Fungal Diversity Research Series

Nematode-Trapping Fungi

Editors: Zhang, Ke-Qin, Hyde, Kevin D. (Eds.)

  • Collates and presents data on nematode-trapping fungi and describes their ecology
  • Examines the use of nematode-trapping fungi in biological control
  • Explores the mechanisms involved in nematicidal activities and considers how these can be further explored
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About this book

These chapters provide up-to-date information on nematophagous fungi, particularly those of the Orbiliaceae in Ascomycota, whose asexual states produce nematode-trapping devices. The authors consider fungal-nematode interactions, fossil fungi, the biodiversity, ecology and geographical distribution of nematode-trapping fungi, and their potential use in biocontrol of nematodes, all in detail.

Nematode-trapping fungi with adhesive or mechanical hyphal traps are the main focus of this book which begins with an overview of the data on nematode-trapping fungi, including their taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution. Subsequent chapters expand upon the methods and techniques used to study these fascinating fungi. Keys for genera of Arthrobotrys, Drechslerella and Dactylellina, which include all reported species of predatory orbiliaceous fungi are presented and numerous species from these genera are morphologically described and illustrated.

The ecology of nematode-trapping fungi is expertly presented: their occurrence and habitats, their geographical and seasonal distribution and the effects of soil conditions and nematode density on their distribution all feature amongst the relevant themes.

Further chapters examine the use of nematode-trapping fungi in biological control and the authors consider nematicidal activities in detail, exploring the many compounds from fungi that feature in nematicidal activities and of course useful paths for further study on this topic.

This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing scientific insight for scholars with an interest in fungi and in biological control of nematodes.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Nematode-Trapping Fungi

    Hyde, KD (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Methodology for Studying Nematophagous Fungi

    Li, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 13-40

  • Taxonomy of Nematode-Trapping Fungi from Orbiliaceae, Ascomycota

    Yu, ZeFen (et al.)

    Pages 41-210

  • The Ecology of Nematophagous Fungi in Natural Environments

    Zhang, Ying (et al.)

    Pages 211-229

  • Biological Control of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes by Nematophagous Fungi

    Yang, Jinkui (et al.)

    Pages 231-262

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8730-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8729-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0784-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nematode-Trapping Fungi
Editors
  • Ke-Qin Zhang
  • Kevin D. Hyde
Series Title
Fungal Diversity Research Series
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Mushroom Research Foundation
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-8730-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-8730-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-8729-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0784-6
Series ISSN
1608-6791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 392
Number of Illustrations and Tables
123 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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