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Fungi : a very short introduction

Author: Nicholas P Money
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Very short introductions, 455.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The variety of the mycological world is far greater than most people imagine. Some fungi kill trees and ravage crops, and pathogenic fungi can infect animals and even humans. But fungi also play crucial roles in ecosystems. They act as agents of wood decay in forests, and symbiotic relationships with mycorrhizal fungi are vital to many plants. In this Very Short Introduction Nicholas P. Money explains the essential  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas P Money
ISBN: 9780199688784 0199688788
OCLC Number: 918879085
Description: xvi, 137 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: What is a fungus? --
Fungal diversity --
Fungal genetics and life cycles --
Fungal mutualisms --
Fungi as parasites of plants --
Fungi and decomposition --
Fungi in animal health and disease --
Edible mushrooms and fungal biotechnology.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 455.
Responsibility: Nicholas P. Money.

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Fungi form an entire biological kingdom, and represent a great diversity of organisms. They are found in the soil, in the air, and on the surfaces of plants and animals. In this Very Short  Read more...

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Informative and fascinating * Steve Craggs, Northern Echo * Witty and highly readable... When it comes to writing about fungi, Nik Money truly is the ultimate fun guide! * Botany One *

 
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