Compendium of Soil Fungi. 2nd ed. revised by W. Gams. 2007. 382 figs. 672 p. 4to. Hardcover.
This book is a unique compilation of the widely spread literature on the commonest soil fungi in both temperate and tropical regions, many of which are of industrial, phytopathological and medical importance. Comprises short monographs on about 400 species, providing an exhaustive treatment of the taxonomy, ecology and physiology of individual species. The data for these have been derived from over 6500 publications which are cited in the extensive reference list. Keys are provided to genera and species - of particular interest in this respect are the unconventional keys to Penicillium and Aspergillus and a synoptic key to 27 Fusarium species. Included in the monographs are descriptions, and many line drawings, photographs and scanning electron micrographs, to aid identification. The ecological sections within the monographs contain information on the geographical distribution of each fungus, macro- and micro-habitats, nutrient requirements, susceptibility to antagonism and predation, and other information of ecological relevance. The monographs are completed by details of the conditions necessary for growth and reproduction, the capacity of the fungus for enzymic degradation, its metabolic products and its pathogenic potential.
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