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The Fifth Kingdom is a mycology textbook. The book has been adopted by over 40 universities and colleges around the world. The book is also popular with amateur and professional mycologists.
Find out about fungi - explore The Fifth Kingdom Table of Contents: Preface (not available online) Acknowledgments Introduction: "Learn about Fungi? Who? Me?" Chap 1: Kingdoms, Classification and Biodiversity - full text and pictures Chap 2a: Protozoan "pseudofungi" - the so-called Slime Moulds - pictures Chap 2b: Simple Fungi - Chytridiomycota, Hyphochytriomycota, Oomycota - pictures Chap 3a: Eumycotan Fungi - full text and pictures Chap 3b: Phylum Zygomycota - Zygomycetes & Trichomycetes - full text and pictures Chap 4a: Phylum Dikaryomycota, Ascomycotina - asci, ascomata, anamorphs - full text and pictures Chap 4b: Ascomycetes: - Taphrinales to Dothideales - full text and pictures Chap 5a: Subphylum Basidiomycotina: - Introduction - pictures Chap 5b: Basidiomycetes: - Exobasidiales to Aphyllophorales - pictures Chap 5c: Basidiomycetes: Agaricales - Agaricaceae to Strophariaceae - pictures Chap 5d: Basidiomycetes: - Tricholomataceae to Strobilomycetaceae - pictures Chap 5e: Basidiomycetes: - Gasteromycetes - Sclerodermatales to Phallales - pictures Chap 5f: Basidiomycetes: - Tremellales to Ustilaginales - pictures Chap 6: Yeasts - Polyphyletic Fungi - pictures Chap 7: Lichens - Dual Organisms - pictures Chap 8: Spore Dispersal in Fungi - Airborne spores and allergy Chap 9: Fungal Physiology Chap 10: Fungal Genetics - Mendelian and Molecular Chap 11a: Fungal Ecology: - The succession of coprophilous fungi - pictures Chap 11b: Fungal Ecology: part 2 - Fungi in streams and ponds- pictures Chap 11c: Fungal Ecology: part 3 - Fungal succession in decay of pine needles- pictures Chap 12: Fungal Plant Pathology in Agriculture and Forestry - pictures Chap 13: Fungicides - pictures Chap 14: Fungi as Agents of Biocontrol - pictures Chap 15: Fungi Exploiting Microscopic Animals - pictures Chap 16: Mutualistic Symbioses between Fungi and Animals - pictures Chap 17: Mycorrhizas - Mutualistic Plant-Fungus Symbioses - pictures Chap 18: Fungi as food - Mycophagy - pictures Chap 19: Fungi in Food Processing - pictures Chap 20: Food Spoilage by Fungi, and its Prevention - pictures Chap 21: Mycotoxins in Food and Feed - pictures Chap 22: Poisonous and Hallucinogenic Fungi - pictures Chap 23: Medical Mycology - pictures Glossary