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Slayers, Saviors, Servants, and Sex: An Exposé of Kingdom Fungi

By: David Moore

175 pages, Bw photos, illus

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #125611 | ISBN: 0387950982
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NHBS Price: £27.99 $36/€31 approx
Hardback | Dec 2000 | #122127 | ISBN: 0387951016
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About this book

An introduction to the world of fungi - a vital component of our lives and of the Earth's ecosystem.
Contents include: Preamble; Toxins - kill the primates, rule the world; Or: Don't turn your back on a fungus!; Blights, rusts, bunts and mycoses; Decay and degradation, a fungal specialty; Joining forces - fungal co-operative ventures; Fungi in medicine - antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals; Turning the tables; Using fungi to control other pests; The old Kingdom in time and space; Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. But why?; The cavalry is coming; Fungi to the rescue; Sources; Word games; Solutions to word games.


Contents

Preamble * Toxins - kill the primates, rule the world. Or: Don't turn your back on a fungus!- Blights, rusts, bunts and mycoses * Decay and degradation, a fungal specialty * Joining forces - fungal co-operative ventures * Fungi in medicine - antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals * Turning the tables. Using fungi to control other pests * Let's party!- The old Kingdom in time and space * Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. But why?- The cavalry is coming. Fungi to the rescue * Sources * Word games * Solutions to word games.


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