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Title Clavicipitalean fungi : evolutionary biology, chemistry, biocontrol, and cultural impacts / edited by James F. White, Jr. [and others]
Published New York : M. Dekker, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 575 pages) : illustrations
Series Mycology series ; 19
Mycology series ; 19
Contents Historical perspectives : human interactions with clavicipitalean fungi / James F. White, Jr. [and others] -- A taxonomic review of the clavicipitaceous anamorphs parasitizing nematodes and other microinvertebrates / Walter Gams and Rasoul Zare -- Clavicipitaceous anamorphs / Kathie T. Hodge -- The plant-infecting clavicipitaleans / Joseph F. Bischoff and James F. White, Jr. -- Distinguishing features of the tribe Balansieae / Elizabeth Ann Lewis, Raymond F. Sullivan, and James F. White, Jr. -- Taxonomy and diversity of Epichloë endophytes / Adrian Leuchtmann -- Diversity and speciation in Claviceps / Stephen C. Alderman -- Nigrocornus scleroticus, a common Old World balansioid fungus / Malcolm J. Ryley -- Processes of species evolution in Epichloë/Neotyphodium endophytes of grasses / Christopher L. Schardl and Christina D. Moon -- Interkingdom host shift in the Cordyceps fungi / Takema Fukatsu and Naruo Nikoh -- The evolutionary strategy of Claviceps / Sylvie Pažoutová -- Secondary metabolites of clavicipitalean fungi / Masahiko Isaka, Prasat Kittakoop, and Yodhathai Thebtaranonth -- Molecular genetics of ergot alkaloid biosynthesis / Daniel G. Panaccione and Christopher L. Schardl -- Genetic manipulation of clavicipitalean endophytes / Barry Scott and Carolyn Young -- Molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions and ergot alkaloid biosynthesis in Claviceps / Paul Tudzynski and Klaus B. Tenberge -- Ergot alkaloid toxicity / Dee L. Cross -- Commercial applications of endophytic fungi / Joe H. Bouton and A.A. Hopkins -- Use of clavicipitalean fungi for the biological control of arthropod pests / Harry C. Evans -- Evidence for nematode defense in symbiotic grasses / Charles W. Bacon and James F. White, Jr
Summary Nineteen contributions address the history, taxonomy, ecology, evolution, genetics, physiology, and effects and applications of various the clavicipitalean fungi, including all sexual and asexual relatives that fall within the phylogenetically defined ascomycete family Clavicipitaceae. Contributors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clavicipitaceae.
Form Electronic book
Author White, James F. (James Francis), 1953-
ISBN 0203912705
0824756193 (electronic bk.)
9780824756192 (electronic bk.)