With about 1.5 million species estimated to exist worldwide, members of the kingdom Fungi represent one of the largest biodiversity resources of our planet, fulfilling crucial ecological roles especially in terrestrial ecosystems. Fungi are also one of the most diverse groups in terms of taxonomy, morphology and life cycles. These aspects are covered in Mycology Volume 1 and Mycology Volume 2, the long-awaited second edition of the original videodiscs published in 1990-1994.
Mycology Volume 1 shows representative examples of the 'Lower Fungi' (Chytridio- and Zygomycota). Also included are several intriguing groups of organisms such as slime molds, Oomycota and plasmodiophorids which are not taxonomically related to the fungi but are nonetheless widely studied by mycologists.
This interactive DVD contains about 160 film scenes illustrating the structure, development and reproduction of lower fungi and fungus-like organisms. The video clips are supplemented with stills which show organization forms as well as plant disease symptoms caused by pathogenic fungi. The film sequences include spoken narrative describing the activity on the screen. The video clips, painstakingly prepared and including many spectacular time-lapse sequences, demonstrate the timeless beauty and fascination of these organisms. The contents of Mycology Volume 1 have been extensively rearranged following a modern taxonomic framework.
A well-structured menu facilitates easy access to all sequences and images at the click of a button. This interactive DVD will be indispensable teaching tools at any level to any group of people interested in the exciting and mysterious world of the fungi. This DVD may also be used with a with a bar code scanner to facilitate stand-alone student assignments for specific modules on a lab PC. Instructors will enjoy the fast direct access to all menus and modules on this DVD. On the DVD there is a PDF file “Mycology Vol.1 printout.pdf” containing all of the menus and individual modules. Each page has a printable barcode. You can print any of the 302 pages that you need. When you scan over one of the printed barcodes with the barcode scanner, the linked film module will immediately appear on screen.
Mycology Volume 1: Lower Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms (DVD)
Dictyosteliomycetes (life cycle)
Myxomycetes (life cycle)
Polymyxa betae (life cycle, disease symptoms)
Saprolegniales (life cycle)
Lagenismatales (life cycle)
Pythiales, e.g. Phytophthora infestans (life cycle)
Peronosporales (Albugo, Peronospora)
Chytridiales (Olpidium, Synchytrium)
Blastocladiales (Blastocladiella, Allomyces)
Mucorales (Phycomyces, Rhizopus, Pilobolus)
Entomophthorales (Basidiobolus, Erynia)
Glomales (vesicular arbuscular mycorrhiza)
"I think this will be of great interest to those who teach plant pathology, mycology, and biology. For a teacher, it is very flexible in switching back and forth between clear drawings and real life images and video. Even in the video, you have the option to jump back and forth between sections allowing you to control how much class time you use to show something to your students."
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Publish Date: 2006
Format: DVD; 70 minutes
Publication Weight: 1 lbs
Edited by Emeritus Prof. Dr. John Webster, cooperation with Dr. Roland W. S. WeberMycology Volume 1: Lower Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms (DVD)