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Aspects of Tropical Mycology

Series: British Mycological Society Symposia Volume: 19

Edited By: S Isaac, JC Frankland, R Watling and AS Whalley

325 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Nov 1993 | #28517 | ISBN: 0521450500
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Addresses the challenge which the exceptional diversity of tropical fungi present to taxonomists, biochemists, molecular biologists, ecologists and pathologists alike. excellent beginning, with so little information on tropical fungi actually excellent choice for those interested in tropical ecology or the distribution of fungi in tropical areas. J. Dawson, Choice "...highly useful and worthwhile other single source provides such an accurate, unbiased perspective on the fungi that are important in tropical areas." Steven L. Miller, Quarterly Review of Biology


1. I am part of all that I have met; 2. Tropical fungi: their commercial potential; 3. The tropical fungal biota: census pertinence, prophylaxis and prognosis; 4. The ecology of tropical leaf litter fungi; 5. Interactions between the pathogen Crinipellis perniciosa and cocoa tissue; 6. Ecology of tropical marine fungi; 7. Distribution of Zygomycotina - the tropical connection; 8. Tropical hyphomyetes from submerged litter in freshwater streams; 9. Nutrient cycling by fungi in wet tropical forests; 10. Molecular genetics of Colletotrichum gloesporoides on Stylosanthes spp.; 11. Armillaria in tropical Africa; Heterobasidiomycetes in the tropics; Tropical polypores; 12. Looking for ectomycorrhizal trees and ectomycorrhizal fungi in tropical Africa; 13. Similarities and differences in the macromycete floras and biological strategies in selected tropical areas; 14. New and interesting Xylariaceae from the tropics and subtropics; the habitat factor; 15. Fungi in desert ecosystems: interactions with the soil biota.

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