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Title Nematode-trapping fungi / Ke-Qin Zhang, Kevin D. Hyde, editors
Published Dordrecht : Springer, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xi, 392 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Fungal Diversity Research Series, 1608-6791 ; volume 23
Fungal diversity research series ; v. 23. 1608-6791
Contents 1. Nematode-Trapping Fungi -- 2. Methodology for Studying Nematophagous Fungi -- 3. Taxonomy of Nematode-Trapping Fungi from Orbiliaceae, Ascomycota -- 4. The Ecology of Nematophagous Fungi in Natural Environments -- 5. Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes by Nematophagous Fungi -- 6. Molecular Mechanism of Nematophagous Fungi Infection of Nematodes -- 7. Nematode-Toxic Fungi and their Nematicidal Metabolites -- 8. Future Study
Summary These chapters provide up-to-date information on nematophagous fungi, particularly those of the Orbiliaceae in Ascomycota, whose asexual states produce nematode-trapping devices. The authors consider fungal-nematode interactions, fossil fungi, the biodiversity, ecology and geographical distribution of nematode-trapping fungi, and their potential use in biocontrol of nematodes, all in detail. Nematode-trapping fungi with adhesive or mechanical hyphal traps are the main focus of this book which begins with an overview of the data on nematode-trapping fungi, including their taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution. Subsequent chapters expand upon the methods and techniques used to study these fascinating fungi. Keys for genera of Arthrobotrys, Drechslerella and Dactylellina, which include all reported species of predatory orbiliaceous fungi are presented, and numerous species from these genera are morphologically described and illustrated. The ecology of nematode-trapping fungi is expertly presented: their occurrence and habitats, their geographical and seasonal distribution and the effects of soil conditions and nematode density on their distribution all feature amongst the relevant themes. Further chapters examine the use of nematode-trapping fungi in biological control and the authors consider nematicidal activities in detail, exploring the many compounds from fungi that feature in nematicidal activities and of course useful paths for further study on this topic. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific insight for scholars with an interest in fungi, and in biological control of nematodes
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 5, 2014)
Subject Nematode-destroying fungi.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Nematode-destroying fungi.
Form Electronic book
Author Zhang, Ke-Qin, editor
Hyde, Kevin D., editor.
ISBN 9789401787307