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Author Money, Nicholas P., author.

Title Fungi : a very short introduction / Nicholas P. Money.

Publication Info. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  571.592 MONEY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xvi, 137 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 455
Very short introductions ; 455.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-129) and index.
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.
Summary "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 functions performed by fungi, the importance of studying them to contain fungal diseases, and how fungi are being used in agriculture, biotechnology, and medicine."--Cover flap.
Subject Fungi.
Fungi. (OCoLC)fst00936289
ISBN 9780199688784
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