Foreword, Tom Volk.
The fungi as a major group of organisms.
Fungal cells and vegetative growth.
Spores, dormancy and dispersal.
Genetic variation and evolution.
Saprotrophs and ecosystems.
Parasites and mutualistic and symbionts.
Fungi and biotechnology.
Appendix 1: Glossary of common mycological terms.
Appendix 2: Classification of fungi.