Based on the best-selling Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology released in 2000, the new Spanish Dictionary has been updated and expanded to include definitions and etymological derivations of almost 5,000 mycological terms. More than 1,750 illustrations and photographs help clarify the definitions of many of the terms. Each term in Spanish includes its equivalent term in English, helping to standardize the mycological terminology in both languages and giving this resource bilingual functionality. In addition, when appropriate, the opposite and/or related terms are given for greater understanding.
One helpful feature new to the Spanish edition is a separate list of more than 1,100 species of fungi, which are illustrated throughout the main text of the dictionary. This list indicates at which term the certain structures, biological phenomena, or other characteristics that represent a particular species can be identified. The classification system, along with an appendage on the classification of the Ascomycota and an appendage on the kingdoms where the fungi are classified, further assist in placing fungal names in a taxonomic context.
This comprehensive dictionary is an excellent resource for mycologists, plant pathologists, microbiologists, and all researchers, teachers, and students in most biological fields. It is also recommended for addition to academic and research libraries or any institution where fungi are studied.