Most Comprehensive Collection of Fungal Cell Biology Movies Ever Published Freely Available on ScienceDirect

Special issue of Fungal Biology Reviews, published by Elsevier and the British Mycological Society, features unique video content.

Amsterdam, 16 March, 2011 – A recent special edition of the journal Fungal Biology Reviews, published by Elsevier, on behalf of the British Mycological Society, features a total of 76 videos which together comprise the most comprehensive collection of fungal cell biology movies ever published. The movies were produced by Professor Gero Steinberg of the University of Exeter, UK, who is a renowned researcher in the field of fungal cell biology.

The editors of the journal and special issue, Nick D. Read and Geoffrey D. Robson, were delighted with the opportunity to publish this all new video content, and expect the collection to become a primary teaching resource in the field. Author Gero Steinberg said, “By sharing this video data with my colleagues, I hope to contribute to the education of a new generation of researchers in the exciting and fast-growing field of fungal cell biology.”

The contribution by Steinberg and Schuster is part of a special issue with key note and plenary papers from the 9th International Mycological Congress (IMC9) held in Edinburgh in August of 2010. Many of the leaders in the field, including John Taylor of the University of California and Joseph Heitman of Duke University, contributed to this remarkable publication featuring expert review articles and written versions of the inspirational plenary lectures that were given at the 2010 congress.

In line with its mission to contribute to the progress and application of science, Elsevier has made the entire issue, including all video material, publicly available on Science Direct until 2012 at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/17494613.

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About Fungal Biology Reviews 
Launched in 2007, Fungal Biology Reviews is the first and only international reviews journal in the field of fungal biology. It is published by Elsevier on behalf of the British Mycological Society. Its objective is to provide a forum for high quality review, research update, opinion and technical focus articles in the field. It covers all areas of fungal biology, whether fundamental or applied, including fungal diversity, ecology, evolution, physiology and ecophysiology, biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology, cell biology, interactions (symbiosis, pathogenesis etc), environmental aspects, biotechnology and taxonomy. It considers aspects of all organisms historically or recently recognized as fungi, including lichen-fungi, microsporidia, oomycetes, slime moulds, stramenopiles, and yeasts.

About the British Mycological Society 
The British Mycological Society is a registered British Charity open to all who are interested in promoting and learning about the exciting world of fungi. It has member sections devoted to particular aspects of the fungal world including cutting edge research into many aspects of fungal science, the conservation and recording of fungi and the provision of educational resources for use at all ages and experience. More information can be found on the society website http://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk.

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