Preface List of Contributors Molecular Biology and Growth 1. Molecular Aspects of Ageing: Facts and Perspectives, K. Esser 2. Fungal Growth and Development: a Molecular Perspective, J. G. H. Wessels 3. Importance of Siderophores in Fungal Growth, Sporulation and Spore Germination, G. Winkelmann Evolution and Phylogeny 4. Neoteny in the Phylogeny of Eumycota, H. Kreisel 5. Homologies and Analogies in the Evolution of Lichens, J. Poelt Importance in Ecosystems and to Man 6. Mycorrhizas in Ecosystems--Nature's Response to the "Law of the Minimum", D. J. Read 7. The Significance of Mycology in Medicine, O. Male 8. Aerobiology and Health: the Role of Airborne Fungal Spores in Respiratory Disease, J. Lacey 9. Lichens and Man, D. H. S. Richardson 10. Modified Amatoxins and Phallotoxins for Biochemical, Biological, and Medical Research, H. Faulstich 11. Mycology, Mycologists and Biotechnology, J. D. Miller Conservation and Education 12. Mycologists and Nature Conservation, E. Arnolds 13. The Teaching of Mycology, J. Webster IndexHawksworth, David L. is the author of 'Frontiers in Mycology: Honorary and General Lectures from the Fourth International Mycological Congress, Regensburg, Germany 1990' with ISBN 9780851986982 and ISBN 0851986986.