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Myxomycetes A Handbook of Slime Molds

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ISBN-10: 0881924393

ISBN-13: 9780881924398

Edition: 1994

Authors: Steven L. Stephenson, Henry Stempen

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Steven L. Stephenson is a research professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, where he served as director of a worldwide project funded by the National Science Foundation to document the distribution of all the slime molds and their relatives. Prior to this he taught biology at Fairmont State University in West Virginia for nearly three decades. Dr. Stephenson has studied fungi and slime molds on six continents in climates ranging from the tropics to the polar regions of both the Arctic and Subantarctic. He is author/co-author of numerous publications, including Myxomycetes: A Handbook of Slime Molds (Timber Press, 1994) and Edible and Poisonous Mushrooms of the World (Timber…    

Preface
List of Illustrated Species
Introduction to Myxomycetes
What are Myxomycetes?
Life Cycles
Other Slime Molds
Biological Research with Myxomycetes
Structural Features of Myxomycetes
The Plasmodium
Types of Fruiting Bodies
Components of a Fruiting Body
Collection, Culture, and Study of Myxomycetes
Collection of Myxomycetes in Nature
Moist Chamber Cultures
Preparation of Material for Study
Distribution of Myxomycetes Around the World
Geographical Distribution
Snowbank Species
High-Latitude Species
Desert Species
Species Associated with Particular Habitats
Ecology of Myxomycetes
Trophic Stages
Substrate Relationships
Fruiting Season
Insect Associates
Myxomyceticolous Fungi
Bryophyte-Myxomycete Associations
Myxomycete-Human Relationships
Classification and Identification
Taxonomic Names
Keys to Orders and Selected Species
Descriptions of Species
Glossary
References
Index