Edited by Vincent S.F.T. Merckx


Edited by Vincent S.F.T. Merckx

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc. price (info) $ 203.11

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Publication date: 06 December 2012

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ISBN: 1461452082 ISBN 13: 9781461452089


This book explores the biology of mycoheterotrophs - plants sustained by fungi - with insight on their ecology, diversity and evolution. Lavishly supplemented with illustrations and photographs, it provides a varied, wide-ranging overview of mycoheterotrophy. Top page

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Over the course of evolution, several plant lineages have found ways to obtain water, minerals, and carbohydrates from fungi. Some plants are able exploit fungi to such extent that they lose the need for photosynthesis. The ability of a plant to live on fungal carbon is known as mycoheterotrophy. This intriguing process has fascinated botanists for centuries, yet many aspects of mycoheterotrophy have remained elusive for a long time. Mycoheterotrophic Flowering Plants explores the biology of mycoheterotrophs, offering general insights into their ecology, diversity, and evolution. Written by renowned experts in the field and bolstered with lavish illustrations and photographs, this volume provides a thematic overview of different aspects of mycoheterotrophy. Comprehensive and readily accessible, Mycoheterotrophic Flowering Plants is a valuable resource for researchers and students who are interested in the process of mycoheterotrophy. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

City: New York, NY

Pages: 409

More info: height 254 mm width 178 mm weight 884 gr thickness 25 mm

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Age recommended: Professional and scholarly

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC23) 571.2 Library of Congress Subject: QH301-705 Life sciences

Departments: Plant ecology; Botany & plant sciences;

Record updated at: 24 October, 2014 time: 15:44

Summary Mycoheterotrophy 1 Mycoheterotrophy: An introduction Vincent S. F. T. Merckx 2. Taxonomy and classification Vincent S. F. T. Merckx, John V. Freudenstein, Jonathan Kissling, Maarten J. M. Christenhusz, Raymond E. Stotler, Barbara Crandall-Stotler, Norman Wickett, Paula J. Rudall, Hiltje Maas-van de Kamer, and Paul J. M. Maas 3. Biogeography and conservation Vincent S. F. T. Merckx, Erik F. Smets, and Chelsea D. Specht 4. Subterranean morphology and mycorrhizal structures Stephan Imhof, Hugues B. Massicotte, Lewis H. Melville, and R. Larry Peterson 5. Evolution and diversification Vincent S.F.T. Merckx, Constantijn B. Mennes, Kabir G. Peay, and Jozsef Geml 6. Progress and prospects for the ecological genetics of mycoheterotrophs D. Lee Taylor, Craig F. Barrett, Gemma E. Beatty, Sarah E. Hopkins, Aaron H. Kennedy, and Matthew R. Klooster 7. Species interactions of mycoheterotrophic plants - specialization and its potential consequences Richard J. Waterman, Heiko Hentrich, Matthew R. Klooster, and Martin I. Bidartondo 8. The physiological ecology of mycoheterotrophy Nicole A. Hynson, Thomas Madsen, Marc-Andre Selosse, Iris K. U. Adam, Yuki Ogura-Tsujita, Melanie Roy, and Gerhard Gebauer Top page

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