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Welcome to David Moore's World of Fungi

This is an interactive website of general fungal biology that covers the whole range of mycology

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A unique account of life's evolution using the most recent research, and weaving evolution of fungi into its rightful place in the evolution of eukaryotes.

 

 

Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life

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Heimliche Herrscher:

Wie unsere Welt ohne Pilze aussähe

Pilze werden unterschätzt. Sie sind weit mehr als nur ein Nahrungsmittel und aus unserem Alltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ohne sie sähe die industrialisierte Welt anders aus: Käse, Limo, Brot – all das gäbe es nicht, würden Pilze nicht im Verborgenen bei ihrer Herstellung helfen. Dasselbe gilt für Medikamente, für wichtige chemische Prozesse und für zahlreiche Nutztiere und Pflanzen. Gäbe es keine Pilze, wäre unsere Welt nicht mehr dieselbe.

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PDF zur Sendung: Heimliche Herrscher - die wundersame Welt der Pilze - mit Videos (PDF-Download: 89 MB)

MP4 podcast: wdr_fernsehen_quarks_und_co_20141007.mp4

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My autobiographical account of my 50-year research career.

Coprinopsis: an autobiography

 

Coprinopsis: an autobiography

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As printed paperback book: Amazon.co.uk

As a PDF with live hyperlinks to referenced publications

Section 1: Introduction

  1. How old is Kingdom fungi?
  2. What use is Kingdom Fungi?
  3. Fungi in natural ecosystems
  4. Morphogenesis and developmental biology
  5. 21st century fungi
  6. 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
  7. A fungus-like root for the eukaryote tree
  8. A Day in Your Life [downloads a PDF presentation showing your every day use of fungi]
  9. Fungi for better health and environment [downloads a PDF presentation showing an overview of fungi, their place in the natural world and impact on human affairs.]

 

 

Section 2: Filamentous fungal growth kinetics: a review contributed by Liam J. McNulty

  1. Measurement methodologies
  2. Describing hyphal branching
  3. Describing the evolution of biomass
  4. Describing branching patterns
  5. Tropism and Hyphal Interactions
  6. Opinions
  7. References and further reading
  8. 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi

Section 3: World of Cyberfungi

  1. The Neighbour-Sensing model of hyphal growth
  2. Operating manuals
  3. Install the Neighbour-sensing program onto your own hard-disk (after installation look for the icon on your desktop)

Our installation package for World of Cyberfungi installs our files in your <C:\Program Files> directory. If you ever want to remove the World of Cyberfungi from your hard-disk you can do so using the Uninstall a program option on your system's Control Panel.

  1. Modelling the gravitropic response of the mushroom stem
  2. References for Neighbour-Sensing publications
  3. References for papers about gravitropisms
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Section 4: Blogs about medical mycology

  1. The Cyclosporine story
  2. The Diflucan story
  3. The Ergot Alkaloids
  4. The Statins
  5. More about Statins
  6. Patenting Statins
  7. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Auricularia
  8. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Cordyceps
  9. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Ganoderma
  10. Medicinal Shiitake/shiang-gu (Lentinula edodes)
  11. Medicinal Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
  12. Nutritional value of fungi
  13. Chinese remedies for cancer
  14. Mycoses

Section 5: Blogs about general fungal biology

  1. Mostly mushroom farming
  2. The Potato Murrain, 1845 -1846
  3. The biology of mycorrhizas
  4. Introduction to bioremediation
  5. Fungal evolution
  6. A fungus-like root for the eukaryote tree
  7. A Day in Your Life [downloads a PDF presentation showing your every day use of fungi]
  8. 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
  9. GUIDEBOOK CORRIGENDA Free download of the (few) corrections to the published (first-printing) text of the 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
  10. Fungi for better health and environment [downloads a PDF presentation showing an overview of fungi, their place in the natural world and impact on human affairs.]
  11. The Ted Pitman Gallery of Fungus Sculptures in Porcelain

Section 6: Teaching resources

  1. World of Fungi recommended books
  2. The life and times of the webmaster
  3. Click here to visit my Amazon Author page
  4. Be a time traveller! Take a trip into Deep Time
  5. Fungi4schools, the best source of resources for teachers of primary, through secondary and onto post-16 students. Read more...
  6. The Children's University of Manchester
  7. Zen and the Art of Science
  8. It's all Greek to me, except for the bits that are in Latin...
  9. 解讀真菌之形態發育
  10. Galleries of royalty-free photographs
  11. Recommended weblinks
  12. Click here to e-mail the webmaster

 

 

Books you will need to study fungi properly:

[Click on the thumbnail of the cover for more information] [CLICK HERE to visit my Amazon Author page]
Developmental Biology of Higher Fungi Evolutionary Biology of the Fungi Patterns in Fungal Development Fungal Morphogenesis Slayers, Saviors, Servants, and Sex Essential Fungal Genetics Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi Origin and Emergence of Life 20% DISCOUNT OFFER Coprinopsis: an autobiography

Developmental Biology of Higher Fungi

Evolutionary Biology of the Fungi

Patterns in Fungal Development

Fungal Morphogenesis

Slayers, Saviors, Servants, and Sex

Essential Fungal Genetics

Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions

21st Century Guidebook to Fungi

Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life

Coprinopsis: an autobiography

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