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Classical methods and modern analysis for studying fungal diversityAuthor(s): John Paul Schmit
Source: Fungal community : its organization and role in the ecosystem. Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, 2005: ISBN: 0824723554: 9780824723552: pages 193-214.
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DescriptionIn this chapter, we examine the use of classical methods to study fungal diversity. Classical methods rely on the direct observation of fungi, rather than sampling fungal DNA. We summarize a wide variety of classical methods, including direct sampling of fungal fruiting bodies, incubation of substrata in moist chambers, culturing of endophytes, and particle plating. We also cite and discuss study designs for documenting diversity and monitoring species, and analytical methods that have been used for data produced using classical methods. Selected examples of such mycological studies are cited so they may serve as models for future research.
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CitationSchmit, John Paul. 2005. Classical methods and modern analysis for studying fungal diversity. Fungal community : its organization and role in the ecosystem. Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, 2005: ISBN: 0824723554: 9780824723552: pages 193-214.
KeywordsFungi, cultures and culture media, sampling, methodology, species diversity, ecology, fungal communities, mycological surveys, culture methods
- Classical Methods and Modern Analysis for Studying Fungal Diversity
- Statistical techniques for sampling and monitoring natural resources
- Preservation and distribution of fungal cultures
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