Item description for Evolutionary Genetics of Fungi by Jianping Xu...
Horizon Scientific Press titles focus on high-level microbiology and molecular biology topics. Written by internationally renowned and highly respected leaders in the field, they comprise review manuals, practical manuals, and reference texts for research scientists, bioscience professionals and graduate students.
Fungi play critical roles in human and animal health, in the agriculture and food industries, in biotechnology, and as model organisms for basic scientific studies. Molecular biology techniques and phylogenetic theories are currently being employed to address the reclassification of fungi, to improve the accuracy and speed of the diagnosis of fungal infections, to identify the sources of individual cases and outbreaks of infections, and to understand the patterns of genetic variation and evolutionary potentials in populations of pathogenic fungi.
In this volume internationally recognised population and evolutionary geneticists describe the use of molecular techniques and bioinformatics to study the evolutionary genetics of fungi. The focus of the book is on the most recent advances and current theories in this highly topical area. Topics covered include the molecular methods currently used for typing species and strains of fungi, the selection of methods to address specific questions, molecular systematics, biogeography, population genetics, mitochondrial inheritance and evolution, drug resistance, mutations, model organisms, and much, much more.
Essential reading for scientists and researchers working in mycology and a recommended reference text for all science libraries.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.06" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.9 lbs.
Release Date Sep 28, 2005
Publisher Taylor & Francis
ISBN 1904933157 ISBN13 9781904933151
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More About Jianping Xu
Jianping Xu has an academic affiliation as follows - McMaster University, Canada.