Handbook of Lichenology : Volume 1 book cover
1st Edition

Handbook of Lichenology
Volume 1

Edited By

Margalith Galun

ISBN 9780367261658
Published May 31, 2021 by CRC Press
298 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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