Uniting-for the first time-current information on anaerobic fungi from a number of different disciplines, this unique reference examines the taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, and ecology of anaerobic fungi-focusing on fungi from the rumen and other gut environments such as the cecum and hindgut of nonruminant herbivores.
Presents new techniques for culturing anaerobic fungi!
analyzes the isolation, culture, and survival of anaerobic fungi
describes the nucleic acids of anaerobic fungi, gene cloning, and the establishment of molecular phylogeny
discusses the fermentation of carbohydrates
explains how anaerobic fungi interact with other microorganisms
investigates the ultrastructure of plant cell walls degraded by fungi
details the effects of diet on fungal populations
delineates specific procedures for quantifying anaerobic fungi
outlines potential directions for future research in molecular genetics
Table of Contents
Anaerobic Fungi: Taxonomy, Biology, and Distribution in Nature, Colin G. Orpin
The Ultrastructure of Anaerobic Fungi, Edward A. Munn
Nutrition and Survival of Anaerobic Fungi, Michael K. Theodoro, David R. Davies, and Colin G. Orpin
Fermentation Product Generation in Rumen Chytridiomycetes, Nigel Yarlett
Regulatory Constraints in the Degradation and Fermentation of Carbohydrate by Anaerobic Fungi, Douglas O. Mountfort
Ultrastructure of Plant Cell-Walls Degraded by Anaerobic Fungi, Danny E. Akin
Interactions Between the Rumen Chytrid Fungi and Other Microorganisms, Alan G. Williams, Keith N. Joblin, and G. Fonty
Effects of Diet on the Fungal Population of the Digestive Tract of Ruminants, G. Fonty and E. Grenet
The Nucleic Acids of Anaerobic Fungi, Alan G. Brownlee
Differential and Integral Equations and Their Applications in Quantifying the Fungal Population in the Rumen, James France and Michael K. Theodorou
Anaerobic Fungi: Future Perspectives, Douglas O. Mountfort
…a comprehensive and very well illustrated account of the lives of these fascinating organisms and of their activities and importance in their animal hosts.
"-The Society for General Microbiology Quarterly