Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland: An Identification Handbook



This is a paperback reprint of the 2020 hardback edition.

Myxomycetes of Britain and Ireland: An Identification Handbook Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: University of Chester Press
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Pages: 400 Illustrations and other contents: 20 plates with 54 colour photos; black and white illustrations ISBN: 9781910481295 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.

Weight0.85 kg




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Author Biography

The author taught at Chester College, now the University of Chester, from 1971 to 2013 and is Visiting Professor of Environmental Biology and Emeritus Professor of Applied Science. He has studied fungi for more than sixty years and has published more than 200 papers on mycological subjects. He lived in North Wales for nearly forty years but is now retired to the north-west Highlands of Scotland where he continues to research the local fungi.