Visit the accompanying website from the author atwww.blackwellpublishing.com/deacon. Fungal Biology is the fully updated new edition of thisundergraduate text, covering all major areas of fungal biology andproviding insights into many topical areas. Provides insights into many topical areas such as fungalultrastructure and the mechanisms of fungal growth, importantfungal metabolites and the molecular techniques used to studyfungal populations. Focuses on the interactions of fungi that form the basis fordeveloping biological control agents, with several commercialexamples of the control of insect pests and plant diseases. Emphasises the functional biology of fungi, with examples fromrecent research. Includes a clear illustrative account of the features andsignificance of the main fungal groups.