This new edition of the universally acclaimed and widely used textbook on fungal biology has beencompletely rewritten, drawing directly on theauthors’ research and teaching experience. Thetext takes account of the rapid and excitingprogress that has been made in the taxonomy, celland molecular biology, biochemistry, pathology and ecology of the fungi. Features of taxonomicsignificance are integrated with natural functions,including their relevance to human affairs. Specialemphasis is placed on the biology and control of human and plant pathogens, providing a vitallink between fundamental and applied mycology. The book is richly illustrated throughout withspecially prepared drawings and photographs, based on living material. Illustrated life cycles areprovided, and technical terms are clearly explained.Extensive reference is made to recent literature anddevelopments, and the emphasis throughout is on whole-organism biology from an integrated, multi-disciplinary perspective.
is Professor Emeritus of the School of Biosciences at the University of Exeter, UK.
Roland W.S. Weber
was a Lecturer in the Departmentof Biotechnology at the University of Kaiserslautern,Germany, and is currently at the Fruit Experimentstation (OVB) in Jork, Germany.