The available literature on freshwater fungi is limited. Over the subsequent years a considerable volume of scientific papers have appeared scattered throughout numerous journals. There is therefore no recent synthesis of the subject and this is the objective of the proposed book. Freshwater habitats are rich in fungi with some 3,000 described species, most of papers focussing on their identification, substrata they grow on and world distribution. However, these fungi play an important role in the freshwater ecosystem, and are primarily involved in the breakdown of leaf litter contributing food for detritus feeders. Our book will bring together a wide range of acclaimed mycologists to review recent developments on the biology and ecology of freshwater fungi, particularly their molecular phylogeny, biodiversity, causative diseases of freshwater amphibians, fishes and invertebrate animals, decomposition of leaf litter, stream pollution and their potential role in bioremediation.
Up-to-date overview of the morphology, molecular phylogeny and biodiversity of freshwater fungi Highlights the essential role of fungi in the freshwater ecosystem Reviews recent developments on the causative diseases of freshwater amphibians, fishes and invertebrate animals, decomposition of leaf litter, stream pollution and their potential role in bioremediation
Kevin D Hyde, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand; E. B. Gareth Jones, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Ka-Lai Pang, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan (R.O.C.)