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Lichen Biology

2nd Edition

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T. H. Nash III, T. Friedl, B. Büdel, R. Honegger, C. Scheidegger, S. Scherrer, J. A. Elix, E. Stocker-Wörgötter, R. P. Beckett, I. Kranner, F. V. Minibayeva, T. G. A. Green, O. L. Lange, K. Palmqvist, L. Dahlman, A. Jonsson, D. Fahselt, M. R. D. Seaward, D. J. Galloway, A. Tehler, M. Wedin, A. Hager
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521692168

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  • Lichens are symbiotic organisms in which fungi and algae and/or cyanobacteria form an intimate biological union. This diverse group is found in almost all terrestrial habitats from the tropics to polar regions. In this second edition, four completely new chapters cover recent developments in the study of these fascinating organisms, including lichen genetics and sexual reproduction, stress physiology and symbiosis, and the carbon economy and environmental role of lichens. The whole text has been fully updated, with chapters covering anatomical, morphological and developmental aspects; the contribution of the unique secondary metabolites produced by lichens to medicine and the pharmaceutical industry; patterns of lichen photosynthesis and respiration in relation to different environmental conditions; the role of lichens in nitrogen fixation and mineral cycling; and the use of lichens as indicators of air pollution. This is a valuable reference for both students and researchers interested in lichenology.

    • Contains new chapters on sexual reproduction; stress physiology and symbiosis; the carbon economy of lichens; and the environmental role of lichens
    • Carefully selected team of chapter authors ensures authoritative and even coverage
    • Comprehensive coverage (including anatomy, morphology, physiology, ecology, systematics), and fully updated throughout
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    "This completely updated second edition, with four new chapters, will bring any library collection up to date on lichen biology and complement current holdings."
    L. Swatzell for Choice

    "... provides a wonderfully complete picture of these wonderful hybrid organisms, from their development and physiology to their important ecological roles. This book belongs in all college and university libraries as well as the shelves of those teaching advanced courses in plant biology that in any way touches topics important to lichens (e.g. stress physiology)."
    Douglas Darnowski for Plant Science Bulletin

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521692168
    • length: 502 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 173 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 200 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface T. H. Nash III
    1. Introduction T. H. Nash III
    2. Photobionts T. Friedl and B. Büdel
    3. Mycobionts R. Honegger
    4. Thallus morphology and anatomy B. Büdel and C. Scheidegger
    5. Morphogenesis R. Honegger
    6. Sexual reproduction in lichen-forming ascomycetes R. Honegger and S. Scherrer
    7. Biochemistry and secondary metabolites J. A. Elix and E. Stocker-Wörgötter
    8. Stress physiology and the symbiosis R. P. Beckett, I. Kranner and F. V. Minibayeva
    9. Physiological ecology of carbon dioxide exchange T. G. A. Green, T. H. Nash III and O. L. Lange
    10. The carbon economy of lichens K. Palmqvist, L. Dahlman, A. Jonsson and T. H. Nash III
    11. Nitrogen, its metabolism and potential contribution to ecosystems T. H. Nash III
    12. Nutrients, elemental accumulation and mineral cycling T. H. Nash III
    13. Individuals and populations of lichens D. Fahselt
    14. Environmental role of lichens M. R. D. Seaward
    15. Lichen sensitivity to air pollution T. H. Nash III
    16. Lichen biogeography D. J. Galloway
    17. Systematics of lichenized fungi A. Tehler and M. Wedin
    Appendix. Culture methods for lichens and lichen symbionts E. Stocker-Wörgötter and A. Hager

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    Thomas H. Nash, III, Arizona State University
    Thomas H. Nash III is Professor of Plant Biology in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. He has over 35 years teaching experience in Ecology, Lichenology and Statistics, and has taught in Austria (Fulbright Fellowship) and conducted research in Australia, Germany (junior and senior von Humbolt Foundation fellowships), Mexico and South America, and the USA. He has co-authored five previous books and over 200 scientific articles.


    T. H. Nash III, T. Friedl, B. Büdel, R. Honegger, C. Scheidegger, S. Scherrer, J. A. Elix, E. Stocker-Wörgötter, R. P. Beckett, I. Kranner, F. V. Minibayeva, T. G. A. Green, O. L. Lange, K. Palmqvist, L. Dahlman, A. Jonsson, D. Fahselt, M. R. D. Seaward, D. J. Galloway, A. Tehler, M. Wedin, A. Hager

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