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Environmental and Microbial Relationships

  • Irina S. Druzhinina
  • Christian P. Kubicek
  • the principles of biological pest control, beneficial and detrimental

  • interactions between fungi and other

  • organisms, and the degradation of toxic organic compounds and plant biomass

  • Includes significant new insights provided by genomics and transcriptomics

  • A completely updated and revised new edition


Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume IV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Fungal Population

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steven D. Leavitt, H. Thorsten Lumbsch
      Pages 15-37
  3. Determinants of Fungal Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Sergio Casas-Flores, Alfredo Herrera-Estrella
      Pages 41-77
    3. G. M. Gadd
      Pages 99-125
    4. Jonas Ramoni, Bernhard Seiboth
      Pages 127-148
  4. Biotic Interactions of Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Martin Grube, Ines Aschenbrenner, Tomislav Cernava, Gabriele Berg
      Pages 179-188
    3. Roland Marmeisse, Mariangela Girlanda
      Pages 189-203
    4. Komal Chenthamara, Irina S. Druzhinina
      Pages 215-246
    5. Alfredo Herrera-Estrella, Sergio Casas-Flores, Christian P. Kubicek
      Pages 247-267
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-291

About this book


This volume provides insights into current research on fungal populations, communities and their interactions with other organisms. It focuses on fungal responses to the physical environment; interactions with bacteria, other fungi, invertebrates and plants; the role of fungi in ecosystem processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling; and aspects of biogeography and conservation.
Since the publication of the second edition of Volume IV in 2007, the massive use of “omics” methods has revolutionized our understanding of fungal lifestyles. Highlighting these advances, the third edition has been completely updated and revised. Several chapters deal with various applications of genomics and transcriptomics in biological pest control, as well as interactions with other living systems. This is an invaluable source of information both for scientists who wish to update their knowledge of current advances and for graduate students interested in obtaining a comprehensive introduction to this field of research.



Fungal population Fungal mating type loci Lichen-forming fungi Fungal communities Fungal interactions Bacterial-fungal endosymbioses Fungal bacterial interactions Lichen - bacterial interactions Mycorrhizal fungi Root fungal endophytes Mycotrophic fungi Nematophagous Fungi

Editors and affiliations

  • Irina S. Druzhinina
    • 1
  • Christian P. Kubicek
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical EngineeringTU WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Chemical EngineeringTU WienViennaAustria

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