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.
Fungi 1 Saccharomycotina and Taphrinomycotina - The Yeasts and Yeast-like Fungi of the Ascomycota Cletus P. Kurtzman and Junta Sugiyama 2 Pezizomycotina: Pezizomycetes, Orbiliomycetes Donald H. Pfister 3 Pezizomycotina: Sordariomycetes, Leotiomycetes Ning Zhang and Zheng Wang 4 Pezizomycotina: Lecanoromycetes C. Gueidan, D. J. Hill, J. Miadlikowska and F. Lutzoni 5 Pezizomycotina: Eurotiomycetes David M. Geiser 6 Pezizomycotina: Dothideomycetes and Arthoniomycetes Conrad Schoch and Martin Grube Nomenclature and Documentation 7 The Shifting Sands of Fungal Naming Under the ICN and the one Name Era for Fungi Andrew M. Minnis 8 The Role of Herbaria and Culture Collections Gerard J. M. Verkley, Amy Rossman, and Jo Anne Crouch Evolution 9 Subcellular Structure and Biochemical Characters in Fungal Phylogeny David J. McLaughlin, T. K. Arun Kumar, Meredith Blackwell, Peter M. Letcher and Robert W. Roberson 10 Fungal Diversity in the Fossil Record Thomas N. Taylor, Michael Krings, Edith L. Taylor 11 Phylogenomics Enabling Genomic Based Mycology Jason E Stajich