Fungal Populations and Species

Fungal Populations and Species

by John Burnett
     
 

The population genetics and speciation of fungi is a rapidly developing field, heavily dependent upon the use of molecular markers. No basic text exists which describes the methods employed or the findings obtained from such investigations. This book is intended to provide such an account. It describes the methodologies employed and, for the benefit of the

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The population genetics and speciation of fungi is a rapidly developing field, heavily dependent upon the use of molecular markers. No basic text exists which describes the methods employed or the findings obtained from such investigations. This book is intended to provide such an account. It describes the methodologies employed and, for the benefit of the non-mycological reader, a brief introduction to basic fungal biology. Recent findings relating to processes in fungal populations - mutation, migration, recombination, heterokaryosis, hybridization, polyploidy, and the operation of selective forces are combined with traditional fungal biology. Finally the taxonomic problems raised by fungal species are discussed, together with the processes of speciation.

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ISBN-13:
9780198515531
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IBasic mycology3
1Elements of classification, structure, sexuality, biology and genetics of Fungi5
Pt. IIMethodology27
2Genetic markers for population studies - I Morphological, physiological and cytological markers29
3Genetic markers for population studies - II Molecular markers47
4Defining fungal individuals: ecological, biological and genetical aspects; sampling65
5Describing and analysing populations: basic genetic and phylogenetic aspects80
Pt. IIIProcesses in populations103
6The generation of variation - I Mutation and migration105
7The generation of variation - II The importance and diversity of inbreeding and outbreeding130
8The generation of variation - III Heterokaryosis, parasexuality, hybridization and polyploidy162
9Change in gene frequency in fungal populations - I General considerations: selection for oligogenically determined traits185
10Change in gene frequency in fungal populations - II Natural selection for multigenically determined traits: competition and fitness208
Pt. IVSpecies and speciation239
11Fungal species241
12Speciation in fungi263
References292
Abbreviations328
Mycological glossary329
Classification of fungi in the text333
Species index337
General index342

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