Fusarium species: an illustrated manual for identification

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Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983 - Science - 193 pages
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The taxonomy of the genus Fusarium has been a subject of controversy for many years. We have taken the 1935 publication, Die Fusarien (Wollenweber & Reinking) as a starting point. Since 1935 several other taxonomic systems have been proposed for the genus. These systems vary from one with more than ninety species to one with nine species, with several other systems in between these two extremes. All of these systems are based on the work of Wollenweber, and althoug each system has something to offer, none of them is satisfactory by itself for the identification of all Fusarium species. In this volume we have selected the best features of several systems and combined them in a compromise system which will allow the individual worker to identify sufficient material and cultures to present the reader with detailed descriptions and illustration of 30 species. We provide less-detailed descriptions and illustrations of an additonal 16 questionable species because we have not been able to obtain and examine sufficient material to determine their authenticity. The reader should not assume that these are the only Fusarium species. Rather, they should be viewed as a starting point. Additional species will undoubtedly be added by other workers and over the years this system will be subject to change.

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Paul Nelson is the dean of the College of Communication at Ohio University and has co-authored seven editions of Confidence in Public Speaking and eight editions of An Introduction to Human Communication.

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