Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume 1

Biology of Conidial Fungi, Volume 1

1st Edition - January 28, 1981

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  • Author: Garry T. Cole
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138994

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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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  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: January 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138994

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