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Kingdom of Fungi
Kingdom of Fungi
The Kingdom of Fungi is a feast for the senses, and the ideal reference for naturalists, researchers, and anyone interested in fungi.
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The fungi realm has been called the "hidden kingdom," a mysterious world populated by microscopic spores, gigantic mushrooms and toadstools, and a host of other multicellular organisms ranging widely in color, size, and shape. The Kingdom of Fungi provides an intimate look at the world's astonishing variety of fungi species, from cup fungi and lichens to truffles and tooth fungi, clubs and corals, and jelly fungi and puffballs. This beautifully illustrated book features more than 800 stunning color photographs as well as a concise text that describes the biology and ecology of fungi, fungal morphology, where fungi grow, and human interactions with and uses of fungi.

The Kingdom of Fungi is a feast for the senses, and the ideal reference for naturalists, researchers, and anyone interested in fungi.

  • Reveals fungal life as never seen before
  • Features more than 800 stunning color photos 
  • Describes fungal biology, morphology, distribution, and uses 
  • A must-have reference book for naturalists and researchers

Preface
Introducing fungal life
Fungal spores
Hyphae
Kinship
The perfect imperfects
Fruiting bodies
The Ascomycota

Cup Fungi
Hysteroid fungi
Flask fungi
Cleistothecial fungi
Discolichens
Mazaedioid fungi
Truffles
Laboulbeniomycetes

The Basidiomycota

Corticioid fungi
Stereoid fungi
Polypores
Boletes
Agarics
Cyphelloid fungi
Chanterelles
Tooth fungi
Clubs and corals
Gasteroid fungi
Jelly fungi
Rusts and smuts

The Zygomycota and other groups
Fungal ecology

Decomposers
Decomposers of debris
Wood-decaying fungi
Fungi on dung
Decaying fungi in other strange places
Mycorrhizal fungi
Lichenized fungi
Parasitic fungi

Fungi in the world

Where fungi grow
Where nothing grows
Why we need fungi

Fungal future
Postscript

Index
Publish Date: 2012
Format: 8.5" x 11" hardcover
Pages: 265
Images: over 800 color images
Publication Weight: 4 lbs

Edited by Jens H. Petersen

The Kingdom of Fungi

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