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Systematics and Evolution

Part B

  • David J. McLaughlin
  • Joseph W. Spatafora

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fungi

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Donald H. Pfister
      Pages 35-55
    3. Ning Zhang, Zheng Wang
      Pages 57-88
    4. Cécile Gueidan, David J. Hill, Jolanta Miadlikowska, Francois Lutzoni
      Pages 89-120
    5. David M. Geiser, Katherine F. LoBuglio, Cécile Gueidan
      Pages 121-141
    6. Conrad Schoch, Martin Grube
      Pages 143-176
  3. Nomenclature and Documentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Gerard J. M. Verkley, Amy Rossman, Jo Anne Crouch
      Pages 205-225
  4. Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. David J. McLaughlin, T. K. Arun Kumar, Meredith Blackwell, Peter M. Letcher, Robert W. Roberson
      Pages 229-258
    3. Thomas N. Taylor, Michael Krings, Edith L. Taylor
      Pages 259-278
    4. Jason E. Stajich
      Pages 279-294
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 295-311

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.



Arthoniomycetes Ascomycota Dothideomycetes Eurotiomycetes Fungal hierarchy Fungal systematics Genomic Based Mycology Lecanoromycetes Leotiomycetes Mycota Orbiliomycetes Pezizomycetes Pezizomycotina Saccharomycotina Sordariomycetes Taphrinomycotina Yeast-like fungi Yeasts

Editors and affiliations

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

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“The editors are to be congratulated on completing this new overview of the diversity and relationships of fungi and fungus-like organisms, which merits a place as a reference work wherever mycology is taught.” (IMA Fungus, Vol. 6 (1), June, 2015)