Part 1 Trichomycetes: fungi associated with arthropods - an introduction and state-of-the-art in the tropics; a brief review of reseach; taxonomy and systematics of trichomycetes, past, present and future; the classification and phylogeny of the trichomycetes and zygomycetes; occurrence of trichomycetes in Taiwan; ultrastructure of trichomycetes; physiological adaptations of trichomycetes to the insect gut - smittium culisetae and its mosquito host. Part 2 Other mycological topics: entomopathogenic fungi associated with ants (formicidae) - a review, Harry C. Evans; biology of nematophagous fungi, Hans-Borje Jansson and Luis V. Lopez-Llorca; diversity of filamentous fungi in bark beetle galleries in central Europe, Roland Kirschner; fungal endophytes - the tropical dimension, T.S. Suryanarayanan et al; endolithic micro-organisms, Margalith Galun; the distribution of freshwater filamentous ascomycetes, C.A. Shearer; aquatic hyphomycetes and leaf litter processing in polluted and unpolluted habitats, K.R. Sridhar and N.S. Raviraja; systematics, ecology and world distribution in the gensus "Chroogomphus" (Gomphidiaceae), Orson K. Miller, Jr. and Mary C. Aime; edible mushrooms - potential and low-cost technologies for tropical cultivation, Tricita H. Quimio; eating mushrooms - death, ecstasy or gourmet's delight, Thomas J. Volk and Johan W. Rippon.