Mushrooms of Mississippi: And Other Fungi and Protists

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9780965538039: Mushrooms of Mississippi: And Other Fungi and Protists
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A compendium of over 200 species of naturally occuring macroscopic mushrooms and related fungi, MUSHROOMS OF MISSISSIPPI presents textual and photographic records on facing pages for quick and easy reference. Edible, poisonous, and hallucinogenic forms are described; the role of fungi in the environment, including saprobic and parasitic relationships, beneficial and harmful effects and habitats is documented.

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A native Mississippian, George H. Dukes, Jr., is a graduate of Mississippi College, the University of North Carolina, Louisiana State University, and the University of London, England, School of Tropical Medicine. Recently retired from college teaching and research, he lives in Rankin County, Mississippi. Teaching, research and publications in the biological sciences include botany, mycology, paleobotany, general and medical parasitology, and invertebrate zoology.


"A new species is described;" presumably a yeast-like organism

Dr. Meredith Blackwell, Boyd Professor of Biological Sciences, LSU -- Clarion-Ledger, June 21, 2001

"Mushrooms also have medical importance."

Dr. Martha Powell, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Alabama -- Clarion-Ledger, June 21, 2001

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