Fossil Fungi

Fossil Fungi
Author: Thomas N Taylor,Michael Krings,Edith L. Taylor
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2014-08-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780123877543

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Fungi are ubiquitous in the world and responsible for driving the evolution and governing the sustainability of ecosystems now and in the past. Fossil Fungi is the first encyclopedic book devoted exclusively to fossil fungi and their activities through geologic time. The book begins with the historical context of research on fossil fungi (paleomycology), followed by how fungi are formed and studied as fossils, and their age. The next six chapters focus on the major lineages of fungi, arranging them in phylogenetic order and placing the fossils within a systematic framework. For each fossil the age and provenance are provided. Each chapter provides a detailed introduction to the living members of the group and a discussion of the fossils that are believed to belong in this group. The extensive bibliography (~ 2700 entries) includes papers on both extant and fossil fungi. Additional chapters include lichens, fungal spores, and the interactions of fungi with plants, animals, and the geosphere. The final chapter includes a discussion of fossil bacteria and other organisms that are fungal-like in appearance, and known from the fossil record. The book includes more than 475 illustrations, almost all in color, of fossil fungi, line drawings, and portraits of people, as well as a glossary of more than 700 mycological and paleontological terms that will be useful to both biologists and geoscientists. First book devoted to the whole spectrum of the fossil record of fungi, ranging from Proterozoic fossils to the role of fungi in rock weathering Detailed discussion of how fossil fungi are preserved and studied Extensive bibliography with more than 2000 entries Where possible, fungal fossils are placed in a modern systematic context Each chapter within the systematic treatment of fungal lineages introduced with an easy-to-understand presentation of the main characters that define extant members Extensive glossary of more than 700 entries that define both biological, geological, and mycological terminology

Ainsworth Bisby s Dictionary of the Fungi

Ainsworth   Bisby s Dictionary of the Fungi
Author: Geoffrey Clough Ainsworth
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 771
Release: 2008
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780851998268

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This 10th edition, of the acclaimed reference work, has more than 21,000 entries, and provides the most complete listing available of generic names of fungi, their families and orders, their attributes and descriptive terms. For each genus, the authority, the date of publication, status, systematic position, number of accepted species, distribution, and key references are given. Diagnoses of families and details of orders and higher categories are included for all groups of fungi. In addition, there are biographic notes, information on well-known metabolites and mycotoxins, and concise accounts of almost all pure and applied aspects of the subject (including citations of important literature). Co-published by: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Fungi from Different Environments

Fungi from Different Environments
Author: J K Misra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2019-09-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781439843550

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Mycologists now look at the genes of fungi to decipher many features that they have been studying in the past beyond just looking at the morphology and other such traits of these organisms. Fungi are also attracting the attention of scientists in various other disciplines. These include the search for useful fungi in various extreme environments th

Fungi From Different Substrates

Fungi From Different Substrates
Author: J. K. Misra,Jalpa P. Tewari,Sunil Kumar Deshmukh,Csaba Vágvölgyi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2014-10-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781482209600

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The book is comprised of more than a dozen chapters on fungi from different substrates including fossilized leaves. It discusses association of fungi occurring on important plants, some animals, and saprophytic substrates. Besides the taxonomic information, some ecological aspects like distribution and substrate/host preferences are discussed. The book also reviews the myxomycete.

Systematics and Evolution of Fungi

Systematics and Evolution of Fungi
Author: J. K. Misra,J. P. Tewari,S. K. Deshmukh
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-01-10
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781439878224

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Examining the progress and shifts that have taken place towards understanding fungi, this volume examines most of the major groups, including Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Topics include advances in morphological and molecular taxonomy of the highly toxigenic Fusarium species, understanding the phylogeny of the alterna

Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants

Paleobotany and the Evolution of Plants
Author: Wilson N. Stewart,Wilson M. Stewart,Gar W. Rothwell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1993-02-26
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 0521382947

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This 1993 textbook describes and explains the origin and evolution of plants as revealed by the fossil record.

Annual Review Of Plant Pathology

Annual Review Of Plant Pathology
Author: Chakraborty, B.,Chakraborty, U.
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: SCIENCE
ISBN: 9789386102980

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Plant Pathology has an important role to play in devising strategies suitable for sustainable agriculture. Some of the important steps to be taken by plant pathologists include the development of eco-friendly mechanisms of disease control through the use of biological resources, enhancing the resistant mechanisms of the plant through molecular means as well as studies on the interactions of biotic and abiotic stressors. The diversity of Agriculturally Important Microorganisms is far more than what we have found out till date and the function of these important microbes in agro-ecosystems is also equally diverse. The ability of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, actinomycetes, plant growth promoting fungi, mycorrhiza, to influence plant growth depends upon the diverse mechanisms like phosphate solubilization, biological nitrogen fixation, phytohormone production, siderophore production, biological control of plant pathogens and direct or indirect induction of disease resistance. Application of these beneficial microorganisms in enriching soil and enhancing crop production will not only change the scenario of using harmful chemical fertilizers but will also open up new dimensions for utilizing microbial resources for sustainable agricultural practices. The present review covers a wide spectrum of articles which are pertinent in the present day context and gives an indication to readers of the role of plant pathology in the current agricultural scenario.

Fungi in Biogeochemical Cycles

Fungi in Biogeochemical Cycles
Author: Geoffrey Michael Gadd
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006-05-04
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781107320741

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Fungi play important roles in the cycling of elements in the biosphere but are frequently neglected within microbiological and geochemical research spheres. Symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi are responsible for major transformations and redistribution of inorganic nutrients, while free-living fungi have major roles in the decomposition of organic materials, including xenobiotics. Fungi are also major biodeterioration agents of stone, wood, plaster, cement and other building materials, and are important components of rock-inhabiting microbial communities. The aim of this 2006 book is to promote further understanding of the key roles that free-living and symbiotic fungi (in mycorrhizas and lichens) play in the biogeochemical cycling of elements, the chemical and biological mechanisms that are involved, and their environmental and biotechnological significance. Where appropriate, relationships with bacteria are also discussed to highlight the dynamic interactions that can exist between these major microbial groups and their integrated function in several kinds of habitat.