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Clavicipitalean Fungi: Evolutionary Biology, Chemesry, Biocontrol, and Cultural Impacts(Mycology Series, Volume 19)
     

Clavicipitalean Fungi: Evolutionary Biology, Chemesry, Biocontrol, and Cultural Impacts(Mycology Series, Volume 19)

by James F. White Jr.
 

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ISBN-10: 0824742559

ISBN-13: 9780824742553

Pub. Date: 07/18/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Providing a holistic view of the entire clavicipitalean family, this reference analyzes the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and taxonomy of this diverse group of fungi for identification of common biological, biochemical, and genetic features and discovery of potential medical and agricultural applications.

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Providing a holistic view of the entire clavicipitalean family, this reference analyzes the ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and taxonomy of this diverse group of fungi for identification of common biological, biochemical, and genetic features and discovery of potential medical and agricultural applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824742553
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/18/2003
Series:
Mycology Series , #19
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Historical Perspectives: Human Interactions with Clavicipitalean Fungi
James F. White, Jr., Charles W. Bacon, Nigel L. Hywel-Jones, and Joseph W. Spatafora

Part I. Taxonomy and Diversity

A Taxonomic Review of the Clavicipitaceous Anamorphs Parasitizing Nematodes and Other Microinvertebrates
Walter Gams and Rasoul Zare

Clavicipitaceous Anomorphs
Kathie T. Hodge

The Plant-Infecting Clavicipitaleans
Joseph F. Bischoff and James F. White, Jr.

Distinguishing Features of the Tribe Balansieae
Elizabeth Ann Lewis, Raymond F. Sullivan, and James F. White, Jr.

Taxonomy and Diversity of Epichloë Endophytes
Adrian Leuchtmann

Diversity in Claviceps
Stephen C. Alderman

Nigrocornus scleroticus, a Common Old World Balansioid Fungus
Malcolm J. Ryley

Part II. Ecology and Evolution

Processes of Species Evolution in Epichloë/Neotyphodium Endophytes of Grasses
Christopher L. Schardl and Christina D. Moon

Interkingdom Host Shift in the Cordyceps Fungi
Takema Fukatsu and Naruo Nikoh

The Evolutionary Strategy of Claviceps
Sylvie Pazoutová

Part III. Molecular Genetics and Physiology

Secondary Metabolites of the Clavicipitalean Fungi
Masahiko Isaka, Prasat Kittakoop, and Yodhathai Thebtaranonth

Molecular Genetics of Ergot Alkaloid Biosynthesis
Daniel G. Panaccione and Christopher L. Schardl

Genetic Manipulation of Clavicipitalean Endophytes
Barry Scott and Carolyn Young

Molecular Aspects of Host–Pathogen Interactions and Ergot Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Claviceps
Paul Tudzynski and Klaus B. Tenberge

Part IV. Impacts and Applications

Ergot Alkaloid Toxicity
Dee L. Cross

Commercial Applications of Endophytic Fungi
Joe H. Bouton and A. A. Hopkins

Use of Clavicipitalean Fungi for the Biological Control of Arhthropod Pests
Harry C. Evans

Evidence for Nematode Defense in Symbiotic Grasses
Charles W. Bacon and James F. White, Jr.

Index

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