This interactive DVD is a continuation of the Mycology Volume 1 DVD on lower fungi and shows typical examples of the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota both in video clips (summarized in 179 chapters) and approximately 270 slides. Both classes of fungi are described generally by their characteristic properties. The organisms are presented according to taxonomic principles, followed by a detailed description of the individual species, its development and reproduction. Each one is visually represented by either an actual microscopic slide view or a combination of line drawing and microscopic view time lapse animation.
With about 1.5 million species estimated to exist worldwide, members of the kingdom Fungi represent one of the largest biodiversity resources of our planet, fulfilling crucial ecological roles especially in terrestrial ecosystems. Fungi are also one of the most diverse groups or organisms in terms of taxonomy, morphology and life cycles. These aspects are covered in Mycology Volume 1 and Mycology Volume 2, the long-awaited second edition of the original videodiscs published in 1990-1994. Mycology Volume 2 includes typical representatives of the two Divisons of "Higher Fungi" - the Ascomycota and Basidiomycota. Both are very large groups with many examples of fungi of economic significance, e.g., plant and animal pathogens, mycorrhizal symbionts, agents of decay and industrial fermentations, sources of food and as subjects for scientific research. The video clips include many spectacular time-lapse sequences, e.g., fungal growth and spore puffing. The contents of Mycology Volume 1 and Mycology Volume 2 have been extensively rearranged following a modern taxonomic framework. A well-structured menu facilitates easy access to all sequences and images at the click of a button. These interactive DVD will be indispensable teaching tools for university classes as well as adult education classes, high schools, natural history societies and other groups of people interested in the exciting and mysterious world of the fungi.
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