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The Mycota

Systematics and Evolution

Part A

Editors: McLaughlin, David, Spatafora, Joseph W. (Eds.)

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This volume includes treatments of systematics and related topics for both fungi and fungus-like organisms in four eukaryotic supergroups, as well as specialized chapters on nomenclature, techniques and evolution. These organisms are of great interest to mycologists, plant pathologists and others, including those interested in the animal parasitic Microsporidia. Our knowledge of the systematics and evolution of fungi has made great strides since the first edition of this volume, largely driven by molecular phylogenetic analyses. Consensus among mycologists has led to a stable systematic treatment that has since become widely adopted and is incorporated into this second edition, along with a great deal of new information on evolution and ecology. The systematic chapters cover occurrence, distribution, economic importance, morphology and ultrastructure, development of taxonomic theory, classification and maintenance and culture. Other chapters deal with nomenclatural changes necessitated by revisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, including the elimination of separate names for asexual states, as well as methods for preservation of cultures and specimens, character evolution and methods for ultrastructural study, the fungal fossil record and the impact of whole genomes on fungal studies.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • 1 Fungi from PCR to Genomics: The Spreading Revolution in Evolutionary Biology

    Taylor, John W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • 2 Excavata: Acrasiomycota; Amoebozoa: Dictyosteliomycota, Myxomycota

    Stephenson, Steven L.

    Pages 21-38

  • 3 Systematics of the Straminipila: Labyrinthulomycota, Hyphochytriomycota, and Oomycota

    Beakes, Gordon W. (et al.)

    Pages 39-97

  • 4 Rhizaria: Phytomyxea

    Bulman, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 99-112

  • 5 Microsporidia

    Didier, Elizabeth S. (et al.)

    Pages 115-140

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systematics and Evolution
Book Subtitle
Part A
Editors
  • David McLaughlin
  • Joseph W. Spatafora
Series Title
The Mycota
Series Volume
7A
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55318-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55318-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-55317-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-49578-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 461
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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