classic literature

truffler1635 at truffler1635 at
Sat Jan 8 12:27:17 EST 2000

In article <4.1.20000106212850.009855e0 at>,
  peggy.pollak at NAU.EDU (peggy pollak) wrote:
> Hi.  I'm teaching a new (for me) sophomore botany course this spring that
> will concentrate on reading.  I'm looking for "classic" review articles or
> "state-of-the-art" summaries.  If anyone can help I'd like to get citations
> for the following subjects:
> 	endosymbiosis-  something by Margulis that is not too lengthy but
> encapsulates her theory and potential problems with it
> 	evolution of rubisco - we discussed this earlier but I misplaced the citation
> 	rise of sap a la Canney (I have the Am Sci. work)
> 	recent developments in cell wall development (since Albesheim)
> 	cytoplasmic male sterility (since Sears work)
> 	secondary plant compounds
> 	life history strategies
> 	polyploidy
> 	plant hormones and tropisms
> 	gemetophytic selection (since or summarizing Mulcahy)
> 	incompatibility
> 	mycorrhizae
> 	addition suggestions?????
> Thanks in advance.
> Peg
> Dr. Peggy E. Pollak
> Senior Lecturer
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Northern Arizona University
> Flagstaff, AZ  86011-5640
> Phone:		520-523-9492
> FAX:		520-523-7500
> Email:		Peggy.Pollak at
> ---

In trying to give an overview while reducing the amount of reading
necessary, I'd suggest the first 10 pages of the introduction in "Key to
Spores of the Genera of Hypogeous Fungi of North Temperate Forests with
special reference to animal mycopahgy" by Michael A. Castellano, James
M. Trappe, Zane Maser and Chris Maser; available from Mad River Press
Inc., 141 Carter Lane, Eureka, CA 95501

This introduction also give a good summation of the importance of
mycorrhizae to animal life via mycophagy. Many, if not most, of
hypogeous fungi appear to be dependant upon animal life for dispersal,
especially voles, squirrels, mice and other small rodents.

Daniel B. Wheeler

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