Description

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.

Readership

Mycologists and microbiologists

Table of Contents

The basidiomycete life-style Basidiomycete interactions with each other and with other fungi and with other organisms Structure and function of basidiomycete communities

Details

No. of pages:
386
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080551500
Print ISBN:
9780123741851

About the editors

Lynne Boddy

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Bioscience, Cardiff University, UK

Juliet Frankland

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Lancaster, U.K.

Pieter van West

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Aberdeen, Institute of Medical Sciences, Scotland, U.K.