Illustrated Genera of Imperfect Fungi, Fourth Edition is an update of the classic reference that mycologists and others interested in imperfect fungi have relied upon for decades. It provides comprehensive information for recognizing, identifying, and learning various aspects of the reproductive and somatic morphologies of imperfect fungi. Its practical use in the identification of imperfect fungi makes it an essential tool.
Changes in the 4th Edition include:
- The inclusion of general introduction to the imperfect fungi. It provides basic information about the use of the Saccardoan System as the basis for identifying imperfect fungi and studying their nature and diversity.
- The deletion of 52 genera that are infrequently isolated and have little economic impact.
- The addition of a simplified key of selected common genera-- a valuable reference tool. It includes fungi generally found in air, soil, and decaying vegetation. It can also be used to verify identifications made from the extended keys in the book.
- Updated and modified keys to make them more useful and error-free.
- Publication of scanning electron micrographs illustrating each method of conidial formation in the Hughes-Tubaki-Barron System.
- An expanded reference section that includes literature related to the new narrative section.
Illustrated Genera of Imperfect Fungi, Fourth Edition
Major Groupings of Imperfect Fungi and Their Importance in the Biosphere
Cytological and Morphological Features of Imperfect Fungi
Factors Affecting Growth and Sporulation of Imperfect Fungi
Part I: Physiology
Maintenance of Stock Cultures
Physiology: Nutrition and Environment
Use of Imperfect Fungi to Illustrate Biological Principles
Part II: Taxonomy and Identification
The Saccardo system of Classification
Families of Moniliales
Key to Genera
Simplified Key to Some Selected Common Genera
The Hughes-Tubaki-Barron System of Classification
Alternate Key to Series and Genera
Description and Illustrations of Genera
Index to Genera
Publish Date: 1998
Format: 8.5" x 11" spiral bound
Images: 93 images
Publication Weight: 2 lbs
By H. L. Barnett and Barry B. Hunter