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Structure and Dynamics of Fungal Populations

  • James J. Worrall

Part of the Population and Community Biology Series book series (PCBS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. James J. Worrall
    Pages 1-18
  3. Alan D. M. Rayner, John R. Beeching, Jon D. Crowe, Zac R. Watkins
    Pages 19-42
  4. Thomas C. Harrington, David M. Rizzo
    Pages 43-71
  5. James K. M. Brown
    Pages 73-95
  6. Scott O. Rogers, Mary A. M. Rogers
    Pages 97-121
  7. Mary Malik, Rytas Vilgalys
    Pages 123-138
  8. Mark Ramsdale
    Pages 139-174
  9. James J. Worrall
    Pages 175-194
  10. André Drenth, Stephen B. Goodwin
    Pages 195-224
  11. James C. Correll, Thomas R. Gordon
    Pages 225-250
  12. Everett M. Hansen, Richard C. Hamelin
    Pages 251-281
  13. Michael G. Milgroom
    Pages 283-305
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 341-348

About this book

Introduction

Fungi are among the most versatile and diverse groups of organisms in their morphology, life cycles, and ecology. This has provided endless fasci­ nation and intrigue to those who have studied fungi, but it has also made it difficult to understand fungal biology from the perspective of the broader fields of evolution, ecology, genetics, and population biology. That is changing. Details of fungal biology have been elucidated at an exciting pace, increasingly allowing us to understand fungi on the bases of general biological principles. Moreover, many who study fungi have lately emulated some of the great mycologists and plant pathologists of the early years in applying an insight born of broad perspective. This change has been particularly apparent in fungal population biology. In this book, many of those at the forefront of that change summarize, integrate and comment on recent developments and ideas on populations of fungi. By taking a broad perspective, they show how new information on fungi may contribute to concepts and ideas of biology as a whole. Just as important, they contribute to further invigoration of fungal population research by illuminating mycology with new ideas and concepts, derived in part from other biological fields.

Keywords

Ascomycetes Basidiomycetes Deuteromycetes Oomycetes biology evolution recombination

Editors and affiliations

  • James J. Worrall
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Environmental Science and ForestryState University of New YorkSyracuseUSA

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