426 pages | 2428 B/W Illus.
Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi: Morphologies of Cultured Fungi and Key to Species, Third Edition describes and illustrates more than 515 fungal species, including:
Dr. Watanabe describes all fungi alphabetically under the orders of Oomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, and Anamorphic (Deuteromycetous) fungi. For each genus, he includes type species, references, morphology, and materials. Morphologies of cultured fungi are briefly described and illustrated together with the description of the isolation sources and methods.
The book illustrates all fungi alongside morphologies and colonies of their fresh agar cultures or dried specimens, providing ready access to morphologically similar fungi for quick comparison.
Most of the fungi are isolated from soil, plant roots, and seeds, and the rest are from wood-inhabiting fruiting bodies, their spores, or the spore-like structures associated with them. They are mostly collected in Japan, but some are from the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Switzerland, and Taiwan, R.O.C.
Praise for the Second Edition:
"… presents a large amount of work collected systematically over a long period of time. …Dr. Watanabe shares his experience acquired as a plant pathologist and mycologist specialized in soil and similar fungi over a long period of time. …will soon become a standard reference in mycological libraries."
—Liliane E. Petrini, Comano, Switzerland, in Sydowia 54 (2) December 2002
"… a useful tool for all involved in mycological studies."
—Journal of Plant Pathology (2002), 84 (2)
"The methods presented, which have been worked out experimentally, are some of the best methods, particularly for culture maintenance, that this reviewer has ever seen in print …Each specimen is very ably illustrated with one to six photographs of outstanding quality, which should allow easy identification …All in all, an outstanding book for individuals interested in soil and seed fungi or for plant pathologists."
—J. Dawson, Pittsburg State University, in CHOICE, February 2003, 40 (6)
Soil and Seed Fungi Design and Usage
FUNGAL DIVERSITY AND METHODOLOGY
Diversities of Fungi
Materials and Methodology
Identification of Fungi
Key to the Genera of Fungi
MORPHOLOGY OF SOIL AND SEED FUNGI
Anamorphic Fungi: Deuteromycetes, Fungi Imperfecti, Mitosporic Fungi
Afterword to the Third Edition