The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

The Kingdom Fungi: The Biology of Mushrooms, Molds, and Lichens

Steven L. Stephenson

The ubiquitous fungi are little identified and enormously underappreciated. but, with out them we wouldn’t have bread, alcohol, cheese, tofu, or the original flavors of mushrooms, morels, and brownies. We can’t continue to exist with no fungi.

The country Fungi presents a accomplished examine the biology, constitution, and morphological variety of those invaluable organisms. It sheds mild on their ecologically very important roles in nature, their attention-grabbing relationships with humans, crops, and animals, and their useful purposes within the manufacture of meals, drinks, and prescription drugs. The publication comprises information regarding “true” fungi, fungus-like creatures (slime molds and water molds), and a bunch of “composite” organisms (lichens) which are greater than simply fungi. specific cognizance is given to examples of fungi that will be present in the house and encountered in nature.

The nation Fungi is an invaluable introductory textual content for naturalists, mycologists, and an individual who desires to turn into extra conversant in, and extra appreciative of, the attention-grabbing international of fungi.

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