423 pages, 550 colour photos & b/w illustrations, 345 colour distribution maps
Language: Bilingual in English and Dutch
Dutch Rust Fungi is the first overview of all 163 rust species that are known from The Netherlands since Calkoen's publication in 1883, supplemented with 182 species that may occur in The Netherlands given the distribution of host plants. Dutch Rust Fungi contains descriptions of all 345 species, is richly illustrated and contains an extensive identification key. There is also an extensive introduction on the biology of rust fungi and on how to study them.
1 Introduction 7
1.1 Rusts: a bird's eye view 7
1.2 Life cycle of rust fungi 8
1.3 Spores and their fruiting bodies 13
1.4 Plant diseases caused by rusts 20
1.5 Rusts in nature 23
1.6 Evolution of rusts 25
2 Manual 29
2.1 What is a rust species? 29
2.2 Searching for, identifying and mapping of rusts 32
2.3 How to describe a rust 35
2.4 Explanation ofthe description of rust fungi 37
3 Overview of Dutch Rust Fungi 43
4 Glossary 64
5 Identification Keys 67
6 Descriptions 157
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Aad Termorshuizen studied Phytopathology at Wageningen University and did there his PhD on mycorrhizal fungi in Scots pine forests. He is specialized in the ecology of soil-borne plant pathogenic fungi. Currently he works at BLGG AgroXpertus at Wageningen, a company for soil and plant sampling, analysis and advice.
Charlotte Swertz did her PhD at the Department of Plant Breeding at Wageningen University on the identification and classification of grass rust fungi. Currently she works as administrator at the cooperative society of forest owners at Ede. She studies rusts in her spare time.