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Slayers, saviors, servants, and sex : an expose of kingdom fungi

Author: D Moore
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This is a book for the general reader about the world of fungi. We should know more about fungi. They have killed us, saved us, and served us since before written records began. We have been making bread, brewing ale, and fermenting wine for millennia. Our crops have been at the mercy of fungal diseases since we became farmers, and they still are. Fungal diseases have caused large demographic changes - from the

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All Authors / Contributors: D Moore
ISBN: 0387951016 9780387951010 0387950982 9780387950983
OCLC Number: 44683496
Description: vii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preamble.- Toxins --
kill the primates, rule the world. Or: Don't turn your back on a fungus!- Blights, rusts, bunts and mycoses.- Decay and degradation, a fungal specialty.- Joining forces --
fungal co-operative ventures.- Fungi in medicine --
antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals.- Turning the tables. Using fungi to control other pests.- Let's party!- The old Kingdom in time and space.- Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. But why?- The cavalry is coming. Fungi to the rescue.- Sources.- Word games.- Solutions to word games.
Responsibility: David Moore.
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In this highly entertaining book, mycologist David Moore presents a fascinating and lively guide to the fungal kingdom. He explores their role in food and agriculture and their dual role as  Read more...


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