Mycoheterotrophy

The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi

Editors: Merckx, Vincent (Ed.)

  • Presents a thorough overview on mycoheterotrophy and mycoheterotrophic plants
  • Written by renowned experts in the field
  • Includes extensive illustrations and photographs
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Over the course of evolution, several plant lineages have found ways to obtain water, minerals, and carbohydrates from fungi. Some plants are able exploit fungi to such an extent that they lose the need for photosynthesis. The ability of a plant to live on fungal carbon is known as mycoheterotrophy. This intriguing process has fascinated botanists for centuries, yet many aspects of mycoheterotrophy have remained elusive for a long time.
 
Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi explores the biology of mycoheterotrophs, offering general insights into their ecology, diversity, and evolution. Written by renowned experts in the field and bolstered with lavish illustrations and photographs, this volume provides a thematic overview of different aspects of mycoheterotrophy. Comprehensive and readily accessible,  Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi is a valuable resource for researchers and students who are interested in the process of mycoheterotrophy.

About the authors

Vincent S.F.T. Merckx
Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

Reviews

From the reviews:

Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2013

“This exceptional book provides detailed background information on plants that obtain their organic carbon from fungi … . Each well-written chapter is an in-depth study with an extensive list of current references. This superb resource provides a wonderful overview and detailed examination of mycoheterotrophs. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professional botanists and mycologists.” (K. M. Foos, Choice, Vol. 51 (2), October, 2013)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Mycoheterotrophy: An Introduction

    Merckx, Vincent S. F. T.

    Pages 1-17

  • Taxonomy and Classification

    Merckx, Vincent S. F. T. (et al.)

    Pages 19-101

  • Biogeography and Conservation

    Merckx, Vincent S. F. T. (et al.)

    Pages 103-156

  • Subterranean Morphology and Mycorrhizal Structures

    Imhof, Stephan (et al.)

    Pages 157-214

  • Evolution and Diversification

    Merckx, Vincent S. F. T. (et al.)

    Pages 215-244

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5209-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5208-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mycoheterotrophy
Book Subtitle
The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi
Editors
  • Vincent Merckx
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5209-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5209-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5208-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 356
Topics