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The Mycota, Volume 4: Environmental and Microbial Relationships

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The Mycota, Volume 4: Environmental and Microbial Relationships

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Series: The Mycota: A Comprehensive Treatise on Fungi as Experimental Systems for Basic and Applied Research Volume: 4

By: Christian P Kubicek(Editor), Irina S Druzhinina(Editor)

373 pages, 82 figs, 31 tabs


Hardback | Aug 2007 | Edition: 2 | #166524 | ISBN-13: 9783540718390
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After the publication of Volume IV in 1997, the introduction of molecular methods into ecology led to significant new findings. Emphasizing these advances, the chapters for the second edition have been completely updated and revised. This volume provides insight into current research on fungal populations and communities. It focuses on fungal responses to the physical environment, interactions with other fungi, microorganisms and invertebrates, the role of fungi in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling, and aspects of biogeography and conservation. Several chapters deal with various applications in, e.g. biological pest control, natural products discovery, and the degradation of toxic organic compounds.


Life History and Genetic Strategies
1 Evolutionary ecology of the first fungi J.H. Andrews and R.F. Harris
2 Molecular approaches for studying fungi in the environment K. Brunner, S. Zeilinger and R.L. Mach

Determinants of Fungal Communities
3 Disturbances in natural ecosystems: scaling from fungal diversity to ecosystem functioning S.J. Morris, C.F. Friese, and M.F. Allen
4 Fungal Responses to Disturbance: agriculture and forestry R.M. Miller and D.J. Lodge
5 Fungi and industrial pollutants G.M. Gadd
6 Fungi in extreme environments N. Magan
7 Biogeography and conservation E.J.M. Arnolds

Fungal Interactions and Biological Control Strategies
8 Mycoparasitism and antagonism A. Viterbo, J. Inbar, Y. Hadar and I. Chet
9 Antagonism of plant parasitic nematodes by fungi S. Casas-Flores and A. Herrera-Estrella
10 Entomopathogenic Fungi and their role in Pest Control A.K. Charnley and S. A. Collins
11 Bacterial weapons of fungal destruction: Phyllosphere targeted biological control of plant pathogens W. G. Dilantha Fernando, R. Ramarathnam and T. de Kievit
12 Effects of animals grazing on fungi. T. McGonigle
13 Endophytic Fungi P. Bayman
14 Mycorrhizal fungi: their habitats and nutritional strategies M. Girlanda, S. Perotto and P. Bonfante
15 Applications of fungal ecology in the search for new bioactive fungal products J.B. Gloer

Decomposition, Biomass and Industrial Applications
16 Nutrient cycling by saprophytic fungi in terrestrial habitats J. Dighton
17 Decomposition of plant litter by fungi in marine and freshwater ecosystems M.O. Gessner, V. Gulis, K. Kuehn, E. Chauvet and K. Suberkropp
18 Degradation of cellulose and hemicellulose polymers by fungi C. Gamauf, B. Metz and B. Seiboth

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