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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Mycology and the wider world


Find out about some ground breaking research into the chemical signalling that controls the shape and form of fungi

Fungiflex - the untold story

Get close to understanding the structure of the first fungal hormonal compounds to be chemically characterised

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Tired of real life?

Then CLICK ON THE GRAPHIC, because you need to try David Moore's

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It's the only computer program available for creating life-like three-dimensional simulations of growing fungal mycelia and tissues.

Best of all, the program is distributed as freeware you can download from this website

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ONLINE RESOURCES - just a click away

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We should know more about fungi. They have killed us, saved us and served us since before written records began. Find out more about fungi in our online Exposé of Kingdom Fungi

If there was a monster weighing over a hundred tonnes rampaging through the forests of Michigan eating the trees, you should know about it, right? 

Could keep you awake at night. I can understand. Trust me. I sympathize. You might lie there worrying that your legs could fall off.

What? They haven’t told you about that either? Not a word?

CLICK HERE and I'll blow the whistle; even if the black-clad agents of the Fungal Bureau of Investigation do come hammering down my door.

Blogs about medical mycology

  1. Do you want a career in clinical sciences or research in Medical Mycology? Visit the MSc in Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester.
  2. The Aspergillus Website is a comprehensive resource about the fungus Aspergillus and the diseases it can cause (aspergillosis)
  3. Psychogenic fungi in human cultural history (blog about the cultural history, the mycological properties, the psychological effects and the risks and harms of psychotropic mushrooms by Anne Stephanos M.A. (original in German)
  4. Psychogenic fungi in human cultural history (Google translation into English) of the blog by Anne Stephanos
  5. The Cyclosporine story
  6. The Diflucan story
  7. The Ergot Alkaloids
  8. The Statins
  9. More about Statins
  10. Patenting Statins
  11. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Auricularia
  12. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Cordyceps
  13. Traditional Chinese Medicinal Ganoderma
  14. Medicinal Shiitake/shiang-gu (Lentinula edodes)
  15. Medicinal Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)
  16. Nutritional value of fungi
  17. Chinese remedies for cancer
  18. Mycoses
  19. Filamentous fungal growth kinetics: a review contributed by Liam J. McNulty
  20. The life and times of the webmaster
  21. Click here to visit my Amazon Author page

Teaching and Training resources

  1. Want to know what they do in the MSc in Medical Mycology at the University of Manchester? Check out their new (free) ibook: Illustrative Cases in Medical Mycology at:
  2. You might also be interested in the CARE Fungal KnowledgeBank a free app that comprises training modules about fungal diseases and their management. Developed by the University of Manchester in partnership with Gilead Sciences Europe Ltd.
  3. Quick reference resources for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and other professionals
  4. NOW TRY THIS: Online version of the 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
  5. Be a time traveller! Take a trip into Deep Time
  6. Fungi4schools, the best source of resources for teachers of primary, through secondary and onto post-16 students. Read more...
  7. The Children's University of Manchester
  8. Zen and the Art of Science
  9. It's all Greek to me, except for the bits that are in Latin...
  10. 解讀真菌之形態發育
  11. Wie unsere Welt ohne Pilze aussähe MP4 podcastwdr_fernsehen_quarks_und_co_20141007.mp4
  12. PDF zur Sendung: Heimliche Herrscher - die wundersame Welt der Pilze - mit Videos (PDF-Download: 89 MB)
  13. Galleries of royalty-free photographs
  14. World of Fungi recommended books
  15. Recommended weblinks
  16. Click here to e-mail the webmaster


Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life


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A unique account of life's evolution using the most recent research

Weaves the evolution of fungi into the evolution of life on planet Earth

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Coprinopsis: an autobiography

My autobiographical account of a 50-year research career

Coprinopsis: an autobiography


Coprinopsis: an autobiography

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As a printed paperback book:

As a PDF with live hyperlinks to referenced publications


Books you will need to study fungi properly
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Coprinopsis: an autobiography
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21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
Fungal Conservation: Issues and Solutions
Essential Fungal Genetics
Slayers, Saviors, Servants, and Sex
Fungal Morphogenesis
Patterns in Fungal Development
Evolutionary Biology of the Fungi
Developmental Biology of Higher Fungi


ONLINE RESOURCES - just a click away

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The most complete and fully illustrated online catalogue of stamps and postal labels featuring fungi

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