2001, 588 pages, color & b/w photos, drawings, tables. Provides a comprehensive microbiological perspective on the fungi that describes their roles in the natural world and in practical applications, from preparation of foods and drinks to drug production. Covers medical and veterinary mycology, molecular methods in ecology and pathology, question and answer sections, and color plates. Broad treatment of fundamental and applied aspects of mycology illustrates well-studied species from major groups. Provides classification based on molecular phylogeny. Discusses use of DNA technology in engineering plant resistance to fungal diseases. Paperback; 7-1/2 x 9-3/4″.
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