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

"Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed...

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Main Author: Olsen, LeighAnne
Corporate Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Forum on Microbial Threats
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. National Academies Press c2011, 2011
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:"Fungal diseases have contributed to death and disability in humans, triggered global wildlife extinctions and population declines, devastated agricultural crops, and altered forest ecosystem dynamics. Despite the extensive influence of fungi on health and economic well-being, the threats posed by emerging fungal pathogens to life on Earth are often underappreciated and poorly understood. On December 14 and 15, 2010, the IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop to explore the scientific and policy dimensions associated with the causes and consequences of emerging fungal diseases."--Publisher's description
Physical Description:xxii, 465 p. ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) 23 cm
ISBN:9780309212267
030921226X