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The Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology, 2nd Edition is the culmination of knowledge collected by authors Miguel Ulloa and Richard T. Hanlin, beginning in 2000 when they published the best-selling first edition, through 2012 with the release of this expanded and improved second edition. It contains definitions and etymological derivations of nearly 5 000 mycology terms. This up-to-date compendium of mycological terms enables users to understand the technical nomenclature used in the field of mycology and effectively communicate with colleagues.
One of the unique and exceptional features of this new edition is a complete list of 2 708 scientific names and color illustrations of all the fungi mentioned throughout Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology. Having the illustrations in color will without a doubt enhance their usefulness to readers. Most of the photographs were taken by the authors themselves over the years while the others were provided by colleagues and fellow fungi studiers. The 672 color drawings in Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology were created with great care and detail by author Miguel Ulloa. These illustrations have helped to nearly double the size of the first edition and their visual impact aids in providing a deeper level of understanding of all things mycological.
This beautifully bound hardcover dictionary is a joy to use and will be helpful to plant scientists and students at all levels, as well as anyone drawn to the fascinating world of fungi. Each of the abundant illustrations and photographs are adjacent to appropriate terms that help readers fully understand the concepts. Each entry is accompanied by a reference to one or more fungi species related to that particular term, and a taxonomic outline of the taxa is provided to help those unfamiliar with the grouping of any particular genus. This substantial volume also includes several broader biological terms encountered in mycological literature to help give background to those less familiar with them. The world of mycology is fortunate to have Ulloa and Hanlin representing it, with their beautiful new edition of Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology.
This comprehensive dictionary is an excellent international resource for mycologists, plant pathologists, microbiologists, and all researchers, teachers, and students in biological fields where fungi are studied.
Preface to the Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology, Second Edition (2012)
Preface to the Diccionario Ilustrado de Micología (1991)
Preface to the Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology (2000)
Preface to the Nuevo Diccionario Ilustrado de Micología (2006)
Abbreviations and symbols
Pictorial Guide to the Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology, Second Edition
List of fungal scientific names illustrated with photographs and drawings
Appendix Comparison of the taxonomic systems of fungi and fungus-like microorganisms by Alexopoulos et al., 1996 and Kirk et al., 2008, to the level of order
Credits of photographs and drawings
" [...] easy to use and will be helpful to plant scientists and students at all levels. This comprehensive dictionary is a great resource for the interested, in biological field where fungi are studied. Should be available in all schools; community and university libraries; and any research laboratory dealing with mycology."
– Fungal Diversity
"Beautifully and superbly done."
Reviews of the first edition:
"Without any question, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date compendium/dictionary on plant pathogenic fungi. As such, its copies should be in each agricultural and natural sciences library as well as on the desk of every person engaged in research on plant diseases caused by fungi and their prevention and control."
– Journal of Plant Protection Research
" [...] impressive, substantial [...] illustrations, which are abundant and informative, readily enabling the user to understand structures or concepts."
– CABI Bibliography of Systematic Mycology
" [...] monumental work, not only for its size and weight, but also for its content and meticulous editing. Illustrations are excellent, both for their quality and as the precise figure for the term being defined. For both native and non-native Spanish speakers, the utility is unquestionable. It is a key book that will be used every time we approach a new group and serve as a compulsory reference when we work with our specialist taxonomic group."
" [...] more than a dictionary [...] it is an exhaustive list of defined technical terms, illustrations, and photographs related to mycology [...] an important tool for translating text and helps users that speak English or Spanish search for, and standardize, terms."