「Food and Indoor Fungi –Second edition」

Samson, Robert A., Jos Houbraken, Ulf Thrane, Jens C. Frisvad & Birgitte Andersen (2019)
Westerdijk Laboratory Manual Series No. 2
「Food and Indoor Fungi – 2nd edition

基本書として定評のあった「Introduction to Food- and Airborne Fungi」の全改定新版です。

「Fungal Biodiversity 2nd edition」 (菌類の多様性、第2版)
「CBS Biodiversity Series 9 The Genera of Hyphomycetes(不完全菌の属)」
Many new names, many new fungi, and new colour plates: The lab manual ‘Food and Indoor Fungi’ is fully updated. The 481 pages full colour guide is now available.

The new book is based on eight previous editions and all of them were needed to come to this edition. The biggest differences between the first edition and this new one are the use of the single name nomenclature system, the updated taxonomic schemes and the addition of various species descriptions.

Fungi are present in the built environment, where people spend major parts of their lives. When moisture is available, fungal growth causes material deterioration and affects the health of the occupants, including allergic reactions and infections (e.g. aspergillosis in hospital settings). Also, the relevance of fungal food contaminants and their mycotoxins is ever increasing. They cause losses worldwide, and are key responsible for food insecurity in tropical Africa and other developing countries. Furthermore, they affect food safety and health via the production of numerous mycotoxins, both pre- and post-harvest, in food and feed. The mycobiota of food and indoor environments are related.

The lab manual Food and Indoor Fungi (2nd edition, Westerdijk Institute) is a standard reference source for information on food and indoor fungi. Previous editions have been cited over 3000 times, indicating the relevance of this manual in the community studying indoor and food fungi. This book is especially suited for training people with different interests and backgrounds (e.g. students, indoor air specialists, hygienists, lab technicians, academics). The book is richly illustrated with more than 300 colour plates, most of them as full page. It also contains introductory texts to the genera, many keys to the important species and an index.

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