Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology. Second Edition

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Myxomycetes: Biology, Systematics, Biogeography and Ecology. Second Edition Editors: Carlos Rojas, Steven L. Stephenson Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
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Pages: 566 Illustrations and other contents: Approx. 100 illustrations (20 in full color) ISBN: 9780128242810 Categories: ,

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.

Contents: 

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

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Author Biography

Carlos Rojas is the most active researcher currently studying the biology of myxomycetes in all of Central America. His studies of the ecology of the group have taken him to North, Central and South America as well as Northern Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia. He has published more than 30 scientific articles on myxomycetes and coedited a book on forest ecology. He is currently the editor of the journal Revista Ingenieria based at the University of Costa Rica and associate editor of Mycologia and several other journals. Dr. Stephenson is one of the world's leading authorities on the myxomycetes. His research on the group for more than 35 years has taken him to all seven continents and to every major type of terrestrial ecosystem. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters along with seven books on myxomycetes, fungi and forest ecology. His field guide Myxomycetes: a Handbook of Slime Molds (Timber Press, 1994) has sold more copies than any other book on these organisms. He served as editor-in-chief of the major international journal Fungal Diversity and has been or is an associate editor of a number of journals, including Mycologia.

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