This book provides a lively and informative introduction to the fungi, one of the most diverse groups of living organisms. Taking a practical approach, The Fungi explores all aspects of mycology from a microbiological perspective, providing students with essential information on the structure, function, ecology and applications of fungi. Comprehensive coverage includes not only discussion of traditional and essential material, and classification and procedures for identification, but also the new science of gene cloning and the use of fungi as hosts in recombinant DNA technology. The Fungi is an essential text for students of microbiology and plant science, and an important reference for those with an interest in this fascinating class of microorganism. A glossary of terms is included which will allow students to get to grips with the terminology. In addition, the classification of species provides an invaluable reference source.
- Hardback | 496 pages
- 188 x 242 x 22mm | 739.37g
- 01 Dec 1995
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- 2nd edition
Table of contents
The Fungi as a Major Group of Organisms. Fungal Diversity. Fungal Cells and Vegetative Growth. Spores, Dormancy, and Dispersal. Genetic Variation and Evolution. Saprotrophs and Ecosystems. Parasites and Mutualistic Symbionts. Fungi and Biotechnology. Appendix 1: Glossary of common mycological terms. Appendix 2: Classification of Fungi. Subject Index.
About Sarah Watkinson
By Michael J. Carlile, and Sarah C. Watkinson