Keys to families and genera and excellent illustrations make this spiral-bound manual an easy-to-use resource. Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi, Third Edition helps readers identify rust fungi and introduces the spore states, life cycles, and morphological diversity of the Uredinales. Thoroughly revised and updated – and more than 100 pages longer than the previous edition – this third edition provides many exciting new features including eight full-page color plates containing more than 60 photographs that illustrate various signs and symptoms of rust fungi. This new edition also presents 134 valuable black and white drawings and illustrations. Other useful additions for the reader include an extensive list of general references on rust fungi, a list of descriptive manuals and regional flora, a list of authors’ names, recommended abbreviations, and a glossary of mycological terms.The extensive introductory chapters provide standard concepts of morphology, life cycles, and taxonomy of rust fungi as well as straightforward tools for identifying samples to each genus. Students and researchers will appreciate the general information covered here:
The main body of the book consists of descriptions, illustrations, and keys to 120 holomorph genera and 13 anamorph genera of rust fungi worldwide. Each genus description includes information on the pertinent microscopic features, species type, number of included species, hosts, distribution, relevant literature, and drawings or micrographs of diagnostic features.This comprehensive and highly anticipated revision of the sold-out previous edition will be an essential resource for mycologists, plant pathologists, forest pathologists, plant taxonomists, plant quarantine officers, biology teachers, students and anyone interested in diagnosing and learning about rust fungi.
“…will certainly maintain the position of the ‘illustrated genera of rust fungi’ as a most valuable, high standard tool for mycologists and plant pathologists. It should be available in each library concerned with these fields.” -- Journal of Phytopathology
“…each genus is illustrated with excellent line drawings...anyone who receives plant-associated fungi for identification, this reference is essential!” -- Inoculum
"Illustrated Genera of Rust Fungi is highly recommended for college and university libraries."-- E-Streams
"...the presentation is refreshing and forward-looking. The authors are to be congratulated on having taken the time to make so much of their almost unparalleled expertise on rust fungi accessible to mycologists at large."-- Mycological Research
"The previous editions are often mentioned in reference lists which also no doubt this new one will also be. This publication will be most valuable for beginners as well as for experienced mycologists studying this interesting order of fungi."-- Mycologia Balcanica
"…an excellent monograph…without any doubt this book will be welcomed by plant pathologists and mycologists all over the world and should be present in all botanical and agricultural libraries."-- Journal of Plant Protection Research
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