© 2016

Biology of Microfungi

  • De-Wei Li

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Zheng Wang, R. Henrik Nilsson, Timothy Y. James, Yucheng Dai, Jeffrey P. Townsend
    Pages 25-46
  3. Gerald L. Benny, Matthew E. Smith, Paul M. Kirk, Eric D. Tretter, Merlin M. White
    Pages 65-126
  4. Rafael F. Castañeda-Ruiz, Gabriela Heredia, Luis F. P. Gusmão, De-Wei Li
    Pages 197-217
  5. Bryce Kendrick
    Pages 219-235
  6. De-Wei Li, R. F. Castañeda-Ruiz, James LaMondia
    Pages 237-266
  7. Ka-Lai Pang, E. B. Gareth Jones
    Pages 267-283
  8. Clement K. M. Tsui, Christiane Baschien, Teik-Khiang Goh
    Pages 285-313
  9. Donát Magyar, Máté Vass, De-Wei Li
    Pages 315-371
  10. Chin Yang, Sepideh Pakpour, John Klironomos, De-Wei Li
    Pages 373-412
  11. James A. Scott, Richard C. Summerbell
    Pages 413-428

About this book


This book principally covers the latest development of research on microfungi from both systematic and practical aspects. Microfungi are in our daily life, but we normally do not realize their presence. Without microfungi we would not be able to enjoy our baked food, fermented food, preserved food, alcoholic beverages, and access to some modern medication, such as penicillin and cyclosporine, which are secondary metabolites of microfungi. Recent advances in mycology presented in this book will be useful to identify the needs in mycological research and to determine the direction or niches for future research.


Biodiversity Ecology Environment Fungi Mycology

Editors and affiliations

  • De-Wei Li
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Valley LaboratoryWindsorUSA
  2. 2.Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern ChinaNanjing Forestry UniversityNanjingChina

About the editors

De-Wei Li, Ph.D. 
Research Mycologist 
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Valley Laboratory 
Windsor, CT 

Dr. Li is a leading scholar in microbiology related to fungi and a is lecturer at Yale University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biology of Microfungi
  • Editors De-Wei Li
  • Series Title Fungal Biology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29135-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80498-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29137-6
  • Series ISSN 2198-7777
  • Series E-ISSN 2198-7785
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 650
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 93 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Microbiology
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“Each chapter is extremely well documented, and many include excellent photographs. This compendium is a valuable source of current information on a wide range of mycological research topics applicable for professionals in numerous fields. … The volume is imperative because many works about fungi typically do not focus on microfungi. The title should be available in college and university libraries that support teaching and research in the biological sciences. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals and practitioners.” (K. M. Foos, Choice, Vol. 54 (2), October, 2016)

“The whole is well-edited and presented, and it was pleasing to see coloured illustrations in the chapters … . All major mycological libraries will benefit from a copy … .” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 7 (1), June, 2016)