Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland: An Identification Handbook


Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland: An Identification Handbook Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Richmond Publishing Pages: 394 Illustrations and other contents: 20 plates with 54 colour photos; black and white illustrations ISBN: 9780855462512 Categories: , , , Tag:

A classic work and the first to comprehensively study this interesting life form, which has an important role in decomposing plant material. Myxomycetes (slime moulds) were once considered a special group of fungi. However they are now grouped within Amoebozoa as unicellular protists that adopt a multicellular aggregate form in certain conditions.

Introductory chapters cover life-history, structure, ecology, distribution, how to find and collect material, bark culture techniques, microscopic examination, and herbarium storage of “slime-moulds”. The detailed accounts cover identification, keys, descriptions and illustrations. They also include notes on differences from other similar species.

This second edition of Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland includes a 20-page supplement with 54 colour photos.



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