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Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi: Morphologies of Cultured Fungi and Key to Species

Flora / FaunaIdentification Key

By: Tsuneo Watanabe

1512 pages, photos, illus

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2010 | Edition: 3 | #183663 | ISBN-13: 9781439804193
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Fungi have come into demand as sources of biological control agents and of particular physiological active substances. Recent studies indicate that fungi can be the prime cause of sinusitis, asthma, and allergenic troubles. Some fungi can be useful however, and can be used to improve the overall quality of human life. With very few books available on the subject of soil and seed fungi, Tsuneo Watanabe's book remains the only work that details information on techniques for isolating, culturing, and identifying soil and seed fungi.

This new edition of Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi describes more than 350 fungal species, including:-46 Mastigomycetous species -33 Zygomycetous species-36 Ascomycetous species -9 Basidiomycetous species-240 Deuteromycetous speciesIn this atlas, Watanabe presents the results of his soil-borne plant disease studies including pathological and mycological aspects. The Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi, Second Edition includes 45 new fungal species illustrated in brilliant detail using original photomicrographs and line drawings.

Praise for the Second Edition: "! presents a large amount of work collected systematically over a long period of time. !Dr. Watanabe shares his experience acquired as a plant pathologist and mycologist specialized in soil and similar fungi over a long period of time. !will soon become a standard reference in mycological libraries." --Liliane E. Petrini, Comano, Switzerland, in Sydowia 54 (2) December 2002 "! a useful tool for all involved in mycological studies." --Journal of Plant Pathology (2002), 84 (2) "The methods presented, which have been worked out experimentally, are some of the best methods, particularly for culture maintenance, that this reviewer has ever seen in print !Each specimen is very ably illustrated with one to six photographs of outstanding quality, which should allow easy identification !All in all, an outstanding book for individuals interested in soil and seed fungi or for plant pathologists." --J. Dawson, Pittsburg State University, in CHOICE, February 2003, 40 (6)


Study on Soil and Seed Fungi. Materials and Methodology. Identification. Key to Classes of Soil Fungi. List of Fungus Genera. Morphology of Soil Fungi. References. Appendix: List of Living Cultures of Soil Fungi Deposited and Publicized. Fungus Index.

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Dr. Tsuneo Watanabe is an invited research scientist at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan. He received his B.A. from the University of Tokyo in 1961 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in plant pathology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964 and 1967. Dr. Watanabe was active as a plant pathologist and mycologist in the field of soil-borne diseases, their pathogens, and soil fungi at the National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Forest Products Research Institute of Japan for 30 years. Upon retirement, he engaged in one of the national projects at AIST for five years, and subsequently worked continuously as an invited research scientist.

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