|Cooke, R. C. / Whipps, J. M.|
Ecophysiology of Fungi
1. Edition June 1993
1993. 348 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-632-02168-0 - John Wiley & Sons
This advanced undergraduate textbook examines major aspects of fungal physiology in relation to fungal behavior in natural habitats and, in so doing, provides a firm link between the divergent disciplines of fungal physiology and fungal ecology. A largely mechanistic approach is made within selected areas of fundamental importance. The themes are the functional interaction of the fungus with its abiotic and biotic environment and the reconciliation of laboratory studies with observations made under natural conditions.
From the contents
Concepts; Evolution, Ecology and Physiology; Growth and Development; Resource acquisition and utilization; Growth dynamics and transformations; Constraints, limitations and extreme environments; Reproduction and Establishment; Induction and control of reproduction; Propagules: factors affecting survival; Dormancy and activation; Germination; Orientation; Interactions with other Heterotrophs; Microorganisms; Macroscopic animals; Animals as habitats