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Dictionary of the Fungi

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Dictionary of the Fungi

Tenth Edition

Edited by:
PM Kirk   CABI, UK
PF Cannon   CABI, UK
DW Minter   CABI, UK
JA Stalpers   CBS, The Netherlands

640 pages, 245 x 175 mm
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing

    Hardback - 2008
ISBN: 9780643095731 - AU $185.00



This new edition, with more than 21,000 entries, provides the most complete listing available of generic names of fungi, their families and orders, their attributes and descriptive terms. For each genus, the authority, the date of publication, status, systematic position, number of accepted species, distribution, and key references are given. Diagnoses of families and details of orders and higher categories are included for all groups of fungi. In addition, there are biographic notes, information on well-known metabolites and mycotoxins, and concise accounts of almost all pure and applied aspects of the subject (including citations of important literature).


 All information has been updated as necessary since the publication of the ninth edition in 2001. In addition the tenth edition has the following new features:
  • A completely new classification of the Kingdom Fungi based on recent multi-gene phylogenetics research
  • A major revision of the classification of the Basidiomycota and substantial modification of the basal groups
  • Further integration of anamorphic and teleomorphic genera in the classification
  • Enhanced distinctions between the true fungi and unrelated groups traditionally studied by mycologists
  • Improved information on references to publications

 This is the one essential handbook for all who work with or are interested in fungi (including lichens, slime moulds, yeasts and fungal analogues). 

 "There is one word that characterises this new edition of the Dictionary of the Fungi – indispensible."
Tom May, Australian Mycologist, Vol 28, 2009

"This new edition is an exciting 'upgrade' and an essential item on a mycologist's bookshelf. I find it amazing and humbling that so much information on a Kingdom, or indeed three Kingdoms can be distilled in a single volume. This is an indespensable work."
Pam Catcheside, Australian Systematic Botany Newsletter 138, March 2009

"This is a must have book for anyone having anything to do with Fungi."
APPS, Vol. 22, April 2009

Praise for previous editions:

"None of us can afford not to have a copy of this book at arm's length. Students deserve a copy in their laboratories. In summary: order it now."
Richard P Korf, Plant Pathology Herbarium, Cornell University, US

"The Dictionary of the Fungi is surely one of the most indispensable of all mycological publications - every student of the fungi should own, or have access to, a copy of the most recent edition."
Bryce Kendrick, Mycologist


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