Mycosystema 1: 5-20, 1988


RECENT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN TECHNIQUES OF VALUE IN THE SYSTEMATICS OF FUNGFI

D.L. HAWKSWORTH and P.D. BRIDGE
CAB International Mycological Institute, Ferry Lane, Kew, Surrey TW9 3AF, UK.


ABSTRACT: Selected recent developments in techniques and approaches to the systematics of fungi are reviewed, including: electron microscopy; staining techniques; secondary metabolites; enzymes; serology; wall carbohydrates, fatty acids and quinones; chromosomes and nucleic acids; and numerical techniques. The current and future implications of these developments are discussed, and the formulation of multidisciplinary and multinational approaches are considered to have particular promise for the future.