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dc.contributor.author Griffith, Gareth W.
dc.contributor.author Easton, Gary L.
dc.contributor.author Jones, Andrew W.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-04T15:26:35Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-04T15:26:35Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-04
dc.identifier.citation Griffith , G W , Easton , G L & Jones , A W 2010 , ' Ecology and diversity of waxcap (Hygrocybe spp.) fungi ' Unknown Journal , pp. 7-22 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 142487
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3930
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3930
dc.description Griffith, G. W., Easton, G. L., Jones, A. W. (2002). Ecology and diversity of waxcap (Hygrocybe spp.) fungi.   Botanical Journal of Scotland, 54, 7-22 en
dc.description.abstract Members of the genus Hygrocybe are ubiquitous and colourful components of many undisturbed and nutrient-poor grasslands in the UK. Through a number of detailed surveys of the distribution of Hygrocybe spp. and of genera showing similar patterns of occurrence (e.g. Clavaria spp., Entoloma spp., Geoglossum spp.) a picture is gradually emerging of the more important ¿waxcap grassland¿ sites, and of those species in greatest need of protection. Waxcap fungi are far from ideal experimental organisms which explains why so little has been published about the biology and ecology. They cannot be cultured on laboratory media and the correct conditions for inducing spores of most species to germinate have yet to be established. Nevertheless approaches such as isotope ratio mass spectrometry and the use of molecular biology techniques are beginning to provide an insight into the role played by these organisms in grassland ecosystems, and why they are so adversely affected by many agricultural practices. Current field experiments at various sites including Sourhope near Kelso will also permit investigations into waxcap ecology to be correlated with parallel studies of other members of the soil biota. en
dc.format.extent 16 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Unknown Journal en
dc.title Ecology and diversity of waxcap (Hygrocybe spp.) fungi en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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