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Title The fungal community : its organization and role in the ecosystem / edited by John Dighton, James F. White
Edition Fourth edition
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 597 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series Mycology series ; 32
Mycology series ; v. 32
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Integrating Genomics and Metagenomics into Community Analysis -- ch. 1 Molecular Community Ecology of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi / Maarja Opik -- ch. 2 Comparative and Functional Genomics of Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis / Francis Martin -- ch. 3 Early Fungi: Evidence from the Fossil Record / Carla J. Harper -- ch. 4 Evolution of Lichens / Jouko Rikkinen -- pt. II Recent Advances in Fungal Endophyte Research -- ch. 5 A Novel Framework for Decoding Fungal Endophyte Diversity / Keith Clay -- ch. 6 Foliar Endophyte Communities and Leaf Traits in Tropical Trees / A. Elizabeth Arnold -- ch. 7 Community Assembly of Phyllosphere Endophytes: A Closer Look at Fungal Life Cycle Dynamics, Competition, and Phytochemistry in the Shaping of the Fungal Community / James F. White -- ch. 8 Interactions between Fungal Endophytes and Bacterial Colonizers of Fescue Grass / Christopher Mark Adamchek -- pt. III Fungal Communities in Terrestrial Ecosystems -- ch. 9 Geomycology: Geoactive Fungal Roles in the Biosphere / Geoffrey Michael Gadd -- ch. 10 Lichens and Microfungi in Biological Soil Crusts: Structure and Function Now and in the Future / Otto L. Lange -- ch. 11 Ecology of Fungal Phylloplane Epiphytes / John Dighton -- ch. 12 Wood Decay Communities in Angiosperm Wood / Jacob Heilmann-Clausen -- ch. 13 Lichens in Natural Ecosystems / Natalie Howe -- pt. IV Fungal Communities in Marine and Aquatic Ecosystems -- ch. 14 Diversity and Role of Fungi in the Marine Ecosystem / Chandralata Raghukumar -- ch. 15 Aquatic Hyphomycete Communities in Freshwater / Kandikere R. Sridhar -- ch. 16 The Ecology of Chytrid and Aphelid Parasites of Phytoplankton / Bettina Scholz -- ch. 17 Crown Oomycetes Have Evolved as Effective Plant and Animal Parasites / Jose I. de Souza -- pt. V Fungal Adaptations to Stress and Conservation -- ch. 18 Adaptations of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms for Growth under Reduced Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations / Frank H. Gleason -- ch. 19 Fungi in Extreme and Stressful Environments / Sharon A. Cantrell -- ch. 20 Reaching the Wind: Boundary Layer Escape as a Constraint on Ascomycete Spore Dispersal / Agnese Seminara -- ch. 21 Who Cares? The Human Perspective on Fungal Conservation / Elizabeth S. Barron -- pt. VI Fungal-Faunal Interactions -- ch. 22 Belowground Trophic Interactions / Amy Treonis -- ch. 23 Mycophagy and Spore Dispersal by Vertebrates / Ian Hall -- ch. 24 The Fungal Spore: Myrmecophilous Ophiocordyceps as a Case Study / David P. Hughes -- ch. 25 Coevolution of Fungi and Invertebrates / Meichun Xiang -- ch. 26 Fungal Diversity of Macrotermes-Termitomyces Nests in Tsavo, Kenya / Risto Vesala -- ch. 27 Emerging Mycoses and Fungus-Like Diseases of Vertebrate Wildlife / Frank H. Gleason -- ch. 28 Geomyces and Pseudogymnoascus: Emergence of a Primary Pathogen, the Causative Agent of Bat White-Nose Syndrome / David S. Blehert -- pt. VII Fungal Communities, Climate Change, and Pollution -- ch. 29 Mycorrhizal Fungi and Accompanying Microorganisms in Improving Phytoremediation Techniques / Katarzyna Turnau -- ch. 30 Effects of Toxic Metals on Chytrids, Fungal-Like Organisms, and Higher Fungi / Osu Lilje -- ch. 31 The Fungal Community in Organically Polluted Systems / Dietmar Schlosser -- ch. 32 Fungal Communities and Climate Change / Jennifer M. Talbot -- pt. VIII Fungi in the Built Environment -- ch. 33 Decomposition of Wooden Structures by Fungi / Benjamin W. Held -- ch. 34 Fungal Degradation of Our Cultural Heritage / John Dighton -- ch. 35 Microorganisms for Safeguarding Cultural Heritage / Lidia Mathys -- pt. IX Fungal Signaling and Communication -- ch. 36 Airborne Signals: Volatile-Mediated Communication between Plants, Fungi, and Microorganisms / Joan W. Bennett -- ch. 37 Mycorrhizal Fungal Networks as Plant Communication Systems / Lucy Gilbert -- ch. 38 Fungal-Fungal Interactions: From Natural Ecosystems to Managed Plant Production, with Emphasis on Biological Control of Plant Diseases / Bjorn D. Lindahl -- ch. 39 Ecology and Evolution of Fungal-Bacterial Interactions / Teresa E. Pawlowska
Summary In all subjects in science new findings and use of new technologies allow us to develop an ever-greater understanding of our world. With the evolution of molecular tools for identifying fungi and genomics to understand relationships between fungal species, the entire concept of fungal taxonomy has been changed from classical Linnean nomenclature to that of bar codes and robust multi-gene phylogenetic molecular trees (Hibbett and Taylor 2013, Money 2013). These tools allow us to ask new questions in relation to the evolution of the kingdom Fungi and the major taxa within. Along with this surge, the development of molecular tools in the application of genomics, metagenomics and transcriptomics has allowed us to understand more about the functional aspects of fungi in real time (Martin 2014). Fungi interact with all components of the ecosystems on earth, but do not act alone. Different fungi interact with each other and with other organisms in both trophic and non-trophic interactions. They also interact with abiotic components of ecosystems and with pollutants that humans produce (Dighton 2016). Indeed, interaction of fungi with humans has led to a whole new area of study of 'the built environment' as an ecosystem where fungi are under stress and have evolved to survive (Gostincar et al. 2011) and cause concern over human health and the integrity of their belongings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fungal communities.
Fungi -- Ecology.
Fungal communities.
Fungi -- Ecology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Microbiology
Form Electronic book
Author Dighton, John, editor.
White, James F. (James Francis), 1953- editor.
LC no. 2016027059
ISBN 1315119498