Fungal Cell Wall: Structure, Synthesis, and Assembly

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CRC Press, Nov 22, 1991 - 256 pages
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Fungal Cell Wall presents a comprehensive examination of the structure, synthesis, and growth of the fungal cell wall and explores the reasons for the cell wall's importance to the survival of fungi. Topics covered include the composition and structure of the fungal cell wall and how they are affected by endogenous and external factors; the structure and synthesis of glucans, chitin, and glycoproteins; and the mechanisms of secretion, organization, and final assembly of the cell wall components. The book also features excellent bibliographical coverage, which provides insight into the historical development of current ideas and the basis of current trends in research. Researchers and students in biology, microbiology, mycology, botany, and medical and plant pathology will find this book essential for reference information regarding fungi.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Chemical Components of the Fungal Cell Walls
7
References
18
Dimorphic Fungi
27
CHAPTER 8
32
Mutants Affected in Cell Wall Synthesis
33
CHAPTER 4
41
Microfibrillar Structure of the Fungal Cell Walls
47
CHAPTER 7
119
Biosynthesis of Glycoproteins
133
Inhibitors of Glycoprotein Synthesis
144
Cytological Basis of Wall Growth
157
Spitzenkorper and the Vesicular Apparatus
164
Assembly of Cell Wall Components
185
Assembly of Cell Wall Proteins
193
References
200

References
54
The Role of Fungal Glucans in Cell Physiology
65
Synthesis of Cellulose
83
CHAPTER 6
89
Chitosan
110
Expansion of the Cell Wall
223
Orientation of Wall Microfibrils
230
INDEX
239
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