Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds

Magical Mushrooms, Mischievous Molds

by George W. Hudler
     
 

"Hudler's light-hearted approach to the subject of the impact of fungi on human history is refreshing and will attract students and lay people who have some interest in this area. Better yet, it will entice readers who were not concerned with this topic at all before delving into the book. . . . [Hudler] is to be commended for discovering some extremely exciting

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"Hudler's light-hearted approach to the subject of the impact of fungi on human history is refreshing and will attract students and lay people who have some interest in this area. Better yet, it will entice readers who were not concerned with this topic at all before delving into the book. . . . [Hudler] is to be commended for discovering some extremely exciting information, some of it little known even to mycologists."—James W. Kimbrough, University of Florida

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ISBN-13:
9780691070162
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
10/16/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
327,268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Classification and Naming3
Ch. 2What Fungi Do and How They Do It16
Ch. 3Fungi as Pathogens of Food Crops35
Ch. 4Fungi as Agents of Catastrophic Tree Diseases52
Ch. 5Ergot of Grain Crops69
Ch. 6Mycotoxins: Toxic By-Products of Fungal Growth85
Ch. 7Mycoses: Fungus Diseases of Humans99
Ch. 8Medicinal Molds113
Ch. 9Yeasts for Baking and Brewing132
Ch. 10Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms147
Ch. 11Hallucinogenic Mushrooms172
Ch. 12Wood Decay186
Ch. 13Interactions of Fungi and Insects202
Ch. 14Symbiotic Relationships of Fungi with Plants217
Epilogue230
Notes235
Index245

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