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Aspects of Tropical Mycology : British Mycological Society Symposia - Susan Isaac

Aspects of Tropical Mycology

British Mycological Society Symposia

By: Susan Isaac (Editor), Juliet C. Frankland (Editor), Roy Watling (Editor), Anthony J. S. Whalley (Editor)

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Published: 28th January 1994
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The disappearing rain forest and damage to other tropical and subtropical habitats has recently provoked considerable public awareness and response from governmental and scientific bodies. Tropical fungi have received little attention to date and this volume aims to correct this deficit. Based on a meeting of the British Mycological Society, the book addresses the challenge which the exceptional diversity of tropical fungi present to taxonomists, biochemists, molecular biologists, ecologists and pathologists alike. The significance of the many tropical species and ectomycorrhizal associations in nutrient cycling in rainforests, desert ecosystems and aquatic habitats is considered, together with an evaluation of the potential of such fungi in the production of commercially useful, novel metabolites.

"...an excellent beginning, with so little information on tropical fungi actually available...an excellent choice for those interested in tropical ecology or the distribution of fungi in tropical areas." J. Dawson, Choice "...highly useful and worthwhile volume...no other single source provides such an accurate, unbiased perspective on the fungi that are important in tropical areas." Steven L. Miller, Quarterly Review of Biology

I am part of all that I have met
Tropical fungi: their commercial potential
The tropical fungal biota: census pertinence, prophylaxis and prognosis
The ecology of tropical leaf litter fungi
Interactions between the pathogen Crinipellis perniciosa and cocoa tissue
Ecology of tropical marine fungi
Distribution of Zygomycotina - the tropical connection
Tropical hyphomyetes from submerged litter in freshwater streams
Nutrient cycling by fungi in wet tropical forests
Molecular genetics of Colletotrichum gloesporoides on Stylosanthes spp
Armillaria in tropical Africa
Heterobasidiomycetes in the tropics
Tropical polypores
Looking for ectomycorrhizal trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi in tropical Africa
Similarities and differences in the macromycete floras and biological strategies in selected tropical areas
New and interesting Xylariaceae from the tropics and subtropics; the habitat factor
Fungi in desert ecosystems: interactions with the soil biota
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ISBN: 9780521450508
ISBN-10: 0521450500
Series: British Mycological Society Symposia
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 28th January 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.66