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The chemistry of fungi, James R. Hanson

Label
The chemistry of fungi
Title
The chemistry of fungi
Statement of responsibility
James R. Hanson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book introduces chemists to the range of structures of fungal metabolites and describes the progress in the elucidation of these structures from chemical degradation to spectroscopic analysis.
Member of
Cataloging source
UKRSC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hanson, James Ralph
Dewey number
  • 572.4295
  • 589.2041
  • 572/.295
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QK601
  • QR84
LC item number
  • .H36 2008
  • .H238 2008
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QR84
NAL item number
.H24 2008
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Fungal metabolites
  • Mycology, fungi (non-medical)
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Fungal metabolites
Summary expansion
Fungi occupy an important place in the natural world, as non-photosynthetic organisms, they obtain their nutrients from the degradation of organic material. They use many of their secondary metabolites to secure a place in a competitive natural environment and to protect themselves from predation. The diverse structures, biosyntheses and biological activities of fungal metabolites have attracted chemists for many years. Fungi are ubiquitous and their activities affect many aspects of our daily lives whether it be as sources of pharmaceuticals and food or as spoilage organisms and the causes of diseases in plants and man. The chemistry of the fungi involved in these activities has been the subject of considerable study particularly over the last fifty years. Although their ramifications can be large as in the spread of plant diseases, the quantities of the metabolites which could be isolated precluded much chemical work until the advent of spectroscopic methods. Whereas many natural products derived from plants were isolated prior to the 1960s on a scale which permitted extensive chemical degradation, this was rarely the case for fungal metabolites. This book is an introduction to the chemistry of fungal metabolites. The aim is to illustrate within the context of fungal metabolites, the historical progression from chemical to spectroscopic methods of structure elucidation, the development in biosynthetic studies from establishing sequences and mechanisms to chemical enzymology and genetics and the increasing understanding of the biological roles of natural products. The book begins with a historical introduction followed by a description of the general chemical features which contribute to the growth of fungi. There are many thousands of fungal metabolites whose structures are known and the book does not aim to list them all as there are databases to fulfill this role. The book's aim is to describe some of the more important metabolites classified according to their biosynthetic origin. Biosynthesis provides a unifying feature underlying the diverse structures of fungal metabolites and the chapters covering this area begin with a general outline of the relevant biosynthetic pathway before presenting a detailed description of particular metabolites. Investigations into these biosyntheses have utilized many subtle isotopic labelling experiments and compounds that are fungal pigments and those which are distinctive metabolites of the more conspicuous Basidiomycetes are treated separately. Many fungal metabolites are involved in the interactions of fungi with plants and others are toxic to man and some of these are described in further chapters. Fungi have the ability to transform chemicals in ways which can complement conventional reactions and the use of fungi as reagents forms the subject of the final chapter. This book will be particularly useful to anybody about to embark on a career in chemical microbiology by providing an overall perspective of fungal metabolites as well as an essential reference tool for more general chemists
Label
The chemistry of fungi, James R. Hanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fungi and the development of microbiological chemistry -- The chemistry of growing fungi -- Fungal metabolites derived from amino acids -- Polyketides from fungi -- Terpenoid fungal metabolites -- Fungal metabolites derived from the citric acid cycle -- Pigments and odours of fungi -- The chemistry of some fungal diseases of plants -- Mycotoxins -- Fungi as reagents
Control code
319518103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780854041367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
t2878
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)319518103
Label
The chemistry of fungi, James R. Hanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-203) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fungi and the development of microbiological chemistry -- The chemistry of growing fungi -- Fungal metabolites derived from amino acids -- Polyketides from fungi -- Terpenoid fungal metabolites -- Fungal metabolites derived from the citric acid cycle -- Pigments and odours of fungi -- The chemistry of some fungal diseases of plants -- Mycotoxins -- Fungi as reagents
Control code
319518103
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780854041367
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
t2878
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)319518103

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