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About this book
About this book
Commemorates the centenary of the British Mycological Society and considers the impact its members have had worldwide during the last 100 years. It combines various historical accounts of the contributions made to the study of fungi by British mycologists with contemporary reviews of individual subjects for which the British are noted as pioneers or world leaders.
Re-issue, originally published in 1996.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. A century of British mycology John Webster; 2. My involvement with aquatic hyphomycetes C. T. Ingold; 3. Advances in tropical mycology initiated by British mycologists D. N. Pegler; 4. The amateur contribution within the Society Roy Watling; 5. The hypha: unifying thread of the fungal kingdom Salomon Bartnicki-Garcia; 6. Conidiogenesis, classification and correlation B. C. Sutton; 7. The flagellated fungal spore Melvin S. Fuller; 8. Interconnectedness and individualism in fungal mycelia Alan D. M. Rayner; 9. Fungal secondary metabolism: regulation and functions Arnold L. Demain; 10. The nature and extent of mutualism in the mycorrhizal symbiosis D. J. Read; 11. Lichens and the environment M. R. D. Seaward; 12. Recording and mapping fungi D. W. Minter; Index.
448 pages, 31 b/w photos, 36 line illus, 5 tabs
'The book succeeds in its aim of forming a permanent record of achievements in mycology in Britain and overseas over the last 100 years, and in setting the scene for the next 100.' Graham Gooday, SGM Quarterly '! most enjoyable and valuable.' Colin Tudge, Biologist '! a valuable addition to every mycological library.' M. Repcak, Thaiszia Journal of Botany