Practical Handbook of the Biology and Molecular Diversity of Trichoderma Species from Tropical Regions

  • Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  3. Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
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  5. Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
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  6. Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
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About this book


This book analyzes the right pathway to solve the controversial identifications of some Trichoderma species on the basis of sampling procedures, slide culture techniques, macroscopic and microscopic analysis, and molecular tools. 

Most species of the genus Trichoderma grow rapidly in artificial culture and produce large numbers of small green or white conidia from conidiogenous cells located at the ends of conidiophores. The morphological characters are reported to be variable to a certain degree in their color, shape of conidia, conidiophore, pustules and phialade. These characteristics allow a comparatively easy means of identification of Trichoderma as a genus, but the species concept is difficult to deduce and there is considerable confusion over the application of specific names. 

This work provides an essential link between data and taxa as a means to verify the taxonomic characters of the strains sequenced, and mac
roscopic and microscopic characteristics. Otherwise, a species level identification study cannot be corrected or uncorrected and the user has to rely on the person making the misidentification. 


aseptic techniques sampling procedures slide culture techniques macroscopic analysis microscopic analysis molecular tools

Authors and affiliations

  • Shafiquzzaman Siddiquee
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotechnology Research InstituteUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-64945-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-64946-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7777
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7785
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