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Mycology Books

Our high level mycology books bring together expert international authors under the skilled editorship of leading scientists to produce state-of-the-art compendiums of current research. Aimed at the research scientist, graduate student, medical reseacher and other professionals, these books are highly recommended for all mycology laboratories. Every mycology, microbiology and bioscience library should have a copy of each of the following books.
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Flow Cytometry in Microbiology: Technology and Applications
Edited by: Martin G. Wilkinson
Published: 2015
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-910190-11-1 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-12-8 £159, $319
In this text renowned authors have brought together a wealth of experience demonstrating the power and limitations of flow cytometry as it currently stands in the field of microbiology. The book commences with an overview of flow cytometry from Professor Howard Shapiro one of the most eminent scientists in the area of flow cytometry. Further chapters discuss cytometry technology and applications in environmental biotechnology, microbial community fingerprinting, clinical microbiology, lactic acid bacteria, spore forming bacteria, yeasts and fungi, water analysis and chip-based cytometry assays. The final chapter describes the adoption of flow cytometry to routine water quality analysis in Switzerland and provides a fascinating case study of how this emerging microbial technology overcame technical, regulatory and practical issues to become a standard rapid quality control methodology. The book provides a thorough description of flow cytometry and includes practical and up-to-date information aimed specifically at microbiologists. A major work on flow ctyometry for microbiologists, this book should be available in all microbiology libraries. read more ...
Antifungals: From Genomics to Resistance and the Development of Novel Agents
Edited by: Alix T. Coste and Patrick Vandeputte
Published: 2015
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-910190-01-2 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-910190-02-9 £159, $319
In this book a panel of high-profile authors provides an overview of current antifungal research. Chapters are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and contain speculative models upon which to base future research efforts. Topics include: the molecular mechanisms responsible for antifungal resistance to the classical molecules, azoles, polyenes, and echinocandins; fungal biofilms; fungal-specific biological pathways that constitute potential new targets; strategy to potentiate existing antifungal agents; Impact of high throughput screenings of chemical compound collections; modulating the host response; antifungal vaccines; and animals models. This volume is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in fungal pathogenesis. A recommended book for all biology and medical libraries. read more ...
Human Pathogenic Fungi: Molecular Biology and Pathogenic Mechanisms
Edited by: Derek J. Sullivan and Gary P. Moran
Published: 2014
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-44-7 £180, $360. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-66-9 £180, $360
In this book a panel of high profile authors critically reviews the most important research to provide a timely overview. The extensive reference sections in each chapter positively encourage readers to pursue the subject in greater detail. The book is divided into two sections: The first six chapters review the transformative effect of applying state-of-the-art tools and innovative approaches to research, particularly in the area of comparative biology. The second section consists of eight chapters, each dedicated to the molecular and cellular biology of a major fungal pathogen of humans: Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus, dermatophytes, Histoplasma, Blastomyces, Pneumocystis and Paracoccidoides. These chapters provide a timely snapshot of the current state of research. This volume is an essential reference for students, researchers and clinicians with an interest in fungal pathogenesis. read more ...
Fusarium: Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Edited by: Daren W. Brown and Robert H. Proctor
Published: 2013
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-25-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-75-1 £159, $319
In this book, an international group of researchers critically reviews the most important current research on the genomics and molecular and cellular biology of Fusarium. The opening chapter provides a fascinating introduction to the organism. Subsequent chapters deal with: sex and fruiting; genome structural dynamics; molecular genetics and genomic approaches to study pathogenesis in wheat; proteomic analysis of the fungus-host interaction; Repeat-induced point mutation, DNA methylation and heterochromatin in Fusarium graminearum (Gibberella zeae); nitrogen regulation network and its impact on secondary metabolism and pathogenicity; diversity of polyketide synthases; and plant responses to Fusarium metabolites. This volume is essential for everyone working with Fusarium and other filamentous fungi. A recommended book for all biology, agriculture and medical libraries. read more ...
Neurospora: Genomics and Molecular Biology
Edited by: Durgadas P. Kasbekar and Kevin McCluskey
Published: 2013
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-12-6 £159, $319. Ebook: ISBN 978-1-908230-77-5 £159, $319
In this book, internationally recognised Neurospora experts critically review the most important research and demonstrate the breadth of applications to industrial biology, biofuels, agriculture, and human health. The opening chapter is an introduction to the organism. Following chapters cover topics such as: carotenoid biosynthesis, polysaccharide deconstruction, genome biology, genome recombination, gene regulation, signal transduction, self-recognition, development, circadian rhythms and mutation. The book closes with a fascinating look at the history and future trends for research on Neurospora gene and genome analysis. This volume is essential for everyone working with Neurospora and other filamentous fungi. A recommended book for all biology, agriculture and medical libraries. read more ...
Stress Response in Microbiology
Edited by: Jose M. Requena
Published: 2012
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-908230-04-1 £180, $360
In this book, expert authors from around the world summarise the current knowledge on microbial stress response and comprehensively review the recent findings that have greatly advanced the understanding of stress response systems. Each chapter is devoted to a particular organism or group of organisms including Gram-negative bacteria, Streptococcus,Neisseria, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella, Yersinia, Vibrio, Mycobacterium, mycoplasmas, yeast, Plasmodium falciparum, Toxoplasma gondii, Leishmania, Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma brucei and Entamoeba histolytica. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of current trends the authors also describe the challenges for future research and provide comprehensive reference sections. The volume represents a major collection of information and knowledge across a wide range of microorganisms and is essential reading for anyone with an interest in stress response. A highly recommended book for anyone interested in stress response, regulatory networks, environmental microbiology or the pathogenicity of microorganisms. read more ...
Aspergillus: Molecular Biology and Genomics
Edited by: Masayuki Machida and Katsuya Gomi
Published: 2010
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-53-0 £159, $319
In this book leading Aspergillus researchers review and summarise the most important aspects of Aspergillus molecular biology and genomics. The book opens with a fascinating overview of the genus Aspergillus. This is followed by in-depth reviews of the Aspergillus molecular systematics, comparative genomics, bioinformatics and systems biology of Aspergillus, transcriptional regulation, genetics and genomics of sexual development of A. nidulans, genomics and secondary metabolism, ecology, development and gene regulation in A. flavus, functional systems biology, and novel industrial applications of A. oryzae genomics. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in Aspergillus and related fungi. read more ...
Pathogenic Fungi: Insights in Molecular Biology
Edited by: Gioconda San-Blas and Richard A. Calderone
Published: 2008
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-32-5 £159, $319
In this book a panel of expert international mycologists critically review the most important cutting-edge topics. Chapters are written from a molecular and genomic perspective and through the provision of extensive reference sections positively encourage readers to pursue the subject in greater detail. Topics include: gene expression and regulation, heterozygosity in Candida, molecular diagnosis, regulation of the host-fungal interaction, the development of anti-fungals, signal transduction, and mechanisms of multi-drug resistance. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in pathogenic fungi including: mycologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. read more ...
Candida: Comparative and Functional Genomics
Edited by: Christophe d'Enfert and Bernhard Hube
Published: 2007
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-13-4 £159, $319
In this timely book international experts provide comprehensive and authoritative reviews of these important organisms. Topics covered include: genome dynamics of C. albicans; molecular epidemiological and population studies of C. albicans; the parasexual cycle in C. albicans; comparative genomics of the hemiascomycetes group and of different Candida species; databases and the challenges that their curators are facing; transcriptome analysis; proteomics; molecular evolution of the genetic code; stress responses; regulation of morphogenesis; cell wall biology; interaction with host cells; analysis of gene function; antifungal resistance mechanisms and much more. Essential reading for all Candida genome and molecular biology researchers and a recommended text for scientists working on fungal genomics and molecular biology. read more ...
Pathogenic Fungi: Host Interactions and Emerging Strategies for Control
Edited by: Gioconda San-Blas and Richard A. Calderone
Published: 2004
Hardback: ISBN 978-0-9542464-8-8 £159, $319
During the past decade we have witnessed a mushrooming of papers in the area of medical mycology; detailing major advances in areas such as genomics, molecular and cellular biology, molecular epidemiology, immune response and vaccine development, and strategies to combat infections in humans. This sheer volume of information makes it extremely difficult for the busy research scientist and/or teacher of medical mycology to keep abreast of all the latest advances. This book, together with its companion volume Pathogenic Fungi: Structural Biology and Taxonomy, brings together expert international authors who critically review current topics, and through the provision of extensive reference sections positively encourage readers to pursue the subject in greater detail. The book is divided into two sections: "Fungal Interactions with the Host" and "Antifungal Antibiotics". The emphasis of the first section is focused on the two-way recognition systems that exist between the host and the fungus. Experts in fungal-host interactions discuss new initiatives for alternatives to drug therapy through the development of vaccines and passive antibody therapy. In the "Antifungal Antibiotics" section, new target development, molecular modelling, and drug resistance, both at the individual organism level, and in a biofilm, are featured. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in medical mycology including: mycologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. read more ...
Pathogenic Fungi: Structural Biology and Taxonomy
Edited by: Gioconda San-Blas and Richard A. Calderone
Published: 2004
Hardback: ISBN 978-0-9542464-7-1 £159, $319
During the past decade we have witnessed a mushrooming of papers in the area of medical mycology; detailing major advances in areas such as genomics, molecular and cellular biology, molecular epidemiology, immune response and vaccine development, and strategies to combat infections in humans. This sheer volume of information makes it extremely difficult for the busy research scientist and/or teacher of medical mycology to keep abreast of all the latest advances. This book, together with its companion volume "Pathogenic Fungi: Host Interactions and Emerging Strategies for Control", brings together expert international authors who critically review current topics, and through the provision of extensive reference sections positively encourage readers to pursue the subject in greater detail. The book is divided into two sections: "Fungal Dimorphism and Pathogenicity" and "New Taxonomic Tools". The first section focuses on morphogenesis, the cell cycle, and the cell wall of human pathogens. These play a major role in elucidating fungal relationships, both with the environment and with the host. Experts in fungal structural biology contribute in-depth reviews on a variety of topics with a focus on molecular and biochemical analysis. The final chapter in this section presents a fascinating review of how mathematical modelling can be used to understand the building of three-dimensional cell structures in the morphogenetic process. The second section, entitled "New Taxonomic Tools", presents novel approaches to aid the understanding of strain variability, the significance of environmental and patient strains, and the relatedness of "uncultured" fungi. In addition the use of molecular tools for the taxonomic classification of previously unclassifiable fungi is featured. Essential reading for everyone with an interest in medical mycology including: mycologists, biotechnologists, molecular biologists, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. read more ...