The Kingdom Fungi

The Kingdom Fungi

The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

eBook - 2012
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The ubiquitous fungi are little known and vastly underappreciated. Yet, without them we wouldn't have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the unique flavors of mushrooms, morels, and truffles. We can't survive without fungi. 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. The Kingdom Fungi is a useful introductory text for naturalists, mycologists, and anyone who wants to become more familiar with, and more appreciative of, the fascinating world of fungi.
Publisher: [United States] : Timber Press : Made available through hoopla, 2012
ISBN: 9781604694024
1604694025
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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