Unique mycology reference pairs genus descriptions with 1,000-plus original watercolors
Illustrated Generic Names of Fungi contains alphabetically organized descriptions for genera in the kingdoms Fungi, Chromista, and Protozoa from countries across five continents. Each genus description includes the etymology, authority, and morphology, as well as the current taxonomic classification. The authors also provide details about the living modes of fungi in nature, revealing interactions with other organisms as saprobes, parasites, and symbionts.
By learning the Greek and Latin roots of generic names, mycologists and biologists will gain a deeper and broader understanding of fungi. Additionally, by being provided with the bibliographic citation of the journal or book in which a given genus was first described, readers will better comprehend the nature of scientific authorities.
Authors Miguel Ulloa and Elvira Aguirre-Acosta are mycologists who have worked many years at the Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. They teach basic mycology in the biology curriculum and contribute to fungi expositions and congresses. Illustrated Generic Names of Fungi is a culmination of their years of research and teaching and will be an indispensable resource for students of mycology, as well as educators, researchers, and other professionals.
Illustrated Generic Names of Fungi is available now through the APS PRESS bookstore and expected to ship in October.
Provided by American Phytopathological Society