Based on sequence analyses of many different genes, the past decade has provided us with a profound knowledge of fungal systematics and phylogeny. In addition, a number of sequences of complete fungal genomes have been identified and several others will soon follow. In this volume, leading experts address questions concerning the origin of the fungal kingdom and fungal evolution at a level of analytical refinement that has never been possible before. The following major aspects are highlighted: evolutionary roots of fungi; evolution of signaling in fungi and fungal-like organisms; evolution of mutualistic systems and metabolism in fungi; and evolutionary mechanisms and trends.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 345
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 291 x 185 x 21 mm
From the reviews:
"It is a gathering of reviews dealing with various aspects of fungal evolution. ... most of the reviews are comprehensive, detailed presentations of the topics that can be useful in teaching or as an overview of that field." (Gabor M. Kovacs, Inoculum, Vol. 63 (6), December, 2012)
"The main aim of this book is to provide knowledge about the evolution of fungi and fungal-like organisms. ... this book is a complete package for scholars who want to assimilate information and knowledge on the evolution of the fungi since the origin. ... Should be available in all college and university libraries where study on fungi is offered. It is also useful source of information for undergraduates as well as their teachers and researchers." (Shova Baral, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 57 (1), November, 2012)
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