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Dictionary of the Fungi
by P.M. Kirk, P.F. Cannon, D.W. Minter, & J.A. Stalpers
This new edition (10th), with more than 21,000 entries, 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). (Description from Amazon.)
Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology
by Miguel Ulloa & Richard T. Hanlin
The Illustrated Dictionary of Mycology contains definitions and etymological derivations of over 3,800 mycology terms. This up-to-date reference book enables users to understand the technical terms used in the field of mycology and effectively communicate with colleagues.
This beautifully bound hardcover dictionary is easy to use and will be helpful to plant scientists and students at all levels. It features abundant illustrations or photographs inserted near appropriate terms. Each entry is accompanied by a reference to one or more fungi species related to the particular term. A taxonomic outline of the taxa is provided to help those unfamiliar with the grouping of any particular genus. This substantial volume also includes several broader biological terms encountered in mycological literature. (Description from Amazon.)
by C.J. Alexopoulos & M. Blackwell
This is the 4th edition of what has long been a standard upper division university mycology textbook. It presents the biochemical, ecological, genetic, and physiological aspects of the fungi from a taxonomic perspective. If you need a complete introduction to the fungi, from 'lower' fungi to 'higher' fungi, this is the book.
Introduction to Fungi
by John Webster & Roland Weber
This new edition of the universally acclaimed textbook on fungal biology has been completely re-written, to take account of recent progress in the taxonomy, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, pathology and ecology of the fungi. Features of taxonomic relevance are integrated with natural functions, including their relevance to human affairs. Special emphasis is placed on the biology and control of human and plant pathogens, providing a vital link between fundamental and applied mycology. The emphasis throughout is on whole-organism biology from an integrated, multidisciplinary perspective. (Description from Amazon.)
The Fungi, 2nd Edition
by Michael J. Carlile, Graham W. Gooday, & Sarah C. Watkinson
The Fungi provides a comprehensive microbiological perspective on the importance of fungi, one of the most diverse groups of living organisms. Their roles in the natural world and in practical applications from the preparation of foods and beverages to drug production, and their relationship with man, animals and plants are clearly described. The recent contributions of molecular biology to mycology and the development of molecular methods for the study of fungal ecology, pathology and population genetics are also covered.
This invaluable work has been completely revised and updated. With new material relating to molecular biology, this new and highly successful title continues to be essential reading for students and researchers. (From the back cover.)
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The Fifth Kingdom
by Bryce Kendrick
This 3rd/edition is a compact but comprehensive encyclopedia of all things mycological. Every aspect of the fungi, from aflatoxin to zppspores, with an accessible blend of verve and wit. The 24 chapters are filled with up-to-date information of classification, yeast, lichens, spore dispersal, allergies, ecology, genetics, plant pathology, predatory fungi, biological control, mutualistic symbioses with animals and plants, fungi as food, food spoilage and mycotoxins. (Description by Amazon.)
Fungi In Forest Ecosystems
ed. by Cathy L. Cripps
Fungi In Forest Ecosystems is a compilation of research from around the globe that documents a diversity of fungi and the critical roles they play in forest health and function. Wherever forests flourish, fungi establish themselves as saprophytes that decompose wood, as mycorrhizal mutualists on roots, internal endophytes, epyphytic lichens, and parasites that attack living treees. (Description from the book.)
Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, 3rd Edition by Sally E. Smith & David J. Read
The roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil and therefore in plant nutrition. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis is recognized as the definitive work in this area. Since the last edition was published there have been major advances in the field, particularly in the area of molecular biology, and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate these exciting new developments. (Description from Amazon.)
by William T. Stearn
Botanical Latin is accepted by horticulturists and botanists everywhere as the medium for naming new plants, and botanical research is almost impossible without reference to the vast number of first descriptions in Latin-much information is available in no other language. For gardeners, too, a working knowledge of botanical Latin is essential for the accurate identification of plants in the garden. Now available in paperback, the fourth edition of this internationally renowned handbook summarizes the grammar and syntax of botanical Latin, and covers the origins of Latin and latinized geographical names, color terms, symbols and abbreviations, diagnoses and descriptions, the formation of names and epithets, and much more. (Description from Amazon.)
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Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
by Donald J. Borror
This book enable you to figure out the meanings of genus and species names of the fungi, which have Latin or Greek roots. This inexpensive little book is essential for all serious students of the fungi. For many years the “Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms” was hard to obtain...it's great to see it readily available again!