Book ID: 97256
Microstructures of Vegetative Mycelium of Macromycetes in Pure Cultures. Edited by Paul A. Volz and Eviator Nevo. 2009. 100 photogr. plates (SEM - micrographs). 120 p. of text. gr8vo. Hardcover.
The book represents orginal data on microstructures of vegetative mycelia in pure cultures of 100 species of edible and medicinal mushrooms belonging to Basidiomycota and Ascomycota. Investigations ofmycelial microstructures in pure cultures were made by authors usingScanning Electron Microscopy. The descriptions of the teleomorph stageand cultural characteristics on agar media, and for some species insubmerged culture, are presented. Particular attention is paid to microstructures which have taxonomical value and may be used for theidentification of taxons and the physiological characteristics of fungalcultures. Many of the microstructures included in the book are described for the first time. Cultures of species respresented in thebook and belonging to genera Pleurotus, Schizophyllum, Ganoderma, Auricularia, Agaricus, Omphalotus, Oudemansiella, Morchella, etc. areexamined using modern biotechnologies for producing fruit bodies, foodadditives, pharmaceutical substances, enzymes, etc., and methods usedto obtain the micromorphological features under cultivation necessaryfor obtaining the desired information. The book is useful for students,mycologists, biologists, biotechnologists, and mushroom-growers alike.- Covers of this book are looking used.