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About this book
About this book
Originally published in 1985, this book describes research on the ecological, structural, physiological, genetic and molecular factors that control morphogenesis in the higher fungi. The topics range from the relation between organism and substrate to problems associated with the production of mushrooms in commercial conditions, and include accounts of research on biochemical, molecular and structural aspects of mushroom fruit body development. Thus both pure and applied studies of the biology of basidiomycetes are included in this volume, which provides a detailed synthesis of the area, by authors of the highest calibre.
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.