Synopses & Reviews
This broad introduction to the field of mycology explores the more dynamic aspects of the fungi — including their morphology, taxonomy, evolution, physiology, ecology, pathological relationships, and commercial utilization. Provides information on the history of mycology as well as applications of molecular biology techniques for the study of fungi. Also covers the role of fungi in degradation of pesticides, food spoilage, biological control utilizing fungi, and fungi as human allergens.
Table of Contents
I. MORPHOLOGY AND RELATIONSHIPS OF THE FUNGI. 1. An Introduction to the Fungi.
3. Zoosporic Fungi.
4. Kingdom Fungi: Division Zygomycota.
5. Kingdom Fungi: Division Ascomycota.
6. Kingdom Fungi: Division Basidiomycota.
7. Kingdom Fungi: Form-Division Deuteromycota.
8. Variation, Speciation, and Evolution.
II. PHYSIOLOGY AND REPRODUCTION. 9. Metabolism.
III. ECOLOGY AND UTILIZATION BY HUMANS. 13. Fungi as Saprotrophs.
14. Fungi in Pathological Relationships of Agricultural Importance.
15. Fungi of Veterinary and Medical Interest.
16. Fungi as Mutualistic Symbionts.
17. Fungi and Human Affairs.