Since the publication of the best-selling first edition, much has been discovered about Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the single-celled fungus commonly known as baker's yeast or brewer's yeast that is the basis for much of our understanding of the molecular and cellular biology of eukaryotes. This wealth of new research data demands our attention and requires a reference that updates our current knowledge.
Completely rewritten, updated, and expanded, Metabolism and Molecular Physiology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, 2nd Edition provides a modern account of the metabolism and physiology of this important organism. All chapters have been thoroughly revised, and two new chapters on ageing and on the molecular organization and biogenesis of the cell wall have been added to highlight new areas of research. The book also includes coverage of morphogenesis, protein trafficking, lipids and membranes, and stress responses.
Written by a team of internationally recognized experts, this authoritative second edition is a leading reference for bioscientists across many disciplines as well as novices interested in the latest developments in this complex field.
Table of Contents
LIFE CYCLE AND MORPHOGENESIS J. Richard Dickinson
MOTHER CELL-SPECIFIC AGEING Michael Breitenbach, Peter Laun, Gino Heeren, Stefanie Jarolim, and Alena Pichova
CARBON METABOLISM Arthur Kruckeberg and J. Richard Dickinson
NITROGEN METABOLISM J. Richard Dickinson
MOLECULAR ORGANIZATION AND BIOGENESIS OF THE CELL WALL Frans M. Klis, Piet de Groot, Stanley Brul and Klaas J. Hellingwerf
LIPIDS AND MEMBRANES Michael Schweizer
PROTEIN TRAFFICKING Jeremy D.Brown
PROTEIN PHOSPHORYLATION AND DEPHOSPHORYLATION Michael J.R. Stark
STRESS RESPONSES Ian W. Dawes
"… [A] welcome addition to institutional libraries or the shelves of research laboratories. If I was looking at a new area of yeast research, this book would be an excellent starting point for an overview of the current state of the art."
- Microbiology Today
"[This book] is extremely well-written and interesting … I commend the editors and authors highly for a rather superior text that deserves a convenient place close to the lecture theatre or research laboratory … . Any mycologist interested in fungal growth and metabolism will find this book of considerable value."
- The British Mycological Society
"The increasing knowledge on Saccharomyces cerevisiae and corresponding new chapters justify the need for a second edition. I high recommend this publication."
Dr. Jose Ramos, University of Cordoba, Spain