Aspects of Tropical Mycology

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 25, 1993 - Medical - 325 pages
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The conservation of tropical habitats is of great current concern. This book is the first to addresses the challenge which the exceptional diversity of tropical fungi present to taxonomists, biochemists, molecular biologists, ecologists, conservationists and pathologists alike. The role of many tropical species and ectomycorrhizal associations in nutrient cycling in rainforests, desert ecosystems and aquatic habitats is considered, together with an evaluation of the potential of such fungi in the production of commercially useful, novel metabolites.
 

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Contents

Littertrapping by fungi in moist tropical forest
15
Nutrient cycling by fungi in wet tropical forests
37
the importance of
59
Tropical marine fungi
73
Distribution of Zygomycetes the tropical connection
91
Diversity and phylogenetic importance of tropical
121
Tropical polypores
149
Comparison of the macromycete biotas in selected
171
Looking for ectomycorrhizal trees and ectomycorrhizal
193
Armillaria in tropical Africa
207
Molecular genetics of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides
233
their commercial potential
253
Abstracts
295
Index
311
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