1st Edition

Handbook of Lichenology Volume 1

Edited By Margalith Galun Copyright 1988
    298 Pages
    by CRC Press

    298 Pages
    by CRC Press

    First published in 1988: This easy-to-read handbook provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on lichens. The structure of lichens and their dual nature is explained, as well as the physiology of interaction of the symbionts. The way lichens reproduce and their ecology is included, with methods for cultivating them and their isolated symbionts. Extremely useful as a text of lichenology, this handbook will benefit students of lichenology and allied fields, those interested in symbiotic associations and ecology, and teachers of biology, botany, and ecology courses.

    Section 1: Introduction

    1. The True nature Lichens – A Historical Survey

    Jacob Lorch

    Section 2: Lichen Components

    2A. The Fungal Partner

    David L. Hawksworth

    2B. The Algal Partner

    Elisabeth Tschermak-Woess

    Section 3: The Lichen Thallus

    3. The Lichen Thallus

    Hans Martin Jahns

    Section 4: The Fungus-Alga Relation

    4. The Fungus-Alga Relation

    Margalith Galun

    Section 5: Reproduction

    5A. Asci, Ascopores and Acomata

    Andre Bellemere and Marie Agnes Letrouit-Gallinou

    5B. Conidiomata, Conidiogenesis, and Conidia

    David L. Hawksworth

    Section 6: Lichen Physiology

    6A. Carbon Metabolism

    Margalith Galun

    6B. Nitrogen Metabolism

    Amar Nath Rai

    6C. Lichen Enzymology

    Carlos Vicente and Maria Estrella Legaz


    Margalith Galun, Ph.D. is Professor at The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Science of Tel Aviv University.