New APS PRESS Mycology Title Offers Stunning Coverage of Tropical Fungi (English and Spanish Editions available)
St. Paul, Minn (June 2015)—APS PRESS announces a new mycology reference and textbook that provides critical information on all major groups of fungi found throughout the world’s tropical regions.
This new and important book, titled Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics, offers thorough coverage of Basidiomycota, Ascomycota, lichens, further groups of true fungi, Straminipila (Heterokonta), and slime molds found in the world’s tropical regions—including their etymology, systematics, geographical distribution, ecology, morphology, life cycles, biochemical aspects, and their importance to humans.
In total, roughly 1,000 fungi and fungus-like organisms are covered in this comprehensive book written by Dr. Meike Piepenbring, an internationally recognized expert who has taught tropical mycology for nearly 20 years, as well as written more than 100 articles and book chapters on the subject. Producing Spanish and English editions simultaneously is a first for APS PRESS and was made possible with the help of multiple financial sponsors.
While the book’s title suggests that those with backgrounds in tropical mycology will find it useful, this book provides basic knowledge on fungal diversity for academics, professionals, and enthusiasts in any branch of mycology. It enables users to recognize fungal groups in the field, analyze cellular structures, and understand the ecological importance of fungi.
Introduction to Mycology in the Tropics provides a range of features that make this book that are both informational and user friendly:
This comprehensive book also applies to a wide range of disciplines outside of mycology, including phytopathology, medicine, naturalism, ecology, botany, zoology, chemistry, biotechnology, and food engineering. Visit www.shopapspress.org to learn more about this and other important titles from APS PRESS.
Book Specifications and Data
English Edition: ©2015; 8.5” × 11” hardcover; 366 pages; 211 figures; 4 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-459-4Spanish Edition: ©2015; 8.5” × 11” hardcover; 366 pages; 211 figures; 4 pounds; ISBN 978-0-89054-456-3
This title is published by The American Phytopathological Society (APS) and can be purchased from APS PRESS. The English-language version is $189 plus S&H. The Spanish-language version is $99.
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