Systematics and Evolution of Fungi

Edited by J. K. Misra, J. P. Tewari, S. K. Deshmukh

© 2012 – CRC Press

424 pages | 3 Color Illus. | 41 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2012-01-09
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About the Book

Examining the progress and shifts that have taken place towards understanding fungi, this volume examines most of the major groups, including Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Topics include advances in morphological and molecular taxonomy of the highly toxigenic Fusarium species, understanding the phylogeny of the alternarioid hyphomycetes, and methods used in fungal evolutionary biology along with theory, examples, and potential applications. Also discussed are proteomics research for rapid diagnosis to invasive candidiasis as well as ways in which molecular biologists and morphosystematists can develop synergy.

Table of Contents

Integrating Morphological and Molecular Data in Fungal Systematics, David L. Hawksworth

The Systematics and Evolutionary Perspectives of Fossil Fungi, S.K.M. Tripathi

From Zoospores to Molecules: The Evolution and Systematics of Chytridiomycota, Martha J. Powell and Peter M. Letcher

Current Systematics of Zygomycotan Fungi with Brief Review on their Biology, Gerald L. Benny

Evolution of Trichomycetes, Robert W. Lichtwardt

Systematics of Stachylina and Smittium—The Two Largest Genera of Harpellales, Zygomycota, J.K. Misra

Phylogentic Analysis within Genera Morchella (Ascomycota, Pezizales) and Macrolepiota (Basidiomycota, Agaricales) Inferred from rDNAITS and EF-1a Sequences, Gayane S. Barseghyan, Anush Kosakyan, Omoanghe S. Isikhuemhen, Maryna Didukh and Solomon P. Wasser

Phylogenetic Conundrum of the Mushroom-forming Fungi (Agaricomycetes), Ivan V. Zmitrovich and Solomon P. Wasser

Phylogenetic Analyses of Phellinus s.l., and Inonotus s.l. (Hymenochaetales) Inferred From rDNA ITS Sequences and Morphological Data, Daniel Tura, Ivan V. Zmitrovich, Solomon P. Wasser, Dina Raats and Eviatar Nevo

Morphological and Molecular Taxonomy of Highly Toxigenic Fusarium Species From Small Cereal Grains in Northern Europe and Asia, Tapani Yli-Mattila

Understanding the Phylogeny of the Alternarioid Hyphomycetes, What can the Consequences be in Taxonomy? Philipp B. Gannibal

Biomarker Discovery for Rapid Diagnosis of Invasive Candidiasis through Protein Profiling, A Review, Jalpa P. Tewari, Sanjiv Tewari and William G. Gardner

Comparative Methods in Fungal Evolutionary Biology, Theory, Examples and Potential Applications, László

Nagy, Tamás Papp and Csaba Vágvölgyi

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution