Slime, Molds and Fungi
By Elaine Pascoe
Beautiful photographs enhance the descriptions of this unlikely subject. From mushrooms to yeast, the organisms in this group are very important to the food system. Some cause damage; others are beneficial. All are essential to moving the composition cycle along. Producers work to control many fungi or to promote others. Some fungi can be fatal while others can provide life saving assistance such as the antibiotic penicillin. The book contains great science experiments and demonstrations, sources for supplies, further readings and an index.