Ecology of Saprotrophic Basidiomycetes

Edited by

  • Lynne Boddy, School of Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK
  • Juliet Frankland, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster, U.K.
  • Pieter van West, University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences, Scotland, U.K.

The breadth and depth of understanding of many areas concerning basidiomycetes has increased dramatically since the premier publication of Frankland et al., Decomposer Basidiomycetes: their Biology and Ecology. New vistas have opened up with the advent of powerful computing, modeling and molecular approaches helping to greatly increase the general understanding of the ecology of basidiomycetes. This is tantamount to understanding the role of fungi in natural ecosystems because they are major agents of decomposition and nutrient cycling. These remarkable advances have been incorporated into this volume that discusses all aspects of saprotrophic basidiomycete ecology.
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Mycologists and microbiologists


Book information

  • Published: September 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374185-1

Table of Contents

The basidiomycete life-styleBasidiomycete interactions with each other and with other fungi and with other organismsStructure and function of basidiomycete communities