393 pages, 19 colour & 31 b/w photos and illustrations
This volume covers the high relevance of fungi for agriculture. It is a completely updated and revised second edition with fourteen excellent chapters by leading scientists in their fields and offers a comprehensive review of the latest achievements and developments. Topics include: Food and fodder; fungal secondary metabolites and detoxification; biology, disease control and management; symbiontic fungi and mycorrhiza; and phytopathogenicity.
Review of the first edition:
"This volume of the series Mycota [...] covers many of the aspects where fungi are of relevance to agriculture. [...] There is much of interest to most mycologists in this volume [...] . the topics covered are dealt with by experts in their field and represent benchmark accounts of the current state of knowledge, which those involved with the research on these subjects may consider worth the price."
– J. M. Waller, Bibliography of Systematic Mycology, April, 2003
Food and Fodder
1 Genetics and Genomics of the Cultivated Mushrooms, Application to Breeding of Agarics Jean-Michel Savoie, Marie Foulongne-Oriol, Gerard Barroso, Philippe Callac
2 Fungal spoilage of crops and food Jan Dijksterhus, Jos Houbrken, and Robert A. Samson
Fungal Secondary Metabolites and Detoxification
3 Genetics, Biosynthesis and Regulation of Aflatoxins and other Aspergillus flavus Secondary Metabolites Saori Amaike, Katharyn J. Affeldt, and Nancy P. Keller
4 Fungal Toxins of Agricultural Importance Richard D. Johnson, Yasunori Akagi, Damien J. Fleetwood, Donald M. Gardiner, Motoichiro Kodama, Carolyn A. Young and Christine R. Voisey
5 Organopollutant Degradation by Wood Decay Basidiomycetes Yitzhak Hadar and Daniel Cullen
Biology, Disease Control and Management
6 Biological Control of Weeds with Fungi Harry C. Evans
7 Disease Management of Phoma Infections Johannes Wostemeyer
8 Biology, Diversity and Management of FHB-Causing Fusarium Species in Small-Grain Cereals Rayko Becher, Thomas Miedaner and Stefan G. R. Wirsel
9 Ecological and Economical Importance of Parasitic Zoosporic True Fungi Kerstin Voigt, Agostina V. Marano and Frank H. Gleason
Symbiontic Fungi and Mycorrhiza
10 New Insights into Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis Evolution and Function Claire Veneault-Fourrey and Francis Martin
11 Ectomycorrhiza-Specific Gene Expression Erika Kothe, Ines Schlunk, Dominik Senftleben, and Katrin Krause
12 Rust Fungi: Achievements and Future Challenges on Genomics and Host-Parasite Interactions Diana Fernandez, Pedro Talhinhas, Sebastien Duplessis
13 The Biotrophy - Necrotrophy Switch in Fungal Pathogenesis Ralf Horbach and Holger B. Deising
14 Pectin as a Barrier and Nutrient Source for Fungal Plant Pathogens Lisha Zhang, Jan A.L. van Kan
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