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Fungal Biology

Biology of Microfungi

Editors: Li, De-Wei (Ed.)

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  • First comprehensive volume of its kind
  • ​Written by an international group of leading scholars 
  • Provides the latest research and techniques related to microfungi 
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About this book

This reference book includes 24 chapters written by a group of experts in the different fields of microfungi and cover a broad range of topics on microfungi. It provides the most updated information on the latest development in systematics and taxonomy of microfungi, new techniques which were developed in the last ten years and their application in microfungal research. After the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (Melbourne Code) was adopted by the Eighteenth International Botanical Congress Melbourne, Australia, July 2011, it has had a profound impact on mycology and its research. Fungal nomenclature changes and its significance to fungal taxonomy and naming of microfungi in the future is discussed in detail. Since dual names system for fungi developing both sexual and asexual states, and fungi developing only asexual state is no longer available, the first five chapters will clarify some confusion and provides perspective views on the direction for future research. The next nine chapters cover microfungi and their ecological roles or functions in the different habitats (air, indoor, aquatic, marine, plants, soils, etc). The remaining 13 chapters cover the relationship of microfungi and humans (good and bad) and usage or application microfungi in different industries, such as food, agriculture, forestry, green technology, pharmaceutics, and medicine, as well as in our daily life. The book bridges the gap between basic mycological research and applied mycology and provide readers a unique set of information and knowledge of microfungi generated from multiple angles in different fields of mycology.

About the authors

De-Wei Li, Ph.D. Research Mycologist The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Laboratory Windsor, CT USA

Dr. Li is a leading scholar in microbiology related to fungi and a is lecturer at Yale University.

Reviews

“Each chapter is extremely well documented, and many include excellent photographs. This compendium is a valuable source of current information on a wide range of mycological research topics applicable for professionals in numerous fields. … The volume is imperative because many works about fungi typically do not focus on microfungi. The title should be available in college and university libraries that support teaching and research in the biological sciences. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and practitioners.” (K. M. Foos, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)
“The whole is well-edited and presented, and it was pleasing to see coloured illustrations in the chapters … . All major mycological libraries will benefit from a copy … .” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 7 (1), June, 2016)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Introduction: Advances and Predicament

    Pages 1-6

    Li, De-Wei, Ph.D.

  • Recent Changes in Fungal Nomenclature and Their Impact on Naming of Microfungi

    Pages 7-23

    Gams, Walter, Ph.D.

  • Future Perspectives and Challenges of Fungal Systematics in the Age of Big Data

    Pages 25-46

    Wang, Zheng, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Molecular Techniques in Mycological Studies and Sequence Data Curating: Quality Control and Challenges

    Pages 47-64

    Nilsson, R. Henrik, Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Challenges and Future Perspectives in the Systematics of Kickxellomycotina, Mortierellomycotina, Mucoromycotina, and Zoopagomycotina

    Pages 65-126

    Benny, Gerald L., Ph.D. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29137-6
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Hardcover $279.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29135-2
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Softcover $199.99
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  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Microfungi
Editors
  • De-Wei Li
Series Title
Fungal Biology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29137-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29137-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29135-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80498-9
Series ISSN
2198-7777
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 650
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
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