The Mycota

Environmental and Microbial Relationships

Editors: Kubicek, Christian P., Druzhinina, Irina S. (Eds.)

  • Covers biological pest control, natural products discovery, and the degradation of toxic organic compounds
  • Includes significant new insights gained through molecular methods
  • The second edition has been completely updated and revised
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After the publication of Volume IV in 1997, the introduction of molecular methods into ecology led to significant new findings. Emphasizing these advances, the chapters for the second edition have been completely updated and revised. This volume provides insight into current research on fungal populations and communities. It focuses on fungal responses to the physical environment, interactions with other fungi, microorganisms and invertebrates, the role of fungi in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling, and aspects of biogeography and conservation. Several chapters deal with various applications in, e.g. biological pest control, natural products discovery, and the degradation of toxic organic compounds. This is an invaluable source of information both for scientists who wish to update their knowledge of current progress and for graduate students interested in obtaining a first overview of this field of research.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Ecology of the First Fungi

    Pages 3-16

  • Molecular Approaches for Studying Fungi in the Environment

    Pages 17-28

  • Disturbance in Natural Ecosystems: Scaling from Fungal Diversity to Ecosystem Functioning

    Pages 31-45

  • Fungal Responses to Disturbance: Agriculture and Forestry

    Pages 47-68

  • Fungi and Industrial Pollutants

    Pages 69-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental and Microbial Relationships
Editors
  • Christian P. Kubicek
  • Irina S. Druzhinina
Series Title
The Mycota
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71840-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71840-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIV, 350
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