IMI Technical Handbooks Series

The Preservation and Maintenance of Living Fungi Edition 2

August 1994
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  • Published
    1st August 1994
  • ISBN 9780851989020
  • Language English
  • Pages 132 pp.
  • Size 7.125" x 9.75"

This second edition has been extended to include new information and developments in the preservation of fungi but maintains the coverage of methodology as presented in the first edition published in 1983. The book enables readers to select suitable preservation procedures for their purposes, gives information on the growth and maintenance of fungi and provides the background to manage a collection of microorganisms both safely and effectively. The methods described are those in operation or experimented upon at IMI, and cover the simple to the more complex techniques. The methods listed are of use in all situations where living cultures of fungi are required, from teaching and research to industry and technology.

David Smith

David Smith has 44 years at CABI and is currently Director of Biological Resources with a long history of managing a living fungal collection; developing and managing projects on conservation and use of microorganisms having presented over 150 conference papers and 180 publications, including 2 books and 25 book chapters.