List of contributors; Preface; 1. Resource relations - an overview A. D. M. Rayner, R. Watling and Juliet C. Frankland; 2. Tropical agarics: resource relations and fruiting periodicity J. N. Hedger; 3. Armillaria: resources and hosts J. Rishbeth; 4. The growth of Crinipellis perniciosa in living and dead cocoa tissue B. E. J. Wheeler; 5. Mycorrhizal dynamics during forest tree development J. Dighton and P. A. Mason; 6. A comparative ultrastructural analysis of the host-fungus interface in mycorrhizal and parasitic associations J. A. Duddridge; 7. The challenge of the dolipore/parenthesome septum Royall T. Moore; 8. Dikaryon formation Lorna A. Casselton and Androulla Economou; 9. Cytology of hyphal interactions and reactions in Schizophyllum commune N. K. Todd and R. C. Aylmore; 10. Morphogenesis of vegetative organs A. D. M. Rayner, J. A. Powell, W. Thompson and D. H. Jennings; 11. Developmental character of agarics Roy Watling; 12. Elongation of the stipe of Coprinus cinereus G. W. Gooday; 13. Differentiation and pattern formation in the fruit body cap of Coprinus cinereus Isabelle V. Rosin, Jacqueline Horner and David Moore; 14. Determination of the initial steps in differentiation in Coprinus congregatus Ian K. Ross; 15. Production and roles of extrcellular enzymes during morphogenesis of basidiomycete fungi D. A. Wood; 16. The biochemistry of Agaricus fructification J. B. W. Hammond; 17. Growth and development of Lentinus edodes on a chemically defined medium Gary F. Leatham; 18. Ultrastructural aspects of fruit body differentiation in Flammulina velutipes M. A. J. Williams, A. Beckett and N. D. Read; 19. Developmental genetics - from spore to sporophore T. J. Eiliot; 20. Nucelic acid studies in Schizolphyllum Robert C. Ullrich, Charles P. Novotny and Charles A. Specht; 21. Molecular biology of fruit body formation in Schizophyllum commune J. G. H. Wessel, J. J. M. Dons and O. M. H. De Vries; 22. Meiosis and genetic recombination in Coprinus cinereus Patricia J. Pukkila, David M. Binniger, Jeane R. Cassify, Beverly M. Yashar and Miriam E. Zolan; 23. Strategies for mushroom breeding Carlene A. Raper; 24. Biological and technological aspects of commercial mushroom growing P. B. Flegg; 25. Composting technology Lung-Chi Wu; 26. Secondary metabolic products of selected agarics Norman Claydon; 27. Developmental biology of agarics - and overview A. F. M. Reikinders and David Moore; Species index; Subject index.