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.
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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

Preface
Contributors
1Historical Perspectives: Human Interactions with Clavicipitalean Fungi1
2A Taxonomic Review of the Clavicipitaceous Anamorphs Parasitizing Nematodes and Other Microinvertebrates17
3Clavicipitaceous Anamorphs75
4The Plant-Infecting Clavicipitaleans125
5Distinguishing Features of the Tribe Balansieae151
6Taxonomy and Diversity of Epichloe Endophytes169
7Diversity and Speciation in Claviceps195
8Nigrocornus scleroticus, a Common Old World Balansioid Fungus247
9Processes of Species Evolution in Epichloe/Neotyphodium Endophytes of Grasses273
10Interkingdom Host Shift in the Cordyceps Fungi311
11The Evolutionary Strategy of Claviceps329
12Secondary Metabolites of Clavicipitalean Fungi355
13Molecular Genetics of Ergot Alkaloid Biosynthesis399
14Genetic Manipulation of Clavicipitalean Endophytes425
15Molecular Aspects of Host - Pathogen Interactions and Ergot Alkaloid Biosynthesis in Claviceps445
16Ergot Alkaloid Toxicity475
17Commercial Applications of Endophytic Fungi495
18Use of Clavicipitalean Fungi for the Biological Control of Arthropod Pests517
19Evidence for Nematode Defense in Symbiotic Grasses549
Index571

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