Jennings, D.H.:The physiology of fungal nutrition


The author, Emeritus Professor of Botany, University of Liverpool, tries to fill gap between our great wealth of knowledge about nutrition of higher plants and a rather special field, nutrition of fungi. The presented book is focused on processes taking place at the plasma membrane but the effect of fungal cell wall is also considered. The book is divided into 14 chapters: Primary active transport, The relation between membrane transport and growth, Walls and membranes, The vacuolar compartment, Carl)on, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sulphur, Growth factors, Potassium and other alkali metal cations, Multivalant metals (required or toxic), Organic acids, Water relations and salinity, Nutrient movement within the colony. All processes of transport and utilization of nutrients are described for saprophytic fungi, mainly Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but information about other fungi that are important from many points of use in biotechnologieal and environmental research is also presented. The author presents physiological, biochemical and molecular biological approaches based on most modern methods of research. The book has excellent form, contains enough material supporting facts in the form of figures and schemes. A list of references is wide and subject index is supplemented. The book is basic reading for advanced students, teachers, as well as compendium for those who actively working in this field of research.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02908824

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@article{ernohorsk2008JenningsDP, title={Jennings, D.H.:The physiology of fungal nutrition}, author={Jana {\vC}ernohorsk{\'a}}, journal={Biologia Plantarum}, year={2008}, volume={37}, pages={490-490} }