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General Mycology

Doctor Fungus
    This is an on-line reference to many things relevant to medical mycology including fungal agents, infections, diagnosis, anti-fungal agents, sick building syndrome, etc.


Mycological Resources on the Internet


University of Wisconsin Medical Mycology Website


The Fungal Genetics Stock Center
     "The Fungal Genetics Stock Center was established to preserve fungal strains that were finding important use in genetics research. FSGC is a resource available to the Fungal Genetics research community and to educational and research organizations in general."


     Want to identify a mushroom?  MycoKey is a synoptic key for determination of genera of fungi


     The North American Mycological Association is an organization of individuals, families and local clubs dedicated to the study and enjoyment of mushrooms.


British Mycological Society
     "The BMS is broadly based. Founded in 1896 in Selby, Yorkshire, it now has about 2000 members from all over the world with interests ranging from those who simply enjoy seeing 'nature' at large and are curious to know more about where and how fungi operate in the environment, to professional mycologists who earn a living through involvement with, or exploitation of, this fascinating group of organisms."


     "MYCONET is an international mycological journal intended for the documentation of selected mycosystematic files published on the Internet. New files accepted for publication will simultanously be published on the Internet and as hard copies in MYCONET.

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Organism Specific Websites
Valley Fever Center for Excellence (Coccidioidomycosis)
      "Valley Fever is primarily a disease of the lungs that is common in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis, which grows in soils in areas of low rainfall, high summer temperatures, and moderate winter temperatures."


The Aspergillus Website
      "This site is designed to provide information on pathogenic Aspergilli for clinicians and scientific researchers. The site includes DNA sequence data, a comprehensive bibliographic database, laboratory protocols, treatment information and discussion groups."


University of Wisconsin Blastomycosis dermatitidis Website


University of Minnesota Candida albicans
     "The Candida albicans information pages on the Alces WWW Server support our efforts to build a complete physical map of the chromosomes. The server provides the means to rapidly distribute to the Candida research community recent data from the project and other information about Candida molecular genetics."


Saccharomyces Genome Database
     "SGD is a scientific database of the molecular biology and genetics of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which is commonly known as baker's or budding yeast"


Zoosporic Fungi Online
     "We hope this site will inform readers as to what is being done with zoospore-producing fungi, including our own research, and stimulate others to study these exciting fungi and fungus-like organisms."


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Interesting Web Sites for Microbiology Students
American Society for Microbiology


UT Molecular Genetics and Microbiology




The Fifth Kingdom Online
This is a pictorial supplement of the book The Fifth Kingdom (by Bryce Kendrick), which provides a succinct view of many of the topics you will study this semester.    The book (available on reserve at the library) itself may be useful in supplementing your studies.  (the website less so, since it's mostly just color pictures)  The book can make the difference in overcoming any difficulty in understanding certain concepts.


Yahoo Microbiology Index http://www.yahoo.com/Science/Biology/Microbiology

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Suggested Readings

Medical Mycology, Kwon-Chung and Bennett

 QR 245, K86, 1992

Ainsworth & Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi, 8th ed., Hawksworth, Krik, Sutton & Pegler

QK603, A5, 1995

Introductory Mycology, 4th ed., Alexopoulos, Blackwell and Mims

QK 603, A55, 1996

Fundamentals of the Fungi, 4th ed., Moore-Landecker

QK 603, M62, 1996

The Fungi, Carlile and Watkinson

 QK 603, C257, 1994

The Fifth Kingdom, 2nd ed., Kendrick

 QK 603, K46, 1992

Medical Mycology, 3rd ed., Rippon

RC 117, R5, 1988

Fungal Dimorphism: With Emphasis on Fungi Pathogenic for Humans, Szaniszlo

QR 245, 1985

Laboratory Handbook of Medical Mycology, McGinnis

RC 117, E56, 1980

Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 7th ed., Murray et al.

QR 46, M425, 1999

The Fungal Holomorph: Mitotic, Meiotic, and Pleomorphic Speciation in Fungal Systematics, Reynolds and Taylor (eds)

QK 603.2, F86, 1993

Dimorphic Fungi in Biology and Medicine, Vanden Bossche, Odds and Kerridge (eds)

QR 245, D55, 1993

Medical Mycology and Human Mycoses, Beneke and Rogers

QR245, B46, 1996

Microbiology and Microbial Infections, Topley and Wilsonís, 9th ed., Vol. 4

QR46, T6, 1998

Medical Mycology: A Practical Approach, Evans and Richardson

QR248, M43, 1989

A Practical Guide to Medically Important Fungi and The Diseases They Cause, Sugar and Lyman

RC 117, S84, 1997

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