A compendium of research in the field of medical mycology. * Measures the impact of genome projects, genetics, and molecular biology on the understanding of a diverse group of pathogenic fungi and explores the potential impact of vaccines and new therapeutic approaches to treatment. * Provides a broad overview of pathogenic fungi, including ascomycetes, basidiomycetes, zygomycetes, and both rare and common infections. * Focuses on immunological aspects of infection involving innate, humoral, and cell-mediated immunity. * Features comprehensive coverage of everything from general principles to specific pathogens and vaccine development. * Offers an in-depth analysis of the host-pathogen relationship, and comtemplates future directions. * Serves as a valuable resource for students, fellows, instructors, researchers, specialists, clinicians, and anyone interested in the general field of microbial pathogenesis. This title is published by the American Society for Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.