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A Plague upon Your House

Nicholas P. Money

in Carpet Monsters and Killer Spores: A Natural History of Toxic Mold

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172270
eISBN:
9780199790258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172270.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter considers other fungi that grow in buildings. Meruliporia incrassata has become a frequent problem in California, where its massive rootlike organs, called rhizomorphs, snake into homes ... More


The Chocaholic Mushroom

Nicholas P. Money

in Triumph of the Fungi: A Rotten History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195189711
eISBN:
9780199790265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189711.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

The pods of the tropical plant cacao, Theobroma cacao, are the source of chocolate. This crop is afflicted by a multitude of fungal diseases, including witches’ broom, frosty pod rot, and black pod. ... More


Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard

Nicholas P. Money

in Mr. Bloomfield's Orchard: The Mysterious World of Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycologists

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195154573
eISBN:
9780199790272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154573.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Microbiology

This chapter discusses the plant diseases caused by fungi. Fungi cause more plant diseases than all other enemies combined. Since the beginning of agriculture, livelihoods and lives have been lost to ... More


Parasites on the Conifers

E. C. Pielou

in The World of Northern Evergreens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801477409
eISBN:
9780801463037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801477409.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses the wood-destroying fungi that cause wood to rot, decompose, or decay. These fungi are vital in the maintenance of living, growing forests. Without them, dead woody debris, ... More


Ecosystem Influences of Fungus-Growing Termites in the Dry Paleotropics

Gregor W. Schuurman

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Macrotermitinae are a sub-family of termites known for their digestive mutualism with a monophyletic group of basidiomycetes or white-rot-fungi (Termitomyces spp.). This fungus-growing strategy has ... More


Staging a Greater German Republic: Cross-Border Republican Rallies

Erin R. Hochman

in Imagining a Greater Germany: Republican Nationalism and the Idea of Anschluss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704444
eISBN:
9781501706066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704444.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the use of cross-border visits and motifs in political commemorations and rallies. In particular, it looks at the relationship between the Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold and ... More


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