The Physiology of Fungal Nutrition


The nutrition of a vegetative fungal colony can be viewed as a web of interconnected processes. In this volume, the author provides a mechanistic basis to the subject, focusing on processes at the plasma membrane, considering the modulating effects of the fungal wall and describing the fate of nutrients entering the fungus. The major emphasis is physiological, but biomechanical and molecular biological information has been drawn upon as appropriate to reflect the power of the multifaceted approach and encourage such further study. A comprehensive review of what is known for the more commonly studied fungal species is complemented by information on other fungi to provide an indication of the diversity of nutritional processes that exist in the fungal kingdom.


 Reviews:

"The book provides a wide variety of substrates and readers from many disciplines should find it nutritionally appropriate. I recommend it as a vital nutrient acquisition to all." Samuel Hammer, Plant Science Bulletin

"There is much of interest....These days, it is unusual for one person to attempt to encompass so wide a subject. It makes better reading than the usual compilation of disparate and inadequately edited articles by a number of authors and we give thanks for it." J.A. Barnett and R.P. Oliver, The Quarterly Review of Biology

"Extensively referenced, this book serves as an important tool for laboratory researchers involved in studies of the biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetics of fungi. Impressive effort." Northeastern Naturalist