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Biodiversity of Fungi: Their Role in Human Life

By: SK Deshmukh and MK Rai

474 pages, Tabs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #153472 | ISBN: 1578083680
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Fungi are the largest group among living organisms after insects. The total fungal species is estimated to be 1.5 million, of which 72,000 have been reported and c.1500 are added every year. This book attempts to cover the various aspects of fungi.


The Biodiversity of Fungi and its Human Relevance - David L. Hawksworth; Fungal Phylogeny based on Complete Mitochondrial Genome Sequence - Travis A. Clark and Jean-Marc Moncalvo; Fungi from Little-explored and Extreme Habitats - T.S. Suryanarayanan and D.L. Hawksworth; Diversity and Ecology of Fungal Endophytes in Tropical Forests - A. Elizabeth Arnold; Halotolerant and Halophilic Fungi - Nina Gunde Cimerman et al.; Phoma Saccardo and Related Genera - Some New Perspectives in Taxonomy and Biotechnology - G.J. Kovics et al.; Potential of Ligninolytic Basidiomycetes to Degrade Organopollutants - Vaclav Sasek; Applications of Fungi in Mental Bioremediation Technology - K.M. Paknikar and A.V. Pethkar; Aquatic Fungi in Heavy Metal and Organically Polluted Habitats - Gudrun Krauss et al.; The Role of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi in Bioremediation of Heavy Metals - K. Natarajan and Malathy Srinivasan; Keratinophilic Fungi on Birds and their Ability to Decompose Keratin - S.K. Deshmukh and R.K.S. Kushwaha; Mushroom Polysaccharides in Human Health Care - Solomon P. Wasser and Marina Ya. Didukh; The Chanterelle - An Edible Ectomycorrhizal Mushroom - Eric Danell; Neosartorya (Eurotiales) - Taxonomy and Significance in Applied Mycology - Shun-ichi Udagawa and Takashi Yaguchi; Evolution of Fungal Diseases of Ornamental Plants and their Management - Maria Lodovica Gullino and Angelo Garibaldi; Organic Dyes From Fungi and Lichens - Martha Cedano Maldonado and Luis Villasenor Ibarra; Universally Primed PCR (UP-PCR) and its Applications in Mycology - Mette Lubeck and Peter Stephensen Lubeck.; Fungal Protoplast Technology - Manisha V. Chitnis and Mukund V. Deshpande.

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