461 pages, 16 colour photod & 75 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
The Mycota, Volume 7: Systematics and Evolution: Part A includes treatments of systematics and related topics for both fungi and fungus-like organisms in four eukaryotic supergroups, as well as specialized chapters on nomenclature, techniques and evolution. These organisms are of great interest to mycologists, plant pathologists and others, including those interested in the animal parasitic Microsporidia. Our knowledge of the systematics and evolution of fungi has made great strides since the first edition of The Mycota, Volume 7: Systematics and Evolution: Part A, largely driven by molecular phylogenetic analyses. Consensus among mycologists has led to a stable systematic treatment that has since become widely adopted and is incorporated into this second edition, along with a great deal of new information on evolution and ecology. The systematic chapters cover occurrence, distribution, economic importance, morphology and ultrastructure, development of taxonomic theory, classification and maintenance and culture. Other chapters deal with nomenclatural changes necessitated by revisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, including the elimination of separate names for asexual states, as well as methods for preservation of cultures and specimens, character evolution and methods for ultrastructural study, the fungal fossil record and the impact of whole genomes on fungal studies.
1 Fungi from PCR to genomics: The spreading revolution in evolutionary biology
John W. Taylor and Mary L. Berbee
2 Excavata: Acrasiomycota; Amoebozoa: Dictyosteliomycota, Myxomycota
Steven L. Stephenson
3 Systematics of the Straminipila: Labyrinthulomycota, Hyphochytriomycota and Oomycota
G W Beakes, D Honda and M Thines
4 Rhizaria: Phytomyxea
Simon Bulman and James P. Braselton
Elizabeth S. Didier, James J. Becnel, Michael L. Kent, Justin L. Sanders, and Louis M. Weiss
6 Chytridiomycota, Monoblepharidomycota and Neocallimastigomycota
Martha J. Powell and Peter M. Letcher
Timothy Y. James and Teresita M. Porter
8 Zygomycetous Fungi: Phylum Entomophthoromycota and subphyla Kickxellomycotina, Mortierellomycotina, Mucoromycotina, and Zoopagomycotina
Gerald L. Bennya, Richard A. Humber and Kerstin Voigt
D. Redecker and A. Schüßler
M. Catherine Aime, Merje Toome and David J. McLaughlin
D. Begerow, A. M. Schäfer, R. Kellner, A. Yurkov, M. Kemler, F. Oberwinkler and R. Bauer
12 Tremellomycetes and related groups
Michael Weiß, Robert Bauer, José Paulo Sampaio, and Franz Oberwinkler
D.S. Hibbett, R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiß, and R.G. Thorn.
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