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The Mycota, Volume 7A: Systematics and Evolution

  • A completely revised and updated new edition
  • Richly illustrated
  • Written by experts in the field

Series: The Mycota: A Comprehensive Treatise on Fungi as Experimental Systems for Basic and Applied Research Volume: 7A

By: David J McLaughlin(Editor), Joseph W Spatafora(Editor)

461 pages, 16 colour photod & 75 b/w photos and b/w illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2014 | Edition: 2 | #215737 | ISBN-13: 9783642553172
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NHBS Price: £180.00 $239/€203 approx

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The Mycota, Volume 7: Systematics and Evolution: Part A includes treatments of systematics and related topics for both fungi and fungus-like organisms in four eukaryotic supergroups, as well as specialized chapters on nomenclature, techniques and evolution. These organisms are of great interest to mycologists, plant pathologists and others, including those interested in the animal parasitic Microsporidia. Our knowledge of the systematics and evolution of fungi has made great strides since the first edition of The Mycota, Volume 7: Systematics and Evolution: Part A, largely driven by molecular phylogenetic analyses. Consensus among mycologists has led to a stable systematic treatment that has since become widely adopted and is incorporated into this second edition, along with a great deal of new information on evolution and ecology. The systematic chapters cover occurrence, distribution, economic importance, morphology and ultrastructure, development of taxonomic theory, classification and maintenance and culture. Other chapters deal with nomenclatural changes necessitated by revisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, including the elimination of separate names for asexual states, as well as methods for preservation of cultures and specimens, character evolution and methods for ultrastructural study, the fungal fossil record and the impact of whole genomes on fungal studies.

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1 Fungi from PCR to genomics: The spreading revolution in evolutionary biology

John W. Taylor and Mary L. Berbee

Fungal-Like Organisms

2 Excavata: Acrasiomycota; Amoebozoa: Dictyosteliomycota, Myxomycota

Steven L. Stephenson

3 Systematics of the Straminipila: Labyrinthulomycota, Hyphochytriomycota and Oomycota

G W Beakes, D Honda and M Thines

4 Rhizaria: Phytomyxea

Simon Bulman and James P. Braselton


5 Microsporidia

Elizabeth S. Didier, James J. Becnel, Michael L. Kent, Justin L. Sanders, and Louis M. Weiss

6 Chytridiomycota, Monoblepharidomycota and Neocallimastigomycota

Martha J. Powell and Peter M. Letcher

7 Blastocladiomycota

Timothy Y. James and Teresita M. Porter

8 Zygomycetous Fungi: Phylum Entomophthoromycota and subphyla Kickxellomycotina, Mortierellomycotina, Mucoromycotina, and Zoopagomycotina

Gerald L. Bennya, Richard A. Humber and Kerstin Voigt

9 Glomeromycota

D. Redecker and A. Schüßler

10 Pucciniomycotina

M. Catherine Aime, Merje Toome and David J. McLaughlin

11 Ustilaginomycotina

D. Begerow, A. M. Schäfer, R. Kellner, A. Yurkov, M. Kemler, F. Oberwinkler and R. Bauer

12 Tremellomycetes and related groups

Michael Weiß, Robert Bauer, José Paulo Sampaio, and Franz Oberwinkler

13 Dacrymycetes

Franz Oberwinkler

14 Agaricomycetes

D.S. Hibbett, R. Bauer, M. Binder, A.J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo, E. Larsson, K.H. Larsson, J.D. Lawrey, O. Miettinen, L. Nagy, R.H. Nilsson, M. Weiß, and R.G. Thorn.

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