This book provides a lively and informative introduction to the fungi, one of the most diverse groups of living organisms. Taking a practical approach, The Fungi explores all aspects of mycology from a microbiological perspective, providing students with essential information on the structure, function, ecology and applications of fungi. Comprehensive coverage includes not only discussion of traditional and essential material, and classification and procedures for identification, but also the new science of gene cloning and the use of fungi as hosts in recombinant DNA technology. The Fungi is an essential text for students of microbiology and plant science, and an important reference for those with an interest in this fascinating class of microorganism. A glossary of terms is included which will allow students to get to grips with the terminology. In addition, the classification of species provides an invaluable reference source.
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"The style of The Fungi shows that the authors are all experienced teachers, with skills of how to present material in a readable and attractive way... In summary, start using this in your courses if you are not already doing so - it is one of the best two tools around at this time -David L. Hawksworth for Mycological Research (March 2003) ...superior to some of the competitors published in recent years. It certainly deserves consideration by instructors teaching any undergraduate course concerned with the biological activities of fungi. -Nicholas P. Money for ASM NEWS (2002) ...fills a gap between many textbooks of microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and ecology through covering topics specific to mycology that they often omit. -Meriel Jones for MICROBIOLOGY TODAY (MAY 2002) Praise for the First Edition ....an enjoyable way to survey the subject of modern mycology. We are fortunate to have this excellent textbook. -MYCOLOGIA The text is beautifully written and an understanding and enthusiasm for this important group of organisms comes through on every page. -TRENDS IN MICROBIOLOGY ... a most readable and recommendable source of information for beginners, advanced students and professionals in mycology. -ZEIT FÜR PFLANZENKRANKHEITEN UND PFLANZENSCHULTZ The coverage is extensive and informative. I am very pleased to recommend this book to those who want to know and understand fungi. -BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION ...the book can be highly recommended for teachers and researchers alike and the advanced forest pathology student will find it very useful. -EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST PATHOLOGY This will improve undergraduate learning and promote a more integrated understanding of fungal biology. I will certainly use it in my teaching and am sure many others will do likewise. -NEW PHYTOLOGISTAbout the Author:
By Michael J. Carlile, and Sarah C. Watkinson
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Book Description Academic Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0121599604
Book Description Academic Press, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-200-40-6011106