The Mycota

Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms

Editors: Pöggeler, Stefanie, Wöstemeyer, Johannes (Eds.)

  • Written by experts
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  • Addresses questions concerning the origin of the fungal kingdom and fungal evolution at a level of analytical refinement that hase never been possible before
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Based on sequence analyses of many different genes, the past decade has provided us with a profound knowledge of fungal systematics and phylogeny. In addition, a number of sequences of complete fungal genomes have been identified and several others will soon follow. In this volume, leading experts address questions concerning the origin of the fungal kingdom and fungal evolution at a level of analytical refinement that has never been possible before. The following major aspects are highlighted: evolutionary roots of fungi; evolution of signaling in fungi and fungal-like organisms; evolution of mutualistic systems and metabolism in fungi; and evolutionary mechanisms and trends.

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From the reviews:

“It is a gathering of reviews dealing with various aspects of fungal evolution. … most of the reviews are comprehensive, detailed presentations of the topics that can be useful in teaching or as an overview of that field.” (Gábor M. Kovács, Inoculum, Vol. 63 (6), December, 2012)

“The main aim of this book is to provide knowledge about the evolution of fungi and fungal-like organisms. … this book is a complete package for scholars who want to assimilate information and knowledge on the evolution of the fungi since the origin. … Should be available in all college and university libraries where study on fungi is offered. It is also useful source of information for undergraduates as well as their teachers and researchers.” (Shova Baral, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 57 (1), November, 2012)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • 1 The Protistan Origins of Animals and Fungi

    Carr, Martin (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • 2 Microsporidia – Highly Reduced and Derived Relatives of Fungi

    Williams, Bryony A. P. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • 3 Environmental DNA Analysis and the Expansion of the Fungal Tree of Life

    Jones, Meredith D. M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • 4 Evolution of Signalling and Morphogenesis in the Dictyostelids

    Schaap, Pauline

    Pages 57-71

  • 5 Function and Evolution of Pheromones and Pheromone Receptors in Filamentous Ascomycetes

    Pöggeler, Stefanie

    Pages 73-96

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50148-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolution of Fungi and Fungal-Like Organisms
Editors
  • Stefanie Pöggeler
  • Johannes Wöstemeyer
Series Title
The Mycota
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19974-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19974-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19973-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50148-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 345
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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