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Author Hudler, George W

Title Magical mushrooms, mischievous molds / George W. Hudler
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Classification and naming -- What fungi do and how they do it -- Fungi as pathogens of food crops -- Fungi as agents of catastrophic tree diseases -- Ergot of grain crops -- Mycotoxins: toxic by-products of fungal growth -- Mycoses: fungus diseases of humans -- Medicinal molds -- Yeasts for baking and brewing -- Edible and poisonous mushrooms -- Hallucinogenic mushrooms -- Wood decay -- Interactions of fungi and insects -- Symbiotic relationships of fungi with plants
Summary In this book, George Hudler leads us on a tour of an often-overlooked group of organisms, which differ radically from both animals and plants. Along the way the author stops to ponder the marvels of nature and the impact of mere microbes on the evolution of civilization. Nature's ultimate recyclers not only save us from drowning in a sea of organic waste, but also provide us with food, drink, and a wide array of valuable medicines and industrial chemicals
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-243) and index
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Subject Fungi.
Fungi
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0691207232
9780691207230