The main theme of this book is how reproduction in fungi is controlled by genetic and environmental factors. The genetics of fungi is now thought to be at something of a crossroads - the methods of classical genetics are giving way to those of recombinant DNA technology. "Reproduction in Fungi" takes stock of what has been learned to date and points the way forward to future research. This book provides a fairly detailed study of what has been learnt by experimental work on a relatively small number of fungi - Aspergillus, Neurosora, and Podospora, Saccharomyces cereviasiae, Achlya and Phytophthora, Mucor and Phycomyces, Coprinus and Schizophyllum. It will appeal to senior undergraduates and research workers in mycology and genetics. This book should be of interest to researchers in plant biology, applied biology and agriculture worldwide.
In this timely monograph Elliott brings a lifelong interest in fungi and their fascinating reproductive strategies to fruition with a comprehensive account of experiments and observations made over more than one hundred years...On the whole, Elliott does not seek to reinterpret others' conclusions, but rather brings their experiments together in what he sees as an appropriate juxtaposition...Reproduction in Fungi, Genetical and Physiological Aspects is a reference work that those who know the field will enjoy. The descriptions are meticulous, but at the end of each chapter is a welcome concise summary. We hope that this book will open new eyes to the potential of fungi in studying development Trends in Genetics; ...very useful, and I warmly recommend it, not only to mycologists, but to all other biologists interested in research on reproduction. - Acta Botanica; Reproduction in Fungi is a worthwhile contribution that many biologists are likely to enjoy. It summarizes extensive literature on reproduction in the fungi, connecting these studies to phenomena and processes widely recognized among other organisms and providing insights not evident from other studies. - BioScience
Introduction. Genetic systems of Ascomycetes. Genetic systems of Basidiomycetes. Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the structure and function of mating type genes. Genetic aspects of conidium and ascocarp development. Zygomycetes. Reproduction in the Oomycetes: control of reproduction by steroid hormones and sterols. The role of the nutritional environmenta in reproduction. Development of Basidiomycete fruit bodies, and the role of light in fungal reproduction. Concluding remarks. References. Index.