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Molecular Identification of Fungi

Highlights molecular techniques in basic and applied mycology
Elaborately illustrated, including more than 30 color figures and many other exemplifications

By: Youssuf Gherbawy (Editor), Kerstin Voigt (Editor)

522 pages, 96 colour illustrations, b/w illustrations


Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221604 | ISBN-13: 9783642425769
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Hardback | Mar 2010 | #184754 | ISBN-13: 9783642050411
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About this book

Fungi enjoy great popularity in pharmaceutical, agricultural and biotechnological applications. Recent advances in the decipherment of whole fungal genomes promise an acceleration of these trends. Molecular Identification of Fungi links scientists from different parts of the world who are interested in the molecular identification of fungi combined with the exploration of the fungal biodiversity in different ecosystems.

"This book is about using molecular techniques for identification of fungi. [...] The book is well laid out but has few good illustrations and each chapter is provided by a special topic, so the reader can go through separately and easily. All chapters are well referenced and indexed at the back of the book. The book should be available in all university and public libraries, and research laboratories especially those who are interested in molecular phylogenetics."
- Jian-Kui Liu, Fungal Diversity, April, 2012


Part I. Plant pathological and environmental biological aspects
1- Fungal pathogens of plants in the Homogocene; George Newcombe & Frank M. Dugan
2- Molecular techniques for classification and diagnostics of plant pathogenic Oomycota; Otmar Spring & Marco Thines
3- Plasmodiophorids: The challenge to understand soil-borne, obligate biotrophs with a multiphasic life cycle; Sigrid Neuhauser, Simon Bulman & Martin Kirchmair
4- Applications of molecular markers and DNA sequences in identifying fungal pathogens of cool season grain legumes; Evans N. Njambere, Renuka N. Attanayake and Weidong Chen
5- Quantitative detection of fungi by molecular methods: A case study on Fusarium; Kurt Brunner & Robert L. Mach
6- DNA-based tools for the detection of Fusarium spp. pathogenic on maize; Ivan Visentin, Danila Valentino, Francesca Cardinale, Giacomo Tamietti
7- Recent Advances in Molecular Detection and Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum; Ratul Saikia and Narendra Kadoo
8- Molecular chemotyping of Fusarium graminearum, F. culmorum and F. cerealis isolates from Finland and Russia; Tapani Yli-Mattila & T. Gagkaeva
9- Molecular characterization and diagnosis of Macrophomina phaseolina - a charcoal rot fungus; Bandamaravuri Kishore Babu, Ratul Saikia & Dilip K. Arora
10- Molecular diagnosis of ochratoxigenic fungi; Daniele Sartori, Marta Hiromi Taniwaki, Beatriz Iamanaka, Maria Helena Pelegrinelli Fungaro
11- Molecular barcoding of microscopic fungi with emphasis on the mucoralean genera Mucor and Rhizopus; Youssuf Gherbawy, Claudia Kesselboth, Neamat Gouda & Kerstin Hoffmann
12- Advances in detection and identification of wood rotting fungi in timber and standing trees; Giovanni Nicolotti, Paolo Gonthier & Fabio Guglielmo
13- Molecular diversity and identification of endophytic fungi; Liang-Dong Guo
14- Molecular identification of anaerobic rumen fungi; Martin Eckart, Katerina Fliegerova, Kerstin Hoffmann, Kerstin Voigt

Part II. Human pathological and clinical aspects
15- New approaches in fungal DNA preparation from whole blood and subsequent pathogen detection via multiplex PCR; Roland P.H. Schmitz, Raimund Eck & Marc Lehmann
16- Classification of yeasts of the genus Malassezia by sequencing of the ITS and D1/D2 regions of DNA; Lidia Perez-Perez, Manuel Pereiro Jr & Jaime Toribio
17- DNA-based detection of human pathogenic fungi: dermatophytes, opportunists and causative agents of deep mycoses; Lorenza Putignani, Silvia D'Arezzo, Maria Grazia Paglia and Paolo Visca
18- Applications of loop-mediated isothermal amplificaton methods (LAMP) for identification and diagnosis of mycotic diseases: Paracoccidioidomycosis and Ochroconis gallopava infection; Ayako Sano & Eiko Nakagawa Itano
19- Identification of the genus Absidia (Mucorales, Zygomycetes), a comprehensive taxonomic revision; Kerstin Hoffmann
20- Molecular characters of zygomycetous Fungi; Xiao-yong Liu & Kerstin Voigt

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