Doering TL, Cummings RD, Aebi M. Fungi. In: Essentials of Glycobiology. 3rd edition. ; 2017.


Fungi are a fascinating group of predominantly multicellular organisms. Fungal species, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, have been instrumental in defining the fundamental processes of glycosylation, but their glycobiology is significantly different from animal or plant systems. This chapter describes the glycan structures that compose the fungal cell wall, offers some insights into novel glycobiology revealed through studying fungal systems, addresses the use of fungi as experimental and synthetic systems, and delineates the relationships of several important glycoconjugates to fungal biology and pathogenesis.

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