This new book is the essential reference for the identification of moulds for all those who work with these fungi, whether they be professionals or students.
The book presents detailed information on 1,480 accepted genera of hyphomycetes, and 1,420 synonyms or names of uncertain identity. Each accepted genus is described using a standardized set of key words, connections with sexual stages (teleomorphs) and synanamorphs are listed, along with known substrates or hosts, number of described species, and continental distribution. When available, accession numbers for representative DNA barcodes are listed. A complete bibliography is provided for each genus, giving the reader full access to the literature. Most genera are illustrated by newly prepared line drawings, including many genera that have never been properly illustrated before, arranged as a visual synoptic key.
More than 200 color photographs supplement the line drawings.
Diagnostic keys are provided for some taxonomic and ecological groups.
Appendices include an integrated classification of hyphomycete genera in the phylogenetic fungal system, a list of teleomorph-anamorph connections, and a glossary of technical terms. With its combination of information on
classical morphological taxonomy, molecular phylogeny and DNA diagnostics, this book is an effective modern resource for researchers working on microfungi.