Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology, Second Edition provides a complete collection of general and technical information on myxomycetes microorganisms. Its broad scope takes an integrated approach, considering a number of important aspects surrounding their genetics and molecular phylogeny. The book treats myxomycetes as a distinct group from fungi and includes molecular information that discusses systematics and evolutionary pathways.
Written and developed by an international team of specialists, this second edition contains updated information on all aspects of myxomycetes. It incorporates relevant and new material on current barcoding developments, plasmodial network experimentation, and non-STEM disciplinary assimilation of myxomycete information. This book is a unique and authoritative resource for researchers in organismal biology and ecology disciplines, as well as students and academics in biology, ecology, microbiology, and similar subject areas.
1. The Myxomycetes: Introduction, Basic Biology, Life Cycles, Genetics, and Reproduction 2. The History of the Study of Myxomycetes 3. The Phylogeny of Myxomycetes 4. The Barcoding of Myxomycetes 5. Genomics and Gene Expression in Myxomycetes 6. Molecular Techniques and Current Research Approaches 7. Physiology and Biochemistry of Myxomycetes 8. Taxonomy and Systematics: Current Knowledge and Approaches on the Taxonomic Treatment of Myxomycetes 9. Ecology and Distribution of Myxomycetes 10. Biogeographical Patterns in Myxomycetes 11. Techniques for Recording and Isolating Myxomycetes 12. Integrated Biology of Physarum polycephalum: Ultrastructure, cell biology, cellular cognition and behavior of plasmodial networks 13. Uses, Applications and Disciplinary Integration using Myxomycetes 14. Myxomycetes in Education: The Use of These Organisms in Promoting Active and Engaged Learning