Hypocreales is an important group of fungi that includes plant pathogens such as Claviceps spp., Gibberella spp., and Nectria spp. and biocontrol agents like Trichoderma spp., as well as antibiotic producers, mycotoxigenic species, and endophytes. Hypocreales of the Southeastern United States: An Identification Guide is an extensive manual that covers over 100 species and 20 different genera. It includes a diagnostic description for each species, their known geographic regions of distribution, helpful notes about the species, and relevant literature. Each species is illustrated with up to ten color images that show the fruiting bodies on the substratum as well as microscopic characteristics of both the sexual and asexual state.This identification guide covers an order of fungi of economic significance ranging from virulent plant pathogens and producers of powerful antibiotics to effective agents of biological control and sources of potent mycotoxins. It brings together authors who are world experts on Hypocreales, and although directed at species in the Southeastern United States, including North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia, many of these species have a worldwide distribution, making the book useful to plant pathologists, ecologists, and mycologists everywhere.
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