Biodiversity of Fungi: Inventory and Monitoring Methods

Other | April 28, 2011

byMercedes S. Foster, Mercedes S. Foster, Gerald F. Bills...

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Biodiversity of Fungiis 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, makeBiodiversity of Fungian 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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Biodiversity of Fungiis 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, espe...

Format:OtherDimensions:777 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080470262

ISBN - 13:9780080470269

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Table of Contents

Fungi and Their Allies
Preparation, Preservation, and Use of Fungal Specimens in Herbaria
Preservation and Distribution of Fungal Cultures
Electronic Information Resources
Fungal Biodiversity Patterns
Molecular Methods for Discriminating Taxa, Monitoring Species, and Assessing Fungal Diversity
Fungi on Living Plant Substrata, Including Fruits
Terrestrial and Lignicolous Macrofungi
Lichenized Fungi
Sequestrate Fungi
Microfungi on Wood and Plant Debris
Endophytic Fungi
Saprobic Soil Fungi
Fungi in Stressful Environments
Mutualistic Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Fungi
Yeasts
Fungicolous Fungi
Insect- and Other Arthropod-Associated Fungi
Fungal Parasites and Predators of Rotifers, Nematodes, and Other Invertebrates
Fungi Associated With Vertebrates
Coprophilous Fungi
Anaerobic Zoosporic Fungi Associated with Animals
Fungi in Freshwater Habitats
Marine and Estuarine Mycelial Eumycota and Oomycota
Mycetozoans
Fungi Associated with Aquatic Animals