Diversities of Fungi

Authored by: Tsuneo Watanabe

Pictorial Atlas of Soil and Seed Fungi

Print publication date:  May  2010
Online publication date:  May  2010

Print ISBN: 9781439804193
eBook ISBN: 9781315099231
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/EBK1439804193-c1

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Abstract

Environmental destructions have occurred worldwide and have been a major concern to living entities. To prevent or escape them, reduction of public pollution problems and temperature increases, and maintenance of the present conditions are essential. Thus, the biodiversities directly connected with these problems have been paid attention to, discussed, and analyzed repeatedly. Particularly, some disappearing species of higher plants and animals have routinely been news sources, but microorganisms including fungi have been neglected, although their significance has been emphasized in relation to degradation of natural resources, as well as to their movement and relocation. Biodiversity problems include qualitative and quantitative aspects and their influences to our life. Qualitatively it is essential to know as many fungal species as possible. But recent molecular techniques have suggested numerous unknown, unidentified microorganisms may be detected or isolated from nature.

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