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Title Biodiversity of fungi : inventory and monitoring methods / [edited by] Gregory M. Mueller, Gerald F. Bills, Mercedes S. Foster
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 777 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Fungi and Their Allies -- Preparation, Preservation, and Use of Fungal Specimens in Herbaria -- Preservation and Distribution of Fungal Cultures -- Electronic Information Resources -- Fungal Biodiversity Patterns -- Molecular Methods for Discriminating Taxa, Monitoring Species, and Assessing Fungal Diversity -- Fungi on Living Plant Substrata, Including Fruits -- Terrestrial and Lignicolous Macrofungi -- Lichenized Fungi -- Sequestrate Fungi -- Microfungi on Wood and Plant Debris -- Endophytic Fungi -- Saprobic Soil Fungi -- Fungi in Stressful Environments -- Mutualistic Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Fungi -- Yeasts -- Fungicolous Fungi -- Insect- and Other Arthropod-Associated Fungi -- Fungal Parasites and Predators of Rotifers, Nematodes, and Other Invertebrates -- Fungi Associated With Vertebrates -- Coprophilous Fungi -- Anaerobic Zoosporic Fungi Associated with Animals -- Fungi in Freshwater Habitats -- Marine and Estuarine Mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota -- Mycetozoans -- Fungi Associated with Aquatic Animals
Fungi and their allies / Meredith Blackwell and Joseph W. Spatafora -- Preparation, preservation, and use of fungal specimens in herbaria / Qiuxin (Florence) Wu, Barbara M. Thiers, and Donald H. Pfister -- Preservation and distribution of fungal cultures / Karen K. Nakasone, Stephen W. Peterson, and Shung-Chang Jong -- Electronic information resources / David F. Farr and Ellen R. Farr -- Fungal biodiversity patterns / John C. Zak and Michael R. Willig -- Molecular methods for discriminating taxa, monitoring species, and assessing fungal diversity / Russell J. Rodriguez [and others] --Fungi on living plant substrata, including fruits / Brenda E. Callan and Lori M. Carris -- Terrestrial and lignicolous macrofungi / D. Jean Lodge [and others] -- Lichenized fungi / Susan Will-Wolf [and others] -- Sequestrate fungi / Michael A. Castellano, James M. Trappe, and Daniel L. Luoma -- Microfungi on wood and plant debris / Paul F. Cannon and Brian C. Sutton -- Endophytic fungi / Jeffrey K. Stone, Jon D. Polishook, and James F. White, Jr. -- Saprobic soil fungi / Gerald F. Bills [and others] -- Fungi in stressful environments / John C. Zak and Howard G. Wildman -- Mutualistic arbuscular endomycorrhizal fungi / Joseph B. Morton [and others] -- Yeasts / Cletus P. Kurtzman and Jack W. Fell -- Fungicolous fungi / Walter Gams, Paul Diederich, and Kadri Põldmaa
Insect- and other arthropod-associated fungi / Richard K. Benjamin [and others] -- Fungal parasites and predators of rotifers, nematodes, and other invertebrates / George L. Barron -- Fungi associated with vertebrates / Richard C. Summerbell -- Coprophilous fungi / John C. Krug, Gerald L. Benny, and Harold W. Keller -- Anaerobic zoosporic fungi associated with animals / Daniel A. Wubah -- Fungi in freshwater habitats / Carol A. Shearer, Deborah M. Langsam, and Joyce E. Longcore -- Marine and estuarine mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota / Jan Kohlmeyer, Brigitte Volkmann-Kohlmeyer, and Steven Y. Newell -- Mycetozoans / Frederick W. Spiegel [and others] -- Fungi associated with aquatic animals / Thomas G. Rand -- Appendix I. Moist chambers for the development of fungi / John C. Krug -- Appendix II. Formulae for selected materials used to isolate and study fungi and fungal allies / compiled by Gerald F. Bills and Mercedes S. Foster -- Appendix III. Institutions with significant collections of fungi or fungal allies and fungus-related websites / compiled by Fiona A. Wilkinson and Mercedes S. Foster -- Appendix IV. Vendors -- Glossary / Frank M. Dugan
Summary Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading sampling protocols, compiled by an international team of fungal biologists, make Biodiversity of Fungi an incredible and fundamental resource for the study of organismal biodiversity. Chapters cover everything from what is a fungus, to maintaining and organizing a permanent study collection with associated databases; from protocols for sampling slime molds to insect associated fungi; from fungi growing on and in animals and plants to mushrooms and truffles. The chapters are arranged both ecologically and by sampling method rather than by taxonomic group for ease of use. The information presented here is intended for everyone interested in fungi, anyone who needs tools to study them in nature including naturalists, land managers, ecologists, mycologists, and even citizen scientists and sophiscated amateurs. Covers all groups of fungi - from molds to mushrooms, even slime molds Describes sampling protocols for many groups of fungi Arranged by sampling method and ecology to coincide with users needs Beautifully illustrated to document the range of fungi treated and techniques discussed Natural history data are provided for each group of fungi to enable users to modify suggested protocols to meet their needs
Analysis Biodiversity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 673-762) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fungi -- Collection and preservation.
Fungi -- Monitoring.
Fungi -- Sampling.
Fungi -- Variation.
Mycological surveys -- Methodology.
Mycological Typing Techniques.
Form Electronic book
Author Bills, Gerald F.
Foster, Mercedes S.
Mueller, Gregory M. (Gregory Michael)
ISBN 0080470262 (electronic bk.)
9780080470269 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Fungi