Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Sub-division Myxomycotina: class Myxomycetes (The Slime Molds). 3. Sub-division eumycotina: the lower fungi (Phycomycetes). 4. Sub-division eumycotina: class zygomycetes. 5. Sub-division eumycotina: class chytridiomycetes. 6. Sub-division eumycotina: class plasmodiophoromycetes. 7. Sub-division eumycotina: Class Oomycetes. 8. Sub-division eumycotina (The Higher fungi): class ascomycetes (Sac fungi). 9. Sub-class euascomycetidae: series hymenoascomycetes: sub-series discomycetes.10. Sub-class euascomycetidae: series hymenoascomycetes: sub-series pyrenomycetes. 11. Sub-class euascomycetidae: series plectomycetes. 12. Sub-class hemiascomycetidae. 13. Higher fungi basidiomycetes (Club fungi). 14. Sub-class homobasidiomycetidae. 15. Sub-class heterobasidiomycetidae. 16. Class deuteromycetes (Fungi Imperfect). 17. Plant diseases. 18. Economic importance of fungi. 19. Viruses. 20. Bacteria. Glossary.
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