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Biodiversity of Fungi: Inventory and Monitoring Methods / Edition 1
     

Biodiversity of Fungi: Inventory and Monitoring Methods / Edition 1

by Mercedes S. Foster, Gerald F. Bills, Greg M. Mueller
 

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ISBN-10: 0125095511

ISBN-13: 9780125095518

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading

Overview

Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading sampling protocols, compiled by an international team of fungal biologists, make Biodiversity of Fungi an incredible and fundamental resource for the study of organismal biodiversity.

Chapters cover everything from what is a fungus, to maintaining and organizing a permanent study collection with associated databases; from protocols for sampling slime molds to insect associated fungi; from fungi growing on and in animals and plants to mushrooms and truffles. The chapters are arranged both ecologically and by sampling method rather than by taxonomic group for ease of use. The information presented here is intended for everyone interested in fungi, anyone who needs tools to study them in nature including naturalists, land managers, ecologists, mycologists, and even citizen scientists and sophiscated amateurs.

  • Covers all groups of fungi - from molds to mushrooms, even slime molds
  • Describes sampling protocols for many groups of fungi
  • Arranged by sampling method and ecology to coincide with users needs
  • Beautifully illustrated to document the range of fungi treated and techniques discussed
  • Natural history data are provided for each group of fungi to enable users to modify suggested protocols to meet their needs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125095518
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
777
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 9.76(h) x 1.52(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: General Issues 1. Fungi and Their Allies 2. Preparation, Preservation, and Use of Fungal Specimens in Herbaria 3. Preservation and Distribution of Fungal Cultures 4. Electronic Information Resources 5. Fungal Biodiversity Patterns 6. Molecular Methods for Discriminating Taxa, Monitoring Species, and Assessing Fungal Diversity

PART IIA: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Direct Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Macrofungi and Mircofungi on Soil, Wood, Leaves, Lichens, and Other Substrata 7. Fungi on Living Plant Substrata, Including Fruits 8. Terrestrial and Lignicolous Macrofungi 9. Lichenized Fungi 10. Sequestrate Fungi

PART IIB: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Isolation Protocols for Readily Culturable Microfungi Associated with Plants 11. Microfungi on Wood and Plant Debris 12. Endophytic Fungi 13. Saprobic Soil Fungi 14. Fungi in Stressful Environments 15. Mutualistic Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Fungi 16. Yeasts 17. Fungicolous Fungi

PART IIC: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Fungi Associated with Animals 18. Insect- and Other Arthropod-Associated Fungi 19. Fungal Parasites and Predators of Rotifers, Nematodes, and Other Invertebrates 20. Fungi Associated With Vertebrates 21. Coprophilous Fungi 22. Anaerobic Zoosporic Fungi Associated with Animals

PART IID: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Aquatic Fungi and for Protoctistans Formerly Treated as Fungi 23. Fungi in Freshwater Habitats 24. Marine and Estuarine Mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota 25. Mycetozoans 26. Fungi Associated with Aquatic Animals

PART III: Appendices, Glossary, Literature Cited, and Miscellaneous

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