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Stephenson, Steven L
The Kingdom fungi : the biology of mushrooms, molds, and lichens / Steven L. Stephenson
Alternate Title Biology of mushrooms, molds, and lichens
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QK603 .S74 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fungi
Fungal molecular biology
Fungi -- Biotechnology
Mushrooms
Physical Description 272 p., [56] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-251) and index
Contents 1. What are fungi? -- 2. Fungi that live in water -- 3. The most ubiquitous of all fungi -- 4. A diversity of form and function -- 5. Morels, truffles, cup fungi, and flask fungi -- 6. Mushrooms and other larger fungi -- 7. Lichens: more than just fungi -- 8. Slime molds -- 9. The role of fungi in nature -- 10. Interactions of fungi and animals -- 11. Fungi and humans -- 12. Fossil fungi
Summary The Kingdom Fungi provides a comprehensive look at the biology, structure, and morphological diversity of these necessary organisms. It sheds light on their ecologically important roles in nature, their fascinating relationships with people, plants, and animals, and their practical applications in the manufacture of food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. The book includes information about "true" fungi, fungus-like creatures (slime molds and water molds), and a group of "composite" organisms (lichens) that are more than just fungi. Particular attention is given to examples of fungi that might be found in the home and encountered in nature

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