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Fungal diseases; an emerging threat to human, animal, and plant health; workshop summary.

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Fungal diseases; an emerging threat to human, animal, and plant health; workshop summary.

Forum on Microbial Threats. Ed. by LeighAnne Olsen et al.

National Academies Press

465 pages

$93.50

RA643

Scientists from biological, medical, and environmental fields look both at specific pathogens and hosts and at the role fungus plays in the world and the economy generally. The 80-page workshop overview is followed by 21 contributed papers on such topics as the emergence of Cryptococcus gattii in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest, surveillance for emerging diseases in wildlife, putting yellow rust into the perspective of the increased risk of global wheat rust pandemics, similarities and differences in fungal pathogenesis in plants and animals, the effect of the trade-mediated spread of amphibian chytrid on amphibian conservation, and the pan-European distribution of the bat white-nose

syndrome fungus. The workshop was held in December 2010, in Washington, DC. (A[c] Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

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