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Systematics and Evolution

Part A

  • David J. McLaughlin
  • Joseph W. Spatafora

Part of the The Mycota book series (MYCOTA, volume 7A)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Fungal-Like Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Gordon W. Beakes, Daiske Honda, Marco Thines
      Pages 39-97
    3. Simon Bulman, James P. Braselton
      Pages 99-112
  3. Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Elizabeth S. Didier, James J. Becnel, Michael L. Kent, Justin L. Sanders, Louis M. Weiss
      Pages 115-140
    3. Martha J. Powell, Peter M. Letcher
      Pages 141-175
    4. Timothy Y. James, Teresita M. Porter, W. Wallace Martin
      Pages 177-207
    5. D. Redecker, A. Schüßler
      Pages 251-269
    6. M. Catherine Aime, Merje Toome, David J. McLaughlin
      Pages 271-294
    7. D. Begerow, A. M. Schäfer, R. Kellner, A. Yurkov, M. Kemler, F. Oberwinkler et al.
      Pages 295-329
    8. Michael Weiss, Robert Bauer, José Paulo Sampaio, Franz Oberwinkler
      Pages 331-355
    9. Franz Oberwinkler
      Pages 357-372
    10. D. S. Hibbett, R. Bauer, M. Binder, A. J. Giachini, K. Hosaka, A. Justo et al.
      Pages 373-429
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 431-461

About this book


This volume includes treatments of systematics and related topics for both fungi and fungus-like organisms in four eukaryotic supergroups, as well as specialized chapters on nomenclature, techniques and evolution. These organisms are of great interest to mycologists, plant pathologists and others, including those interested in the animal parasitic Microsporidia. Our knowledge of the systematics and evolution of fungi has made great strides since the first edition of this volume, largely driven by molecular phylogenetic analyses. Consensus among mycologists has led to a stable systematic treatment that has since become widely adopted and is incorporated into this second edition, along with a great deal of new information on evolution and ecology. The systematic chapters cover occurrence, distribution, economic importance, morphology and ultrastructure, development of taxonomic theory, classification and maintenance and culture. Other chapters deal with nomenclatural changes necessitated by revisions of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants, including the elimination of separate names for asexual states, as well as methods for preservation of cultures and specimens, character evolution and methods for ultrastructural study, the fungal fossil record and the impact of whole genomes on fungal studies.


Fungal evolution Fungal hierarchy Fungal systematics Fungal taxonomy Fungal-like organisms Fungi

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. McLaughlin
    • 1
  • Joseph W. Spatafora
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Plant BiologyUniversity of MinesotaSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Department of Botany and Plant PathologyOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA

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