Insect-Fungus Interactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127518008, 9780080984537

Insect-Fungus Interactions, Volume 14

1st Edition

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eBook ISBN: 9780080984537
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 15th November 1988
Page Count: 344
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Table of Contents

J.F. Lawrence, Mycophagy in the Coleoptera: Feeding Strategies and Morphological Adaptations. I. Hanski, Fungivory: Fungi, Insects, and Ecology. T.G. Wood and R.J. Thomas, The Mutualistic Association between Macrotermitinae and Teritomyces. J.M. Cherrett, R.J. Powell, and D.J. Stradling, The Mutualism between Leaf-Cutting Ants and their Fungus. R.A. Beaver, Insect*b1Fungus Relationships in the Bark and Ambrosia Beetles. A.A. Berryman, Adaptive Pathways in Scolytid-Fungus Associations. J.F. Webber and J.N. Gibbs, Insect Dissemination of Fungal Pathogens of Trees. D.B. Redfern, The Roles of the Bark Beetle Ips cembrae, the Woodwasp Urocerus gigas and Associated Fungi in Dieback and Death of Larches. H.C. Evans, Mycopathogens of Insects of Epigeal and Aerial Habitats. S. Keller and G. Zimmermann, Mycopathogens of Soil Insects. R. Watling, Closing Remarks. P.M. Hammond, Appendix 1: Outline Classification of Fungi with Special References to Mycophagous Insects. P.M. Hammond, Appendix 2: Outline Classification of the Insecta with Special Reference to Mycophagy. Each chapter includes references. Index.


The first and only book to summarize this fascinating topic. This symposium volume reviews the current state of knowledge in four principal areas: mycophagy, mutualism, insect spread of plant fungal disease, and insect mycopathology.


Entomologists, mycologists, ecologists, and pest control scientists.


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@qu:The appendix, co-authored with Peter Hammond, alone is worth the price of the volume. This is the first overview of fungus-insect associations in a concise, tractable form. This volume is an important contribution to the ecology and evolution of fungus-insect associations and to the application of this knowledge to systems of applied interest. It is exceptionally well written, edited, and produced and is a credit to the authors, editors, and sponsoring societies. @qu:The book is a mine of information on the enviornmental occurrence, chemistry, metabolism, toxicology, and carcinogenicity of each substance, all set out systematically....I recommend this book to anyone interested either in the causation of cancer or in enviornmental risks to public health. It is more valuable as a work reference than a shelf of conference proceedings, and will remain so for several years. @source:--AMERICAN SCIENTIST @qu:This symposium certainly succeeds in its aims and illustrates the many and varied range of interactions from total dependence of insects on fungi as food at one end of the spectrum to the complete reverse at the other. @source:--ENTOMOLOGISTS MONTHLY

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