- Question and answer section at the end of each chapter- Modern classification based on Molecular phylogeny- Detail of the recent increased understanding of the organelles and processes involved in hyphal growth- New molecular understanding of mating type genes- The latest on molecular recognition in the infection process- The use of DNA technology in engineering plant resistance to fungal diseases- New section on medical mycology- Fungal mycology in animals- The latest on the use of genetically manipulated fungi to produce products earlier obtained from mammals
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Fungal cells and vegetative growth
Spores, dormancy and dispersal
Genetic variation and evolution
Saprotrophs and ecosystems
Parasites and mutualistic and symbionts.
Fungi and biotechnology
Appendix 1: Glossary of common mycological terms
Appendix 2: Classification of fungi