Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume 1 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121795016, 9780323138994

Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume 1

1st Edition

Authors: Garry T. Cole
eBook ISBN: 9780323138994
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1981
Page Count: 486
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Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume I covers the history, classification, distribution, and ecology of conidial fungi. Conidial fungi are anamorphic (asexual) fungi of presumed ascomycetous or basidiomycetous origin.
Organized into three parts encompassing 14 chapters, the book begins with a brief introduction to the history of conidial fungi. It then describes the systematics, classification, and taxonomy of a particular group of fungi, such as Hyphomycetes, Celomycete, conidial yeasts, and conidial lichen-forming fungi. The dimorphism and pleomorphism properties of these fungi are also examined. Significant topics on the general aspects of the soil, freshwater, marine, and aerial ecology of conidial fungi are considered in other chapters.
This volume is of value to researchers and advanced students who are interested in the basic aspects of conidial fungi.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Contents of Volume 2

I History

1 The History of Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. History


II Systematics

2 The Systematics of Hyphomycetes

I. Introduction—The Role of Systematists

II. The Trouble with Anamorphs

III. Classification—The Status Quo

IV. Higher Taxa of Fungi—Heterogeneity

V. Higher Taxa of Fungi—Ephemeral or Protean?

VI. Pseudotaxa

VII. Teleomorph + Anamorph(s) = Holomorph

VIII. Anamorphic and Teleomorphic Holomorphs

IX. Simple Anamorphs—Simplistic Taxa?

X. Guidelines for Species and Genus

XI. The Anamorph-Species and Its Problems

XII. The Anamorph-Genus and Its Problems

XIII. The Intergeneric Hiatus

XIV. The Foundation


3 Coelomycete Systematics

I. Introduction

II. Techniques

III. Morphological and Ontogenetic Criteria

IV. Some Aspects of Biology of Coelomycetes



4 Systematics of Conidial Yeasts

I. Introduction and History

II. Generic and Specific Delimitation

III. Classification


5 Dimorphism

I. Introduction

II. The Yeast

III. The Hypha

IV. Morphological Changes Associated with Yeast-Hypha Conversion

V. Physical Factors Affecting Yeast-Hypha Conversion

VI. Biochemical Differentiation of Yeast and Hyphal Phases


6 Pleomorphism

I. The Assimilative Stage and Dimorphism

II. The Propagative Stage and Pleomorphism

III. Examples of Pleomorphic Anamorphs

IV. Advantages of Pleomorphism

V. Pleomorphism and Classification

VI. Pleomorphism and Nomenclature


7 Relations between Conidial Anamorphs and Their Teleomorphs

I. General Aspects

II. Significance of Teleomorph-Anamorph Connections for Systematics

III. Conclusions


8 A Survey of the Fungicolous Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. The Fungicolous Habit

III. The Fungicolous Conidial Fungi

IV. Discussion


9 Conidial Lichen-Forming Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Coelomycetous Anamorphs

III. Hyphomycetous Anamorphs

IV. Parasymbiotic Conidial Fungi

V. Conidial Lichen-Forming Fungi

VI. Sterile Lichen-Forming Fungi

VII. Discussion


III Distribution and Ecology

10 Ecology of Soil Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Development of Ecological Concepts of Soil Fungi

III. Growth and Growth Forms of Soil Fungi

IV. Methods for Studying Soil Fungi

V. Interaction of Soil Fungi and Soil Microarthropods

VI. Conclusion


11 Morphology, Distribution, and Ecology of Conidial Fungi in Freshwater Habitats

I. Introduction

II. Ingoldian Conidial Fungi

III. Aeroaquatic Conidial Fungi


12 Distribution and Ecology of Conidial Fungi in Marine Habitats

I. Introduction

II. Morphology and Dispersal of Marine Conidial Fungi

III. Biology of Marine Conidial Fungi

IV. Distribution of Marine Conidial Fungi


13 The Aerobiology of Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. Methods of Study

III. The Aerial Environment

IV. Populations of Airborne Conidia

V. Dispersion of Airborne Conidia

VI. Implications of an Air Spora

VII. Conclusion


14 Biogeography and Conidial Fungi

I. Introduction

II. The Adaptive Value of Conidia

III. Convergent Evolution

IV. Controls of Species Distribution

V. Species Distribution and Environmental Scale

VI. Speciation and Species Diversity

VII. Abundance of Conidial Fungi in Tropical and Temperate Environments

VIII. Conidial Fungi and Ecological Islands


Subject Index

Index to Taxa


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