Author Bills, Gerald F
Title Biodiversity of Fungi : Inventory and Monitoring Methods
Imprint Burlington : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2004
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Note Front Cover -- Biodiversity of Fungi: Inventory and Monitoring Methods -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Addresses of Authors and Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I: General Issues -- Chapter 1. Fungi and Their Allies -- Chapter 2. Preparation, Preservation, and Use of Fungal Specimens in Herbaria -- Chapter 3. Preservation and Distribution of Fungal Cultures -- Chapter 4. Electronic Information Resources -- Chapter 5. Fungal Biodiversity Patterns -- Chapter 6. Molecular Methods for Discriminating Taxa, Monitoring Species, and Assessing Fungal Diversity -- Part IIA: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Direct Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Macrofungi and Microfungi -- Chapter 7. Fungi on Living Plant Substrata, Including Fruits -- Chapter 8. Terrestrial and Lignicolous Macrofungi -- Chapter 9. Lichenized Fungi -- Chapter 10. Sequestrate Fungi -- Part IIB: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Isolation Protocols for Readily Culturable Microfungi Associated with Plants -- Chapter 11. Microfungi on Wood and Plant Debris -- Chapter 12. Endophytic Fungi -- Chapter 13. Saprobic Soil Fungi -- Chapter 14. Fungi in Stressful Environments -- Chapter 15. Mutualistic Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Fungi -- Chapter 16. Yeasts -- Chapter 17. Fungicolous Fungi -- Part IIC: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Fungi Associated with Animals -- Chapter 18. Insect- and Other Arthropod-Associated Fungi -- Chapter 19. Fungal Parasites and Predators of Rotifers, Nematodes, and Other Invertebrates -- Chapter 20. Fungi Associated with Vertebrates -- Chapter 21. Coprophilous Fungi -- Chapter 22. Anaerobic Zoosporic Fungi Associated with Animals
Part IID: Recommended Protocols for Sampling Particular Groups of Fungi: Collecting and Isolation Protocols for Aquatic Fungi and for Protoctistans Formerly Treated as Fungi -- Chapter 23. Fungi in Freshwater Habitats -- Chapter 24. Marine and Estuarine Mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota -- Chapter 25. Mycetozoans -- Chapter 26. Fungi Associated with Aquatic Animals -- Part III: Appendices, Glossary, Literature Cited, and Miscellaneous -- Appendix I. Moist Chambers for the Development of Fungi -- Appendix II. Formulae for Selected Materials Used to Isolate and Study Fungi and Fungal Allies -- Appendix III. Institutions with Significant Collections of Fungi or Fungal Allies and Fungus-Related Websites -- Appendix IV. Vendors -- Glossary -- Literature Cited -- Index
Biodiversity of Fungi is essential for anyone collecting and/or monitoring any fungi. Fascinating and beautiful, fungi are vital components of nearly all ecosystems and impact human health and our economy in a myriad of ways. Standardized methods for documenting diversity and distribution have been lacking. A wealth of information, especially regrading sampling protocols, compiled by an international team of fungal biologists, make Biodiversity of Fungi an incredible and fundamental resource for the study of organismal biodiversity. Chapters cover everything from what is a fungus, to maintaining and organizing a permanent study collection with associated databases; from protocols for sampling slime molds to insect associated fungi; from fungi growing on and in animals and plants to mushrooms and truffles. The chapters are arranged both ecologically and by sampling method rather than by taxonomic group for ease of use. The information presented here is intended for everyone interested in fungi, anyone who needs tools to study them in nature including naturalists, land managers, ecologists, mycologists, and even citizen scientists and sophiscated amateurs. Covers all groups of fungi - from molds to mushrooms, even slime molds Describes sampling protocols for many groups of fungi Arranged by sampling method and ecology to coincide with users needs Beautifully illustrated to document the range of fungi treated and techniques discussed Natural history data are provided for each group of fungi to enable users to modify suggested protocols to meet their needs
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bills, Gerald F. Biodiversity of Fungi : Inventory and Monitoring Methods Burlington : Elsevier Science & Technology,c2004 9780125095518
Subject Biodiversity -- Congresses.;Fungi -- Congresses.;Fungi -- Dispersal -- Congresses.;Fungi -- Sampling -- Congresses.;Mycological surveys -- Congresses
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Alt Author Foster, Mercedes S
Mueller, Greg M