Essentials of Medical Mycology: Fungal Biology

Author: Green, Jonathan R.

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  • ISBN: 9780470863497
  • Author: Green, Jonathan R.
  • Publ Date: 2004-04-20
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  • Pages: 320
  • Imprint: BLACKWELL *#
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  • ID - 5844


This textbook offers students a concise introduction to the biology of fungi and their interactions with man. "Essentials of Medical Mycology" includes introductory sections on the general characteristics of mycoses and the fungi that cause them. For each fungus or disease, the book covers taxonomy, geographical distribution and epidemiology, clinical symptoms and pathology, life cycles and infection process, and virulence factors. The topics in medical mycology include identification of pathogens and diagnostics, host responses, antifungal agents, genomics of fungal pathogens and future prospects. Also included are summaries of the major pathogens covered in the book, bibliographies, and a glossary of key terms. "Essentials of Medical Mycology" is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in departments of biology, microbiology, botany, biotechnology, agriculture and medicine.


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