Chemical Fungal Taxonomy / Edition 1

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Offers comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in both biochemical and physiological approaches to fungal systematics. Incorporates recent advances in molecular biology into systematics methods that can revolutionize taxonomic schemes.

"...a unique, single-source reference offering comprehensive coverage of the latest developments in both biochemical and physiological approaches to fungal systematics...contains nearly 1000 bibliographic citations for more in-depth study.

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Editorial Reviews

Sydowia excellent reference book for all mycologists.
Journal of Plant Physiology
...indispensable for all libraries used by mycologists, ecologists, soil mycologists, industrial scientists, plant pathologists and scientists of related disciplines.
European Journal of Plant Pathology
...a valuable and...up:to:date summary of the state of the art.
European Journal of Plant Patholog
...a valuable and...up:to:date summary of the state of the art.
Presents a broad range of information on new techniques in biochemical and molecular biology and their applications in systematic mycology and discusses the use of restriction fragment-length polymorphisms in fungal systematics; the taxonomic applications of proteins, fatty acids, carbohydrates, polysaccharides and lipids; techniques in fungal immunotaxonomy; the role of secondary metabolites in systematics; the use of metabolic data in lichen-forming fungi; and the numerical analysis of taxonomic information. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824700690
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Chemical fungal taxonomy - an overview; numerical analysis of fungal chemotaxonomic data; use of PCR and RFLP in fungal systematics; proteins in fungal taxonomy; the use of isoenzymes in fungal taxonomy and population studies; fungal immunotaxonomy; taxonomic applications of polysaccharides; chemotaxonomy of fungi by unsaponifiable lipids; fatty acids in fungal taxonomy; carbohydrates and their impact on fungal taxonomy; volatiles in fungal taxonomy; the role and use of secondary metabolites in fungal taxonomy; expression of secondary metabolite characters in relation to the conditions of growth; the taxonomic use of metabolic data in lichen-forming fungi.

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