Fungal Populations and Species

Paperback | December 15, 2002

byJohn Burnett

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Recognizing and discriminating between fungal populations and the genetical processes that accompany them, including speciation is now a rapidly developing field that is heavily dependent upon the use of molecular markers. There was no basic text on this subject, John Burnett has provided suchan account. The text describes the methodologies employed and, for the benefit of those without a background in mycology, a brief introduction to basic fungal biology. Recent findings relating to processes in fungal populations - mutation, migration, recombination, heterokaryosis, hybridization,polyploidy, and the operation of selective forces are combined with traditional fungal biology. Finally the taxonomic problems raised by fungal species are discussed, together with the processes of speciation.

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Recognizing and discriminating between fungal populations and the genetical processes that accompany them, including speciation is now a rapidly developing field that is heavily dependent upon the use of molecular markers. There was no basic text on this subject, John Burnett has provided suchan account. The text describes the methodol...

Former President of the British Mycological Society
Format:PaperbackDimensions:362 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:December 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198515537

ISBN - 13:9780198515531

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Table of Contents

Basic Mycology1. Elements of classification, structure, sexuality, biology and genetics of FungiMethodology2. Genetic markers for population studies I. Morphological, physiological and cytological markers3. Genetic markers for population studies II. Molecular markers4. Defining fungal individuals: ecological, biological and genetical aspects; sampling5. Describing and analysing populations: basic genetic and phylogenetic aspectsProcesses in populations6. The generation of variation I. Mutation and migration7. The generation of variation II. The importance and diversity of inbreeding and outbreeding7-Annexe. Distinguishing between clones and recombinant populations8. The generation of variation III. Heterokaryosis, parasexuality, hybridization and polyploidy9. Change in gene frequency in fungal populations I. General considerations: selection for oligogenically determined traits10. Change in gene frequency in fungal populations II. Natural selection for multigenically determined traits: competition and fitness10-Annexe. More complex approaches to estimating fitness in fungiSpecies and Speciation11. Fungal species 12. Speciation in fungi