Fungi / Glossary / Recommended Readings / Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781842652770
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 557
  • ID: 9781842652770
  • ISBN10: 184265277X

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