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Ecology of Saprotrophic Basidiomycetes

Series: British Mycological Society Symposia Volume: 28

Edited By: Lynne Boddy, Juliet C Frankland and Pieter van West

386 pages, Illustrations

Academic Press

Hardback | Sep 2007 | #175518 | ISBN-13: 9780123741851
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About this book

The breadth and depth of understanding of many areas concerning basidiomycetes has increased dramatically since the premier publication of Frankland et al., "Decomposer Basidiomycetes: their Biology and Ecology." New vistas have opened up with the advent of powerful computing, modelling and molecular approaches helping to greatly increase the general understanding of the ecology of basidiomycetes. This is tantamount to understanding the role of fungi in natural ecosystems since they are major agents of decomposition and nutrient cycling.

These remarkable advances have been incorporated into this volume that discusses all aspects of saprotrophic basidiomycete ecology.


Contents

The basidiomycete life-styleBasidiomycete interactions with each other and with other fungi and with other organismsStructure and function of basidiomycete communities

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Biography

Edited by Lynne Boddy, Cardiff University, School of Bioscience, U.K.; Juliet Frankland, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster, U.K.; and Pieter van West, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences, Scotland, U.K.

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